Katherine Fitton

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

The Life of Katherine

When Katherine Fitton was born in 1534, in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Sir Edward Fitton, was 34 and her mother, Mary Harbottle, was 34. She married John Mere about 1546, in Mere, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1585, in Mere, Cheshire, England, at the age of 51, and was buried in Madeley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Mere
1530–1595
Katherine Fitton
1534–1585
Marriage: about 1546
John Mere
1548–
Elizabeth Mere
1552–
Ellen Merrye
1554–1664
Elizabeth Mere
1560–
Mary Mere
1562–
Ellen Mere
1566–
Anne Mere
1568–
Thomas Meeres
1555–1597
William Mere Esq.
1555–1605
Magaret Mere
1560–1606
John Mere
1564–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1546
Mere, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

    Male1548–Male

    Elizabeth Mere

    Female1552–Female

    Female1554–1664Female

    Male1555–1597Male

    William Mere Esq.

    Male1555–1605Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Sir Edward Fitton

    Male1500–1579Male

    Female1500–1556Female

siblings

(23)

+18 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 (chiefly Lancashire):1. nickname from Middle English fitten ‘lying’, ‘deceit’ (of unknown origin). 2. possibly a habitational name from Fitton Hall in Cambridgeshire, named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the fit (Old Norse fit)’, a term denoting grassland on the bank of a river.

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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