Henry WOLLASTON
Living
Henry WOLLASTON
(-1616)
Sarah BURGIS
William WOLLASTON
(1581-1666)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Anne WHITGREVE

William WOLLASTON 2

  • Born: Nov 1581 2
  • Marriage: Anne WHITGREVE on 20 Dec 1616 in St Mary Le Strand, Westminster 1
  • Died: 10 Dec 1666 3
  • Buried: 13 Dec 1666, St John the Baptist, Shenton, Leicestershire 4
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William was the son and heir of Henry Wollaston, a wealthy draper in London, and his first wife Sarah Burges. He inherited extensive landholdings in Staffordshire including Oncote Manor, where he settled after his father's death in 1616. Oncote did not suit him, so he bought Shenton Manor in Leicestershire in 1626, which he rebuilt in Jacobean style in 1629. He was appointed High Sheriff of Leicestershire and Staffordshire, and purchased additional estates in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Suffolk. He was considered a good landlord, and was thought to have had Royalist sympathies.

William married Ann Whitgreve (qv) in 1616, and had four sons. Their eldest son Henry was educated at Market Bosworth School, Trinity College Cambridge, and the Inner Temple; after his marriage to Elizabeth Keightley he lived in Finborough Hall in Suffolk, but did not have any children and did not survive his father. Their next son was William (qv) who was his father's heir. They also had twins (John and Richard) who died in infancy.

PCC: William Wollaston PROB11/324 dated 20-5-1667

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William married Anne WHITGREVE on 20 Dec 1616 in St Mary Le Strand, Westminster.1 (Anne WHITGREVE was born in 1599,2 died on 16 Feb 1630 2 and was buried on 18 Feb 1630 in St John the Baptist, Shenton, Leicestershire 4.)

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Sources


1 Church Register, St Mary le Strand, Westminster, FHL ref 572508.

2 Waters R.E.C. (1878), Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2, London: Robson and Sons, p570.

3 Waters R.E.C. (1878), Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2, London: Robson and Sons, p572.

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


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