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Isabel Chaworth (Aylesbury)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth"
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: before 1458
Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Harborough District, Launde, Leicestershire, England, LE7 9XB, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, MP and Katherine Aylesbury
Wife of Sir Thomas Chaworth, Kt., MP, Lord Wiverton
Mother of Sir John Chaworth; Sir George Chaworth, Kt.; Joanna Goldsborough; Sir William Chaworth, Kt., of Wiverton; Catherine Leake (Chaworth) and 7 others
Sister of John Aylesbury; Eleanor Stafford and Roger Aylesbury
Half sister of Anna Cheney; Sir Lawrence Cheney, Escheator of Bedford & Buckingham; John Cheney; Joane Cheney and Nicolas de Cheney

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About Isabel Chaworth


Knight, of Wiverton, Alfreton, Norton, Knight of the Shire for Nottingham and Derby. Sheriff of Nottingham and Derbyshire, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, joint steward of the Leicestershire and Rutland Estates of Henry de Beauchamp, Duke or Warwick. Son and heir of William de Chaworth.

He married before 1400 Nichole Braybrooke, and they had one daughter, Elizabeth who married John le Scrope.

Secondly, he married Isabel Aylesbury sometime before 1416, daughter of Thomas and Katherine Pabenham. They had seven sons and four daughters:

  1. Sir William
  2. John
  3. Sir George
  4. Thomas
  5. Lawrence
  6. Robert
  7. Henry
  8. Joan m Thomas Golesborough
  9. Elizabeth m Sir William FitzWilliam
  10. Margery m John Bensted
  11. Katherine m William Leek

Isabel was co-heiress to her nephew, Hugh Aylesbury, by which she inherited the manors of Bradwell, Broughton, Drayton Beauchamp, Aldbury, Tiscott and Wiltstone. She was also the heiress of her cousin John Cressy and inherited the manor of Oxhill, Warwickshire.


SIR THOMAS, the son of William Chaworth and Alice de Caltoft, married, first, Nicola (whom we have seen commended at Beauchief Abbey), the daughter of Sir Reginald Braybrook, by whom he had one daughter, the wife of Lord Scroop, of Masham.

Secondly, Sir Thomas married Isabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Aylesbury (aunt and heiress of Hugh). "By this match," says Thoroton, "Sir Thomas Chaworth was intitled to the Inheritance of the honourable families of Aylesbury, Pabenham, Engaine, Basset of Weldon, and Kaynes, and better inabled to make the Park at Wiverton, which he had the King's licence to do 24 Henry VI. (1448), who likewise granted him free warren in this place, whereby 'tis very probable that he was the chief builder of that strong House, which from thenceforward was the principal mansion of his worthy successors, and in our times (17th century) made a garrison for the King, which occasioned its ruin, since when, most of it is pulled down and removed except the old uncovered Gate-house, which yet remains a Monument of the magnificence of this Family."

A rough picture of this "strong house," as it stood in 1632, exists in a curiously worked map of Notts, at Grove, in the possession of Mr. Harcourt Vernon. A battlemented square tower stands at the back, and two domed turrets connect a sort of curtain wall. It was towards the end of the 15th century that Alfreton passed away from the Chaworth family by the marriage of Joan, or Johanna, only daughter and heiress of William Chaworth (aged twenty-eight in 1458), with John Ormond. From this time probably Wiverton became the Chaworth residence, and the burying place was Langar instead of Beauchief. The last burial at the latter is dated 1489 (Sir Thomas Chaworth), and the first monument at Langar 1521 (George Chaworth).


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Isabel Chaworth's Timeline

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Yorkshire, England
West Riding of Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Buckinghamshire, England
Norfolk, England
Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom