John Wayt of Swindon
(Abt 1719-1761)


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Elizabeth Horsell

  • Ann Wayt
  • John Wayt
  • Thomas Wayt (d.y.)
  • Elizabeth Wayt
  • Sarah Wayt
  • Rebecca Wayt+
  • Thomas Wayt

John Wayt of Swindon

  • Born: Abt 1719, Wiltshire, England
  • Married: 7 Feb 1743/4, Wootton Bassett St. Bartholomew All Saints, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Died: 11 Sep 1761, Swindon, Wiltshire, England 2
  • Buried: 14 Sep 1761, Christchurch with St. Mary, Swindon, Wiltshire, England 3

  Orthographic variations: WAYTE, WAITE

  Research Notes:

John Wayt/Waite was born in either Wootton Bassett where he married Elizabeth Horsell, in which case he was son of John Waite, christened there on 12 Oct 1718; or he was born in Swindon about 6 miles away where he and Elizabeth moved to and raised a family, and if so, he was son of Henry Wayt, christened in Swindon on 5 Sep 1720.


John Wayt of Swindon died aged 42 years (MI).


Abstract of the Will of John Wayte of Swindon in the County of Wilts, Butcher, written 23 Aug 1761, proved 24 Nov 1761. 4

Gives £20 to his wife along with the use of all his household goods & implements for as long as she remains a widow after his death.

Gives £10 each to his four daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah and Rebecca Wayt, to be paid to them when they reach the respective ages of twenty-one years.

Gives & bequeaths £20 to his son John Wayt to be paid to him when he reaches twenty-one years of age.

Gives £10 to the unborn child his wife is now carrying.

All the rest and residue of his goods, rights & credits he gives and bequeaths to his friends William Kemble of Swindon, baker, and Thomas Smith of the same place, grocer, in Trust, to sell and convert into ready money to pay his wife from time to time to assist her in the maintenance and education of their children. He also appoints the said William Kemble and Thomas Smith executors of his will and guardians of his children should his wife remarry.


Witnesses: Jno. Hobbs, Thos. Dansey

  Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth Horsell, daughter of Henry Horsell of Wootton Bassett and Sarah, on 7 Feb 1743/4 in Wootton Bassett St. Bartholomew All Saints, Wiltshire, England. (Elizabeth Horsell was born about 1727 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England, died on 23 Oct 1794 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England and was buried on 27 Oct 1794 in Christchurch with St. Mary, Swindon, Wiltshire, England.)


1 Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837.

2 Wiltshire Memorial Inscription Index, Ref. 173465.

3 Swindon Parish Registers, Burials.

4 Probate records of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire, P3/W/946.

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