Francis Fortescue

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Sir Francis Fortescue (ca. 1563-1624), KB was an English politician.

Life[edit]

Francis was the eldest surviving son of John Fortescue I and his wife, Cecily Ashfield. His brothers were William Fortescue and Thomas Fortescue II. In 1589, he married Grace Manners. They had at least one child, his heir, John.

Career[edit]

In 1600, he became the Custos Rotulorum of Buckinghamshire and in 1608 High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. In 1589, 1593 and 1597 he was MP for Buckingham, and in 1601 MP for Buckinghamshire.[1]

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