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Elizabeth (Calthorpe) Drury (1521 - 1578)

Elizabeth Drury formerly Calthorpe aka Parker Woodhouse
Born in Ewarton, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1549 (to 1553) in Englandmap
Wife of — married 1552 [location unknown]
Wife of — married about 1565 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Norfolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Aug 2014
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Elizabeth (Calthorpe) Drury was a member of aristocracy in England.

Elizabeth Calthorpe was the daughter and heir of Sir Philip Calthorpe of Erwarton, Suffolk (ca.1480-17 Apr 1549) and Amata "Jane" Boleyn (c.1485-1543+).

Her first husband, whom she married before 1549, was Sir Henry Parker KB of Morley, Norfolk (c.1514-3 Dec 1553, 1551 by some sources), by whom she had a son, Sir Philip Parker (d.1604), who inherited the manor of Erwarton from her. Sir Philip Parker married Catherine Goodwin (Catherine Goodwin daughter of Sir John Goodwin of Winchendon in the County of Buckingham, Knight, wife of Sir Philip Parker, Knight, brother of Sir Henry, and half-brother to Lord Morley[1]) and had issue. The manor of Hingham, Norfolk had been settled upon her as her jointure.

On 16 Nov 1552, by a marriage settlement dated 11 Nov 1552, she married Sir William Woodhouse of Waxham, Suffolk and Hickling, Norfolk (1517-22 Nov 1564). They had two sons and two daughters, including Thomas, William, and Elizabeth (1553-24 Dec 1590). Woodhouse had settled most of his estate on Elizabeth before he made his will and in it left her all of his lands not otherwise dispensed and made her his executrix.

Her third husband, whom she married circa 1565, was Drew Drury (1531-1617), younger son of a Buckinghamshire family. He acquired Riddlesworth and Lynstead, Norfolk through Elizabeth. They had no children.

Elizabeth was buried in an elaborate chest tomb in the north chancel aisle of St Martin at Palace, Norwich, but no effigy or portrait brass is featured.[2][3]

Research Notes


  1. Page, Augustine. A Topographical and Genealogical History of the County of Suffolk (Ipswich: F. Pawsey, 1847) Pages 3-5
  2. Emerson, Kate. A Who’s Who of Tudor Women: Elizabeth Calthorpe (1521-26 May 1578). 2017. Accessed 6 Feb 2019.
  3. Lundy, Darryl Roger (compiler). Elizabeth Calthorpe, F, #341956: The Peerage. Edited 5 Jul 2015. Accessed 6 Feb 2019.

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