Geoffrey Fiske was born about 1426, in Laxfield, Suffolk, England.
3. JEFFREY FISKE (Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., --; m. Margaret --, d. 1504. His will is dated May 3, 1504, and proved May 13, 1504. Mentions sons Jeffrey, John and Simon, and daus. Joan and Margery.
His wife made her will the following day, May 4, and it was proved the 13th. Mentions John and Jeffrey Fiske, brothers, and appoints Rev. John Fiske executor. He d. May 1504; res. Laxfield, Eng.
'Geoffrey Fisk, of Laxfield, co. Suffolk, 1472, 1477, 1496, 1499, a legatee in his father's will in 1463, the testator of 3 May 1504 (Will No. 6) , born about 1442, died between 3 May 1504 and 13 May 1504, when his will was proved by Master John Fyske, his son.
He married Margaret ---, who was probably dead when her husband made his will, her own will (Will No. 5) , undated, being proved by her son, Master John Fyske, on the same day as his father's will, 13 May 1504.'
b. Laxfield; m. Margaret ---, d. 1504. His will is dated May 3, 1504, and proved May 13, 1504. Mentions sons Jeffrey, John, and Simon, and daughters Joan and Margery.
His wife made her will the following day, May 4, and it was proved....
03 MAY 1504 Laxfield, Co. Suffolk, England
'6. The Will of Jaffrey Fyske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, co. Sufoflk], dated 3 May 1504. To be buried in Laxfeld parish. To the high altar there, for ththes forgotten, 3s. 4d. To the repair of the parish church 6s. 8d. To the repair of the bell 3s. 4d. To the repair of the Chapel of Our Lady in said parish and for arrear[s] of some rents pertaining to said chapel 6s. 8d. To Our Lady's Gild in Laxfeld 3s. 4d. Bequests to the Friars of Dunwich and Orford [co. Suffolk]. To my son, Master John Fyske, to sing for me a year after my decease, a sufficient stipend. To the poor in Laxfeld 10 s. To the mending of foul ways 20s. To each godchild 12d. To each 'Bell chyld of myne' 12d. To my daughter Johane 5 marks. To my daughter Maryon (No.3) gives this name as Margery.)6s. 8d. To Margaret Kempe a heifer. My house and land are to be sold, except a pightle bought of Nicholas Baas, [which is] to be sold him at a 'meone' price. My son Jeffrey is to have the first purchase and within 40s of any other.
'Nevertheless I am otherwise counselled by my other children wherefore finally I put it to the discrescion of my executors & specially my son Master John Jyske to say how my son Jeffrey shall pay.' He who purchases my place is to have the stock of 'beys' [i.e., bees] there lying and to pay 2 obs. wax to the light before the crucifix in Laxfeld church as long as the stock shall endure, if so much increase of wax come yearly off the said stock. Executors and residuary legatees: my sons Master John Fyske and Symond Fyske, to dispose to the health of my soul; and to each of them 6s. 8d. Proved 13 May 1504 by Master John Fyske, with power reserved to Simon Fyske. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 4, fo.134.)'
↑ Hyde, Myrtle Stevens, "A Re-Examination of the Fiske Family of Suffolk, England, Ancestral of Some Early New England Families", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 170, p. 230
Hyde, Myrtle Stevens. A Re-Examination of the Fiske Family of Suffolk, England, Ancestral to Some Early New England Families, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2016) Vol. 170, WN. 680, Page 339.
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