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Rev John Fiske
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1601
South Elmham St James
Suffolk, England
Death: Jan. 14, 1676

John Fiske was born about 1601 at St. James parish in South Elmham, a subdivision of the hundred of Wangford, County Suffolk, England. His parents were John and Anne Lawter Fiske. He graduated from King's College in Cambridge in 1625, intending to be a minister. He married Ann Gibbs of Frinshall, County Norfolk, between 1629 and 1635. John and Anne may have had a child or two in England who died as infants.

Ongoing religious persecution led him to become a doctor. John sailed with his wife, a younger brother, perhaps William, and their mother, Anne Lawter Fisk for Boston in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637. Sadly, Anne Fisk died during the voyage. John and Ann stayed first at Cambridge, but removed that same year to Salem, where he was freeman on November 2, 1637. John was the schoolmaster in Salem. There they had three children.

John preached occasionally for Hugh Peters, and removed to be minister at Wenham, where he was ordained on October 8, 1644. There they had Ann, born January 15, baptized March 12, 1646, being the first baptism in that church. John and Anne removed in 1655 to Chelmsford, Middlesex County, where he was again the minister. John served his congregation as both minister and physician.

His wife Anne died on February 14, 1672, "after living with him about 37 yrs." On August 1, 1672, he married Elizabeth, widow of Edmund Henchman. John died on January 14, 1676 and is buried in the Forefathers Burial Ground in Chelmsford.

Bio Courtesy of Ken Smith #46985536
Family links: 
  John Fiske (____ - 1633)
  Anne Lawter / Lantersee Fiske (____ - 1637)
  Ann Gibbs Fiske (1605 - 1672)*
  Moses Fiske (1642 - 1708)*
  Nathaniel Fiske (____ - 1614)*
  John Fiske (1601 - 1676)
  Anne Fiske Chickering (1610 - 1649)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The earliest surviving headstone in Forefathers Burial Ground is Grave Livermore, dated 1690
Forefathers Burial Ground
Chelmsford Center
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: FF/HIS-468-1
Maintained by: Lani Ueland
Originally Created by: Robin Parker
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
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