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  • ID: I4733
  • Name: Elizabeth Norreys
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1595
  • Note: Died age 28
  • Death: 1623
  • PCTS: Portrait by Cornelius Jansen, used to be a Thame Park, sold at Christie's 13 July 1984 (lot 87) (col photo in catalogue)
  • Note: 1

    Sole heiress of father.
    Ward of the King, after initially being ward of Francis Kingsmill, her mother?s brother.
    Had four daughters and four sons.
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    1st wife.
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    Cornelius Jansen lived 1593-1664.
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    She died in 1623, at the early age of 28, and Sir John Jephson died 6 May, 1638, having married, as his second wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Duke, knt.
    (Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society?. 1906. Page 3.)
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    Portrait at Thame Park in 1921:
    ELIZABETH JEPHSON.
    Signed and dated : C. J. fecit. 1624.
    On canvas, full-length, life-size, seated in chair, facing half to left; table on left.
    Sitter's right hand on table holding a prayer-book, left hand on arm of chair : a red heart threaded on piece of black velvet tied round the wrist. Dress, crimson with silver embroidery ; white lace cap, collar and cuffs. Watch with open case on table : coco-nut matting on floor. Fluted pillar in background on left, with crimson and gold curtain looped up. Signature on part of chair.
    Name inscribed on picture near chair on bottom r.-h. corner: Elizabeth Jephson daughter of Thos. Norris, Esq.
    One of the Wenman Heirlooms.
    (I find from my notes that 1 thought the signature did not look like Johnson's usual signature, and that Johnson's usual felicity of handling seemed absent from the face painting. But as the picture was hung in a bad light, and I could not examine it at leisure, I attach little weight to these remarks.)
    (A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PORTRAITS BY CORNELIUS JOHNSON OR JONSON by ALEXANDER J. FINBERG. TENTH VOLUME OF THE WALPOLE SOCIETY. 1921 1922.)
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    25 May 2011 emailed John Stainton at Christies re image of portrait.
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    Mealys sale at Mallow, 2010:
    19th century English School: ?Portrait of a Lady,? three quarter length, seated in an interior wearing a red coat and a brocade dress, reputed to be Elizabeth Jephson Norrey, 26? x 21? (66cms x 53cms).
    (jpg on file)
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  • Change Date: 25 DEC 2012



    Father: Thomas Norreys
    Mother: Bridget Kingsmill b: ABT 1553

    Marriage 1 John Jephson
    • Married: 1607
    • Note: ?Almost certainly? 1
    Children
    1. Has Children William Jephson b: 1610

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: An Anglo Irish Miscellany
      Author: Maurice Denham Jephson
      Date: 1964
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