John Ffyske1,2

M, b. circa 1518, d. before 25 February 1604
FatherGeoffrey Ffyske b. c 1472
MotherAlice Dalling b. c 1480
     John was born circa 1518 in Laxfield, County Suffolk, England. John & his wife had children: John [before 1/23/1554-1607][m. Thomasyne Punchyard], William [d. 1590][m. Jane Punchyard], Jereme [d. 1630], Margaret [before 1/23/1554][m. 5/20/1582 John Punchyard] & Anne [m. 7/26/1579 Thomas Borret].3,4,5,6,7 His wife was quite likely Margaret Crispe, daughter of William & Anne [Godbold] Crispe married before 20 November 1552 [date of Margaret's father's will]. Mr. Crispe mentions his daughter, Margaret Fiske in his will and John Fiske witnessed it. The family resided at Tivetshall [Tittleshall], St. Mary, County Norfolk.8 The family lived in Laxfield until sometime after 1567 when they moved to Tivetshall, county Norfolk. John made his will on 31 January 1604 at Tivetshall.

In his will, he mentions his elder son John; younger son Henrie [also referred to as Jeremie or Hierommye]; and daughters Mary, wife of Edward Alpe; Ann Borrett, and Margaret Punchard.9

John departed this life in Tivetshall. His will was probated on 25 February 1604.


  1. [S1142] Henry Ffiske, Fiske Family Papers, page 316a - Chart reated from M. S. Tanner 257, folio 199, collated with another pedigree from M. S. Tanner 180, folio 16b, with additional matter by H. Ffiske. John, son of Simon Ffyske, [m. Thomasine Pincherard], he was of Tivetshall, St. Mary, Norfolk
    Note: John's son, John was married to Thomasine. She is mentioned in his will dated: 1 October 1607 as well as his sister, Margaret, wife of John Punchyard. - klm.
  2. [S1154] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page 142 - John Fiske of Tittishall [Tittleshall] 9Candler0 or Tivetshall, co. Norfolk, b. ca. 1514; children: Jerone/Jereme, John, William of Laxfield, Anne [m. 26 July 1579 Thomas Borret] & Margaret [m. 20 May 1582 Jonh Punchyard].
  3. [S1142] Henry Ffiske, Fiske Family Papers, page 64.
  4. [S1144] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fiske Family, page 44 - John died without issue [Note: Differs from the Fiske Papers. klm].
  5. [S1154] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page 142 - children: Jerome, John & William.
  6. [S1150] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page - Will of William Fiske dated: Probate Registry], book 34, folio 587.).
  7. [S1150] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, Wills of the children of John:
    page 427 -The Will of William Fiske of Laxfield [Laxfield, co. Suffolk], “wheelwright” being “visited with sickness” dated 29 December, 33 Elizabeth [29 December 1590]. To be buried in Laxfild churchyard. To my wife Jane my messuage in Stradbroke [co. Suffolk], for life, with remainder to John Punchyard, my brother-in-law, till John Punchyard, his son, my nephew and godson, be twent-one. To Anne Borret, my wife's daughter, a joined “chest of Abell [ ? abele]. To Susanna Borret, my wife's daughter, a joined chest. Residue, including a bond of £40 from my brother-in-law Jn. Punchyard, to my wife Jane. To my brother-in-law Jn. Punchyard £10 and three hundred oaken boards and the best trees of [named], oaken boards in the long shed and other timber [described]. To my brother John Fiske oad and “poople” boards, etc. To my brother Jeremie Fiske my sorredl colt, the residue of my tools belonging to science, and the residue of timber. To my brother-in-law Thomas Borret, my black mare, three hundred oaken boards, and five combs of wheat with the straw. To the poor of Laxfield 20s. Executrtix: my wife Jane. Proved 26 January 1590/91. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ispwich probate Resgistrty], book 33 fo. 256.)

    page 432 - The Will of John Fiske of Tyvetshall St Marie [Tivetshall St. Mary], co. Norfolk, yeoman, sick in body dated 1 October 1607. To be buried there or elsewhere. To Thomasyn, my wife, my messuage [and] lands in Tivitshall and Dieleburgh [Dickleburgh, co. Norfolk](she to claim no dower), for her life or widowhood. If she remarry, then she is to have one-third only. If she makes claim for dower in my lands at Occolt [Occold], Thornden [Thordon, co. Suffolk], or places near, then she is to forgo the Tivetshall lands . To John Punchyard the younger, my sister's son, said property in Occolt and Thorndon, charged with £40 to his sister Margaret Punchyard (£10 a year). And to Jeremy Punchyard, his brother, £30 (£10 a year). And to Mary Punchyard, his other sister, £30 (£10 a year). To John Punchyard aforesaid all my tools of a wheewright and my joiner's tools. To Jonn Bucknam [or Buckman,faded], my servant, 40s. To John Cobbrame [sic], my godson. 40s. To Richard Goothrame, my godson 40s. To John Watlinge, my godson, 30s. at twenty-one. To John Dowson, my kinsman and godson, £3 when twenty. To Marie Cole, my goddaughter, 40s. at twenty-one. To Margerye Woodward, my goddaughter, 20s. when twenty. To Margaret Chapman, my goddaughter, 20s. To Fraunces Alpe, my nephewand godson, 20s. when twenty. To _______ Fisher, my kinsman and godson20s. when twenty-one. To Marie Alpe and Anne Alpe,mhy sister's daughters, my bond wherein Nicholas Haward of Darsham [co. Suffolk] William Haward of the same and Jeffery Neve of Trivetshall Stl Marthe £10 debt and not the forfeiture. To Edward Alpe, my nephew £5 To John Punchyard the Elder of Beddlingfield [Belingfield, co. Suffolk], my brother [-in-] law 40s. To Christopher Mercant of Tyvetshall St. Marie 40s. To the poor of Tivetshall St. Mary 30s. (10s. a year). If Elder of Bedingfield, to prove this will, pay legacies, etc. then she is to have all my goods chattels, etc. Sole executrix: said Thomasyne, my wife. Witnesses: Paule Chapman, Edward Bateman. Proved the last of October 1609 by the executrix. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich co. Norfolk],Register for 1609, fo. 12)

    Page 435 - The Will of Jeromie Fiske of Laxfield [co. Suffolk], yeoman, sick in body, dated 22 August 1630. To be buried in Laxfield churchyard. To John Cocke, eldest son of Peter Cock, my son -in-law, a messuage and tenement in Tittleshall and Diskleborwoe [Dickleburgh], co. Norfolk, freehold and copyhold, in the occupation of one Loter. To Anne cock, daughter to the Peter Cock, a messuage and tenement in the occupation of Wm. Smith, she paying her sister, Elizabeth Cocke, ?10. To Peter Cock, son to the said Peter Cock, a messuage or tenement, freehold and copyhold, in Laxfield, now in my occupation, except the lands called Craiches. To Jeremie Cocke, son of the said Peter Cock, my son-in-law, a messuage or tenement, free [hold] and copyhold called Craiches and [illegible] in Dennington [co. Suffolk] and Laxfield, in my occupation. To Margaret Rackham, my servant the house called Copphall, occupied by James Dallinger. To Alice Cocke and to Mary Cocke, daughters of the said Peter Cock, my son-in-law, to each ?1`0. Executor: John Cocke, son of the said Peter Cock, my son-in-law. Supervisor: Peter Cock. Witnesses: John Cocke, Wm. Smith. Proved 15 September 1630 by John Cock. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ispswich Probate Registry], book for 1629-30, fo. 227).
  8. [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.
  9. [S1858] Myrtle Stevens Hyde, Re-Examination of the Fiske Families of Suffolk, England, Ancetral of Some Early New England Families, page 345. -