'Eldred1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Eldred of Knatshall, Eldred of Saxham Magna

BEB1841 suggests that this family "claimed Saxon origin" and identifies its arms as "Or, on a bend raguly sa. three vezants".
John Eldred of Knatshall, Suffolk
1. William Eldred of Knatshall
  A. John Eldred of Knatshall
i. John Eldred of New Buckenham, Norfolk
  a. John Eldred of Saxham Magna, Suffolk (b c1552, bur 08.12.1632, alderman of London)
  BEB1841, which starts with this John, does not name his wife. Nichols identifies her as Maria Rivet but TCB (vol 2, 'Eldred of Great Saxham', p154) identifies the mother of the baronet as a dau of Reginald Brooke (who later remarried). Provisionally, we presume to show that John married twice, as shown below.
  m1. Maria Rivet (bur 15.04.1613, of Thomas Rivet of Rishangle by Anna, dau of Bartholomew Bolney of Bolney)
  (1) Sir Rivet Eldred of Saxham Magna, Sherff of Suffolk, Bart (dsp bur 09.12.1652, 2nd son)
  m. (before 04.06.1638) Anna Blakwey (bur 16.06.1671, dau of John Blakwey (Blakey or Blackwell) of Salop, m2. Thomas Arnold of London)
(2) John Eldred of Newington Butts, Surrey (bpt 13.07.1593, d 01.1649)
  m. Dorotha Goodwin (dau of Edward Goodwin of Horne)
  (A) John Eldred of Knightsbridge, Middlesex (d before 1671)
  m. Charitas (Charity) Rivers (dau of James Rivers, son/heir of Sir John of Chafford, Bart, m2. Thomas Lee of Cotton)
  (i) John Eldred of Saxham Magna (b c1665, d 01.03.1724)
  m. (1686) Elizabeth Mildmay (b 1669-70, bur 23.06.1742, dau of Francis Hervey alias Mildmay of Marks)
  (a) John Eldred of Saxham Magna (b 30.08.1691, bur 23.03.1746)
  m. Anna (bur 01.02.1747)
  (b)+ other issue - Charitas (bpt 16.08.1688), Dorothea (bpt 30.01.1689, bur 19.02.1689)
(ii) Thomas Eldred (b c1666, dsp)
  (B) Thomas Eldred
  m. Margaret Sanchey (dau of Walter Sanchey of London)
  (i) John Eldred
  (C) Dorothea Eldred
  m. Thomas Lee (a 1673, of Lincoln's Inn)
  (D) Anna Eldred
m. Launcelot Lee
  (E) Maria Eldred
  m. John Michell of Newington Butts
  (F)+ other issue (d infant) - Anna, Florentia, Elizabeth
  (3) Elizabeth Eldred (bpt 27.06.1596) named Catherine by BEB1841
  m1. Sir Samuel Tryon of Layer Marney, Bart (d 28.03.1627)
  m2. Sir Edward Wortley (dsp)
  (4) Anna Eldred (bpt 25.02.1598)
  m. Sir Robert Henley
  (5) Maria Eldred (bpt 15.04.1613)
  m. Milo Corbet (son of Thomas of Sprouston)
  (6)+ other issue - Emanuel (bpt 07.06.1590, d before 1597), Benjamin (bpt 21.01.1604, dvpsp), Joseph (bpt 28.10.1608, bur 17.03.1608/9), Joseph ( bpt 28.01.16009), Henry (dsp), Maria (bpt 22.04.1595, bur 28.01.1597)
  m2. _ Brooke (d by 06.1671, dau of Reginald Brooke of Aspall, m2. _ Arnold of London)

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of Suffolk: Thingoe Hundred' (John Gage, 1938, 'Eldred de Saxham Magna', p106) with some support from BEB1841 ('Eldred of Saxham Magna')
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