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Elizabeth St. John

Female 1605 - 1677  (72 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth St. John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1605  Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Mar 1677  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 10
    Person ID I8919  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 

    Father Oliver St. John,   b. Abt 1575, of Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Mar 1626  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Sarah Bulkeley,   b. Bef 1580,   d. Bef 1611  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married Bef 1597  [6, 10
    Family ID F4743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Samuel Whiting,   b. 20 Nov 1597, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1679, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1629  Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 10
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Whiting,   d. Aft 22 Jan 1717, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F4699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of JTS's eleven proven "gateway ancestors." Sister to the Oliver St. John who was chief justice of England under Oliver Cromwell.

      "She…was known for her beauty, dignity and commanding presence. For a woman of those days she had received a good education which made her the fit companion of the scholars and statesmen who were her relations. Even in her old age she did not lose her youthful fondness for the great poets of England, Chaucer, Spenser and Shakespeare, with whose works her husband's library at Lynn was stored. It is clear from the circles in which she moved that she was well informed about current affairs and the rights of government and royal prerogative." [John Roger Scott Whiting, citation details below]

      She was a half first cousin 4 times removed to Henry VII, through descent from Henry VII's grandmother Margaret Beauchamp (d. 1482). By the same common ancestor, she was a half fifth cousin once removed to her contemporary Charles I, making her possibly the seventeenth-century emigrant to New England most closely related to a sitting English monarch.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1560] Hobart Family in America: Twelve Generations by Dorothy M. Titus. Boston: Percy Hobart Titus, 1943.

    2. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912.

    3. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    4. [S4303] Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut by Edward Augustus Bowen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897.

    5. [S2746] The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America: 1649-1908 by Lucy Abigail Brainard. Hartford, Connecticut: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1908.

    6. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    7. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912., year only.

    8. [S4305] John Roger Scott Whiting, "The Rev. Samuel Whiting, 1597-1679." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 123:161, July 1969.

    9. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912., date only.

    10. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.