- Born: Abt 1520
- Marriage: Jane
- Died: Bef 19 Apr 1562
Lived in Little Hadham, Herts. Left a will in 1562. Left his son a three acre rental property held of the lord of the manor of Much Hadham, called Lechitthilles, with buildings.
Chain of wills. Thomas of Widford, will dated 1551, left land to three sons. John of Olives, will 1585, had sons Henry, Wm, Philip, Fernando, and Marjorie. Son Simon. Son Thomas of Widford, property in Hunsdon, Ware, Widford, his father's will specified it couldn't be sold, wife Margery, died 1557/8. Son George, who died in 1565, Thomas, Blyth, Winifred, Thomas ended up with the property. Rolls of the Manor of Much Hadham prooved Simon Wliot, third son of Thomas Eliot who died 1551, was Bennet's father.
To this court is certified by the steward the presentee through the homage and is enrolled as follows.. Memorandum that the third day of May in the 22nd year (1580) of our Lady Elizabeth now queen, etc., John Adams and Jane his wife and Benedict Elliot son of the same Jane came before the steward of the manor aforesaid in the absence of the court and Jane herself by the steward aforesaid then and there sole examined and confessed. And surrendered into the hands of the lord by estimation there acres whether more or less parcel of the tenements of the lord just as lying within the demesne aforesaid, that is to say, bewteen the lands lately Thomas Elliott by right of his wife on the southern side adn the lands latley Robert Patener on the northern side... to which the same Jane was admitted for her life as in the free-bench of teh same Jane after the death of Simon Elliott her certain husband as shown in the court with a view held there on Thrusday next before hock day, that is to say teh ninth day of April the fourth year (1562) of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth... and that the said premises descend to Benedict by right of inheritance after the death of teh said Simon his father is shown by the rolls of court with view upon the said fourth year wherefore at this court he was admitted etc. Margin: Fine 18d paid.
The Court Roll identifies Bennet's parents as Simon Eliot, deceased by April 1562, and his widow Jane, now wife of John Adams. The only Simon Wliot so far identified in any of the records for this family was the son of Thomas Eliot, the 1551 testator. Only Bennet or Benedict Eliot found to date was Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, husband of Lettice (Alger) Eliot.
to have appeared before the court by 3 May 1580,Bennet would presumably have been at least age 21, consistent with his having been born by 1562 (as his father died in April of that year). Wile Bennet's only known marriage was in 1598 when he was atleast in his late 30's he could have had a prior marriage that hasn't been discovered.
Coincidences between Philip Elipt of Hunsdon. and Bennet Elliot. Each named a daughter Lydia. Only Bennet's son John and Philip's son James took degrees from Cambridge adn entered the clergy.
Simon married Jane.