Argall, Elizabeth

Female 1570 - 1638  (68 years)


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  • Name Argall, Elizabeth 
    Born 1570  East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Aug 1638  East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Aug 1638  East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1585 Edward Filmer married Elizabeth, a daughter of Richard Argall, a member of an extensive and influential family with connections not only in Kent but also in Essex and with origins in the City of London.

      Elizabeth and Edward were nearby neighbours in the parish of East Sutton. Her father had purchased the manor from John Tufton of Hothfield and as Edward lived at the other manor of Little Charlton in the same parish they would have met socially quite frequently.

      Richard Argall, Elizabeth's father, was one of the sons of Thomas Argall, who originally lived in London, by Margaret, daughter of John Tolkarne, esquire, of Cornwall; and who, after Thomas Argall's death, had married Sir Giles Allington.

      Richard, himself, had married Mary, the. daughter of Sir Reginald Scott of Scotts Hall in Kent. She was a direct descendant of Sir William Balliol, brother of John Balliol, King of Scotland, and thus descended from David I of Scotland.

      At the time of Elizabeth's marriage her grandmother was still alive and living at the Argall family home in Essex, the manor of Walthamstow Bedyk, later called Low Hall, which had been acquired by her grandfather in 1560.

      For further infomation on the connections that the families of Elizabeth and her sisters had with early pioneers in America the reader is referred to Doyle, English in America, 1882; Hannay, History of Acadia, 1880; Nichols; Purchas, Pilgrims, 1625; Smiths, History of Virginia, 1627; Stith, Virginia, 1747.

      After Sir Edward's death his wife, Dame Elizabeth, continued to live at East Sutton Place until her death in 1638. A copy of her will. is at the Kent Archives Office (T 200/12):


      DAME ELIZABETH FILMER widow, late the wife of Sir Edward Filmer of East Sutton, county Kent. Knight. Will 23 March 1635; proved 16 August 1638. Body to Church of East Sutton aforesaid beside the body of my late husband. To poor of Maidstone in Kent if I am dwelling there at my death 40s. To poor of East Sutton £5. To dame Anne Filmer wife to my son Sir Robert Filmer my jewel with diamonds and pearls. To Elizabeth Filmer their daughter and Sara Filmer my daughter my four ropes of pearls containing 600 in number equally between them. To Edward Filmer eldest son of my said son Sir Robert a Portugues piece of gold and a piece of gold of King Henry VII coinage both which were his great grandfathers. To the two younger sons of my son Robert viz; Robert and Samuel 40s. apiece. To Anne youngest daughter of said Sir Robert 40s. To my daughter Mary Knatchbull widow my boder of gold and pearl and £10. To her daughter Marie the wife of John Vnderwood, gent, my agate and pearl jewel. To her two sons Edward and John Knatchbull 40s. each. To my daughter Katherine Barharn £10. To her eldest daughter Elizabeth Barham £300 at 21 years or marriage. If she die before then said £300 to Elizabeth and Anne Filmer daughter of my son Reginald Filmer. To Susan and Ann Barham two younger daughters of my said daughter Katherine 40s. apiece. To my daughter Elizabeth Falconer £10. Moreover to my aforesaid daughter Sarah Filmer £10. To my son in law Robert Barham my biggest ring. To his son Thomas £10 at 24, and to each of his other sons Edward, Robert, Charles, Richard and John 40s. To his daughters Susan and Ann Barham 40s. each. To my daughter in law Jane wife to my son Reginald £10. To her daughters Elizabeth and Ann Filmer each 40s. To my said son Sir Robert Filmer my silver warming pans. To my son John £10. To my son Henry £10. To my son Reignold Filmer my lease of three tenements in Knightrider Street, London. To my son in law William Falconer Draper 40s. To my brother John Argoll esq a gold ring. To my sister Dame Jane Fleetwood a piece of Queen Elizabeths' coyne. To my sister Dame Sarah Jenkinson a like piece of gold of Queen Elizabeth's coyne. To Elizabeth Pierson widow 40s. To each of my manservants 10s. To Elizabeth Fryde my apprentice 40s. To my every other maid servants 10s. Residue of my goods to my son Edward Filmer sole executor.

      Published August 2, 1638. Wa: Retorick, Scrivener. Dame Elizabeth Filmer willeth that her three houses in Knighrider Street (now that her son Reginald Filmer is deceased) shall be disposed as follows; £30 of the first years rent to Jane late the wife of said Reginold and after decease of testatrix to the use of her executor he paying yearly to Elizabeth Faulkner daughter of Dame Elizabeth Filmer and wife of William Faulkner £10. Whereas said Dame Elizabeth had bequeathed to Elizabeth daughter of Robert Barham gentleman a competent porcion her will is that £50 of the said legacy in case said Elizabeth Barham depart this life before attaining 18 years shall be equally divided between the two daughters of said Reginald And lastly said Dame Elizabeth Filmer willeth to Susan Barham £50 apeece (sic). Memorandum the legacy of £50 apiece to Susan and Anne Barham. were enterlyned before the signing hereof. Witnesses; R. Batchurst, Frances Batchurst, Edwd Batchurct, Wm. Wiseman, Thomas Walter.

      Lee, 95. KAO U.120 T200/12
    Person ID I15962  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2004 

    Family Filmer, Edward
              b. 17 Jan 1566, East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Nov 1629, East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1585  East Sutton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart