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Alford, William

Male 1600 - 1664


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  • Born  1600  Of Offington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1664  Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I08208  My Genealogy

    Family  Maskelyne, Catherine,   c. 22 Jun 1620, Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1661 
    Married  1640  Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alford, John, Of Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1651, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alford, Edward,   b. Abt 1645, Of Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1671
     3. Alford, Roger,   c. 29 Jun 1648, Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alford, Fernando,   b. 1652, Purton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F02482  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William Alford, afterwards vicar of Purton, Wiltshire, was a younger son of Mr. Edward Alford, senior, of Offington, Sussex, and of Judith his wife. He was born in 1600 and matriculated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford, in 1617, when he is described as "armiger of Sussex". He died in 1664. William Alford is mentioned in Sir Orlando Bridgman's "Judgments in the Common Pleas, 1660-67," as a younger brother of John and Sir Edward Alford. He was instituted to the vicarage of Purton in 1629. Vicar from 1629-1664. He married and had at least two sons:

      1. Edward Alford, born in 1645. The Alumni Oxonienses records this son's matriculation at Queen's College, Oxford, in 1664, at the age of 19, "fil. Guliel. Alford, Purton, Wilts, cler.". He took his BA. in 1668, and his M.A. in 1671.
      2. John Alford, a legatee under the Will of his uncle, John Alford of Offington, who died in 1648, in which Will he is referred to as his "Godson". He is also mentioned in the above-recited Composition Papers of his uncle, Sir Edward Alford, in 1651.


      Vicar (1629-1664)