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.
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