John ELFORD (RIN: 2175), son of John ELFORD and Margery LANGSFORD , was born 1556 in Sheepstor, Devonshire, England. He married Elizabeth GREGORY . He died 28 August 1584 in Sheepstor, Devonshire, England. Elizabeth GREGORY (RIN: 2176) was born abt. 1557 in Plympton, St. Mary's, Devonshire, England. She died 18 MAR 1630/31 in Sheepstor, Devonshire, England.


Children of John ELFORD and Elizabeth GREGORY are:
1. Alice ELFORD (RIN: 0942), b. 1578 See Bartholomew LIPPINCOTT & Alice ELFORD

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Notes for John Elford, Esq.:
Ref: Record from Family History Library (LDS Archives), 35 West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah (Microfilm No. 0917188, gives John
Elford, Christening: 20 Aug 1556, Dartington, Devon, England, father: John Elford).
Ref: Transcripts of parish registers and church wardens account books, 1483-1875, Church of England, Parish church of Dartington.
Ref: "The Elfords: The Story of an Ancient English Family," by Laura Smallwood Elford.
Ref: "Devonshire Parishes or the Antiquities, Heraldry and Family History of Twenty-Eight Parishes in the Archdeaconry of Totnes," by
Charles Worthy, Esq., published 1889, William Pollard & Co., Printers, North Street, Exeter, Devonshire, England, Volume I, Chapter II,
The Elford Pedigree.
Ref: "Brief Notes on the Elford Tablet in Sheepstor Church," by Mike Brown, Dartmoor Press, Plymouth, England.

"John Elford, son and heir, who died 20 aug. 1584, and was buried at Sheepstor, married Elizabeth Gregory, of Plympton St. Mary. She
afterwards married Thomas Drake, brother and heir of the great Sir Francis, died 18 Mar 1631, and was buried at Sheepstor. Her will
was proved P.C.C., 23 Jun 1632, and there is mention in it of her issue by both marriages. By her first husband she had two sons, Walter
and William, the latter of whom resided at Bickleigh; his will is dated 10 Jul 1641. He married Marian, daughter of Anthony Furlong, and
had issue William, John, Walter, and Francis Elford, and a daughter."

Inscrirtion on the Elford Tablet in the Church at Sheepstor: "Here lyeth the bodies of John Elforde, of Shitstor gentleman, who died the 27
Aug, in the year of our Lorde God one thowsand five-hundred fourscore and foure, and also the body of Elizabeth Drake, first wife of the
said John Elforde, and last the wife of Thomas Drake, of Buckland Drake, Esquier, Brother and heire to Sir Francis Drake, Knight, who
died 18 Mar, ye year of our Lorde God one-thowsand six-hundred 31."

Arms: Party per pale argent and sable a lion rampant gules Impaling Azure within three inscresents as many estoiles or (Elford inpaling
Gregory).

More About John Elford, Esq.:
Burial: Sheepstor Church, Sheepstor, Devonshire, England
Christening: August 20, 1556, Devonshire, England


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