John Ayliffe, of Grittenham

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John Ayliffe, of Grittenham

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Death: 1631
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Son of John Ayliffe, of Grittenham and Susan Ayliffe
Husband of Katherine Ayliffe; Susan Ayliffe; Elizabeth Ayliffe and Elizabeth Ayliffe
Father of Thomas Ayliffe; Ann Spencer; Sarah Ayliffe; Susan Danvers and Sir George Ayliffe, knt. of Rabson

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About John Ayliffe, of Grittenham

John Ayliffe, of Grittenham

In his will he mentions his eldest son, Sir George Ayliffe, a daughter Sarah (if she should not marry), son in law Thomas Smith. He mentions his present wife Elizabeth, and past three wives (not by name).

In 1541 the Crown granted the manor to John Ayliffe (knighted 1549, d. 1556) and his wife Elizabeth (fl. 1560). From the Ayliffes it passed in the direct male line to John (fn. 125) (d. 1579), John (fn. 126) (d. 1631), Sir George (fn. 127) (d. 1643), John (d. 1645), and George (fn. 128) (d. 1713). The manor passed with Foxley manor from George to his relict Judith (d. 1716), (fn. 129) to their son John (d. 1722), and to their daughter Judith (d. 1737), to Susanna Horner (d. 1758), and to Henry Fox. (fn. 130) From Henry Fox (cr. Baron Holland 1763, d. 1774) the manor passed from father to son with the Holland title to Stephen Fox (d. 1774), Henry Fox (d. 1840), who took the surname Vassall in 1800, and Henry Fox (d. 1859). The manor, c. 1,761 a. c. 1840, (fn. 131) passed with Foxley to Mary, Lady Holland (d. 1889), Leopold Fox-Powys (d. 1893), and Thomas Powys, Baron Lilford, (fn. 132) who sold it in 1895 to George Llewellen Palmer. (fn. 133) In the earlier 20th century Palmer sold the c. 11 farms of the manor separately, and each has descended separately. (fn. 134)

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John Ayliffe, of Grittenham's Timeline

1595
1595
Wiltshire, Wiltshire, England
1600
1600
Wiltshire, England
1604
1604
Brinkworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1631
1631
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Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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