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Bodley, Ellen

Female Abt 1490 - Abt 1552


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  • Born  Abt 1490  Of Putney, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Abt 1552  Of St Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I04860  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2015 

    Family 1  Copeland, William,   d. Abt 1518, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1507  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02456  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Gresham, William,   b. Abt 1490, Of Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 20.03.154748, St Pancras, Camden, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1520  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Gresham, Alice,   b. Abt 1525, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 26.01.1592/93, Tottenham, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01434  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Elyn Gresham, Widow of Saint Pancras, Middlesex 22 June 1553 PROB 11/36

      Daughter of Richard Bodley and Joan Ward.

      Possibility?? In 1488 Richard Bodley was a Warden of the Grocers' Company.
      Description Will of Richard Bodley Date October 1491 Catalogue reference PROB 11/9

      What connection ot the Cruxton? London merchants or relatives?

      Sep. 9 baptised Elyn Cruxton d. Symon Cruxton. John Stanyn godfather, Elyn Gresham & Alice Middelton godmothers.

      May have been married earlier as mentions two daughters: Middleton and Mersh. Married daughters? Middleton not mentioned in William will.


      Will of Elyn Gresham, 1550.
      In the name of god Amen The sixte daye of July in the yere of of Lorde god a thousand fyre hundreth and fyftie And in the fourthe yere of the Reigne of o' soueraign lorde Edward the yi^ by the grace of god kinge of England ffiiiunce and Ireland defender of the &ith and of the Ghurche of England and Ireland in earth the supreme heade I Elyn Gresh'm of London widowe being hole of mynde and in good and p'fytt remembrance, laude and prayse be given to Almightie god do msuke ordeyn and dispose this my p'nte testament and last will in man' and forme following, ...I will my bodye be buryed in the churche of Seynt Pancrace in London yf I fortune to decease within the Citie of London in the place where the bodye of William Gresham my late husbonde lyeth buried....to my doughter Mydelton .....to my doughter Mershe ..... Rouland .... Also I bequeathe to Catherin Cruxton half a garnyshe of my pewter yessell and my best Gassoke of clothe garded with velnet .... Also I bequeathe to Symon Cruxton all my leaden weightes with beame and Skales... Proyed at London 22 June 1553 by Alice Middelton and Alice Mershe the Exectrxes.


      Brother?
      Will of Elys Bodley.
      2 Sept. 1547 1 Edw VI and in earthe supreme headd of the churche of Englonde & Irelonde. I Elys Bodley parson of Saint Stephens in Walbrooke in London and also parson of Beckinhem (Beckenham) in the Diocs. of Rochester in Kent. ... my brothers testament Mr Thomas Bodley .... I will the plate concernynge Fraunces Bodley my brother Williams son .......All such plate of myne remaynynge in my syster Gresham handes to be devyded to the saide Fraunces and his three systers Katheryne, Alice and Gryssell Bodleyes .... to my said Syster Gresham.
      .... To my syster Gresham a ringe whiche I do were customable and to my Brother her husbande a ringe of golde of fortie shillynges. To my syster Bodlaye at Billingsgate ..... To my cosyn Edmonde Askewe and to Richard his brother eche a golde ringe of 20s. To Eme Edmude Askewes doughter and my god doughter 20s. To Xtofer my godson Richarde Askewes sonne 20s. To my Cosyn Dennys Lewsson ...I bequethe all the lande and tenements I have at Stretham or anny where ells to my cosyn Fraunces Bodleye and his heires. ....my lovynge syster Bettris Bodleye and I make my overseer my cosyn John Marshe of Mylkestrete ....Probate coram duo Cantuarien Achiepoapud London 17 April 1548 by Lancelot Harryson and Beatricis Bodley exors. (Medieval & Tudor Kent P.C.C. Wills Transcriptions by L. L. Duncan - Book 10 page 406)

      ?
      Thomas Middleton (1549/56-1631), a member of the GrocersíCompany and Collector of the Customs in London, was knighted by King James in 1603, and served as Lord Mayor of London in 1613. Sir Thomas Middleton was the eldest son of Richard Middleton (d. c.1578), esquire, Governor of Denbigh Castle during the reigns of Edward VI, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, and was the founder of the family of Middleton of Chirk Castle.
      (See Analytical Index to the Series of Records Known as the Remembrancia Preserved Among the Archives of the City of London A.D. 1579-1664, (London: E.J. Francis, 1878), p. 3, and the entry for Sir Thomas Middleton in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, both available online.)