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Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Baronet



Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Baronet (front) on tomb of his father, Gawsworth church.
Photo 2018. See full size.
His own tomb is in the background.



Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Baronet,
of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire,
born 3 Dec 1572.
He mar Anne Barret [or Barrett, born 1571, dau of James Barret, of South Wales].
He was created Baronet 2 Oct 1617.
He died 10 May 1619, age 46 yrs.
Tomb in Gawsworth church. See grave.
Anne died 1644, age 73 yrs.
1st Baronet and Anne had issue:


  1. Penelope Fitton,
    mar, licence 3 Jan 1612, to Sir Charles Gerard, Kt [born est c.1590] and had issue.
    Parents of Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield.


  2. Mary Fitton,
    born 1602.


  3. Sir Edward Fitton, 2nd Baronet,
    born 1603,
    succ 1619,
    died 1643, bur in impressive tomb in Gawsworth Church.
    Baronetcy extinct.
    He left Gawsworth Hall to his nephew Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield.


  4. 2 other sons.
  5. 5 other daus.





Painting of Anne Barret and 2 of her children

  

Anne Barret and 2 of her children.
Painting dated 1609. It says the children are age 6 and 7.
Now in Gawsworth Hall.
Gawsworth Hall identifies the children as Edward (2nd Baronet) and his sister Mary. They say the painting is by Federico Zuccari.
From here (where it was incorrectly labelled under the Dark Lady).




A description of the painting on p.50 of History of Cheshire, George Ormerod, vol.3, 1819.
Painting was then hanging in Brereton Hall.
Ormerod identifies the children as Edward (2nd Baronet) and his sister, "wife of the Earl of Macclesfield". This is not correct. Edward had a sister Penelope who was mother of the Earl of Macclesfield. But she was much older than him.


  

Tomb of 1st Baronet, Gawsworth church

  

Tomb of 1st Baronet. Gawsworth church.
Shows 1st Baronet and his wife and their 3 sons and 7 daughters.
Photo 2018. See full size.
See wide shot showing location in corner.



1st Baronet and his wife on their tomb.
Photo 2018. See full size.
See other shot. See other shot.
See 2012 shot. From Annette Ellis. Used with permission.



Upper plaque on the wall.
Erected by Anne Barret in memory of her husband Sir Edward Fitton, died 1619.
Photo 2018. See full size.



Lower plaque on the wall.
Photo 2018. See full size.






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