The identity of Elizabeth’s maiden name is, unfortunately,
not 100% conclusive. The circumstantial evidence
trail is as follows:
Against being a Daubeney:
- The transcription
of George Daubeney’s will (proved 1690) held by
the National Archives mentions a Jane Plowman and an Elizabeth St Lo.
18th (& 19th?) edition(s) of Burke’s Landed
Gentry notes the marriage details of the daughters of George Daubeney of
Gorwell - Jane Daubeney married William Plowman Clerk* and Elizabeth
Daubeney married Thomas St Lo. However, this may well be based upon the content of George Daubeney's will above.
(*The online records at the IGI imply that Clerk was a surname
rather than an occupation. The
chances are that a comma was missed or overlooked between “Plowman” and
For being a Daubeney;
Dorset Record Office have details of the marriage at Abbotsbury on 26th May 1686 of "Thomas Saintler Clark" and a "Jane Daubney". (The marriage may
well have been performed by William Plowman who was the Vicar of Abbotsbury.)
Harleian Society’s Visitations of Dorset 1677 record that Thomas St Lo, the Rector of Pulham,
married Jane, daughter of George Daubeney. They had four sons; John, Robert, Thomas & Lawrence
is a baptism record at Winterborne Steepleton for a John St Loe dated 26th
July 1688 with the parents given as Thomas and Jane St Loe. (A John St Lo is listed as the eldest
child in The Harleian Society’s Visitations of Dorset 1677)
- George Daubeney’s will
mentions his grandchildren; Dawbeny Plowman, Anne Plowman, John St Loe, George Dawbeny, Anne Dawbeny and Elizabeth Dawbeny.
Plowman’s wife is recorded as Elizabeth in the baptism records of
Winterborne Steepleton - Ann, William, John, George and Elizabeth.
first two children born to William at Abbotsbury were George and
Daubeney. Daubeney Plowman was
baptised at Gorwell – the seat of George Daubeney. (There is no mention of the mother’s
George Daubeney (brother?) witnessed Elizabeth’s will. (The only children mentioned in her will were those born after leaving
nephew, Lawrence Saintlo, is a beneficiary and trustee in Elizabeth’s will.
Elizabeth came from a family of some substance is deduced from the fact
that she was in a position to leave the impropriate parsonage on Tincleton
church to her son the Rev John Plowman.
The balance of probability is that Elizabeth was a Daubeney. On that basis, Eliazbeth’s pedigree
Eystein Glunold of Romsdal in Norway,.
Malahulc or Tresney, the Uncle of Rollo, Duke of Normandy
Richard, vice comes of the Cotentin, joint Lord of the
Channel Islands, who founded the Chapel of St Sauveur le Vicomte and was living
Niel, Lord of the Channel Islands and vice comes of the
NIEL, who succeeded to his father's fief and office in 1040.
William, and settled at Aubigny in Brittany.
William of Dol, in Brittany, Butler to KING WILLIAM I,
acquired lands in England after the Conquest, held Stockthorne and Belvoir jure
Roger of Ivry, Butler to KING WILLIAM I in Normandy and
Castellan of Rouen.
WILLIAM LE MESCHIN, who held half Stock-horn and Tallington as
held by his grandfather.
RALPH DE ALBINI, succeeded to South Petherton, was a Crusader
and bore gules four fusils in fesse argent; m 1182, Sybil, dau of Piers
de Valoins, and d while on Crusade at the siege of Acre 1190.
Ralph, of Ingleby, Lincs;
RALPH D'AUBENEY, 4th of South Petherton, 3rd of Ingleby.
ELIS DAUBENEY, 6th of South Petherton, and
of Ingleby, Seigneur de Laudal, did homage for his bro's lands 26 Aug 1294,
served in Wales 1294, summoned to Parliament by Writs from 24 June, 1295 to 25
Jan 1304-5 as Lord Daubeney.
SIR RALPH DAUBENEY, 7th of South Petherton,
did homage for his father's lands 21 June, 1326.
SIR GILES DAUBENEY, 8th of South Petherton,
and of Ingleby.
SIR GILES DAUBENEY, 9th of South Petherton
and of Ingleby.
SIR GILES DAUBENEY, 11th of South Petherton,
did homage for his bro's lands 22 Nov 1416.
WILLIAM DAUBENEY, 12th of South Petherton,
who had livery of his father's lands 19 Feb 1445-46.
JAMES DAUBENEY, High Sheriff of Dorset
GILES DAUBENEY, of Wayford, Somerset.
JOHN DAUBENEY, of Wayford, and of Gorwell,
GEORGE DAUBENEY, of Gorwell.
HENRY DAUBENEY, of Gorwell, Dorset.
GEORGE DAUBENEY of Winterbourne Steepleton,