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FISKE-HARRISON OF LAYER DE LA HAYE

Arms: Azure two pierced mullets or between to bars counter gobony erminois and argent all between in chief three estoiles and in base a single estoile argent.

Crest: Upon a helm with a wreath argent azure and gules passant through a triangle iron ensigned by a pierced mullet or a stork wings displayed and inverted argent mantled gules doubled argent.

Motto: Debemur Morti Nos Nostraque (Both ourselves and our creations are a debt owed to Death).

CLIVE FISKE HARRISON, (Clubs: Garrick, West Mersea Yacht), stockbroker Panmure Gordon 1961, Member of the London Stock Exchange 1965, Member of the Securities Institute 1990, Chairman of Fiske PLC, born at Colchester, Essex 23 November 1939, educated at Felsted School, and Trinity Hall Cambridge (MA), married at West Mersea, Essex 17 December 1965 •Barbara Gail Horne (born at Sydney, Australia 28 November 1940), elder daughter of Donald Wilfred Horne and his wife Margarita May Fleming, and has issue, (see Debrett’s People of Today HARRISON, CLIVE FISKE)

1a •Byron Antony FISKE HARRISON, (Clubs: Cavalry and Guards, Singapore Polo) Lieutenant Royal Tank Regiment 1985, stockbroker Cazenove & Co 1989, Director Goldman Sachs 2001, Director Fiske PLC 2005, born at London 30 January 1967, educated at Westminster, RMA Sandhurst, and University of St Andrews (MA), married at Eaton Square, London 20 April 2002 •Mary Lau (born at Singapore 24 March 1972), daughter of Lau Cha Hing and his wife Lee Hock Looi, and has issue,

1b •Isabella Marie-Lousie FISKE HARRISON, born at Singapore 29 October 2003.

2a Jules William FISKE HARRISON, born at London 27 July 1969, educated at Westminster, and died unmarried in a skiing accident at Zermatt, Switzerland 4 April 1988.

3a •Alexander Rupert FISKE-HARRISON, (Clubs: Travellers, Gridiron) playwright and actor ‘The Pendulum’ West End, London 2008, producer Mephisto Productions 2009, bullfighter ganaderia Saltillo 2010, author Into The Arena: The World of the Spanish Bullfight, Profile Books, 2011, author The Bulls Of Pamplona, Mephisto Press, 2013, Director Mephisto Productions 2008, Director Fiske PLC 2014, Director International Polo Events, 2019, born at London 22 July 1976, educated at Eton, University of Oxford (MA), London School of Economics (MSc), and Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, New York, USA.

LINEAGE OF FISKE

The family of Fiske has long flourished in the counties of Norfolk (recorded as landowners in the Domesday Book) and Suffolk, and derives from the old Norse name of Fiskr. Family history states that they arrived with the invading forces of Olaf Tryggvason, King of Norway, at the Battle of Maldon on the Blackwater River in Essex in 991 A.D. Daniel Fisk, of Laxfield is mentioned in a document issued by King John, confirming a grant of land in Digneveton (Dennington), made by the Duke of Lorraine to the men of Laxfield 1 May 1208.

Arms: Chequy, argent and gules, on a pale, sable, three mullets or.

Crest: on the top of a triangle an estoile.

Motto: Macte Virtute Sic Itur Ad Astra (Blessed be your courage, this is the way to heaven).

HUGH FFYSKE, said to be descended from the above Daniel Fisc, and had issue,

SYMOND FFYSKE, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, and owned lands in Easton Bavents (Grant 1428), born circa 1399, married first circa 1424 Susannah Smyth (died circa 1433), and had issue,

1a WILLIAM FFYSKE, see below.

2a Jeffrey FFYSKE, of Stadhaugh, born at Laxfield circa 1420, married Margaret, and died 1504 (will dated 3 May 1504 and proved 13 May 1504), having had issue,

1b Jeffrey FFYSKE, of Laxfield, Suffolk, born at Laxfield circa 1460, and died circa 1536, having had issue,

1c Richard FFYSKE, of Laxfield, born at Laxfield circa 1480, and died circa 1565, having had with other issue,

1d Robert FFISKE, of Fressingfield, Suffolk, and St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, fled for a time to Geneva to avoid religious persecution, born circa 1521, married Sibilla Gold (confined for a time in Norwich Castle for her religious views), widow of Barbor, and died at St James 1602 (will dated 10 April 1590 and proved at Metfield July 1602), having had with other issue,

1e Jeffrey FISKE, of St James, South Elmham, born circa 1552, married Mary Cooke (buried at St James May 1614), and died 1629 (will dated 11 May 1629), having had with other issue,

1f Nathan FISKE, went to America in 1642 and settled at Watertown, Massachusetts, born 1615, married Susanna, and died 1676, having had issue (see Burke’s Families of the USA FISKE formerly of Laxfield).

2b John FFYSKE.

3b Simon FFYSKE.

4b Joan FFYSKE.

5b Margery FFYSKE.

3a John FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1428, and was buried at Diss, Norfolk circa 1488.

4a Edmund FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1430, married Margery, and died 1494 (will dated 7 August 1494 and proved 4 October 1494, and was buried at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk).

5a Margaret FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1432, married Dowsing.

(cont) SIMON FFYSKE, married second Katherine Crispe, and died 1464 (will dated 22 December 1463 and proved 26 February 1464).

The eldest son,

WILLIAM FFYSKE, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, born 1420–25, married circa 1443 Joan Lynne, of Norfolk (will dated 15 July 1504 and proved 28 February 1505, buried at All Saints, Laxfield), and was buried at All Saints, Laxfield, having had issue,

1a THOMAS FFYSKE, see below.

2a William FFYSKE, married Joan, and died 1472 (will dated 16 July 1472), having had with other issue,

1b John FFYSKE, inherited lands at Badingham and Rendham, Suffolk from his father, and had with other issue,

1c Robert FFYSKE, and had issue,

1d Robert FFYSKE, born at Rendham, married first Susan, and died 1563 (will dated 15 February 1563), having had with other issue,

1e Robert FYSKE, of Hardings Manor, Norton, Cambridgeshire (purchased 1578), married at Great Barton, Suffolk 6 October 1566 Emme Rushbrook, daughter of William Rushbrooke, and was buried at Norton 2 January 1604, having had with other issue,

1f Robert FFISKE, of Hardings Manor, baptised at Norton 19 May 1583, married Anne (buried at Norton 15 September 1658), and died circa 1658, having had with other issue,

1g Robert FFISKE, of Hardings Manor, baptised at Norton 28 December 1619, married at Norton 1640 Martha Turner, daughter of Charles Turner, and was buried at Norton 7 July 1704 (will dated 20 October 1697), having had with other issue,

1h Rev Zachariah FFISKE, Vicar of Westleton, Suffolk 1672–74, Rector of Theberton, Suffolk 1672–83, Rector of Cockfield, Suffolk 1676–1708, Rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk 1691–1708 (presented by William III and Mary II), baptised at Norton 4 March 1647, educated at Queens’ College Cambridge (MA), married Elizabeth (died May 1685), and was buried at Cockfield 15 September 1708, having had with other issue,

1i Rev Thomas FISKE, Rector of Shimpling, Suffolk 1704, baptised at Cockfield 16 June 1678, educated at Queens’ College Cambridge (MA), married 10 October 1708 Anna Morley, daughter of John Morley, of Halstead, and was buried at Shimpling 23 August 1722 (will dated 27 May 1721), having had with other issue,

1j Rev Thomas FISKE, of Chadacre Hall, Shimpling, Rector of Great Bromley, baptised at Shimpling 31 January 1710, educated at Christ Church Oxford (MA), married Mary Syer (buried at Shimpling 13 March 1746), and died at Bath August 1763, having had with other issue,

1k Mary FISKE, baptised at Shimpling 18 September 1740, married Rev Temple Chevallier, MA, of Aspall Hall, Debenham, Fellow of Magdalen College Cambridge 1763, and had issue (whose great-grandson was Field Marshall Earl Kitchener (see Burke’s Peerage FIELD MARSHAL EARL KITCHENER).

2i Rev John FISKE, Rector of Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk 1719–53, ordained as a Priest 25 December 1719 at a special ordination in Kings Street Chapel, Westminster by the Bishop of Lincoln, baptised 28 December 1693, educated at Queens’ College Cambridge (MA), married Elizabeth Gosnold, daughter of the Rev Lionel Gosnold, Rector of Otley, Suffolk, (great, great, great, great, great, great grandson of George Plantagenet, Duke Of Clarence, younger brother and sometime heir to King Edward IV, elder brother to King Richard III, see Burke’s Peerage MARQUESSES OF ABERGAVENNY) and died 4 October 1764, having had with other issue

1j Rev John FISKE, Rector of Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk 1754, received upon marriage ‘a fortune of £18,000’, born 1725, educated at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge (MA), married 10 August 1761 Sarah Thomas (died August 1762), daughter and heiress of Dr Samuel Thomas, of Lavenham, and died 10 April 1778 (buriedat Thorpe Morieux), having had issue,

Arms, Crest and Motto of Harrison of Copford, Essex

1k Sarah Thomas FISKE, married at Copford 11 December 1783 John Haynes Harrison, of Copford Hall, Essex, Lord of the Manors of Copford and Felsham, Major in the Militia, and died 12 December 1825, having had with other issue,

Arms, Crest and Motto of Fiske of Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk

1l Fyske Goodeve FISKE-HARRISON, Lord of the Manor of Copford, Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff of Essex, Major in the Militia, born 1793; educated Charterhouse and St. John’s College Cambridge (MA); died 1872. (see Burke’s Landed Gentry of 1847 FISKE-HARRISON OF COPFORD HALL)

2l Rev Thomas HARRISON, Rector of Thorpe Morieux, married Ann Tomlinson, daughter of Rear-Admiral Nicholas Tomlinson, and had with other issue,

1m Thomas Haynes HARRISON, one of the first body of colonists who sailed in 1850 to found the Canterbury Settlement, New Zealand.

2m Rt Rev William Thomas HARRISON, MA, DD, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway 1888–1903, born 22 September 1837, educated at Trinity College Cambridge (MA 1863, DD 1889), and died 11 December 1920, leaving issue.

3m Catherine HARRISON, married John Ruggles Brise, of Spains Hall, Essex, and Clare, Suffolk, JP, High Sheriff of Suffolk 1829, and had issue (see Burke’s Landed Gentry of 1972 RUGGLES-BRISE OF SPAIN’S HALL, ESSEX).

3a Augustine FFYSKE, born at Laxfield 1456, married Joan, and died 1508 (will dated 15 March 1508 and proved 11 April 1508, and was buried at Laxfield).

4a Robert FFYSKE, married first 1500 Susan Lea, daughter of John Lea, and had issue.

5a Sir John FFYSKE, of Holton, Suffolk, priest, born at Laxfield circa 1454.

6a Simon FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1460, married Elizabeth, and was buried at Laxfield 1538.

7a Margery FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1450.

8a Margaret FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1452.

The eldest son,

THOMAS FFYSKE, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, Laxfield (Charter 8 September 1500) and Fressingfield, born circa 1467, married circa 1486 Annes or Agnes, and died December 1525 (will dated 27 October 1525 and proved 10 December 1525), having had issue,

1a William FFYSKE, of Stadhaugh, born circa 1500, married Margaret Ball, and died 1559 (will dated 15 October 1558), having had issue,

1b Mathew FFYSKE, of Stadhaugh, born circa 1540, married Elizabeth Jordain, daughter of William Jordain, and was buried at Laxfield 1628 (will dated 11 June 1627), having had with other issue,

1c Nicholas FISKE, Professor of Physic, granted Arms 1633, baptised at Framlingham, Suffolk 31 July 1575, married Judith Reade, daughter of William Reade, of Colchester, Essex, Parson of Trinity Church and of St Martins Lane, and was buried at St Pauls, Covent Garden, London 1658.

2b John FFYSKE.

3b Ralph FFYSKE.

4b Alice FFYSKE.

5b Jane FFYSKE.

6b Margaret FFYSKE.

2a Thomas FFYSKE, of Stradbroke.

3a HENRY FFYSKE, see below.

4a Agnes FFYSKE, born at Laxfield circa 1502.

The third son,

HENRY FFYSKE, of Cratfield, Suffolk and Gooches, Fressingfield, born circa 1506, married Alice Dallyng (died 1553, buried at Cratfield), and died August 1558 (will dated 19 August 1558, buried at Cratfield), having had issue,

1a Thomas FFYSKE, buried at Cratfield 1612.

2a Jeffrey FFYSKE, buried at Fressingfield 1604.

3a WILLIAM FFYSKE, see below.

4a Mary FFYSKE.

The third son,

WILLIAM FFYSKE, of Cratfield, married at Cratfield 4 October 1558 Alice Pulham (died 1603, buried at Cratfield), and died 1608 (will dated 27 March 1607, buried at Cratfield), having had issue,

1a HENRY FYSKE, see below.

2a William FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1569; buried at Cratfield 1640.

3a John FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1572.

4a Gregory FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1573.

The eldest son,

HENRY FYSKE, of Cratfield, baptised at Cratfield 14 August 1567, married Margaret Gibson, and died 1628 (will dated 6 March 1627), having had issue,

1a Margaret FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1591, married at Cratfield 1622 Robert Burton.

2a William FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1593.

3a JOHN FYSKE, see below.

4a Henry FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1599.

5a Mary FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1602.

The second son,

JOHN FYSKE, baptised at Cratfield 22 February 1606, married at Cratfield 1631 Elizabeth Day, and had issue,

1a Elizabeth FYSKE, born at Cratfield 1632, married at Cratfield 1657 William Warren.

2a JOHN FYSKE, see below.

3a William FYSKE.

The elder son,

JOHN FYSKE, baptised at Cratfield 17 December 1633, married Mary Baker (buried at Laxfield 1667), and had issue,

1a JOHN FYSKE, see below.

(cont) JOHN FYSKE, married second Jemima Smith (buried at Laxfield 1724).

The only son,

JOHN FYSKE, baptised at Linstead Magna, Suffolk 1661, married Mary Ellis (buried at Peasenhall, Suffolk 1727), and was buried at Peasenhall 1720, having had issue,

1a WILLIAM FYSKE, see below.

2a Henry FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1692; buried at Peasenhall 1749.

3a Robert FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1695.

4a James FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1698.

5a Thomas FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1700.

6a Joseph FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1703; buried at Peasenhall 1725.

7a Mary FYSKE, born at Peasenhall 1711, married at Sibton 1732 Daniel Scarlett.

The eldest son,

WILLIAM FYSKE, baptised at Peasenhall 1690, married at Thorington, Suffolk 1714 Elizabeth Partridge, of Cratfield, and was buried at Peasenhall 1757, having had issue,

1a WILLIAM FISKE, see below.

The only son,

WILLIAM FISKE, of Kettleburgh, Suffolk, born circa 1714, married 1736 Elizabeth Drake (born at Brandeston, Suffolk 1713, buried at Peasenhall 1779), and was buried at Peasenhall 1789–90, having had issue,

1a WILLIAM H. FISKE, see below.

The only son,

WILLIAM H. FISKE, born at Kettleburgh 1738, married first at Ashfield-cum-Thorpe 1764 Mary Brown, and had issue,

1a Samuel FISKE, born at Debenham, Suffolk 1764; buried at Framsden, Suffolk 1780.

2a WILLIAM FISKE, see below.

3a Mary FISKE, born at Ashfield-cum-Thorpe 1769.

(cont) WILLIAM H. FISKE, married second at Framsden 1795 Mary Pope (born 1754; buried at Framsden 1830), and was buried at Framsden 1802.

The younger son,

WILLIAM FISKE, born at Ashfield-cum-Thorpe 1767, married at Framsden 1791 Margaret Stevenson, and was buried at Framsden 1796, having had issue,

1a WILLIAM FISKE, see below.

2a John FISKE, born at Framsden 1793.

3a Robert FISKE, born at Framsden 1795; buried at Framsden 1795.

4a Samuel FISKE, born at Framsden 1796.

The eldest son,

WILLIAM FISKE, born at Framsden 1792, married at Ipswich 1814 Rebecca Borritt (born at Debenham circa 1797; died 1861), and died at Debenham 1867, having had issue,

1a Mary Anne FISK, born at Debenham 1815, married at Plomesgate 1843 John Calver.

2a William FISK, born at Brome, Suffolk 1818, married at Debenham 1837 Matilda Wythe, and was buried at Pimlico 1907.

3a Rachel FISK, born at Debenham 1822; buried at Debenham 1823.

4a Herbert Stevenson FISK, born at Debenham 1824, married at Ipswich 1847 Sarah Ann Fell.

5a FREDERICK GREEN FISK, see below.

6a Rebecca Alvenah FISK, born at Debenham 1835, married at Debenham 1857 Frederick Aldred, and was buried at Hartismere, Suffolk 1879.

The third son,

FREDERICK GREEN FISK, born at Debenham 1833, married at Caistor, Lincolnshire 7 February 1863 Sarah Ann Fotherby (born at Saint Alkmund, Derbyshire 20 October 1839; died at Lincoln 1921), daughter of Thomas Fotherby and his wife Martha Coope, and died at Lincoln 1915, having had issue,

1a Elizabeth FISK, born at Lincoln 1860.

2a Kate FISK, born at Lincoln 1865.

3a Emily FISK, born at Lincoln 1866.

4a Ellen Rebecca FISK, born at Lincoln 29 January 1870, married at Lincoln 1897 John Harrison, of West End House, Stoke-on-Trent, JP (born at North Frodingham 1869), son of George Harrison, and had issue (see below Lineage of Harrison).

5a Thirsa FISK, born at Lincoln 1872.

6a Albert Edgar FISK, born at Lincoln 1876; died unmarried at Lincoln 1934.

LINEAGE OF HARRISON

ROBERT HARRISON, of Appleton le Street, Yorkshire, landowner of 2,000 acres according to the census of 1801, and had issue,

1a GEORGE HARRISON, see below.

The only son,

GEORGE HARRISON, of Appleton le Street, landowner and farmer, baptised at Appleton le Street 13 May 1792, married at Appleton le Street 23 February 1818 Mary Cooper (baptised 30 November 1800), daughter of William Cooper and his wife Mary Jackson, and had issue,

1a Frances HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1822.

2a Elizabeth HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1824.

3a JOHN HARRISON, see below.

4a Mary HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1829.

5a Robert HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1831.

The elder son,

JOHN HARRISON, of Appleton le Street, baptised at Appleton le Street 11 June 1824, married at Normanby, Yorkshire 6 October 1845 Jane Chapman, daughter of James Chapman, and had issue,

1a Mary HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1846.

2a GEORGE HARRISON, see below.

3a William HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1848.

4a Ann HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1851.

5a Elizabeth HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1852.

6a Fanny HARRISON, born at Appleton le Street 1854.

The elder son,

GEORGE HARRISON, of North Frodingham, Yorkshire, born at Appleton le Street 17 January 1847, married at Driffield, Yorkshire 23 October 1869 Hannah Wiles (born at North Frodingham 24 April 1852; died at North Frodingham 7 February 1927), daughter of John Wiles and his wife Sarah Stephenson, and died 9 June 1907, having had issue,

1a JOHN HARRISON, see below.

2a Annie HARRISON, born at North Frodingham 1871.

The only son,

JOHN HARRISON, of West End House, Stoke-on-Trent, JP (1917), Councillor 1913–21, Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent Traders Association 1919–20 and 1930–34, North Stafford Traders Association 1916–17, Stoke Section Savings Association 1928, Managing Director of Harrison’s Department Stores Ltd of Stoke on Trent and Shrewsbury, born at North Frodingham 11 November 1869, married at Lincoln 21 July 1897 Ellen Rebecca Fisk (born at Lincoln 29 January 1870), daughter of Frederick Green Fisk (see above Lineage of Fiske and see Who’s Who in Staffordshire HARRISON, JOHN), and had issue,

1a Cyril George HARRISON, born at Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire 1898.

2a Eric John HARRISON, born at Whittlesey 1902.

3a Ronald Arthur HARRISON, born at Whittlesey 1902. Mayor of Colchester, Essex, 1963-4.

4a WILLIAM HENRY FISKE HARRISON, see below.

5a Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Winston HARRISON, RN, born at Stoke on Trent 1910, educated at Trinity Hall Cambridge (MA 1934).

The fourth son,

WILLIAM HENRY FISKE HARRISON, of Old Heath House, Colchester, Essex, Managing Director of Luckings Department Store Ltd Colchester, born at Whittlesey 11 December 1905, married at Shrewsbury, Shropshire 1937 Evelyn Ada Stubbs (born at Shrewsbury 12 December 1907; died at Colchester 1990), daughter of Frederick Alfred Stubbs and his wife Joyce Righton, and died at Colchester 1992, having had issue,

1a •John Righton HARRISON, born at Colchester 1938, educated at Felsted School.

2a •CLIVE FISKE HARRISON, see above.

3a •Pepeta HARRISON, born at Colchester 1944, educated at Felixstowe College, and Trinity College Dublin (MA), married •Charles Dutton, MA (Dublin), son of Major Eric Adlhelm Torlogh Dutton, CMG, CBE and his wife Myrtle Eleanore Gough (see Burke’s Landed Gentry 1972 GOUGH OF CORSLEY HOUSE and Burke’s Peerage FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT GOUGH), and has issue.

4a •Mark William HARRISON, born at Colchester 1946.

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