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Elizabeth Dale (Throckmorton)

Also Known As: "Dame Elizabeth (Throckmorton) Dale"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Of, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
Death: between July 04, 1640 and December 02, 1640 (56-64)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, MP, of Tortworth and Elizabeth Throckmorton
Wife of Governor Sir Thomas Dale
Sister of Mary Scudamore; John Throckmorton; Margaret Sambourne; Precilla Wheatleigh and William Throckmorton, 1st Baronet

Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Dale

  • Genealogical gleanings in England (1901)
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalglea01byuwate
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalglea01byuwate#page/748/mode/1up
  • SlR THOMAS DALE of London, knight, 20 February 1617, proved 15 January 1620. For the disposing of such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, forasmuch as I do find the same to be scarcely sufficient for the convenient maintenance and stay of living of my dear and loving wife, Dame Elizabeth Dale, I do therefore give and bequeath all my plate money, household stuff, goods and chattels whatsoever unto my said dear wife &c. whom I do also make and ordain the sole executrix &c., and I do desire the Right Hon. Henry Earl of Southampton and my loving brother in law Sir William Throckmorton, kn't, and Bar't and my loving friends Sir Thomas Smythe, knight, and Sir William Cooke, knight, to be overseers. Dale, 1.
  • DAME ELIZABETH DALE, widow, late the wife and sole executrix of Sir Thomas Dale knight, deceased, her will made 4 July 1640, proved 2 December 1640. My will and mind is that out of my estate in the hands of the East India Company and out of my estate in Virginia my just debts shall be paid. To my niece Mrs. Dorothy Throckmorton five hundred acres of land in Virginia, with the appurtenances. To Edward Hamby, son of Mr. Richard Hamby all my land, with the appurtenances, in Charles Hundred in Virginia and all my estate and interest therein. To Richard Hamby, son likewise of the said Mr. Richard Hamby, all my land &c. in Shirley Hundred in Virginia. To Hanna Pickering, my old servant, one hundred pounds. All my lands and tenements, goods chattels &c. both in England, Virginia and elsewhere, my debts and legacies being paid and performed, and all charges of prosecution and recovery deducted, shall be divided into two equal parts. The one moiety of the same I give to the children of Sir William Throckmorton, knight and Baronet deceased, and William Samborne, to be disposed at the discretion of my executors, and the other moiety I give to my worthy, deserving friends Mr. Richard Hamby and Mr. William Shrimpton, whom I do make and ordain sole executors. I give to my nephew the Lord Viscount Scudamore a ring of ten pounds price. Coventry, 162. https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalglea01byuwate#page/749/mode/1up
  • [Sir Thomas Dale, whose will and that of his widow are here given, was one of the early governors of Virginia. His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton. For an account of Sir Thomas Dale, see Mr. Alexander Brown's Genesis of the United States, vol. 2, pp. 869-74. — Editor.]


  • Sir Thomas Dale (died 19 August 1619) was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616. Governor Dale is best remembered for the energy and the extreme rigour of his administration in Virginia, which established order and in various ways seems to have benefited the colony. He is also credited with the establishment of Bermuda Hundred, Bermuda Cittie (sic), and the ill-fated development at Henricus.
  • Little is concretely known about Dale's early life and there are no remaining records of his birth date, birth location, or his parents' names, although it is likely that he was a member of the Dale family of Surrey, England or was part of an Anglo-Dutch family.[1] He married Elizabeth Throckmorton prior to his departure for Virginia in 1611.[1] It is unknown if the pair had any children together.[1]
  • .... etc.
  • Although Dale and Pocahontas were destined to never to return to Virginia, he wrote A True Relation of the State of Virginia, Left by Sir Thomas Dale, Knight, in May last, 1616. On a new military assignment, during a subsequent expedition to the East Indies, he became sick and died at Masulipatam on 19 August 1619 of a fever.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Dale


  • Sir Thomas Dale (d. 1619)
  • Contributed by Brent Tarter and the Dictionary ofVirginia Biography
  • Sir Thomas Dale served as deputy governor of Virginia (1611–1616) and member of the Council of State (1612–1616), and is best known for issuing strict military and civil regulations designed to bring order and discipline to the Jamestown settlement. Fluent in English, Dutch, and probably French, Dale began his lifelong military career serving the Netherlands and by 1594 was a captain in the English army. After being knighted by James I, Dale was recommended for a three-year post in Virginia by the king's son and Dale's friend, Prince Henry. He took charge of the colony's discipline, erecting forts, and fighting Indians. In 1611, he issued military regulations that, combined with earlier civil orders, were printed with the title For The Colony in Virginea Britannia. Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall, &c. (1612). The codes effected martial law on the colony, bringing order to a fractious and inefficient colony. In 1611, Dale founded the City of Henrico, or Henricus, in honor of Prince Henry, and in 1614, as acting governor, he assented to the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. His successful campaigns against the Indians, his discipline, and his husbandry of the colony's resources helped to make Virginia largely self-sufficient. He left the colony with Pocahontas and Rolfe in 1616 and died three years later leading an English force on the east coast of India.
  • Dale may have been a member of the Dale family of Surrey County, England, or of an Anglo-Dutch family. No known documents record the date and place of his birth, the names of his parents, or any details about his education. He wrote equally well in English and Dutch, was probably fluent in French, knew at least some Latin, and was a deeply committed Protestant. Dale stated late in 1617 that he had begun his lifelong career in the military as a common soldier in the service of the States General of the Netherlands about thirty years earlier, at which time England and the Netherlands were at war with Spain. By 1594 he was a captain in the English army. Dale may have volunteered without a commission to fight against the Spanish, as young gentlemen seldom served in the ranks, and men from the laboring and yeoman classes seldom became officers. He may also have made a socially and financially advantageous first marriage about which nothing is now known.
  • In 1598 and 1599 Dale commanded an English company in Ireland under Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex, and was briefly detained two years later after the earl was charged with treason. Dale was personally known to Henry IV, the king of France, on whose recommendation the States General appointed him captain of a Dutch infantry company in August 1603. England's James I knighted him on June 19, 1606. Dale was evidently close to King James's young son and heir, Prince Henry, who early in 1611 requested that the States General grant Dale a three-year leave of absence without pay to serve in Virginia. Dale married Elizabeth Throckmorton before he departed for Virginia in the spring of 1611; they are not known to have had any children.
  • The Virginia Company of London, in which Dale owned shares, appointed him .... etc.


  • Elizabeth Throckmorton[1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Died 1640 [4]
  • Father Sir Thomas Throckmorton, Knight, b. Abt 1540, of, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England , d. 31 Jan 1607
  • Mother Elizabeth Berkeley, b. Abt 1540
  • Family Sir Thomas Dale, Knight, d. 1619
  • Married Feb 1611 [2]
  • CONDITION: This couple had no children. [2]
  • Sources
  • 1.[S372] Genealogies of Virginia families : from the William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine, Dorman, John Frederick, editor, (5 volumes. Baltimore [Maryland] : Genealogical Publishing Company,1982), FHL book 975.5 D2gvw., vol. 1 p. 303.
  • 2.[S114] #972 The Berkeley Manuscripts: the Lives of the Berkeleys, Lords of the Honour, Castle and Manor of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester, from 1066 to 1618... (1885), Smyth, John, (3 volumes. Gloucester: J. Bellows, 1885), FHL book Q 929.242 B398s; FHL microfilms 496,546 i., vol. 2 p. 181.
  • 3.[S22] The royal descents of 600 immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States : who were themselves notable or left descendants notable in American history, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (Baltimore [Maryland] : Genealogical Pub. Co., c2004), 973 D2rrd., p. 261.
  • 4.[S49] #2058 The American Genealogist (1932-1965), Jacobus, Donald Lines, (32 volumes in 11. New Haven: D. L. Jacobus, 1932-1965), FHL book 973 B2aga, D25aga., vol. 12 p. 81.
  • From: https://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I74854&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous




No daughters of Sir Thomas (d 1607) are shown in these sources:

  • The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623 by Henry Chitty and John Phillipot as deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux king of arms, with pedrigrees from the herald's visitation of 1569 and 1582-3, and sundry miscellaneous pedigrees / edited by Sir John Maclean and W.C. Heane. Published 1885 in London . Written in English. Edition Notes Series The publications of the Harleian society -- v. 21
  • Throckmorton, of Coughton, co. Warwick (E Baronet, 1642 - 1994) 1e. Sir Thomas Throckmorton, of Totworth, co. Gloucester, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d. 1607), mar. (1) Elizabeth Berkeley, dau. of Sir Richard Berkeley, of Stoke, and (2) ..... Rogers, dau. of Sir Edward Rogers, and had issue by his first wife: 1f. Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Bt.

Throgmorton information in the Visitations apparently did not come from family interviews (no one signed off on the family tree), and is skimpier than usual on cadet lines and daughters.

Cracroft was only interested in the Throckmorton baronets, not their ancestors or collateral relatives.

OTOH this esoteric source claims *two* daughters: http://www.prattens.co.uk/FAMILIES/CHAMPNES/text.txt

1591 Alice Champneys of Thornbury [Gloucestershire] will mentions William, Edward and Mariam Smyth; Thomas Clement; Elizabeth Brutton; Thomas Edmonds and his wife; Joyce and James Mayow; Joan Barnes; Agnes Harris; Henry Champnis and his wife; Dorothy and Alice daughters of Joan Lewse; servants of Henry Harris; Thomas Ocborn; Robert son of Robert Smith; Mrs Wyther; Mary daughter of Thomas Champnis of Littleton;

  • Margaret and Elizabeth daughters of Thomas Throckmorton knight;

executor Thomas son of kinswoman Margery wife of Thomas Dymry; overseers John Stafford of Worlwod esquire and William Watson of Thornbury.


  • http://www.skidmoregenealogy.com/images/OccPap_no._29_revised_20080508.pdf page 15. "Sister of Mary (Throckmorton) Baskerville Scudamore"
  • Dame Margaret Samborne's will, dated April 8th, 1626, and filed 62 Skynner P. C. C, is as follows : .... the cup that was Sir Thomas Throgmorton's (my dear & loving Father), ... To my said brother Sir Wm.Throgmorton my "bible of Paris worke." ....To my sister the Lady Dale a ring which my Lord Conawaies sister sent me. ... My said brother Sir Wm. Throgmorton, the said Thos. Baynard & Edw. Orange to be overseers."


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Elizabeth Dale's Timeline

Of, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
July 4, 1640
Age 60
March 28, 1998
Age 60
August 25, 1998
Age 60
September 1, 1998
Age 60
October 22, 1998
Age 60
February 23, 1999
Age 60
June 10, 1999
Age 60
July 23, 1999
Age 60