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Subject: Re: John Malewayn, 2nd Husband of Elizabeth, countess of Atholl
Date: 3 Dec 2004 20:05:12 -0800
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Tim Powys-Lybbe <> wrote in message news:<>...
> In message of 3 Dec, (Brad Verity) wrote:
> > Elizabeth was the younger daughter of Henry de Ferrers, baron of
> > Groby, by his wife Isabel de Verdun. She was born in the mid 1330s,
> > and named for her maternal grandmother Elizabeth de Burgh, lady of
> > Clare.
> But her mother was Isobel. And I have understood that Isobel and
> Elizabeth were the same name?
Isabel and Elizabeth were derived from the Hebrew Elisheba, but Isabel
is the Spanish variant. The names were often (but not always)
interchangeable in the medieval period. In this case, Isabel de Verdun
was named for Queen Isabella, a friend of her mother's. Her younger
half-sister was Elizabeth d'Amory, named for their mother.
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