Katherine Fitton


Brief Life History 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, was 27. 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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John Mere
Katherine Fitton
Marriage: about 1546
John Mere
Elizabeth Mere
William Mere Esq.
Elizabeth Mere
Mary Mere
Ellen Mere
Anne Mere
Magaret Mere
John Mere

Sources (1)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1546Mere, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 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

    English (mainly Lancashire):

    from Middle English fiton, fittin ‘lie, falsehood’, for a lier or cheat.

    possibly a habitational name from Fitton Hall in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘settlement by the meadow-land’, from Old English tūn + Old Norse fit, a term denoting grassland on the bank of a river.

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

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