ALEY, Robert.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Robert Aley may have been related to, or was perhaps an ancestor of, the Aley family of Gussage St. Andrew, Dorset. John Aley of that village and William Bond, Robert Aley’s fellow-Member, probably married into the same family, the Stanleys of Gussage St. Andrew, and Denis Bond, William’s son, was to name one John Aley an overseer of his will. In 1544 a Robert Ley held lands in Yetminster, Dorset and was assessed at 6s.8d. towards the benevolence in the neighbouring hundred of Buckland Newton, where his name follows that of a William Bond, yeoman of the guard and kinsman of the ‘changeling’ Member.1

There was also a family of this name in New Windsor, Berkshire, one of whom married a sister of