George ELIOT


ABT 1483 - Sep 1551

  • BIRTH: ABT 1483
  • DEATH: Sep 1551, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Father: William ELIOT
Mother: Unknown

Family 1 : Eleanor

                 |  |__
 _William ELIOT _|
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|                   |__
|--George ELIOT 
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|_Unknown _______|
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[5333] "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex"
William Wyman Fiske
NEHGR v161 pp85-91 (Apr 2007); pp186-198 (Jul 2007); pp250-259 (Oct 2007);
v162 pp65-72 (Jan 2008); pp128-139 (Apr 2008)
(Fiske provides an elaborate justification for his reconstruction of the
very early Eliot family across the multiple issues listed above.)
v161 p253: "George Eliot (William). He was born say 1483, and died in September 1551. The
following inscription on a "brass Plate in a Black Stone" in the south west corner of St.
Michaels Church, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, was recorded in 1700 by Sir Henry
Chauncy: 'Here under this stone lieth buried in the Mercies of God, the Bodies of George
Elyot and John Elyot, Gentlemen, being two Brothers; which George Deceased the 6th of
Sept. an. 1551, the said John Deceased the 20th of October, 1557. Whose Deaths have you in
remembrance, calling to God for Mercy.' While the stone reportedly gave 6 September 1551
as the date of death, Georges final will, presumably made near the time of his death, was
dated 8 September 1551. He married Eleanor _____, who was buried 18 November 1540 at St.
Mary le Bow, London, as "Elenor Eliott ye wyff of George." The discovery of the baptism of
Georges son Magnus in this same London parish, along with the record of the marriage of
Georges daughter Katherine to John Sparke, both of whom are named in Georges will (see
below), leaves little doubt that this was the same George Eliot who was buried at Bishops

[5334] [S289] "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex"

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