Person:William Elwyn (2)

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William Elwyn
b.Est 1519
bur.3 Feb 1610/11 Heigham, Norfolk, England
  • HWilliam ElwynEst 1519 - 1610/11
  • WAlice _____Est 1541 - 1602
m. Bef 1565
  1. Thomas Elwyn1566 - 1648
Facts and Events
Name William Elwyn
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1519
Marriage Bef 1565 Heigham, Norfolk, Englandto Alice _____
Burial[2] 3 Feb 1610/11 Heigham, Norfolk, England
References
  1.   Clifford L. Stott, The Elwyn Family Revisited, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    169:51+, 2015.

    link The evidence that brothers William and John Elwyn of Heigham and Richard Elwyn of North Walsham are grandsons of Peter Elwyn of Wooddalling is inconclusive at best. If they are Peter's grandchildren, these brothers and their sister, Mrs. Goodins, are completely ignored in the will of their supposed uncle, Rev. John Elwyn of Norwich (son of Peter Elwyn of Wooddalling), who mentions a large number of his nieces and nephews. Secondly, Peler Elwyn's will is ambiguous. It is unclear whether it mentions two grandson's named William Elwyn or just one. If the will does refer to William Elwyn of Heigham, it ignores his brothers John and Richard and their unnamed sister. The siblings of William Elwyn, therefore, are ignored in the wills of their grandfather and uncle, if Moriarty’s theory is accurate. The Barker connection is also tenuous. The names of the Barker relatives in the two branches of the family are only a minimal match, easily within the realm of coincidence.

  2. George Andrews Moriarty. Elwyns of Norfolk. (London, England: Mitchell, 1926)
    1926.

    link p 12 burials: 3 Feb 1610/11

  3.   Richard L Bush, English Ancestry of Michael and Sarah (Elwyn) Metcalf of Dedham, Massachusetts, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    166:28-39@36, 2012.