Sir John Ayloffe, 5th Baronet

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Sir John Ayloffe, 5th Baronet (died 10 December 1730) was an English clergyman, Rector of Stanford Rivers in Essex from 1707 until 1730.


John was the son of Henry Ayloffe Henry Ayloffe, of Pandets, (captain of a troop of Horse), and Dorothy (daughter and heir of Richard Bulkeley, of Chedle, in Cheshire). Henry was the third son of Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, 2nd Baronet and his second wife, Margaret, 5th daughter of Thomas Fanshawe of Jenkins in Barking. Henry's two elder brothers inherited the baronetcy but both died childless so on the death of Sir Benjamin his uncle, John Ayloffe inhered the title.[1][2]

John was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge;[3] B.A., 1691; M.A., 1695, and, taking Holy Orders, was Rector of Stanford Rivers in Essex from 1707 until 1730. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on 5 March 1722. He died unmarried 10 December 1730, and was buried at Braxted.[4][2] He was succeeded by his cousin, Sir Joseph Ayloffe (1708–1781), an English antiquary and the sixth and last Ayloffe baronet.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cokayne 1900, p. 94.
  2. ^ a b Wotton & Kimber 1771, p. 112.
  3. ^ "Ayloffe, John (ALF687J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Cokayne 1900, p. 94 states that his will was dated 13 September 1728, probate in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, 26 January 1731, by Anne Ayloffe, sister, executrix and residuary legatee.


  • Wotton, Thomas; Kimber, Edward (1771). Johnson, Richard, ed. The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and historical account of all the English baronets now existing ... illustrated with their coats of arms ... To which is added an account of such Nova Scotia baronets as are of English families; and a dictionary of heraldry ... by E ... 1. G. Woodfall. pp. 111, 112. 
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Benjamin Ayloffe
(of Braxted Manor)
Succeeded by
Joseph Ayloffe