George Godfrey FORTESCUE10 was born in 1886. He died in 1916.137 Twin Parents: Joseph FORTESCUE and Sarah Jane MASON.

George Grenville FORTESCUE69 was born on 2 January 1835.138 He died on 2 November 1856.138 Accidently killed on a yacht Possibly Grenville as it was his grandmother's surname
Given as Grenville in IGI which agrees with birthdate Parents: George Matthew FORTESCUE of Boconnoc and Dropmore and Louisa Elizabeth RYDER.

George Grenville FORTESCUE38 was born on 24 December 1892. He died on 1 December 1967. Sheriff of Cornwall Parents: John Bevil FORTESCUE of Boconnoc and Dropmore and Dorothy Augusta HOSTE.

Spouse: Olive Joan FRANKLAND-RUSSELL-ASTLEY. Olive Joan FRANKLAND-RUSSELL-ASTLEY and George Grenville FORTESCUE were married on 15 December 1927.

George Herbert FORTESCUE12 was born on 29 August 1872 in Wilby, Northants. From Gravestone in Wilby Church, Wellingborough He was baptized on 29 September 1872 in Wilby Church, Northants. Church Register He died on 29 November 1872 in Wilby, Northants. George was buried on 3 December 1872 in Wilby Church, Northants. From Church Register Parents: Gerrard FORTESCUE and Mary PASHLER.

George Knottesford FORTESCUE13,74 was born in October 1847 in Alveston, Warwickshire. He appeared in the census in 1901 in Officers Residence, British Museum, London. Recorded as "Keeper of Printed Works" He died on 26 October 1912. Parents: Edward Bowles Knottesford FORTESCUE of Alveston and Frances Anne SPOONER.

Spouse: Ida BLATCH. Ida BLATCH and George Knottesford FORTESCUE were married on 22 April 1875.13

Spouse: Beartrice ST LEON. Beartrice ST LEON and George Knottesford FORTESCUE were married in 1899.

George Matthew FORTESCUE of Boconnoc and Dropmore69,77 was born on 21 May 1791. He died on 24 January 1877. (Connoc's Dwelling or. Bo-Con-Oke - Place of Stunted Oaks) Three
miles east of Lostwithiel, Boconnoc can trace its history back to the
Normans. The estate and house were taxed in the Domesday Roll
A.D.1087. The first recorded owners were the De Cant family
(1268) and in 1320 - 1386, the Manor was owned by the Carminows.
Latterly by Sir Oliver Carminow who married a daughter of Joan Holland
(The Fair Maid of Kent), a grand-daughter of Edward I who married the
Black Prince as her second husband, for whom the Duchy of Cornwall
was created.

Through the centuries, Boconnoc has been associated with many of this
country's famous names and history-makers including Lord Russell, Earl
of Bedford who sold Boconnoc in 1579 to Sir William Mohun who rebuilt
it. Later, Thomas Pitt purchased the estate with the proceeds of the
famous Pitt Diamond which he sold to the Regent of France where it
ended up in the hilt of Napoleon's sword. Pitt's grandson, William,
became Prime Minister. Eventually, the estate was bequeathed to the
Fortescue family who still own it although, since 1969 the house has
not been lived in due to deterioration and subsidence.

See Half Mad Lord : Thomas Pitt for some more History of Bocononoc

During the Second World War, Boconnoc House and the surrounding
buildings were occupied by American troops and the grounds used as an
ammunition dump in preparation for the invasion of Europe. In the
grounds (actually the largest park in Cornwall) can be seen the
church, of which the dedication is unknown, but was thought to have
been consecrated in 1413. The most prominent monument is the Obelisk
which is 123 feet high and was erected in 1771 by Thomas Pitt, 1st
Lord Camelford, in memory of his wife's uncle and benefactor, Sir
Richard Lyttelton. It is situated between Boconnoc and Braddock
churches in the middle of an old military entrenchment near to where
the Battle of Braddock Down was fought in the Civil War 1642-1646.
During this period Boconnoc was involved in two significant battles.
In January 1643 the Parliament forces under Col. Ruthven impatiently
attempted to enter Cornwall, which was strongly Royalist. The opposing
forces met near Braddock Church, the Royalists being commanded by
Bevil Grenville and Ralph Hopton (both subsequently Knighted) marching
from Boconnoc Park where they had bivouacked overnight. In a short
time the Parliament forces were routed. A more important clash took
place the following year when the King's cause was beginning to wane.
Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock (a sour Puritan) had indicated to the Earl
of Essex, then commander-in-chief of the Parliament Army, that the
Cornish were ready to surrender. Essex marched into the west, to be
met by a strong force under Richard Grenville and Lord Goring and
found he was pursued from the east by no less a person than the King
with an a army of several thousands. The King made his headquarters at
Boconnoc and the unfortunate Roundheads were gradually squeezed into
Lostwithiel and Fowey, to their ultimate surrender at Castle Dore.

There are approximately 100 head of dear in the Deer Park
contained within the grounds and also a garden of 20 acres which is
open in the Spring for various charities. Boconnoc House and Park have
been used for numerous film locations including the BBC Poldark series
and scenes from the 1993 film of The Three Musketeers.
Parents: 1st Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE and Hester GRENVILLE.

Spouse: Louisa Elizabeth RYDER. Louisa Elizabeth RYDER and George Matthew FORTESCUE of Boconnoc and Dropmore obtained a marriage license on 18 February 1833.95 They95 were married on 19 February 1833. The Hon George M Fortescue, second son of Lord Fortescue and Hester Lady Fortescue, was born in 1791. He married Lady Louisa E Ryder, daughter of Lord and Lady Harrowby, on 19 Feb 1833. In a letter to Lady Harrowby in 1832 he says about his future wife: " lay before her my faults-my habits-my age-my poverty as compared with what she was born to and then to ask her whether in these circumstances a heart as frail as mine could be worth her acceptance"

Despite the difference in their ages of twenty three years, Lady Harrowby was very pleased with the match, particularly since her elder daughter, who died in 1827, had been married to George M Fortescue's elder brother, Hugh, 2nd Earl Fortescue.

He served in India in the Dragoons and was MP for Hendon from 1825 to 1831. Shortly after his marriage in 1833 he inherited the Boconnoc estate in Cornwall from his aunt, Lady Grenville. He and his wife had an extremely happy family life here, marred only by his fairly regular bouts of ill health. He inherited the estate at Dropmore in 1864.

He was very fond of his children who, in turn, adored him. He was particularly generous to his daughter Harriet and gave her help to buy Shedfield House; when Harriet and Augustus Phillimore were stationed in Jamaica in 1870 and the family was extremely ill with fever he sent Harriet the money for their passage home.

He died very suddenly from a stroke at dinner on 24 Jan 1877. There are a number of letters from him to his mother, to his mother-in-law Lady Harrowby, his wife Lady Louisa and his daughter Harriet.

Dropmore Lodge (or House) and estate was in Buckinghamshire purchased by William Wyndham Grenville in 1792. By 1795 he had renovated it at a cost of £14,000.

The house was designed by Samuel Wyatt (1737–1807) who removed a hill to give a view of Windsor Castle from the windows. Wyatt's work was expanded by Charles Heathcote Tatham (1772-1842). Over a period of years, lawns and paths were laid out whilst trees and shrubs were planted to transform the 600 acres into an area of lakes surrounded by an ornamental woodland and formal garden.
Children were: Louisa Susan Anne FORTESCUE, George Grenville FORTESCUE, Harriett Eleanor FORTESCUE, Hugh Grenville FORTESCUE, Mary FORTESCUE, Elizabeth Frances FORTESCUE, Capt Cyril Dudley FORTESCUE, John Bevil FORTESCUE of Boconnoc and Dropmore.

George Walter FORTESCUE6 was born in 1836 in Duke St, Gisson Grove, London. RG14PN7152 RG78PN351 RD131 SD2 ED13 SN4 2 Madia Cotts, Margaret Rd, New Barnet, Middx
FORTESCUE, George Walter Head 1836 75  M Widowed Baker & Confectioner Duke St, Gisson Grove, London 41 4 3 1
FORTESCUE, Elizabeth Dau 1857 54  F Single Assistant Confectioner Bread St, Bristol
FORTESCUE, Emily Dau 1862 49  F Single Assistant Confectioner Buckingham St, Marylebone
FORTESCUE, George Walter G/Son 1882 29  M Single Rounds Man Merchant St, Bristol
He appeared in the census in 1881 in London.
George W. FORTESCUE Head M Male 44 Paddington, Middlesex, England Bread & Biscuit Baker.
Mary FORTESCUE Wife M Female 50 Bristol
Ellen A. FORTESCUE Daur U Female 21 Paddington, Middlesex, England
Sarah KING Sister In Law U Female 48 Bristol
Dwelling 39 Swinbrook Rd
Census Place London, Middlesex, England

He appeared in the census in 1911 in 2 Madia Cotts, Margaret Rd, New Barnet, Middx. 2 Madia Cotts, Margaret Rd, New Barnet, Middx George died in March 1919 in Barnet, London. Parents: William FORTESCUE of Paddington and Elizabeth CARR of Elton.

Spouse: Mary Jane KING. Mary Jane KING and George Walter FORTESCUE were married in 1857 in Bristol, Somerset. Children were: Elizabeth FORTESCUE, Ellen Annie FORTESCUE, Emily Louisa FORTESCUE, Catherine Carr FORTESCUE.

George Walter FORTESCUE3,48 was born on 21 October 1843 in Rose Farm, Little Gransden, Cambridge.46 He appeared in the census in 1881 in Bethnal Green, London. Dwelling: Kings Arm Rd Census Place: Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex
George W. FORTESCUE M 37 M Cambridge Head Licenced Victullis
Eliza FORTESCUE M 35 F Meopham, Kent Wife
Caroline A. FORTESCUE 4 F B Green, Middlesex Daur
Sarah E. FORTESCUE 2 F B Green, Middlesex Daur
Edwin W. FORTESCUE 4 m M B Green, Middlesex Son He appeared in the census on 31 March 1901 in Meopham, Kent. Fruit Grower George appeared in the census in 1911 in Southstreet House, Meopham, Strood, Kent. RG14PN3850 RG78PN146 RD45 SD1 ED17 SN111 Southstreet House, Meopham, Strood, Kent
FORTESCUE, George Walter Head 1844 67  M Married Farmer Little Gransden, Cambs
FORTESCUE, Eliza Wife 1844 67  F Married Meopham, Kent 35 5 5 0
FORTESCUE, Ellen Agnes Dau 1883 28  F Single Chelsea, London
He died in 1912. Originally a wheelwrigh, a publcan at "The Goat", Kensington and "The Kings Arms" then returned to the Fruit Farm at Meopham, Kent. Parents: Nathaniel FORTESCUE and Sarah GATTWARD.

Spouse: Eliza LOFT of Meopham. Eliza LOFT of Meopham and George Walter FORTESCUE were married on 19 February 1876 in Meopham, Kent.46 Children were: Caroline Alice FORTESCUE, Sarah Eliza FORTESCUE, Edwin Walter FORTESCUE, Ellen Agnes (Nellie) FORTESCUE, Alfred James FORTESCUE.

George Walter FORTESCUE46 was born in 1882 in Merchant St, Bristol. He appeared in the census in 1911 in 2 Madia Cotts, Margaret Rd, New Barnet, Middx. RG14PN7152 RG78PN351 RD131 SD2 ED13 SN4 2 Madia Cotts, Margaret Rd, New Barnet, Middx

FORTESCUE, George Walter G/Son 1882 29  M Single Rounds Man Merchant St, Bristol He died on 18 February 1921. Buried with his grandparents at Meopham Parents: Edwin Walter FORTESCUE and Anne (Nance) HOUSTON.

George West FORTESCUE11 was born in 1859 in Pimlico, London. From 1881 to 1901 he was an Auctioneer in London. He appeared in the census in 1911 in 9 Keswick Rd, Putney, Wandsworth, London. RG14PN2400 RG78PN80 RD26 SD7 ED9 SN41 9 Keswick Rd, Putney, Wandsworth, London
FORTESCUE, George West Head 1860 51  M Married Auctioneer South Belgravia
FORTESCUE, Lucy Jane Wife 1863 48  F Married none Woolwich, Kent 25 2 2 0
FORTESCUE, Irene Marian Dau 1887 24  F Single none Battersea
FORTESCUE, George Alan Son 1890 21  M Single Architect Battersea

George died on 10 July 1923 in Steyning, Hants. Parents: George FORTESCUE and Emma Elizabeth LETHBRIDGE.

Spouse: Lucy Jane JOHNSON. Lucy Jane JOHNSON and George West FORTESCUE were married in 1885 in Wandsworth, London. Children were: Irene Marian FORTESCUE, George Alan FORTESCUE.

George William FORTESCUE11 was born in 1903. Parents: Ferdinand Louis FORTESCUE and Ellen Sophia WARHURST.

George William FORTESCUE (private). Parents: George FORTESCUE and Ethel Louise .

George William FORTESCUE11 was born on 13 June 1922 in Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia. He died on 7 September 2004 in Bunbury, WA, Australia. He was buried on 10 September 2004 in Bunbury, WA, Australia. In the Army in WWII Parents: Ernest Herbert FORTESCUE and Elizabeth HAW (MATTHEWS).

Spouse: Norma WISHART. Norma WISHART and George William FORTESCUE were married on 11 September 1943 in Perth, WA, Australia. Children were: Lynette Norma FORTESCUE, Jill Marilyn FORTESCUE, Gary Raymond FORTESCUE, Trevor Wayne FORTESCUE.

Georgiana Seymour FORTESCUE of Castle Hill69 was born in June 1852. She died on 24 December 1915. Parents: 3rd Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE and Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline DAWSON-DAMER.

Spouse: Lord Ernest SEYMOUR.

Georgina FORTESCUE was born in 1851 in Winwick, Northants. She was christened on 12 March 1851. She died in June 1851 in Oundle, Cambridge. Census Records - Winwick, Hunts 1851. Parents: John FORTESCUE and Anne Woods CAPP.

Georgina FORTESCUE91 was born about 1869 in Liss, Hants. Parents: John FORTESCUE and Sarah STUBBINGTON.

Georgina FORTESCUE was born on 9 November 1958. She died in January 2003. Parents: Martin Denzil FORTESCUE and Prudence Louisa ROWLEY.

Spouse: Nicholas Hilary Stuart ARMOUR FCO. Children were: Emily ARMOUR, Sophie ARMOUR.

Gerald FORTESCUE of Dromiskin31 was born on 15 November 1751. He died on 27 October 1787. Was Ulster Herald in1787 Parents: Chichester FORTESCUE and Hon Elizabeth WELLESLEY of Dublin.

Spouse: Elizabeth TEW. Children were: Thomas FORTESCUE, Thomas FORTESCUE, Anne Elizabeth FORTESCUE.

Geraldine Eliza FORTESCUE of Fallapit47 was born about 1851 in Tourquay, Devon.3 Parents: William Blundell FORTESCUE of Fallapit and Harriet Maria TAYLOR of Ogwell House, Devon.

Gerrard FORTESCUE12 was born on 1 September 1833 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He appeared in the census in 1881 in Farmhouse, Irchester, Northants. Gerald FORTESCUE Head M Male 47 Lugham, Huntingdon, England Farmer
Mary FORTESCUE Wife M Female 41 Lugham, Huntingdon, England
William B. L. FORTESCUE Son Male 16 Barham, Huntingdon, England Farmers Son
Thomas C. FORTESCUE Son Male 15 Barham, Huntingdon, England Farmers Son
Gerald F. FORTESCUE Son Male 14 Barham, Huntingdon, England Scholar
Mary J. FORTESCUE Daur Female 11 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Frank FORTESCUE Son Male 9 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Lewis H. FORTESCUE Son Male 7 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Octavius FORTESCUE Son Male 6 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Albert E. FORTESCUE Son Male 5 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Florence E. FORTESCUE Daur Female 4 Wilby, Northampton, England
Ruth E. FORTESCUE Daur Female 2 Wilby, Northampton, England
He appeared in the census in 1911 in Little Irchester Lodge, Wellingborough, Northants. RG14PN8543 RG78PN442 RD166 SD2 ED10 SN269 Little Irchester Lodge, Wellingborough, Northants
FORTESCUE, Gerrard Head 1834 77  M Married Farmer Leighton, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Mary Wife 1840 71  F Married Leighton, Hunts 47 14 12 2
FORTESCUE, Lewis Harry Son 1874 37  M Single Farmer Wilby, Northants
FORTESCUE, Florence Emily Dau 1877 34  F Single Wilby, Northants
FORTESCUE, Walter Ernest Son 1883 28  M Single Confectioner Irchester, Northants
FORTESCUE, Ruby Constance Mary G/Dau 1897 14  F Fenny Stratford, Bucks

Gerrard died on 12 November 1915.12 From Gravestone in Wilby Church "Gerrard Fortescue died 12.11.1915 aged 82"
He was buried on 16 November 1915 in Wilby Church, Northants. Lived at Little Irchester and Wilby, Northants. Gerrard also appears in the 1851 Census under Gt. Giddings seen in the Huntingdon Records office viz. Gerrard ( spelt Garrard ) Fortescue unmarried aged 17, Farmers son, born Leighton, apprenticed to John Brawn Farmer. Although the spelling is not correct the place of his birth and his age makes it likely that it is Gerrard.

Mr. & Mrs. G. Fortescue of the Lodge Farm, Little Irchester, celebrated their golden wedding on Wednesday, having been married on November 19th, 1863 at Molesworth, Huntingdon. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fortescue are very well know and esteemed in the Wellingborough district, and will receive the congratulations and good wishes of numerous friends. Mr. Gerrard Fortescue attained his 80th year in August, and, although he retired from farming two years ago, he still resides at the farm, which he has held for 33 years. The farm is at present carried on by his son, Mr. harry Fortescue.
Before coming to Little Irchester he occupied a farm at Wilby, prior to which he was at Barham, Hunts. Mr. Fortescue is a Conservative, and at one time was a guardian for Wilby and Little Irchester, but of late years he has taken no prominent part in public or political life. He has a family of nine sons and three daughters, most of whom, however do not reside in the district. Mrs Fortescue, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Pashler, is 74 years of age.

Parents: Lewis FORTESCUE and Ruth BATEMAN of Hamerton.

Spouse: Mary PASHLER. Mary PASHLER and Gerrard FORTESCUE were married on 19 November 1863 in Molesworth, Hunts. From Name Index at Huntindon records Office. Marriage Bond Gerard Fortescue of Leighton to Mary Pashler of Molesworth at Molesworth

1881 census Northants shows for Farm House in Irchester

Gerald H 47 Farmer Huntingdon Leighton
Mary 41 b Leighton
William B 16 b Barham
Thomas G 15 b Barham
Gerald F 14 b Barham
Mary J 11 b Wilby
Frank 9 b Wilby
Lewis H 7 b Wilby
Octavius 6 b Wilby
Albert 5 b Wilby
Florence E 4 b Wilby
Ruth E 2 b Wilby

Plus Nurse( for Harold ) and servant Children were: William Lewis Bateman FORTESCUE, Thomas Pashler FORTESCUE, Gerrard Frederick FORTESCUE, Samuel FORTESCUE, Mary Jane (Jane) FORTESCUE, George Herbert FORTESCUE, Frank FORTESCUE, Lewis Henry (Harry) FORTESCUE, Octavius FORTESCUE, Albert ( Bert ) Edward FORTESCUE, Florence Emily FORTESCUE, Ruth Ellen FORTESCUE, Harold FORTESCUE, Walter Ernest FORTESCUE.

Gerrard Frederick FORTESCUE139 was born on 4 January 1867 in Barham, Hunts.3 He was christened on 23 May 1867.6 He appeared in the census in 1911 in Hambrook, Nutbourne, Westbourne, Sussex. RG14PN5454 RG78PN249 RD88 SD1 ED8 SN18 Hambrook, Nutbourne, Westbourne, Sussex
FORTESCUE, Gerrard Frederick Head 1867 44  M Married Farmer Barham, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Ada Elizabeth Wife 1867 44  F Married Flore, Northants 14 2 2
FORTESCUE, Alfred Son 1898 13  M Scholar Nassington, Northants
FORTESCUE, Sydney Son 1900 11  M Scholar Irchester, Northants
Gerrard died on 26 August 1942. Farm Bailiff in 1901 Parents: Gerrard FORTESCUE and Mary PASHLER.

Spouse: Ada Elizabeth FAIRY. Ada Elizabeth FAIRY and Gerrard Frederick FORTESCUE were married on 15 April 1897 in Bedfordshire. Children were: Alfred FORTESCUE, Sidney FORTESCUE.

Gertrude FORTESCUE of Dromiskin (private). Parents: Chichester FORTESCUE of Donoughmore, Down and Frideswide HALL of Mount Hall in Devon.

Spouse: Thomas ST LEDGER.

Gertrude FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Joseph FORTESCUE and Mina .

Gertrude FORTESCUE22 died in 1632 in Barnstaple, Devon.132 Parents: Roger FORTESCUE of Buckland-Filleigh and Mary NORLEIGH of Inwardleigh.

Spouse: Adam LUGGE of Barnstaple.

Gertrude FORTESCUE of Filleigh53 was born in 1538.78 Hal Bradley has her of Mt Drake and Bernard of Filleigh She died on 10 February 1601 in Musbury Parish Church, Devon.78 She was buried on 12 February 1601 in Musbury Parish Church, Devon.78 Parents: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Ellen MOORE of Moor Hayes in Cullompton.

Spouse: Sir Bernard DRAKE. Gertrude FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Sir Bernard DRAKE were married in 1563. Children were: John DRAKE of Mount Drake.

Gertrude FORTESCUE97 was born about 1625 in Churston Ferrers, Devon. Parents: Arthur FORTESCUE of Combe and Joan GILBERT.

Gertrude FORTESCUE of Buckland-Filleigh22 was born in 1640. She was baptized on 30 September 1640 in Buckland Filleigh, Devon.140 She died in 1667. Gertrude was buried on 16 October 1667 in Buckland Filleigh, Devon.97 Parents: John FORTESCUE of Buckland-Filleigh and Thomasine PRIDEAUX of Solden.

Gertrude FORTESCUE125 was born in 1903 in Rugby,. Parents: Ernest FORTESCUE and Emma WHEWAY.

Spouse: Jim DRAPER.

Gertrude FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Howard FORTESCUE and Lily .

Gertrude Beatrice Alice Naomi FORTESCUE3,45 was born on 13 February 1868 in Notting Hill, London. She died on 23 March 1943. Parents: Stephen FORTESCUE and Naomi Ann WEST.

Spouse: John MULVY - OUSELEY. Gertrude Beatrice Alice Naomi FORTESCUE and John MULVY - OUSELEY were married on 1 November 1891. Children were: Vera MULVY - OUSELEY.

Gertrude Edith Mary FORTESCUE19 was born in 1873 in Keewantin, Northwest Territories, Canada. Parents: Joseph FORTESCUE and Sarah Jane MASON.

Gertrude Josephine FORTESCUE1 was born in 1876 in Leeds, Yorks. She appeared in the census in 1911 in 109 Beckett St, Leeds, Yorks (West Riding). RG14PN26953 RG78PN1547 RD500 SD2 ED10 SN7 109 Beckett St, Leeds, Yorks (West Riding)
FORTESCUE, Gertrude Josephine Head 1876 35  M Single Dressmaker Leeds, Yorks
FORTESCUE, Minna Mother 1854 57  M Widowed Housewife Leeds, Yorks 11 6 5
FORTESCUE, Catherine Winnifred Sister 1886 25  M Single Waitress Leeds, Yorks
FORTESCUE, Mary Lousia Sister 1891 20  M Single Machine Hand Leeds, Yorks
FORTESCUE, Madeline Sister 1896 15  M Single No Occupation Leeds, Yorks
Parents: FORTESCUE and Minna .

Gertrude Rhaphael FORTESCUE50 was born in 1875. She appeared in the census in 1881 in 40 Park Road, Hamstead, London. Parents: Edward Bowles Knottesford FORTESCUE of Alveston and Gertrude ROBINS.

Gilbert FORTESCUE of Salden23 was born in 1598. He died in April 1623. He was buried on 29 April 1623. Died without issue Parents: Sir Francis FORTESCUE K.C.B. and Grace MANNERS.

Spouse: Mary WOOLRIDGE.

Gladys FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Arthur James FORTESCUE and Ann (Annie) Kathleen STILL.

Spouse: BENSON.

Gladys FORTESCUE was born in 1916 in Goulburn, NSW, Australia. She died in 2008 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. When Gladys Fortescue started modelling in Sydney in the 1930s, she was a tall, attractive woman described by one agent as "Aphrodite's face with Juno's body". She soon found work modelling clothes and swimwear.
She has claim to modelling the first bikini in Australia and once lost a rubber bikini top in the surf during a modelling shoot at Manly Beach in the late 1940s. She crouched in the water and waited till someone waded out with a towel to rescue her honour. Rubber bikinis didn't catch on.
Wood was also an exceptional golfer, playing off scratch. Her local professional and coach tried unsuccessfully to persuade her to turn professional in the early days of women's pro golf. She played the game she loved all her life and scored for Wayne Grady and Peter Fowler when they won the World Cup of Golf for Australia in 1989.
Gladys Fortescue was born and grew up in Goulburn, the middle of the three daughters of Frank Fortescue, a wool classer, and his wife, Catherine (McCarthy), who raised the girls after her husband deserted the family. Following the early death of her older sister, Katherine, Gladys moved to Sydney at 19 to study nursing. She turned to modelling and, during World War II, made clothes for the war effort.
In 1942, she was at a bar to meet her boyfriend but his battalion had been suddenly called away up north, and a friend introduced her to an American fighter pilot, Marion John Wood (Woodie). They married in November that year. Whenever Woodie was in Sydney on leave they were one of the city's glamour couples: the war hero fighter pilot and the gorgeous model.
Wood travelled by boat in 1944 to meet Woodie, who had become a fighter pilot instructor at Punta Gorda, Florida, and then on to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After his discharge, they spent time in Woodie's home state of New York before returning to Australia. Wood went back to the fashion industry but now as a fashion designer and buyer. She was also successful, travelling around Australia buying and selling clothes.
In the 1960s the Woods moved with their two sons to London, where she trained to become a beautician under the Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh's mother, Gertrude Hartley. Somehow Wood always seemed to rub shoulders with the famous and powerful and few people were immune to her natural, talkative charms. At various times, she counted among her friends the Australian politician and short-term prime minister Earle Page, whose son she briefly dated, Test cricketer Jack Fingleton, actor Sean Connery and English footballer Kevin Keegan (she called him "a lovely young man"). She provided lodgings and cooked dinner for the publicity-shy Rod Laver the night before he won his first Wimbledon title in 1961. Steak and three veg, cooked to death, plus large amounts of whisky was a formula for victory in those days.
The Woods retired to the Costa del Sol, where she organised the first regional women's golf competition in Spain. The trophy is still named after her: La Copa de Gladys Wood.
After Woodie died in 1996, she returned to Australia and became a virtual permanent fixture in her apartment block's lobby, charming, amusing and occasionally boring all comers.
She loved people and lived to entertain and be entertained. She liked to insert well-known sayings ("All that glitters is not gold") into conversation and had her own versions of other sayings ("Onwards if not upwards").
She was the perfect grandmother with her warmth, down-to-earth manner and partisan interest in family affairs. Childish gifts - the plastic hand of a green monster, for example - were kept and lovingly produced from her purse decades later with a flashing smile and an amused "Oh darl!" She would also side with her daughters-in-law against her sons in any dispute.
Gladys Wood died peacefully at 92 putting on her makeup before going to breakfast. She is survived by her sons John and David, daughters-in-law Debbie and Anne, and five grandsons, Danny, Thomas, Ben, Tholli and Sam, and her sister Lillian.
Ben and Danny Wood
Parents: Frank FORTESCUE and Catherine MCCARTHY.

Spouse: Marion John WOOD. Gladys FORTESCUE and Marion John WOOD were married in November 1942 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Children were: John WOOD, David WOOD.

Gladys FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Percy Alexander FORTESCUE and Liz WATSON.

Spouse: Leo KELLY. Children were: Peter KELLY, Lee KELLY, Jan KELLY.

Gladys Marion FORTESCUE11 was born in 1894. She died in 1972. Parents: Percy FORTESCUE and Jane THOMSON of Aberdeen.

Spouse: Arthur WILLIAMS. Children were: Mona Fortescue WILLIAMS, Murray Fortescue WILLIAMS.

Gladys May Beatrice FORTESCUE61 was born about 1894 in Islington, London.2 Parents: James Henry FORTESCUE and Jessie CATTERMOLE.

Spouse: Harold Joseph FORTESCUE. Gladys May Beatrice FORTESCUE and Harold Joseph FORTESCUE were married in December 1915 in St Mark's Church, Islington, London. Mariage Licence signed by Louisa C Fortescue and Joseph Fortescue Children were: Joan FORTESCUE, Geoffrey Joseph FORTESCUE.

Gladys Minnie FORTESCUE33 was born on 21 November 1900. She appeared in the census in 1911 in Girls School, 28 Leyburne Terr, Dover, Kent. RG14PN4605 RG78PN193 RD65 SD2 ED15 SN65 Girls School, 28 Leyburne Terr, Dover, Kent

FORTESCUE, Gladys Minnie Pupil 1901 10  M Chingford, Essex
She died on 2 July 1994. Parents: Sidney FORTESCUE and Kate Mary HARMER.

Spouse: Jesse Edward COOKE.

Gloria Jean FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Percival Herbert (Ron) FORTESCUE and Jean Bertha OAKROOT.

Spouse: Igor Boris (Gary) SHISKIN. Children were: Tania Marie SHISKIN, Mark Eugene SHISKIN.

Gordon FORTESCUE1 was born in 1883 in Rochester, Kent. He appeared in the census in 1911 in 76 Bickerton Rd, Upper Holloway, Islington, London. RG14PN779 RG78PN27 RD10 SD1 ED4 SN292 76 Bickerton Rd, Upper Holloway, Islington, London
FORTESCUE, Francisca Head 1837 74  F Widowed Private Means Lancashire 3 2 1
FORTESCUE, Constance Dau 1864 47  F Single No Occupation New Cross
FORTESCUE, Gordon G/Son 1883 28  M Single Electrician Rochester

Gordon Walter FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Alfred James FORTESCUE and Eleanora Elizabeth (Nora) SANGER.

Spouse: Hannah May FLEMING. Children were: Carol Anne FORTESCUE, Valerie Anne FORTESCUE, Andrew Gordon FORTESCUE.

Grace FORTESCUE (private). Parents: John FORTESCUE of Buckland Filleigh and Susannah CHICHESTER of Raleigh.

Spouse: James BAGG of Plymouth.

Grace FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Colonel Robert FORTESCUE of Wear Gifford and Grace GRENVILLE.

Spouse: Sir Halswell TYNTE.

Grace FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Edmund FORTESCUE of Cruft and Fallapit and Mary WYSE of Dittigham.

Grace FORTESCUE (private). Parents: Sir John FORTESCUE 1st Baronet of Nova Scotia and Frances STANLEY Of Ensham, Oxon.

Grace FORTESCUE (private). Parents: William FORTESCUE of Buckland Filleigh and Anne GIFFORD.

Spouse: Anthony HERLE of West Buckland.

Grace FORTESCUE23 was born in 1632. She was baptized in 1632. Parents: William FORTESCUE of Salden and Anne WEBB of Husbands Bosworth, Leics.

Grace FORTESCUE63 was born about 1635 in Hartland, Devon. She was baptized on 26 July 1635 in Braunton, Devon. She died in 1670 in Gorran, Cornwall. Parents: Akellus (Achilles) FORTESCUE and Prudence LUTTRELL.

Spouse: Thomas HOBLYN. Grace FORTESCUE and Thomas HOBLYN were married on 1 May 1652 in Braunton, Devon.