~1500, John born in Tavistock, Devon, England, heir & s/o §§Walter Fitz & Mary Sampson.
~1510, Agnes born in Stowe, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England, d/o 131078. Sir Roger Grenville & 131079. Margaret Whitleigh. (S) A Complete Parochial Hist. of the County of Cornwall, V2, Polsue, 1868, P373.
7/7/1524, Agnes’ father died.
By 1528, John married Agnes.
1529-32, Plaintiffs: John Fitz, esquire, great-great-grandson of David [Dauyt] ... Defendants: John Knyght. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to a cornmill, land and rent in South Brent. Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/632/71.
By 1547, Plaintiff: John Amadas, yeoman of the guard Defendant: John Fitz, Edward Wolford, William Hampden, and others Place Or Subject: Assault at Tavistock County: Devon. (S) UKNA, STAC 2/1, Folio 148.
1/28/1547, Edward VI succeeded Henry VIII as King of England.
7/10/1553, Lady Jane Grey became the [disputed] Queen of England [for 9 days.]
7/19/1553, Mary I, sister of Edward VI, became Queen of England.
1559, John died. (S) Historic Homes and Institutions, V2, Crane, 1907, P283.
(S) The Visitations of the County of Cornwall, P41. (S) Visitations of Devon, Vivian,1895, P342. (S) Hist. of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P75.
Children of John and Agnes:
i. John Fitz, born by 1529 in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
2/1551, John admitted to the Inner Temple in London.
1554, John represented Tavistock, Devon in parliament.
1566, John a member of a consortium licensed by the 2nd Earl of Bedford to mine tin at Morwelham.
1568, John declined elevation to the Bench.
By 1575, John married Mary, d/o Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton, Somerset.
1579, John a Justice of the Peace for Devon.
1582, John the Sheriff of Devon.
11/1/1589, John wrote his will.
Bef. 3/9/1590, John died.
[This family is well documented in Devon for strange events surrounding their history.]
ii. Edward Fitz, born ? in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
iii. George Fitz, born ? in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
iv. Katherine fitz Ford (32769), ~1536 in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
v. Margaret Fitz, born ? in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
Margaret married Richard Olcott.
vi. Grace Fitz, born ? in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
Grace married John Eliot of Plymouth, earl of St. Germain.
vii. Honor Fitz, born ? in Fitz-Ford, Tavistock, Devon, England.
Honor married William Kanzewyowe.