John Aldis1

#51719, b. 27 March 1797, d. December 1867

Individual's Timeline

Birth27 March 1797John Aldis1
Christening6 August 1797John Aldis1
Death of Mother7 September 1807Susanna Waites
Marriage29 July 1827John Aldis2
Death of Father16 September 1844William Aldis3
Marriage of SonDecember 1862John Brown Aldis4
Probate21 March 1864Thomas Aldis
Death15 November 1867John Aldis5
Death RegDecember 1867John Aldis6
Probate13 March 1868John Aldis5

Primary events

  • Birth: John Aldis was born on 27 March 1797 Named as a brother of Thomas who was married to Pheobe Cleveland WOODS in probate docs.1
  • Christening: He was christened on 6 August 1797 in St Michael's Church, Beccles, Suffolk, England.1
  • Death of Mother: His mother Susanna Waites died on 7 September 1807 in Suffolk, England.
  • Marriage: John Aldis married Sarah Brown on Sunday, 29 July 1827 in St Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. The ceremony was witnessed by Thomas Aldis. 2nd Witness was Mary Ann WOODS.2
  • Death of Father: His father William Aldis died on 16 September 1844 in England.3
  • Marriage of Son: His child John Brown Aldis was married in December 1862 in Registration District of, Norwich, Norfolk, England.4
  • (Admin_beneficiary_2) Probate: In 1864 John Aldis became one of the administrators named in the probate documents of Thomas Aldis; The estate was valued at £4,000. A third administrator is mentioned, William WOODS of Lowestoft. See web story for the issues.
  • Death: John died on 15 November 1867 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Aged 70 years, 7 months and 19 days, worked back from recorded birth date).5
  • Death Reg: John's death was registered in the quarter ended in December 1867 in the Norwich registration district. (His age calculates to 70 years and 8 months).6
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 13 March 1868. The estate was valued at £1,000, and his executors were Thomas BRIGHTWEN and Robert Harry Inglis PALGRAVE, both of Great Yarmouth.5

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): John and Thomas were the only ALDIS men of this name and social standing (on the electoral roll etc) in Yarmouth 1850-1870. The respective birth places are 'proven' from the census. BUT I have different parents for these 2 men, who were, said to be brothers in probate documents. I am leaving in place the second set of parents to facilitate further research..

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Appointed executor for John CLARKE of Great Yarmouth. John left £5,000 in 1849.

Children of John Aldis and Sarah Brown


  1. Beccles Parish Records, St Michael's Beccles BMD, Aug 6 JOHN s/o William and Susan ALDIS (late WAITES) bn Mar 27 1797 Blacksmith.
  2. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     491
    MarriageDate     29 Jul 1827
    GroomForename     John
    GroomSurname     ALDIS
    GroomParish     Otp
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    BrideForename     Sarah
    BrideSurname     BROWN
    BrideParish     Otp
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    WitnessOneForename     Thomas
    WitnessOneSurname     ALDIS
    WitnessTwoForename     Mary Ann
    WitnessTwoSurname     WOODS
    FileNumber     3747.
  3. Memorial Inscriptions of Suffolk, Memorial Inscriptions of Suffolk, 13. Sacred / to the memory of / WILLIAM ALDIS / who died the / of September
    1844 / aged 90 years / Also MARY his wife / who died the / of February 1846 / aged 84
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Aldis      John Brown            Norwich      4b     208.
  5. Website Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 ( "Scans of original documents or registers consulted."
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Aldis      John      70      Norwich      4b     110.
  7. Website (