Frances Fitch

after 1584–after 1635 (Age 51)
Bocking, Essex, England

The Life of Frances

When Frances Fitch was born after 1584, in Bocking, Essex, England, her father, George Fitch, was 48 and her mother, Johanna Thurgood, was 32. She married James Stacey on 5 February 1606, in Latton, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died after 1635, in Essex, England, at the age of 51.

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James Stacey
Frances Fitch
Marriage: 5 February 1606
Henry Stacey

Spouse and Children

5 February 1606
Latton, Essex, England, United Kingdom


    Henry Stacey


Parents and Siblings




    Frances Fitch




    Arthur Fitch


+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 1

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 3

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 16

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

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

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  • History of the Fitch Family A.D. 1400-1930

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