Henry WOLLASTON
(-1616)
Sarah BURGIS
William WOLLASTON
(1581-1666)
Anne WHITGREVE
(1599-1630)
William WOLLASTON
(1623-1688)

 

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Elizabeth CAVE

William WOLLASTON 1

  • Born: 1623 2
  • Marriage: Elizabeth CAVE
  • Died: 19 Aug 1688 3
  • Buried: 21 Aug 1688, St John the Baptist, Shenton, Leicestershire 4
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bullet  Notes:

William is thought to have been educated at Trinity College Cambridge and the Inner Temple, like his older brother Henry, although there is no record of him attending Cambridge. Henry died before his father, so William inherited his father's substantial estate, including Shenton Hall where he settled. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1672, and was a JP, but took little interest in politics.

William married Elizabeth Cave (qv) around 1660, and had six children, three surviving to adulthood. Their eldest daughter Anne (qv) married John Chester (qv). Their younger daughter Rebecca married John Wilkins, a wealthy coal magnate in Leicestershire, but their only son died in his early twenties and they established a hospital in Ravenstone in his memory. William's only son Francis died from smallpox in his late teens, and although William gave substantial bequests to his two daughters, he left the bulk of the Wollaston estate to a distant cousin.

PCC: William Wollaston PROB11/393 dated 6-10-1688

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William married Elizabeth CAVE. (Elizabeth CAVE was buried on 28 Mar 1717 in St John the Baptist, Shenton, Leicestershire 5.)

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Sources


1 Church Register, BTs of Shenton, FHL(L) ref Mf 0595769 (baptism of daughter Anne).

2 Waters R.E.C. (1878), Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2, London: Robson and Sons, p574.

3 Waters R.E.C. (1878), Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2, London: Robson and Sons, p576.

4 Church Register, BTs of Shenton, FHL(L) ref Mf 0595769.

5 Church Register, BTs of Shenton, FHL ref 0595769.


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