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Portrait of Elizabeth Harvey nee Blyford 1718-1741
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Elizabeth Harvey nee Blyford
of Norwich

Born:  17 June 1719 and Christianed 28 June 1719 in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.  Died 18 October 1741 aged 23, buried St Clements, Norwich.
Daughter of: Robert Blyford (died 1737 or 1747) and Tamar Blyford (died ?).
Sister of:
1. Tamar Blyford (1716-1729?).
2. Robert Blyford (1717-1717).
3. Mary Blyford (1720-1720).
4. Matthew Blyford (1723-?).
5. Mary Blyford (1726-1726?).
6. Page Blyford (1727-1728?).
7. Hanna Blyford (1727-1730?).
8. Judeth Blyford (1730-?).
9. Robert Blyford (1732-?).
10. Thomas Blyford (1733-?)

Elizabeth married: Peter Harvey (1709-1751) 11 January 1738 in St Paul's (or St Helen), Norwich.
Elizabeth and Peter had issue:
1. Not known.


Elizabeth Harvey nee Blyford: An Overview

The information I have about Elizabeth comes from the following sources:

1. Information supplied to me by Carla Woodworth Lynas and based on the 'Original Genealogical Collections, by the late Lieut. Col. Robert John Harvey of Thorpe'.  This is mentioned in a publication called 'Walter Rye, Memoir Bibliography and Catalogue of of his Norfolk Manuscripts in the Norwich Public Libraries' by Geo. A. Stephen published in 1929? by the Public Libraries Committee, Norwich.  Original documents in the Norfolk Archives.
2. Her portrait and a reference to it in the book 'Portraits in Norfolk Houses' by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Vol 2, undated but published around 1928.
3. Her memorial in Saint Clement's church, Norwich.  Floor slab next in line to the entrance 'To the memory of Elizabeth the beloved wife of Peter Harvey who departed this life the 18th of October 1741 Aged 23 (25?) years'.


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