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Sir Michael Fisher of Clifton, Bedfordshire
Margaret Frowick
(Bef 1485-Bef 1551)
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey
(Bef 1484-1562)
Elizabeth Vere
(Bef 1485-Bef 1562)
John Fisher
(Abt 1500-1528)
Ann Mordaunt
(Abt 1506-Bef 1549)
Agnes Fisher
(1522-Bef 1572)


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1. Oliver St. John 1st Baron St. John of Bletso

Agnes Fisher 1 2 3

  • Born: 1522 1
  • Marriage (1): Oliver St. John 1st Baron St. John of Bletso before 8 Feb 1543 1
  • Died: Bef 28 Aug 1572

  Research Notes:

Age 22 at date of inquisition of Sir Michael Fisher (1549). Thus born in 1527?


Manorial Estate, 1549, Clifton Manor, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17, GB. 4 ...Sir William Babyngton died seised of the manor in 1454, leaving a son and heir William, who probably conveyed it to Sir John Fisher, also a justice of Common Pleas, who died in 1510 seised of the manor, which was inherited by his son Sir Michael Fisher. On the death of the latter in 1549 the manor passed to his granddaughter Agnes, the daughter of his son John, who died in 1528 in his father's lifetime. Agnes had married Oliver St. John, and through her the manor passed into the family of the St. Johns of Bletsoe, who continued to hold it until 1602, when it was conveyed to Walter Rolt by Oliver Lord St. John and his wife Dorothy...

Inquisition, 14 Jan 1549. 5

Manorial Estate, 1556-1567, Alkerton Manor, Alkerton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15, GB. 6 William's father Walter of Alkerton (d. c. 1201) had been tenant of Alkerton since at least 1194, and William himself or a son still held in 1230. (fn. 73) In 1233 the land of Thomas, son of Walter of Alkerton was in the king's hands, presumably because of a minority. (fn. 74) In 1235 Amaury de St. Amand was returned as lord of one fee. (fn. 75) His possession was warranted by David, son of Thomas of Alkerton, who lived in Scotland. (fn. 76) The overlordship of Alkerton for the rest of the Middle Ages remained with the St. Amand family and until the 15th century followed the descent of their Adderbury manor. (fn. 77) Like Adderbury Alkerton was sold in 1418 by Eleanor, the relict of Amaury (d. 1402), to Sir Thomas Wykeham, who was returned as lord in 1428; (fn. 78) similarly Alkerton passed to John Danvers of Epwell, who was building up a large estate in north Oxfordshire. After his death c. 1448 Alkerton's history diverged from that of Adderbury, Alkerton passed to John Danvers's son Sir Robert, Recorder of London, a noted judge, and M.P. for Oxfordshire and London. (fn. 79) In 1473 two of Sir Robert's daughters and coheirs quitclaimed their thirds, probably as part of a settlement on another daughter Joan Danvers. (fn. 80) Joan had married Sir Henry Frowicke of Gunnersbury (in Ealing, Mdx.) and their daughter Margaret, wife of Sir Michael Fisher (d. 1549) of London and Clifton (Beds.), inherited. (fn. 81) The Fisher's son died before them and their grand-daughter Agnes succeeded to their property. She married Oliver St. John of Bletsoe (Beds.). (fn. 82) They were in possession of Alkerton in 1556 and 1559, the year Oliver was created Baron St. John of Bletsoe, but by 1567 he had sold Alkerton to Christopher Lydiat. (fn. 83)

Agnes married Oliver St. John 1st Baron St. John of Bletso, son of Sir John St. John of Bletso, Bedfordshire and Margaret Waldegrave, before 8 Feb 1543.1 (Oliver St. John 1st Baron St. John of Bletso was born before 1522 2 and died on 21 Apr 1582 2 7.)


1 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XI; 334.

2 Stanley T. Bindoff, John S. Roskell, Lewis Nami (1982), Vol. 4, p. 258.

3 William Harvey, Robert Cooke, George Owen, Sir Richard Saint-George, <i>The Visitations of Bedfordshire: Annis Dominis 1566, 1582 and 1634</i> (London, The Harleian Society, 1884), p. 53.

4 Victoria County History of Bedfordshire, Vol. 2 pp 276-280.

5 Sir Egerton Brydges K.J., editor, <i>Collins's Peerage of England</i>, 9 Volumes (London: n.p., 1812), 743.

6 Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol. 9, pp 44-53.

7 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XI; p. 335.

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