Elizabeth Fownes

Last updated 2 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 21 Jan 1609/10 in London, , Greater London, England

Died: 1673

Father: Thomas Fownes (? – ?)

Mother: Anne Winthrop (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes name (Ann [Fownes]).

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birth

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Jan. 21 1609/10) and location (London [, England]).

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death

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 17 (image 20), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes year (1673).

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father

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth [Fownes] as a daughter of Thomas Fownes. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth [Fownes] as a daughter of Ann Winthrop (sister of Governer John Winthrop). The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Henry Winthrop (? – 1630)

Married: 25 Apr 1629 in London, , Greater London, England

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Apr. 25, 1629) and location (London [, England]).

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 17 (image 20), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes year (1648) and location (Greenwich, Conn.).

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Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Robert Feake (? – 1662)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Apr. 25, 1629) and location (London [, England]).

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 17 (image 20), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes year (1648) and location (Greenwich, Conn.).

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Family #3

Spouse/Partner: William Hallett (1616 – 1706)

Married: 1648 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British America

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Apr. 25, 1629) and location (London [, England]).

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 17 (image 20), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes year (1648) and location (Greenwich, Conn.).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Elizabeth and her first husband, Henry Winthrop, were first cousins. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15 (image 18), accessed 5 May 2007

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Elizabeth is the subject of the historical novel The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton, published in 1958. While this is reputed to be a well-researched and apparently well-liked book, it is ultimately a work of fiction and not suitable as a source in this genealogy. On 1 Sep 2021 I checked reviews on Amazon.com (4.5/5, 781 votes), Goodreads.com (4.1/5, 5454 votes).

Stories abound about the adultery of Elizabeth, and these, if true, may be at least partly responsible for Robert's breakdown. There is also controversy about whether or not Robert and Elizabeth were truly divorced, thus leaving Elizabeth free to marry William.

Henry and Elizabeth (Fownes) Winthrop had one child, Martha Johnson (born 9 May 1630). Martha married Thomas Lyon of Stamford, Conn. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966]

Robert and Elizabeth (Fownes) Feake had five children: Elizabeth (born abt. 1633), Hannah (born abt. 1636), John (born abt. 1838/9), Robert (baptized 17 Jul 1642), and Sarah (baptized 14 Apr 1647). The baptisms took place in the Dutch Churcy, New York City. Elizabeth married (1659) Capt. John Underhill. Hannah married (7 May 1656) John Browne. John married (15 Sep 1678) Elizabeth Prior. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 15-16 (image 18-19), accessed 5 May 2007

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