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Elizabeth Debenham

Female Abt 1436 - 1503  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Debenham 
    Born Abt 1436  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 5 Dec 1502 and 9 Feb 1503  [1
    Buried Chapel of the Field, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16826  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 

    Father Gilbert Debenham,   b. Abt 1405, of Little Wenham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1481  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Hastings,   b. Bef 1414 
    Married 1432  [1
    Family ID F10291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Brewse,   b. Abt 1406, of Stinton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1482  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Oct 1456  [2
    Children 
    +1. Margery Brewse,   b. Abt 1457,   d. Abt 1495  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Elizabeth (Debenham) Brewse was heavily involved in the 1477 negotiations for the marriage of her eldest daughter to John Paston, during which she stressed her own advantageous family connection to 'my nowncle Hastynges' [i.e., John Hastings of Gressenhall (1412-1477)]. Elizabeth was also instrumental in reversing the attainder of her childless brother Sir Gilbert Debenham. She paid £500 in 1501, which helped her eldest son and heir Robert Brewse recover some of the Debenham lands in 1504 and 1507." [Brad Verity, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2166] Brad Verity, Edward I Descents for Erasmus Paston. 11 Nov 2015.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.