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Sybil (Gould Barber) Fiske

b. About 1527 South Elmham, Norfolk England
m. About 1549
d. April 30, 1571 Laxfield, Suffolk England


Robert Fiske of Fessingfield & St. James


William Fiske of St. James, South Elmham, Suffolk, & Ditchingham, Norfolk (b. 1550/1566)
Jeffery Fiske of Fressingfield & St. James, South Elmham, Suffolk, & Great Bentley, Essex (b. about 1552)
Richard Fiske (b. July 16, 1554 Fessingfield, Suffolk England)
Eleazer Fiske (b. May 31, 1556 Fessingfield, Suffolk England)
Elizabeth Fiske (b. about 1558)
Thomas Fiske (b. About 1560 St. James in South Elmham, Suffolk, England; m. About 1587; d. February 26, 1610/1611 Fessingfield, Suffolk, England)


Sybil and her sister, Isabella were in danger of religious persecution between 1553-1558 under the rule of the catholic Queen Mary I. The two were voluntarily confined in the Castle of Norwich during this time for protection. Eventually, Sybil and her husband fled to Switzerland during her reign, however returned to St. James after Queen Mary I lost power.

Sybil's great grandson (Elizabeth (Fiske) Barnard's grandson) was the famous philosopher, John Locke.





-Fredrick Clifton Pierce, Fiske & Fisk Family: Being the Record of Descendents of Symond Fiske, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, Suffolk County, England, From the Time of Henry IV to Date, Including All the American Members of the Family, (Self Published, 1896), 39-41.