16444. Sir Giles ALINGTON 1, 2 was born in 1500 in Horseheath, Cambs. He died 3 on 20 Aug 1586 in Horseheath, Cambs. He was buried 3, 4 on 22 Aug 1586 in Horseheath, Cambs. Giles married Ursula DRURY about 1519 in Hawstead, Suffolk.
Giles had a will 5, 6, 7, 8 in 1586. His will was proved 5, 6, 7, 8 on 8 Oct 1586 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
BIOGRAPHY: By 1470 the manor was in two moieties. In 1499, after Margaret's death, Wimbold released the reversion of her moiety to Joan's son Richard (d. 1512), whose son and heir William Methwold sold his manor of BOWERHALL with 200 a. of arable in 1529 to Sir Giles Alington (d. 1586), with whose estate it thenceforth passed. [VCH Vol 6 p73] The Alingtons and their successors dominated the parish economically from the early 16th century. In 1524 Giles Alington was taxed on £88 out of the £170 then assessed upon it, only two others having goods taxed even at £10, while 21 out of 35 taxpayers paid only on £1. [VCH Vol 6 p75] Knighted by 1541 [VCH Vol 6 p71] In 1542 Sir Giles Alington was employing and paying a stipendiary priest.[VCH Vol 6 p78] In 1550 Sir Giles Alington obtained leave to convert into a deer-park another 400 a. of enclosed grass and woodland in Horseheath, West Wickham, and Withersfield (Suff.) [VCH Vol 6 p72] Inherited gold ring on death of his son Robert in 1552. In Horseheath Church is the following inscription: "Sir Gyles Alyington Knighte, Sonne and Heyre of Sir Gyles Alyington Knighte Died XX Augustii AN MDLXXXVI and in the year of his age LXXXVI.He first married Ursula Daughter of Sir Robert Drury Knighte and by her had issue Robert. Secondly he married Alice daughter and heyre of John Middleton esquire before wife of Thomas Elsington Esquire and by her had issue Thomas, Richard, William, Philip, Jane, Ann, Frances, Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret and thirdly he married Margaret Daughter of John Talkarne Esquire before wife of Thomas Argyll Esquire and by her had no issue. Here under lyeth buried Sir Giles Alyington Knight who died 25 April 1522. He married Marye, the only daughter and heire of Richard Gardener, Knight, and by her had issue Gyles, George, William, John, Anthonie, Roberte, Richard, Awdrye,Joanne and Mary." (LH)