Noisshiki Sukeshige


Noisshiki Clan


Ōmi Province

Lifespan:  Tenshō 17 (1589) to 5/7 of Keichō 20 (1615)

Other Names:  Tanomo-no-suke

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Noisshiki

Lord:  Tokugawa Hidetada

Father:  Noisshiki Sukeyoshi  

Siblings:  Brother, Sukeshige, Yoshishige, Suketada, Sukemasa

Adopted Sibling:  Daughter of Nakamura Kazuuji

Noisshiki Sukeshige served as a bushō during the early Edo period.  He was a retainer of the Tokugawa clan.

In 1589, Sukeshige was born as the second son of Noisshiki Sukeyoshi, a unit commander under Nakamura Kazuuji.

In 1612, upon orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Sukeshige served under Ieyasu’s son, Tokugawa Hidetada.   In 1615, at the Summer Campaign of the Siege of Ōsaka, he joined the battalion of Aoyama Tadatoshi, but was killed in action at the Battle of Dōmyōji.

The vestiges of the family were inherited by his younger brother, Noisshiki Yoshishige.  Owing to the contributions in battle of Sukeyoshi and Sukeshige, Yoshishige was promoted to the position of a hatamoto, or direct retainer of the bakufu, and granted a fief of 2,000 koku in the Gamō District of Ōmi Province.