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From: "Donna" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Francis Eliot's birth
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 19:58:45 -0400
I have found the following note:
Eliot Genealogy in the registers is Frances Eleot was baptized Apr 10, 1615
I quess this is a book called Eliot Genealogy - can anyone tell me where
and what parish this baptism took place??
I also have this note:
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol XLVIII.
1894 p. 80
DISCOVERY OF THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE APOSTLE ELIOT. - The birthplace
of Rev. John Eliot of Roxbury has till last year been unknown,
though it has generally been supposed that he was born at Nazing
in Essex, where a brother of his and two sisters were baptized,
and where his father Bennet Eliot died (ante, REGISTER, 28:
140-5; 39: 365-71). In 1893, a descendant, Ellsworth Eliot,
M.D., of New York city (whose address is No. 48 West 36th
street), visited England, and made some genealogical searches.
He found on the parish register of St. John Baptist at Widford,
Herts., a record of the marriage of his parents, viz.;
"Bennett Eliot and Letteye Aggar were married the 30th of
October 1598." On the same register is found the baptism of the
Apostle, as follows: "John Elliot the sonne of Bennett Elliot
was baptized the fyfte daye of August 1604." The baptisms of his
sister Sarah in 1599, his brother Philip in 1602, and his
brother Jacob in 1606 are also there recorded. Between 1606
and 1610, the family seems to have removed to Nazing. Dr. Eliot
has made arrangements through the rector of Widford, Rev. John
Traviss Lockwood, to have a memorial window placed in the
church in memory of his ancestor, and has issued a circular
to other descendants inviting those interested to contribute
towards the expense of the window.
so, Francis was not baptised at the St. John Baptist at Widford with the
others so does anyone else have the parish record?