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Families covered: Fortescue of Cookhill, Fortescue of Preston, Fortescue of Spridleston, Fortescue of Wheethley, Fortescue of Wood
[Parts of this page were first included within Fortescue01. They were moved here to faciliate expansion.]

William Fortescue of Preston, Devon (d 01.02.1519-20)
m. Elizabeth Champernon (dau of Richard Champernon)
1. Henry Fortescue of Preston (b c1492, d 03.05.1567)
  m1. Elizabeth St. Maur (dau of William St. Maur of Northmolton (North Melton))
  A. John Fortescue of Preston (b c1517, d 11.04.1587)
  BE1883 (Fortescue of Clermont), which supports the above connection but ends with this generation, reports that John's wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wood. Vivian identifies her as ...
m. Joane Fortescue (dau/heir of Anthony Fortescue of Wood)
  i. William Fortescue of Preston (d 29.01.1598-9)
  m1. _ Fulford (dsp, dau of Sir John Fulford of Fulford)
  m2. Margaret Francis (dau of John Francis of Combflory)
  a. Francis Fortescue of Preston (b c10.1590, d c06.04.1649)
m. Elizabeth Speckott (dau of Sir John Speckott of Thornbrough)
  (1) Sir Peter Fortescue of Wood (in Woodleigh), Bart (bur 14.08.1685, 3rd son)
  The following is partly supported by TCB (vol 4, Fortescue of Woodleigh).
  m1. (12.01.1645/6) Bridget Eliot (bpt 26.04.1620, bur 16.06.1663, dau of Sir John Eliot of Port Eliot by Radigund Gedie)
  (A) Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. (c05.1667) John Turberville of Golden, Somerset (a 1695)
  (i) Fortescue Turberville (a 1701) had issue
  m. Bridget Fortescue (dau of Sir Peter Fortescue) @@ just below
  (ii) Amy Turberville
  (B)+ other issue - John (b 1647-8, a 06.1666, dvp), Peter (bur 09.02.1664-5)
m2. (21.11.1669) Amy Courtenay (bur 04.12.1700, dau of Peter Courtenay of St. Michael Penkivel, widow of Sir Peter Courtenay of Trethurfe)
  (D) Amy Fortescue (dsp)
  m. John Fortescue of Penwarne
  (E) Bridget Fortescue
  m. Fortescue Turbervillle @@ just above
  (F)+ other issue - Peter (bpt 14.10.1674, bur 15.10.1674), Mary (bpt 30.11.1674, bur 23.05.1698)
  (2) Anne Fortescue
  m. Edward Eliot of Trebursey
  (3)+ other issue (a 1620) - John (bpt 26.06.1616, dsp), William (bpt 25.03.1618, dsp bur 23.08.1697), Francis (a 1649, dsp), Elizabeth (b c1618), Dorothy (a 1649)
  b. Margaret Fortescue (b c1592)
  m. George Reynell
  c. Ellinor Fortesecue (b c1594)
  m. (c02.1624-5) Richard Webber alias Gilbert of West Allington
d.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Kate
  ii. Henry Fortescue of Wood (bur 20.03.1621-2)
  m. (05.06.1586) Susanna Harrys (bur 10.07.1638, dau of Edward Harrys)
  a. Agnes Fortescue (bpt 14.07.1588)
  m. (02.12.1615) Robert Tuckerman
  b.+ other issue - John (bur 04.06.1592), Philip (bur 22.06.1599), Arthur (bpt 28.02.1595-6), Edward (bpt 26.09.1602, bur 07.01.1663-4)
iii. Tristram Fortescue
  iv. Ellen Fortescue
  m. Charles Champernowne
  B. Isabella Fortescue
  m. John Copleston of Bowden
  C. Joan Fortescue
m. John Kelly of Kelly (d 05.1481) ?? date looks very odd!!
  D. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Simon Worth of Worth
  E. Catherine Fortescue
  m. William Somaster of Painsford (d 1589)
  F. Mary Fortescue
  m2. Anna
2. Jane Fortescue
  m. John Cobleigh of Brightley
3. Isabell Fortescue
  m. Robert Dillon of Chimwell
4. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Richard Moyle of Bake
5.+ other issue - William, Richard



John Fortescue of Spridlestone or Spirelston, Devon
m. Alice Cookworthy (dau of John Cookworthy)
1. Richard Fortescue of Spridlestone or Spirelston
  m. Elizabeth Knolles (d 25.10.1550, dau/coheir of Robert Knolles of North Mimes)
  A. John Fortescue (b c1516)
  m. Florence Vivian (dau of John Vivian of Trelowarren)
  i. John Fortescue of Spridleston (d 29.01.1601-2)
  m. Joan Shapleigh (dau of Robert Shapleigh)
  a. John Fortescue of Spridleston (b c1580, d 02.02.1611-2)
m. _ Pitt
  (1) John Fortescue of Spridleston (b c1610)
m. Joan (bur 10.02.1679-80)
  (A) Edward Fortescue of Spridleston (bur 24.05.1702)
  m. (13.06.1667) Dorothy Crossing (dau of Richard Crossing)
  (i) Elizabeth Fortescue (bpt 17.08.1669)
  m. (26.12.1690) John Harewood of Tamerton Folliott
  (ii) Dorothy Fortescue (bpt 06.01.1670-1)
  m. (16.05.1695) Phineas Anthony of Exeter
  (iii) Joanna Maria Fortescue (b[t 15.03.1671-2)
  m. (17.12.1694) Nicholas Webb of Landulph
  (iv) Rebecca Fortescue (bpt 08.01.1676)
  m. (15.05.1697) George Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh
  (v)+ other issue - John (bpt 14.05.1668), Edward (bpt 11.11.1673), Edward (bpt 05.02.1677-8), Richard (bpt 03.03.1678-9), Honor (bpt 25.09.1675)
  BHO (Magna Brittania, vol 6: Devonshire, General history: Gentry) reports that the wife of George Fortescue (uncle of the Master of the Rolls 'of Buckland Filleigh') was the heiress of Spridleston (sb coheiress). This was clearly the above-mentioned Rebecca. This indicates that none of these sons survived with issue.
(B) Joan Fortescue
  m. (03.05.1670) Abraham Sherwell of Plymouth
  (C) Sophia Fortescue
  m. (03.05.1682) William Strode
  (D)+ other issue - John (bur 14.110.1669), Nicholas (bur 10.05.1671)
  b. Edward Fortescue
  c. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Zachary Blackaller
  d. Jone Fortescue possibly of this generation
  m. John Hext of Kingston
  ii. Robert Fortescue
  a. John Fortescue
  iii. Mary Fortescue
  m. Peter Parnell
  iv. Honor Fortescue
  m. Thomas Coffin
  v. Margaret Fortescue
  m. John Cole
  vi. Mary Fortescue
  m. _ Symonds of Halberton
  vii.+ other issue - Richard (d c1580), Elizabeth, Barbara
  B. Humphrey Fortescue
2. Nicholas Fortescue of Wethell (d 28.08.1549, Groom Porter to Henry VIII)
Vivian identifies Nicholas as ancestor of Cook Hill & Alveston, Warwickshire. The following comes from Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, Fortescue) with some support from VCH (Warwickshire, vol 3: Barlichway, Parishes: Weethley).
  m. Katherine Skinner (dau of Robert Skinner)
  A. William Fortescue of Cookhill & Weethley (d 1605)
  m. Ursula Newporte
  i. Sir Nicholas Fortescue of Cookhill & Weethley (d 1633)
  m. Prudence Wheatley (dau of William Wheatley of Holcombe)
  a. William Fortescue of Cookhill & Weethley (d 1649)
  m. Jane Wylde (dau of Thomas (not Sir John) Wylde of Worcestershire)
  (1)+ issue - John, Francis, son, Mary
  Visitation ends with this generation as does VCH (Weethley). VCH (Worcestershire, vol 3, Parishes: Inkberrow) provides some information on what is probably this line - John (d 1692), William (d 1706), John (d 1764), John (b c1722, d 1808, Captain) - but the linkeage is not confirmed.
  b. Francis Fortescue
  m. Frances Payton (dau of Sir John Payton of Cambridgeshire)
  (1) Francis Fortescue
  (2) Nicholas Fortescue
This may possibly be the Nicholas, son of Francis of Cookhill, who married ...
  m. Mary Low (d 11.01.1668-9, dau of Reynes Low of Clifton Reynes) LOWE03
  c. Edmond Fortescue
  m. Frances Bridges (dau of Lord Chadoys?)
  (1)+ 2 daughters
  d. Martha Fortescue
  m. Nicholas Lewes (son of Sir Edward of Wales)
  e.+ other issue - Nicholas, John, Prudence
  B. Mabell Fortescue
3. Lewis Fortescue of Fallapit (d before 23.10.1545, judge, baron of the exchequer, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Fortescue (a 1545, dau/heir of John Fortescue of Fallapit)
4. Anthony Fortescue (Marshal of the Army in Ireland)
5. Nicholas Fortescue (dsp before 13.09.1550, 2nd of the name)
  m. Elizabeth Sture (d 1563)
6. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. John Acland of Acland
7. Jone Fortescue mentioned by Vivian (Cornwall)
  m. John Hext

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Fortescue) with, for the lower section, a little support from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, Fortescue) plus input/support as reported above
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