Sir John Chichester II

25 February 1548–31 March 1586 (Age 38)
Arlington, Devon, England

The Life Summary of John

When Sir John Chichester II was born on 25 February 1548, in Arlington, Devon, England, his father, Sir John Chichester, was 29 and his mother, Gertude Courtenay, was 27. He married Anne Denys in 1572, in Otterton, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 March 1586, in Exeter, Devon, England, at the age of 38.

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Sir John Chichester II
Anne Denys
Marriage: 1572
Christan Chichester
Mary Chichester
Sir Robert Chichester, Knight of the Order of the Bath
Gertrude Chichester
Elizabeth Chichester
John Chichester III

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1572Otterton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (5)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 1
    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 10
    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 21
    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Chichester in Sussex, probably named with the Old English personal name Cissa + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort’. (Cissa is attested as the name of a historical person; it is of uncertain etymology.) Alternatively, the first element may be an Old English word cisse ‘gravelly feature’.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John Chechester in entry for Elizabeth Chechester, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Chichester
    • Legacy NFS Source: John Chichester -

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