200. Sir Francis FORTESCUE K.C.B.28 was born about 1563. He died in 1623. He was buried in 1623 in Mursley Church, Bucks. Sir Francis was the eldest son of Sir John and Cecilia. In 1600 (This makes a lot of his children illegitimate) he married Grace, daughter of Sir John Manners of Haddon, Derbyshire, who was the second son of Thomas, Earl of Rutland. They had 8 sons and 5 daughters. Francis died in January 1623, and Grace died in 1634; both are buried in Mursley Church.
Francis was M.P. for Buckingham town in 1592 and 1597, and in 1600 he succeeded his father as a knight of the shire for the county of Buckinghamshire. James I conferred the Order of the Bath on him at his coronation - on 24th July 1603. Sir Francis inherited the "Fostership" of Cornebury Park and Whichwood Forest from his father.
Sir Francis FORTESCUE K.C.B. and Grace MANNERS were married. Grace MANNERS died in January 1634. She was buried on 18 January 1634 in Mursley Church, Bucks.28
Sir Francis FORTESCUE K.C.B. and Grace MANNERS had the following children: