21st Generation

317. Sir Peter FORTESCUE of Wood18 was born about 1620. He signed a will on 29 June 1685. He died on 18 August 1685 in Ermington, Devon.5 Peter had his estate probated on 11 March 1686. Sir Peter's Baronetcy became extinct at his death in 1685.

His Estate was advertised int the London Gazette in July 1730. " The Barton of Wood lying within the parish of Woodleigh, in the said County, heretofore the Seat of Sir Peter Fortescue, Bart. deceased, consisting of very large Mansion-House, Barns, Stables, Stalls, and other Out-houses, with six acres of Orchard, and about 270 acres of Land to the same belonging; as also a great number of TimberTrees, Saplings thereon growing and about 40 acres of Copice Wood. Particulars of the said Manor and Bartons may be had of Mr William Dixon at his chambers at Lincoln's Inn, London, of Mr John Fortescue, Attorney at law in Exeter, of Mr John Elford

(Barton is an archaic English language word meaning lands of the manor or meadow and may refer to several places or people)

Bridget ELLIOT of Port Elliot (private).

Sir Peter FORTESCUE of Wood and Bridget ELLIOT of Port Elliot had the following children:



Peter FORTESCUE18 was buried on 9 February 1664/5.33 Died young



Elizabeth FORTESCUE.

Sir Peter FORTESCUE of Wood and Lady Amy COURTNEY were married on 21 November 1669 in Burian, Cornwall. Lady Amy COURTNEY33 signed a will on 19 February 1697/8. She had her estate probated on 10 July 1700 in P.C.C (Dyer 86). She was buried on 4 December 1700 in Ermington, Devon. Extrix of her husband's will

Sir Peter FORTESCUE of Wood and Lady Amy COURTNEY had the following children:



Mary FORTESCUE18 was baptized on 30 November 1674. She was buried on 23 May 1698 in Ermington, Devon. Named in the wills of her father and mother



Peter FORTESCUE33 died on 15 October 1676 in Woodleigh, Devon. Visitations of Devon gives his death as 1674. However in Woodleigh Church there is an Inscription which says his death was in 1676. It also has the following

" Behold and mourn for in this church is led
A Twin -the heir of Fortescue is dead.
His life run short with with groans and with alarms,
He courted Death with sighs and doleful charms.
He quits this Life to purchase Heaven in hand.
His Soul above his Parents' joy to sing
Coelestestial prayses to God and King.
Mors mihi lucrum"

He died.