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EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Posted: 1014983554000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048584662000
Surnames: EIGHTEEN, AYTON
Dear all

I have just started an one name study on the family name of EIGHTEEN, so why you are saying post this on the AYTON board. I know that EIGHTEEN is a variant of AYTON and that there some of you out there that have EIGHTEENs in your tree, particularly if you are tracing the AYTONs of Gissing, Norfolk, as it seem Elizabeth AYTON was possibly an EIGHTEEN before marriage. Still trying to unravel that conundrum, but would love to hear your EIGHTEEN connections or your theories on the AYTON/EIGHTEENs of Gissing. My connections with the EIGHTEEN comes through the Hadleigh, Suffolk line into the Reading, Berkshire lot, but all welcome.

Best wishes and good luck hunting



Julie Williamson
PS. there is now an EIGHTEEN's surname board - just my messages at the moment, but one day....

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Posted: 1027620000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1032957368000
Dear Julie,

Well done for organising this. I'm descended from the Aytons of the Itteringham area in North Norfolk, but have had a number of contacts with people from the Gissing / Pulham Market line including George Ayton of South Shields who has a lot of well organised information on this line. If you're not already in touch with him, I'd suggest you e-mail him at george@ayton.safc.co.uk and compare notes.

I have recently been consolidating a lot of material on the Itteringham line and trying to pull togeter the fruits of several people's research in this area. In the 30 odd parishes reviewed in the area around Itteringham (mostly for the mid C18) we have a number of variants of the name including Heyton, Heighteen (our own ancestor), Aytton, Haighten, Neighten, Aiton and Aitton, and have also observed a number of probably unrelated but partially similar names including Athill, Athow, Attue and Beyton.

My current thesis is of a possible origin for the name in the parish of Heydon, and there was a notable family of this name which flourished at Baconsthorpe and is recorded in 'Norfolk Families'. There a very few Aiton / Ayton / Heyton variant references in early Norwich wills (I have a complete index 1370-1857), but I must confess I neglected to review the 'Eighteen'; variant. I can easily do this if no-one else has covered the ground already, and make the (pretty small) consolidated index available on the web.

I've also considered setting up a limited one-name website for specifically Norfolk Aytons, but am waiting until I've consulted fully with others who have already done more work than me in this area. I'd be happy to coordinate if you're interested.

All the best,

Ian Hall

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Posted: 1028016658000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048584662000
Surnames: Eighteen, Ayton
Note: reply sent directly to Ian

Always looking for the family name of EIGHTEEN anywhere
Regards



Julie Williamson

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Posted: 1032935064000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042432138000
Dear Julie

I am descended from Elizabeth Ayton of Gissing, Norfolk. She was born in Attleborough the daughter of Charles Eighteen and Elizabeth Lakes on 2 September 1781. Elizabeth was the 3rd child of this couple and the last to be listed under the Eighteen surname
Between the time of her birth and that of her next sibling in 1783 the parish priest died and the next one listed the rest of the family under the name of Ayton.
Elizabeth married Robert Ayton (probably a relative but I have not been able to trace his origins) in Attleborough on 27 October 1807.
I have traced the descendents of this branch of the family down to present day and can supply you with further information if you would like it.
Regards
Robyn Ayton

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Val Dayman (View posts)
Posted: 1033774978000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ayton
Hi there Ian. My great great grandfather was George Ayton, born c. 1823 in England. His father was (??possibly??) Christopher Ayton. George was transported to Tasmania for stealing a handkerchief, and arrived in Tas in Aug 1842. He Married Margaret Lowe.
I can't find any more information on George, who, later in Tasmania became known as Richard George Ayton.
Do you have any knowledge of him.
George's brothers, (as on his convict record, - if I am reading it correctly) are: William, Christopher, Henry and Robert.
Georges occupation was a Butcher, and his "Native Place" was: Boro London.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Val Dayman
vdayman@hotmail.com

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Ian Hall (View posts)
Posted: 1034003916000
Classification: Query
Dear Val,

I'm afraid the details you've summarised don't fit any of the branches of the Aytons which I know of, but have you contacted Chris Ayton of Sussex (ChrisAyton@aol.com) ? Chris is probably the expert on the many branches of the Ayton family in the UK, and has access to many Ayton indices, so it may be that he can help you. He's sometimes quite busy, so be patient ! I am gradually accumulating Ayton interests and an overview of Ayton research on my Ayton website at www.bedfordpark.net/genealogy/ayton, so if you'd like me to include a summary of your interest and e-mail address there, please contact me directly.

All the best,

Ian Hall

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Ian Hall (View posts)
Posted: 1034004234000
Classification: Query
Dear Robyn,

Have you been in touch with George Ayton of South Shields or June Adamson ? They both share a connection to your Elizabeth Ayton. I have been gradually extending my Ayton family website (www.bedfordpark.net/genealogy/ayton), and there is a (small) section on the Gissing and Attleborough Aytons there. If you'd like more details on any of this, please contact me directly.

Best wishes,

Ian Hall

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Penelope Ayton (View posts)
Posted: 1065534623000
Classification: Query
Hi my name is Penelope Ann Ayton 1954
my sister is Patricia June Ayton 1952
my father was Leslie william arthur Ayton 1922 to 1989
brother William Ayton
my grandfather was Basil Ayton no DOB
do you know anything regarding our family tree

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Julie Williamson (View posts)
Posted: 1065535077000
Classification: Query
Surnames: EIGHTEEN, AYTON
Dear Penelope

Sorry I can be of no help as my study is of the family name of EIGHTEEN, but have you tried Chris AYTON of West Sussex, as he has studied some of the AYTON families. Contact me off board for his email or search earlier messages on the AYTON board concerning the AYTONs in Attleborough, Gissing Norfolk.

Good luck hunting

Julie Williamson

Re: EIGHTEEN one name study - some relatives recorded as AYTONs

Posted: 1247837934000
Classification: Query
Hello Julie,

This is probably a bit of a long shot looking at the time span. I am the George Ayton mentioned above in Ian Hall's email. I too am descended from Robert Ayton and Elizabeth Ayton/Eighteen of Gissing. My great, great, grandfather was William Ayton 1812-1881. His son, Benjamin, moved to Teeside at the age of 18 in 1872/3. I have new information regarding Robert Ayton's parents and grandparents, if you are interested. I also helped Bill Ayton of California, USA with research for his book. If there's anything you want to ask please feel free to do so.

Best wishes,
George Ayton
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