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John (Elliot) Elliott (1516)

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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]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Bishops Stratford, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Mar 2011
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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


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On 27 Dec 2017 at 16:19 GMT Saundra Stewart wrote:

According to the source I added, 30 Oct 1557 is the date of one of his marriages and not his death date as his children are born afterwards.

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 17 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 19 degrees from Frances Weidman and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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