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  • ID: I37746
  • Name: John FitzLewis
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 27 OCT 1442
  • Residence: West Horndon, Essex
  • Note: 1 2

    Alternative to the ancestry given here, which is from Thomas Wright?s ?Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain?:
    The progenitor of the FitzLewis family was called Lewis John [this man], or sometimes Lodwick John, not John Lewis or FitzLewis. He was of Welsh origin.
    Chris Pitt Lewis <chris@cjpl.demon.co.uk> on GEN-MEDIEVAL-L
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    The Fitzlewes family settled in Horndon by 1438, when the head of the family was Sir Lewes John (also known as Lodowic John), son of William Fitzwilliam. He married, first, Alice, daughter of Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, an alliance which raised the social position of the family very considerably. Subsequently he married Anne, widow of Sir Richard Hankford and daughter of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury. By the time of his death in 1442 he had 5 surviving sons, all of whom bore the surname Fitzlewes, and 4 daughters. One of his daughters by his second wife, Margaret, wife of Sir William Lucy, was on her death in 1446 commemorated by a brass that also survives at Ingrave.
    Sir Lewes's  heir was Lewes Fitzlewes, also known by the names of Lodowick and Lewes John. He is believed to have married Margaret Stonor.
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    West Horndon manor, in Barstable hundred, was held by the FitzLewis family, which also owned land in West Tilbury.
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    ?Thorndon [later seat of the Petres] was in tims past the dwelling place of a worshipfull family of Fitzlewis, the last of which name, if we may beleeve the common report, by occasion of that house happened to be set on fire in the time of his wedding feast, was pittiously himselfe therein burnt to death.?
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    West Horndon adjoins East Horndon, Herongate and Ingrave on the east side of the original park of Thorndon Hall. In the reign of Henry VII, Sir John Fitz-Lewis married a daughter of Sir Robert Lovel, both of whom were consumed in a fire which destroyed the old manor house on their wedding night.
    http://www.brentwood-council.gov.uk/index.php?id=27&lid=433&l2id=443&cid=430
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    Sir Lewis John bought the Cranham Hall manor in 1425 (arms: sable, a chevron between three trefoyles argent; 253).
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    Henry FitzLewes (sic) b abt 1441, West Horndon, d May1460, married Elizabeth, dau of Edmund Beaufort and Eleanor Beauchamp (qv), and had a dau Mary.
  • _UID: 2B82053D2FE74818A6DC93614754B2A4CC21
  • Change Date: 13 NOV 2007



    Father: Richard FitzLewis
    Mother: Elizabeth le Baude

    Marriage 1 Alice de Vere
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Lewes John Or Lodowick FitzLewes

    Marriage 2 Anne Montacute
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth FitzLewis b: 1431

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Monumental Brass Society
      URL: www.mbs-brasses.co.uk
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Britannia
      Author: William Camden
      Date: 1607
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