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Families covered: Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh, Fortescue of Ebrington, Fortescue of Fallapit, Fortescue of Filleigh, Fortescue of Husbands Bosworth, Fortescue of Punsburn, Fortescue of Salden, Fortescue of Wear Gifford, Fortescue of Wood

Sir John Fortescue 'of Wimpstone', Captain & Governor of Meaux (a 1424)
m. Eleanor Norreis (dau/heir of William Norreis)
1. Sir Henry Fortescue 'of Wood' (Chief Justice in Ireland)
  Having previously followed BE1883 & Commoners (Fortescue of Fallapit) in naming Sir Henry's wife as Joan, dau of _ Wood of Wood, we now (but still subject to review) follow Vivian in identifying her as ...
  m1. Jane Bozom (dau of Edmond Bozun of Wood)
  A. John Fortescue of Wood
  m. Elizabeth Tallance of Cornwall
i. William Fortescue of Wood (d 22.07.1520)
  m. Elizabeth Hingeston (dau of William Hingeston of Wonwell)
  a. Robert Fortescue of Wood (b c1482, 2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Dyllon (dau of Nicholas Dyllon of Chymwell)
  (1) Anthony Fortescue of Wood
  m. Ellen Waldron (dau of Humphry Waldron of Bradfield)
  (A) Joan Fortescue
  m. John Fortescue of Preston (d 1587)
  (2) Joan Fortescue
m. William Webber alias Gilbert of Churchtowe
  m2. Eleanor Sr. Lowe (dau of Sir John St. Lowe of Sutton St. Lowe)
  (3) Anne Fortescue
  m. William Morgan of St. George, Glamorganshire
  (4) Thomasin Fortescue
  b. Edward Fortescuee (dvpsp)
c. Margery Fortescue possibly the Margaret who married ...
  m. John Reynell of East Ogwell (b 1486)
  d. Joan Fortescue possibly the Joan who married ...
  m. John Wood alias Atwood of Harestone
  m2. _ Fallapit (dau of Nicholas Fallapit of Fallapit)
  B. Richard Fortescue of Fallapit
  m. Margaret Hill (dau of Robert Hill of Shilston)
  i. John Fortescue of Fallapit
  m. Margaret Hingston (dau of William Hingston of Wonwell)
  a. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Lewis Fortescue (baron of the Exchequer, son of John)
  Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  C. Margaret Fortescue
  m. Richard Strowde of Newnham (a 10.1464)
2. Sir John Fortescue of Ebrington, Lord Chancellor (a 1442, Chief Justice in England)
  m1/2. Elizabeth Stapleton (dau of Sir Miles Stapleton)
  m2/1. Isabella Jamys (dau/heir of John Jamys)
BE1883 and Commoners both report that Sir John married Elizabeth Stapleton (without mentioned Isabella Jamys) but BP1934 & Vivian identify his wife as Isabella Jamys (without mentioned Elizabeth Stapleton). We presume that he married both but are not sure which wife was the mother of Sir John's children but tend to support the view that it was Isabella Jamys as BP1934 & Vivian were both produced later than BE1883 & Commoners.
  A. Martin Fortescue of Ebrington, Filleigh and Wear Giffard (dvp 12.11.1472)
  m. (10.09.1454) Elizabeth Deynsell (dau of Richard Deynsell of Filleigh & Wear Gifford, m2. Sir Richard Pomeroy)
i. John Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Giffard, Sheriff of Devon (b 1460, d 02.06.1503)
  m. (1480) Jacqueta St. Leger (dau of Ralph/Randal St. Leger of Annerry)
  a. George Fortescue (b c1483-4, a 1503, dsp by 1505?)
  b. Bartholomew Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Giffard (d 12.09.1557)
  m. Ellen Moore (dau of Maurice Moore of Moore Hays)
  ii. William Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh (d 08.01.1547-8)
  m. Matilda (Maud) Atkyns (dau/heir of John Atkyns of Milton Abbot)
  a. John Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh (dvp 21.10.1520)
  m. Christian Arcott (dau of John Arcott or Arscott of Hollesworthy)
  (1) William Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh (b c1503, d before 06.04.1583)
  m. Anne Giffard (dau of Sir Roger Giffard of Brightleigh)
(2) John Fortescue
  (3) Anastacia Fortescue
  BE1883 identifies the daughter of this generation as Alice who m. John Farry. Commoners names her Alice but her husband as William Facye. Vivian names her Anastacia and shows that she married as follows:
  m1. _ Ebbsworthy
  m2. William Vacy of Vacy in Tamerton
  m3. _ Killiowe
  m4. William Estcott
  b. Jacquetta Fortescue
  m. William Dennis of Southcombe
  c.+ other issue - Edward, James, Margaret
  B. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. (1456) Edward Whalesborough
  C. Maude Fortescue
  m. (1445) Robert Corbet
3. (Sir) Richard Fortescue
  Vivian does not follow this line but identifies Sir Richard as ancestor of Fortescue of Punsborne, Falkborne & Seldon. Commoners (Fortescue of Fallafit) identifies him as "progenitor of Punsburn, in Herts, of Saldon, in Bucks, and of Faulkborne, in Essex". The following comes from BE1883 and Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Fortescue of Salden) though Visitation is confused with Richard's ancestry.
m1/2. Alice Wallter (of Windsor) (dsp) mentioned only by Visitation
  m2/1. Alice (Hallacomb (dau of Richard Hallacomb of Hallacomb) named Anne by Visitation
  A. Richard Fortescue
  i. Amelia Fortescue
  m. John Rolle of Stevenstone
  B. Sir John Fortescue of Punsburn or Pombery (and Salden)
  m. Alice Bullein (dau of Sir Jeffrey Bullein, Lord Mayor of London)
i. Sir John Fortescue of Punsburn, Sheriff of Hertford and Essex (a 1481)
  m. _ Speccott (dau of Sir Peter Speccott of Thornbury)
  a. Anthony Fortescue
  m. Eleanor or Ellen Walrond (dau of Humphrey Walrond of Bradfield)
  (1) Henry Fortescue, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (a 1563)
ii. Sir Adrian Fortescue (d 1539)
  m1. Anne Stonor (dau of William Stonor of Stonor)
  a. Margaret Fortescue (d before 12.05.1551)
  m. (c1520) Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord (b 1501, d 03.03.1550/1)
  b. Frances Fortescue
  m. Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (b 1513, dsp 03.02.1537)
  m2. Anne Rede (dau of Sir William Rede of Rockingham Castle)
  c. Sir John Fortescue of Salden House, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b 1533, d 23.12.1607)
BE1883 and Visitation disagree over this and the next generation. BE1883 shows Sir John's wives as Alice (dau of Edward Ashfield) and Eleanor (dau of Edward Hubbard), with 3 children by Eleanor: Sir Francis, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Sir John (ancestor of later owners of Salden), and Margery. Provisionally, but not least because Visitation includes reference to daughter Eleanor's husband's name being originally shown as Edward but that being crossed out, we follow Visitation but note that this should be viewed with some caution.
  m1. Cicely Ashfield (dau/coheir of Sir Edmund (probably not Christopher) Ashfield of Ewlin or Ewelme)
  (1) Sir Francis Fortescue of Salden, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (d 1623)
By following Visitation we may effectively be assuming that BE1883 was wrong in viewing Sir John as his brother rather than his son. Visitation, supported by TCP (Shrewsbury) and the Fortescue web site mentioned just below, shows Sir Francis's wife as ...
  m. Grace Manners (dau of Sir John Manners or Mannors of Netherhaddon of Haddon Hall)
  (A) Sir John Fortescue, 1st Bart of Salden (b 1592, d 09/1656 or 29.12.1656)
  m. Frances Stanley (dau of Sir Edward Stanley of Tong Castle)
  The following is supported by TCB (vol 2, Fortescue of Salden) with some details (particularly on the daughters) taken from www.fortescue.org.
  (i) Sir John Fortescue, 2nd Bart of Salden (bpt 13.07.1614, bur 14.06.1683)
  m1. Margaret Arundell (b 1620, d 1638, dau of Thomas, Lord Arundell of Wardour, by Ann Philipson)
  (a) Frances Fortescue
  m. (18.05.1652) Henry Benedict Hall of High Meadow
  (b) Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Broom Whorwood of Sandell Hall
  m2. Mary Stonor (dau of Sir William (not Walter) Stonor of Stonor by Elizabeth Lake)
  (c) Sir John Fortescue, 3rd Bart of Salden (b 1644, dsp 1717)
(d)+ other issue - William (b 1645, dsp), Lucy (d young)
  m3. Elizabeth Wintour (d 1674, dau of Sir John Wintour (Windour) of Lydney by Mary Howard)
  (f)+ other issue (d young) - Dorothy (b 1664), Elizabeth (b 1666), Lucy (d 1669)
  (ii) Sir Edward Fortescue (d 14.02.1662)
  m1. Frances Brooke (dau of Robert Brooke by Joan)
  m2. Mary Reresby (dau of Gilbert Reresby)
  (a) Francis Fortescue
  ((1)) Sir Francis Fortescue, 4th Bart of Salden (b c1662, dsp 09.11.1729)
  m. (before 07.05.1713) Mary Huddleston (d before 08.02.1744/5, dau of Henry Huddleston of Hawston by Mary Bastock)
  (b)+ 1 son and 4 daughters
  (iii)+ other issue - John, Frances, Grace
  (B) William Fortescue of Husbands Bosworth
  m. Anne Webbe (dau of John Webbe of London)
  The following comes from Commoners (vol 2, Turvile of Husband's Bosworth). It is a presumption that William & Anne were parents of ...
(i) Charles Fortescue of Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire (d 1684)
  m. Frances Bodenham (d 1684)
  (a) Charles Fortescue of Husbands Bosworth (d 1732)
  m. Elizabeth Login of Idbury
  ((1)) Francis Fortescue of Husbands Bosworth (dsp)
  ((2)) Maria Alathea Fortescue of Husband's Bosworth (d unm 1763)
  (b) Frances Fortescue
  m. William Turvile
  (C) Mary Fortescue (bur 06.01.1635/6)
  m. John Talbot, 10th Earl of Shrewsbury (d 08.02.1653-4)
(D) Dorothy Fortescue (dsp 04.11.1617)
  m. Robert Throckmorton (d 16.01.1650)
  (E)+ other issue - Adryan, Francis
  (2) Eleanor Fortescue
  m. Sir Francis Hubbert or Hubbard
  (3) Dorothy Fortescue
  m. Robert Throckmorton
(4)+ other issue - Sir William (dsp), Robert (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Elizabeth
  m2. Alice Smith (dau of Christopher Smith or Smyth of Annabels)
  (8) Mary or Margery Fortescue (b c1579, d 19.03.1613)
  m. Sir John Pulteney of Misterton
  d. Thomas Fortescue
  e. Sir Anthony Fortescue
  m. Catherine Pole (dau of Sir Jeffrey Pole of Lordington, Sir Anthony's niece)
  (1) John Fortescue
  f. Mary Fortescue
  m. William Norris (son of John of Fyfield)
  g. Elizabeth Fortescue
  m. Sir Thomas (not William) Bromley, Lord Chancellor of England (d 1587)
  iii. Mary Fortescue (d 11.05.1546) apparently of this generation
  m1. John Stonor (dsp)
  m2. Anthony Fettiplace of Swinbrook (d 23.12.1510)
  m3. Sir Thomas Englefield of Englefield (Speaker of the House of Commons)
  C. Elizabeth Fortescue dau of Sir Richard of Punsbourne, possibly fits here
  m. Sir John Croker of Lineham, Devon (d 14.03.1508)

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Fortescue) with support from BE1883 (Fortescue of Clermont), BP1934 (Fortescue), Commoners (vol 2, Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh) and as reported above
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