Name: Thomas Elys 1
Occupation: Burgess of Pontefract
Change Date: 24 DEC 2010
Thomas Elys was a burgess of Pontefract. His first appearance in the records of this parish is as witness to Shippen charters, as Thomas son of John Elys, in 1348. By deed dated 9 December, 1358, Henry Duke of Lancaster granted to him, then described as of Barwick, and Joan, his wife, the capital messuage of Barwick-in- Elmet, the orchard attached to it, 136 acres of the demesne lands and 16 acres of pasture, to them and their heirs at an annual rent of £6 13s. 4d. The year of his death is not known. By his wife Joan he had a family of seven children. ?Issue : ? ?(I) Sir William Elys appears to have been the eldest son, though this is not quite clear. He was married to Joan, daughter and co-heir of William de Everingham. and granddaughter and co-heir of Sir Adam de Everingham. ?(2) Sir John Elys (see V.). ?(3) Robert Elys (see VI.). ?(4) Henry Elys, of Hunslet, whose daughter and heir Ann (?) married Richard Gascoigne of Hunslet brother of the Judge, was possibly a son.
(5) (6) (7)Three daughters. The will of Sir John Elys mentions his three sisters but without names. One of the three was probably Helen who married Nicholas Frank of Alwoodley.
Father: John Elys
Mother: de Barughby or de Laysingcroft
- Henry Ellis
- Katherine or Ellen Ellis
- Text: Ellis of Kiddall