Sir Adam Fortescue, of Wimpstone

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Sir Adam Fortescue, of Wimpstone

Birthplace: Wymston Manor, Modbury, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1341 (48-66)
Wympston Manor, Modbury, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Fortescue, II
Husband of Anna Fortescue (de La Port)
Father of Sir William Fortescue, Lord of Whympston; Sir Richard Fortescue and Nicholas Fortescue
Half brother of Sir John Fortescue

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About Sir Adam Fortescue, of Wimpstone

  • 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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  • John Fortefcue was fucceeded by his fon, Sir Richard,(4) whom we find granting lands called Stoliford to Walter Faber of Modbury, in Devon. To him fucceeded Adam, who was alive in the year 1302 ; for it was than ftated that he held Wymondfton by one knight's fee, of the honor of Tremeton, in Cornwall.(5) He was followed by his fon, alfo Adam, who, in the following deed, ftyles himfelf the fon of Adam Fortefcue:: — ....
  • 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)
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  1. Name: Adam FORTESCUE 1
  2. Sex: M
  3. Birth: in Of "Wymston (Wimston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England 1
  4. Death: in Of "Wymston (Wimston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England 1
  5. Change Date: 17 APR 2002

Father: Adam FORTESCUE b: in Of "Wymston (Wimston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England

Mother: Unknown

Marriage 1 Anna De LA PORT b: in of Old Port, Devonshire, England


  1. Has Children William FORTESCUE b: BEF 1368 in Of "Wymston (Wimston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England
  2. Has No Children Richard FORTESCUE b: in of "Wymondeston (Winston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England
  3. Has No Children Nicholas FORTESCUE b: in Of "Wymston (Wimston) Manor", Modbury, Devonshire, England


  1. Text: Vivian's Visitations of Devon 1620, 1895 edition - Fortescue, pp. 352-367, 850 

Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone

M, b. circa 1284, d. before 1342

Father Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone b. c 1258

Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone|b. c 1284

Last Edited 20 Sep 2006

Marriage* Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone married Anna de La Porte, daughter of William de La Porte.

Birth* Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone was born circa 1284 in Wimpstone, Devonshire, England.

He was the son of Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone.

Death* Adam Fortescue of Wimpstone died before 1342.


Anna de La Porte


   * William Fortescue of Wimpstone+ b. c 1310, d. b 1375
   * Richard Fortescue b. c 1312
   * Nicholas Fortescue b. c 1314
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  • Adam Fortescue1
  • M, #296659, d. before 1342
  • Last Edited=16 Jun 2008
  • Adam Fortescue was the son of Adam Fortescue.2 He married Anne Delaport, daughter of William Delaport.1 He died before 1342.1
  • Child of Adam Fortescue and Anne Delaport
    • 1.William de Fortescu+2 d. b 1375
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 1, page 1472. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
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  • Adam FORTESCUE (Sir)
  • Father: Adam FORTESCUE (Sir)
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married: Anna De La PORT
  • Children:
    • 1. William FORTESCUE of Wimston
    • 2. Richard FORTESCUE
    • 3. Nicholas FORTESCUE
  • From: FORTESCUE (Sir)3
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  • Richard Fortescue1
  • M, #35394
  • Father Sir John Fortescue d. a 1215
  • Richard Fortescue was born at of Winston, Devonshire, England.
  • Family
  • Child
    • William Fortescue+
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10944] Unknown author, Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage, 1883, p. 220.
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