Sixteenth Generation

30. Joane FORTESCUE was born about 1450. She died before 1525 in Staverton, Devon. Joane Fortescue, born about 1450, living in 1524, but dead by 1525, Staverton, Devonshire; married about 1470 to 1475, Thomas Hext, gentleman of Kingston in the parish of Stacerton, Devonshire, died shortly before 8 may 1497, when a writ for an Inquisition post mortem on his estate was issued to the escheator of Devon. He is referred to as being deceased in the Inq.p.m. taken on his mother-in-law, Joan Fortescue's estate in 1501. The Hext family arms were Ore, a tower (castle) with three battlements port open between 3 battle axes Sable.

Joane was the daughter of: John Fortescue, heir to his parents, born about 1420, died 11 March 1480/81, Inquisition post mortem taken 4 November 1481. He was Lord of Whympston, Devonshire. He married by 1450, Joan, daughter and sole heir of John Prutteston of Prutteston (or Preston) in the parish Ermington, Devonshire. Joan is mentioned in the Inq.p.m. taken on her father's lands dated 1468. She died 23 May 1501, Inq.p.m. taken 26 October 1501. The Fortescue family later quartered the Prutteston arms, they being, Ore on a bend azure, 3 crosses patty fitchy argent. John Fortescue is sometimes confused with his first cousin, Sir John Fortescue, the eminent lawyer who became lord chief justice in England.

Joane FORTESCUE and Thomas HEXT of Kingston, Staverton, Devon were married about 1475. Could be from 1470 Thomas HEXT of Kingston, Staverton, Devon died in May 1497.

Joane FORTESCUE and Thomas HEXT of Kingston, Staverton, Devon had the following children:



Thomas HEXT.