D’Oyley Family

The D’Oyley or Doyley or D’Oly family was a well-known Norman family and had extensive land holdings in both Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This family connects with the Man family when Jane, the daughter of Robert (and unknown wife) Saunders marries George Man. Robert Saunders’ mother was Susannah D’Oyley and his father was John Saunders.

Unsubstantiated records have been found for this family starting with Generation One down to Generation Twelve, which is Susannah’s. Some of this family has been found in the Visitation of Buckinghamshire in 1634. Two generations of the family have been recorded in the parish of Hambleden, Buckinghamshire where Susanna D’Oyley marries John Saunders. It is their granddaughter, Jane Saunders, who married George Man. Those in bold are direct ancestors of Susanna D’Oyley. More details on the D’Oyley family in Hambleden can be found at the end of this page.

Generation One. Sir Roger D’Oyley, born about 1200 in Oxfordshire. His children are of Generation Two and are:

  1. Roger D’OYLEY was born in Oxfordshire
  2. William D’OYLEY; and
  3. Richard D’OYLEY.

The children of Roger D’Oyley are of Generation Three and are:

  1. JOHN D’OYLEY; and
  2. ROBERT D’OYLEY born in Oxfordshire.

The children of Robert D’Oyley are of Generation Four and are:

  1. JOHN D’OYLEY: and
  2. RICHARD D’OYLEY, born in Oxfordshire.

The children of Richard D’Oyley are of Generation Five and are:

  1. THOMAS D’OYLEY; and
  2. JOHN D’OYLEY.

Thomas D’Oyley was born in Pushull (Pishill), Oxfordshire, married Alice Atlude (Hacklute) about 1357, and died in October 1384 at Oxford, Oxfordshire. Their children are of Generation Six and are:

  1. WILLIAM D’OYLEY and
  2. ABEL D’OYLEY.

William D’Oyley was born about 1360 in Pushull (Pishill), Oxfordshire, and died in 1424 in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. He was married to Isabella More. Their children are of Generation Seven and are:

  1. JOHN D’OYLEY;
  2. RICHARD D’OYLEY;
  3. WILLIAM D’OYLEY;
  4. MARGARET D’OYLEY; and
  5. ISABELLA D’OYLEY.

Richard D’Oyley was born about 1390 in Pushull (Pishill), Oxfordshire, and died at Yewden / Eweden Manor, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. He was married to ? Rockelle. Their children are of Generation Eight and are:

  1. WILLIAM D’OYLEY; and
  2. JOANNE D’OYLEY.

William D’Oyley was born about 1400 at Eweden Manor, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, and died there in 1449. He was married to Eleanor Unknown. Their children are of Generation Nine and are:

  1. JOHN D’OYLEY;
  2. ROBERT D’OYLEY;
  3. ISABELLA D’OYLEY;
  4. MARGARET D’OYLEY; and
  5. ALICE D’OYLEY.

[All were born at Eweden Manor, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.]

John D’Oyley was born in Eweden Manor, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. He died in February 1492 in Hurley, Berkshire. He was married to Isabella Moore. Their children are of Generation Ten and are:

  1. WILLIAM D’OYLEY;
  2. ROBERT D’OYLEY;
  3. THOMAS D’OYLEY;
  4. RICHARD D’OYLEY; and
  5. JOHN D’OYLEY.

William D’Oyley was born in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. He was married to Margery Abbington. Their children are of Generation Eleven and are:

  1. ROBERT D’OYLEY;
  2. HENRY D’OYLEY;
  3. JOHN D’OYLEY.
    THOMAS D’OYLEY.

Robert D’OYLEY was born about 1545, married about 1570 to Anne Elkington. Robert was buried on 12 October 1617 at St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. Their children are of Generation Twelve and are:

  1. NICHOLAS D’OYLEY, baptized on 1 July 1571 at St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, and buried on 30 March 1574 at St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden;
  2. MARY D’OYLEY, baptized on 8 October 1577 at St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden;
  3. JANE D’OYLEY, baptized on 25 February 1579 at St Mary the Virgin;
  4. TIMOTHY D’OYLEY, baptized on 12 August 1582 at St Mary, and married Mary Saunders on 4 February 1610/1 at St Mary the Virgin;
  5. SUSANNA D’OYLEY (1585 – ?? );
  6. DOROTHY D’OYLEY, baptized on 25 February 1587 at St Mary the Virgin;
  7. AGNES D’OYLEY, baptized on 20 September 1590 at St Mary;
  8. MARGARET D’OYLEY, baptized on 2 April 1593 at St Mary; and
  9. ROBERT D’OYLEY, baptized on 20 October 1594 at St Mary the Virgin.

EARLIER DETAILS

Eweden / Yewden Manor was sold in 1354 to Thomas D’Oyley [Gen. 18]. (Nichols, Topog. and Gen. ii, 342. Cal. Close, 1354-60, p. 310.) A settlement was made in 1366 on Thomas D’Oyley, his wife Alice and their heirs. (Feet of F. Burks. Trin.40 Edw. III, no. 8.) Thomas died in 1384. (Chan. Inq. p.m. 8 Ric. II, no. 80.) Alice leased Yewden to their son and heir William [Gen. 17], who retired there. Chan. Inq., loc.cit. John, William’s elder son, became a monk, but Yewden remained in the hands of his younger son Richard. [Gen. 16] Richard’s grandson John [Gen. 14] changed the chief seat to Greenlands in Yewden on acquiring that estate about 1480. [Guessing at this point that Richard’s son was called William.]

Rec. of Bucks. viii, 363, which gives a D’Oyley pedigree corrected and amplified from Bayley’s Account of the House of D’Oyly, pp. 19-21. John was buried at Hurley, Berks, in 1492.

Thomas [Gen. 13], son and heir of John D’Oyley, was buried at Hambleden in 1545.

Rec. of Bucks. loc. cit. Bayley took extracts from the parish register in confirmation of the D’Oyley burials.

Thomas’s son John [Gen. 12] died in 1570 and was succeeded by his son Robert [Gen. 11], who was afterwards knighted. (Chan. Inq. p.m. (Se. 2), cliii, 6.b; Visit. Of Oxon, (Harl. Soc.), 226.)

Robert was Sheriff of Oxfordshire and died at the Black Assizes at Oxford in 1577. (Musgrave’s Obit. (Harl. Soc.), iv, 339. Chan, Inq. p.m. (Ser. 2), clxxx, 8.)

On the death of Robert’s widow, Elizabeth Bacon, in 1620 (see Turville), Yewden Manor reverted to Robert’s brother and heir John [Gen. 11], who died in 1622. Ibid. Loc. cit., cccc.

 

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