Ellen Apuke1

#2812, (say 1506 - after 24 November 1565)
Relationship10th great-grandmother of William David Lewis

Family

Richard Baldwin b. s 1502, d. 1553
Children 1.Henry Baldwin+11 (s 1528 - bt 1600 - 1602)
 2.Alice Baldwin11 (s 1533 - )
 3.Agnes Baldwin11 (s 1535 - c 1567)
 4.John Baldwin11 (s 1541 - )
 5. Richard Baldwin II+2 (s 1543 - )
 6.Cicelly Baldwin11 (s 1545 - )
 7.Letise Baldwin11 (s 1547 - )
Her married name was Baldwin.2 
Birth*say 1506She was born say 1506.3 
Marriage*say 1527She married Richard Baldwin, son of ____ Baldwin and ____ _____, say 1527 at EnglandG.4,1 
16 January 1552/53In Richard Baldwin's will dated 16 January 1552/53 at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG, Ellen Apuke was named as an heir and co-executor, sharing with her son Henry the rents of Richard's houses and lands.5
Probate21 February 1553She was the executor of Richard Baldwin's estate on 21 February 1553 at Court of the Archdeaconry, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG; reg wills, 9:156 (FHL #088495.)2,6,7 
between 24 November 1565 and 24 October 1566She left a will dated between 24 November 1565 and 24 October 1566 at Aston Clinton, BuckinghamshireG.8
Death*after 24 November 1565She died after 24 November 1565 at Buckinghamshire, EnglandG; prob. in Chesham where her son John lived.9,10 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#3)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#4)

Citations

  1. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, Co. Bucks", New England Historic Genealogical Register 38 (1884): p. 163, "As she [Ellen] named her son John as her executor, she may, after the date of her will, have gone to reside with him, and have been buried at Chesham. Who she was does not appear, unless she was sister of the John Apuke whom her husband named as his brother, i. e. brother in law. If so, her family name is perhaps represented by the modern Pooke."
  2. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376.
  3. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", 163, noting Richard was buried in 1553 when his eldest child was probbaly about twenty-five years old. Hence, his marriage was ca. 1527 and Ellen may have been about twenty-one.
  4. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", 163, noting he was buried in 1553 when his eldest child was probbaly about twenty-five years old. Hence, his marriage was ca. 1527.
  5. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), p. 20 ff: "The following is an abstract of the will:
    [
    to be buried in the churchyard of Aston Clinton: 'To daughter Alis, 20 marks when married; to daughter Agnes, £12 when 19; to daughters Cicely and Letise, each 10£ when 19; to son John, farm at Dungrove, in parish of Chesham, when 23, but if he die before that, to son Henry; to son Richard, my tenements in Cholesbury, and the lands belonging thereto, when 23: to wife Ellen and son Henry, the rents of his said houses and lands towards bringing up his children; to Hughe Baldwin, his brother's son, £6 13s. 4d.'
    He gave small bequests to his godchildren, tenants and servants; to his son Henry, ten silver spoons and a maser; the rest of his personal estate, to his wife Ellen and son Henry equally, who are his executors. He makes the overseers of his will, his brothers John Baldwin and John A. puke.

    The will was proved in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks Co , 21 Feby., 1552/3, by the executors named." From this we know that only children Alice and Henry were "of age.". Hereinafter cited as Baldwin Genealogy.
  6. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, p. 20 ff.
  7. [S1122] Church of England. Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire. Court. Wills and administrations, 1483-1857, online FamilySearch.org, reg wills, 9:156 (FHL film #088495).
  8. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", p. 163, full abstract: "To be buried in the church yard of Aston Clinton—to the poor there 12d, & to the poor of Cholsbury 12d—to each of my god-children 4 pence—to each of my childrens’ children 4 pence—to each of my daughters Cecilye and Lettys sundry linen, household stuff, &c. when married. they to be guided in their marriage by my cousin George Baldwin—to Richard and Sylvester, children of my son Henry Baldwin, each 12 pence—residue of personalty to my son John Baldwin, and he to be my executor—overseer, my son Henry Baldwin."
    As to the date of the will and of Ellen's death, "The original will of the widow Ellen is among the records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks. but the probate act is missing. so that it is impossible to determine exactly when it was proved, and thus obtain the approximate date of her death. The date is the 24th of some mouth [the paper just here eaten or torn away] in the 8th year of Queen Elizabeth. The exact date may therefore have been the 24th of November, 1565, or the 24th of any month thereafter down to 24th October, 1566. She signed her name “ Elyn Baldwin,” and described herself as of “ Donrich,” in the parish of Aston Clinton, co. Bucks, widow."
  9. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", p. 163. As to the date of the will and of Ellen's death, "The original will of the widow Ellen is among the records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks. but the probate act is missing. so that it is impossible to determine exactly when it was proved, and thus obtain the approximate date of her death. The date is the 24th of some mouth [the paper just here eaten or torn away] in the 8th year of Queen Elizabeth. The exact date may therefore have been the 24th of November, 1565, or the 24th of any month thereafter down to 24th October, 1566. She signed her name “ Elyn Baldwin,” and described herself as of “ Donrich,” in the parish of Aston Clinton, co. Bucks, widow."
  10. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, p. 22.
  11. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin", pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376; father's will.