Aubrey, as with his wife, often sat in the town commons and worked, if somewhat reluctantly as a locksmith. Aubrey's greatest love, after his wife, was Winterberry Ale, which he drank in great amounts. He often testified to seeing naked fairies not long after having his fill. He insisted Winterberry Ale must be savored, sipping being his preferred method. Anyone who dared to gulp it in his presence earned a lesson in proper drinking methods. A saying that was special to Aubrey was "Free the Fifth!" A reference to the winterberry ale of a certain quantity.
As with his wife, Aubrey participated in defending the town on many an occasion.