21st Generation

364. Peter FORTESCUE of Cruft31 was born in 1617. He was baptized in 1617. He was a Royalist in the Civil War; was appointed High Sheriff of
Devonshire by Charles in 1642. He was captured together with his
brother Peter at Medbury Castle, residence of the Champernounes. He
was released no later than the Autumn of 1643 and became actively
engaged once more against the Roundheads.

Probably the Capt Peter Fortescue besieged with brothers in Salcome
Castle - "On 15th January 1645 the list of officers and soldiers
defending it totalled 66 men including the Governor, Sir Edmund
Fortescue, and also Mr Thomas Fortescue and Captain Peter Fortescue.
The garrison held out for 50 days or almost 4 months but was then
obliged to surrender"

Elizabeth BASTARD of Garston (private).

Peter FORTESCUE of Cruft and Elizabeth BASTARD of Garston had the following children:



Edmund FORTESCUE of Cruft and Fallapit.



John FORTESCUE (private).



Sir Peter FORTESCUE of Prestin.