Thomas Eldred (“son of William & Mary” in the church register) was baptised on 18May1600 at St Clement, Ipswich and in due course hadthree daughters (eacha “dau of Tho Eldred and Joane his wife” in the register)baptised there: Sarah on 15Dec1622, Margaret on 27Feb1624/5 and Mary on 23Jul1626. On 13Dec1629 Jone Eldred (apparently a “widdow” althoughthere is a blot over that word in the register that makes itdifficult to read) married Richard Church in the same parish, suggestingthat her husband Thomas had already died. I did not find a record in the registers ofa marriage of Thomas Eldred to Anna Watson or of any children that he may have had by her.
Thomas’s father (“Willyam Eldrede sonne of Thomas Eldred” in the register) was baptised at St Mary Quay, Ipswich on 2Dec1571. William’s father Thomas Eldred (c.1535-1587) of Ipswich, whomarried Margerie/Margery (Stud(d)), was for many years thought to be the Circumnavigator but it now seems much more likely that it was his sonThomas Eldred (1561-1624), a “Marchant of Ipswich” and elder brother of William, who had that distinctionand made his long will at Ipswich on 3Jul1620 (proved PCC London, 23Jun1624), apparently dying without issue.
It may be relevant to note that in that will said to have been dated Oct 18 1640, whose authenticity I have been unable to confirm, there are curious echoes of a valid one dated 15 March 1636 (proved Bury St Edmunds, 8 November 1641) by Thomas Eldred (Labourer) of Barningham, Suffolk, who left his house and tenement to his wife Jeane/Joane and to Mary the widow of his son Thomas, plus £10 (and his great Cheste) to his married daughter Anne.
I am grateful to the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ, UKfor supplying me, about six years ago, with the baptismal/marriage records quoted above. Youmight like to ask them (and the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, UK) to undertake further searches, on your behalf, for the dates and parishes you mention.