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Amy Metcalf (NN)

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Tallesford, Norfolk, England
Death: December 22, 1602 (51-59)
Tallesford, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Tatterford, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Metcalf and Metcalf
Wife of Rev. Leonard Metcalf
Mother of John Metcalf; Leonardus Metcalf; Michael Metcalf (immigrant); Nicholas Metcalf; Nynian Metcalf and 4 others

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About Amy Metcalf

Wife of Rev. Leonard Metcalf: Amy –. Born about 1558 in Tatterford Parish. Died in December 1602, about 44 years old. Buried on 22 December 1602 in Tatterford Parish. Married Leonard about 1579 in Tatterford Parish when about 21 years old. Her approximate birth year is inferred from the birth dates of her first child (Richard, born probably in 1580 when Amy was about age 22) and her last child (Marie, born certainly in 1601 when Amy was about age 43). “1602 Amy Metcalf 22 December.” WGA


  • Amy
  • F, #20245, b. 1547, d. 1602
  • Amy married Leonard Metcalf, son of Brian Metcalf and Joanna. Amy was born in 1547 at of Tatterford, Norfolk, England. She died in 1602 at Tallesford, Norfolk, England.
  • Family Leonard Metcalf b. 1545, d. 31 Jan 1618
  • Child
    • Michael Metcalf+ b. 17 Jun 1587, d. 24 Dec 1664
  • From:


  • Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds - Family files series - Metcalfe (ii)
  • Pg.2
  • .... etc.
  • But our American Metcalfs are descended from Brian, of Beare Park, the third son of James Metcalfe of Nappay, who married Johanna of Boughton. Their sons were:
    • 1. Richard.
    • 2. Leonard, married a Thursby.
    • 3. Nicholas.
    • 4. Roger.
  • Leonard's sons were:
  • Pg.3
    • 1. Leonard.
    • 2. Vincent.
    • 3. Godfrey.
    • 4. Ambrose.
  • Leonard Metcalf of Beare Park, in 1569, joined a Rising in the North, in the interests of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was condemned and attainted and narrowly escaped the scaffold. .... etc.
  • Our emigrant ancestor, Michael Metcalf, the Dornix, or Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich, and the Metcalfs of Norwich, Tatterford and vicinity in co. Norfolk, were immediately descended from the Metcalfs of Beare Park and Nappa Hall in North Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Metcalfs, as far as known, were zealous Catholics; the Norfolk family were zealous Protestants, and Michael, at least, a staunch Puritan. When Leonard Metcalf was attainted for high treason, and lost his large estates in Yorkshire (which, it is hinted, may have been one reason for his condemnation, his lands being wanted for some new court favorite) his family left Yorkshire and settled in Norfolk. Religion was then largely a matter of politics. It is supposed that Leonard Metcalf himself, perhaps as a condition of his pardon, gave up his Catholicism, and after the loss of his property, eventually took up holy orders under the state church, and, twenty years after, was the first Leonard Metcalf, Rector of the parish of Tatterford near Norwich. But it is perhaps more probable that this first Rector Metcalf of Tatterford was a son of Leonard Metcalf, the quondam traitor.
  • The earliest records extant of the parish of Tatterford are copies in the registry of the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and commence about 1560. In 1580, et sequens, Leonard Metcalf was Rector of the Parish of Tatterford. Leonard Metcalf was succeeded by Richard Metcalf. In these records the name is spelled Metcalf, Metcalfe, Mettcalf and Mettcalfe. In 1585 is the entry of baptism of "Leonard Metcalf, filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 3d die Septembris." Adain "Michael Metcalf filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 17th die June 1587." Which confirms our records that Michael Metcalf, the Dornix Weaver, was born at Tatterford, Norfolk co., June 17, 1587. There is no clue to the name of Leonard Metcalf's wife, the mother of Michael.
  • Michael Metcalf's wife, Sarah Ellwyn, was born, our old records in this country say, "June 17, 1593, in the adjoining town of Waynham. The adjoining town is Rayn- .... etc.


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Amy Metcalf's Timeline

Tallesford, Norfolk, England
Age 33
Of Tatterford, Norfolk England
August 15, 1583
Age 36
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
September 3, 1586
Age 39
Tatterford, Norf, Eng
June 17, 1587
Age 40
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
July 8, 1587
Age 40
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
December 18, 1594
Age 47
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
June 10, 1596
Age 49
Tatterford, Norf, Eng
August 28, 1601
Age 54
Tatterford, Norf, Eng