Capt. William Aylett, III

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William Aylett, III

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: King William County, Virginia Colony
Death: August 28, 1744 (41)
Fairfield, Westmoreland County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Aylett and Anne Taylor
Husband of Ann Aylett and Elizabeth Steptoe
Father of Anne Aylett; Elizabeth Booth; Mary Lee and Anne Lee
Brother of Judith Buckner; Ann Curtis; Philip Aylett; John Aylett; Benjamin Aylett and 2 others

Occupation: Military Captain
Managed by: Dennis Harold Cloukey
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About Capt. William Aylett, III

Aylett (Aylet), William, son of Col. William Aylett, of "Fairfield" was burgess from Westmoreland in the assembly of 1736-1740. Capt. William Aylett, Jr., of Westmoreland, married (first) Anne Ashton, of Westmoreland, and (secondly) Elizabeth Eskridge, daughter of Maj. George Eskridge, of "Sandy Point." One of Capt. William Aylett's daughters married Richard Henry Lee, and another Augustine Washington. [Note: Mary Aylett married Thomas Ludwell Lee, son of Governor Thomas Lee and grandson of Richard Henry "The Scholar" Lee II.]

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography p. 175

The second son, Captain William Aylett, born 1700, died 1744; his will proved August 28; his executors were: Major Lawrence Washington, Augustine Washington, Philip Aylett.


! (1) "Virginia Vital Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly" (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984), "Inscriptions on Old Tombstones in Westmoreland and Northumberland Counties," p.548.

(2) "1658-1758 Charles County MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts," by Michael Marshall (, mrmarsha database, 5 Oct 2007).

! Birth: (2) s/o William AYLETT/Anne TAYLOR. 1703. Westmoreland Co., VA.

Marriage to Anne ASHTON: (1) (2) 1721. Westmoreland Co., VA.

Marriage to Elizabeth ESKRIDGE: (1) His 2nd marriage.

Death: (2) Will probated 28 Aug 1744, Westmoreland Co., VA.

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Capt. William Aylett, III's Timeline

King William County, Virginia Colony
Age 23
Bridge' Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia
Age 33
Westmoreland, Westmoreland, VA, United States
Age 35
Stratford, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
August 28, 1744
Age 41
Fairfield, Westmoreland County, Province of Virginia