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Hannah (Ayscough) Smith (1623 - 1679)

Hannah Smith formerly Ayscough aka Newton
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Wife of — married Apr 1642 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 27 Jan 1646 in North Witham, Lincoln, Englandmap
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Died at about age 56 in Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010 | Last significant change: 24 Sep 2022
15:33: Geoffrey Allen added Mary (Smith) Pilkington (abt.1647-aft.1672) as child of Hannah (Ayscough) Smith (1623-1679). [Thank Geoffrey for this]
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Hannah Ayscough (d. 1679), was born around 1623. She was the daughter of:

  • James Ayscough of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, co. Lincs. (will 17 Feb 1652, proved 24 Nov 1657 London);[1]
  • and Margaret (or Margery), dau. of William Blyth[e] of Stroxton, co. Lincs.[1][2]

Her parents were married in 1609.[3][4][5]


  • William (b. abt. 1612), Rector of Burton Coggles, co. Lincs.[3][6]
  • James.[3]


Hannah married twice. Her three (3) children by her second husband were mentioned in her father's will, but the renown physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, was conspicuously absent.[1] Newton, however, witnessed will of his maternal uncle, William Ayscough, Rector of Burton Coggles, co. Lincs.[3]


Hannah's first husband Isaac Newton (bur. 06 Oct 1642 Colsterworth, co. Lincs, age 36),[7] was a yeoman.[3] They married in April 1642,[2] but the groom died three months before the birth of their only son, Sir Isaac Newton.[8]


  • Sir Isaac Newton (b. 25 Dec 1642 [OS] / 04 Jan 1643 [NS] Woolsthorpe, co. Lincs - d. 20 Mar 1726 [OS] / 31 Mar 1727 [NS] London).[3][8][9][6]


On 27 January 1645, Hannah remarried to Barnabas Smith, Rector of North Witham (living 1652; c. abt. Aug 1653 x 1656),[1][2][6][10] at North Witham, co. Lincs.[11] He was a witness of his father-in-law's will.[1]



  • c. 1645: rectory of North Witham


Hannah was buried on 4 June 1679 at Colsterworth, co. Lincs.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 will of James Ayscough of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, co. Lincs.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Howard, J.J. (1874). "Pedigree of Newton," in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica,1(1), p. 173. London: Hamilton, Adams & co. Pedigree.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Baird, K. (1987). Some Influences upon the Young Isaac Newton. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 41(2), 169-179. Retrieved from
  4. see also: Wikipedia: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth
  5. James Aiscoigh and Margery Blyth, 24 Dec 1609; citing Stroxton, Lincoln; FHL microfilm 505,746.[1]
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 see also: Chisholm, (1911). "Sir Isaac Newton," in Encylopedia Britannica. Google Books.
  7. Isaac Newton, burial 06 Oct 1642; citing Colsterworth, Lincoln, England; FHL microfilm 1,450,482.[2]
  8. 8.0 8.1 Westfall, R.S. (n.d.). "Isaac Newton," in Encyclopedia Britannica. Web.
  9. Wikipedia: Isaac Newton
  10. Sonar (2018), asserts that Barnabas Smith died in August 1653, (p. 95).[3]
    Sonar, T. (2018). The History of the Priority Di∫pute between Newton and Leibniz:, p. 95. Birkhäuser. Google Books.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 m. 27 Jan 1645; children Benjamin, Mary & Hannah born at Witham.
    Nichols, J. (1822). Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century, p. 2. Google Books.
    see also: Barnabas Smith and ... Newton, 27 Jan 1645; citing North Witham, Lincoln, England; FHL microfilm 1,450,486.[4]
  12. Hannah in entry for Hannah Smith, 07 Sep 1652); FHL microfilm 436,048, 508,075.[5]
  13. Hannah Smith, burial 04 Jun 1679; citing Colsterworth, Lincoln, England; FHL microfilm 1,450,482.[6]

  • Lundy, D. The Peerage. Web.[7]

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prob. b. co. Lincs. Seems that her father embellished the truth re: being a gent. of Market Overton, co. Rutland (see Baird, 1987 & profile of father).
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