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Elena DeNazzi, Tenth Great-grandmother

September 4, 2014 , , ,

My 10th great-grandmother was born near Venice and died in London. Her husband was a musician from a musical family hired by Henry VIII to play and compose music in court. She and her husband were probably Jewish in origin.  She is buried in All Hallows Barking, a very old church in London.

Elena DeNazzi (1515 – 1571)
is my 10th great grandmother
Lucreece Lucretia Bassano (1556 – 1632)
daughter of Elena DeNazzi
John Thomas Lanier (1631 – 1719)
son of Lucreece Lucretia Bassano
Sampson Lanier (1682 – 1743)
son of John Thomas Lanier
Elizabeth Lanier (1719 – 1795)
daughter of Sampson Lanier
Martha Burch (1743 – 1803)
daughter of Elizabeth Lanier
David Darden (1770 – 1820)
son of Martha Burch
Minerva Truly Darden (1806 – 1837)
daughter of David Darden
Sarah E Hughes (1829 – 1911)
daughter of Minerva Truly Darden
Lucinda Jane Armer (1847 – 1939)
daughter of Sarah E Hughes
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of Lucinda Jane Armer
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Ruby Lee Taylor

Elina DE NAZZI died on 23 Sep 1571 in All Hallows By The Tower, London, England. She was born in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

BIOGRAPHY: Elina (Ellen) was the daughter of Beneditto de Nazzi. She was born in Venice, Italy, probably as that is where she married Anthony Bassano on Aug. 10, 1536. He stayed there until their daughter, Angelica was born In Nov. of 1537. One can not help but wonder about the name of their daughter. At least three of the brothers named daughters, Angelica, Angell and Angela, possibly indicating that could be the name of their mother. BIOGRAPHY: Beneditto de Nazzi is considered to possibly be a Jewish name because Nasi or Nasis means ‘leader’ or ‘prince’ in Hebrew. So this makes both families Bassano and de Nazzi probably Jewish.

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I do hope you get the chance to come and find the resting place of some of your ancestors in the UK

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September 6, 2014

Wow that’s quite an interesting relative. She had such an interesting life!


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

September 13, 2014

I provide this information, as a courtesy:
You are missing a generation in your Lanier line. Clement Lanier was a son of Nicholas Lanier and Lucretia Bassano, and the father of the John who came to Virginia. There is no document of which I am aware that provides a middle name for John. I have a copy of the English will of Clement, who names John and Robert (who also came to America) as sons.

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(Ms) Sidney Holdrege

May 19, 2020

They are my Tenth great grand parents


Linda Thornton Sparks

June 9, 2022

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