John Chichester

1519–30 November 1569 (Age 50)
England

The Life Summary of John

When John Chichester was born in 1519, in England, his father, Edward Chichester, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Bourchier, was 19. He married Gertude Courtenay in 1542, in England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. In 1559, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as member of parliament for barnstaple. He died on 30 November 1569, at the age of 50, and was buried in England.

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Family Time Line

John Chichester
1519–1569
Gertude Courtenay
1521–1566
Marriage: 1542
Elizabeth Chichester
1545–1630
Lady Mary Chichester
1551–1613
Grace Chichester
1552–1604
Sir Arthur Chichester 1st Baron Chichester
1553–1625
Charles Chichester
1555–
Baron Edward Chichester 1st Viscount Chichester
1558–1648
Susannah Chichester
1560–1604
Thomas Chichester
1565–1610
Adrian Chichester
1566–1586
Lady Cecily Chichester
1547–1584
Eleanor Chichester
1547–1585
Sir John Chichester II
1548–1586
Dorothy Chichester
1556–1604
Urith Chichester
1558–1625
Bridget Chichester
1559–1596
John Chichester The Younger
1564–1597

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1542England
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (3)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 30
    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 39
    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 50
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Chidester
    Chedester

    Story Highlight

    CHICHESTER FAMILY HISTORY FOLLOWS:

    CHICHESTER FAMILY July 18, 2016 1.RICHARD CHICHESTER, ESQ. (1424-1498) MARGARET KEYNES (1425- ) RICHARD CHICHESTER, ESQ. was born 23 February 1424, Raleigh, Barnstaple, Devonshire, England, to Si …

    Sources (17)

    • John Chechester in entry for Darothy Chechester, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Chichester, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Sir John Chichester, "Find a Grave, database and images"

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