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Fettiplace of Coln St Aldwyns


Coln Manor

George (d. 1577)

The third son of Edmund Fettiplace (d. 1540) of Besselsleigh, Berks. & Margaret, daughter of John.lord Mordaunt. He attended Corpus Christi, Oxford and then became a Middle Temple lawyer. His sister Elizabeth married Sir John Higford. He married Cecily, daughter of Henry Poole of Poole Keynes.

He purchased the lease of the manor of Coln St Aldwyns in 1556 & was a JP in Gloucestershire from 1569. He died from gaol fever caught while sitting as a judge at Oxford. His wife was the executrix of his will and held Lemhill in Lechlade, also purchased by her husband, for the remainder of her life.


John (d. 1636) Son

He married Mary, daughter of Alexander Fettiplace of Childrey, Berks. in 1587.

His will refers to his nephew Anthony (d. 1658), who was living at Coln in the 1630s.


Giles (d. 1641) Brother

Followed his father as a Middle Temple lawyer and settled at Poulton, Wilts. He was knighted in 1608. He was a JP in Gloucestershireby 1627 and served as sheriff 1633/4. He married:

  1. by 1613 Barbara, daughter of Andrew Foster of Baddesley, Hants.
  2. Frances, daughter of Sir Arthur Hoskins & widow of Richard Jones of Asthall, Oxon. - the marriage settlement dated 1621. She was still alive in 1641.

Sir John (d. 1664) Nephew

He became the parliamentary governor of Cirencester.


Giles (c1663-1702) Son

A Quaker, he married Mary Purnell of Wick, North Nibley in London in 1661. George Fox visited Coln St Aldwyns in 1677.

All the family were buried in the Quaker burial ground in Cirencester.