William YALDEN
Robert YALDEN
(1528-1608)
Julian
(-1609)
William YALDEN
(-1644)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dorothy AYLWIN

2. Rose GOODYER

William YALDEN 2

  • Marriage (1): Dorothy AYLWIN on 14 May 1588 in West Dean, Sussex 1
  • Marriage (2): Rose GOODYER
  • Died: Of, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire 3
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1644, St Peter, Petersfield, Hampshire 4
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William was (probably) the eldest son of Robert Yalden of Lodsworth and Petersfield. He was the Land Agent for Magdalen College Oxford in Petersfield, and rented land and mills from the College at Sheet, a village to the north-east of Petersfield on the River Rother. In 1588 he married Dorothy Aylwin of West Dean in Sussex, and had five children. Their eldest daughter Margaret (qv) married her second cousin William Yalden (qv) of Blackdown in Sussex. Their eldest son Robert was educated at Magdalen College, trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple in London, and practiced as a lawyer in Petersfield. Their younger son William is only known through his baptismal entry. Their younger daughters were Mary who married Henry Strudwick of Hills Green in the Parish of Kirdford; and Dorothy who married Richard Ayling, but little more is known about him.

After William's first wife died in 1605 he married again, to Rose Goodyer (qv) of Alton. They had four children. Their eldest daughter Joane died in infancy. Their next daughter Elizabeth married Francis Moss, but little more is known about them. Their only son Edmund was educated at Magdalen College, where he was a Fellow, then in 1642 became Rector of Compton in Surrey. He was ejected from his post during the Commonwealth when he is thought to have practiced medicine, knowledge picked up from his botanist uncle John Goodyer. Edmund married Katherine Ayling, one of the many marriages between the Yalden and Ayling families. William and Rose's youngest daughter Anne married John Worlidge, a lawyer in Petersfield, and had 10 children: their eldest son John Worlidge was a notable 17th Century writer on agriculture, including Systema agriculturae or The Mystery of Husbandry Discovered (1669), Vinetum Britannicum or A Treatise of Cider (1676), Apiarum or A Discourse of Bees (1676), and Systema horti-culturae or The Art of Gardening (1677).

William's will has not been traced, but his inventory of 31 July 1644 describes him as a Gent of Sheet, and shows that he was a prosperous farmer.

Additional sources:
Dictionary of National Biography, 2004. p831, John Goodyer. Oxford: OUP
Dictionary of National Biography, 2004. p327, John Worlidge. Oxford: OUP
Joseph Foster (1891) Alumni Oxoniensis 1500-1714. p1698, Robert Yalden. Oxford: OUP
Joseph Foster (1891) Alumni Oxoniensis 1500-1714. p1698, Edmund Yalden. Oxford: OUP
Gunther RT (1922) Early British Botanists and their Gardens based on unpublished writings of Goodyer, Tradescant, and others. Oxford: OUP

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William married Dorothy AYLWIN, daughter of Richard AYLWIN and Unknown, on 14 May 1588 in West Dean, Sussex.1 (Dorothy AYLWIN was born in Monkton, West Dean, Sussex 5, christened on 21 Aug 1571 in St Andrew, West Dean, Sussex 6 and was buried on 7 Apr 1605 in St Peter, Petersfield, Hampshire 4.)

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William next married Rose GOODYER, daughter of Reginald GOODYER and Unknown. (Rose GOODYER was born Of in Alton, Hampshire 7 and was buried on 21 Jan 1652 in St Peter, Petersfield, Hampshire 4.)

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Sources


1 Marriage allegation, Sussex Record Society (1909) Vol 9. Sussex Marriage Licenses.

2 Church Register, Petersfield, FHL(L) ref Mfc 6344461 (baptism of daughter Margaret).

3 Probate, Inventory of William Yalden of Sheete dated 31-7-1644, Hampshire County RO ref 1644A/24
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4 Church Register, Petersfield, FHL(L) ref Mfc 6344461.

5 Church Register, Transcript of West Dean, FHL(L) ref Mf 0504434 (baptism).

6 Church Register, West Dean, W Sussex County RO ref Mfc 65/1/1/1.

7 Biography, Dictionary of National Biography, 2004. p831, John Goodyer. Oxford: OUP (brother).


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