Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameElizabeth SYBTHORPE 662
Birth Dateabt 1601
Birth PlaceHallingbury, Essex, England
Death Date8 Jan 1659/60
Death PlaceDedham, Massachusetts
Immigr Date? 1635
Immigr Place“Hopewell”
FatherRobert SYBTHORPE (-<1624)
MotherAnn _____
Bapt Date25 Apr 1602
Bapt PlaceWidford, Hertfordshire, England
Death Date22 Oct 1657
Death PlaceDedham, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1635
Immigr Place“Hopewell”
FatherBennett ELIOT (~1573-)
MotherLetteye AGGAR (~1578-)
Misc. Notes
From Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot663: “Probably came to this country in the Hopewell, Apr. 3, 1635, with his wife and children. He was a freeman, March 25, 1636; member of the Artillery Co., 1638; Deputy to the General Court, 1654-1657; Deacon in the Roxbury Church; one of the five men to order the prudential affairs of the town. Feoffee of the Public School in Roxbury.

“[p. 5] His marriage is thus quaintly recorded: ‘Oct. 20, 1624. Philip Eliot of Nasing, Essex, husbandman, a bachelor aged about 22, and Elizabeth Sybthorpe of Little Hallingbury in Co. Essex, maiden, about 23, daughter of Robert Sybthorpe, deceased: there appeared William Curtis of Nasing aforesaid, husbandman, and testified the consent of Anne Sybthorpe, widow, mother to the said Elizabeth; at Nasing, or Little Hallingbury.’

“Extracts from marriage licences granted by the Bishop of London, 1598-1639. ‘Historical Collections of the Essex Institute,’ vol. xxviii, Nos. 2 and 3, 1891. Elizabeth died Jan. 8, 1659.

“Philip’s virtues are thus recorded by his brother John in the Roxbury Church Records: ‘Philip Eliot he dyed about the 22d of the 8t month: 57. he was a man of peace, & very faithful, he was many years in the office of a Deacon wh he discharged faithfully. in his latter years he was very lively usefull & active for God, & his Cause. The Lord gave him so much acceptanc in the hearts of the people yt he dyed under many of the offices of trust yt are usually put upon men of his rank, for besides his office of a Deakon, he was a Deputy to the Gen. Court, he was a Comissioner for the govnmt of the towne, he was one of the 5 men to order the prudential affairs of the towne; & he was chosen to be Feoffe of the Publike Schoole in Roxbury.’

“See N. E. Hist. & Genealog. Reg., vol. viii, p. 281, for an abstract of his will. [A list of his children appears here.]

“It has been supposed that Philip (No. 3) had a son Philip, because a child of this name, aged 2 years, came in the Hopewell in 1635 with his wife and daughters. As there is no record in any passenger-list of Philip (No. 3), and as Philip, aged 2 years, does not appear in any previous or subsequent record, the distinguished genealogist, Mr. Wm. H. Whitmore, supposes that [p. 6] Philip, aged 2 years, should be Philip, aged 32; and that Philip (No. 3) is therefore the person whose name appears in the passenger-list for the Hopewell.”

Whitman’s AHAC664 records Phillip Eliot’s admission to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1638 and sketches his life thus: “PHILIP ELLIOTT -- spelt by Farmer, Eliot -- Roxbury, freeman 1636. He was brother to the Apostle to the Indians, and was deacon of his church. He was Representative, 1654, and three years after, and was a gentleman of some distinction. His will was made October [p. 76] 21st, 1657, and proved February 11th, next after. He died October 24th, 1657.” Note that this deathdate is two days later than the date given above.
Marr Date20 Oct 1624
Marr PlaceLondon, England
ChildrenElizabeth (bp. 1627-1714)
 Sarah (bp. 1628-1686)
 Lydia (bp. 1631-)
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