Sir John Fortescue

Male 1380 - 1435  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name John Fortescue 
    Title Sir 
    Born ~ 1380  Combe, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Meaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died ~ 1435  [1, 2
    Person ID I48036  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2017 

    Father William Fortescue, II,   b. ~ 1345, Modbury, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1411, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Beauchamp,   b. ~ 1348, Ryme, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1411  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married ~ 1370  [2, 3
    Family ID F17696  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Norreys,   b. ~ 1376, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1408  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married ~ 1400  North Huish, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Joan Fortescue,   b. ~ 1421, Wood, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F17695  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1380 - Combe, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Meaux, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1400 - North Huish, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S10678] "Joan Fortescue" profile, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Friday, March 17th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee,.

    2. [S10680] "Sir John Fortescue" profile, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Friday, March 17th, 2017 by David A. Hennes.

    3. [S10681] "John Fortescue (Captain of Meaux)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Friday, March 17th, 2017 b.

    4. [S10770] "Janet Elizabeth BOSOME" pedigree, accessed, downloaded & published March 30th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, info@classro.