Johane Crispe

     Johane was born in Laxfield, County Suffolk, England. She was the daughter of William Crispe and Ann Godbold of Laxfield.1 Johane married Nicholas Ffyske, son of Geoffrey Ffyske and Alice Dalling, before 20 November 1552 in Laxfield. They were noted as married in Johane's father, William Crispe's will of that date.2 Nicholas & Johane had children: William [before 1/23/1554-1580][m. Helen Payne], Amos [m. 10/17/1574 Mary Girling], Rachel, Hester [d. 1579], Martha [m. 11/02/1609 Robert Golding] & Mary [m. a0/16/1586 Anthony Fisher].3,1 They first resided in Laxfield, but moved to Dennington, County Suffolk by 1567. Johane's husband, Nicholas, died before 28 September 1569 in Dennington, leaving her a widow.


Nicholas Ffyske b. c 1515, d. b 28 Sep 1569


  1. [S1142] Henry Ffiske, Fiske Family Papers, page 65.
  2. [S1158] Clifford J. Scott, Anthony and Joshua Fisher of Dedham, Massachusetts, pages 291-294 - Will of William Crispe of Laxfield dated: 20 November 1552 & proved: 19 January 1553 - mentions his wife, Anne daughters, Anne Noyse, Margery Wade,Margaret Fiske 10 pounds & Joahne Fiske 5 marks and to every o6f my daughter's children 6 shillings 8 pence. ...I wyll that Nicholas Fyske my son in lawe have and holde …forever all those my messuages lands and tenements bothe fre and copye meadows fedyngs and pastures with all and singular tyheir appurtenance set lying and beung within the towne and paryshe of Dengngton within the saide county of Suff upon condycion that he the saide Nicholas Fyske hys executors or assigns paye or cause to be payde unto the sayde Anne my wyef or to her assygnes yerely duryng her naturall lyef iiij pounds of good and lawfull englysh money every yere… Witnesses to the will: Thomas Crispe, John Fyske, George Cowper, William Fyske, and others

    page s 295-296 - Will of Anne Crispe, wife of William dated: 23 January 1554 & proved: 17 March 1554
    She mentions Hester & Agnes Fiske iii pounds vj s. viij d. She gives to John Fiske, son of my daughter, Margaret Fiske xx s. at his age of xxiiij yeres and to everyone of her other children vj s. viij d. She bequeathes to William Fiske, son of Nycholas Fiske and Johan my daughter v s. viij d. to be paid to him at his age of xxj yeres , To Nycholas Fiske, my son-in-law, my greatest cawdron. Margaret Fiske, my daugher, the greatest brass pan and my cupborde & the cuporde to her daughter, Margaret when she gets married. I give to John Fiske, my nephew, a feather bed and bolster. Johan Fiske, my daughter, is to get the best mantle & best frocke and Margaret Fiske, her daughter, the other mantle and best gown. John Noyse & Nicholas Fyske appointed executors.
  3. [S1158] Clifford J. Scott, Anthony and Joshua Fisher of Dedham, Massachusetts, page 298.