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William Fiske (abt. 1424 - bef. 1504)

William Fiske
Born about in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died before before about age 80 in Laxfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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William Fiske, son of Simon and his first wife, was born about 1424[1]

b. Stadhaugh, County Suffolk, England; m. Joan Lynne, of Norfolk. He was of Stadhaugh, and lived during the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., Richard III., and Henry VII. He d. before his wife, for Joan Fiske, late wife of William, of Laxfield, made her will July 15, 1504, which was proved Feb. 28, 1505. Mentions her sons John, Augustine, and Simon, son's wife Anne, and daughters Margery and Margaret. appoints Sir John Fiske, son of John Fiske, and her son Simon executors. He d. about 1504. Res. Laxfield.[2]

  1. Thomas, b. in England; m. Anne --.
  2. William, b. in England; m. Joan --.
  3. Augustine, b. in England; m. Joan --.
  4. Simon, b. in England; m. Elizabeth --.
  5. Robert, b. in England; m. -- and Joan --.
  6. John, b. in England; m. --.
  7. Margery, b. in England.
  8. Margaret, b. in England.[3]


15 JUL 1504, All Saints Church, Laxfield, Suffolk, England references "New. Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register" vol. 87 pp 367--374 "Fiske Genealogy" Pierce p. 36

Burial: Church of All Saints Laxfield Mid Suffolk District Suffolk, England[4]


  1. Myrtle Stevens Hyde. "A Re-Examination of the Fiske Family of Suffolk, England Ancestral to Some Early New England Families" in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 170 no. 3 (July 2016): pages 223-232.$)
  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.36
  4. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 May 2020), memorial page for William Fiske (1435–1504), Find A Grave: Memorial #123519678, citing All Saints Churchyard, Laxfield, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by Robert DeVowe (contributor 48224154) .
  • Burke's Peerages and Baronetage, Fiske and Richardsons genealogy.
  • Fiske Family Papers, Series: Private Abbreviation: Fiske Family Papers Author: Ffisk, Henry Publication: Fletcher and Son, Ltd., Castle Works, Norwich, 1902
  • Hyde, Myrtle Stevens. A Re-Examination of the Fiske Families 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 679, Page 229
  • visitation of Suffolk Page 191: Fiske

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Need a better source for LNAB of his wife. Most recent research (2016) calls her Joan _____. Please consider changing her LNAB to Unknown. Thx!
posted by Traci Thiessen May be the right person. The link on this profile to FAG is broken.
posted by Carl Dickason II
It was not uncommon to use more than one alternative names. Both are shown for the sake of clarity. There are a great many examples of this custom from that era.
posted by Tim Perry
Wouldn't have had two given names at this time.
posted by C. Mackinnon
William's Will, dated 15 July 1504, and proven 28 February 1505.
posted by Tim Perry
William married Joan circa 1443.
posted by Tim Perry
Fiske-1095 and Fiske-25 appear to represent the same person because: Simple duplication, same spouse, same issue.
posted by Tim Perry

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