This page is dedicated to the history of the Ayton family of the area around Braintree in Essex

Several families of Aytons flourished in the area around Braintree during the latter half of the 1800's, and these have now been connected as part of the Ayton family of Chediston, Suffolk. They represent the descendants of Obadiah Ayton (1767-1831), as summarised on the Chediston tree.

Herbert Charles Ayton (b. Q4 1859 Stisted), carpenter & joiner, was living with his mother Betsy (b. 1819/20 Stisted) in Bocking at the time of the 1881 census, and his descendants appear to have flourished in Braintree and Ongar before spreading to the Stowmarket area in Suffolk.

Anthony Ayton (b. 1833/34 Cressing), another carpenter, also had children nearby in Cressing and Coggeshall in the 1860's and 1870's, and John Ayton (b. 1822/23 Cressing), also a carpenter, is recorded with his wife in Cressing in 1881. 



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

This page was last updated 16 May 2007