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151 Who's Who of Tudor Women:
Elizabeth Arundell was the daughter of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne (January 7, 1421-November 12, 1473) and Catherine Chideock (1423-April 10, 1479). She married Giles Daubeney, later baron Daubeney (January 6, 1451/2-May 21, 1508), before September 17, 1483 and was the mother of Henry (1493-1548), Cecily, and possibly Anne. Although the transcript of her tomb inscription, made in 1600, says she died in 1500, there are records of her after that. In November 1510, she was paid £100 by King Henry. Portrait: effigy on her husband's tomb in Westminster Abbey.
Arundall, Elizabeth
152 AR/19/8-11 Arrangement on marriage of John Arundall to Katherine Chideock, widow of William Stafford, in 1451.

Arundall, John
153 John Arundell VII son of Thomas Arundell; born circa 1474; appointed to put down Cornish revolt of 1497; acquired Dinham inheritance in 1501; knighted by 1501; married Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Grey, Marquis of Dorset, who died between February 1502 and December 1503 [AR/20/36 and AR/27/4]; in 1506 married Katherine Graynfeld; his son Thomas (died 1552) purchased Wardour Castle in Wiltshire and founded a junior branch of the family there; died 8th February 1545.
Arundall, John
154 May have died 1512.

no title] AR/21/10 19th cent
These documents are held at Cornwall Record Office 12 items
Legal document
1513, 2nd Apr
Will of Sir John Arundell, knight (19th-century copy)
19th-century copy of AR/21/9; with a family-tree, showing persons mentioned in the will.
Arundall, John
155 Text: 1517 Capell, Dame Margaret, St. Bartilmewe the litill, London; St. Magnus by Lanhern, Cornwall; Essex; Norfolk 2 Ayloffe Book: C. Collection: England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in The Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1383-1558 (A-J)

Description Will of Dame Margaret Capell, Widow Date 18 April 1522 Catalogue reference PROB 11/19
Dame Margaret Capell, widow of Sir William Capell. To my son Sir Giles Capell King Edward the Fifth's chain, with remainder to Henry and Edward Capell respectively, remainder to my daughter Elizabeth Paulet and her heirs. Proved 18th April 1522
Arundall, Margaret
156 Will:
dated October 3rd 1485.
Mentions his manors and lands of Chideock, the which lands were late Dame Katherine Arundell, his mother's,
Dame Katherine his wife, His lord Dinham [father or brother in law], Dame Jane Dinham [mother in law dau of Richard Arches], John Sapcote [husband to Elizabeth Dinham, sister to his wife],Roger Dinham, Charles Dinham, John Arundel his son and heir.

Is Thomas son of a first wife. Seems to be so according to wording of Catherine Arundall's will?

AR/19/8 - 11 Arrangements on marriage of John Arundell to Katherine Chideock, widow of William Stafford, in 1451.

AR/19/13 - 28 Arrangements on marriage of Thomas Arundell to Katherine Dinham in 1474 including provision of jointure for Thomas' widowed mother Katherine Arundell nee Chideock

Arundell family of Lanherne, Mawgan in Pydar
REf. No AR/47/2
Request for Consent to Marriage John Lord Stourton, 14 May 1576
Letter (in third person) from Henry [Stanley], Earl of Derby; Lady Ann Stourton, lately wife of Charles late Lord Stourton, mother of John Lord Stourton, and now wife of Sir John Arundell; and Sir Thomas Stanley knight, brother of Henry. To Sir John Arundell of Lanherne, knight. ... that Arundell should allow John Lord Stourton to marry whomever he should wish, ... provided that Stourton had the consent of Edward Earl of Derby, Henry Lord Strange, Henry Lord Morley, and Sir Thomas Stanley. Now Henry Earl of Derby, Lady Ann Stourton and Sir Thomas Stanley have given their consent to him, now of full age and aged 23, to choose whom he shall marry.... They now require Arundell to consent likewise. Signatures of Henry and Thomas Stanley; notes of sealing and delivery. 18 Elizabeth.

National Archives:
[no title] AR/21/23 1589, 12th Dec Contents: Legal document
(32 Eliz)
Will (original) and silk purse
Will of John Arundell knight of Lanherne.
My body to be buried near my grandfather in the Higher St Colombe.
To my wife Lady Ann Stourton all plate and household stuff; mention of my son George and my dead brother George and his wife Isabel; my nephew Thomas Bosgrove; my son John; my son Charnock and my daughter his wife.
My son John to be my executor, and he is to have special care and providence as far forth as possibly he may, that he die not intestate, whereby my goods and chattels may come into strangers' hands.
Signature of John Arundell.
In a fine silk purse, with a note attached saying that this will was found in Jul 1874, in a box labelled 'old letters, deeds and rubbish'.
Arundall, Thomas
157 1552, “Ayssheforth, Nicholas Esq; … husband of Margaret daughter and heir of John Tregarthen Esq

National Archives:
no title] 48/13/1/1/2a-b April 1534. 26 Henry VIII
(a) Deed to lead the Uses of a feoffment, dated 12 April 1534.
(b) Deed of Feoffment, dated 15 April 1534 [annexed to (a)]. (fragmentary).
(1) Robert Cary, Senior of Cokengton, Esq.
(2) Thomas Ponyngis, Knight
Nicholas Ayssheford senior, Esq.
Hugh Paulet, Esq.
Leonard Chamberlayn, Esq.
Robert Pagnam, gent.
and Robert Cary, junior.
Manors of Clovellye alias Clovelle, Cokengton, Chilston alias Chylliston, Cary, Northliew, Highawnton, Halwyll alias Hayghwyll, West Wanford and Hayne and Loddeford with all appurtenances. Also, all messuages, lands, tenements, water mills, woods, rents, reversions and appurtenances in the Parishes of Clovelle, Cokengton, Northelewe, St. Giles, Higheawnton, Halwyll alias Hayghwyll, West Wanford in Milton Damarell, Hayne and Luden in parish of Morton, Heddon and Langdon in Sutcombe, Lutterford in the parish of North Bovy, Loddeford in Shebbear, Venne in Beaworthy, Great Torryton, Schepewayche, Monnkeokehampton, Holdisworthy and Hertlond, and the advowsons of the Churches of Clovelle and Higheawnton. Beaworthy; Bovey, North; Clovelly; Cockington; Halwill; Hartland; Holsworthy; Lew, North; Moretonhampstead; Milton Damarel; Monkokehampton; Shebbear; Sheepwash; Sutcombe; Torrington, Great.
Ascheford, Nicholas
158 Will of Elizabeth Parker Reigate Surry, Widow: Sister Sarah Dobbins, daughter Elizabeth Farrindon.
Ashe, Elizabeth
159 James Ash. of Fifield. Will dated Aug. 19, 1671, proved Feb. 14, 1672, by his son John Ash. Lands at Shaw, Melksham, etc. My uncle Sir Joseph Ash, of Twickenham. My brother John Ash, of Teffont, Wilts. My cousin John Methwin, of Bradford. My sons John, James, and Joseph Ash. My daughter Elisabeth, £1,500. My daughter Sarah, £1,200. Goods, To his wife Margery. 19 August 1671.

The IGI has a marriage of a James Ashe and a Margerey Harrington at St Marys Abbott, Kensington, London in 1652.

"...Cusse mortgaged Fyfield manor to James Ashe and in 1648 sold it to James's son John. From John Ashe (d. by 1665) the manor descended in the direct line to James (d. 1671) and John, who sold it to Edward Ashe in 1682. In 1687 Edward conveyed it to his brother William Ashe of Heytesbury, and in 1688 Edward and William together sold it to Edmund Hungerford. (fn. 38) From: 'Milton Lilbourne', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16: Kinwardstone Hundred (1999), pp. 164-181. URL: Date accessed: 25 May 2008.

BUNDLE No 49: Feoffment of Rowland Tewkes, the younger, of the Inner Temple, London, George Hill of Clifford's Inn, London and Thomas Baxter of St Bride's, London, to James Ashe of Fyfield, Wilts, of property in Melksham, Wilts, 1658.
Covering dates mid 13th- century-1729
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years, Held by The National Archives, Kew

Ashe, James
160 ?
Sentence of John Ashe of Heywood, Wiltshire 26 June 1712 PROB 11/530
Ashe, John
161 May have married a Dobbins? Mentioned in will of sister Elizabeth Parker abt 1720. Ashe, Sarah
162 ?
Tedworth An Act to enable Thomas Assherton Smith Esquire and William Henry Assherton Smith, to grant building, improving and other Leases of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased. 9pp. 1777. £18.00

The manors of Plumley and Holford were purchased in 1791 by Thomas Langford Brooke, Esq., of Mere from Thomas Asherton Smith, Esq., to whose grandfather Thomas Asherton they were given.
Assherton, Thomas
163 Lived at Patshull.

The Astleys were a Staffordshire family but their connexion with Wiltshire dated from the first half of the 18th century. Sir John Astley's mother had married as her second husband General Webb of Biddesden (Chute), member of Parliament for Ludgershall, when her son was only a year old; and after her death he bought himself an estate at Everley, in the same part of the county. This passed at his death to Francis Dugdale, father of John Dugdale Astley, the Wiltshire member of Parliament.

From: 'Parliamentary history 1689-1832', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 5 (1957), pp. 195-230. URL: Date accessed: 18 November 2009. 
Astley, Richard
164 Marriage Licences:
1676/77 Feb. 8 Edward Atkyus [sic subs.], of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Bach', abt. 23, & M" Agnes Atkins, of St Giles in Fields, Sp', abt. 18; consent of father Sir Richard Atkins, of Hadham, co. Herts, Bart. at St Andrew's, Holborn, or Lincoln's Inn Chapel.

Atkins, Agnes
165 Son of Robert Atkins. Lawyer and bencher.

Yale Law School Documents
Duke of York's Confirmation to the 24 Proprietors:
14th of March 1682 (1)

...the honourable Sir Robert Atkins, knight of the bath; the honourable Sir Edward Atkins, knight, one of the barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and their heirs in trust, to sell the same for the payment of his debts and legacies, as in and by the said will, relation being thereunto had, may appear, and shortly after dyed. AND WHEREAS the said John, Earl of hath; Thomas, Lord Crew; Bernard Greenville; Sir Robert Atkins; and Sir Edward Atkins, by indentures of lease and release, bearing date the fifth and sixth days of March, in the two and thirtieth year of his Majesty's reign conveyed the said premises, .... Robert Atkins and Sir Edward Atkins, have by indentures of lease and release, bearing date the first and second days of February last; past, granted and conveyed to the said William Penn, Robert West, Thomas Rudyard, Samuel Groome, Thomas Hart, Richard Mew, Thomas Wilcox, of London goldsmith, Ambrose Rigg, John Haywood, Hugh Hartshorn, Clement Plumstead, and Thomas Cooper, their heirs and assigns, all the said premises called East New Jersey, ....

Lease for a year DE/Wy/39772 16 July 1669
By John Taylor of Shinglehall, Sawbridgewenth, gentleman, and Sir Edward Atkins, knight, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, to Bernard Turner, citizen and goldsmith of London, of the manor of Affledwick otherwise Beauchamps etc and land in Layston, Anstey, Great Hormead and Wyddial. Signatures, Seals missing

Name: Edward Atkins Baptism Date: 6 Jun 1654 Parish: St Andrew Holborn County: London Borough: City of London Parent(s): Robert Atkins, Mary Atkins Record Type: Christening

Will of Sir Robert Atkyns of Lower Swell, Gloucestershire 06 March 1710 PROB 11/514 -mentions former wife, now wife Dame Ann, deceased son Edward buried at Sapperton, son Sir Robert Atkyns married 1669, son in law John Tracy, property at Holborn, London, nephew Richard Atkyns, son of my late deceased brother Edward Atkyins. 
Atkins, Edward
166 Text: 19 Feb 1676-7 Thomas Tooke, of Wormley, co. Herts, Esq., "aged 14 years last August," & Mrs Elizabeth Atkins, of Much Hadham, co. Herts, Spinster, 15; consent of her parents; at St Giles in Fields; alleged by George Tooke, Gent., of Wormley afsd, & guardian of sd Thomas. Book: Burials. Collection: London: - Marriage Licences, 1611-1828 (Marriage)

Will of Elizabeth Tooke Chelsea, Middlesex 20 March 1736 Proved 6 July 1736

Sir R. Atkins versus Tooke:
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Atkyns Knight of the Bath, from a Decree in Chancery, made in Trinity Terme, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, on the Behalf of Elizabeth Tooke and others, Complainants, against the Petitioner Respondent; and praying,that his Plea may be allowed, and the Decree reversed;" as also upon the Answer of Elizabeth Tooke Wife of Thomas Tooke Esquire, William Bedford Gentleman, and William Morgan, Respondents, put in thereunto:
Judgement affirmed.
After due Consideration .... And it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir Robert Atkyns shall pay, or cause to be paid,unto the said Elizabeth Tooke, the Sum of Twenty Pounds,for her Costs.
From: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 13 March 1696', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 703-704. URL: Date accessed: 28 December 2011.
Atkins, Elizabeth
167 d.s.p. Atkins, Henry
168 Bishop of Meath.

Name: William Moreton D.D. CaL Marriage Date: 9 Jul 1682 Parish: St Bride Fleet Street County: London Borough: City of London Spouse: May Atkins Solut Record Type: Marriage(Bishop of London Licence)

May be buried Clapham. 
Atkins, Mary
169 Text: 10 Dec 1685 Wolstan Dixie, of Bosworth, co. Leic., Esqr, Bachr, abt 25, & Mrs Rebeccah Atkins, da. of Sir Richard Atkins, of St Giles in the Fields, Midd., Knt & Bart; alleged by Saml Wyseman, of Drs Comm., Lond., Gent.; at St Giles afsd. [Not signed nor attested.] Book: 1685. Collection: England: Canterbury - Marriage Licences Issued By The Archbishop of Canterbury, 1679-1694

Will of Dame Rebecca Dixie, Widow Date 15 Proved January 1745 PROB 11/737 ...Wants to be buried at Clapham, daughter Bridget Bailey, daughter Frances Dixie, son Wolstan Dixie, barontet, deceased son Beaumont, Great grandaughter Penelople Atkins, great grandson Richard Atkins baronet, daughter Elizabeth Dixie....

Atkins, Rebecca
170 London lawyer.
Acquired Moore Place in Much Hadam in Hertfordshire.

Sir Richard Atkins of Clapham was the on of Sir Henry Atkins of Great Berkhampstead, Hertford and Arebba Hawkin. Three of his children died young and St Pauls, Clapham has a monument to them and their parents.

John Strypes "A Survey of the cities of London and Westminster."
At the upper End of this Ile is erected a very noble Monument, raised from the Ground to some Heighth; where appear two Effigies in white Marble, lying along, being a Man in Armour, and a Woman by him. On the South Side of the Basis of this Monument is this Inscription:
Domini RICHARDI ATKINS de Clapham in Com Surrey, Militis & Baronetti. Qui obiit 19 Aug. An. Chr. 1689. Et Dominæ REBECCE mistissimæ ejus Relicte; Filiae & Coheredis EDMUNDI WRIGHT alias Bunckley, de Swarely

Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.
First Baraonet Atkins in 1660

Monuments of Sir Richard Atkins, Baronet, and his family.
In the remaining aisle of the old church, are some very sumptuous monuments, to the memory of Sir Richard Atkins, Bart. who died in 1689; and of his family. On a tomb of white marble, are recumbent figures of Sir Richard and his Lady; he is represented in armour, with a flowing peruke; she is habited in a long veil, which hangs down behind: the tomb is surrounded with iron palisades, and decorated with the arms of the Atkins family, and its alliances (fn. 23). Adjoining this tomb, on the east wall, is the monument of their three children, Henry, who died in 1677, aged 24; Rebecca, who died in 1661, aged 9; and Annabella, who died in 1670, aged 19. Under an arch supported by columns of white marble, of the Corinthian order, are their effigies as large as life. The son is represented sitting, in a Roman dress, with a flowing peruke. The daughters are standing, dressed in gowns, with full sleeves puckered; and plain stomachers.

(23) Atkins bears-Az. 3 bars Arg. in chief, 3 bezants; and impales Sab. on a chevron, Arg. between as many bulls heads couped of the second, armed Or, 3 pomies for Wright. Sir Robert Atkins, Baronet, married Rebecca, daughter of Sir Edmund Wright, alias Bunckley. 2. Arg. a greyhound current, Sab. for Morton, impaling Atkins. Mary, daughter of Sir Richard Atkins, married Dr. William Morton, afterwards bishop of Meath. 3. Per chev. Sab. and Arg. 3 griffins heads erased and counter-changed for Tooke, impaling Atkins. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Atkins, married Thomas Tooke Esquire. 4. Arg. a cross Sab. a tressure of half fleurs-delis, between four mullets pierced, of the same, for Atkyns, impaling Atkins. Agnes, daughter of Sir Richard Atkins, married Edward son of Sir Robert Atkyns, of Gloucestershire, K. B. 5. Atkins impaling Or, on a pile engrailed Az. 3 anchors of the field for Byde: Sir Richard Atkins the younger married Elizabeth daughter of Sir Thomas Byde.
From: 'Clapham', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), pp. 159-169. URL: Date accessed: 17 December 2009. 
Atkins, Richard
171 Succeeded his father to the baronancy after the death of his elder brother.

Sir Richard Atkins, Bart, eldest surviving son, succeeded his father in dignity and estate, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Byde, of Ware-Park, in Hertfordshire, Knt. and by her had six son, and one daughter, viz. Sir Henry, his successor, Richard, Thomas, and John, who all three died young j Ralph, and Richard; and Annabella. He died Nov. 28, 1696, and lies buried at Newport-Pagnell in Bucks, where within the altar rails, is a monument, with this inscription:

"Here under lyeth the Body of Sir Richard Atkins, Bart. Sun of Sir Richard Atkins, of Clapham, in Surry, Bart, and Dame Rebecca, his Wife, Daughter of Sir Edmund Wright, alias Bunckley, of Swakelev, in Middlesex. The valuable P. accomplishments of his Mind and Body recommended him to the Love and Esteem of all that knew him, and qualified him for the Service of his King and Country in a double Capacity, as Representative of the Gentry of Buckinghamshire in the High Court of Parliament, and as Colonel of a Regiment of Foot under his most Sacred Majesty King William, both which Employments he honourably discharged with unbiass'd Integrity and unalterable Fidelity; he might have been said to be truly happy, being universally beloved by his worthy Acquaintance, and bless'd with a numerous and hopeful Progeny, had pot the btter Part of his Life been clouded with some Doroestick Troubles, caus'd by the Fault of others riot his own, and which ought to be covered with a Veil of Silence. But these Misfortunes, tho' in a great Measure they hastned his End, yet could they not take from him the well-deserv'd Character of a True. Honest, English Gentleman, a Man of strict Honour, and a hearty Lover of his King and Coun try, to preserve the Memory of which singular good Abilities, and as an Instance of her tender Affection to him, the Lady Rebecca Atkins, his Mother and sole Executrix, has caus'd this Stone to be laid over him; he died Nov. 28, 1696. in the 42d Year of his Age."

Sir Henry Atkins, Bart, eldest son, and successor to his father, married (a) Rebecca-Maria, eldest daughter of Sir Wolstan Dixie, of Market-Bofworth, in Leicestershire, Bart, by whom he had Sir Henry, his successor, and two daughters, Rebecca-Maria, who died an infant, and another Rebecca-Maria, .. Sir Henry, dying July 1712. (and his lady Aug. 1731.) was succeeded in dignity and estate, by his only son, Sir Henry Atkins, Bart, ... 
Atkins, Richard
172 On an escutcheon of pretence is, Az. a bend between two lions rampant Or.Atye.... Sir William Roberts married Eleanor, daughter and heir of Robert Atye, Esq. From: 'Willesden', The Environs of London: volume 3: County of Middlesex (1795), pp. 611-24. URL: Date accessed: 17 April 2007. Attye, Eleanor
173 From: "Kevan L. Barton" Subject: Repost: Estate Conveyance: Atye and St. John
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 23:19:59 -0500
....When Sir Arthur Atye, Knt., of Kilburn Priory, Middlesex, died 2 Dec 1604, his s. and h. Robert Atye, Esq., of Kilburn Priory was aged 17 years, 11 months. This would put Robert's birthday at c. Jan 1587. According to NHH, the wardship was granted to the Earl of Devon per the wishes of Sir Arthur. If this is true, the Earl would probably have been William Courtenay.

Arthur's IPM was conducted 2 Jac. (1604/05?) and found him "seised of one moiety of the manor of Hampstead alias Shuttep-Hill, held of the king in capite by a fourth part of a knight's fee, and valued at 4l.2s. and the site of the dissolved monastery of Kilborne, with the demesne lands, held of the king in capite, by knight's service, and valued at 40 shillings". (NHH. Cole's Escheats, Harl. MS. 410. p. 63)

NHH states that Robert Atye, "on his marriage with Jane, daughter of Sir John Saint John, of Lydiard Tregoze, conveyed this manor of Hampstead with appurtenances in Hampstead, Hendon, and Ealing held of the king in capite, to the said John St. John, [This John would not have been Jane's father (d. 1594), but her brother John, who would become the 1st Baronet], his heirs and assigns, to the use of the Said Robert Atye for life, and then to the use of his wife Jane for life, as her jointure; and then to the use of the first, second, and other sons of the said Robert Atye and his wife Jane, and their heirs male successively; and in default of such issue sundry remainders over." This alienation supposedly took place 1 Dec 6 Jac (1608/9?).

Robert and Jane, however, had no surviving issue male and the estate was conveyed, c. 1637, by Sir John St. John to Eleanor wife of Sir William Roberts, knt. of Willesdon, and daughter and heir of the said Robert Atye. (NHH. Pat. 6 Jac. p. 27, m. 13). Robert had died in 1612 according to Friends of Lydiard Tregoz Report No. 20, dated 16 May 1987. Jane died in 1654.

Now, the problem. Robert and Jane's heir, Eleanor (alias Anne), was born 4 June 1608. There is also a Hampstead registered, 11 June 1606, birth of an Arthur Atye, son of Mr. Robert Atye. Obviously, the conveyance (1608/9) of the estate "on the marriage of" presents problems.

In today's parlance, I'd assume the statement "on the marriage of" to mean when they were married. I'd assume then that the Robert Atye/St. John marriage occurred in 1608. Can the conveyance have occurred a number of years after the marriage, after the children started coming, and still mean "on the marriage of"? The Friends of Lydiard Tregoze give the marriage date as c. 1607.

Remember that Robert would have been just 20/21 years of age at the conveyance, and I believe, just recently took possession of his properties. Prior to that, they would have been tied up in his wardship. Would a conveyance have been postponed until after the wardship was over?

This is all pretty basic, but I wanted to get your thoughts on it as it has tremendous bearing on my genealogy. Keep in mind as well that Middlesex Pedigrees provides Jane and Robert as the parents of Eleanor. As does NNH. The question is not on the marriage of Jane and Robert, just when it occurred.
Any notes welcome.
Attye, Robert
174 Wiltshire Memorial Inscriptions:
There is a William Atwood buried Wiltshire, Dec, 1745 buried Amesbury, Wiltshire?? Ref# 4167. Two others buried James Atwood died 3rd May 1744, son of William and Thomas Atwood died 30th June?? aged 12, son of William buried Amesbury.

Also burial of two Willliam Atwood, one in 1730 and one in 1739.

On ebay:
A vellum indenture deed relating to two acres of arable land in Upavon, Wiltshire. The agreement was made on March 27th in the ninth year of the reign of George 1st (1722). It is between William Atwood or Attwood, Butcher, of Upavon and Edmund Biggs, Yeoman, of Chisenbury, Enford, both places being in Wiltshire. The witnesses were Tho: Sadler and R Hayes. In good condition. although with some slight browning and minor wear. Complete with wax seal and revenue stamps. Measures 45 cms x 30 cms approximately.

Title Assignment
Reference UPA/75
(former reference: Comp 2Y64)
Covering Dates 25 Jan 1724 (1724/5)
Extent and Medium 1 item; parchment
Content and context
Assignment of Upavon land by William Attwood to Anthony Garrett.
Assignment. Assignment of Upavon land by William Attwood to Anthony Garrett.
1 item; parchment. 25 Jan 1724 
Atwood, William
175 National Archives:
Thynne, Mary, dau. of Lord Audley, wife of Sir T. Thynne. Suit v. T. Thynne, 1597-1601 Bk. 190
Mary [dau. of George Touchet, Lord Audley, wife of Sir Thomas] Thynne: (a) to her husband, undated ff.1-8. (b) to her mother in law Mrs Joan Thynne, 1601 - 1603. ff.12-22.
Audley, Mary
176 ...The will of Sir John Audley, dated 12 January 1527 and proved 6 June 1532, indicates that his son, Richard, had predeceased him, leaving a son, John Audley. In 1531 Roger Townshend (d.1551), who had married Amy Brewse, the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Brewes (d. 17 June 1482) by his first wife, Margaret Calthorpe, sold the wardship of John Audley to Elizabeth de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, for £300, while keeping the wardship of Edmund Audley, John’s younger brother, for himself (see Moreton, pp. 6, 96,125). By the time Elizabeth (d.1542), widow of Thomas Blake, esquire, and the second wife of Sir John Audley (d. 18 April 1530) made her will on 30 April 1541, Richard Audley’s son, John Audley, appears to have died. For the will of Sir John Audley (d. 18 April 1530), see TNA PROB 11/24, ff. 112-13. For the will of Elizabeth Blake Audley (d.1542), see TNA PROB 11/29, f. 3;( Audley, Richard
177 Text: Aungier, sir Francis, grant Jun 1621. Book: 1621. Collection: England: - Index To Bills of Provy Signet (Signet Bills), 1584-1596 & 1603-1624; Writs of Privy Seal, 1600-1603

Aslo will proved 1632-63 for Francis, Lord Aungier, Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Proved by sons Gerard and Ambrose.

Son? Nephew?
In Vol 6 of the Probate Acts of the Perogative Court of Canterbury there is a Frances Aungier of East Claradon, Surrey, proved August 4th 1650 by brother Gerard, Lord Aungier

Text: 01 Feb 1637-8 The Rt Hon. Gerald, Lord Aungier, of Clandon, co. Surrey, Bachelor, 38, & Dame Jane Car, 28, widow of Sir Edward Car, late of Hillingdon, co. Middlesex, Kt, decd; alleged by Francis Aungier, of Gray's Inn, Esq.; at St Giles in Fields, or Acton, Middlesex. Book: Burials. Collection: London: - Marriage Licences, 1611-1828 (Marriage)
Aungier, Francis
178 Son of George(DNB) Austen, Joan
179 Possibly born 1710 Stratton St Margaret daughter of Robert and Elizabeth.
Day: 12 Month: Oct Year: 1732 Groom Forenames: Anthony Groom Surname: BATT Groom's parish: Purton Groom's county: Wiltshire,England Groom's condition: Groom's occupation: husb Groom's age: Groom's notes:
Bride Forenames: Elizabeth Bride Surname: AVERY Bride's parish: Stratton St Margaret Bride's county: Wiltshire,England Bride's condition: sp Bride's age: Bride's notes: Place of Marriage: Purton Bondsman 1: AVERY John,husb,Purton Bondsman 2: Jurisdiction: The Bishop of Salisbury in Wiltshire and Berkshire
Avery, Elizabeth
180 ?
There is a marriage of a Henry Axford aged 30 of Erlestroke who married Joan Dawkins aged 22 years at North Burcombe, Wiltshire in 1618. 
181 Possibility??
Ann Axford of Erlestoke married John Froud of Roulston (?) in 1700. Mary Axford of Erlestoke married Edward Froud in 1737. In 1689 the house of John Axford (a Baptist) was permitted to be used for a service (Edward Froude was involved).

May have had children Issac, Joseph, john and ann Froud.

There were plenty of Axfords around in Elestoke prior to 1700 but the parish records are either spotty or people did not register (Baptists/Quakers, etc.?). For this reason we can only get back to Jonathon and Grace - they were quite well off (see the will, 760 pounds) - although they were probably the first to be in this position. There is a certain amount of early information about Axford activities in the Parish bit I do not seem to have any at hand.

Married a second time to Thomas George? Mentioned as Anne George in the will of her father dated 1727.

Day: 17 Month: Nov Year: 1712 Age: 35 Forenames: John Surname: FROUD Place: Edington; Priory County: Wiltshire Country: England Reference: 39985 Notes: husb of 1 )Ann 2) Betty 2nd son of Edward & Elizabeth
Axford, Anne
182 Ref # 171527 (Wiltshire Memorial Inscription Index)
"Anne Walton, wife of John died 3 March 1779 Devizes, Wiltshire"  
Axford, Anne
183 Children: Jonathon, William, Sarah, Mary and Leah
Did she die 1713? 
Axford, Catherine
184 May have married a James Wheeler at Erlestoke in 1729? Axford, Deborah
185 Mother or daughter.

First name(s): Eleanor Last name: MORTIMER Date of burial: 10 Jun 1752 Age at death: Calculated year of birth: Not known Place of burial: Erlestoke Dedication: St Saviour County: Wiltshire
Daughter if husband married a second time:eg The National Archives(UK)
Axford, Elinor
186 Name: Elizabeth Axford
Residence: Earl Stoke, Wiltshire, England
Christening date: 19 Oct 1727
Christening place: Earl-Stoke, Wiltshire, England
Birth date: 1727
Father's name: Isaac Axford
Father's name note:
Mother's name: Joyce
Mother's name note:
Gender: Female
Death date:
Name note:
Batch number: C15274-1
Date range: 1689 - 1876
Record group: England-VR
Film number: 1279346
Collection: England Baptisms 1700-1900

Is this the correct Issac. Perhaps an adult baptism? 
Axford, Elizabeth
187 Possibly the one who maried Francis Bayley in 12.03.1729 Devizes St John. Axford, Elizabeth
188 Day: 7 Month: May Year: 1713 Groom Forenames: Francis Surname: MEREWETHER Groom's Wiltshire,England Groom's condition: Groom's occupation: Gent notes:
Bride Forenames: Grace Bride Surname: AXFORD parish: Erlestoke Bride's county: Wiltshire,England condition: sp : notes: Place of Marriage: 1: GOOD Ralph,goldsmith,St John Devizes 2. Bishop of Salisbury in Wiltshire and Berkshire
Possible son:

Day: 16 Month: Mar Year: 1713/4 Forenames: Francis Surname: MEREWETHER Fathers forenames: Mr Francis Occupation: Mothers forenames: Birth day: Birth month: Birth year: Abode: Easterton Place: Market Lavington Description: County: Wiltshire Country: England

Is she a daughter of Issac. No mnetion in his will?? But does mention grandson John Merewether.
Possibly the Francis Merewether mentioned as Uncle to John Axford, in the will of his father Henry Axford 1728. 
Axford, Grace
189 Ref No.
Alt Ref No
Aldridge, Grace
Place Key

First name(s): Grace Last name: ALDRIDGE Date of burial: 23 Mar 1721 Age at death: Calculated year of birth: Not known Place of burial: Erlestoke Dedication: St Saviour County: Wiltshire
Axford, Grace
190 There is a marriage of a Grace Axford and Jordan Sanders in 1714. Aunt?? Axford, Grace
191 ?
Day: 16 Month: Feb Year: 1672/3 Forenames: Henry Surname: AXFORD Fathers forenames: Henry Occupation: Mothers forenames: Jone Birth day: Birth month: Birth year: Abode: Place: Great Cheverell Description: County: Wiltshire Country: England

PRO Catalogue: Return of Writs: Wilts. - Election of Henry Axford as coroner 10 Anne Trin.

PRO Catalogue: Item details for SP 34/31/43
Petition to the queen from James Sutton, John Hollis, Edward Erwood, James Stephen Street, Henry Axford and William Powell; seeking to secure the services of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney-General, and Sir Joseph Jekyl, Sergeant-at-Law for the purpose of defence of the former; arguing that these two are familiar with their case currently being pursued
1711 July

Axford v Axford. Two bills and two answers.
Plaintiffs: Henry Axford of Devizes, Wilts, gent (son of Isaac Axford of Erlestoke, Wilts, gent).
Defendants: Isaac Axford and William Axford.
Covering dates 1713
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
Note bbrr (2 bills and 2 answers)
Held by The National Archives, Kew
Axford, Henry
192 Possibly the Heny Axford who marries Ann Harris by licence at St Thomas, Salisbury in 1771.
Possibly the Heny Axford who marries Ann Harris by licence at St Thomas, Salisbury in 1771.

Name: Henry Axford Gender: Male Spouse's Name: Ann Harris Marriage Date: 2 Jul 1771 Marriage Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

According to father's will Henry had children John Henry and Jane.

name: Jane M. Axford gender: Female baptism/christening date: 01 Nov 1772 baptism/christening place: POTTERNE,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND father's name: Henry Axford mother's name: Anne indexing project (batch) number: C15242-1
Axford, Henry
193 There is a marriage of a Henry Axford bachelor aged 23 years residing at Earlstroke to Sarah Reeves aged 21 residing at Edington. Bondsman Blackborrow Fround, yeoman of Edington, William Axford, malster. 1751

On 7 Jun 1703 Henry AXFORD s of Isaac (occupation yeo) and living at Earle Stoke was baptised at Market Lavington, (WIL Notes date is birth not baptism)

LONDON, April 18.
A few Days since died, at Hartmore, near Devizes, Mr. Henry Axford. He was remarkable for having lost his Speech in the Year 1740, in Consequence of catching a violent Cold after dancing at Warminster, and was dumb for five Years after, when dreaming one Night, that he was falling into a Furnace of boiling Wort; he was so terrified, that he screamed out, and instantly recovered his Speech, which he happily retained during his Life.
Axford, Henry
194 Ref No.P2/A/441Alt Ref No P2/A/441
Title Account, inventory, will Date 1740 Person
Axford, Isaac Occupation Farmer Place Key
/Erlestoke/Wiltshire Community Melksham
Description Will states of Warminster, other documents of Erlestoke

Day: 30 Month: Dec Year: 1695 Groom Forenames: Isaac Groom Surname: AXFORD Groom's parish: ...stoke Groom's county: Groom's condition: bac Groom's occupation: Groom's age: 23 Groom's notes: Bride Forenames: Joyce Bride Surname: BROTHERS Bride's parish: Market Lavington Bride's county: Wiltshire,England Bride's condition: sp Bride's age: 19 Bride's notes: Place of Marriage: Fisherton Anger/Salisbury St Thomas Bondsman 1: AXFORD Henry Bondsman 2: Jurisdiction: The Bishop of Salisbury in Wiltshire and Berkshire

There is a burial of an Issac Axford son of Issax Axford of Earlstoke, buried Friends graveyard, Devizes 06.04.1718
Axford, Issac
195 Will of Issac Axford Earle Stoke
Sons Issac, Henry and William
Daughters Elinor Mortimer and Anne George
Grandson John Mortimer

Check for mention of Grace in will??

An Issac Axford buried Erlestroke in 1729 and 1739

Many Axfrod at Great Cheverell-were the family originally from here?

What's in a Name?
Tracing one's ancestry can lead to interesting masonic findings, as Professor Sir Ian Axford discovered
I visited the church in Erlestoke to search for additional information concerning the family and found a memorial to Isaac the Elder and his wife Eleanor. It takes the form of a small bronze plaque attached to a wall inside the Church where it has been protected from weathering. The plaque carries a very simple inscription:

Here Lyeth the Body
of Eleanor, the Wife of
Isaac Axford, Gent.
Who departed this Life
The 16th Day of October 1726
In the 83rd Year of her Age.
Here also Lyeth the Body
Of Isaac Axford, Gent. Who
Departed this life the 17th of
November, 1729, in the 83rd year
of his Age.

...It is striking that not a single word of this inscription is in any way religious. Even more remarkably, the plaque is decorated with the following symbols and words:
An eye ? the ?All-Seeing Eye? ? at the top of the frame; the words ?Memento Mori?, immediately below this; a skull with crossed bones behind it, below these words; an hour glass, to the left of the skull; a pickaxe crossed with a shovel, to the right of the skull.
The lower jaw of the skull is missing and there is a heavy line engraved on the left temple. There is a decorative edging, but it does not appear to have any significance.
The present Erlestoke church was built around 1800, replacing an older church, which was situated a couple of hundred metres away. The vicar of the time had the good sense to record the memorials contained within the old church; a number of which involved members of the Axford family, and he saved five memorials, which could be detached.
These included the bronze plaque described above and a painted board carrying a memorial to John Axford (probably Isaac's brother) in the form of an acrostic based on his name. The plaque, which is now simply screwed to the wall, might originally have been contained in a carved stone surround, taking the form of an arch with pillars at either side.
I am sure that the symbols on the plaque are Masonic. The A1l-Seeing Eye, the hourglass and the words ?Memento Mori? are typically Masonic, the skull and bones indicating that Isaac was a Master Mason, and the pickaxe and shovel indicate his membership of the Royal Arch and that he had, presumably, been Master of his Lodge.
However, the date, 1729, is earlier than the earliest known mention of the Royal Arch (1743) according to the numerous histories of Freemasonry I have on my bookshelves (e.g. The ?Freemasons' Guide and Compendium? by B.E. Jones, Harrap & Co., 1956). Furthermore, one might ask why a woman should be included on such a memorial.
There is another puzzling feature in that the parish burial records state:
1727 19/10 Elinor, wife of Isaac Sen.
1729 20/11 Mr. Isaac Sen. was committed to the ground without Xtian burial.
In view of the Masonic symbolism on the plaque, one might reasonably conclude that Isaac, who was probably the most influential person in the village at the time, was given a Masonic funeral. However, about 25 such ?non-Xtian? burials were performed during the period 1700 to 1750, and half of them involved women! According to Jones, Masonic funerals ?had a distinctly Masonic character? and were accompanied by ?esoteric observances?. They were largely discontinued after 1754 when Grand Lodge prohibited brothers from attending a funeral clothed as a Mason, except by dispensation of the Grand Master. On the other hand, it is possible that those concerned were simply Baptists or Quakers who had not been christened in the church.
There appears to be only one way to account for these facts: it requires that Isaac was a member of the Royal Arch. He was a ?gentleman?, a property owner with farming connections and certainly not an operative mason. The pickaxe and shovel are symbols that can be found on Royal Arch tracing boards, and appear prominently (together with a crow bar) on a famous depiction of the Royal Arch legend ( Figure 4).
The pickaxe, shovel and a crowbar are also brought together in a symbol associated with the Royal Arch, the Royal Arch of Enoch and the Knights of the Ninth Arch (Figure 3). The fact that the dates on the plaque are too early according to the standard histories, simply indicates that these histories (which rely on limited documentary evidence) are wrong on this point.
The use of a Masonic funeral service for women might be accounted for, if necessary, by the fact that, in certain Rites, there are adoptive degrees, such as the Heroine of Jericho and the Order of the Eastern Star.
These can be given to the wife or widow of a Royal Arch Mason by a Royal Arch Mason other than her husband. However, for any of this to be true, it must be assumed that the Royal Arch existed well before 1727.
In support of these arguments there is a curious piece of Erlestoke history. On an oldmap dated 1796 there is a building shown, called ?The Temple?, that is no longer in existence. It has been suggested that a number of stone images, now decorating the fronts of several houses in the village which were upgraded in the 19th century, originally came from this ?Temple?. Was this a Masonic temple? Some further investigation is clearly warranted.
However, there is a better way to deal with these problems, namely to look for similar symbols on memorials in other churches. During the past 250 years at least, many Freemasons have arranged that their membership of the Craft be recorded on their tombstones. Fashions change with time and place but the symbols are unmistakable.
For example, in St. Petersburg, I have found examples of 18th century graves comprised of a simple rectangular sarcophagus with a carved marble (acacia) branch emerging from the top, depicting the Legend of Hiram Abiff.
In the United States it is common to find the simple square and compass of the Master Mason, and usually the Masonic ?G? on gravestones from the period 1900-1950. During the 19th century the broken pillar, obelisks and other Egyptian symbols were popular although perhaps not exclusively Masonic.
The skull and bones of the Master Mason are commonly found in Scottish graveyards of the 18th century (Curry, Temple, Arbroath Abbey), but they are often well weathered and it is not always easy to discern the details.
I have found it best to look for memorials that have been sheltered from the weather, usually inside a church or cathedral.
I have made a brief search of a number of Scottish churches and English cathedrals and have been surprised to find that Masonic symbols, including those associated with the Royal Arch, are quite common, especially in the period 1600-1700. There are examples in the churchyard of Greyfriars in Edinburgh with the skull, bones, pickaxe, shovel and hourglass found on Isaac Axford's memorial (Figure 1).
The cathedrals in York, Lincoln, Hereford and Gloucester have several very fine examples, beautifully carved in marble (Figure 2). For Londoners who wish to look for themselves, Westminster Abbey has a splendid example dating from the early part of the 17th century. None of these seem to have been noticed by anyone in charge, although in one case, the guidebook remarks innocently on the bizarre collection of ?gravedigger implements?.
What does all this mean? First, it is clear that the Royal Arch degree must be much older than is usually assumed, by perhaps 150 years. It was clearly of importance for a number of distinguished citizens of the realm, who could afford to be commemorate in grand style in our better-known churches and cathedrals, to let it be known that they were members of the Royal Arch.
Secondly, since the Royal Arch belongs to the Antients rather than the Moderns, the Antients must indeed have been ancient and have existed, fully developed as speculative Masons, long before the Grand Lodge of England was formed in 1717. Finally, since I have found some interesting things in churches elsewhere in Europe, not described here, so there are more surprises in store.
It is a salutary lesson to discover that the history of Freemasonry is not only to be read in fragile and usually inaccessible old documents, but is also appropriately carved in stone for all to see.

There is a will of an Issac Axford of Earl Stoke dated 1727. Mentions daughter Elinor married to a Mortimer, daughter Anne George and sons Henry, William and Issac. Correct man??
Is this the correct Issac?
Will of Isaac Axford, Gentleman of Erlestoke, Wiltshire 08 May 1730 PROB 11/637
Mentions the Anabaptists in his will. Also son William, Issac and Henry and daughter Anne Goerge and Elinor Mortimer and grandson John Mortimer. No others mentioned.

Household, Exchequer and various commissions
Division within C Records of Equity Side: the Six Clerks
C 11 Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings 1714 to 1758
Subseries within C 11 Sewell Division
Record Summary
Scope and content Axford v Axford. Two bills and two answers. Plaintiffs: Henry Axford of Devizes, Wilts, gent (son of Isaac Axford of Erlestoke, Wilts, gent). Defendants: Isaac Axford and William Axford.
Covering dates 1713
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
Note bbrr (2 bills and 2 answers)
Held by The National Archives, Kew

Will of Isaac Axford
This is the last will and testament of me Isaac Axford of Earl Stroke in the county of Wilts gent made this fifteenth day of Sept in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven. Impris I give and devise unto my three sons viz: Isaac Axford the younger Henry Axford and William Axford all and singular my lands tenements and hereditments whatsoever with their and every of their appurtenances whatsoever situate lying and being in the parish of Imber in the County of Wilts which I formerly purchased of Thomas Dowse and Phillip Ballard or one of them and also all the other my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever which I am entitled to in fees simple situate and lying with the kingdom of Great Britain to have and to hold all and singular the said land tenements appurtenances unto them the said Isaac Axford Henry Axford and William Axford their heirs and assignees in Common and not as joint tenants. Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Axford all that my leasehold yet to come of and in my yard lands called Bankes? With its appurtenances situate lying and being in Earle Stroke aforesaid which I formerly purchases of Dauntesey Bromcher Esq. together also with five acres of land and two beast leaze called Hulbert in Earle Stroke aforesaid. And all other my leasehold estate or estates lying within the said parish or village of Earle Stroke with there and every of their appurtenances provided always and upon this condition nevertheless that my said son William Axford his executors administrators and assignees or some or one of them do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto my daughter Elionar Mortimer and into her own hands and for her sole and proper use (for and during her natural life if the term and estate which I now have in therefore mentioned premises shall so long continue) an annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds of British money at the feast of St Michael the Archangel and the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary by equal portions the first payment thereof to begin and be paid at such of the said feast days as shall first and next happen to be after my decease and my will is that in case the said annuity or any part thereof shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid by the space of twenty days after the same shall become payable as aforesaid that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said daughter and her assignees into the said premises or any part thereof to enter and destroy and the distress or distresses so there had and taken to carry away and impound and afterwards to sell and dispose the same for the satisfying for the said annuity and arrears thereof and costs about the same according to the laws of this realm and so in like manner forfit quoties as often as the said annuity shall be in arrears shall be in arrear and unpaid and my will is that the said annuity or any part thereof shall in no wise be liable or subject to any the debts release charge assignment or any encumbrances whatsoever of the husband of my said daughter nor he to be in any wise entitled to the same or intermeddle therewith and I do also give unto my said daughter Elinor the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid her in six months after my decease to be also and remain to her sole and separate use and not subject to any other debts of her said husband nor he to intermeddle therewith as aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne George the sum of two hundred pounds of British money to be paid in six months after my decease but my will is that the said sum or any part thereof shall in not wise be liable or subject to any the debts release assignment or otherwise of her husband nor her to have any manner of power to intermeddle therewith and I do also hereby give unto my said daughters Elianor Mortimer and Anne George all my pewter and brass vessels beds bedding and linen to be equally divided between them and to their sole and respective uses as aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson john Merewether the some of one hundred pounds of British money to be paid his father in trust for him my said grandson whose receipt for the same shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors. Item I give unto the poor of Earle Stroke aforesaid the sum of five pounds and into the Assembly or meeting of the Anabaptists in Earle Stroke aforesaid the like sum of five pounds and as for the and concerning all the rest and residue of my goods rights debts credits and personal estate of what kind and quality so ever (after my debts legacies hereby and funeral expenses) are paid and discharged I do give and bequeath the same unto my aforesaid three sons Isaac Axford, Henry Axford and William Axford whom I do hereby nominate make and appoint joint executors of this my last will and testament and hereby also revoking all other wills by me at any time formerly made. In witness whereof I the said Isaac Axford have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written the mark of Isaac Axford the testator . Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Isaac Axford the testator in the presence of us whose names are herein subscribed as witnesses who set the same also in the said testator’s presence.
James Townsend, John Tilly Leah Alderidge.
Axford, Issac
196 ?
Text: John Axford, p. Earl-Stoke, & Anne Comline, p. Little Cheverell 08 Apr 1710 Book:  
Axford, John
197 Poll of the freeholders of Wilts. 1772: - Seend, John Axford of Eastcott.

John's father, Henry, was a lawyer, coroner and later Mayor of Devizes. He owned a great deal of property in/near Seend. He was involved in some election fixing - described in detail in an article in the Wiltshire FHS journal. John was apprenticed to John Merewether, grocer of Bristol at £100 in 1740/41.

The will (John, Senior, Gentleman, of Market Lavington) refers to sons William and John, daughters Elizabeth and Grace, and cousins Froud and Ann Axford of Erlestoke, grandchildren John, Henry, Jane (children of Henry).

There is a second will of John Axford of Eastcott, Parish of Urchfont, Gentleman, 1807 (34), which is presumably that of the above John's son John 'the ungrateful..'
Possibly buried Market Lavington 11.02.1784.

Which John Axford?? Devizes or Bristol?
John AXFORD was born in 1725 in All Saints, Bristol, England. He married Jane MERRYWEATHER on 24 Apr 1746 in Market Lavington, Wiltshire, England.
Jane MERRYWEATHER was born in 1725 in Easterton, Wiltshire, England. She married John AXFORD on 24 Apr 1746 in Market Lavington, Wiltshire, England.

P2/A/530 Will 1778 Axford, John Yeoman Erlestoke
Axford, John
198 Possibillity??
Day: 5 Month: Oct Year: 1723 Groom Forenames: John junr Groom Surname: AXFORD Groom's parish: Erlestoke Groom's county: Wiltshire,England Groom's condition: bac Groom's occupation: yeo Groom's age: 22 Groom's notes:
Bride Forenames: Eliz Bride Surname: TAYLOR Bride's parish: Erlestoke Bride's county: Wiltshire,England Bride's condition: sp Bride's age: 19 Bride's notes: Place of Marriage: Erlestoke Bondsman 1: MINTY Henry,carpenter,Erlestoke Bondsman 2: Jurisdiction: The Bishop of Salisbury in Wiltshire and Berkshire
Axford, John
199 Ref No. P2/A/410 Alt Ref No P2/A/410 Title Administration bond Date 1727 Person Axford, John Place Key /Erlestoke/Wiltshire community Melksham

First name(s): John Last name: AXFORD Date of burial: 27 Sep 1727 Age at death: Calculated year of birth: Not known Place of burial: Erlestoke Dedication: St Saviour County: Wiltshire
Axford, John
200 The son of John Axford, Grocer of Ludgate Hill sho leaves a will dated 1817.

The Gentleman's Magazine. vol 43. 1773.
Married, John Axford, Esq; 1 Ludgate-hill to Mrs. Reed, Frith Street, Soho.

Will of John Axford Grocer Ludgate Hill, City of London 17 May 1817 Proved 10 December 1822 Mentions son Charles, John and daughter Mary Wood Axford.

John and Sarah had 5 children - John Brown AXFORD, Sarah, Mary Ann, William and Martha.

There is a will of a William Axford, grocer of Ludgate who mentions going into business with his brother John Axford. Also children Martha Bedwell, Elizabeth and Thomas Bedwell Axford. Wife is Mary Bedwell daughter of Bernard of Abindon, Berkshire.
Children baptised between 1760 and 1775 including a Ann Walton Axford in 1767. William and wife buried at Ludgate. William born about 1735. A connection to Devizes? or coincidence?

Will mentions brother John, Robert, James and sister Ann, brother in law Bernard Bedwell (There is such a combination of sibling born to a William and Hester at Warmister, Wiltshire in the 1720's and 1730's)

Had two daughter Martha and Mary, listed with mother on 1851 census at Islington. 
Axford, John

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