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Notes for Elinor UNKNOWN

== Biography ==
=== Parentage; Date and Place of Birth ===The parentage and maiden name of Elinor, wife of Robert Hatherly and William Mortimore, is unknown. Based on the date of birth of her first known child (1586) and the date of her will (1637), she was probably born sometime in 1561-1567.

=== First Marriage and Children ===Elinor married, first, [[Hatherly-1|Robert Hatherly]]. Her marriage to Robert Hatherly is established by (i) her will, in which she mentions son "Tymoty Hatherley and daughter Eylin Hanver,"See transcription of Elinor's will in this profile. (ii) the baptismal records in Winkleigh, Devonshire for a Timothy and Eglin Hatherly, children of a Robert Hatherly, and (iii) the fact that Eglin Hatherly married Jeffrey Hanford.See Eglin's profile. No record of Elinor's marriage to Robert has been found and the date and place of their marriage is unknown. Based on the date of baptism of their first-known child (1586), they were probably married about 1585.
Robert and Elinor had the following children, both baptized in Winkleigh, Devonshire:
# [[Hatherly-3|Eglin]], bpt. June 8, 1586
# [[Hatherly-4|Timothy]], bpt. September 29, 1588
Some family genealogies show that Robert and Ellinor also had children named John and Elizabeth. That proposition is apparently based on the will of a Nicholas Mortimore of Winkleigh, Devonshire, proved in 1613, which makes bequests to an Elizabeth Hatherleigh and a John Hatherleigh. However, since Elizabeth and John Hatherleigh were not mentioned in Ellinor Mortimore's will, and there is no other evidence indicating that they were children of Robert and Ellinor, it seems unlikely that they were their children.

=== Second Marriage and Children ===After Elinor's first husband died, Elinor married, second, William Mortimore, alias Tanner. Her marriage to him is established by her will. The date of death of her first husband and date of marriage to her second husband are uncertain. Given the absence of known children after 1588, it is quite possible that Robert Hatherly died sometime about that date and that Elinor married William Mortimore shortly thereafter.
William Mortimore's will mentions sons William, Matthew and James, as well as daughter Ellynore, while Elinor's will mentions sons Matthew and Henry and daughter Elinor Friend. It is quite possible that William, Matthew, james, Henry and Elinor were all Elinor's biological children, and almost certain that at least Henry and Elinor were.

Based on the foregoing, Elinor and William had the following children:
# William
# Matthew
# James
# Henry, bpt. February 3, 1602# Elinor, bpt. July 12, 1607 in Fremington, Devon, m. October 22, 1627 William Friend in Fremington, Devon

=== Death; Last Will and Testament ===Elinor died in Fremington, Devonshire in early 1637. Set forth below is an abstract of her will::1637. The last Will of Elinor Mortimore, otherwise Tanner, of Fremington, Widow. She desires to be buried in the parish churchyard, just by the chancel door, near to the "sepulchre" of husband William Mortimore, alias Tanner, and leaves 10s. to the poor of the parish. Mentions sons Matthew and Henry Mortimore, alias Tanner, and daughter Elinor Friend; also son Tymothy Hatherley and daughter Eylin Hanver. Residue to said daughter Elinore Friend, who is Sole Executrix. Witnesses -- William Blanchard, minister; John Barwicke. Proved 30th Aug., 1637

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