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John Fortescue (1533 - 1607)

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Sir John Fortescue
Born in Shirburn and Stonor Place, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 1556 (to 1570) [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 1570 [location unknown]
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Died in Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 28 Apr 2019 | Created 25 Oct 2013
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John Fortescue was a member of aristocracy in England.

b. 1533, 1st s. of Sir Adrian Fortescue (exec. 1539) of Shirburn and Stonor Place, Oxon. by his 2nd w. Anne, da. of Sir William Reade of Boarstall, Bucks.; bro. of Thomas I. m. (1) c.1556, Cecily (d.1570), da. of Sir Edmund Ashfield of Ewelme, Oxon., 4s. inc. Francis, Thomas II and William 2da.; (2) Alice, da. of Christopher Smythe of Annables, Herts., 1da. suc. fa. 1539; rest. in blood 1551. Kntd. September 1592. Died 23 Dec 1607.

His heir, was Sir Francis Fortescue, husband of Grace, daughter of John Manners, of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire. His half-brother, Thomas Parry succeeded him as chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster.


  • Roger D. Sell, ‘Beaumont, Sir John, first baronet (c.1584–1627)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 4 May 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes " He (John Beamont) married at some time before August 1607, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Fortescue, officer of the queen's wardrobe, who frequently sheltered Catholic priests in his home in the gatehouse of the old Blackfriars priory."


I am a direct family member of both Nightingale and Parry.

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