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Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:51 BST (UK) »
After starting a thread for the will of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset 1530, and receiving so much kind help here, I have been trying to map out the different brances of the Aylmer family, as Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset, left a legacy to an Anne Aylmer. Aylmer was also the name of the famous tutor the Marquis' possibly even more famous granddaughter, Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days' Queen.

In addition, a lady by the name of Frances Aylmer was in the household of Princess Mary Tudor together with the Marquis' daughter, Katherine Grey, Lady Maltravers. This Lady Katherine Grey was the aunt of Lady Jane Grey.

With the incredibly kind help and skills of the people here we have been able to get a closer look at the life of this gentlewoman here:

Will of Frances Aylmer 1540
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=799215.0

In her will Frances Aylmer leaves a bequest to a child also named Frances Aylmer. My theory is that that child was the daughter of this Alexander Aylmer.

I hope very much that this will confirm that :)

I thought I had reached the end of the road in terms of Aylmer wills when I thanks to Bookbox found a whole lot more :) :) :)

The will of Alexander Aylmer can be found here:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSN8-B34S-T?i=354&cat=278818

Thank you so much in advance.

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 22:31 BST (UK) »
In the  name of god Amen
The viijth daye of Octobare in the yeare of our
Lorde god yt CCCCC xlviij and in the
Seconde yeare of the most noble Reign of
our sovereign Lorde kinge Edwarde the sext
supreme hede of the church of Englande
and of Irelande I Alexander Aylemer of
Stratton in the cowntie of   
beinge of hole mynde and in good memorye ..


What county is this in Willow?
The only 'Stratton' I can find is in Cornwall, and it doesn't say that.
(couldn't get onto familysarch site to check).
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 23:57 BST (UK) »
Oh, thank you so much, Goldie! :) :D :)

Lol, yes, that is a bit of nightmare, isn't it? :) I had to register, then log in again after the site had told me that I had been logged in, and then the link worked :D

According to Ancestry, it's Stratton, Norfolk, England! More specifically it belongs to the collection of 'Wills Proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich and now Preserved in the District Probate Registry at Norwich' :)

Link to the info at Ancestry here.

Ancestry has it indexed, but not the actual will itself.

My undying gratitude to Bookbox for explaining how to navigate that :)

And my undying gratitude to you for transcribing this stuff! :) :D :)

It took me about two hours to feel reasonably certain that I had in fact found the right will, lololol, I couldn't make out a word!

Thank you so much again, Goldie, this is so wonderful! I appreciate it so very much :) :) :)

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 September 18 01:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the County Willow.
So the first of those two words is 'Norff'.

Then the word after it, at the end of the line, is 'Esquire'.
I was trying to read those two words as all one! No wonder it didn't make sense.  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 September 18 05:35 BST (UK) »

......................................................law-

ded be to god make and ordein this my present
Testament conteyning therein my last wyll in
maner and forme that folloeth First I bequeth
and Recomende my sowle to allmightie god
my bodye to be buryed in the church or church
yarde It(e)m I Reoike clerelye all other wylles
and Testamentes heretoafore made by me at
any tume Itm I wull that Anne my wyff shall
have all my landes and Ten(emen)ts lying in Tyvetshale

Saint Margaret in the cowntie of Norff -
called Intwoode Batemans and pullents close
with all the landes woodes pastures wayes medowes
pathes waters com(m)ons and fedinges as before is
reputed as p(ar)cell of the same with thappurtenaces
To have and to houlde to her duringw her natu-
rall lyff according as she is insured in by
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 September 18 05:38 BST (UK) »
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 September 18 06:00 BST (UK) »
Just a few minor enhancements to goldie's work in Snippet #3:

...forme that foloweth...

...I Revoke clerelye all...

...I woll that Anne my...

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 September 18 07:32 BST (UK) »
That's  my typo in Revoke HD! ......... 8)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Will of Alexander Aylmer 1549
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 September 18 21:25 BST (UK) »
Stratton will be Long Stratton in Norfolk on the A140 just up the road from Tivetshall St Margaret. I believe Tivetshall St Margaret was mentioned in the previous Will you were researching.
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