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WYKES Family Summary

16-17C, Westminster MDX

 

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13 Nicholas WYKES

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12 Edward WYKES bc1528

     m Katherine CLIFFORD 1561

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11 Aquila WYKES c1570-1655

      m Dorothy DUNCOMBE 1612 St Mary le Strand

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10 Aquila WYKES 1625-1659

    m 1650 Mary KNIGHTLEY 1650 Clerkenwell

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 9  Mary WYKES c1654-1727?

    m  Robert DACKOMBE c1680

 

 

Edward Wykes born about 1528 was appointed vicar of Tormarton in Gloucestershire when he was 21.  He married Katherine from the influential Clifford family and had at least four sons, one of which was Aquila born c1570.

 

Aquila became keeper of the Gatehouse prison next to Westminster Abbey around 1610.  The prison was often used for political prisoners including Sir Walter Raleigh on the night before his execution in 1618. He married twice, baptising children by his second wife Ann at St Margaret’s Westminster.

 

Aquila’s son, also named Aquila, married Mary Knightley, from a wealthy Kingston family.  He succeeded his father as prison keeper but died only four years after his father.  His wife took on the post and remarried one of her Royalist prisoners, Sir Edward Broughton, just one year later.

 

Aquila’s daughter Mary, inherited £1000 from her father when she was 21, but her remarried mother left only £50 in her will to her “ungrateful and undutiful daughter”.

 

Mary married Robert Dackombe and lived in Holborn, where their fortunes deteriorated.  By a twist of fate however, much of her mother’s fortune would eventually come to Mary’s descendants.  Mary was probably buried at St Bride’s Fleet St in 1727, three years after her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX OF MARRIAGES ON THE WYKES FAMILY TREE

 

these can all be found on the Wykes family tree

 

BROUGHTON

Edward

c1700

 

Mary CRAVEN

BROUGHTON

Mary

c1718

 

Henry STRUDWICK

BROUGHTON

Sir Edward

c1660

 

Mary WYKES

BROUGHTON

Sir Edward

c1650

 

Alice HONEYWOOD

BROWNE

Charles

1763

St Martin in the Fields MDX

Ann ROOKWOOD

BROWNE

Stephen

1765

Shoreditch St Leonard MDX

Martha WYKES

CRAVEN

Mary

c1700

 

Edward BROUGHTON

DACKOMBE

Robert

c1680

 

Mary WYKES

DUNCOMBE

Dorothy

23Jul1612

St Mary le Strand MDX

Aquila WYKES

HONEYWOOD

Alice

c1650

 

Edward BROUGHTON

JERMY

Martha

5Jny1692

Norwich, St Mary in the Marsh, NFK

Edward WYKES

KNIGHTLEY

Mary

27Mar1650

Clerkenwell St James MDX

Aquila WYKES

ROOKWOOD

Ann

1763

St Martin in the Fields MDX

Charles BROWNE

ROOKWOOD

William

30Jny1722

Norwich St Stepehen NFK

Mary WYKES

STRUDWICK

Henry

c1718

 

Mary BROUGHTON

WHITMORE

Elizabeth

17Sep1727

Thurstaston CHS

Aquila WYKES

 

OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS

 

1)       B11.  Origin of Aquila.  Was he the son of Edward, third son of Nicholas?