ELEANOR    WYTHE

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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT

Eleanor Wythe was born about 1540 probably in Droitwich, Worchester England.  Her parents were John Wythe and Isabell MoreWorchester England Parish Extracts  Wills and Administrations Court of the Bishop of Worchester 1451-1600, #54, has the will of John Wythe.  It was written Oct. 27, 1557.  At that time Eleanor was  not married but promised to Robert CollierJohn Wythe's burial was listed in St. Peters of Droitwich Burials 1559.

Eleanor Wythe wed Robert Collier about 1560 in Feckenham, Worcester a small village about 6 miles east of the larger town of Droitwich.   Up until 1629 Feckenham was in the center of a Royal Forest and was known for its great hunting and hunting lodges that served the upper society of England. So instead of farming, Robert Collier may have been a forest worker or hunter.

Eleanor and Robert Collier had at least 4 known children, all born in Feckenham:  England Births and Christenings 1538-1975, LDS film # 0354433-335
1.  Henry Collier  born April 9,1562 wed Frances Jones
2.  Sybil Collier born Oct. 23, 1564
3.  Isabell Collier born Dec. 12, 1565
4.  Thomas Collier born Nov. 4, 1568

It is stated on the web that Eleanor Wythe Collier died Sept 21, 1571.  That would have left 4 young children with their father. Robert was remarried June 16, 1572 to Margaret Cooles in Tardebigge, Worchester, about 6 miles north of Feckenham.  With Margaret he had 2 more children.  One, John is listed in the England Births, etc. Robert died and was buried Sept 17, 1588 in Feckenham.  The childrens births and deaths of both Eleanor and John Colliers are listed in the Parish Register of St. John the Baptist, Feckenham.  It is available online.  




RESEARCH QUESTIONS

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        1. Get documentation for Eleanor's mothers name.
        2. Get documentation for her marriage to R. Collier.
        3. When did they wed?
        4. Where are they buried?

 

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