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  • ID: I6181
  • Name: John Fastolf
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1380 in Caister, Norfolk 1
  • Death: 5 NOV 1459 in Caister Castle, Norfolk
  • Burial: St Benet's Abbey, Norfolk
  • Residence: Caister Castle , Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Occupation: Shakespeare?s Falstaff
  • Note:

    The knight Sir John Fastolfe, a powerful man with many houses, bought Blickling in 1431. Fastolfe was another famous soldier, whose name, subtly altered, was borrowed for Shakespeare's comic hero. He died at Caister Castle in 1459.
    He sold Blickling to his neighbour and protégé Geoffrey Boleyn in 1437, who prospered so well that he became the Lord Mayor of London.
    A Sir John Fastolf was a benefactor to Bromholm Priory in 1459.
    The Fastolf family moved into Caister in the 14th century and became major landowners.
    John Fastolf was born in 1378 in the manor house in the west of the village. He proved to be a great soldier, finally earning a knighthood in 1418.
    Sir John obtained a license to build himself a 'fortified house' and the old manor house of his birth was demolished in 1432 to make way for the new building. The 'castle' became one of the richest and finest building of it's type in England. Sir John moved in in 1454 at the grand age of 76. On the 5th November 1459 he passed away having only lived in the castle for 5 years.
    Fastolf left a complicated will. The castle was passed on to the Paston family (of Paston letters fame) who lived there until 1599.
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  • Change Date: 29 SEP 2009

    Father: John Fastolf
    Mother: Mary Park

    Marriage 1 Margaret or Milicentia Tiptoft b: 12 APR 1368
    • Married: JAN 1409 in Castle Combe, Wiltshire 1
    1. Has Children Alice Fastolf b: ABT 1405 in Fishley, Norfolk

    1. Text: EM Suggs database on World Connect
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