Sir John Fortescue

Male 1380 - 1435  (~ 55 years)


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  1. 1.  Sir John Fortescue was born ~ 1380, Combe, Devonshire, England (son of William Fortescue, II and Elizabeth Beauchamp); died ~ 1435.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Meaux, France

    Notes:

    Sir John Fortescue (fl. 1422) of Shepham[2] (modern: Sheepham) in the parish of Modbury[3] in Devon, was appointed in 1422 by King Henry V as Captain of the captured Castle of Meaux, 25 miles north-east of Paris, following the Siege of Meaux during the Hundred Years' War.

    Biography

    He was a son of William Fortescue by his wife Elizabeth, who was a daughter of Sir John Beauchamp and a co-heiress of her brother Thomas Beauchamp of Ryme. She was the widow of Richard Branscombe.[4]

    He married Elinor Norries, daughter and heiress of William Norries[5] (alias Norreys) of Norreys in the parish of North Huish in Devon, by his wife, a daughter of Roger Colaton.[6] By Elinor, Fortescue had the following children:[4]

    Sir Henry Fortescue, eldest son and heir, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland, who married Jane Bozun, daughter of Edmond Bozun of Wood.[4]
    Sir John Fortescue (died 1479) of Ebrington in Gloucestershire, second son, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,[4] ancestor of the Fortescues of Filleigh and Weare Giffard in Devon, later Earl Fortescue of Castle Hill, Filleigh.[citation needed]
    Sir Richard Fortescue, third son, ancestor of the Fortescues of Punsborne in Hertfordshire, of Falkborne and of Seldon.[4]

    Fortescue monument

    On the south wall of the south aisle chapel ("Fortescue Chapel") of the parish church of Weare Giffard is affixed the Fortescue mural monument, erected in 1638[7] by Hugh Fortescue (1592-1661). It is dedicated to three generations of the Fortescue family, and mentions the family origins at Whympston and Sir John Fortescue, Captain of Meaux.

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    Sir John Fortescue1,2,3
    M, #35325, b. circa 1380, d. circa 1435
    Father William Fortescue4,3 b. c 1360, d. a 1411
    Mother Elizabeth Beauchamp4,3 b. c 1348, d. a 1411

    Sir John Fortescue was born circa 1380 at of Combe in Holbeton, Devonshire, England.3 He married Eleanor Norreys, daughter of William Norreys, Esq. and Eleanor Colaton, circa 1400 at of Devonshire, England; They had 3 sons (Sir Henry, Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland; Sir John; & Sir Richard).2,3 Sir John Fortescue died circa 1435; He married (2) before 12 November 1408 to Clarice.3

    Family

    Eleanor Norreys b. c 1376, d. b 12 Nov 1408

    Children

    Sir Henry Fortescue, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas+ d. a 1426
    Sir John Fortescue, Lord Chief Justice, Chancellor of England, Burgess for Tavistock, Totnes, & Plympton Erle+3 b. c 1402, d. b 18 Dec 1479
    Sir Richard Fortescue+5 b. c 1406, d. 1455
    Joan Fortescue+ b. c 1421

    Citations

    [S10927] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p. 541.
    [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 112.
    [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 7.
    [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 111.
    [S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 221.
    Eleanor Norreys1,2,3
    F, #35326, b. circa 1376, d. before 12 November 1408
    Father William Norreys, Esq.3 b. c 1352
    Mother Eleanor Colaton4,3 b. c 1354
    Eleanor Norreys was born circa 1376 at of Norreys in North Huish, Devonshire, England.3 She married Sir John Fortescue, son of William Fortescue and Elizabeth Beauchamp, circa 1400 at of Devonshire, England; They had 3 sons (Sir Henry, Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland; Sir John; & Sir Richard).2,3 Eleanor Norreys died before 12 November 1408.3
    Family
    Sir John Fortescue b. c 1380, d. c 1435
    Children
    Sir Henry Fortescue, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas+5 d. a 1426
    Sir John Fortescue, Lord Chief Justice, Chancellor of England, Burgess for Tavistock, Totnes, & Plympton Erle+3 b. c 1402, d. b 18 Dec 1479
    Sir Richard Fortescue+6 b. c 1406, d. 1455
    Joan Fortescue+ b. c 1421
    Citations
    [S10927] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p. 541.
    [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 112.
    [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 7.
    [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
    [S11577] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p., 541.
    [S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 221.

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    John married Eleanor Norreys ~ 1400, North Huish, Devonshire, England. Eleanor was born ~ 1376, Devonshire, England; died 12 Nov 1408. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Joan Fortescue was born ~ 1421, Wood, Devonshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Fortescue, IIWilliam Fortescue, II was born ~ 1345, Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Aft 1411, England.

    Notes:

    William Fortescue II
    Born about 1345 in Wympstone, Modbury, Devonshiremap
    Son of William Fortescue I and Alice (Strechleigh) Fortescue
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Husband of Elizabeth (Beauchamp) Fortescue married about 1374 [location unknown]
    Father of William Fortescue III and John Fortescue
    Died after 1410 in England

    Biography

    "He [William] was succeeded by his son William who had married, during his father's lifetime, Elizabeth Beauchamp daughter of Sir John Beauchamp of Ryme in Dorsetshire, great-grandon of Robert de Bello Campo or Beachamp Baron of Hatch in Somerset. She afterwards became a co-heiress with her sister Joan, wife of Sir Robert Chalons, to her brother Thomas Beauchamp of Ryme, who died without issue.

    "She was the widow, without children, of Richard Branscomb. There was an assignment of dower dated the Tuesday after the Feast of St. Martin, 18 Richard II., A.D. 1394, by John Martyn, probably a trustee, to William Fortescue, the younger, and Elizabeth his wife, over all the lands in Over-Aller which were the property of the aforesaid Richard Branscomb. This assignment was sealed with the Fortescue arms, with a crescent for difference.

    "In the year 1406, being the eighth year of King Henry IV., William Fortescue and Elizabeth his wife left their manor of Estecot, "juxta Otery beatae Mariae," to John Asshe and his wife for their lives.

    "I find in Hutchins' History of Dorsetchire the following particulars of the inheritance of Elizabeth and Joan Beachamp:--- "Ryme Intrinseca.--- This little Vill is situated on the borders of the co. of Somerset. It was the seat of Sir Humphrey Beauchamp, second son of Robert de Bello Campo, Baron of Hatch in Somersetshire, whose son Sir John, by the duaghter and heir of Sir Roger Novant, had issue Sir John Beachamp of Ryme, father of Thomas, who died issueless, leaving for his heirs his sisters, wedded to Sir Robert Chalons and John (William) Fortescue. The Fortescues do not seem to have possessed this manor long. William Fortescue was Lord of Wimpstone, in Devon."

    "The children by this marriage were two sons, William and John.

    "The family estates appear by this time to have grown to a considerable extent, increased from time to time by several marriages with heiresses. From the foregoing account of grants and portions it may be gathered that this William of Wympston, or Wimstone, possessed, besides that estate, lands in Holberton, Stechleigh, Forsan, Cokesland, Broke, Donstan, Tamerton, Smytheston, Wimpell, Thurveton, and Estecot, all of them, I believe, in South Devon; besides the manor of Ryme in Dorset, inherited from the Beauchamps. Upon his death the first offset from the main trunk of the tree of descent occurs; the eldest son William succeeding at Wimstone, and, as we shall presently see, becoming the origin of several branches of Fortescues; while the second son, John, although he inherited but a small portion of the paternal estates was, through his three sons, the source whence at least as many considerable houses sprang."[1]

    Sources

    Clermont, Thomas Fortescue, Lord. A History of the Family of Fortescue in All Its Branches, 2nd ed. (Ellis & White, London, 1880) Page 3
    Thomas (Fortescue) Lord Clermont, A History of the Family of Fortescue in All Its Branches, Second Edition, London (Ellis and White) 1880, pp. 5-6, quoted at The Ancestors of Gordon McCrea Fisher.

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    William married Elizabeth Beauchamp ~ 1370. Elizabeth was born ~ 1348, Ryme, Dorsetshire, England; died Aft 1411. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Beauchamp was born ~ 1348, Ryme, Dorsetshire, England; died Aft 1411.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Fortescue was born ~ 1380, Combe, Devonshire, England; died ~ 1435.