ca. 1600 Woman, Traditionally Identified as Mary Clopton (born Waldegrave), of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk by Robert Peake the Elder (Yale Center for British Art - New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

This is her article from A Who's Who of Tudor Women:  W-Wh, "MARY WALDEGRAVE (d. December 19, 1599) Mary Waldegrave was the daughter of William Waldegrave of Smallbridge Hall, Suffolk (d. August 17, 1613) and Elizabeth Mildmay (d.1581). She married Sir Thomas Clopton of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk (d.1597) on September 13, 1590. Their children were Elizabeth (b.1591), William (February 27, 1592-1618), Mary (b.1594), and Walter (1596-1627)..."

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ca. 1600 Woman, Traditionally Identified as Mary Clopton (born Waldegrave), of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk by Robert Peake the Elder (Yale Center for British Art - New Haven, Connecticut, USA) Google Art Project via Wm

May Clopton's dress is simpler than Queen Elizabeth's, but the simplicity of her floral-patterned skirt is becoming. She appears to be wearing a watch on the sleeve to right.

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