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Geoffrey Fiske (abt. 1426 - bef. 1504)

Geoffrey Fiske
Born about in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married before 1452 in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Died before before about age 78 in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Geoffrey Fiske, son of Simon Fiske and his first wife, was born about 1426 and died between 3 May 1504 and 13 May 1504 (date of his will and date of probate).[1]

He married first to woman whose name is unknown.[1] They had children:

  1. Simon, born c. 1452, died before 18 July 1505, married first ______, married second Joan ______[1]
  2. Master John, priest, born c. 1456, will proved 1536[1]
  3. Johane, born c. 1460, possibly married Lefechyld[1]
  4. Maryon, born c. 1464[1]
  5. Margaret, possibly married ___ Kempe[1]
  6. Geoffrey (some refer to as Richard), born c. 1472, married Alice Dalling[1]

Geoffrey married second to a woman named Margaret ______. Her will named her husband's children with no indication that they were her children,[1] so it as thought all of Geoffrey's children were with his frst wife.

Geoffrey's will dated 3 May 1504 was proved 13 May 1504.[1] His will names sons Jeffrey, John and Simon, and daughters Joan and Margery. His wife made her will the following day, May 4, and it was also proved on the 13th. Mentions John and Jeffrey Fiske, brothers, and appoints Rev. John Fiske executor.


03 MAY 1504 Laxfield, Co. Suffolk, England

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[1] (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.)'[2]

2nd Wife's Will

05 MAY 1504 Laxfield, Co. Suffolk, England

The Will of Margaret Fyske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, co. Suffolk], wife of Jaffrey Fyske of the same town.* [*-In Pierce's Fiske and Fisk Family, p. 36 (No.3), this testatrix is said to have made her will on 4 May 1504, the day after the date of her husband's will. But her husband, Jaffrey Fyske, in his will, dated 3 May 1504 (vide infra), makes no mention of his wife, and it is likely, therefore, that she was already dead or on the verge of death when he made his will. Both wills were proved 13 May 1504.] To be buried in Laxfeld churchyard. To the high altar of Denington [Dennington, co. Suffolk] 12d. To the high altar of Laxfeld 12d. To the Gild of Our Lady there 40d. To the Black Friars and Grey Friars of Dunwich [co. Suffolk] 40d. each. A reasonable stipend for a priest's service for the whole year. To Master John Fyske 10s. To Jaffrey, his brother, 6s. 8d. and a brass pan. To each godchild 4d. To Margaret Crspe, the wife of Jaffrey Cryspe, wheelwright, a brass pot. To John Baas of Denington the Younger 'a pot with a broke syde.' To Ele Warner of Enyngton my best cap. To Odeny Baas a harnessed girdle with a 'blew corse.' To Johane Lefechyld of Norwich 12d. To Isabel West a coat, etc. To Draper's wife my cloak. Executor and residuary legatee: Master John Fyske, to dispose for me to God's honour and pleasure and for the soul's health. Proved 13 May 1504 by Master John Fiske. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 4, fo. 135.)'[2]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 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, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1933) Page 33: Burials, Fressingfield: Jeffery Fisk 22 February [1603/4]. Page 369-70, Page 409-10. v.87 p.409
  • Pierce, Frederick. Fiske and Fisk Family (The Author, Chicago, Ill., 1896) Page 36

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Fiske-19 and Fiske-385 appear to represent the same person because: Dates, parents, spouse match.
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Rejected matches › Geoffrey Fiske (abt.1552-bef.1629)

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