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Elizabeth Oxenbridge

Female - Bef 1578


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  • Name Elizabeth Oxenbridge  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 28 Apr 1578  St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I28356  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 

    Father Goddard Oxenbridge,   b. of Forde Place, Brede, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1531 
    Mother Anne Fiennes,   d. 24 May 1531 
    Family ID F16917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Tyrwhit,   b. Bef 1504,   d. 10 May 1572  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married Between Apr 1538 and 4 Aug 1539  [1
    Children 
     1. Katherine Tyrwhit,   d. 1567
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lady of the Privy Chamber to Queen Jane Seymour. Author of Morning and Evening Praiers, with Divers Psalmes Himnes and Meditations (1574), which contains orders for private morning and evening prayers, with a series of "godly prayers" and hymns appended, and which appears in a unique copy held in the British Library, as part of a volume that appears to have belonged to Elizabeth I. The volume also contains an incomplete copy of The Queen's Prayers by Katherine Parr.

      From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      From her father's first marriage Elizabeth had a half-brother, Thomas, whose daughter Elizabeth, also married to a Robert Tyrwhit, needs to be distinguished from her father's half-sister.

      The elder Elizabeth Tyrwhit's early career took place at the court of Henry VIII, where she appears in household records from 1537 on as a recipient of gifts and as a gentlewoman of the privy chamber. Her relationship with Katherine Parr was especially close, possibly because Parr was cousin by marriage to Sir Robert Tyrwhit through her own first marriage to Edward, Lord Borough. Tyrwhit shared Parr's protestant sympathies and, with others of Parr's ladies-in-waiting suspected of links to the martyr Anne Askew, was arrested by Henry in 1546. When Katherine Parr died of puerperal fever in September 1548, Tyrwhit was at her bedside. For a brief period in 1549, after the scandal surrounding the relationship between Parr's last husband, Thomas Seymour, and Princess Elizabeth in 1547–8, Tyrwhit was appointed governess to the princess in lieu of the suspect Katherine Astley.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.