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Sir Edward Fitton

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Sir Edward Fitton

Birth
Gawsworth, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Death 10 May 1619 (aged 46)
Gawsworth, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Burial Gawsworth, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Plot In the chancel
Memorial ID 62904854 View Source
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Edward Fitton was born on December 3, 1572 at Gawsworth, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Sir Edward Fitton and Alice Holcroft. He died on May 10, 1619 at age 46 at Gawsworth, Cheshire, England. He married Anne Barrett.
In the chancel of St James Church are the tombs of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st baronet, and his wife Anne who died in 1619 and 1644 both their tomb is constructed of alabaster. It is described as being a very large monument, of splendid design. The Knight's head is bare, and rests upon two cushions. His neck is covered with a wide ruff, whilst the cuirass is slightly pointed, and hangs over the waistline; the shoulders of Sir Edward are again protected with leather pauldrons. The figure of Ann is also resting her head on cushions, but is seen wearing a widow's veil, enclosed by curly locks that fall beneath her chin. She has a tight bodice, fastened, with full sleeves, with double turned-back cuffs. Generally, these monuments are considered to be of good workmanship.


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  • Created by: Mad
  • Added: 13 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62904854
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/62904854/edward-fitton : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Edward Fitton (3 Dec 1572–10 May 1619), Find a Grave Memorial ID 62904854, citing St James Churchyard, Gawsworth, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .