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Margaret Fish (Craddock)

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
Death: April 28, 1630 (73)
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
Place of Burial: Market Harbough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Craddock and Katheryn Craddock
Wife of John Fyshe and John Fish
Mother of Thomas Fish; Augustine Fish; William Fish; Sarah Fish; Ambrose Fyshe and 7 others
Sister of William Craddock

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About Margaret Fish

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Margaret Cradock's ancestry is unknown. It is not at all certain that her surname was Cradock. This maiden name was given to her by researchers because in her husband’s will it mentions “my kinsman, William Cradock of Farndon,” and her son Thomas, named a son Cradock. So this surname is a good possibility, but is not fact.

Margaret married John Fyshe and they had thirteen children, all baptized in Great Bowden parish, Leicestershire, England – Augustyne on June 11, 1578 and called Austen in his father's will; William on March 9. 1580/1, who married Anne Parsons; Katheryne on April 15, 1582, who married a man with a surname of Garvoise; Thomas on May 8, 1584, who married Mary Sprigge; Sara on April 11, 1586, who married John Johnson; Ambrose on July 6, 1588, who died in 1628; Mary on December 20, 1589, who died at 14 months old and was buried on February 27 1590/1; Elizabeth on November 15, 1591, who married Edward Marston; son Francis on October 29, 1593, who is mentioned in his mother’s will of 1630; Anne on. June 2, 1596; ancestor Alice; another Mary on December 8, 1599, who married Maurice Dixe; and John on January 26, 1601/02, who was living in 1622, but not mentioned in his mother’s will in 1630.

Widow Margaret Fish wrote her will on March 1, 1629/30. Apparently she could not write, as was written by someone else and it is signed by her mark. The will was sealed with an image of a goat, and it reads, as printed in John Dean Fish’s January, 1922 article The Fish Family of Great Bowden in Leicestershire, England as follows:

“ I, Margaret Fish, widow, late wife of John Fish late of Bowdon Magna, yeoman, deceased, being sick in body, do make and ordain this my last will, etc. :—To be buried in the church of Great Bowdon, near unto my husband. To Augustine Fish my eldest son and his children £12, which he oweth me for sheep. To William Fish my second son, one silver beaker now in the use of Mr. John Warde of Little Bowdon, being lent unto him by my husband. To Thomas Fish my third son one acre of peas and one acre of barley. To my son Francis Fish 12 d., and to his eldest daughter a trunk. To my daughter Katherine Garvoise 40 s. to buy her a gown. To my daughter Sarah Johnson 40 s. To my daughter Alice Fish 40 s. To my daughter Mary Dix 40 s. To my son Ambrose, his wife, one brown cow, being the best of my kine, and to her son John, being with me at this time, a ewe and a lamb. To my son John Fish's son John the bed I lie in. To my son John's youngest son Joseph my greatest brass pot. To Robert Fish's children an aker of barley and an aker of peas. To my son Ambrose, his children, 40 s. which Thomas Fletcher late of Bilsdon oweth me. To my son John Fish my whole team with carts and gears, ploughs, etc. To Lawrence Willmore an old short legged cow. Poor of Bowden 40 s. Rest to my son John Fish, whom executor, and my son John Johnson and my son Maurice Dixe to see my will performed.”

Margaret Cradock Fish/Fyshe died and was buried on April 28, 1630, probably as she wished, near her husband, in the Great Bowden churchyard. The will was proved by her son John, the executor on July 23 1630. It is recorded in the Leicestershire Wills and Administrations, 1495—1649, filed in the 1630-31 register, no. 106.

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Margaret Fish's Timeline

1555
1555
Leist, England
1557
1557
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
1578
June 11, 1578
Age 21
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
1580
March 9, 1580
Age 23
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
1584
May 8, 1584
Age 27
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
May 8, 1584
Age 27
Marketharborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
1586
April 11, 1586
Age 29
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
1588
July 6, 1588
Age 31
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
1589
December 8, 1589
Age 32
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England
1591
November 15, 1591
Age 34
Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicester, England