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Margaret (Blyth) Ayscough (abt. 1590 - aft. 1657)

Margaret (Margery) Ayscough formerly Blyth
Born about in Stroxton, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 24 Dec 1609 in Stroxton, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 67 [location unknown]
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Margery (or Margaret) 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, 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 on 24 Dec 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]

She is famous for having brought up the young (Sir) Isaac Newton, one of her grandsons


  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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