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NameElizabeth Rawdon
Livedb. ca. 1592-03-25 - d. (old)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Presentation copy of two sermons: MS. Don. g. 9
Linked SermonsSermon on Job 1:21 -- dedicatee (autograph: yes)Sermon on Luke 10:42 -- dedicatee (autograph: yes)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesHoddesdon -- Home
Source of DataJeanne Shami, Adam Richter
Biographical Sources ConsultedRobert C. Evans and Anne C. Little, "The Muses Females Are": Martha Moulsworth and Other Women Writers of the English Renaissance (West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1995); ODNB (Article: 47074 [article for her stepmother, Martha Moulsworth]; Article: 24237 [article for her husband, Marmaduke])
Other NoteBorn in 1592. Only daughter of Thomas Thorowgood. Stepdaughter of the poet Martha Moulsworth (1577-1646), who married the widower Throgood in 1605. Moulsworth was very close to Elizabeth, and when she died she left a major part of her estate to Elizabeth and her children. According to her will, Moulsworth viewed her like she was her "owne childe". Elizabeth married Sir Marmaduke Rawdon (1583-1646), a clothworker, in 1611. They lived in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, where Elizabeth had grown up. They had sixteen children. Elizabeth was still alive by the time Moulsworth died in 1646.
GEMMS record createdOctober 24, 2017
GEMMS record last editedMarch 06, 2020