Elizabeth Twisden

25 July 1563–
East Peckham, Kent, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Twisden was born on 25 July 1563, in East Peckham, Kent, England, her father, Sir Roger Twysden, was 20 and her mother, Anne Wyatt, was 20. She married Adam Ashburnham on 14 June 1580. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Adam Ashburnham
Elizabeth Twisden
Marriage: 14 June 1580
John Ashburnham
Laurence Ashburnham
Edward Ashburnham

Spouse and Children

14 June 1580


    John Ashburnham



    Edward Ashburnham


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1569 · State Lottery

Age 6

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 8

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 37

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Wisdom , with assimilation to the common type of south-eastern place-name in -den. Compare Nicholas Wisdom, 1663 in IGI (Ditchling, Sussex).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Sources (2)

  • PCC Will of Margaret Roydon or Roydone [of East Peckham, Kent] 1576
  • PCC Will of Roger Twisden of East Peckham, Kent 1603/04

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