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Re: yardley, sir george background/corrections
Posted by: peter dzik (ID *****6298) Date: December 30, 2005 at 10:08:57
In Reply to: yardley, sir george background by peter dzik of 348

Some months after the above message i found further documents clarifying the Yardley background. Most published history is based on work by Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestre (staffs)in 17th century, who drew on details in the Heraldic Visitations of 1583, 1614 and 1664. The old published details are basically correct but garbled with missing parts.
The area of Y(e)ardleyend in Audley parish is the known origin of relevant persons, but there are other villages in England called Yardley. Have seen documents showing the line back to the early 1400's. The Thicknesses of Balterly (2miles) from Audley are a recognised heradic family, but the Birkes appeat to be yeomen of Audley. The Heraldic visitation of 1583 gives William Yardley's 5 sons and vife Elizabeth (married c.1551). Eldest son William married Margery Lawton in 1579, & son John born c.1583, in London.Son George born c.1561, & apprenticed to Society of Merchant Adventurers in 1575, PER FAMILY DEED. Elder william died 1624 , no mention of second wife in will.
John married Alice Sutton in 1601 per deeds and per Sleigh's History of Leek. Dowry included the large Ravensclough estate in Rushton Spencer, where the 6 sons & 5/6 daughters born. The Bucks county records have these correct, but most lists exclude these 6 sons. Edward (1602-1656) was local Justice. The Thomas YARDLEY WHO WENT TO bUCKS CO. in 1704 , WAS BORN IN 1675 AT hORTON, OUTSIDE lEEK . His elder brother's grave is still at Horton.
Hope this helps. pete


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