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Cranham, 16.13 mi. northeast of the city of London, a parish in the hundred of Chafford, county of Essex, 2-3/4 miles east southeast of Hornchurch, containing 289 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13. 13. 4. Thomas LUDBEY, Esq. was patron in 1818. The church is dedicated to All Saints. This parish was formerly known by the names of Bishop's Ockingdon and Cravenham…" (Lewis…, 1831)

30 Aug - 1 Oct 1595 Consistory London, Sperin 107. Will of John AYLETT of Cranham, Essex, 30 Aug., 1595. To be buried in churchyard. To brother Gilbert AYLOTT 10/- To brother HARRYS 10/- To brother Thomas AYLOTT 10/- and I forgive him the 10/- he oweth me. To my sister Ann the wife of Francis LEA 10/- To my sisters Agnes and Ellin AYLETT 10/-each. To my maid Elizabeth THACKWELL 20/- To my maid Johan DICKENSONNE 10/- To my man Thomas CUMBERS 6/8 To my father William AALATT a leade of cheese, Res. to daughter Elizabeth AYLETT at age 18. Ex. Robert COMINGE parson of Doddinghurst (Near Billericay, Essex) and Richard GODFRYE also of Doddinghurst. Overseer: brother Gilbert AYLOTT. Wit: John MUDGE, John YOUNGE, John HART, Robert COMINGE, scriptor. Proved at West Ham 1 Oct., 1595, by ex. named. (English Origins of American Colonists, J. R. Hutchinson, pp. 231-2)

See also Aylett Families, a Combs &c. Research Report.

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