Elizabeth is the daughter of Thomas Dowrish, esq. (1522-1590) of Dowrish, Sandford. She married John, eldest son of Walter Northcote (bur. 05 May 1572 Crediton) and Elizabeth Hill. They are the parents of:
1. Walter (bp. 21 Jul 1566; d. 30 Sep 1587; bur. 02 Oct 1587 Crediton)
m. Mary, dau. of Edmund Drew of Hayne
2. John Northcote (bp. 27 May 1570 Crediton – d. 1632; bur. 22 Dec 1632 Newton St Cyres) of Uton (Yewton) and Hayne, Newton St Cyres, near Crediton, lord of the manor of Newton St Cyres.
m.1 Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Anthony Rouse of Halston, Cornwall.
m.2 Susan, dau. of Sir Hugh Pollard of Kingsnympton
3. William (bp. 26 Aug 1573)
4. Philip (bp. 10 Sep 1575 Crediton)
Anne (bp. 08 Apr 1564 Crediton; will: 10 Apr 1633, proved 24 Oct 1637).
m. (ante 06 Sep 1581 settlement) Robert Davy, esq. (bp. 17 Dec 1564 Crediton) of Devon, son of Gilbert Davy (Davie) and Mary Gere.