Castle Camps


Notable Individuals

All our ancestors are notable - after all, we owe them our existance! But some have made a wider mark on the world, one way or another.

Alington, William. 1st Lord Alington of the kingdom of Ireland was created by King Charles II, baron Alington which title became extinct upon the death of Hildebrand, second lord Alington in 1692.

Alington, Elizabeth married 2nd lord Charles SEYMOUR in 1654


Sir Thomas - chosen to command the masque before the King and Queen at Whitehall at Candlemas 1623, on account of his good looks! An active Royalist he died 2 April 1669. His first son Thomas died of smallpox aged 22 in 1664 and was buried near his father, and his second son Sir Francis also died of small pox aged on 30 and was buried 22 June 1675. Sadly it seems that of Sir Thomas six children, Mary (aged 26), THomas (aged 22), son Marmaduke's wife Mary (aged 23), Wyndham (aged 22) and Sir Francis all died of small pox within the space of 15 years. The family then moved to Shudy Camps.

The monument to Sir Thomas is in Hinxton Church....

In memory of Sir Thomas Dayrell of the antient family of Lillingftone Dayrell in the county of Bucks, where it hath continued from the reign of K William I called the Cnqueror. He was eminent for his loyalty & fervices to their facred majefties K Charles I& K Charles II of bleffed memory, during hte late civil wars.

He was univerfally efteemed for his great learning & beloved of all that knew him & particulalry by this county, where in his old age, he ferved in the quality of deputy lieutenant & juftice of pease to the time of his death.

In his younger years he was of Lincoln's-Inn where for the comlinefs of his perfon he was chofen by teh confent of the four inns of court, to command that grand mafque (in which many gentlemen of eminient note & quality in the fucceeding times had their feveral parts) that was reprefented before their mejefties the king & queen int he Banquetting-Houfe at Whitehall on Candlemas night int he year MDCXXXIII & a fecond time, by fpecial direction of their mejfties, to Sir Ralph Freeman then lord-mayor of London at Merchant=Taylor's Hall; where his majefty, as a mark of his royal favor, was plesed to confer on him the honor of knighthood.

He was someitme of this place & of Caftle Camps in this county, where he dparted this life on the second day of April MDCLXIX in the lxvi year of his age & was interred in the chancell of that pasifh church near the alter table on the right hand.

... a long genealogy follows....


Reynolds Family

Sir James (I) 1570-1650 of Olmstead Green and Castle Camps. Knighted in 1618 'one of Cromwells admirals' and apparently buried at Castle Camps 22 March 1650, aged 80. He took a lease on the Castle Camps estate as a safe retreat for his family during the Civil War.

His eldest son, James lived on at Castle Camps. and his son, another James, was buried with his father and grandfather at Castle Camps in 1690.

Sir James Reynolds (II),grandson of James #3 was born in 1674 and became Chief Justice of Common Pleas 1727-1740, and was knighted in 1745. In 1740 he built the Green House in Castle Camps and was buried in the parish church in 1747. His sister Judith was responsible for the erection of the memorial pictured at right.


Bartholomew STAVERS - left £100 in his will in 1784. some of which was to be used for relief for the poor.