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Adrian Fortescue, K.B.

Birthplace: Punsborne, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: executed for treason
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Fortescue, Kt. and Alice Fortescue
Husband of Margaret Fortescue; Anne Fortescue and Ann Fortescue
Father of Margaret Wentworth; Frances Fortescue; Elizabeth Bromely; Sir John Fortescue, Kt., MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Thomas Fortescue, MP
Brother of John Fortescue; Anne Fortescue; Elizabeth Fortescue; Richard Fortescue and Mary Englefield
Half brother of Robert Clere

Occupation: Of Salden, Sir, Knight
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About Sir Adrian Fortescue, K.B.

Adrian Fortescue, K.B. MP

  • Birth: circa 1476 Punsborne, Hertfordshire, England
  • Death: July 10, 1539 (63) Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England (executed for treason)
  • Parents: Sir John Fortescue, Kt. and Alice Fortescue
  • Wives: Ann Reade; Anne Fortescue and Margaret Fortescue
  • Children: Elizabeth Fortescue; Sir John Fortescue, MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Thomas Fortescue, MP; Margaret Fortescue and Frances Fortescue


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 20
  • Fortescue, Adrian by George Knottesford Fortescue
  • FORTESCUE, Sir ADRIAN (1476?–1539), knight of St. John, was the second son of Sir John Fortescue of Punsborne, Hertfordshire, and grandson of Sir Richard, younger brother of Sir John, the famous chief justice [q. v.] His mother was the daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, and was great-aunt to Queen Anne Boleyn. Sir Adrian served in 1513 in the campaign against the French which ended in the battle of the Spurs. He attended on Queen Catherine at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 (Rymer, Fœdera, xiii. 712), served in the short and uneventful French war of 1522, and was knighted in February 1528 (Metcalfe, Book of Knights, p. 40). His connection with Anne Boleyn probably brought him for a time into considerable favour at the court of Henry VIII. His name appears in the list of those who received grants of lands from Wolsey's possessions after the cardinal's fall in July 1530. He was present at all the festivities which took place on the king's second marriage, and received the exceptional honour of being informed by a special messenger of the birth of the Princess Elizabeth.
  • In 1532, two years before the dissolution of the order, he was admitted as a knight of St. John, though, as he was a married man, he could only have held the more or less honorary rank of a ‘knight of devotion’ (Mr. Winthrop, in Notes and Queries, 27 Aug. 1853). Nor does it appear from his diaries and note-books, published in Lord Clermont's ‘History,’ that he ever resided in any of the houses, or took any active part in the business of the order. In February 1539 Fortescue was arrested and sent to the Tower (Calendars, Henry VIII, viii. 91). In May of the same year he was included in the act of attainder which condemned the Marchioness of Exeter, the Countess of Salisbury, Cardinal Pole, Sir Thomas Pole, Sir Thomas Dingley, and others. The story of this memorable act of attainder remains to a great extent a mystery. No historian has been able to explain its apparent want of motive, or the hurried manner in which it was pressed through both houses. The clause of the act relating to Fortescue states that he had ‘not onelie most trayterouslie refused his duety of allegiance which he ought to beare unto your highnesse, but also hathe comytted diverse and sundrie detestable and abhomynable treasons, and to put sedition in your realme’ (Roll of Parl. Henry VIII, 147, m. 15). It is difficult to conjecture what were the ‘sundry treasons.’ His crime may have consisted of his near relationship to Queen Anne Boleyn; or he may have been on too intimate terms with the Countess of Salisbury, whose granddaughter his son Sir Anthony [q. v.] married eighteen years later; and his connection with the Poles may have led to his inclusion in an act aimed to a great extent against that family; or his execution may have been due to the marriage of his daughter Frances to the tenth Earl of Kildare, beheaded for high treason in February 1537. This is, however, the less likely to have been the case, since Lady Kildare had returned to her father's roof before her husband broke into open rebellion (Marquess of Kildare, Earls of Kildare, i. 170).
  • The exact date of Fortescue's execution is uncertain. The ‘English Martyrology’ gives it as 8 July 1539; Dodd (Church History, p. 200), Stow (Chronicle, ed. 1615, p. 576), and a manuscript list of persons executed in the reign of Henry VIII (Brit. Mus. Addit. MS. 27402, fol. 47), concur in naming 10 July, while the ‘Chronicle of the Grey Friars’ (p. 43) reads: ‘The ninth day of July was be-heddyd at Toure-Hyll Master Foskeu and Master Dyngle, knyghttes.’ His fellow-sufferer was Sir Thomas Dingley, knight of St. John, who was condemned by the same act of attainder, on the more definite charge of travelling to foreign courts in the interests of the king's enemies.
  • Fortescue has long been regarded by the order to which he belonged as a martyr, and according to Mr. Winthrop (Notes and Queries, viii. 191) his death was commemorated on 8 July. The first step towards his canonisation has been recently taken by his inclusion in the list of 261 persons executed during the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth, and James I, on whom the title of venerable has been bestowed by the pope. He was twice married: first to Anne, daughter of Sir William Stonor, who died in 1518; and secondly to Anne, daughter of Sir William Rede, who survived her husband, and afterwards married Sir Thomas Parry, comptroller of Queen Elizabeth's household. By his first wife Fortescue had two daughters, Margaret, married to Thomas, first lord Wentworth, and Frances, married to Thomas, tenth earl of Kildare; by his second wife he had three sons, Sir John, chancellor of the exchequer [q. v.], Thomas, and Sir Anthony [q. v.], and two daughters, Elizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Bromley [q. v.], lord chancellor of England, and Mary. There are three known pictures of Fortescue—two in the church of St. John at Valetta, and a third, which is probably a portrait, in the Collegio di San Paolo at Rabato, Malta. There is an engraving of the last of these in Lord Clermont's ‘History.’
  • [Lord Clermont's History of the Family of Fortescue, 1880; two articles by the Rev. J. Morris in the Month, June and July 1887.]
  • From:,_Adrian_(DNB00)


  • Sir Adrian Fortescue, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • M, #86573, b. circa 1481, d. 10 July 1539
  • Father Sir John Fortescue, Chief Butler of England, Sheriff of Herefordshire, Porter of Calais2,3,6,7,11 b. c 1440, d. 28 Jul 1500
  • Mother Alice Boleyn2,3,6,7,11 b. c 1438
  • Sir Adrian Fortescue, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber was born circa 1481 at of Stonor in Pyrton & Shirburn, Oxfordshire, England.7 He married Anne Stonor, daughter of Sir William Stonor, Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, & Devonshire, High Steward of Oxford University, Joint-Constable of Wallingford Castle and Anne Neville, before 17 October 1499; They had 2 daughters (Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas, Lord Wentworth; & Frances, wife of Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare).2,3,5,6,7,8,10 Sir Adrian Fortescue, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber married Anne Reade, daughter of Sir William Reade and Anne Warham, in 1530; They had 3 sons (Sir John; Sir Thomas; & Sir Anthony) & 2 daughters (Mary, wife of William Norris; & Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Bromley).3,6,7 Sir Adrian Fortescue, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber died on 10 July 1539 at Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England; Beheaded because he wouldn't take the oath of supremacy.2,3,6,7
  • Family 1 Anne Stonor b. c 1484, d. 14 Jun 1518
  • Child
    • Margaret Fortescue+12,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 b. c 1502, d. bt 23 Apr 1546 - 12 May 1551
  • Family 2 Anne Reade b. c 1510, d. 5 Jan 1585
  • Children
    • Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Under-Treasurer+13 b. c 1533, d. 23 Dec 1607
    • Elizabeth Fortescue+3 b. b 1538
  • Citations
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 497-499.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 692.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 56.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 506-507.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 239.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 296-297.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 432.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 310.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 350.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 219-220.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 309.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 354.
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  • Sir Adrian Fortescue1
  • M, #199902
  • Last Edited=1 Apr 2015
  • Sir Adrian Fortescue is the son of Sir John Fortescue and Elizabeth Boleyn.2 He married Anne Stonor, daughter of Sir William Stonor and Lady Anne Neville.1
  • Child of Sir Adrian Fortescue and Anne Stonor
    • Margaret Fortescue+3
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 658. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S3268] Hans Harmsen, "re: Chester Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 21 August 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Chester Family."
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 193. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
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  • Adrian FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1476, Punsborne, England
  • Died: 10 Jul 1539, Beheaded, Tower Hill, London, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: John FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth (Alice) BOLEYN
  • Married 1: Anne STONOR (b. ABT 1484 - d. 14 Jun 1518) (dau. of Sir William Stonor and Anne Neville) BEF 17 Oct 1499
  • Children:
    • 1. Margaret FORTESCUE (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
    • 2. Frances FORTESCUE
  • Married 2: Anne READE (dau. of Sir William Reade and Anne Warham)(w.1 of Sir Giles Greville - m.3 Sir Thomas Parry)
  • Children:
    • 3. John FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Chancellor of the Exchequer)
    • 4. Thomas FORTESCUE (d. ABT 1608)
    • 5. Elizabeth FORTESCUE
    • 6. Anthony FORTESCUE (Sir)
    • 7. Edward FORTESCUE
  • From: FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Knight)
  • Born ABT 1476, Punsborne, Knight of St. John, justice of the peace for Oxford, martyr, belonged to the Salden branch of the great Devonshire family of Fortescue, he was a descendant of Richard the Strong, shield bearer of William the Conqueror, who gave to his family his surname - le Fort-Escu: "the Strong Shield" - and his devise: "Forte scutum salus ducum". His father, who had followed Richmond to Paris and had landed and fought with him, became the king's stewart when Henry VII succeeded to the throne.
  • When Henry VIII, then still Prince of Wales, was made a Knight in 1503, a few young gentlemen shared that honour with him; Adrian Fortescue was one of them. A true country gentleman of the period, Adrian Fortescue followed Henry to Calais, in Jun 1513, in the enterprise against Louis XII of France concerning the region of Milan. Not unfrequently attending the court, and at other times acting as justice of the peace or commissioner for subsidies.
  • He attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold (1520); he was charged with guarding Queen Catalina of Aragon. In 1522, he fought under the Earl of Surrey in Picardy. In 1523, he took part in the capture of Bray and of Montdidier, under the command of the Duke of Suffolk. These activities had not kept him from marrying Anne Stonor (1499) and from becoming a widower. It does seem that he had finished his military career when, though no longer young, he married Anne Reade (1530).
  • When Anne Boleyn became Queen, Sir Adrian (whose mother, Elizabeth (Alice) Boleyn, was Anne's grand-aunt) naturally profited to some extent, but, as we see from his papers, not very much. The foundations of his worldly fortunes had been laid honourably at an eartier date. He was a serious thrifty man pains-taking in business, careful in accounts, and a lover of the homely wit of that day. He collected and signed several lists of proverbs and wise saws, which, though not very brilliant, are never offensive or coarse, always sane, and sometimes rise to a high moral or religious level. Late in life (1532) became a Knight of St. John of Jerusalem, which opposed the religious errors of the King of England.
  • Adrian Fortescue thus drew the lightning. All the property that the Order had in England had just been seized. Without considering the military services rendered by the pacification and policing of the Mediterranean Sea, Henry VlII destroyed as much as he could of a maritime power which dared to condemn his fancies. As a consequence, the members of the Order were not welcome at court. Although he had no office, Adrian was asked to take the Oath of Succession. Had this demand been dictated by some attitude of the Knight's who may have approved of John Fisher and Thomas More, who had been imprisoned for having refused to take that oath? Whatever may be the case, Sir Adrian was taken to Woodstock where he was questioned. Then he was removed by boat as far as Southwark here he was lodged in the prison of Marshalsea 29 Aug 1534.
  • The King gave the castle of Stonor, a part of the inheritance of Anne Stonor, to her brother, Sir Walter Stonor. Sir Adrian's imprisonment grew long. No doubt Thomas Cromwell wished to take time to strengthen his power; he was keeping in check a possible leader of the opposition and of the resistance. Then, for no apparent reason, our Knight was released.
  • All of a sudden this quiet, worthy gentleman was overwhelmed by some unexplained whim of the Tudor tyrant. On 3 Feb 1539, when he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy supporting Henry VIII' s separation for Rome, he was arrested a second time and sent to the Tower. On the 18, an inventory was drawn up of all his real and personal possessions, in London and in the country, and they were declared seized by the Crown.
  • There was no trial, or at least no traces of it are to be found. To condemn with certainty those whom he wanted to eliminate, Cromwell had revived the Bill of Attainder of 1459 and applied it to the Catholics, "enemies of the throne"; their property was confiscated to "pay for the insult". On the same day and under the accusation of having incited the people against the King, we find with Fortescue the Countess of Salisbury, first cousin of the mother of Henry VIII and mother of Reginald Cardinal Pole, the Marchioness of Exeter, Sir Thomas Dingaly, a Knight of Malta, and 12 other persons, priests and laymen.
  • In Apr he was condemned untried by an act of attainder; in Jul he was beheaded along with Thomas Dinglay, at Tower Hill, London. No specific act of treason was alleged against him, but only in general "sedition and refusing allegiance". The attainder, however, went on to decree death against Cardinal Pole and several others because they "adhered themselves to the Bishop of Rome". Catholic tradition was always held that Sir Adrian died for the same cause, and modern Protestant critics have come to the same conclusion. His cultus has always flourished among the Knights of St. John, and he was beatified by Leo XIII in 1895.
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  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth and de jure 6th Baron le Despencer, PC (1501 – 3 March 1551) was an English peer and courtier during the Tudor dynasty.
  • The Wentworths were originally from Yorkshire but had settled in Nettlestead, Suffolk in the mid-fifteenth century, where Wentworth was born. He was the eldest son of Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Baron le Despencer of the 1387 creation, and was a nephew of Margery Wentworth, the mother of Jane Seymour. His mother was Anne, the daughter of Sir James Tyrrell, the supposed murderer of the Princes in the Tower.
  • Circa 1520. Wentworth married Margaret Fortescue, the eldest daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue. They had a large family of eight sons and nine daughters, including Thomas, later 2nd Baron Wentworth and Mary, who married Sir William Drury.
  • In 1523, Wentworth took part in Suffolk's failed invasion of France and was knighted by him. In 1529, he was also created Baron Wentworth in the Peerage of England. In 1536, he was present at the trials of Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford and at those of Lord Montagu and the Marquess of Exeter in 1538.
  • In 1550, Lord Wentworth was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Edward VI and died the following year. His funeral was held at Westminster Abbey and he was buried in the abbey's Chapel of St John the Baptist. His title passed to his eldest son, Thomas.
  • From:,_1st_Baron_Wentworth


  • WENTWORTH, Sir Thomas I (by 1500-51), of Nettlestead, Suff. and Westminster, Mdx.
  • b. by 1500, 1st s. of Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Lord le Despenser, of Nettlestead, by Anne, da. of Sir James Tyrrell of Gipping, Suff. m. by 1524 Margaret da. of Sir Adrian Fortescue of Shirburn and Stonor, Oxon., 8s. inc. Sir Thomas II 9da. Kntd. 1 Nov. 1523; suc. fa. 17 Oct. 1528; cr. Lord Wentworth of Nettlestead 2 Dec. 1529.2
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60
  • Wentworth, Thomas (1501-1551) by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • WENTWORTH, THOMAS, first Baron Wentworth of Nettlestead (1501–1551), was descended from an ancient Yorkshire family, two branches of which were settled at Wentworth-Woodhouse, and North Elmsall. Thomas Wentworth, the great earl of Strafford [q. v.], belonged to the former branch (see Foster, Yorkshire Pedigrees). Roger Wentworth (d. 1452), younger son of John Wentworth of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, acquired the manor of Nettlestead, Suffolk, in right of his wife Margery (1397–1478), daughter of Sir Philip Despenser and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Robert de Tiptoft or Tibetot, last baron Tiptoft of the first creation and lord of the manor of Nettlestead. Roger Wentworth's younger son, Henry (d. 1482), was by his first wife ancestor of the Wentworths of Gosfield, Essex, and by his second wife of the Wentworths of Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire; to the latter branch belonged Paul Wentworth [q. v.], Peter Wentworth (1530?–1596) [q. v.], and Sir Peter Wentworth (1592–1675) [q. v.] Roger's elder son, Sir Philip, was father of Sir Henry Wentworth (d. 1499), whose daughter Margery (d. 1550) married Sir John Seymour (d. 1536) of Wolfhall, and was mother of Queen Jane Seymour, of Protector Somerset, and grandmother of Edward VI. Sir Henry Wentworth's son, Sir Richard Wentworth (d. 1528), was sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1509 and 1517, was knighted in 1512, served at the battle of Spurs in 1513, was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520, and died on 17 Oct. 1528. He married Anne, daughter of Sir James Tyrrell [q. v.], the supposed murderer of the princes in the Tower, and was father of the subject of this article.
  • Thomas Wentworth, born in 1501, served through the Duke of Suffolk's expedition into France in 1523, and was knighted in the chapel at Roye on 31 Oct. with his cousin, Edward Seymour (afterwards Duke of Somerset). In 1527 he was a member of the household .... etc.
  • Wentworth married, about 1520, Margaret, elder daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue [q. v.], by his first wife, granddaughter and heir of John Neville, marquis of Montagu [q. v.] Sir Anthony Fortescue [q. v.] and Sir John Fortescue (1531?–1607) [q. v.] were her half-brothers, and Elizabeth, the wife of Sir Thomas Bromley (1530–1587) [q. v.], was her half-sister. Her daughters by Wentworth married equally well; Jane (d. 1614) became the wife of Henry, baron Cheney of Toddington; Margaret of first John, baron Williams of Thame [q. v.], secondly Sir William Drury [q. v.], and thirdly Sir James Crofts; and Dorothy of first Paul Withypole (d. 1579), secondly Martin Frobisher [q. v.], and thirdly Sir John Savile of Methley. Of the sons, Thomas succeeded as second baron, and is separately noticed; and John and James were lost with the Greyhound in March 1562–1563 (Machyn, pp. 304, 394). Wentworth had issue sixteen children in all.
  • .... etc.
  • From:,_Thomas_(1501-1551)_(DNB00)
  • The Dictionary of national biography Vol. LX.
  • The Dictionary of national biography, founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 6 By Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
  • Pg.264


  • Sir Thomas Wentworth
  • Birth: 1500 Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Mar. 3, 1551, England
  • Baron Wentworth. 6th Lord Despenser, of Nettlestead, Suffolk. Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, Privy Councilor, Lord Chamberlain for the Household of King Edward VI.
  • Son and heir to Sir Richard Wentworth and Anne Tyrrell, grandson of Sir Henry Wentworth, Lord Despenser and Anne Say, Sir James Tyrrell (executed for treason as an accomplice to Richard de la Pole) and Anne Arundel.
  • Husband of Margaret Fortescue, daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue (beheaded for refusing to take the oath of supremacy) and Anne Stonor. They were married about 1520 and had eight sons and nine daughters
  • .... etc.
  • Margaret was heir to her younger sister, Frances, the wife of Thomas FitzGerald, and Margaret died between 23 April 1546 and 12 May 1551.
  • .... etc.
  • From


  • The Wentworth genealogy, comprising the origin of the name, the family in England, and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant, and of his descendants (1870)
  • The line was continued by
  • (18) Sir Thomas Wentworth, Kt., Lord Chamberlain of the Household; who, in 1529, was summoned to Parliament, by writ, as Baron Wentworth. He died on the 3d, and was buried on the 7 March, 1550-1, in Westminster Abbey. His wife, who survived him, was Margaret, daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue, Kt. They had issue as follows:
    • 1. Sir Thomas, 2d Baron, of whom hereafter.
    • 2. Sir Henry (not 21 in 1544), who married his first cousin, Elizabeth Glemham. (See back to number (17-7) of this note.)
    • 3. Richard (not 21 in 1544), who married Margaret Royden.
    • 4. Philip (not 21 in 1544), who married a daughter of Sir Richard Corbet, Kt.
    • 5. John (not 21 in 1455), who perished at sea, in 1564.
    • 6. Edward (not 21 in 1544.)
    • 7. James (not 21 in 1544), who perished at sea in 1564.
    • 8. Roger (not 21 in 1544), who married, and had a daughter Katherine, who was buried at Stepney, Co. Middlesex, 14 July, 1577.
    • 9. Anne, living 1544; the wife of Sir John Poley, Kt., of Badley, Suffolk.
    • 10. Cicily (or Cecilia) married, after 1544, to Sir Robert Wingfield, Kt.
    • 11. Mary, who married, after 1544, William Cavendish, Esq., eldest son of Sir Richard Cavendish, Kt.
    • 12. Elizabeth, living 1544, unmarried.
    • 13. Margaret, who married, after 1544, 1st John Lord Williams; 2dly, Sir William Drury, Kt.; and 3dly, Sir John Crofts, Kt.
    • 14. Margery, living, 1544, unmarried.
    • 15. Jane, married, after 1544, to Sir Henry Cheyne, Kt., Lord Cheyne of Toddington, Co. Bedford, She died without issue, 16 April, 1614, and was buried at Toddington.
    • 16. Catherine, living, 1544, unmarried.
    • 17. Dorothy, married, after 1544, 1st, to Sir Wm. Widmerpoole, Kt.; 1dly, to Sir Martin Frobisher, Kt.; and 3dly, to Sir John Savile, Kt., one of the Barons of the Exchequer, who survived her and died 2 February, 1606-7.
  • The line was continued by


  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ... By Douglas Richardson
  • Pg.216
  • 15. THOMAS WENTWORTH, Knt., de jure 6th Lord Despenser, of Nettlestead, Suffolk, Harston, Cambridgeshire, etc., Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, Privy Councillor, Lord Chamberlain of the Household to King Edward VI, son and heir, born about 1500 (age 28 in 1528). He married about 1520 MARGARET FORTESCUE, daughter of Adrian Fortescue, K.B., of Stonor (in Pyrton) and
  • Pg.217
  • Shirburn, Oxfordshire, and St. Clement Danes, London, by his 1st wife, Anne (descendant of Kind Edward III), daughter and heiress of William Stonor, Knt. [see STONOR 14 for her ancestry]. .... etc.


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Sir Adrian Fortescue, K.B.'s Timeline

Punsborne, Hertfordshire, England
Age 26
Stonor, Oxfordshire, England
Age 28
Stonor, Oxfordshire, England
Age 54
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Age 57
May 13, 1534
Age 58
July 10, 1539
Age 63
London, Middlesex, England