Richard Ffyske1,2

M, b. circa 1524, d. before 5 November 1572
FatherGeoffrey Ffyske b. c 1472
MotherAlice Dalling b. c 1480
     Richard was born circa 1524 in Laxfield, County Suffolk, England. Richard married Agnes Crispe in Laxfield at All Saints Church. Richard & Agnes had children: Elie [m. Alice], Anne, Elizabeth, Marie & Margaret.3,4 They resided at Broad Gattes, Laxfiield, County Suffolk, England. Richard made his will on 7 September 1572.

Richard Fyske of Laxfelde “sevenmaker”. “I do protest my self to die an humble and penitent synner.” To be buried in Laxfelde churchyard, or wherever I die. To my wife Agnes the tenement wherein I dwell with the lands, meadow, and pasture, for life, she to educate and bring up my children, with remainder to my daughters Marie and Margaret, or, in case they die s. p. to my daughters Anne and Elizabeth, who are to pay to my son Elye £10. To my daughter Anne my great meadow in Laxfield. To my son Elie my tenement lately purchased of my father-in-law Edmunde Crispe, he paying to said Edmund £50, in accordance with agreement and to my daughter Elizabeth £40, in installments. To my son Elie my timber, tools, and all things belonging to my occupation. My wife is to have the residue and implements of husbandry, while sole, towards brings up my children. If she marry, [she is to have] one-half only, and the other one-half to my children. Executors: my wife Agnes, with my son Elie, “in whom I repose a special trust and confidence.” Supervisor: my brother Robert Fiske, [to whom I give] 5s. praying him to be of assistance unto my wife and children, Witnesses: John Fiske, Jefferie Fiske, Nicholas Fiske, John Elwis, Nicholas Lane, John Petyver.5

Richard departed this life in Laxfield. He was buried there at Laxfield in All Saints Churchyard. His will was probated on 5 November 1572.


Agnes Crispe


  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. Richard, son of Simon Ffyske,[m. Agnes Crispe], of Broad Gattes, Laxfiield.
  2. [S1154] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page 145 - Richard fiske "sevenmaker"; m. Agnes Crispe, daughter of Edmund - who survoved him; Children: Mary, Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth [m. 8/18/1590 Wolfram Baldry], Elias [Elye or Elie][will 5/02/1601][m. Alice].
  3. [S1150] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page 430 - Will of Elie/Elias Fiske dated: 2 May 1601 & probated: 12 September 1601 (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Resgistry], book 34, folio 587.) He mentions his father as being Richard and his wife, Alice, children: Sara, Marie, Margaret & Henry.
  4. [S1144] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fiske Family, page 45.
  5. [S1150] G. Andrews Moriarty, The Fiske Family, page 422 - Will of Richard Fiske dated: 07 September 1572 & probated: 05 November 1572 (Archdeaconry of Sufflolk [Ipswich Probate Registry] , book 24, folio 188.).