This page is dedicated to the history of the branch of the Ayton family from New Buckenham and Attleborough in South Norfolk.

This branch of the Ayton family originated in the area around New Buckenham and Attleborough in South Norfolk, close to the origins of a number of other South Norfolk and North Suffolk Ayton lines. John Ayton probably married Mary around 1724 in the Attleborough area, and went on to have several children in New Buckenham between 1726 and 1742. John was buried there in 1754, and Mary in 1772. It is possible that John was a decendant of the Andrew Eyton who married Evelyne Lea in Old Buckenham in 1624. An outline of the top of the tree and the connections of the various researchers is attached.

Of John and Mary's children, John (bapt 1727) married Elizabeth Page (at Besthorpe, in 1755) and went on to initiate a line of Aytons in Wymondham, Hingham and Bunwell. Members of this branch of the family include Bill Davison, John Ayton and Chris Ayton of Australia. Charles (Eighteen, bapt 1742) married Elizabeth Lake (at Attleborough, in 1777) and initiated the Attleborough branch of the family. His daughter Elizabeth married Robert Ayton of the Gissing branch of the Aytons (see tree), his son William moved to London initiating a substantial line there (this is June Adamson's family), and his son Charles initiated another descendant line.

Peter Bennett's family also originated in nearby East Harling before moving to Yarmouth and then the north-east.


Anyone interested in further details of this branch of the Ayton family, or who is able to provide additional relevant material, is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Ian Hall.

This page was last updated 16 May 2007