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Elizabeth Ironmonger (abt. 1650)

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Elizabeth Ironmonger
Born about in Culpeper County, Virginiamap
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Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
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[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 11 Oct 2019 | Created 7 Mar 2012 | Last significant change: 11 Oct 2019
21:35: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Biography for Elizabeth Ironmonger (abt.1650-). [Thank Liz for this]
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Note: Culpeper County did not exist in 1654. If she were born in the area that became Culpeper County, she would probably have given Lancaster County as her birthplace.[1]

Elizabeth Ironmonger was born in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1654.[2]

Research Notes

Upon saving after attaching profile as daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Ironmonger on 8 June 2019, received the following automated message:

Warning: Check the data.
  • A father's death date (Ironmonger-3 died 28 Oct 1650) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Ironmonger-44 born 1654).
Corrected by changing this profile's birth year from 1654 to c1650.

Warning Information surrounding Samuel & Bridget's family does not consistently support Elizabeth (Ironmonger) Everenden as daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Ironmonger.


Notes on possible parents: #Richardson lists Elizabeth m Anthony Everenden as daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Ironmonger, and shows that Samuel's will was proved 1650. This Elizabeth born 1654 would be a daughter of William Ironmonger (son of Samuel).
Location: #Richardson shows William as settling in Lancaster county and then removing to Gloucester County, which is not the right direction if his daughter was born in Culpeper county (formed from Orange county in 1749, and Orange county was formed from Lancaster, which was formed from Northumberland county at the same time Gloucester county was formed from York county - 1651).[1]
I think by dates, it's more likely that William is her father. I think also that maybe the siblings of William and his children might have been muddled. For example, Martha married Robert Jones is William's sister & Martha married John Jones is of the next generation, possibly William's daughter. Whoever their parents, it seems Martha (married John Jones) is either sister or niece of Elizabeth (Ironmonger) Everender & that Elizabeth Everender, Ann Rumney, and Corderoy married Mary are siblings.
Elizabeth's birth 1654: if true, she can't be daughter of Samuel who m Anthony Everenden.
Elizabeth who married Anthony Everenden (also Everanden) was named as administrator on Nov. 29, 1681 of the estates of Martha (Ironmonger) Jones, Ann (Ironmonger) Rumney, and Corderoy Ironmonger. An examination of those records is needed to verify the information attributed to them (about her relationship to the Martha, Ann, and Corderoy) by a book about Mordecai Cooke.[3]
The following information, from the Mordecai book[4] (pages 24-25, names them her siblings, but that may be in error if the Corderoy Ironmonger named is the same as Corderoy, son of Samuel and Bridget Corderoy) Ironmonger, whose sister Martha is documented as marrying Robert Jones, not John Jones, and is not shown to have any children named John. (See their profiles for sources and more information.)
  • "Martha Ironmonger, married John Jones of Virginia and had son John"
  • [Elizabeth (Ironmonger) Everanden granted administration of 3 estates Nov. 29, 1681]...:
    • "Martha Jones als. Ironmonger late wife of John Jones Sr. dec'd, late of Virginia, administration, 29 Nov. 1681, to Elizabeth Everenden als. Ironmonger, wife of Anthony Everenden, and aunt by the mother's side of John Jones Jr. now beyond seas, son of the deceased.
    • "Administration granted her, ditto, on estates of Ann Rumney and Corderoy Ironmonger, her sister and brother."
Entry is followed by (Virginia Mag. Hist. and Bio. XI, 75.) — presumably the source of the information (but indentation would indicate it is the source of information that follows it in the book).


Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol 2, p 460, IREMONGER 15.
Richardson's entry for Samuel lists daughter Elizabeth (m Everenden) and sister of Martha, married Robert Jones, Ann m Rumney, and Corderoy m Mary ____. Source note has that Elizabeth was granted administration of siblings' estates (all Iremonger, all died intestate in Virginia) - Martha, married John Jones, Ann Rumney & Corderoy (citing TAG 73 1998). BUT. Virginia Gleanings has that the Corderoy Elizabeth Everenden was natural sister to was a bachelor. And snippit view of Ironmonger and connections updated: Iremonger-Ironmonger has inventory filed by Corderoy's widow Mary in 1675.


  1. 1.0 1.1 See History of County Formations in Virginia 1617-1995
  2. Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members), source citation for Ironmonger-44, created through the import of Turnham Family Tree.ged on Mar 6, 2012 by Blake Turnham
  3. found them also in Virginia Gleanings - sister to Ann & Corderoy, who was a bachelor - and I'm wondering since nephew had different meanings at the time whether "maternal aunt to son John Jr." can be taken as the sister of his mother (the deceased Martha, widow of John Jones Sr).
  4. W. Carter Stubbs, Descendants of Mordecai Cooke, of "Mordecai's Mount," Gloucester Co., Va., 1650, and Thomas Booth of Ware Neck, Gloucester Co., Va., 1685 (New Orleans, 1923)

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On 20 Jul 2016 at 15:11 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

a search for Anthony... he was living 1650/1652, if the Anthony Everenden mentioned here is him.

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