This is my twenty-seventh posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.
Richard Iles [Eyles, Ayles] is my great-great-great-grandfather. He married Patience Blandford who I wrote about in week 26.
Richard was born in about 1794. On an agricultural labourer's wage, he raised about sixteen children. We know that he was father to fourteen. We don't know if he was the father of the three children that Patience had prior to their marriage. The children used his last name.
Richard lived his life in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, a village in the Cotswolds. Richard died 16 September 1878 of apoplexy. His daughter, Hester Large of North Cerney, was present at the time of his death and was the informant for the information provided.
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