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Nicholas Fiske (1515 - bef. 1569)

Nicholas Fiske
Born in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married before 1552 in Suffolk, Englandmap
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Died before before age 54 in Dennington, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Nicholas was the son of Geoffrey/Richard and Alice Dalling Fiske; he was born ca 1515 in Laxfield. He married Joan Crispe, daughter of William and Ann Goldbold Crispe. He had six children.[1][2]

'Nicholas Fiske appears on the Laxfield muster roll in 1543, and was taxed 3d. at Laxfield in 1542-1544. In the subsidy of 1567-68 he was taxed 2s. 8d. at Dennington, on lands valued at L2, and 9s. 4d. at Laxfield, on lands valued at L4."[3]

Nicholas' will is dated Aug. 20, 1569; proved Sept. 28, 1569 and was witnessed by John Fiske. In his will he named his wife Johane, his father-in-law, William Crispe of Laxfield, his four children, Rachel, Ester, Mary, and Martha, his son William and his (the testator's) wife Johane, William's mother, and his (the testator's) son Amos Fiske.[2]


  1. Amos b ca 1544; m Mary Gyrlynge
  2. Rachel b ca 1546; probably died young
  3. Esther b ca 1548; died unmarried
  4. Mary b ca 1550; m __ Fisher of Syleham
  5. Martha b ca 1552
  6. William b ca 1553; died by 1580 with a wife and children - See Ashley Jones comment on dob.


  1. Myrtle Stevens Hyde. "A Re-Examination of the Fiske Family of Suffolk, England Ancestral to Some Early New England Families" (continued) in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 170 no. 4 (October 2016): pages 339-346.$)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Genealogical Research in England (see Ashley Jones comment: William, was almost certainly of age at the time of his father's will, and therefore older than his sisters. William's profile has the correct age data). The Fiske Family. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 88, 1934. Page 144. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
  3. Fiske and Fisk family : being the record of the descendants of Symond Fiske, lord of the manor of Stadhaugh, Suffolk County, England, from the time of Henry IV to date, including all the American members of the family (1896) p.44

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The 1997 article clarifies that Johan was almost certainly the mother of all the children. Nicholas' son, William, was of age at the time of his father's will, and therefore older than his sisters. William's profile has the correct age data. The bio and list of children should be adjusted here to match that inference.
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