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Letteye Aggar (1578 - 1620)

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Letteye (Lettice) "Letitia, Letticia, Lettic, Lettes" Aggar aka Algar, Aggar, Elliot
Born in Nazeing, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in St. John Baptist, Widford, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nazeing, Essex, Englandmap
Aggar-6 created 27 Feb 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 20 Oct 2017
17:08: Mark Chapman edited the Birth Place and Status Indicators for Lettice Aggar. (Spelling correction) [Thank Mark for this]
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Categories: Nazeing, Essex | Widford, Hertfordshire.



Lettice Aggar, also Letticia (the name was spelled "Lettice Aggar" in Great Migration Begins which profiled at least two of her sons)[1] ) Since those sons are included in our Puritan Great Migration Project, we are using Anderson's spelling as "correct."

The name is spelled variously in user-generated online data bases.


Lettice's birth place is uncertain. According to BrÃderbund Software, Inc., she was born in 1577 at Nazeing, Essex, England?[2]

Her parents are unknown.

Marriage and Children

Lettice married on 30 October 1598 at St. John Baptist, Widford, Hertfordshire, England, to Bennett Eliot (Spelled "Bennett Eliot" by Anderson).[3]

Children of Lettice and Bennett ("Eliot" spelling used by Anderson):[4]

  1. Philip Eliot
  2. Sarah Eliot d 1673
  3. Jacob Eliot d 1651
  4. John Eliot d 1690
  5. Lydia Eliot d before 1676
  6. Francis Eliot d 1697
  7. Mary Eliot

Death and Legacy

Lettice died 16 March 1619/20 at Nazeing, Essex, England.[4][3] She was buried at Church of All Saints at Nazeing.[3]


  1. Anderson, Robert Charles, "Jacob Eliot" Featured Name (Vol I-III, Pages 626-30) The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database accessed May 23, 2015:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010
  2. BrÃderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Release date: November 29, 1995 Trees #1587, #4954
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Parish Register/records
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cary, Jay, "Bennet Eliot." Ancestry of Charles Merrick Cary, 8G Grandparents, September 6, 2002, citing W. Winters, "The Pilgrim Fathers of Nazing," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 28:140, in turn citing Whitmore, The Heraldic journal; recording the armorial bearings ... (v.3-4, Page 187).

See also:

  • Broderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1 Release date: February 9, 1996 Tree #0253
  • Broderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1 Release date: November 29, 1995 Tree #0944, Tree #2824
  • Jeff Walton, transcribed from The Descendants of Rev. John Eliot, Capt. James Parker, Capt. Thomas Prentice from New England and Pulteney, New York, 1620-1967: Including references to the families of Mullins, Southworth, Bradford, Bridge, Stanton, Lord; compiled by Wilford V. Case; Syracuse, NY; December 15, 1967.
  •, page 153
  •, Archibald Family Ancestry Trees.
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (Royal Historical Society, 1882) Vol. 10, Page 289

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On 20 Oct 2017 at 18:17 GMT Linda Sandahl wrote:

Just a spelling note -- Nazeing in Essex is spelled with an "e."

On 20 Dec 2016 at 22:33 GMT Barry Meadows wrote:

Aggar-8 and Aggar-6 appear to represent the same person because: I think they are the same person

On 20 Dec 2016 at 22:28 GMT Kris (Hodgins) Kreiner wrote:

I believe that Aggar-6 and Aggar-8 are the same person. The birth and death dates are similar, and I have seen her name spelled both ways in different sources.

On 20 Dec 2016 at 16:24 GMT Kris (Hodgins) Kreiner wrote:

Aggar-8 and Aggar-6 appear to be the same person because the dates are the same or similar, and Letteye is the spelling given in other sources for Lettice.

On 5 Aug 2015 at 03:44 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Aggar-8 and Alger-35 appear to represent the same person because: put into unmerged state by mistake

On 22 Jul 2015 at 23:38 GMT Melanie (Green) Armstrong wrote:

Alger-35 and Aggar-8 are not ready to be merged because: Not enough information

On 23 May 2015 at 17:09 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Lettice Aggar-8 At least two of her children are featured in Anderson's Great Migration Begins, and the spelling "Aggar" is used. So Aggar-8 has the "correct" spelling.


On 11 Aug 2014 at 11:39 GMT Laura (Pickering) Pickering-Polstra wrote:

Aggar-7 and Alger-35 appear to represent the same person because: This looks like the same person. Name variation. Perhaps someone with more familiarity with this family can determine the correct birth and death dates? Please review for merge. Thank you.

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