was also known as John Fyshe. John Fish was born in 1555 at Mkt. Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Augustine Fish
and (Unknown) (Unknown)
. John Fish married Margaret Craddock
in 1577 at Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England. John Fish left a will in 1622 at Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.
Will of John Fysh of Bowden, Magna, proved 1623/24 2 jan. (sic): I, John Fysh of Bowden Magna, county of Leicester, yeoman, being sick of body do ordain and make, etc. To William Fish my second son and his heirs, one old cottage with two cow pastures and ten sheep, commons adjoining unto his dwelling house, which I purchased of Sir Thomas Gryfin. To Francis Fish my fifth son, one cottage with a close and orchard now in the occupation of Richard Winant, laborer. To Robert2 Fish of Market Harborough, my son-in-law [who married Alice2 Fish], one piece of meadow in little Bowden field, called Stony Holme. To Thomas3, eldest son of Robert2 and Alice2, Five arable lands in Lubnam brook, now in his occupation. To Elizabeth Ashton, my niece, one cottage with two cow pastures and ten sheep common, she paying early for the same unto John2 Fish my youngest son 6s.8d during her natural life providing that John2 shall have power to cut, lop and carry away wood. To John Fish my youngest son and his heirs, three closes which I purchased of my kinsman William Cradock of Farndon, one lying west of town betwixt the land of John2 Fish and Richard Kirbie, another in the middle of the town, next to the land of Jeffrey Parsons and John Mason, and one in yeast and next to the lands of Francis Fish and Thomas Wells the younger, also the old cottage after the death of Elizabeth Ashton, my niece, and all my timber except one tazletre and a squared piece of my myle, which I give unto my eldest son Austin (Augustine) Fish further except the mylln post, and give it unto Austin2 Fish my eldest son, he paying his mother 40s., residue to Margaret my wife, whom executrix.
Signed: John Fysh I. F.
| Divided by a |
| Spray of roses|
Witnesses: Augustine Fish
Proved 9 mar. (sic.) by relict and executrix.
He died on 19 February 1622. His estate was proved on 2 January 1623/24. He died on 19 February 1624/25 at Market Harbough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.