Elizabeth Garner (or Gardner) was born in about 1560. She married
Justinyan Hunt 20 October 1585 in Wardington, Oxfordshire. The
Wardington parish christening registers start in 1572, so no record
of her christening has been found.
These families are found in wills and the Wardington parish
Thomas and Ellyn Gardner of Williamscot in Wardington -
Ellyn left a will in 1559 naming sons William, Thomas, Nicholas,
John and daughter Isabell. (Elizabeth is not named as a
William and Emme Gardner of Coton in Wardington - he
left a will in 1564 naming wife Emme, sons, John, Nicholas,
Alice and Isabell. (Elizabeth is not named as a daughter.)
William and Alice Gardner - William and Alice married
in 1572. William died in 1591, and Alice died in 1592. (This
couple has children too late for one of them to be Elizabeth.)
Thomas and Mary Gardner of Coton - Thomas Garner "ye
elder" of Cawton (Coton) died in 1569. His wife Mary died
His son Thomas Gardner "of Cotten" had children
starting in 1587. Thomas junior left a will in 1609, naming sons
Strange, Nicholas, Antony, daughters Alice, Elizabeth (b. 1598),
Jane, Ursula, and Jone, and beloved wife Jane. (This couple has
children too late for one of them to be Elizabeth.)
Robert Gardner and Margaret Paire married in 1579, and
had children beginning in the 1580s. (This may be Elizabeth's
William Gardner and Joane had sons Roger and Thomas. He
left legacies to Elizabeth Garner Hunt's children. (Possibly
this was Elizabeth's brother.)
Thomas, senior and Mary Garner of Coton seem most likely to be
Elizabeth's parents. Elizabeth's second-born son was named Thomas.
Thomas and Mary Gardner did have a daughter Anne buried in
Cropredy 29 July 1556.
Burial record for Anne Gardner in Cropredy: "Anne Gerdyner the daughter of Thomas Gerdyner & Mary
whas buryed the xxixth day of July"
Thomas Garner "ye elder of Cawton" died and was buried 26
April 1569 in Wardington.
Burial record for Thomas Garner in Wardington: "Thomas Gardner ye elder of Cawton was buried ye xxvith
daye of Aprill"
Mary died and was buried 28 November 1574 in Wardington.
Burial record for Mary Garner in Wardington: "Mary Garner the wyff of Thomas Garner was buried the
xxiijth daie of November xxi Raigne of our Soveraigne Lady"
Elizabeth Garner Hunt, their daughter died and was buried 1599 in
Cropredy. Her children were mentioned in the wills of two Gardners
of Wardington, indicating a possible relationship:
William Gardner of Wardington left a will in 1591, naming wife
Joane, sons Roger and Thomas. He also left legacies to the
children of Robert Gardner and to the two children of Justinian
Hunt: "Item I give unto the twoe children of Justinian Hunte
either of them a sheepe".
Thomas Gardner of Wardington left a will in 1622, naming wife
Joane, her brother Henry Beaman, brother Robert Gardner and his
son William, and the daughters of Justinian Hunt: Joane, Marye
and Jease (Joyce) Hunt: "Item I give unto the three
daughters Jntan (Justinian) Hunte: viz Joane, Marye, &
Jease Hunte: tenne shillinges a peece to be payde them within
foure yeares next after my decease".
Thomas and Mary had the following children:
1. Anne, buried 29 July 1556 in Cropredy.
*2. Elizabeth, born about 1560 of Wardington; married
Justinyan Hunt 20 October 1586 in Wardington.
3. Thomas, born in about 1560 of Wardington; married Jane;
died 4 January 1608 in Wardington; left a will dated 1609.
SOURCES: Wardington parish register; Cropredy parish register;
will of Ellyn Gardner, 1559; will of William Gardner, 1564; will
of William Gardner 1591; will of Thomas Gardner 1622, on