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Jane Elizabeth Scrope, Bigod, Rochford, de Port-St. John

Jane Elizabeth Scrope, Bigod, Rochford, de Port-St. John

Female - 1503  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 12 ancestors and 233 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1503  St. Andrew's, Stoke, Rochford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Jun 1503  Stoke Rochford, South Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 26 May 1503 – “The will of Dame Elizabeth Bigod … Dame Elisabeth
      Bigod, of Sowthe Stoke in the dioc. of Lincoln. To be bur. in the
      qwere of Stoke, at the high awter ende, nyghe unto my husband Sent
      John. To the monastary of Croxton my cheyne of gold, to make a pix
      for the sacrament of the awter ; and they to make it ; and ther to be
      graven aboute the seid pix thies, Abbot and convent of the same place,
      pray for the soule of dame Elizabeth Bigod. To the same monestary a
      blake welvet gowne to make there a vestment. I will that my
      husbond Rocheforth will be fulfilled as touching all suche bequestes
      as is bequethed to my son Raff Rocheford. To the church of Stoke a
      blew velwet cope wt an offrey of neldwarke. To the chirch of Birdeshall, for to pray for my husband Sir John Stawnnford soule, my
      crymsyn velwet gowne, to make there a vestment. To the Freers of
      Granntham my Agath (sic), my purpill velwet gowne, to make ther a
      vestment. To my sone, Raffe Rocheford, my standing cup gilt wt the
      cover, a basin and an ewere of silver, the swages gilt ; ij silver saltes
      wt a covere, the swage gilt. The residue to my exrs , my sone Sir Raff
      Bigod, my son John Seint John, and my son Henry Bigod; that they
      dispose for my soule as thei seme best, at the over sight of the most
      excellent princes my lady the kynge’s moder, that she of benyng
      grace will vowchsave to geve respect to thies my bequestes which ar
      conteyned in a payer of indentours thereof made. Thes being
      witnesse, Mr. Robert Bekeynshall maister wardeyn of the Grey
      Freers of Grantham, Sir John Irpe prest.”
      The notes add: “This great lady was a daughter of Henry Lord
      Scrope of Bolton. Her first husband was Sir John Bigod of Settrington
      who was killed with his father on Towton field. After his death she
      remarried Henry Rochford of Stoke Rochford, co. Lincoln, and
      Oliver St. John, esq. By all her husbands she left issue, but she bore to
      the end of her days the name of her first lord. Another husband, a
      fourth, Sir John Stanford, is mentioned in this will, who has hitherto
      been unrecorded. Is Stanford an error for Bigod?”
      Testamenta Eboracensia, v4,
      12 June 1503 – Elizabeth Scrope died. Tomb and brass of Oliver St
      John and Elizabeth Scrope in the chancel of Stoke Rochford church:
      Holles: “Tumuli in Cancello ex marmore et aere :—
      Here lyeth the body enterred of Oliver Saint John, sometymes Squier
      to the Duchesse of Somersett, grandame to King Henry the Seaventh,
      which Oliver died the 12th day of June, 1503, on whose soule etc.
      Elizabeth Bigod wife of Oliver St John…”
      Holles, Church Notes,
      Full description of this tomb, brass, etc, under Topographical Evidence,
      Stoke Rochford (page 248). A brass rubbing of it can be seen in Volume
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Richard Scrope b. 1394
    Maternal Line: Elizabeth Chatworth
    Person ID I104783480  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 

    Father Ancestors Henry Scrope, of Bolton 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth Le Scrope 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 1 Sir John Bigod, Knight,   d. 1461, Townton, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Henry Bigod,   b. bef. 1461  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F399429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 2 Henry Rochford,   d. 1470 
     1. Ralph Rochford,   b. 1461-1471  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F399428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 3 Ancestors Oliver de Port-St. John, Esquire of Lydiard Tregoze,   b. abt. 1425,   d. 3 Apr 1497, Fonterabia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    • Tomb of Oliver St John and Elizabeth Bigod:
      “Effigies of Master Oliver St. John, Esquire, in armor, son of the
      Duchess of Somerset, and his wife Dame Elizabeth Bygod, 1503, with
      five sons and three daughters, with two shields, symbol of St. Luke,
      and English inscription. Relaid on the floor of the chancel.
      On this brass commemorating Oliver St. John and his wife Elizabeth
      and laid on the death of the latter, the armored effigy of St. John,
      clean-shaven and with hair to the shoulders, stands full face on a grass plot with flowers, whereas his wife is shown in semi-profile
      turned towards the viewer’s left. The standard or collar of mail at the
      neck is undoubtedly stitched to an arming-doublet worn beneath the
      armor, and over the shoulder, the pauldrons are slightly asymmetrical, each with an upright flange to protect the neck from enemy
      weapons. The rerebraces on the upper arms, the couters at the
      elbows, and the vambraces on the forearms are typical as are the
      globular breastplate and fluted fauld or skirt of overlapping hoops
      over the hips. Rather small, fluted tasses are attached in front to the
      lower lame of the fauld beneath which is a skirt of mail. At the
      armpits, too, the gussets of mail visible arc also stitched to the
      arming-doublet. A narrow transverse belt buckled in front supports
      on the left hip a long sword that hangs diagonally to the viewer’s
      left. There is no dagger. Finally, the leg-harness consists of cuisses of
      metal plate around the thighs, poleyns with jointed lames on the
      knees, fitted greaves over the lower legs, and widetoed, jointed
      sabatons on the feet.
      To the right, Elizabeth St. John wears the pedimental headdress, its
      stiff frontlet forming an inverted ‘V’ over her forehead, its lappets
      falling below the shoulders, and its cap enclosing the hair at the back
      of the head. Her dress has a high neck, fitted bodice with turnedback cuffs faced with fur, and a full skirt. A wide belt is buckled in
      front, its loose end reaching almost to the ground.
      Below these effigies are small plates with figures of the couple’s
      three daughters and five sons, probably relaid incorrectly. As is
      typical, both groups are in semi-profile, the sons turned towards the
      viewer’s right and the daughters toward the left. Since the latter are
      placed under the effigy of the father, and the sons under that of the
      mother, the groups now look away from each other. Typically, the
      sons should be under St. John and the girls under Elizabeth so that
      they might be turned toward each other. The five sons are shown
      with hair falling to the shoulders and all but the one at the center
      wear a foot length gown with short, standing collar and full sleeves.
      The middle son’s dress is similar except that he has a narrow, lapellike collar faced with fur. The three daughters wear the pedimental
      headdress and dresses similar to that of their mother but without the
      ‘Oliver St. John and wife Elizabeth’, Brass Rubbings Collection, Hamline University,
    +1. Elizabeth de Port-St. John, FitzGerald,   b. abt. 1472,   d. aft. 1522  (Age ~ 51 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 1x2. Eleanor de Port-St. John, Grey,   b. abt. 1474  [Birth]
    +3. John de Port-St. John, Esquire of Lydiard Tregoze,   b. 1472-1478, Lydiard Tregroze, Wilshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1512, Fountraby, Baiscay Prov, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Jane de Port-St. John, Rochford,   b. 1472-1497  [Birth]
     5. Robert de Port-St. John, alleged 2nd son; of St. Johnstown Castle, Tipperary, Ireland, UK,   b. 1472-1497  [Birth]
     6. _____ de Port-St. John, 3rd son,   b. abt. 1480  [Birth]
     7. _____ de Port-St. John, 4th son,   b. abt. 1482  [Birth]
     8. Sibella de Port-St. John,   b. 1472-1493,   d. 1 Jul 1493  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     9. _____ de Port-St. John, 5th son,   b. abt. 1484  [Birth]
    Brass Rubbings for 8 children
    Brass Rubbings for 8 children
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - John de Port-St. John, Esquire of Lydiard Tregoze - 1472-1478 - Lydiard Tregroze, Wilshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones 2 Headstones

    de Port-St. John Probate
    Oliver de Port-St. John d. 1497
    Oliver de Port-St. John d. 1497
    England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858

    PROB 11/11/179

    In the name of God Amen, this is the last will of me Oliver SAINT JOHN Esquire, son to the emollient Duchess of SOMERSET. First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, and to our Lady St. Mary, and to the saints of heaven; and my body to be buried in the quere* a fore St. Andrew in the parish church of Stoke. Also I will that my wife have during her life all my lands and tenements in Lydiard Tregoze and Poulton with the manor of Borwood and Whatfild Hall (sic) which is mine by the reason and gift of my Lady, my mother, with a place which I purchased in the lordship of Ashmore called Hillis Thing in Dorset shire. Also I will that my wife have all such lands as by mine by the reason and gift of the King's grace as Hatfield Peverel with the terms and ways course with Deptford and Deptford Strond otherwise called West Greenwich. Also I will that she have the lordship of Garsington and that after her decease, all the foresaid lordships, lands, and tenements return unto my son John and to his heirs. Also I will that my wife have the lordship of Lollam, the which I purchased, to give and sell as in fee simple. Moreover I will that Ralph ROCHFORD have all such lands and tenements as I purchased within the lordship of South Stoke and North Stoke. Also I will that my wife have all my goods, movable and unmovable, and that she occupy as my exex sole by herself and to dispose all my goods for the health of my soul as she thinks best. These being witnesses Master Thomas ISEHAM, Master Richard BULLOK, Sir John WRITH, Henry BIGOTT, and Ralph ROCHFORD, with other yeomen, and made the 2nd day of March in the year of our Lord God 1496.

    The above written testament was proved before the Lord at Lambeth on the 10th day of April Anno Domini 1497, by the oath of Sir Richard BULLOK and Henry BIGOTT witnesses etc. and entered etc. and a commission was granted the relic and appointed exex in the same testament in the person of Christopher MIDDLETON proctor etc. sworn on the Holy Gospels to well and faithfully admin the same, and to exhibit a full and true inventory etc. before the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next to come, and also to render a plain and true account of the same etc.

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