Aylesbury family - UK
- The family traces back through medieval records to c1200
and has several notable members, including Sir Thomas Aylesbury,
Master of the Mint, who was at Oxford when it fell during the
Civil War, and who died in exile at Breda in 1657. His son,
William, died the same year in Bermuda, where he was with
the British expeditionary forces.
- I would welcome help with the tracing of the quarterings on
the coat of arms that is found in a transcription of the
memorial board erected at Breda in memory of Sir Thomas
Aylesbury. It was disposed of in April 1798.
- One of the areas where the name was found from medieval
times to the recent centuries is just to the south of Birmingham,
near the property Packwood House which is now in the care of the
National Trust. Indeed, amongst the portraits at Packwood
is one of an Anne Aylesbury, and within a very short distance
to the West as the map below indicates is to be found a property
called 'Aylesbury House'.
- The main branch of the family in the Midlands seem to
have died out, and whether branches such as those in the
North-East near Durham who were mine workers are at all
related I have as yet no evidence. In 1881 they were mainly
living at Shadforth, most being born at Sherburn Hill.
This links with information from Alexander S Aylesbury
who has relatives in that area and is pursuing further research.
- In 1881 there are Aylesbury families at Upway and
Melcombe Regis in Dorset. William T Aylesbury, head
of the family at Melcombe Regis, was born at Ramsgate,
Kent, ca 1817/8. The head of the household at Upway is
unknown as Harriet, aged 50 and mother of the family is
described as 'seaman's wife'.
- The Somerset & Wiltshire households of the Aylesbury
family in 1881 were to be found at:
|Place||Head of household||Birthplace|
|Frome, Somerset||Hannah, age 58||Frome|
|Radstock, Somerset||James, age 52||Kilmersdon|
|Radstock, Somerset||John, age 54||Radstock|
|Radstock, Somerset||Richard, age 27||Radstock|
- Also in Somerset were Agnes Annie Aylesbury, servant age 21
at Wells, who was born at Chapmanslade, and Susan Aylesbury,
servant age 18 at Frome, who was born at Corsley.
- There are still Aylesbury family farming at Corsley in Wilts
where the family has been since the seventeenth century,
descending from a Rev Thomas Aylesbury
who was born in Birmingham and lived in Wilts during the Civil War
in the course of which he suffered much at the hands of the Parliament
and its forces.
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