WOODLEAF, Robert (by 1516-93), of Aylesbury and Great Missenden, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1516, ?s. of Robert Woodleaf of Henley, Oxon. educ.I. Temple. m. (1) Jane, da. of Robert Smith, s.p.; (2) 25 Nov. 1557, Anne, da. of Sir Robert Drury II of Hedgerley and Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks., 4s. 2da.1

Offices Held

Alderman, Aylesbury 1554.2


The Robert Woodleaf returned for Chipping Wycombe in 1558 was undoubtedly the man of that name who had just married into the important south Buckinghamshire family of Drury. According to the one known pedigree he was the son of a Nicholas Woodleaf, but since the only Nicholas Woodleaf who has been traced died at Henley in 1510 leaving gowns and chattels to a second son Robert he is more likely to have been the Member’s grandfather. Admitted a freeman of Henley by fine in 1498, Nicholas Woodleaf had