Katherine Fitton

1534–1585 (Age 51)
Gawsworth, Cheshire, England

The Life Summary of Katherine

When Katherine Fitton was born in 1534, in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England, her father, Sir Edward Fitton, was 34 and her mother, Mary Harbottle Fitton, was 28. She married John Mere about 1546, in Mere, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1585, in Mere, Cheshire, England, at the age of 51, and was buried in Madeley, Staffordshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Mere
1530–1595
Katherine Fitton
1534–1585
Marriage: about 1546
John Mere
1548–
Elizabeth Mere
1552–
William Mere Esq.
1555–1605
Elizabeth Mere
1560–
Mary Mere
1562–
Ellen Mere
1566–
Anne Mere
1568–
Magaret Mere
1560–1606
John Mere
1564–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1546Mere, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 15
    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
    1558 · Act of Uniformity
    Age 24
    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
    1569 · State Lottery
    Age 35
    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 411;2007: 776; 2010: 1041)English (mainly Lancashire):from Middle English fiton, fittin ‘lie, falsehood’, for a lier or cheat.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (1)

    • / in entry for Robt Gater, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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