Notes for Robert FISKE: While Robert was a resident of the parish of Saint James, South Elmham, England, his immediate family was in danger of persecution and his wife's sister, Isabella Gould, was a prisoner in Castle Norwich for her avowed Puritan opinion, and because her sister's family were in sympathy, they were obliged to leave the parish of Saint James in consequence of the prejudice against Puritans.
Robert fled for religion's sake in the days of Queen Mary to Geneva [Switzerland], but returned later, and died at St. James. His will is dated 10Apr1590 and was proved 28Jul1600. Source: "Fiske and Fisk Family," Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1896, p. 39.
Reference 679: At this time is a season of great religious persecution. From the "Magna Brittannica" we learn that Weybred is a town in Suffolk County, England... John NOYES of Laxfield, Suffolk, England was burned at Laxfield Sept. 21, 1557 (Vol. V, page 305). John ALCOCK was taken for heresy at Headley Church, imprisoned and died in prison, and burned in a dunghill (Vol. V, page 305). William BROWN, a minister, was a long time in trouble for charges of heresy. His living taken away from him, and died in poverty (Vol. V, page 305). Oliver CROMWELL was of Suffolk County (Vol. V, page 175.)
Of this name FISKE, sometimes spelled FISK, 20 had many years ago been graduates at Harvard of whom 7 were clergy and 20 at other New England colleges of whom 9 were clergy. That the college catalog capriciously divides the family is plain enough as Rev. Moses has the authentic English letters, and His S. Rev. Samuel loses the final letter much of the foregoing is derived from a very val. tract on suff. emigr. by Rev. Joseph HUNTER, F.A.S. in 3 Masschusetts Historical Collections X 158 which informs us that at the herald's office, it appears in early times this family was entitled to a Coat of Arms.
Reference 662: Robert FISKE was a wheelwright.1 He was born about 1521 at Broadgates, Laxfield, Suffolk, England.1 He was the son of Richard FISKE. Robert married Sybil GOULD.2 He lived in Fressingfield, St. James and South Elmham, Suffolk, England. He is said to have fled to Geneva during Mary I's reign.1 Robert married Joan (?). Robert FISKE left a will on 10 April 1590.1 He died in 1601/2 at South Elmham, Suffolk, England.1 Robert's will was proved on 28 July 1602 at Metfield, Suffolk, England.1
Children of Robert FISKE and Sybil GOULD: William FISKE+ b. a 1550, d. 1620 Geoffrey FISKE+ b. a 1552, d. 1629 Richard FISKE b. 16 Jul 1554 Eleazer FISKE b. 31 May 1556, d. a 1615 Elizabeth FISKE b. a 1558 Thomas FISKE+ b. a 1560
Sources: 1. [S621] Lawson, Stephen M.. "Fairbanks Ancestory of Stephen Lawson. Online http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998. 2. [S1089] Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Genealogical Research in England - the Fiske Family", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume LXXXVI; LXXXVII; LXXXVIII (1933-1935).
More About Robert FISKE: Date born 2: Abt. 1518, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England.3663 Date born 3: Abt. 1521, Broadgates, Laxfield, Suffolk, England.3664 Date born 4: Abt. 1521, Laxfield, Suffolk, England.3665 Died 2: 28 Jul 1600, St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England.3666 Died 3: Bet. 1601 - 1602, St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England.3667 Died 4: Bef. 28 Jul 1602, Metfield, Suffolk, England.3668 Individual Note 1: He is said to have fled to Geneva, Switzerland during Mary I's reign..3669 Individual Note 2: He fled St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England for religion's sake in the days of Queen Mary to Geneva, Switzerland, but returned later and died at St. James..3670 Occupation: Wheelwright.3671 Residence: Fressingfield, St. James and South Elmham, Suffolk, England.3671 Will 1: 10 Apr 1590, St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England.3671, 3672 Will 2: 10 Apr 1590, Metfield, Suffolk, England.3673 Will Probate: 28 Jul 1602, Metfield, Suffolk, England.3673 Will Proved 1: 28 Jul 1602, St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England. Will Proved 2: 28 Jul 1600, St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk, England.3674
More About Robert FISKE and Sybil GOULD: Marriage 1: Bef. 1546, Laxfield, Suffolk, England.3674 Marriage 2: Bef. 15493675 Marriage 3: 1649, England.3676
Children of Robert FISKE and Sybil GOULD are:
+Jeffrey FISKE, b. 1568, Laxfield, Suffolk, England3676, d. Bet. 11 May - 23 Jul 1629, Great Bentley, Essex, England3677.