Mecalfe pp 191-192
Born in 1516 in Bishops Stratford, Hertfordshire, England. In1546 when John was 30, he married Margaret SHEPPY, in Bishops Stratford, Hertfordshire, England.
John Eliot's descendants became wealthy mercers in London and claimed Welsh aristocratic descent. "The name of his first wife is unknown; her burial is noted in the churchwardens' accounts for Bishops Stratford for 1521-22 as 16d received of "John Elyat for the wast of the torchis at the buryall of his wyfe". According to the Essex visitations, unforunately reiddled with inaccuracies, John Eliot first married Elizabeth Grave and second Margaret Shepey. The name of his first wife in the visitations is probably incorrect. In his will John Eliot left 20d to "every child that Richard Grave or his wife hath now living... saving to John Elyott her eldest son, unto whom I give and bequeath twenty shillings." It is porbable that Richard Graves wife was the widow of an unidentified older son of John Eliot., especially as John's will recognizes her family in the mist of bequests to his other children."
The will of John Elyott of Bishops Stratford, dated 22 Oct 1557, names wife Margaret and leaves her "my lease of the tythe and pasonage of Stratford" during her widowhood. To son Rowland he also left the lease of Parson's Mill." To every child of daughters Agnes Pylston, Blythe Hanes, and George he have one ewe and one lamb.
1-Rowland Eliot Born: Abt 1525, Died: 13 Nov 1576 - Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
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