(-Aft 1515)
Richard AYLING
(-Est 1546)
(-Aft 1545)
William AYLING


Family Links

1. Daughter AYLWIN

2. Elizabeth

William AYLING 1

  • Born: 1512, Woolbeding, Sussex 2
  • Marriage (1): Daughter AYLWIN
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth
  • Died: 18 Mar 1583 3
  • BuriedMale: 19 Mar 1583, All Hallows, Woolbeding, Sussex 4

bullet  Notes:

William was probably a younger son, and had a small inheritance from his father Richard (qv). He lived in Cocking, midway between West Dean and Woolbeding in Sussex, for three years in the 1550s, but otherwise lived in his home village of Woolbeding. By the time of his death in 1583 he was a substantial landowner in Sussex and Hampshire, including the manor of Woolbeding which he had purchased 20 years previously. He is known from his will to have had at least two marriages, and had four children with his first wife, the daughter of John Aylwin (qv) of the Parish of West Dean, and two with his second wife Elizabeth. His first four children were his only son John who predeceased him, and three married daughters: Margaret Morey who also predeceased him; Joan Gray (qv); and Elizabeth Locke. As the eldest surviving daughter Joan Gray was his main beneficiary. William married again to Elizabeth Upton, the widow of Thomas Upton, and had two more daughters Agnes and Elizabeth.

PCC: William Ayling PROB11/65 dated 27-4-1583

Additional sources:
Will of Richard Alyng proved 3-7-1546, Consistory Court of Chichester Vol5 p133, West Sussex County RO (father)
Victorian County History, Sussex Vol 4 pp 84-87


William married Daughter AYLWIN, daughter of John AYLWIN and Unknown. (Daughter AYLWIN was born Of in West Dean, Sussex 5.)


William next married Elizabeth. (Elizabeth was buried on 12 Sep 1596 in Cocking Parish Church, Sussex 6.)



1 Probate, William Ayling PROB11/65 dated 27-4-1583.

2 Inference, Deposition Book dated January 1583 , West Sussex RO ref Ep/I/11/5

3 Probate, Notes of Post Mortem Inquisitions taken in Sussex, Vol 202 no 170. Sussex Record Society Vol 14, 1912.

4 Church Register, Transcript of Woolbeding, FHL(L) ref 0416727.

5 Inference, Will of John Aylwin proved 8-1-1571, Consistory Court of Chichester Vol 10 p399, West Sussex County RO (father).

6 Church Register, Cocking, FHL ref 0918267.

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