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Simon Fiske (abt. 1452 - bef. 1505)

Simon Fiske
Born about in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Died before before about age 53 in Freston, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Simon Fiske, son of Geoffrey Fisk and his first wife, was born about 1452.[1]

Simon, of Freston, co. Suffolk, a residuary legatee and an executor of his father's will, the testator of 26 June 1505 (Will No. 8), d. between 25 June 1505 and 18 July 1505, when his will was proved; m. Joan ----, who was living when he made his will. His brother, Master John Fiske, was named as supervisor in his will. He had lands in Freston, in Dersham [? Dereham, co. Norfolk], and in Westleton, co. Suffolk. Children: 1. A daughter \\ 2. A daughter unmarried and under twenty on 25 June 1505. 3. A daughter / Perhaps other children.'[2]

The Will of Symon Fiske of Freston [co. Suffolk], being 'of good and hole mynd,' dated 25 June 1505. My soul to God, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Freston. Legacies to the high altar, to the reparation of the church, to the high altar of Dersham, to the repair of the same church, to the Black Friars of Donwych pDonwich, co. Suffolk], to the Grey Friars there, and to the Friars of Orford [co. Suffolk]. To my brother, Master John Fyske, 10 marks, to sing for my soul and my friends' souls for a year. To each godchild 12d. To John Sparke, my servant, a 'coombe' of rye. To Thos. Sewalle, my servant, 40d. To Alys Coke, servant, a sheep. To Mother Reynolde a half 'comb' of malt. My wife Joan is to have my tenement in Dersham and lands in Dersham and Westylton [Westleton, co. Suffolk], and all household stuff, kine, ewes, etc., on condition that my children have meat, dring and clothing til they be able to go to service and that she make no claim for dower. On my wife's death th household goods [are to be divided] between my children. Each of my three daughters is to have fice marks at marriage or [at the age of] twenty years. My house in Freston and lands are to be sold to carry out my will. The residue [is to be used] to pay my debts, etc., and any overplus [is to be used] for the good of my soul. Executors: Robert Knyts of Gt. [Great] Glemham and Richard Umfrey of Medylton [Middleton, co. Suffolk]. Supervisor: my brother, Master John Fyske. To each of them 10s. and their costs and labor 'accordyng to Ryght.' Proved 18 July 1505 by the executors. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich, co. Norfolk], Register Garnon, fo.58.)'[3]


  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. New England Historical and Genealogical Register v.87; G. Andrews Moriarty; 1933; p370
  3. New England Historical and Genealogical Register v.86; G. Andrews Moriarty; 1932; p410-11

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