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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
Elizabeth Higge was born 1564 probably in Hurst, Berkshires,
England. Her parents are unknown.
This is one of those stories where multiple generations
use the same names and confusion can rule. I found Elizabeth
by looking for her daughter Margery. The Pedigree of Passmores of
Bray state that Margery Crockford's
father was Ralph
Crockford, mother unknown. However an
online source, Stephen Aderholdt refers to research
done by Victor Barton, of Plymouth England who
read the Hurst Parish records. He states that
Margery Crockford was baptized September 9, 1604 in
Hurst, Berkshires by her parents William Crockford
and Elizabeth Higge.
Elizabeth Higge wed William
Crockford about 1590 in Hurst. They had at
least one known child:
1.Margery Crockford, baptized Sept 9, 1604 married Raphe Ball about April 15, 1630. This took place in Hurst.
I'm guessing that there were other children, unknown at this time.
The parish church, St
Nicholas, dates from the 11th Century. As with most parish
churches the building has been considerably enlarged by
succeeding generations. Inside there are many fine
memorials, the earliest dating from the 16th century. The
Chancel Screen was painted and gilded during the reign of
Henry VII and the pulpit in about 1603. So all would have
been in the church when Margery was born. For
a picture of the lovely Norman church click St. Nicholas in
The Hurst Parish Records give the year that William
Crockford died as 1615 and Elizabeth Higge Crockford as
1657. That would make her a very elderly woman in those
There was no indication that she remarried. She would have been a widow for 42 years.
If you know the answer please CONTACT US
1. Who were her parents
2. Where there other children, and what are their names.
3. Find the documentation of the parish records
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