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Grace (Foxcroft) Belt (bef. 1592 - 1664)

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Dame Grace Belt formerly Foxcroft
Born before in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 21 May 1606 in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married 17 Jul 1609 in Halifaxmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Englandmap
Profile last modified 23 Nov 2019 | Created 22 Oct 2011
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Grace was born in 1592 and baptised on 5 March 1591/1592 at Halifax. She was the daughter of Daniel Foxcroft and Grace Gawkroger.[1][2]

She passed away in 1664.

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Research Notes

Dates: the marriage date in the Halifax register is 17 July 1609, checked original scan. "Robt Belt, Yorke, Grace Foxcroft".[3] There is no marriage at all in the Halifax register for 21 May 1606 and the nearby marriages are different people. Robert's first wife Jane Hudson did not die until June 1608, see Dugdale's Visitations already attached.

There is a Find a grave entry with a photo of the inscription but it has his year of death as 1650, should be 1656 by the register.[4]

The following letters might be interesting: Leeds, West Yorkshire Archive Service ref WYL160/213/29 Title Letters from Robert Belt to his father in law Daniel Foxcroft at Halifax Description Robert Belt later Lord Major of York Date 1611-1612


  1. The parish register of Halifax, co. York; Crossley, E. W. Publication date 1910 Publisher [Wakefield, England] : Priv. print. for the Yorkshire parish register society;
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Grace Foscroft, 05 Mar 1592); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 496,813, 528,766.
  3. West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/1/4 West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

  • Clay, J.W: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Vol. 2 of 3, p. 62, Belt, II.
  • WikiTree profile Foxcroft-30 created through the import of Watson Family Tree Large.ged on Oct 21, 2011 by Jonathan Watson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jonathan and others.
  • Source: S-1858910663 Repository: #R-1858943750 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:
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  • Source: S-1706221784 Repository: #R-1790881960 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree
  • Repository: R-1790881960 Note:

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So which husband is correct ? Belt-297 or Belt-900.
posted by Marion Poole
Foxcroft-246 and Foxcroft-30 appear to represent the same person because: Only difference is dob, I believe it is probably the earlier date, otherwise she was 13 when married
posted by Marion Poole

Grace is 38 degrees from Louis Braille, 17 degrees from Greta Moody and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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