YAXLEY, John (d.c.1625), of St. Michael's, Cambridge; later of Waterbeach, Cambs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

educ. prob. G. Inn 1573.

Offices Held

Alderman, Cambridge by 1597, mayor 1599-1600; steward, manor of Waterbeach-cum-Denny by 1610.


Yaxley was an attorney who acquired an estate at Waterbeach, where he leased the parsonage and tithes in 1595, the manor farm by 1599, and where he resided by 1609. In 1614 he and Edward Aungier of Cambridge purchased the manors of Waterbeach and Causeway from the Crown for £900. The only reference found to Yaxley by name in the journals of the House of Commons is t