Elizabeth  (Argall) Filmer

Elizabeth (Argall) Filmer (1570 - 1638)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Dame Elizabeth Filmer formerly Argall
Born in Scot's Hall, Smeeth (near Ashford), Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Lenham, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Sutton, Kent, Englandmap
Argall-4 created 5 May 2011 | Last modified
This page has been accessed 2,063 times.



Daughter of Richard Argall, Esq., and Lady Mary Scott, Dame Elizabeth Argall descended from King William I, the Conqueror, and the Plantagenant Kings of England & France (Eleanor of Aquitaine & Henry II). Her family's noble lineage could be traced back to Holy Roman Emperor (800 CE) Charlemagne. She was also known as "Elizabeth Scott Argall" and was born in Scott's Hall (aka Scot's Hall), near Ashford, Kent, England.

Dame Elizabeth Argall was born in Scott's Hall, in the village of Smeeth (near Ashford), Kent, England, in 1570. She grew up in the south-east English county of Kent, where her parents were large landowners and of the English gentry-level aristocracy. Scott's Hall had been transformed by her grandfather, Sir Reginald Scott, MP, into "one of the most splendid houses in Kent" and in the 17th Century it was said that "one could ride from Scot's Hall to London [about 50 miles] without leaving Scott property".[1]

Elizabeth Argall was just 15 years old when she married Sir. Edward Filmer, of a neighboring landowning-gentry family in Kent. He inherited Little Charlton Manor there. Elizabeth Argall & Edward Filmer were married in the Anglican church in Lenham, Kent, England. By all accounts, their nearly-44 year marriage was happy, prosperous and fruitful. The couple had 18 children: 9 sons & 9 daughters, most of whom survived to maturity. [2]

  1. Mary FILMER b: 1586 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  2. Robert FILMER b: 1586 in London, Kent, England
  3. Margaret FILMER b: 1587 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  4. Edward FILMER Jr. b: 1589 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  5. John FILMER b: 1590 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  6. Elizabeth FILMER b: 1592 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  7. Judith FILMER b: 1594 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  8. Thomas FILMER b: 1595 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  9. Reginald FILMER b: 1596 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  10. Katherine FILMER b: 1597 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  11. Jane FILMER b: 1598 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  12. Anne FILMER b: 1599 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  13. Henry FILMER b: 1600 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  14. Thomas FILMER b: 1601 in Canterbury, England
  15. Susanna FILMER b: 1603 in Canterbury, England
  16. Richard FILMER b: 1604 in East Sutton, Kent, England
  17. Sarah FILMER b: 1606
  18. Augustine FILMER b: ABT 1609

Sir Edward Filmer was an influential jurist (barrister) and courtier in the late Elizabethan era and during the reign of King James I. He was knighted on James' coronation in 1603. The Filmers' primary residence was "College House" in Maidstone, Kent, and they also had secondary residences in London and in East Sutton, Kent. Sir Edward Filmer died on November 2, 1629, at his Little Charlton Manor, East Sutton, Kent. His wife, Dame Elizabeth Argall Filmer, survived him, dying at their Maidstone residence on August 9, 1638. They are buried together in a sumptuous marble tomb at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, East Sutton, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England. The tomb includes magnificent brass etchings of the Argall-Filmer family that depicts all 18 of their children.[3]


Body to Church of East Sutton beside the body of late husband. To the poor of East Sutton, L 5. DAME ANNE FILMER, wife of my son SIR ROBERT FILMER, my jewel with diamonds and pearls. To ELIZABETH FILMER, their daughter and SARAH FILMER, my daughter, my four ropes of pearls containing 600 in number equally between them. EDWARD FILMER, eldest son of my son, Sir ROBERT, a Portuguse piece of gold and a piece of gold of King HENRY VII coinage, both of which were his Great Grandfather's. To the two youngest sons of my son Sir ROBERT, viz; ROBERT and SAMUEL, 40 shillings apiece. To ANNE, the youngestdaughter of Sir ROBERT, 40 shillings.
To my daughter, KATHERINE BARHAM, L 10. To her eldest daughter ELIZABETH BARHAM, L 300 when 21, or married. If she died before then said L 300 to ELIZABETH and ANNE FILMER, daughters of my son, REGINALD FILMER. SUSAN and ANNE BARHAM, two daughters of my said daughter, KATHERINE, 40 shillings apiece.
DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH FAULCONER, L 10. DAUGHTER, SARAH FILMER, L 10. Son-in-law, ROBERT BARHAM, my biggest ring. To his son, THOMAS, L 10 at 24 and to each of his other sons, EDWARD, ROBERT, CHARLES, RICHARD, & JOHN, 40 shillings. To his daughters, 40 shillings each. Daughter-in-law, JANE, wife of my son, Reginold, L 10. To her daughters, ELIZABETH and ANN FILMER, 40 shillings each. SON, SIR ROBERT FILMER, my silver warming pans. My son, JOHN, L 10. Son, HENRY, L 10. Son, REGINOLD, my lease of three tenements in Knightrider Street, London. Son-in-law, WILLIAM FAULCONER, Draper, 40 shillings. My brother, JOHN ARGALL, ESQ. a gold ring. My sister, DAME JANE FLETWOOD, a piece of Queen ELIZABETHS coyne. Sister, DAME SARAH JENKINSON, a like piece of gold of Queen ELIZABETHS coyne. ELIZABETH PEERSON, widow, 40 shillings. Each of my manservants, 10 shillings. ELIZABETH FRYDE, my apprentice, 40 shillings. Residue to my son, EDWARD FILMER, sole EXECUTOR.
Published August 2, 1638 - Wa. RETROVICK< Scrivener.
DAME ELIZABETH FILMER willeth that her three houses in Knighrider Street (now that her son, REGINOLD FILMER is deceased) shall be disposed of as follows: L 30 of the first years rent to JANE, late wife of said REGINOLD and after the decease of testrix to the use of her executor, he paying to ELIZABETH FAULCONER daughter of DAME ELIZABETH FILMER and wife of WILLIAM FAULCONER, L 10. Whereas DAME ELIZABETH FILMER had bequethed to ELIZABETH, daughter of ROBERT BARHAM, Gentleman, a competent porcion, her will is that L 50 of the said legacy in case said ELIZABETH depart this life before attaining 18 years shall be divided equally between the two daughters of said REGINOLD and lastly, DAME ELIZABETH FILMER willeth to SUSAN BARHAM L 50 a peece(sic) memorandum the legacy L 50 to SUSAN and ANNE BARHAM were enterliyned before the signing hereof.


  1. "The Diary of Samuel Pepys," 1665, cited on Scot's Hall article on Wikipedia
  2. "The Money Tree Genealogy" on RootsWeb - Edward Filmer - some dates from other sources
  3. Janet Ariciu family Bush on RootsWeb - Elizabeth Argall

See also:

  • Elizabeth Argall from Order of the crown of Charlemagne, Compiler: Tracy Ashley Crocker, Lineages Submitted by Members of OCC who are proud descendants of Charlemagne. Data Entry: Tracy Ashley Crocker and Richard Dennis Souther using: Douglas Richardson, compiler, "Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families," p. 311. (Baltimore, MD: GPC, 2004).
  • "Janet's Genealogy" for Thomas Faulkner on freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
  • Pedigrees with Index of London Citizens, abt. 1600-1800 (filmed 1954), Boyd, Percival, compiler, (Microfilm copy of manuscripts at Somerset House, London. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954), FHL microfilms 94,515-94,593., vol. 92 no. 9405 & 9406, FHL microfilm 94549.


More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored by MyHeritage

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Sponsored by MyHeritage

No known carriers of Elizabeth's mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.

Images: 3
Elizabeth Argall & Husband
Elizabeth Argall & Husband

Elizabeth Argall Image 2
Elizabeth Argall Image 2

Elizabeth Argall Image 3
Elizabeth Argall Image 3

  • Login to edit this profile.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Chet Snow, Daivd Barnhardt, and Michelle Brooks. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

On 16 May 2016 at 00:15 GMT Nancy (Gullans) Sluder wrote:

Argall-679 and Argall-4 appear to represent the same person because: needs to be merged before son (Henry) can be

Elizabeth is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 24 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 9 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

A  >  Argall  |  F  >  Filmer  >  Elizabeth (Argall) Filmer