Mailing List:2003-05-04 03, Elinor, by Jon Whitney

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From: Carroll County Review <ccreview -at- mediacombb.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Elinor Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 09:56:07 -0500 Dear Listers: Received the following from a cousin on my Whitney side who in turn received it from a correspondent of his in the UK. I have not documented, but am passing it on as food for thought and perhaps for others to comment on. Jon Whitney Vera -- Thank you for the message -- interesting! Jon -- I certainly enjoyed our chat on the phone this evening. Please see message from Vera Hadley (Hereford, UK) below. The Elinor is almost of the right age to have been the elusive Elinor that married John Whitney, the immigrant. Even if she is not "the" Elinor, she may be worth investigating as given names were often passed down through the generations on both male and female lines. Interesting, huh? - Gary -------------Forwarded Message----------------- From: INTERNET:Tvhadley71 -at- aol.com, INTERNET:Tvhadley71 -at- aol.com To: , Gary_Swinson Date: 4/30/2003 11:47 AM RE: Elinor Bull Hello Gary, Last evening I was at a Quiz evening at the Record Office - mostly questions on Herefordshire. One of the questions was about Elinor Bull, who you may already know about. I quote from the answers sheet: Elinor Bull of Whitney-on-Wye. Elinor was a member of the ancient family of Whitney of Whitney-on-Wye, and was related to Blanche Parry* . In her will dated 1589 Blanche leaves £100 to Elinor. It was in Elinor's home in Deptford, (London), that the playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed in 1593. * Blanche Parry, who was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth the First, is buried at Bacton, Herefordshire. If you haven't been there it is worth a visit. although I seem to recall that you did visit there a few years ago.. There is a book entitled 'Who killed Christopher Marlowe', author's name unknown, which may also interest you. No more at the moment, Love to all, Vera.


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