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Isabell Harvey, 14th Great-Grandmother

June 16, 2014 , , ,

Isabell Harvey

Isabell Harvey

My 14th great grandmother is buried with her husband in a church in England. She met her husband and married him before she knew he was the son of an earl.  Their meeting was very romantic:

Isabel Hervey was the daughter of Edmund Hervey (b.1492) and Margaret Wentworth (c.1492-1511). Her father was a wealthy London merchant with a house in Cheapside. According to the legend, Isabel and her father were visiting friends in the village of Kensington when the earl of Sussex and his retinue rode past. In her eagerness to see the cavalcade, Isabel leaned too far out a window and dropped her glove. Sir Humphrey Radcliffe (c.1509-August 13,1566), third son of the earl, dipped his lance, impaled the glove, and returned it to its owner. Struck by her beauty, he left his father’s company and offered his services to Hervey to escort him and his daughter back to London. Humphrey represented himself as one of the earl’s men, but did not tell them he was Sussex’s son until, some versions of the tale insist, he and Isabel had been married for some time. They lived at Elstow in Bedfordshire and Edgworth, Lancashire. They were the parents of four daughters and two sons, including Mary (d.1616/17), a maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth, Edward (1552-1643), Martha, and Frances (b.1545). Portrait: the Hans Holbein the Younger drawing at Windsor inscribed “The Lady Ratclif” may be Isabel Hervey, although neither the date of her marriage nor the date of the drawing are known. Other likely candidates (Elizabeth Howard, Lady Fitzwalter; Margaret Stanley, countess of Sussex; Mary Arundell, countess of Sussex) would not have been called Lady Radcliffe.

Isabell Harvey (1510 – 1594)
is my 14th great grandmother
Edward Radcliffe (1535 – 1643)
son of Isabell Harvey
Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Radcliffe (Whitebread) (1550 – 1628)
daughter of Edward Radcliffe
Elizabeth Whitbread (1538 – 1599)
daughter of Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Radcliffe (Whitebread)
Thomas Spencer (1571 – 1631)
son of Elizabeth Whitbread
Thomas Spencer (1596 – 1681)
son of Thomas Spencer
Margaret SPENCER (1633 – 1670)
daughter of Thomas Spencer
Moses Goodwin (1660 – 1726)
son of Margaret SPENCER
Martha Goodwin (1693 – 1769)
daughter of Moses Goodwin
Grace Raiford (1725 – 1778)
daughter of Martha Goodwin
Sarah Hirons (1751 – 1817)
daughter of Grace Raiford
John Nimrod Taylor (1770 – 1816)
son of Sarah Hirons
John Samuel Taylor (1798 – 1873)
son of John Nimrod Taylor
William Ellison Taylor (1839 – 1918)
son of John Samuel Taylor
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of William Ellison Taylor
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Ruby Lee Taylor

In the chancel of the old parish church of Elstow, near Bedford–so famous for its associations with the childhood of John Bunyan— a monument recording Sir Humphry Radcliffe of that place, and his wife, Dame Isabella Radcliffe.

 

 

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As my family genealogist I loved this story and the family tree, but have to ask….
Edward Radcliffe (1535 – 1643)

108 yrs. old? Really?

Genealogy archive on my blog:
http://www.madmacedonian.com/digging_up_roots_in_the_family_garden/

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Kiril Kundurazieff

June 17, 2014

probably not..the spelling, dates, and more get squirrelly the older they are. Thanks for pointing it out…I will give it a check.

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mermaidcamp

June 17, 2014

your genealogy is simple spectacular!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

June 18, 2014

She was 17 years his senior. Do you know their children’s names and dates of birth?

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Scott Compton

August 8, 2016

Scot, sorry I don’t have that information

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Pamela Morse

August 8, 2016

No worries. I come from the same royal bloodline.

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Scott Compton

August 8, 2016

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