Kevin Alexander FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Harold Thomas FORTESCUE and Marjory DELL.

Latimer Harry FORTESCUE2 was born in 1900 in Kings Heath, Worcester. Parents: Latimer West FORTESCUE and Elizabeth Alice .

Latimer West FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Thomas FORTESCUE and Mary Ann (Marianne) WEST.

Spouse: Elizabeth Alice . Children were: Gwendoline FORTESCUE, Latimer Harry FORTESCUE, Cyril FORTESCUE.

Laura Margaret FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Richard FORTESCUE 7 th Earl Fortescue and Margaret Anne STRATTON.

Laurence FORTESCUE74 was born on 17 August 1845. He died on 26 January 1924. Parents: Edward Bowles Knottesford FORTESCUE of Alveston and Frances Anne SPOONER.

Leanne May FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Percival Herbert (Ron) FORTESCUE and Jean Bertha OAKROOT.

Children were: Sarah Jean FORTESCUE, Sam Andrew .

Lee David FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Lewis John FORTESCUE and Sandra .

Spouse: Tracey . Children were: Sherri FORTESCUE Miss, Saffron FORTESCUE.

Leila FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Edward (Ted) FORTESCUE and Marcia .

Leonard FORTESCUE51 was born in 1897 in Little Irchester, Northants. Leonard was a fishmonger in High at St Neots Cambridgeshire before he bought Grange Farm Old Weston in 1954. Richard and Jean farmed it until retiring when David took over. Parents: Frank FORTESCUE and Gertrude Louisa SAUNDERS.

Spouse: Kathleen HARRIS. Children were: Richard FORTESCUE of Old Weston.

Leonard Frederick FORTESCUE3 was born about 1867 in Knotting, Beds. He was christened on 29 September 1867 in Souldrop, Beds. Parents: Frederick FORTESCUE and Ann SMITH.

Leonard John FORTESCUE (private). Parents: George FORTESCUE and Ethel Louise .

Leslie FORTESCUE45 was born in 1882. He was a Stockbroker in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Parents: Stephen FORTESCUE and Naomi Ann WEST.

Spouse: Doris Helene ROSENDORFF. Doris Helene ROSENDORFF and Leslie FORTESCUE were married on 18 March 1928.

Leslie FORTESCUE (private). Parents: William John FORTESCUE and Nellie HOBBS.

Leslie John FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Stephen John Graham FORTESCUE and Margaret ROBERTS.

Spouse: Robin AYRES of Queensland.

Lesly Mary West FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Stephen John FORTESCUE and Mary Gordon GRAHAM.

Lettice FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Sir Faithful (Faskie) FORTESCUE and Lady Anne MOORE.

Spouse: SIR Thomas MEREDITH.

Lettice FORTESCUE (private).

Spouse: Christopher PITFORD.

Lettice FORTESCUE of Dromiskin31 died in 1726. Parents: Chichester FORTESCUE of Donoughmore, Down and Frideswide HALL of Mount Hall in Devon.

Spouse: Reverend Thomas TISDALL.

Lewis FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Nicholas FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE of Mawgan, Cornwall (private). Parents: Nicholas FORTESCUE of Mawgan, Cornwall and Jane HILL of Heligan.

Spouse: Lower SAMWELL. Children were: Mary FORTESCUE.

On 6 August 1542 Baron Lewis FORTESCUE of Fallapit180 was a Baron of the Exchequer. He signed a will on 26 January 1543/4. He died in 1545. Lewis had his estate probated on 23 October 1545 in P.C.C (Pynnyng 38). Lewis, according to the text, was the 3rd son; it possibly means the 3rd legitimate son in view of the suggestion that one of the older Nicholas brothers was possibly a bastard.

Lewis studied law and was appointed Reader of the Middle Temple in Autumn 1536. On 6th August 1542 he was made 4th Baron of the Exchequer under Henry VIII. He acquired Fallapit through his wife. It Was renamed Castle Hill and seat of the Earl Fortescue. Parents: John FORTESCUE of Spridlestone and Alicia or Alice COOKWORTHY of Cookworthy.

Spouse: Elizabeth FORTESCUE of Fallapit. Children were: John FORTESCUE, Joane FORTESCUE of Fallapit, Peter FORTESCUE of Fallapit, Bennett FORTESCUE of Fallapit, Philip FORTESCUE of Fallapit, Nicholas FORTESCUE of Mawgan, Cornwall, Thomas FORTESCUE, Elizabeth FORTESCUE, Anne FORTESCUE, Agnes FORTESCUE, Mary FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE of Filleigh53 died in 1595. Parents: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Ellen MOORE of Moor Hayes in Cullompton.

Spouse: Wilmot GIFFORD. Children were: James FORTESCUE of Chittlehampton.

Lewis FORTESCUE of Old Weston.11 was born on 15 September 1740 in Old Weston, Hunts. He died in 1789 in Winwick, Hunts. He had his estate probated in 1789. Witnessed John Smi th, William Joseph Roberts and William Garret Farmer of Old Weston. Parents: John FORTESCUE of Thurning and Elizabeth CAVE of Old Weston.

Spouse: Elizabeth SPENCER. Elizabeth SPENCER and Lewis FORTESCUE of Old Weston. were married on 29 June 1766 in Old Weston, Hunts. Witnessed William Ladds, Benjamin Spencer Children were: Elizabeth FORTESCUE, John FORTESCUE.

Spouse: Elizabeth LADDS. Elizabeth LADDS and Lewis FORTESCUE of Old Weston. were married on 18 July 1773 in Old Weston, Hunts. Witnessed William Collis John Collinson Children were: James FORTESCUE, Jane FORTESCUE, Ann FORTESCUE, Lewis FORTESCUE, Catherine FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE was born on 3 July 1785 in Old Weston, Hunts. He died in 1809. Could have been the Lewis referenced as paying in 1805 Land Tax - referenced by Huntington Records
Parents: Lewis FORTESCUE of Old Weston. and Elizabeth LADDS.

Lewis FORTESCUE was born on 13 January 1793 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He died on 3 August 1793 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He was buried on 8 August 1793. Parents: John FORTESCUE and Elizabeth SMITH.

Lewis FORTESCUE67 was born on 25 February 1798. He was christened on 7 September 1798 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He died on 15 February 1869. Died at 8.30 pm.Lsit supplied by LInda Forescue has 1870 as the year of death. HRO has it as 1869
Lewis was buried on 21 February 1869. From: Census Records - Leighton Bromswold, Hunts:

1841 Farmed at Solom (Salome) Lodge. Aged 43.
1851, shown as farming at Salome Lodge, 500 acres. John, Hannah, Lucy, Lewis, and Jane all employed at home and unmarried.
1861, Lewis (aged 62) farmed 745 acres at Salome Lodge. Gerrard (aged 27) and Jane (aged 22) unmarried, at home. Frederick (aged 11) shown as scholar.

Parents: John FORTESCUE and Elizabeth SMITH.

Spouse: Ruth BATEMAN of Hamerton. Ruth BATEMAN of Hamerton and Lewis FORTESCUE were married on 4 October 1819 in Hamerton, Hunts. Witnessed Thomas Bateman, Franis Mackanass, & Ruth Knight Children were: Elizabeth FORTESCUE, Thomas FORTESCUE of Woolley, John FORTESCUE of Woolley, Hannah FORTESCUE, Lucy FORTESCUE, Lewis FORTESCUE, Gerrard FORTESCUE, Jane FORTESCUE, Frederick FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE was born in 1818. He died in 1818. He was buried on 21 September 1818.6 Parents: James FORTESCUE and Elizabeth COTTINGHAM.

Lewis FORTESCUE67 was born on 6 February 1832 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He was baptized on 21 February 1832 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. Church Register He appeared in the census on 7 April 1861 in Barton, Barton Hill, Chipping Norton, Warwickshire. Farm of 170 Acres, 2 men 2 Boys Lewis appeared in the census on 3 April 1881 in Maugersbury, Gloucs. Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Lewis FORTESCUE Head M Male 49 Leigtonstone, Hampshire, England Farm Bailiff
Helen FORTESCUE Wife M Female 49 Evesham, Worcester, England
Ruth E. FORTESCUE Daur U Female 18 Barton On Heath, Warwick, England
Herbert E. FORTESCUE Son U Male 15 Barton On Heath, Warwick, England Lawyers Clerk
Annie E. FORTESCUE Daur U Female 14 Barton On Heath, Warwick, England Scholar
Chirle G. FORTESCUE Son Male 12 Upper Slaughter, Gloucester, England Scholar
Mary E. FORTESCUE Daur Female 11 Bourton On Water, Gloucester, England Scholar
Arthur Jas. FORTESCUE Son Male 9 Bourton On Water, Gloucester, England Scholar

ALthough it says that Lewis was born in Leightonstone instead of Leighton I believe this is him as he is a farmer, married to a Helen and his first daughter' name is Ruth: the same name as her grandmother.

He appeared in the census on 31 March 1901 in Ealing, Middlesex. Gardener He died on 7 October 1910 in Irchester, Northants. From Gravestone in Wilby Church

"In loving memory of Lewis Fortescue third son of Lewis Fortescue of Leighton Huntingdonshire who peacefully passed away October 7th 1910 aged 78"

Lewis was buried on 10 October 1910 in Wilby Church, Northants. In 1841 census for Leighton Bromswold he was living at Solemn Lodge (Salome) aged 1 Parents: Lewis FORTESCUE and Ruth BATEMAN of Hamerton.

Spouse: Helen SMITH. Helen SMITH and Lewis FORTESCUE were married in 1860 in Chipping Norton, Warwickshire. April, May, June Qtr Children were: Ruth Helen FORTESCUE, Field FORTESCUE, Lewis Henry Field FORTESCUE, Herbert Edwin FORTESCUE, Anne Edith FORTESCUE, Chirle G FORTESCUE, Mary Elizabeth FORTESCUE, Arthur James FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE59 was born on 2 April 1846 in Old Manor House, Barnack, Cambridge. He was baptized on 2 August 1847 in Thurning Church, Hunts.67 He appeared in the census in 1881 in Manor House, Main St, Barnack, Cambridge. Address changed to Cambridgeshire after realignment

Lewis FORTESCUE M 31 M Thurning, Huntingdon Head
Farmer of 546 Acres Employg 14 Men & 7 Boys
Laura FORTESCUE M 22 F Essendine, Rutland Wife
Cecil L. FORTESCUE 2 m M Barnack, Northampton Son
Lewis appeared in the census in 1911 in Queens Hotel, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Devonshire. RG14PN12779 RG78PN734 RD272 SD6 ED20 SN122 Queens Hotel, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Devonshire
FORTESCUE, Lewis Boarder 1846 65  M Married Brewer Thurning, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Laura Boarder 1859 52  F Married Essendine, Rutland 31 2 2 0
He died in 1915 in Bromsgrove, Worcester. Listed as Agricultural labourer in 1881 Census for Thurning had sister Isabella living with them.

Lewis started farming at Barnwell, but when he saw that wheat was becoming less profitable, moved into Barley, first at Glebe Farm, Elton (no longer exists), and subsequently moved to Manor Farm Barnack.

Cecil Lewis says that Lewis was at one time farming both sheep and barley on three farms, one at Elton and two at Barnack. The old Manor House at Barnack was at some point let to tenants, and Cecil Lewis records that they carelessly allowed it to be burnt down in 1902, and, when he was writing in 1946, it had still not been rebuilt.

This suggests that they moved to a new house, possibly the Grange, between 1884, when WJ was born in the Old Manor, and 1902 when the Old Manor was tenanted, and burnt down.

A deed of partition dated 1920 between Cecil Lewis and William John mentions "a freehold messuage known as "The Grange" Barnack in the county of Northampton and 18 acres of pasture land and 11 acres 3 roods 4 poles of arable land adjoining sold to Mrs Lavinia Harris."

My aunt once told me that she believed that Lavinia Harris was a distant relation: Laura Dawson's mother was nee Harris.

An Oct 1915 application for an Estate Duty certificate for the deceased Lewis Fortescue of Bromsgrove includes in a schedule of real property: "Residence, The Grange, Barnack and 1acre garden now unoccupied (rent asked £45), valued at £930."

Various documents also show that when Lewis retired from farming in 1905 and moved to Bromsgrove, his elder brother James moved into the house in Barnack until he died in 1910. This no doubt explains the Gravestone. A list of James' outstanding debts at his death (tiny compared to his assets) shows rent due to Lewis for the Grange

Tom Fortescue 2005

Photos, supplied by Roy Beck the current owner, are of The Grange, Barnack which Lewis built in 1902 and a view of Barnack church taken from the House DE 2005
Parents: James FORTESCUE and Mary Ann SMITH.

Spouse: Laura DAWSON. Laura DAWSON and Lewis FORTESCUE were married in 1879 in Barnack, Cambridge.59 Children were: Prof Cecil Lewis FORTESCUE OBE MIEE, William James FORTESCUE.

Lewis FORTESCUE of West Tarring, Sussex11 was born on 1 September 1850. He was christened on 5 January 1851 in All Souls, St Marylebone, London. He died on 13 September 1887.33 Parents: John FORTESCUE of Paddington and Louisa (Lucy) CARR of Elton.

Spouse: Emsley GRIST. Emsley GRIST and Lewis FORTESCUE of West Tarring, Sussex were married in St Pancras, London. Children were: Winifred Emsley FORTESCUE, Edith Louise FORTESCUE.

Lewis Charles FORTESCUE3,137 was born on 28 January 1873 in Plymouth, Devon. He was living in 1894. He died in June Quarter 1915 in Liverpool, Lancs. from Diary of Charles(?) or L Fortescue.

Pages 348 to 352 of one of the volumes have the entry for January 2 1947

On page 351 at the bottom of the page through to page 352 part of page, the text reads as follows:

"There are probably monuments to members of our family in East Allington Church, and possibly at Plympton. Indeed, it is difficult to find any part of north or south Devon which is not in some way connected with the family. A branch of the Fortescues was settled for many years at Plymouth, and my grandfather lived in an old house on the western side of Lockier (sic) Street, within a stone's throw of the Hoe. The Fortescues of Plymouth came originally from Buckland Filleigh, about the year 1700; and some are now at rest in St Budeaux churchyard. How greatly Plymouth must have changed since he left Shebbear, at the beginning of the eighteenth century; and when Plymouth, indeed, was composed of three towns. Robert Fortescue, the founder of this branch of the family, married Ann, daughter of Edward Gould, of Lew Trenchard; and who surviving her husband by some years, was buried, at St Budeaux, in January 1753. Robert was also interred here in 1740.He is thought to have been the son of John Fortescue, and Ellen Badcock,---the latter I believe, of South Molton. A descendant, John Fortescue , was buried at St Budeaux in 1783; his wife, Mary Spettigue,was buried in September of the previous year. Another John Fortescue was interred at St Budeaux in August, 1804. Thomas Fortescue was buried, in March, 1743. Robert Fortescue was interred at St Budeaux, in July, 1778. His wife, Nancy, who was also interred in this family burial place, died in 1833, after having actually survived her husband by fifty-five years! Thus eight of our ancestors are buried at St Budeaux, either in the church or the churchyard. The Fortescues of Plymouth cannot prove their descent from John Fortescue, of Buckland Filleigh, because of the very curious circumstance that the pages of the old parish registers of Shebbear, between the years 1660 and 1669, were deliberately cut out of the book, as appears by a manuscript note, added in 1812 and signed by the curate of that time, the Rev: Evans. What is the mystery that lies behind this action? Perhaps there was a scandal to be concealed, or a name that might have influenced a will,--- but a mystery of nearly three hundred years is not likely to be solved now."

Having speculated about the mystery, he writes further down on page 352:

"Besides those ancestors who 'sleep in dust within the stillness of the silent tomb', in St Budeaux churchyard; several were baptized in the church. It would be interesting to see their tombs. I believe two or three of the Aldhams are buried at Ashburton."

he owned a copy of Clermont but it was obviously the First Edition 0f 1869. In 1880 Clermont issued a second edition which insluded the line of descdents from Robert of Ensettle
Parents: William Crawford FORTESCUE and Everilda Armenell MARSHALL.

Spouse: Ruby I B HART.

Lewis Clifford FORTESCUE was born on 9 October 1922. He was baptized on 29 December 1922 in Steeple Gidding, Cambridge. He died on 2 October 1995. Lewis was a Farmer in Gailey, Staffs. Parents: John Tebbutt FORTESCUE and Susan SHARPE.

Spouse: Betty BAXTER. Betty BAXTER and Lewis Clifford FORTESCUE were married. Children were: Michael Lewis FORTESCUE, Ian Robert FORTESCUE.

Lewis Edward (Ted) FORTESCUE51 was born in 1915/6. He died on 18 August 1991. From George Fortescue he was 75

Parents: Lewis Henry (Harry) FORTESCUE and Lilian EDWARDS.

Spouse: Phyllis GENT. Phyllis GENT and Lewis Edward (Ted) FORTESCUE were married in 1940. Children were: Lewis John FORTESCUE, Joan Phyllis FORTESCUE, Patricia Ann FORTESCUE.

Lewis George FORTESCUE was born in 1850 in Winwick, Northants. He was christened on 1 February 1850 in Winwick, Northants. He was living in 1901 in Winwick, Northants. Lewis appeared in the census in 1911 in Brooklands, Buckworth, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. RG14PN8743 RG78PN455 RD171 SD3 ED1 SN44 Brooklands, Buckworth, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire
FORTESCUE, Lewis George Head 1851 60  M Married Farmer Winwick, Hunts 32 none
FORTESCUE, Sarah E Wife 1857 54  F Married
Info. from Census Records - Winwick, Hunts: 1881

Dwelling: Census Place: Thurning, Northampton
Lewis G. FORTESCUE M 30 M Winwick, Huntingdon Head Farmer
Sarah E. FORTESCUE M 24 F Ramsey, Huntingdon Wife
Isabella L. FORTESCUE U 23 F Winwick, Huntingdon Sister
Parents: John FORTESCUE and Anne Woods CAPP.

Spouse: Sarah Eugene CORNEY. Sarah Eugene CORNEY and Lewis George FORTESCUE were married on 9 October 1879 in St Mary's, Ramsey, Hunts.65 Occupation given as Farmer. Witnesses David Corney, John James Fortescue

Lewis Henry (Harry) FORTESCUE123 was born in 1855 in Woolley, Hunts. He died on 28 December 1873 in Woolley, Hunts. He was buried in 1874 in Woolley Church, Hunts.12 Inscription on Gravestone in Woolley Church Graveyard

In Affectionate Memory
Son of John & Ellen
Who died Dec 28 1873
In the 19th year of his age

Died a bachelor. Shut out from farm when he came home late and died of pneumonia. Parents: John FORTESCUE of Woolley and Ellen THORP.

Lewis Henry (Harry) FORTESCUE51 was born on 22 February 1874 in Wilby, Northants. He was baptized on 22 March 1874. He appeared in the census on 31 March 1901 in Isham, Northants. Farmer Lewis died on 25 June 1946.6 Known as Harry. Farmed at Little Irchester Lodge Which he bought from Lady Wantage in 1931.on a mortgage (foreclosed 1935) Parents: Gerrard FORTESCUE and Mary PASHLER.

Spouse: Lilian EDWARDS. Lilian EDWARDS and Lewis Henry (Harry) FORTESCUE were married on 23 November 1911.6 Children were: Lewis Edward (Ted) FORTESCUE.

Lewis Henry Field FORTESCUE19 was born in 1864. He was christened on 25 January 1864 in Barton on Heath, Warwickshire. He appeared in the census in 1891 in 82 Oriel Gardens, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.76 Lewis H F Fortescue M 38 Head Butler
Minnie Fortescue M 34 Wife Norfolk, Waverton
Ronald Fortescue S 1M Son Surrey, Kingston
Mary E Fortescue S 20 Sister Gloucestershire, Boston on Water Lewis was living Mach 1917 in 44 Courtney Gardens, Upminster, Essex. Parents: Lewis FORTESCUE and Helen SMITH.

Spouse: Minnie COOPER. Minnie COOPER and Lewis Henry Field FORTESCUE were married in 1888 in Bromley, Kent. Children were: Ronald FORTESCUE.

Lewis John FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Lewis Edward (Ted) FORTESCUE and Phyllis GENT.

Spouse: Sandra . Children were: Carl Roy FORTESCUE, Lee David FORTESCUE.

Spouse: Evita . Children were: Shelley FORTESCUE.

Lewis P FORTESCUE was born in March 1881 in Winwick, Hunts. Given as 1 month old in 81 census for Winwick. date of census was 11 April 1881
He appeared in the census in 1911 in Cottage Farm, Hamerton, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. RG14PN8743 RG78PN455 RD171 SD3 ED1 SN5 Cottage Farm, Hamerton, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire
FORTESCUE, John T Head 1875 36  M Single Farmer Winwick, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Lewis P Brother 1881 30  M Single Assisting in Business Winwick, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Dora Sister 1888 23  F Single Housekeeper Winwick, Hunts
Parents: John James FORTESCUE and Mary TEBBUTT of Upton, Northants.

Lilah Rose FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Gen Charles Granville FORTESCUE CB CMG DSO of Castle Hill and Ethel Rosa CLARKE.

Lilian C FORTESCUE55 was born about 1886 in Stoney Stanton, Leicester. Parents: William FORTESCUE and Jane Sophia ANDERSON.

Lilian Maude FORTESCUE was born in 1884 in Bramley, Surrey.2 Parents: Francis Henry FORTESCUE and Eleanor ANDREWS.

Lillian FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Arthur James FORTESCUE and Ann (Annie) Kathleen STILL.

Spouse: A TAYLOR.

Lillian FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Frank FORTESCUE and Catherine MCCARTHY.

Lillian (Lily) Maud FORTESCUE61 was born on 27 March 1884 in Islington, London.46 She died in 1971. She was living in Bournemouth area, Hants.46 Unmaried lived to over 90. Won cups at the Bournemouth show for flowers and vegetables. Parents: James FORTESCUE and Margaret Mary BOUCHER.

Lillian E T FORTESCUE3 was born about 1874. Parents: Francis FORTESCUE and Isabell Teresa BROOKS.

Lillian Fannie FORTESCUE was born in 1883 in Camberwell, Surrey.13 Parents: James Richard FORTESCUE and Emma Fanny BURKETT.

Lily FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Howard FORTESCUE and Lily .

Lily Sarah FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Nicholas Cecil John FORTESCUE and Tessa Jane AINSWORTH.

Lincoln FORTESCUE of Wood (private).