b. 1516. Married when still a Child to a Gentleman of Respectable
Lineage. Her Calmness of Temper and Philosophical Outlook were the
Admiration of her Acquaintances. Upon hearing the News of her Father's
End she is Reported to have said: "There goes Joanna's Mission. God's
Will be done." Her brother's Fate as a Martyr to Science, induced her to
remark that it might have been Foreseen from the First.