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Families covered: Fortescue of Castle Hill, Fortescue of Combe, Fortescue of Credan, Fortescue of Filleigh, Fortescue of Ware (Wear Gifford)

Bartholomew Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Giffard (d 12.09.1557)
m. Ellen Moore (dau of Maurice Moore of Moore Hays)
1. Richard Fortescue of Filleigh and Ware, Sheriff of Devon (b c1517, d 30.06.1570)
  m. Joan Moreton of Kent
A. Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh, Sheriff of Devon (b 1544-5, d 01.08.1600)
  m. Elizabeth Chichester (bur 07.05.1630, dau of Sir John Chichester of Raleigh, sister of Sir Arthur)
  i. John Fortescue of Filleigh (d 29.03.1605)
  m. Mary Speccot (bur 11.04.1637, dau of Humphry Speccot of Thornbury)
  a. Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh (bpt 14.01.1592-3, d 1661)
  m. (02.02.1612-3) Mary Rolle (d 03.03.1648-9, dau of Robert Rolle of Heanton Sackville)
(1) Robert Fortescue of Filleigh (bpt 14.09.1617, d before 05.01.1676-7, Colonel, 2nd son)
  BE1883 suggests that Robert left no issue but Vivian shows that he had (surviving) issue as shown.
  m1. (20.02.1644-5) Grace Granville (dau of Sir Bevill Granvill of Stow)
  (A) Grace Fortescue
  m. Sir Halswell Tynte, 1st Bart of Halsewell (d 1702)
  m2. Susannah Northcote (d before 13.10.1679, dau of Sir John Northcote)
  (B) Elizabeth Fortescue (b 15.12.1658, d 05.09.1693)
  m. George Horner
  (C)+ other issue (d young) - Robert (bpt 21.08.1663, bur 18.09.1663), Susanna (bpt 23.03.1661-2), Jane (bpt 20.12.1664)
  (2) Arthur Fortescue of Penwarne (b 06.12.1622, bur 12.04.1693)
  m. Barbara Elford (dau of John Elford of Sheepstor)
(A) Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Gifford (bpt 02.06.1665, d 25.11.1719)
  m1. Bridget Boscawen (d 1708, dau of Hugh Boscawen of Tregothnan by Margaret Clinton)
  (i) Sir Hugh Fortescue, 1st Lord of Castle Hill, Earl Clinton (b c1695, d unm 02/3.05.1751)
  (ii)+ other issue (d unm) - Theophilus (b 1707, a 1745, dsp, MP), Boscawen (b 1701, d 1717), others (d young - Arthur, William, Robert, Arthur), Margaret (d 14.03.1760)
m2. Lucy Aylmer (d 18.02.1767, dau of Matthew Aylmer, 1st Lord)
  (ix) Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Lord of Castle Hill (b 31.03.1719, d 10.07.1785)
  m. (08.06/7.1752) Anne Campbell (d 26.05.1812, dau of John Campbell of Cawdor & Stackpole Court)
  (a) Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue (b 12.03.1753, d 16.06.1841)
  m. (10.05.1782) Hester Grenville (d 13.11.1847, dau of George Grenville, Prime Minister)
  ((1)) Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (b 13.02.1783, d 14.09.1861) had issue
m1. (04.07.1817) Susan Ryder (d 30.07.1827, dau of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby)
  m2. (26.07.1841, sp?) Elizabeth Geale (d 04.05.1896, dau of Piers Geale)
  ((2)) George Matthew Fortescue of Boconnoc and Dropmore (b 21.05.1791, d 24.01.1877) had issue
  m. (19.02.1833) Louisa Elizabeth Ryder (d 09.01.1899, dau of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby)
  ((3)) John Fortescue (b 05.05.1796, d 03.01.1869, canon of Worcester) had issue
  m. (13.04.1842) Sophia Nevile (d 29.12.1868) Rev. Henry Nevile)
  ((4)) Hester Fortescue (b 17.12.1784, d 17.12.1873)
  m. (1804) Peter King, 7th Lord (b 31.08.1775, d 04.06.1833)
  ((5)) Catherine Fortescue (b 30.08.1786, d 17.04.1854)
  m. (24.06.1820) Newton Fellows, formerly Wallop, 4th Earl of Portsmouth (b 26.06.1772, d 09.01.1854)
  ((6)) Anne Fortescue (d 28.02.1864)
  m. (03.09.1814) George Wilbraham of Delamere House (b 08.03.1779, d 24.01.1852)
((7)) Mary Fortescue (d 12.08.1874)
  m. (15.02.1823) Sir James Hamlyn Williams, 3rd Bart (d 10.05.1866)
  ((8)) Eleanor Fortescue (d unm 1847)
  ((9)) Elizabeth Fortescue (d 27.01.1867)
  m. (27.12.1830) William Reginald Courtenay, 12th Earl of Devon (d 18.11.1888)
(b) Matthew Fortescue (b 12.04.1754, d 09.11.1842, Captain RN)
  m1. (01.11.1778) Henrietta Archer (dau of Col. _ Archer)
  ((1)) Matthew Fortescue of Belvedere (b 1786, d 14.08.1852) had issue
  m. (12.10.1811) Erskine Christie (d 28.10.1868, dau of James Christie of Durie)
  ((2)) William Fortescue (d 13.09.1856, cleric) had issue
  Vivian shows William a generation earlier, as Matthew's younger brother rather than his son. Provisionally we follow BP1934 in showing him here.
m1. (06.02.1819) Isobel Barclay Christie (d 11.10.1826, dau of James Christie of Durie)
  m2. (18.02.1832, sp) Elizabeth Gould (dau of Rev. Robert Freke Gould)
  m2. (06.06.1795) Henrietta Hoare (d 05.09.1841, dau of Sir Richard Hoare, Bart)
  ((3)) Henry Fortescue of Beckenham (b 10.08.1796, d 06.12.1875, Comm. RN) had issue
  m. (02.11.1824) Caroline Russell (d 06.03.1869, dau of Sir Henry Russell, 1st Bart)
  (c)+ other issue - Humphry (d 1841), Sophia (d 1833), Ann (a 1780)
  (x) Lucy Fortescue (d 19.01.1746)
m. (15.06.1742) George Lyttleton, 1st Lord (d 22.08.1773)
  (B) John Fortescue 'of Penwarne', Sherif of Cornwall (bpt 02.09.1668, a 1741, dsp)
  m. Amy Fortescue (dau of Sir Peter Fortescue of Wood)
  (C) Arthur Fortescue (bpt 1673, bur 10.10.1735)
  m. Dinah Verman (dau of John Verman of Lamorran)
  (i) John Fortescue (bpt 02.09.1713, dsp 1776)
  m. Mary Anne Williams (dau of John Williams of Trehane)
  (D) Joseph Fortescue 'of Filleigh' (bpt 1675) had issue
m1. ??
  m2. Joanna Gay (dau of William Gay of Barnstaple)
  (3) Hugh Fortescue (bpt 20.5.1623) ancestor of Fortescues of Essex
  (4) Edmund Fortescue of London and Brierton (bpt 02.06.1628, a 1676, 6th son)
  The following is supported by TCP (Fortescue of Credan).
  m. (10.1666) Sarah Aland (dau of Henry Aland of Waterford)
  (A) Edmond Fortescue, later Fortescue-Aland (d unm 08.1704)
  (B) Sir John Fortescue, later Fortescue-Aland, 1st Lord of Credan (b 07.03.1670, d 19.12.1746)
  m1. (c1700) Grace Pratt (dau of Sir John Pratt by Elizabeth Gregory)
(i)+ issue (dvp) - John (b c1712, d unm 09.12.1743), son
  m2. (29.12.1721) Elizabeth Dormer (b 05.09.1691, d 04.1748, dau of Sir Robert Dormer)
  (iii) Dormer Fortescue-Aland, 2nd Lord of Credan (b c1722, d unm 09.03.1780)
  (5) Samuel Fortescue of Ware (bpt 22.11.1629, bur 27.04.1681) ancestor of Fortescues of Bideford
  m. Mary Yeo
  (A) John Fortescue
  (i) Samuel Fortescue of Ware
  (6) Elizabeth Fortescue (bpt 08.09.1616)
  m. (16.08.1637) Sir George Chudleigh, 2nd Bart of Ashton (d 1691)
  (7) Jane Fortescue
m. James Jenkyns of St. Columb
  (8) Mary Fortescue (bpt 30.03.1624, a 1692)
  m. (01.03.1648-9) James Erisey of Erisey
  (9) Margaret Fortescue (bpt 01.03.1625-6)
  m. (18.04.1666) Leonard Pote
  (10) Johanna Fortescue (a 1650)
  m. Christopher Clobury
(11)+ other issue (a 1620) - John (b 1614, dvp 1628), Joseph (bpt 13.05.1627, a 1650, dsp), Joane (bpt 17.01.1618-9)
  b. Elizabeth Fortescue (bpt 1586, d 03.08.1648)
  m. Roger Langsford or Langford of Brownlarsh (Captain)
  c. Dorothy Fortescue (bpt 24.08.1589, a 1650)
  m. George Yeo of Huishe (brother of Leonard)
d. Sarah Fortescue (a 1650)
  m. John Wollacombe of Combe
  e.+ other issue - Robert (a 1650), John (bpt 04.07.1584, a 1605), Arthur (a 1605, dsp), Richard (a 1605, 1675), Mary (bpt 27.09.1590, a 1605), Anne (a 1650), Cecilie (a 1605)
  ii. Hugh Fortescue of Wear Gifford (bpt 06.1584, dsps bur 30.07.1650)
  m. (31.03.1623) Elizabeth Coffin (bur 28.02.1669-70, dau of Richard Coffin)
  iii. Gertrude Fortescue mentioned by Westcote but not by Vivian
m. Arthur Upton of (L)upton
  iv. Joan Fortescue (bpt 06.11.1573)
  m. Arthur Pollard of Horwood and/or Way
  v. Cecil Fortescue (b c1576, d 24.08.1609)
  m. Anthony Trevillian in Yarnscombe (Yearnscombe)
  vi. Sarah Fortescue
  m. (1596) Leonard Yeo of Huish & Hatherleigh
  vii. Rebecca Fortescue
  m. George Reynel of Malston
viii. Mary Fortescue (bpt 27.02.1583-4)
  m. Edmund Reynel of Malston
  B. George Fortescue of Combe (a 1570)
  m. Joan Norleigh (dau of Raymond Norleigh)
  i. Bartholomew Fortescue of Combe
  m. (10.03.1597-8) Elizabeth Carswell (dau/coheir of Charistopher Carswell of Carswell)
  a. John Fortescue (d 09.08.1639)
  (1) Bartholomew Fortescue (dvp)
  (2) George Fortescue of Combe (b c09.1630, d 1673)
  m. (14.12.1647) Elizabeth Fortescue (d 1668, dau of John Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh)
  (A) John Fortescue of Combe (b 1665, d 1705, 2nd son)
  m. Mary (d 1695)
  (i) John Fortescue (d 1717)
  (B)+ other issue - George (b 1653, d young?), Elizabeth (bpt 02.04.1651), Thomasin (b 1656), Joan (b 1663, d 1718)
(3) Joan Fortescue (d 1664)
  m. William Longworth of Hache Arundel
  b. Arthur Fortescue (a 1628) had issue
  m. (29.01.1621-2) Joan (dau of_ Gilbert alias Webber)
  c. Gertrude Fortescue (a 1628)
  ii. Susan Fortescue
  m. Stephen Lee
  C. Mary Fortescue
  m. (c12.1568) Hugh Culme of Canons Leigh in Molland
  D. Dorothy Fortescue mentioned by Westcote but not by Vivian
  m. William Carew of Haccomb
  E. daughter possibly the Elizabeth mentioned by Westcote, confusion with the Elizabeth below?
  m. Jeffrey Tothill
2. Lewis (Levi) Fortescue of Philley (Filleigh) (d 1595)
  BE1883 identifies Levi's wife as Mary, dau of William Giffard of Hattsbury. Provisionally we follow Vivian in identifying Lweis's wife as ...
m. Wilmot Giffard (dau of Sir Roger Giffard)
  A. James Fortescue of Chuddlehampton (Chittlehampton)
  m. Elizabeth Holworthie
  i. Akellus Fortescue (b c1593, bur 19.03.1650-1)
  m. (09.11.1633) Prudence Luttrell (dau of Andrew Luttrell of Hartland)
  a. Grace Fortescue (bpt 26.07.1635)
  m. (01.05.1652) Thomas Hoblyn
  ii. Margaret Fortescue
  m1. (16.05.1625) John Roberts
  m2. (05.11.1657) Francis Isaac of Westdowne
iii. Dorothy Fortescue
  m. _ Stockham
  iv.+ other issue - John (bur 06.04.1622), Elizabeth
  B.+ other issue - Nicholas, Martin
3. Gertrude Fortescue
  m. Sir Bernard Drake of Ashe (d 1585)
4. Jane Fortescue
  m. Humphrey Thorne (of Sheepwash)
5. Mary Fortescue
  m. Robert Yeo of Heanton Sackville
6. Ellen Fortescue
  m. William Carswell
7. (Elizabeth) Fortescue
  m1. Lewis Hache (d 10.02.1560-1)
  m2. Geoffrey (not Gregory) Tothill of Axminster
8. Anne Fortescue
  m. John Ralegh of Ford

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Fortescue) with some support from BP1934 (Fortescue), BE1883 (Fortescue of Clermont), and "A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a Pedigree of most of its Gentry" by Thomas Westcote (as edited by Rev. George Oliver & Pitman Jones, 1845) and with further input/support as reported above
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