Sixteenth Generation

37. Sir Martin FORTESCUE of Filleigh14 died on 12 November 1472. Martin (Sir Martin ?) married Elizabeth Denzille (or Deynsell). She had possessions in North Devon, being the heiress of Richard Denzille of Filleigh, Wear Gifford and Buckland Filleigh. She also had Lands in Colebrook (N. Devon), Combe in Holberton, and Tamerton on the
Tamar, all in South Devon.

Martin lived on his wife's estates at Filleigh, the present Castle Hill. Martin was the first Fortescue to settle in North Devon. Elizabeth survived Martin, and married Sir Richard Pomeroy.

Surname spelt Deynsell in Visitations of the County of Devon page 353

Elizabeth DENZIL of Filleigh, Wear-Gifford, etc (private).

Sir Martin FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Elizabeth DENZIL of Filleigh, Wear-Gifford, etc had the following children:



John FORTESCUE of Wear Gifford.



William FORTESCUE of Buckland Filleigh.