Elizabeth Walter was daughter of John Walter of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and his wife, Ellen Harrison.  Before 1553 she had been married to Devon man John Arscott, son of another John Arscott. She bore him an only child, a son, Arthur, on 26 August 1554.
John died on 14 January 1558. Elizabeth was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem and was co-executor of his will. 
By 1561 Elizabeth was wife of Humphrey Specote of Thornbury. She bore him 3 sons and a daughter.