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Jane Elizabeth (Luddington) Chamberlayne (1504 - 1565)

Jane Elizabeth [uncertain] Chamberlayne formerly Luddington aka Lodington, Machell
Born in London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 10 Oct 1558 in St Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, Londonmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 61 in London, Englandmap
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"Jane Loddington was the daughter of Henry Loddington/Henery Ludington and his wife Jane/Joane Kirkby. The father of Jane/Joane Kirkby was William Kirkby, who was the son of John Kirkby of Yorkshire, and his wife Allice, the daughter and heiress of Whethill." [1]

Marriages and Family

John Machell

married Jone daughter of Harry Lodyngton, and she was remarried to sir Thomas Chamberlen knight,... [2]

Their daughter Jane married Richard Rich, son of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, MP, the brutal and infamous torturer of Ann Askew and other Protestant martyrs, during the reign of Mary Tudor.


She died on 28 April 1565. [2]

Birth and Parentage

Jone/Joan or Elizabeth Ludington/Luddington/Lodyngton (spellings and given name vary) was the daughter of Henry Ludington and his wife Joan, née Kirkeby, later Laxton.

Marriages and Family

1. Her first marriage was to John Machell or Machyn, Alderman of London. [3]

When her first husband died, they were living near the church of St Mary Magdelene, Milk Street, London.[4]

"Death of alderman Machell. John Machell, sheriff in 1556. Arms, Per pale argent and sable, three grey-hounds courant counterchanged, collared gules. (Wm. Smith, Rouge-dragon.) He married Jone daughter of Harry Lodyngton, and she was remarried to sir Thomas Chamberlen knight, and she died 28. April 1565." (MS. Harl. 897, f. 24.)[5]

2. She married, secondly, under license from the Bishop of London, as his second wife, Thomas Chamberlayne Esq of St Benet's, St Paul's Wharf, on 10 October 1558 in St Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, London, which was near her home.[4]Thomas Chamberlayne's country residence was in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, and his London home was in Cripplegate.

Thomas and Joan had four children:

Thomas and Elizabeth Chamberlain's first son:

  1. John [6] was baptised at St Benet's, Paul's Wharf, on 27 October 1559, and Lady Elizabeth Brooke, Marchioness of Northampton, (1526-1565) stood as godmother.[7] Godfathers were Robert, Lord Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Johan, Duke of Finland, who had come to England to solicit the hand of the Queen (as it happened, unsuccessfully) for his half-brother Erik, Crown Prince of Sweden.[8]
The church was hung with Cloth of Arras. And after the Christening were brought wafers, comfits and divers Banqueting Dishes and Hypocras and Muscadine Wine to entertain the Guests. [9]
  1. Their second son, Edmund, [6] was born before a daughter,
  2. Theophila, [6] who was baptised on 7 March 1563, and had Queen Elizabeth herself as godmother.[10]
  3. Another son, Thomas, was also born (under research).[11]


Elizabeth (Joan) died on 28 April 1565.[5]


  1. Adrienne Boaz, Specific Ancestral Lines of the Boaz, Paul, Welty & Fishel Families (2014), p. 481. See also the Machell pedigree in the 1634 Visitation of Essex.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ed. J G Nichols., (1848)., The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563'., Notes to the diary: 1558. (MS. Harl. 897, f. 24.)., Originally published by Camden Society, London. Retrieved from BHO (Here;) Accessed 11 Jul 2023.
  3. Machin, Henry., British Museum. Mss. (Cotton Vitellius F. v); Nichols, John Gough, (1848)., The diary of Henry Machyn, citizen and merchant-taylor of London, from A. D. 1550 to A. D. 1563., London, Printed for the Camden society, by J. B. Nichols and son. Retrieved from the Internet Archive (Here;) Accessed 3 Dec 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Foster, Joseph, Lemuel Chester, Joseph, Dean, John Ward., (1 Jan 1887). London marriage licences 1521-1869, (p.260). London (England): Dalcassian Publishing Company. Retrieved from Google e-books (Here;) Accessed 10 Jan 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 ed. J G Nichols., (1848)., "Notes to the diary: 1558," in The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563, (pp. 362-369). London: Camden Society. Retrieved from bho (Here;) Accessed 12 Jul 2023.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Visitation of Gloucestershire (1682-)1684. (Vol. 6). Retrieved from Google e-books (Here;) Accessed 7 Dec 2021.
  7. The Elizabethan Court, Day by Day. Court: Women at Court; Royal Household. (p.30). Retrieved from Folgerpedia (Here;) Accessed 6 Dec 2021.
  8. Nichols, John., John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Vol. I: 1533 to 1571. Oxford University Press (2014). Retrieved from the Internet Archive (Here;) Accessed 12 Dec 2021.
  9. Strype, John., Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various Occurrences in the Church of England, During Queen Elizabeth's Happy Reign: (Vol. 1 Pt. 1. p.292)., Introduction to this history. Annals of the reformation of religion under Queen Elizabeth. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Retrieved from Google e-Books (Here;) Accessed 13 Dec 2021.
  10. The Elizabethan Court, Day by Day. Court: Women at Court; Royal Household. Queen’s Godchildren: Chronological List. (p.82). Retrieved from Folgerpedia (Here;) Accessed 6 Dec 2021.
  11. Will: "My son Thomas the elder to be cared for my son Thomas the younger"., Our FamilyHistory. Chamberlayne, Thomas. Retrieved from ff (Here;) Accessed 12 Jul 2023.
  • W. Harry Rylands, ed., The Visitation of the County of Buckingham Made in 1634 (London: Mitchell, Hughes & Clark, Printers, 1909) p. 88


  • Wotton, Thomas., (1741)., The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues ... T. Wotton. Retrieved from Google e-Books (Here;) Accessed 12 Jul 2023.

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Ludington-32 and Luddington-17 appear to represent the same person because: Although Ludington-32 has an (estimated) birth date of abt. 1530 and Ludington-17 a date of 1504, they have the same parents, siblings, and date of death. Clearly the same person. Joan/Elizabeth Ludington married twice - 1. to John Machell and 2. to Sir Thomas Chamberlayne. Please merge; thanks!
posted by Frances (Piercy) Piercy-Reins
edited by Frances (Piercy) Piercy-Reins
Ludington-49 and Ludington-32 appear to represent the same person because: per the biography of the husband, these are the same woman, he married Joan Elizabeth
posted on Ludington-32 (merged) by Robin Lee
Luddington-75 and Luddington-17 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by [Living Schmeeckle]

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