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Margaret (Blyth) Ayscough (abt. 1590)

Margaret (Margery) Ayscough formerly Blyth
Born about in Stroxton, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1609 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Margaret or Margery Blyth (fl. 1609-57), is the daughter of William Blyth of Stroxton, co. Lincs. They are both mentioned in the 1652 will of her husband, James Ayscough of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, co. Lincs.[1][2][3]


According to Baird (1987), her father was the uncle of another William Blyth.[1][4]


Margery married the yeoman James Ayscough in 1609.[1][5] She was the sole executor of his 1652 will that was proved in London 1657. Ayscough's will states that he was of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, co. Lincs.[1]

m. (1609) James Ayscough, yeoman.[1][6]


  • William, rector of Burton Coggles in 1642.[1]
  • James.[1]
  • Hannah (d. 1679).[1]
m.1 (Apr 1642) Isaac Newton of Woolstrope (bp. 21 Sep 1606 Colsterworth - bur. 06 Oct 1642 Colsterworth).
m.2 (1645) Rev. Barnabas Smith, rector of North Whitham, co. Lincs. (d. abt. 1653/6).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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
  2. will of James Ayscough
  3. Howard, J.J. (1874). "Pedigree of Newton," in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica,1(1), p. 173. London: Hamilton, Adams & co. Pedigree.
  4. Margaret's dad may have been William Blyth of Stroxton II, brother of John of Denton & Stroxton (d. 1602).
  5. James Aiscoigh and Margery Blyth, 24 Dec 1609; citing Stroxton,Lincoln; FHL microfilm 505,746.[1]
  6. Baird (1987), states that James Ayscough seems to have misled others by styling himself as a gentleman of Market Overton, co. Rutland.

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Blythe-259 and Blyth-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Duplicate profiles. Needing sources.
posted by David Selman

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