William Aldis

#77861, b. before 1710, d. 10 May 1773

Individual's Timeline

Birthbefore 1710William Aldis
Marriage3 August 1738William Aldis1
Marriage of Son12 August 1753Thomas Aldis2,3
Marriage of Daughter1758Sarah Aldis4
Marriage of Son6 April 1772William Aldis5,6
Death10 May 1773William Aldis1
Probate1774William Aldis7

Primary events

Estates Planned & Unplanned

The will left by William in 1773 reads as follows: Will of William Aldiss the Elder of Thorington, yeoman, who died 10 May 1773; proved Norwich 23 October 1773.
William Aldhouse my grandson £20 at age 21.
William Aldhouse my son £20.
Mary Everet the wife of John Everet of Shelton in Norfolk £20.
Sarah Everet the wife of Anthony Everet of Shottisham St Mary, Norfolk £20.
Ann Randall the wife of Thomas Randal my Grandaughter £5.
Anthony Everet residue of personal estate.
My wife Elizabeth 5 shillings per week for life.
Thomas Aldiss my son 5 shillings.
Executors: Anthony Everet; William Money of City of Norwich, merchant.
the mark of William Aldiss Witnesses: William Clarke and Ann Herring.1

DNA Research Notes

Research note Re DNA test(s): I think I can see our link. It is a long way up, but my existing research has already identified that William ALDIS b 4th July 1741 in Ringsfield is my 5GGF.

In my research he has a wife Elizabeth TAYLOR (yes I laughed as well). Married 6th April 1772. Seeing as you and I match with DNA at about the right 'cousin level' I am taking this as (1) confirmation my research is OK AND (2) yours is as well.

Your ancestor is James who married CHAPMAN. Mine is James' sister Elizabeth who married Anthony EVERETT..

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): From an email to George ALDIS - In an effort to connect this William to the James who married Sarah TOWER, location Bedingham area.

William ALDIS born before 1710. I believe he had children in Woodton (Sarah b1734) before marrying Elizabeth CURTIS in Ringsfield 1738. If this is correct, then there is a connection to the area, Woodton is 4 miles from Bedingham. I am thinking that it would be good to link the James who married Sarah TOWER (who must have been born before 1723) into the same nameless father or grandfather of William who was born before 1710.

Locus Operandi

Children of William Aldis and Elizabeth Curtis


  1. Emails from interested feloow researchers, online see Citation Detail,. <e-mail address>
  2. Memorial Inscriptions of Suffolk, Memorial Inscriptions of Suffolk, 19. In memory of / THOMAS ALDIS / who died 23rd.July 1779 / aged 53 / Also of /
    SUSANNA his wife / who died 7th.Nov. 1792 / aged 69.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place (link for place information)     Diss
    Church name     St Mary
    Register type     Parish Register
    Marriage date     12 Aug 1753
    Groom forename     Thomas
    Groom surname     ALDISS
    Groom condition     single
    Bride forename     Susanna
    Bride surname     CREAM
    Bride condition     single.
  4. Emails from interested feloow researchers, online see Citation Detail, County     Norfolk
    Place (link for place information)     Stoke Holy Cross
    Church name     Holy Cross
    Register type     Transcript
    Marriage date     1758
    Groom forename     Anthony
    Groom surname     EVERETT
    Groom condition     Single Man
    Groom parish     Otp
    Bride forename     Sarah
    Bride surname     ALDES
    Bride condition     Single Woman
    Bride parish     Otp
    I have looked for, and failed to find, this entry in the AT's.
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), First name(s)     William
    Last name     Aldis
    Gender     Male
    Marriage year     1772
    Marriage date     06 Apr 1772
    Place     Rumburgh
    Parish original     Therington
    Church     St Michael
    Spouse's first name(s)     Elizabeth
    Spouse's last name     Taylor
    Spouse parish     -
    County     Suffolk
    Country     England
    Record set     Suffolk Marriage Index
    Category     Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory     Marriages & divorces
    Collections from     United Kingdom.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Suffolk
    Place (link for place information)     Rumburgh
    Church name     St Michael
    Register type     Parish Register
    Marriage date     Apr 1772
    Groom forename     William
    Groom surname     ALDIS
    Groom condition     Bachelor
    Groom parish     Thorington
    Bride forename     Elizabeth
    Bride surname     TAYLOR
    Bride condition     Spinster
    Bride parish     Rumburgh
    Witness     John TAYLOR
    Witness     John TAYLOR.
  7. Conclusion of, Shirley, William's Will contents.
  8. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     Elizabeth Aldus
    Gender:     Female
    Christening Date:     
    Christening Place:     
    Birth Date:     04 Sep 1747
    Birthplace:     Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk, England
    Death Date:     
    Name Note:     
    Father's Name:     Wiliam Aldus
    Father's Birthplace:     
    Father's Age:     
    Mother's Name:     Eliz Aldus
    Mother's Birthplace:     
    Mother's Age:     
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     I03847-6
    System Origin:     England-EASy
    GS Film number:     989989
    Reference ID:     Film 83 P133 R6

    Citing this Record:
    "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQ6J-3G9 : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth Aldus, 04 Sep 1747; citing Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk, England, reference Film 83 P133 R6; FHL microfilm 989,989.