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Fortescue Baulking Grange
« on: Tuesday 12 January 10 23:26 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am tracing a line of Fortescues of "Baulking Grange" (near Uffington) - previously known as "Costars Farm". The first Fortescue (Francis) appears to have moved there in the early 1700's, had a son (Francis) in 1709, and died in 1769.

The Fortescues lived there until the 1880s.

I am trying to find out where this origional Francis Fortescue came from so I can tie my line into the main Fortescue tree.

Any ideas or suggestions greatfully appreciated!

cheers,

John
Thatcher - Uffington, Berkshire
Fortescue - Baulking, Bekshire
Harding - Cookham, Berkshire
Brown - Eastwick and Netteswell Essex
Swaffield - St Helier, Jersey
Limer - Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Lade - Sussex
Appoo / Ah Poo - Bendigo Australia, China

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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 04:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

Some ideas for you as in my  PRs  (from OFHS) there are several families you may be interested  in;

Buckland, Berks -  Bapt. 13-2-1704    Francis Fortescue son of John 7 Mary
    "              "    -     "     14-1-1693   William      "        "          "         "
No trace of John & Mary's marriage in Buckland

Stanford in the Vale  - Marr.   8-11-1817   Francis Fortescue  (by Licence) to Jemima Wicks

Uffington Bapt. 10-4-1709 Francis Fortescue son of Francis. (This I see you already have.)

There are also four baptisms in Baulking that range from 1865 to 1875 which I can include if required.

Alan

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Belcher, Elderfield, Froude, Saunders,  Stimson, Tame,   in Berks
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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 04:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,

Thanks for the quick response!  (and helpful references)

I have searched most of the nearby parish records - and nothing seems to fit.  Thats why I believe he came from elsewhere - perhaps inherited the lands?

Based on the fact that his son was born in 1709, I assume that Francis may have been born around 1680 - 1690?

The frustrating thing is I have a copy of his will - but that doesnt seem to help at all in going back any further. 

regards,

John

Thatcher - Uffington, Berkshire
Fortescue - Baulking, Bekshire
Harding - Cookham, Berkshire
Brown - Eastwick and Netteswell Essex
Swaffield - St Helier, Jersey
Limer - Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Lade - Sussex
Appoo / Ah Poo - Bendigo Australia, China

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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

          Welcome to RC :)

Found these two marriages from OFHS Oxfordshire Marriage Index

29 Nov 1613 John Fortescue to Agnes Greenwood at Kidlington
27 July 1695 John Fortescue, Combe to Elizabeth May, Combe at Ox St Mary Vir

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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 08:55 GMT (UK) »
John

Have you seen the submitted records on familysearch.com that refer to this family that seem to have parents for Francis?

KN
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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 11:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi KN and Sue,

Thanks also for the quick responses!

(This chat site is amazing!)

KN - I looked on Familysearch - but dont see the sumbmitted records you are talking about?  (Unless it is the records I have submitted previosuly?)

Sue - The index you found for 1695 sounds very interesting!  Would that be for St Marys in Buckland or Uffington?  There seems to have been another (different) Fortescue family at Buckland around the same time as my family was in Baulking.

regards,

John



Thatcher - Uffington, Berkshire
Fortescue - Baulking, Bekshire
Harding - Cookham, Berkshire
Brown - Eastwick and Netteswell Essex
Swaffield - St Helier, Jersey
Limer - Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Lade - Sussex
Appoo / Ah Poo - Bendigo Australia, China

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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Dear John

will go back to familysearch in a while to chase up the details that I earlier referred to, but want to show you an amazing coincidence .......

I have just been browsing in the Wantage marriage records for the early 1700s looking for a completely unrelated family, and have found the following!

1757 17th October, marriage of John Jilling, single man of Wantage, and Sarah Weaving, of Goosey, Stanford, witnesses Francis Fortescue and John Noke.

 ;D :o

KN

I note that there is a cluster of Fortescue baptisms & burials in Wantage from the 1780s onwards but no Francis.  You may well know about these already.
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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Apologies John - the familysearch records that I saw earlier this morning were referring to the two Francis' that you already know about - got too excited too soon!

KN
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Re: Fortescue Baulking Grange
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 12:48 GMT (UK) »
How about these Fortescues?

From St Mary's Longworth

baptism
1697 Feb 13, Foresten/Fortescue, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth

burials
1740 Aug 13, Elizabeth Fortescue
1755 Feb 28, Francis Fortescue

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Wood - Worcester, Hampshire, Wiltshire
Stone - Barnwood, Gloucestershire



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