Blog - Robert Fenwick Elliott

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    "....Bitchfield, also known as Bichfield, West Bitchfield, or Beechfield, is a few miles north-east of Fenwick. In the 15th century, a pele tower was built by the Middleton family, who sold it to the Harbottles in 1502. The Harbottles were rather grand; directly descended from King Henry II and, before him, William the Conqueror. Two years later, in 1504, my great etc grandfather Ralph Harbottle died, and the property was inherited by his daughter Marjorie, who married my great etc grandfather Sir John Fenwick of Fenwick Tower (i.e. the place that is today called Fenwick; see page 28 above. The property remained in the Fenwick family’s hands for the next 125 years or so. In 1529, Sir John and Lady Marjorie conveyed the property to their second son...."
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