John Wylley

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
John Wylley, son of John Wylley, was born say 1515.1 He died at Thorley, Hertfordshire, England, before 8 March 1575, when his will was proved.2,1

John married Joan Marshall, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Thorley, 30 October 1540.2,1

John left a will dated 1 May 1574, and proved 8 March 1575:
To be buried in the chruche of Thorley agaynst my stole where commonly I sit
To my son Edward Wylleye the tent wher I now dwell & all its lands ect in Thorley & Sabridgworth (my free lands & 1 acre of copy in Donnynges) & 2 acres more copy in Broodly comonfeld--to him & his heires males with revercion to his brother George Willie.
I have surrendered all my other copyholds in Thorely or elsewhare to my son George Willie & his heirs males with revercion to his brother Edward.
Joan my wife shall have living with Edward my son in Gaies half my house for life if unmarried.
If Edward do marry & can not frame to dwell with his mother he shall dwell in my house where feald dwelleth & she in Gayes half & if she marry, the other way round.
To my three daughters Mary, Bridget, & Grace Wylly £30 each.
Residue to Jone my wife & Edward my son, exors. Overseer: my son-in-law John Denyson to whom iijs, iijd.2


Joan Marshall d. aft. 1 May 1574
  • Edward Willie3 d. 1615
  • George Willie3 d. 1612
  • Grace Willie3 d. bef. 29 Nov 1583
  • John Willie3 b. 4 Aug 1541
  • Emmeret Willie3 b. 8 Nov 1543
  • Agnes Wylley+2 b. abt. 1545
  • Mary Willie3 b. 13 Nov 1548
  • Bridgett Willie3 b. 1 Feb 1551, d. 13 Aug 1625
This person was last edited on14 Jun 2017


  1. [S2100] William Wyman Fiske, "The Wylley and Cramphorne Families of Hertfordshire and Their Contribution to the Great Migration: Part one: the Wylley Family of Thorley and Bishop's Stortford Revisited," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 171 (Spring 2017): 133-153, at 151, further cited as Fiske, "Wyley and Cramphorne Families."
  2. [S1833] Nora E. Snow, The Snow-Estes Ancestry (two vols., Hillburn, New York: s.p., 1939), 1:459-60, further cited as Snow, Snow-Estes Ancestry.
  3. [S1833] Snow, Snow-Estes Ancestry, 1:460.