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Scrope, Lady Elizabeth

Female Abt 1438 - 1503


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  • Title  Lady 
    Born  Abt 1438  Of Bolton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Buried  12 Jun 1503  Stoke Rocheford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00218  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Jun 2015 

    Father  Scrope, Henry,   b. 4 Jun 1418, Of Bolton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1459, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Scrope, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1417, Of Marsham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1504, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1435  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00650  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Stanford, John 
    Family ID  F03115  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Bigod, John,   b. Abt 1433, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1461, Towton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1453  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bigod, Ralph,   b. Abt 1455, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1515, Settrington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Bigod, Henry,   b. 2 Feb 1458, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1503
    Family ID  F00123  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Rochford, Henry, Of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Oct 1470, Stoke Rocheford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1462  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rochford, Ralph,   b. Abt 1460, Of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1511
    >2. Rochford, Jane,   b. Abt 1463, Of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00124  Group Sheet

    Family 4  St. John, Oliver,   b. Abt 1425, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1497, Fontarabia, Guipauzcoa, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1470  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. St. John, Henry, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. St. John, Oliver, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. St. John, Margaret, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. St. John, Sibil, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1 Jul 1493, Stroke Rocheford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. St. John, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1472, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1516, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. St. John, John,   b. Abt 1473, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1512, Fontarabia, Guipauzcoa, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00122  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Coloured shields, crests, etc., from the church of Stoke Rocheford (Kirkstoke), Lincs., including those on the brass (1503) of Oliver St John and his wife Elizabeth (Bigod), from a different MS, bound in at fols. 115-16.
      In the Church of Stoke Rochford in Lincolnshire,
      Is the following inscription to the memory of Elizabeth daughter of Henry fourth Lord Scrope of Bolton, and her husband. "Pray for the soil of Mastyr Olyv' Sentjohn 'squier sonne unto y' right excellent hye and mightty prynces duchess of Som'sett, g'ndame unto ou'Sov'eyn Lord Kyng Herre the vij. and for the soil of dame Elizabeth Bygod his wiff, whoo dep'ted frome this t'nsitore liffe y' vij day of June i' y' yeer of ou' Lord M CCCCC. and ill."

      ("Pray for the soll of Mayster Oliver Seynt John, Esq and of Dame Elizabeth Bygood his wyfffe, who departed this transitory life this 12th day of June in the year of our Lord God 1503" )

      Elizabeth Bygod (Bigod), late the wife of Oliver Seynt John (St. John): Wiltshire. Elizabeth Bygod (Bigod), late the wife of Oliver Seynt John (St. John): Wiltshire. Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated by the date of the writ, but some Date: 1503 - 1504 Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives

      Description Will of Dame Elisabeth Bigod, Widow of South Stoke, Lincolnshire Date 14 July 1503 Catalogue reference PROB 11/13

      THE WILL OF DAME ELIZABETH BIGOD. [Reg. Blamyre, at Doctors' Commons."] May 26, 1503. 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 with an oifrey 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 w* the cover, a basin and an ewere of silver, the swages gilt; ij silver saltes w* a covere, the swage gilt. The residue to my ex' rs, 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.


      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.