Samuel Aylott1

#11714, (26 December 1737-September 1795)
FatherWilliam Aylott2 (c 1701-13 Aug 1747)
MotherSarah Munt2 (13 May 1706-21 Dec 1761)
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Last Edited22 Dec 2021
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Samuel Aylott was baptised on Thursday, 26 December 1737 at Walkern, Hertfordshire.3,2,4 The village lies off the main road in the valley of the Beane on the road to Watton. It is fairly large and somewhat straggling, the church, rectory and school, and Walkern Place, a 17th-century farm-house of timber and plaster lying at the north end. Nearby is a small castle of the mount and bailey type, thrown up possibly by Hamo de St. Clare in the reign of Stephen.5

He was the son of William Aylott and Sarah Munt.2

His father died 13 August 1747. Samuel was aged 9 when this happened.

His mother died 21 December 1761 at the age of 55. Samuel was aged 23 when this happened.

He married Jane Campkin, daughter of Thomas Campkin and Ann (?), in a Church of England ceremony at All Saints and Saint John on Sunday, 27 May 1764 at Hertford. At the time of their marriage, neither Samuel or Jane could write..6,2,7 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 River Lea. All Saints church was built in the 15th century with a cruciform plan and a west tower. However, it burnt down in 1891.

Samuel and Jane Campkin became the parents of Elizabeth Aylott circa 1777.1 Samuel Aylott was a shopkeeper in May 1782 at Hertford.8

Samuel was required to pay a court ordered fine of £5 5s for an unknown transgression.8 He was the landlord at The Red Cow, Hertford.9 He was a 'victualler' in May 1795.10

At age 57 he made a will on 15 May 1795. His wife Jane Campkin was named as the sole executor. (an unknown value.)10

Samuel likely died in September 1795 at Hertford at age 57.2,11 He was buried on 21 September 1795 at Hertford.9

His will was probated 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 21.10


1737BaptismWalkern, Hertfordshire3,2,4
1764MarriageAll Saints and Saint John, Hertford6,2,7
1782Note memo only CR CR8
OccupationThe Red Cow, Hertford9


Jane Campkin (c 1740-b 7 Jun 1810)


  1. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) ( Batch Number:C07242-3 Film Number:991379.
  2. [S632] E-mails from Sylvia Pitcher to Tim Hill, 2013- 'The Aylotts' 24 May 2013 01:47.
  3. [S517] England & Wales Christening Index, 1530-1906 ( Name: Samuel Aliott; Gender: Male; Christening Date: 26 Dec 1737; Christening Place: Walkern, Hertfordshire, England; Father's Name: William Aliott; Mother's name: Sarah.
  4. [S338], ( (for birth date).
  5. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3
  6. [S574] England Select Marriages, 1530-1973, ( Name: Samuel Alott
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 27 May 1764
    Marriage Place: All Saints and Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England
    Spouse: Jane Campkin
    FHL Film Number: 991313.
  7. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) ( Hertford All Saints and St. John Batch Number:C07242-3 Film Number:991379.
  8. [S1095] Aylott family, Court documents, 1782-1822 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, 10 May 1782.
  9. [S632] E-mails from Sylvia Pitcher to Tim Hill, 2013- 'Group Sheets' 24 May 2013 20:35.
  10. [S1094] Aylott, Samuel - Will.
  11. [S338], (