Elizabeth was born in 1585 at Burford Priory in Oxfordshire, the only child of Sir Lawrence Tanfield and his wife Elizabeth Symondes. She m. in 1602 Sir Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland. She d. Oct 1639, aet 54.
Children of Elizabeth Tanfield and Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland: 
Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland+1 b. 1610, d. 20 Sep 1643
Sir Lorenzo (5 Oct 1613-1642)
Edward d. uno 29 Aug 1616
Patrick Cary+ b. c 1623, d. 15 Mar 1657/58b. c. 1623 m. Susan Uvedale
Catherine b. 1609 m. James Home 2nd Earl by contract 2 Aug 1622, d. bef 8 May 1626
Anne b. 4 Dec 1614, nun d. Paris
Elizabeth b. 15 Nov 1617, nun Sister Clementina d. 17 Nov 1683 Chambray
Lucy b. 23 Dec 1619, nun Sister Magdalena d. Chambray 1 Nov 1650
Victoria b. 16 Sep 1620 m. Sir William Uvedale of Wickham, Herts. + (2) 14 Aug 1653 Bartholomew Price of Linlithgow
Mary b. Jan 1621/2 nun, d. 22 Sep 1693 at Cambray
Elizabeth was born about 1585 and received a good education. She married Sir Henry Cary in 1602, by whom she had 11 children. In 1626 she converted to Catholicism, which estranged her from both her father and her husband.
She went on to be a writer, and was the first Englishwoman to publish a play. She died in 1639.