Sir William Fortescue, II, Lord of Whympston

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Sir William Fortescue, II, Lord of Whympston

Also Known As: "Fortesque"
Birthplace: Whympston, Modbury, Devonshire, England
Death: 1410 (60-70)
Whympston, Modbury, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Fortescue Lord of Wympstone and Alice Fortesque
Husband of Elizabeth Beauchamp, Heiress of Ryme
Father of Sir John Fortescue, Kt., of Meaux and William Fortescue, III

Occupation: Lord of Whympston, Devonshire
Managed by: Peter Douglas Olson
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About Sir William Fortescue, II, Lord of Whympston

  • A History of the Family of Fortescue in all its branches by Thomas (Fortescue) Lord Clermont.
  • The works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight, Chief Justice of England and Lord Chancellor to King Henry the Sixth (1869) Vol. 2
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  • To him a third Adam was fon and heir, and fucceeded his father. This laft Adam married Anne, daughter and co-heir to William Delaport of Old Port, in Devonfhire (the
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  • ancient manfion of which family ftill exifts, though now a farm-houfe),(1) by whom he had iffue three fons, William, Richard, and Nicholas.
  • William, the eldeft fon, fucceeded ; he married Alice, daughter of Walter Strechleigh ; he inherited through his mother, at the death ot her father, William Delaport above named, and who was ftill alive in 1342, lands in the parifh of Holbeton,(2) in South Devon. In the nineteenth year ot King Edward III., A. D. 1346, at the making that king's eldeft fon, the Black Prince, a knight, William de Fortefcu paid the ufual contribution for one knight's fee in Wymondfton, which Adam de Fortefcu held of Tremeton.(3) ....
  • William de Fortefcu was fucceeded by William, his fon by Alice Strechleigh, ....
  • This William was alive in the end of the year 1394. he was fucceeded by his fon William, who had married during his father's lifetime, Elizabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Sir John Beauchamp of Ryme, in Dorfetfhire, great-grandfon of Robert de Bello Campo or Beauchamp, Baron of Hatch in Somerfet.(11) She afterwards became a co-herifs with her fifter Joan, wife of Sir Robert Chalons, to her brother, Thomas Beauchamp of Ryme, who died without iffue.
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  • She was the widow, without children, of Richard Branfcomb.(1) ....
  • The children by this marriage were two fons, William and John. ....
  • William Fortefcue, the eldeft fon of his father William, by Elizabeth Beauchamp, was married, about the year 1394, to Mabel, daughter and heir of John Falwell, or Fowell, and was fucceeded by his fon John,(4) ....
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  • William FORTESCUE
  • Born: ABT 1345 / BEF 1362, Shepham, Devonshire, England
  • Died: AFT 1410
  • Father: William FORTESCUE of Wimston
  • Mother: Alice STRECHLEIGH
  • Married: Elizabeth (Eleanor) BEAUCHAMP (d. AFT 1410) (dau. of Sir John Beauchamp) (m.2 Richard Branscombe) 1394
  • Children:
    • 1. William FORTESCUE
    • 2. John FORTESCUE (Sir)
  • From: FORTESCUE2
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  • William Fortescue1
  • M, d. after 1406
  • Father William Fortescue
  • Mother Alice Strechleigh
  • William Fortescue was born at of Winston, Devonshire, England. He married Isabella Beauchamp, daughter of Sir John Beauchamp. William Fortescue died after 1406.
  • Family Isabella Beauchamp d. a 1406
  • Children
    • John Fortescue+ d. a 1424
    • William Fortescue+ b. c 1385
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10942] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p. 541.
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  • William Fortescu1
  • M, #296665
  • Last Edited=16 Jun 2008
  • William Fortescu is the son of William Fortescu.2 He married Elisabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Sir John Beauchamp, before 1394.1
  • He lived Wymondston.1
  • Children of William Fortescu and Elisabeth Beauchamp
    • 1.William Fortescu2
    • 2.Sir John Fortescu+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 1, page 1473. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
*2.[S37] See. [S37]

Title: Lord of Whympston, co. Devon, England.

William was Lord of Whympston, Devonshire.

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Sir William Fortescue, II, Lord of Whympston's Timeline

Whympston, Modbury, Devonshire, England
Holbeton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Modbury, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Age 65
Whympston, Modbury, Devonshire, England