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Mary Ryves (Steward)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Adbaston, Staffordshire, England
Death: August 16, 1643 (37-45)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Steward and Elizabeth Brierley
Wife of Timothy Ryves
Mother of Richard Ryves; Timothy Ryves, Jr.; George Rives and William Ryves, I

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About Mary Ryves

Mary Elizabeth Steward wife of Timothy RYVES 1610-1643

Our Elizabeth Steward, due to her birthplace, most likely came from this branch of the Stewart Clan. Here’s a brief history of the Stewards that were living in that area, however, the exact heritage of this particular Elizabeth has not yet been researched:

In the genealogy prepared by E. S. Stewart in the 1930s and published in the STEWART CLAN MAGAZINE he states of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, England, where they were quite numerous in the 16th century. The following is an account of this genealogy. WALTER(1) STEWARD, third hereditary high steward of Scotland, was the first to assume the surname. He was the son of Alan, who died in 1204, son of Walter, who died in 1177, first high steward. This Walter, known as Walter Fitzalan, went to Scotland as one of the military aides of King David I: he was the second son of Alan Fitzflaad, a Norman chieftain who came into England with William, the conqueror, in 1066 and was given land in Shropshire. Walter(1) died in 1246, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Alexander. ALEXANDER(2) STEWARD, fourth high steward of Scotland, died in 1283. He had three sons—James, fifth high steward and progenitor of the royal line of Stewarts; John, ancestor of many noble families of Stewarts, including the earls of Lennox , and Andrew. ANDREW(3) STEWARD, third son of the fourth high steward, had a son Alexander. {The position of this Andrew in the pedigree was formerly a matter of dispute among historians, but his place is now generally accepted.} ALEXANDER(4) STEWARD, called "the fierce," is said to have killed a lion with a club, and on that account he received an addition to his arms. He had a son, Sir John. JOHN(5) STEWARD, son of Alexander, the fierce, was a second cousin to King Robert(5) II, and was one of the attendants of James(7) Stewart, prince of Scotland, when the boy was to be sent to France in 1402 for safety. The ship carrying the prince was taken by the English, and James was kept a prisoner for many years. John Steward remained in England, and in 1408 he was knighted by King Henry IV. He was called the Scot-Angle. He fought in the English army in France and is believed to have perished in the battle of Agincourt, 1415. JOHN(6) STEWARD, son of the first Sir John, was knighted in 1420 by King Henry V, and was given a gilt cup by Queen Catherine at her coronation. THOMAS(7) STEWARD, son of the second Sir John, settled at Swaffham Market, Norfolk, and became a famous mariner. He died in 1470.

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Mary Ryves's Timeline

Adbaston, Staffordshire, England
Age 21
Oxfordshire, England
August 9, 1625
Age 23
Oxfordshire, England
Age 30
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Age 34
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
August 16, 1643
Age 41
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England