Fortescue, John, Sir, 1531?-1607Alternative names
Sir John Fortescue, a prominent scholar of Greek and Latin, became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1589. Fortescue became wealthy through his office and connections to the Custom House. Queen Elizabeth granted Fortescue a number of land grants and in 1601 he became Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
From the description of Order of the Exchequer, 1602 April 30. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944271
- Great Britain (as recorded)