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Edward Elliot (abt. 1546 - 1595)

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Edward Elliot
Born about in Roxwell, Essex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Roxwell, Essex, England, GBmap
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The Visitation of Essex gives a family tree for Edward Elliot.


The Eliots of Newland Hall, in the Parish of Roxwell, Essex (from whom some have asserted that John Eliot the celebrated Apostle to the Indians sprang), held the manors of Wickham Margareting, and Newland Hall in the county of Essex, together with the rectory of Norton Mandeville. In 1677, Queen Elizabeth let the Manor of Farnham to Edward Eliot, Esq., above named prior to which she granted him a confirmation of free warren. John Eliot, the father of this Edward, resided at Bishop Stortford temp. Hen VIII., where he died and was buried with his brother, George Eliot. Salmon informs us that An old stone in the chancel had lately this inscription 'Here under this stone lieth buried in the Mercies of God the Bodies of George Eliot and John Elyot Gentlemen being two Brothers which George deceased the 6 of Sept 1551 The said John Oct 20 1557 Whose Death have you in Remembrance calling to God for Mercy.'

Edward Eliot of Newland Hall died at Writtle in this county, where he was interred. A monumental brass records the following:-

Neere unto this place resteth in peace the body of Edward Eliott, late of Newland, in the county of Essex, Esq., son of John Eliott of Stortford, in the county of Hertford. He tooke wife Jane one of the daughters of James Gedge, son and heire of Margaret Gedge, one of the daughters and heire of Thomas Barfield, of Sheffield; by whom he had issue 4 sonnes and 6 daughters. They lived together in married estate 33 yeres, and he decesed the 22 day of Decemb in the yere of our Lorde 1595 Etatis suae 60
Sold by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, 8 July 1873.[1]


Edward Eliot of Newland Hall, son of John, was born about 1535 (age 60 at death in 1595)[2]


He married at St. Mary le Bow, London, 3 Feb 1557/8 Jane Gedge. She was the daughter of James Gedge.[2]


He was buried 29 December 1595 at Roxwell, Essex. The monumental brass at the nearby parish of Writtle shows his death as 22 December 1595.[2]

Photo of effigy for Edward Eliott at All Saints, Writtle, Essex by David Robarts.


Edward Elliott wrote a bill dated 23 December 1595 and proven 15 May 1596. He left his mentor to eldest son Thomas, as long as his widow Jane remained alive. After her death the manner was to pass to second son Edward. He left the property called "Priors" to his third son John. His daughters Hannah Jane and Elizabeth were left 300 pounds each at marriage or when they turn 21. To "daughter Collen" he left 20 pounds, and to "my brother Bogas don't like sum of 20 pounds over and above all such sums as my son, her husband, oweth unto me" Edward also name his brother Butler, sister Butler, nephew Mr. Barners, Brother George Elliot and his three sons, sister Pulisden, Mr. Josline, minister a good Easter, is cousin Huckle and his wife, Mr. Kenndal of Roxwell, in goddaughter Priscilla Quarles.[2]


  1. Son, who died by 23 December's 1595 (date of his father's will)[2]
  2. Daughter, who died by 23 December's 1595 (date of her father's will)[2]
  3. Dorothy Eliot m. John Collen[2]
  4. Mary Eliot bp.23 June 1572; m. (1) Ardleigh, Essex, 1589 Edward Boggas; m. (2) Writtle, Essex 1606 Mathew Davies.[2]
  5. Thomas Eliot (Sir) was baptized 30 May 73 and was knighted 23 July 1603.[2]
  6. Hannah Eliot[2]
  7. Jane Eliot, was baptized 23 June 1576; m. John Butler[2]
  8. Edward Eliot, bpt 5 July 1579[2]
  9. John Eliot m. Anne _____[2]
  10. Elizabeth Eliot m. John Yonge.[2]


  • Howard, Joseph J., Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica. Vol. 1. 1874.
  • Source: S37 Title: The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Edition: 4th ed., Record Number: CS55 A31979 Abbreviation: Magna Charta, 4th ed. Author: Weis, Frederick Lewis Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1991
  • Metcalfe, Walter C.,The visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634]. To which are added Miscellaneous Essex pedigrees from various Harleian manuscripts and an appendix containing Berry's Essex pedigrees , Ed. with and index of names, Published 1878 by Mitchell and Hughes in London .p. 92
  • Robarts, David, Photo of effigy for Edward Eliott at All Saints, Writtle, Essex.
  • Source: #S-2034567707 Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA
  • Source S5 Ancestry Family Trees
  • Source #N633 Ancestry Family Trees
  • England Select Births & Christenings 1538-175
  • England Select Marriages 1538-1973
  • England Select Deaths & Burials 1538-1991
  • UK Extracted Probate Records 1269-1975
  1. Howard p. 377
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Fiske, William Wyman. "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 162:128, Edward on p. 129-134



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On 8 May 2017 at 15:12 GMT Anne B wrote:

Edward was not the father of Bennet Eliot, see his will, which does not mention Bennet.

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On 11 Mar 2017 at 08:07 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Elliott-4775 and Elliot-170 appear to represent the same person because: they appear to be the same person

On 19 Feb 2014 at 18:23 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

I am trying to prove that both Jane's married to Edward are the same, & would appreciate if you would take a look at the info:

James Gedge-10 & Jonas Gedge-5 are both fathers of a daughter named Jane, both married to Edward Elliot, and had a daughter named Jane Elliot. Jane Elliot married John Botelor/Butler. With all these similarities and with the family tree found in this book by Mecalfe pp 191-192, I believe Gedge-10 & Gedge-5 are the same person.

Other data supporting this can be found at profiles:

Thomasine (Bardfield) Barfield
Margaret (Barfield) Gedge
Thomasine (Hevingham) Heveningham

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