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John (Elliot) Elliott (1516 - 1557)

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John Elliott formerly Elliot aka Elyat Elyott Eliott
Born in Bishops Stratford, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Bishops Stratford, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Elliot-175 created 21 Mar 2011 | Last modified
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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

2-George Eliot

3-Edward (1546-1595)

4-Blythe Eliot

5-Winifred Eliot

6-Agens Eliot

7-Tabitha Eliot

8-Alice Eliot


  • WikiTree profile Elliott-771 created through the import of Foster-Volkenant.ged on May 31, 2011 by Terry Foster. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Terry and others.


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On 11 Mar 2017 at 18:07 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Elliott-2287 and Elliot-175 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents - wife of same name.

John is 27 degrees from Aaron Copland, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 17 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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