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  1. I have just noticed our boat Aylmer on your website.We met you a while back on the river.
    We are not the Linleys though.
    We are Tony and Janet Adams and we ran the Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures.
    We have since sold the pub and are currently cruising down to London on our way to Ely and Cambridge.
    I’m assuming you got your pubs mixed up as it is definately us in the photo.

    • Apologies for this Tony. Thanks for checking it over and I’ve made a change on the website.
      Best wishes, Peter Aylmer

  2. I had the privilege of working with Felix Aylmer and Athene Seyler in “First person Singular” at the Duke of Yorks theatre in, I believe,1952.
    I last saw him in Hollywood and had a drink with him at the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd.,, probably in 1967.

    • Thanks Bryan. If you’ve got an anecdote about working with him, I’d love to add it to the site, and mention you of course!

  3. Hello Sir. thanks for this website. I am researching the Aylmer of Jamaica. I live on part of what was part of their estates here. The present owner of the nearby great House…named Alymers…. is my friend

    • Thanks for the information Kennedy. It’s good to know that there is still a house named Aylmers. If you have a photograph or other information I would be pleased to add it to the site.
      Best wishes, Peter Aylmer

  4. Hi Petr, it was back in 2006 I last communicated with you when I was in the early stages of my search for my Aylmer ancestors. I have come a fair way since then and I am very interested in the fact that Mary Ann Aylmer (my great grandmother) who was born in 1850 at Westacre Norfolk, married Henry Wentworth who lived in Harlow. They were married there but eventually moved to Bedford. I am wondering if there is a connection with Aylmer House in Harlow and whether she was related to those Aylmers. Do you have any more information of the Harlow Aylmers? The Wentworths were farmers, seed merchants and millers in Harlow.

    If anyone is interested I have photos of my great grandmother and great grandfather on
    Best wishes

    • Thanks Marilyn. I’ve found Mary’s picture and added it and a comment onto the ‘Places in Britain’ page, I hope that’s OK. To the best of my knowledge the William Aylmer celebrated in the Harlow pub was a local doctor, and Aylmers Farm had been so-called for some time – but do let me know if you find anything stronger, for example how did Henry and Mary meet? Maybe Henry knew of Mary by some family link, eg second cousins?

  5. I stumbled on this website late at night and was intrigued.
    My grandmother was an Aylmer, maiden name Bury.
    She is in the book, page 334 as is my father and his sister.
    She was sent to live with two aunts at Donadea when her father and mother separated.
    Her name was Cecelia marguerite Evelyn Bury.

    • Thanks Barbara. Do you have her husband’s name, and trade or profession? The book is, I presume, Fenton Aylmer’s “Aylmers of Ireland” – I really must get a copy!

  6. Just an update to get my name corrected: One l in Elmore.

    Still awaiting contact of individuals who have had or are wanting to have their DNA tested.

    Edward and family sailed to the New World in 1632. My 8th great grandfather.
    Edward’s father is Samuel Aylmer, of Claydon 1546-1653; High Sheriff of Suffolk.
    Samuel’s father is John Aylmer 1521-1594; Bishop of London. Not such a far reach.

    If you wanted to put a pin in the map, it would go in The Four Corners of the United States, where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona intersect.

    Be safe and still, have a great time.

  7. My father was Hugh Yates Aylmer, the 12th Lord Aylmer. Your website indicates that I predeceased him. That is not correct. The reason the title did not remain in Canada in our branch of the family and went to the UK to Michael Aylmer is because my parents did not have a son! If you need verification please let me know or check peerage publications. Would you be kind enough to amend your website. Thank you so much. Ann

    • My sincere apologies Ann – I’m very sorry about this. It’s entirely my fault, and I’ve changed the page. I hope though that you found the site interesting.

  8. Thank you! I am certainly enjoying your website and imagine that your ongoing research must be fascinating. It is quite a remarkable family and I think we are all very fortunate to be a part of it!
    All the best! Ann

  9. An addition? According to
    my great aunt, Georgina Henrietta Emmeline Sweeny, daughter of Lt.-Col. James Fielding Sweeny, married Arthur Lovell Aylmer, son of Henry Lovell Aylmer and Hon. Isabella Aylmer, in September 1900. She died on 7 April 1936.
    I have a cousin Kathleen and another cousin Anne.

  10. Hello,

    If you want to borrow the book ‘The Aylmers in Ireland’ it is in Kilcock Library in County Kildare. We actually have 2 books written about us, and both are in this library.

    I am curious about the contents of these books. Both name my grandfather Bruce William Aylmer in them.

    The Reverend William Aylmer is my great great great great grandfather.


  11. Hello, Felix and cecily were married. I met Jennifer many times as a
    Child and just before she passed away, a truly amazing and strong woman. My grandmother went to school with her and their families were close my grandmothers father was Harry.L.Simms.

  12. Hi. I’m trying to get some information on Lord Udolphus Aylmer (1814-1901), the 7th Lord Aylmer. He founded the 54th Richmond Battalion of Infantry in 1866 and was their Commanding Officer until his retirement in 1894. Any pictures or portraits of him would be much appreciated.

    • Thanks for the two comments Stéphane, alas no portrait or similar of Udolphus but I’ll happily share if something comes along later.
      Best wishes, Peter Aylmer

  13. Hi, My 2times greatgrandfather Samuel Aylmer all census records and Army records state born Marston Mortaine Bedfordshire in 1839, but can find no records. When he remarried in his 60s marriage certificate states father Samuel Aylmer Occupation Farmer can find no record. I had a DNA test on Ancestry have DNA connection to John Aylmer Bishop of London and Bartholomew Aylmer Kildare. Can anbody help.
    Elaine O’Neill(Aylmer)

    • There are a lot of interesting links here Elaine, showing interconnections between Bishop John, the Aylmers of Ireland, and English rural Aylmers of the nineteenth century. Do you have dates for Bartholomew? You also might contact Mike Thompson (uneventhompson at gmail dot com), who has a project to connect Aylmers through DNA testing – see his comment on my ‘Who we are’ page.

  14. Bartholomew Aylmer 1449-1501. I have checked the Samuel Elmers born in Bedfordshire at the same time but they were in England when he was in the Army in Canada. Bedfordshire Archives lost a lot of documents in a fire in the 1950s.

    • Thanks Elaine
      I plan to do a DNA test to help the USA Elmers mentioned below. If you do want to take part in this, do let Mike Thompson know, or I can get him to contact you – fully understand if you would rather not though.
      Best wishes, Peter

  15. Hi Peter, Have contacted Mike Thompson no reply yet. Bit reluctant to do another test, as not had much luck with Ancestry as 60% of them have no tree and do not respond to messages. Who would you do it with.
    Best wishes Elaine

  16. Hi Peter,
    I could not understand either. I have not heard back from Mike Thompson.
    Guess this is end of line again.

    Thanks anyway
    Elaine O’Neill(Aylmer)

    • Thanks Elaine, surprised you’ve not heard from Mike as he’s emailed me three times. When I get round to ordering my test (next week probably) I’ll contact him again and see if he’s interested in your data.
      Best wishes, Peter

  17. I’m an American Elmore, and my name is Patricia. I was told that this spelling is how my last name was spelled until the family came to America. I’m America, they named their estates Huntingdon, after an estate or town near Cambridge.
    I’m 2013, my younger daughter got married at Ballymagarvey. One of the bedrooms in the main house is named the Aylmer room. When she chose this venue, she had no idea it had an Sylmar connection. She met her husband at Oxford whee he revved a PhD and she received a master’s in Comparitive Gov’t and international relations.
    I will try to send some information about my family soon.
    Thank you,
    Patricia Elmore

    • Thanks Patricia. I can well imagine that Aylmer was simplified to Elmore when it crossed the Atlantic. How nice for your daughter to marry in a place with an Aylmer room! You will see from the website the many Aylmer connections to Ireland. Where in the US are you from? I look forward to hearing more.
      Huntingdon is a small town on the A1, the main London to Edinburgh road, about 15 miles north-west of Cambridge. It was the home town of Oliver Cromwell, who led the 17th century Civil War that overthrew King Charles I, and ruled Britain for the last five years of his life.

  18. I hate to tell; you but your information on the Barons page is wrong. Michael Aylmer died some time ago and his son Julian is now the Baron. I am Michael’s son in law and Julian’s brother in law.

    • I am very sorry to hear this Andrew; my apologies. I have updated the page. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
      Best wishes to my no-doubt distant cousins!

  19. HI
    my name is Felicity Aylmer Steel. I am the daughter of Ruth Brodrick who was the granddaughter of Justin John Aylmer eldest son of the Rev William j aylmer. I live in wellington Nz. I have one brother Jeremy Broderick Bowes steel who lives in Auckland Nz.
    I am travelling to Dublin and will be there in mid to late November and was wondering if there were any Aylmers who would be interested in meeting me and my two daughters Olivia and Mary. We will be in Dublin 18 to 21 Novemeber. My Mother was always interested in her family and it seems a shame to go and see the castle without any other connection.
    regards felicity

    • Hello Felicity
      By strange coincidence, your surname happens to be my mother’s maiden name!
      I hope you have a great time in Dublin – a city I’ve never been to – but alas I can’t join you myself; I will be in Spain in early November and will be coming back about the same time as you get there. However, if you are also visiting London, let me know via peteraylmer (one word) [at] hotmail [dot] com.
      I’ve put a note about your visit on the home page and if there are any takers I’ll let you know.
      Good luck!
      Peter Aylmer

    • Thanks Des, I’ll be very happy for you to do that. It’s best to email me direct at peteraylmer (one word) [at] hotmail [dot] com.

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