Person:Elizabeth Unknown (3713)

  • HHenry Loker1576/77 - 1630/31
  • WElizabeth UnknownAbt 1580 - 1648
m. Abt 1604/05
  1. John LokerEst 1608 - 1653
  2. Henry LokerBef 1610 - 1688
  3. Bridget LokerEst 1610 - 1685
  4. Anne LokerAbt 1612 - 1697
  5. Robert LokerAbt 1620 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][3] Elizabeth Unknown
Alt Name[3][10] Elizabeth Perry
Alt Name[3][10] Elizabeth Simpson
Alt Name[7][10] Elizabeth French
Gender Female
Birth[9] Abt 1580 Probably Suffolk, Englandsources vary widely
Marriage Abt 1604/05 Suffolk, Englandto Henry Loker
Residence[1][6][8] 1639 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[2] 18 May 1648 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The conclusion of most sources [e.g., S1, S3, S4, S5, S6] is that Elizabeth's maiden name is unknown. From [S3], she is guessed to have possibly been Elizabeth Perry or Elizabeth Simpson. [S7] identifies her as Elizabeth French, but with no attribution. The French Family Association ([S5] and [S6]) suggests an alternate, but disputed[11], marriage for Elizabeth French, also without attribution.

After the death of Henry Loker, his widow Elizabeth emigrated to Massachusetts with her children, probably accompanying the family of John Parmenter, whose wife may have been Elizabeth's sister.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leonard, Ermina Elizabeth (Newton). Newton Genealogy: Genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, Matthew Newton of Stonington, Connecticut, Newtons of Virginia, Newtons near Boston. (De Pere, Wisconsin: B. A. Leonard, 1915)
    2, 3, 16, 17.

    pp. 2,3 - Robert Davis (husband of Bridget) first appears in public records in America in 1638. Henry Loker, John Loker, Richard Newton (husband of Ann) first appear in public records in America in 1639.

    p. 16: "When Elizabeth Loker and her children came to New England does not appear. They were in Sudbury as early as the fall of 1638."

  2. Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

    Loker, Elizabeth, wid., [died] May 18, 1648.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richardson, Douglas. "The Riddlesdale Alias Loker Family of Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England and Sudbury, Massachusetts", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)

    Henry Loker m. abt 1610 Elizabeth ---. "Her maiden name has not been learned." A guess is that she is the sister of Bridget, wife of John Parmenter of Bures St. Mary since they came from the same town in England, settled in the same town in New England], and John witnessed Henry's will [not explicitly mentioned: emigrated at the same time, and Henry and Elizabeth named a daughter Bridget]. (If this guess is right, and assuming she was born in Bures St. Mary, there are still two families with daughters named both Elizabeth and Bridget, of approximately the right age: the family of William Perry and the family of John Simpson.) Henry's widow and four children went to New England in 1639 and settled in Sudbury.

  4.   Elizabeth ? (F)[1], in Tenney Puncochar Web Pages - Compiler: Lynn Tunney[2].

    b. c 1585/86, d. 15 May 1648

    Elizabeth ? was born circa 1585/86 at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.1 She married Henry Loker, son of Robert Riddlesdale Loker and Lucy ?, circa 1609/10 at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England. As of circa 1609/10,her married name was Loker. Elizabeth ? emigrated in 1638/39.1 She died on 15 May 1648 at Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, USA.

    Children of Elizabeth ? and Henry Loker:
    Henry Loker+ (c 1609/10 - 14 Oct 1688)
    Bridget Loker+ (c 1611/12 - 11 Mar 1684/85)
    Anne Loker+ (c 1615/16 - 05 Dec 1697)
    John Loker (c 1619/20 - 1653/54)

    [S686] Unknown author, New England Historic and Genealogical Register, "The Riddlesdale Alias Loker Family of Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England, and Sudbury, Massachusetts," by Douglas Richardson; Volume 143, Page 330.

  5.   Third Generation[3], in French Family Association - The Official Website of the Surname French[4].

    3.4 Elizabeth French, bp. 27 Feb 1586/7 in Assington, dau. of Jacob [2]. Elizabeth m. William Siday; however, another source says Elizabeth Warren m. William Siday. Note: This is not the Elizabeth who m. Henry Loker, bp. 1576/7 in Bures St. Mary. Researcher John Threlfall says that there were 2 distinct Riddlesdales families and that the French family is not descended from the Loker branch. There is no evidence that Elizabeth, wife of Henry Loker, was nee French [15]. Elizabeth d. Mar 1648 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA [26].

  6. Loker Family in England[5], in French Family Association - The Official Website of the Surname French[6].

    According to Douglas Richardson’s article in the NEHGR, December 1989, Henry Riddlesdale, alias Loker, married Elizabeth ---. There is no evidence that Elizabeth, wife of Henry Loker, was born a French.
    [Note: it is cited on this website that this article proves Elizabeth was not Elizabeth French. This is not strictly accurate. The article says Elizabeth's surname is unknown. It provides "a guess" of two candidates, neither one Elizabeth French. But it presents no commentary or evidence addressing or ruling out Elizabeth French.]

  7. Elizabeth French[7], in Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins[8]

    F, b. 27 February 1587, d. 18 March 1648
    Father Jacob French b. c 1555
    Mother Susan Warren b. c 1550
    Elizabeth French was christened on 27 February 1587 at Assington, Suffolk, England. She married Henry Loker, son of Robert Loker and Lucy Riddlesdale, circa 1604 at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth French died on 18 March 1648 at Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, at age 61.
    Henry Loker b. 7 Feb 1577, d. 17 Apr 1631

    John Loker+ b. c 1608, d. 18 Jun 1653
    Henry Loker+ b. c 1612, d. 14 Oct 1688
    Bridget Loker+ b. c 1613, d. 11 Mar 1685

  8. "Grantees and Settlers of Sudbury, Mass.", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)

    Henry and John Loker granted land in Sudbury in 1639.

  9. The estimated birth date of about 1580 is based on the age of her husband and the time of her marriage. Elizabeth's identity is unknown, and there is no recorded age at death, etc., so her birth/baptism date is unknown, though it is variously estimated from 1577 to 1586. Different guesses as to Elizabeth's identity may provide associated birth/baptism dates (see particularly the Douglas Richardson articleS3, but being guesses, there is no evidence they apply. Likewise her birth location is assumed to be close to Bures St. Mary, but nothing specific is known.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Elizabeth's identity is unknown. These alternate names represent various speculative guesses but there is no conclusive proof for, or against, any of them.
  11. No details about the dispute are given on the website, but it seems to relate to information found at Source:NEHGR 142:252 and 143:363. If that is so, the William Siday referred to is at least one generation older than Elizabeth French (his first marriage was in 1574 before Elizabeth was even born). If William had a son of the same name that could potentially resolve the dispute, whereas if he didn't, it would would make her marriage to him somewhat unlikely for the same reason that Alice Warren is ruled out on p. 143:363: Elizabeth French was first wife Elizabeth Warren's niece.