Elizabeth Aylott

#601, (circa 1777-January 1821)
FatherSamuel Aylott2 (26 Dec 1737-Sep 1795)
MotherJane Campkin1 (c 1740-b 7 Jun 1810)
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Brett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited16 May 2020
a reconstruction of Elizabeth Aylott's signature on her marriage cerificate, 1800
(Source: FamilySearch)
Photograph by Tim
     (For a brief history and context on the Darby family - which this person is an extended member of - see this page)

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Elizabeth was born circa 1777.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Aylott and Jane Campkin.1,2 Elizabeth Aylott was baptized at All Saints and Saint John on Friday, 23 October 1778 at Hertford.2 All Saints church was built in the 15th century with a cruciform plan and a west tower. However, it burnt down in 1891.

The city of Hertford dates back to at least 673, and was an important market town surrounded by agricultural land. From the late 16th century, it had access to the London corn markets via the Lea river.

Whilst neither of Elizabeth's parents could sign their name, Elizabeth could.3,4

The will of Samuel Aylott, in which Jane Campkin, Samuel Aylott, John Aylott and Elizabeth Aylott were named as heirs was proved on 13 May 1796. His will was very particular, in that his wife would remain the benficiary as long as she didn't remarry; if she did , then their 5 children were to receive the value of his estate (which his will indicates was valued at more than £200). His three unmarried children were to receive £10 each on attaining the age of 21.5

George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott perhaps came to know each other through common connectiuons; Elizabeth's brother Samuel was, like George, an apprentice millwright to William Fincher.6

She married George Darby, a millwright and builder, son of Richard Darby and Anne Brett, at All Saints and Saint John on Tuesday, 22 April 1800 at Hertford. Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas Darby and Elizabeth Darby.7,8 Elizabeth and George Darby became the parents of their first child George Darby circa 1800. He was the first of about a dozen children born to George and Elizabeth over the next 19 years.9 From the birth of Eliza, their third child, all their subsequent children were baptised at Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, Hertford.Lady Huntingdon's Chapel was one a series of chapels founded in the 18th century by the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion as part of a Calvinistic movement within the Methodist church. She insisted that they should all subscribe to the doctrines of the Church of England and use only the Book of Common Prayer. It was apparently founded in 1800, and started keeping registers from 1806.

Elizabeth and George Darby became the parents of their last child John D. Darby circa 1819 at Hertford.10

On 19 December 1819 her son George died at the approximate age of 19.

Elizabeth died in January 1821. She died leaving her husband a widower with 11 children.9 She was buried on 11 January 1821 at St. Andrew's Parish Church, in Hertford.9 St. Andrews was a church of Saxon origin, and was added to until the mid 18th century to accomodate a growing population. By this stage it had deteriorated to such a degree that it was torn down and a new church built in 1870.


1778BaptismAll Saints and Saint John, Hertford2
Note memo only3,4
Note memo only CR CR6
1821BurialSt. Andrew's Parish Church, in Hertford9


George Darby (c 1779-4 Mar 1853)


  1. [S462] BDMRegisters.co.uk (http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk) St Andrews, Hertfordshire (RG4 / Piece _1367 / Folio 4).
  2. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Batch Number:C07242-3 Film Number:991379.
  3. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Hertford All Saints and St. John Batch/Film M072421, Serial/Sheet 0849.
  4. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Hertford All Saints and St. John Batch Number:C07242-3 Film Number:991379.
  5. [S1094] Aylott, Samuel - Will.
  6. [S1095] Aylott family, Court documents, 1782-1822 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, 14 July 1797.
  7. [S574] England Select Marriages, 1530-1973 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: Elizabeth Aylott; Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 22 Apr 1800; Marriage Place: All Saints and Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England; Spouse: George Darby; FHL Film Number: 991313.
  8. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N2T9-N5W : accessed 23 May 2014), George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott, 22 Apr 1800; citing All Saints And Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 991313.
  9. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012.
  10. [S541] The Hertford Mercury and Reformer, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, 'Deaths' 09 Jul 1853.
  11. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Indexing Project (Batch) Number:      C07243-7,Source Film Number: 991381, Reference Number: v 5.