William Littlepage and Elizabeth Hester

William Littlepage was born around 1578, in Oxfordshire, England.

St Peter and St Paul, Aston Rowant

William Littlepage married Elizabeth Hester on 1 May 1598 at St Peter and St Paul in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England.

The marriage entry reads Elizabeth ‘Parker’ but according to Robert’s will her surname was Hester.

William appears in a few documents held at the Oxfordshire Archives –

  • 1614 will of Robert Hester of Aston Rowant – Robert is named as a witness and son in law and overseer (husband of daughter Elizabeth Hester)

  • 1641 The will of William Turner senior of Kingston Blount (father of his son Richard’s wife?) – a witness with Thomas Parker (brother or father of his wife Elizabeth Parker?)

This is a little confusing, so perhaps Elizabeth Parker was a widow, and her maiden name was Hester?

Regardless, after William and Elizabeth’s marriage in 1598 they had five children –

  1. Richard b 1601 Aston Rowant d 1692 Kingston Blount, marr Elizabeth Turner
  2. Ann b 1603 Aston Rowant
  3. Bartholomew b 1606 d 1606
  4. Andrew b 1606 d 1606 Aston Rowant
  5. Robert b 1610 Aston Rowant d 1672

William Littlepage was buried in Aston Rowant in 1653, but it is unknown when his wife Elizabeth died.