'Eltoft1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Eltofte of Darneton, Eltoft of Farnhill

William Eltofte of Darneton, co. Durham (d 21.06.1384)
m. Agnes Farnhill (dau of Robert Farnhill of Farnhill in Craven)
1. William Eltofte of Darneton & Farnhill (a 1424)
  A. Henry Eltofte of Darneton (d before 17.02.1483) probably the Henry who married ...
  m. Elsabeth Morton (dau of John Morton of Morton by Elsabeth, dau of Guy Rocyffe of Cothorpe)
(1) Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563/4, Roclyff) shows the above Elsabeth as married to "Henry Eltoft of Craven who had issue Crystofer". This is thought to be this Henry but the wording is such that it is not clear whether or not Elsabeth was Christopher's mother.
(2) Walker shows two sons of Henry, William & Christopher, both "of Farnhill" and both having had issue with William as father of Anthony but no children being named for Christopher. Visitation (Eltofte) shows Christopher as father of Anthony. We provisionally follow the latter.
  i. Christopher Eltofts of Farnhill (d 01.07.1517)
  m. _ Tempest (dau of Sir Richard Tempest of Bolling)
  a. Anthony Eltoft or Eltofte of Farnhill (b 1499, d 21.07.1537)
m1. Maud Stapleton (dau/coheir of Thomas Stapleton of Quarnby by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Nevile of Liversedge)
  (1) Edmond Eltoft or Eltofte of Farnhill & Knottingley (b c1517, d 1587)
  m. Agnes Fairfax (dau of Sir William Fairfax of Steeton by Isabell, dau of Thomas Thwaites of Denton, widow of Sir Henry Everingham of Birkin)
  (A) Edmond Eltoft
  m. (before 1547) Jane Hastings (dau of Sir Francis Hastings of Fenwick by Jane, dau of Sir Edward Restwold)
  (i) Thomas Eltoft (b 1569) probably the Thomas who married ...
  m. Mary Berney (dau of Henry Berney of Reedham) wife of Thomas, presumed mother of ...
(a) Edmond Eltoft or Eltofte of Farnhill
  m. Anne Michelburne (dau of Thomas Michelburne of Carleton)
  ((1)) daughter
  ((2)) daughter
  m. _ Symonds (son/heir of Sir John)
(ii) Henry Eltoft of Farnhill (a 1590)
  (iii) Anthony Eltoft
  m. (1605) Agnes
(iv) Dorothy Eltoft
  m. (23.05.1598) John Proctor (son of Thomas of Bordley)
  (v) Mary Eltoft possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Bindlosse of Borwick Hall (d c1629)
  (B) Anne Eltoft (d by 1590)
  m. Stephen Tempest of Broughton (a 1612)
(C) Mary Eltoft
  m. William Midelton of Stockeld (bur 28.04.1614)
  (D)+ other issue - Bridget, Magdalen
  (2) Jane Eltoft (bur 26.12.1587)
  m. Arthur Maude of West Ridleston (d 26.12.1587)
  (3) Margaret Eltoft
  m. George Catterick of Caulton (Carleton) and Stanwick (d 21.12.1592)
  (4)+ other issue - Thomas, Anthony, William, John, Dorothy
  Walker identifies Anthony's 2nd wife as Mary, dau of Sir John Nevile of Liversedge by his 2nd wife Dorothy, dau of Sir Christopher Danby of Masham. The Nevile records show Dorothy as Sir John's 1st wife and Mary as by his 2nd wife. The dates suggest that Mary was probably by Sir John's 2nd marriage.
  m2. Mary Nevile (dau of Sir John Nevile of Liversedge)
  ii. William Eltofte of Farnhil in Craven had issue
2. Thomas Eltofts (a 1428)

Main source(s): Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Eltofte of Farn Hill in Craven), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Eltofte of Farnell in Craven)
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