21st Generation

330. Lieu-Col Faithful FORTESCUE25 was christened on 23 January 1601 in Northam, Devon.5 He died about 1683 in Northam, Devon. Faithful entered the Army and served in Flanders with distinction. He visited his cousin Sir Faithful, governor of Carrickfergus and drew up and formed the whole army in order of battle so well that he was given a captain's commission in the field by the Duke of Ormonde. He later became a Lieutenant Colonel and was present on the Royal side in several battles in the Civil War.

After the Restoration he was reinstated by Charles II in the position he had held under his father. He died aged 82.

Eleanor WHITECHURCH (private).

Lieu-Col Faithful FORTESCUE and Eleanor WHITECHURCH had the following children:



Faithful FORTESCUE25 died in 1679. Held a commission in a foot company in the army in Ireland, under Sir Thomas Fortescue of Dromisken. He died as a Lieutenant in 1679.

The lieutenancy was then given by the Duke of Ormonde to a William Fortescue, 2nd son of Sir Thomas Fortescue. The original commission was in the hands of the author, Sir Thomas Fortescue, Lord Clermont, at the time of writing his book (1865).