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1 Henry, who died in 1663 at the age of 44 without issue.

Henry lived after his marriage at Finborough Hall, his father's seat in Suffolk,
and died without issue 10th March 1662-3 in the 44th year of his age. It was
'believed that he had died intestate, and letters of administration were gi-anted to his
widow on the 13th 'March following, wherein it is stated that he died in London in
the parish of St. Bartholomew the Great. But some years after his death his Will
was found and proved.

All my personal estate to my wife Elizabeth, whom I make my sole executrix.
Will proved in C.P.C. 22 Feb. 1665-6. [20 Hyde.] 
Wollaston, Henry (I85)
2 Henry, who died in 1663 at the age of 44 without issue.

Henry lived after his marriage at Finborough Hall, his father's seat in Suffolk,
and died without issue 10th March 1662-3 in the 44th year of his age. It was
'believed that he had died intestate, and letters of administration were gi-anted to his
widow on the 13th 'March following, wherein it is stated that he died in London in
the parish of St. Bartholomew the Great. But some years after his death his Will
was found and proved.

All my personal estate to my wife Elizabeth, whom I make my sole executrix.
Will proved in C.P.C. 22 Feb. 1665-6. [20 Hyde.] 
Wollaston of Shenton, Henry (I185)
3 It is highly unsatisfactory to find that the name of William Wollaston's father and brother are
differently stated in the only two pedigrees which notice their existence. In the Statfordshire Visitation
of 1662 he is the son of John and the brother of Thoma; (8) whilst in the Heralds' pedigree of 1669
he is the son of Thomas and brother of John, which John was father of Thomas, born in 1515, who
married 13 June 1541 Joan, daughter of John Ham of Walsall, and was the ancestor of the Wollastons
of Walsall. (I S) 
Wollaston, Thomas (I14)
4 2. WILLIAM WOLLASTON was born at Coton Clanford on 26th March 1659, .
and was educated at the free school at Shenston. He was a lad of great promise,
and on the recommendation of his schoolmaster was admitted a pensioner at Sidney
Sussex College, Cambridge, on 18th June 1674, where his cousin of Shenton contributed
to his maintenance. He failed in gaining any University preferment, and
left Cambridge at Michaelmas 1681, after taking his Master's degree. He was
appointed in 1682 an Usher in the Grammar School of Birmingham, and four years
afterwards was promoted to be second master, when he entered Holy Orders. This
place was worth to him 70L a year; and he filled it about two years with so much credit that the head of his family was induced by his reputation to select him as the
worthiest of his name to represent and continue the male line of the Wollastons.
He was 29 years of age when he was unexpectedly raised by the Will of William
Wollaston of Shenton in August 1688 from the humble position of a country schoolmaster
to be the owner of a noble estate. His subsequent career justified the
choice, for his fortune and leisure were devoted to intellectual pursuits; and he
achieved high literary distinction. His chief work, The Religion of Nature Delineated,
was the production of his old age, and was received with so much favour by his
contemporaries that ten thousand copies were sold within a very few years. The
lucid precision of his reasoning and the elegance of his style are beyond all dispute,
and his book is deservedly reckoned as a classic by that school of theological freethinkers
who lay more stress on natural than revealed religion. It was fiercely
assailed for its infidel tendencies by Bishop Warburton, and as warmly vindicated
by Middleton, who laboured under similar imputations of infidelity. It was so
much admired by Queen Caroline that she commanded Dr. John Clark, Dean of
Salisbury, to translate the notes into English for her own use. There is a tradition
in the family that Wollaston refused the offer of a bishopric; and a dignity so
unsuited to his habits would not have added to his comfort or fame, for his life had
been spent in study and seclusion; and for more than thirty years before his death
he was never absent from his house in Charterhouse-square even for a single night.
His dislike to society partly arose from his consciousness of being deficient in that
polished refinement of manner which is confined to those who have been accustomed
to good society from their youth, and can never be acquired in after life. His
fortune enabled him to be hospitable to men of learning; and amongst his visitors
was Joshua Barnes, who addressed a Greek sonnet to his friend, full of compliments to Mrs. Wollaston and their children.

Wollaston's published writings give an inadequate idea of his literary labours
for, like most scholars of independent fortune, he was fastidious in correcting what he wrote, and his works were planned upon a scale which life was not long enough
to complete. Just before his death he destroyed most of his unfinished works, and
amongst the few which were saved from the flames was the memoir of his family,
to which I have so often referred. It was not intended for publication, and was
compiled for the information of his children, who were likely to accept without
criticism his account of himself and his ancestors. From a literary point of view,
his narrative is an interesting contribution to the collection of lives of distinguished
men of letters, written by themselves; but as a genealogical history of the
Wollastons it is worthless and untrustworthy. It gives an unfavourable impression
of his candour and zeal for truth :that he did not take more pains to obtain
accurate information.· He might at least have taken the trouble to read the Wills,
of which he has so often misrepresented the contents. The picture which he draws
of his grandfather's descendants is a most unpleasing one; for they are all represented
as-; being so incapable of industry and self-respect, that they made no effort
to improve their condition, and idled away their lives in obscurity and dependence
as pensioners on the bounty of their kinsman at Shenton. It is painful also to
remark that, instead of being grateful for this assistance, there is a constant ettort
to misrepresent it as a' tardy and imperfect satisfaction of an imaginary debt. Autobiographical
sketches are as interesting for what they omit as for what they contain;
and one of Wollaston's omissions is too curious to be left unnoticed. He
makes no allusion whatever to the most romantic passage of his earlier life-the
death of his first love. Soon after his accession of fortune he was engaged to marry
Alice Coburne, only child of a rich brewer at Stratford-Ie-Bow, in whom (as it
then seemed to him) every charm of womanly perfection was united. But she was
attacked by the smallpox,:and died on 9th May 1689, the very day which had been
fixed for her wedding. Her disconsolate lover raised a monument to her memory
in Stratford Church, with an inscription which exhausts the pathos of learning and
rhetoric in the ecstasy of his grief for the loss of 'the half of his soul.' But the
surviving half was more quickly consoled than he cared afterwards to remember,
for, at the end of six months, before the sculptor had finished engraving the story
of his inconsolable grief, he married, on 26th Nov. 1689, Catherine Charlton, the
co-heir of a London citizen. It is to be hoped that the mother of his children was
jealous of her predecessor in his affections, for one would rather attribute his silence
to consideration for the living than to forgetfulness of the dead.
He died on 29th Oct. 1724, leaving nine children, and is now (1876) worthily
represented by Major Frederick Wollaston -of Shenton. 
Wollaston, William of Shenton (I70)
5 A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 3, p.416 By John Burke

Wollaston, Josiah of Losbey and Wormley (I150)
6 A SON, who is variously named RICHARD and THOMAS in conflicting pedigrees,
and whom I am wholly unable to identify.-Waters

Agnes, a daughter of Thomas of Walsall, married a Thomas Wollaston a descendant of William of Oathill, which is another example of how the family frequently intermarried, though on the distaff side the surname is so often omitted.-D.Wollaston

This man's father had lands in Oathill in Trysul. It loos as though he must have married his First Cousin Agnes. C.Williston 2012 
Wollaston, Richard Thomas (I11)
7 ALICE WOLLASTON married firstly ••• Smyth, and secondly her Uncle Henry's
son Henry Wollaston, citizen and woollen-draper of London, who was by his first
wife the ancestor of the Wollastons of Shenton. She had three children by her
second marriage, and her only 'son Henry Wollaston inherited his father's estate at
Waltham Abbey. 
Wollaston, Alice (I19)
8 ALICE WOLLASTON was in 1616 the wife of Richard Gray, citizen of
London, who lived in Hogge-lane, and had two sons, William and Henry. 
Wollaston, Alice (I58)
9 Builder of Shenton
WILLIAM WOLLASTON, the son and heir of Henry of London by his first wife
Sarah Burges, was born in Nov. 1581, and was therefore 35 years old wben bis
fatber died. (62) He inherited a considerable fortune, for he succeeded to all his
fatber's estates in Staffordshire, whicb comprised the manors of Chebsey, Shalford,
Sirescote, and Oncote, with lands and messuages in ten parishes. He preferred a
country life, and after his father's death went to live on his own estates at Oncote;
but Oncote Grange did not please him as a residence, and nine years afterwards he
purchased from Sir Richard Molineux the manors of Shenton and Upton in Leicestershire.
They were conveyed to him by deed dated 6th Feb. 1625-6, (75) and
on the completion of the purchase he removed with his family to Shenton. But the
old manor-house there was found so inconvenient and dilapidated, that he was
obliged to pull it down and rebuild it from the foundations. The date of the new
building is shown by the inscription over the door: ' This house was builte by me,
William Wollaston Esquir, Lord of Shenton, Anno Dni. 1629.' (75) Shenton Hall
is still the principal seat of the family, and is a fine example of the architecture
of the Jacobian period, for the picturesque features of the old mansion were
judiciously preserved, when the exterior was restored at a vast expense at the
beginning of the present century. 
Wollaston of Shenton, William Esq. (I1)
10 Christopher Wase, citizen and goldsmith of London, by his Will dated 10 Sept. 1602, gives mourning
to his sister Wollaston,' and mentions his lands at Great Wycombe. 
Wase, Margery (I35)
11 CHRISTOPHER WOLLASTON, married before 1616, and is mentioned with his
wife in his uncle Henry's Will. He had a son John, to whom Sir John Wollaston
left 30L. in 1658 by his Will. 
Wollaston, John (I40)

To be buried in the chapel of Highgate, co. Middlesex, near my said late dear husband.
Whereas Matthew Mason, citizen and goldsmith of London, oweth me .£1060, to be paid at my
now dwelling-house in Foster-lane, London, on the 25th June next, I dispose of the same as follows:
To my nephew Mr. Josua Greene, one of the" sons of my late sister Mrs. Sara Greene,
deceased, £50; and to my nieces, the four sisters of the said Josua Greehe, each .£5. To my
nephew Nicholas Lambert, one of the sons of my late sister Mrs. Elizabeth Lambert deceased,
£20; and to my nephew Mr. Daniel Lambert, another of her sons, .£10; and to my niece
Mrs. Catherine Daniell, daughter of my said sister Lambert, .£50. To my cousin Mrs. AnneGibbon,
£50. To my cousin Mrs. Dorcas Taylor. £100. To my. cousin Sir Jamest Ware Kt.,
.£100. To Mr. Evan Tyler, citizen and stationer of London, £100. The said Sir James Ware
and Evan Tyler to be my executors. To Mr. Cole of Grsys Inn Esq., .£50; and I appoint him
overseer of my Will.
To the said Matthew Mason. £3. To such. of the three children of my nephew Mr. Robert Green as live to be 21 or married, £50 between them. To Mr. Vernon,· minister of Highgate,
and to Mr, Brookes,· Mr. Griffith,· Mr. Venning and Mr. Bendy,: ministers of God's word;
and to my chaplain Mr. Benoni§ Barke, £5 each. To my now menial servants Edward Osborne,
ElIinor Holder, and Catherine Wadleworth, £50 each; and to each of my other servants,
£11 apiece. To the poor of Highgate, Homsey, Finchley, and St. John Zachary, £5 to each
parish. To the poor of St. Matthew, Friday·street, in which parish I was born, £10. To my
said nephew Mr. Robert Green, son of my said sister Mrs. Sara Greene, £lO for mourning. To
my kinswoman Mrs. Anne Primrose, wife of Doctor Primrose, £10 for mourning. To my
cousin Mrs. Priscilla. Nowell, widow of Thomas Nowell Esq., late one of the Aldermen of
London, deceased, £10 for mourning. To Mr. Carroll,. minister of God's word. for preaching my
funeral sermon and for mourning, £10. My funeral charges not to exceed tMOO. including the
above sums bequeathed for mourning. To my cousin Mrs. Rebecca Brett., daughter of my niece
Mrs. Ruth Brett, £400 at 21 or marriage, and £24 per annum till then. I desire that she may
live with and be bred up by that godly and painful minister of God's word Mr. Carroll. The
residue of my estate to Mrs. Avis Tyler, the wife of my said executor Mr. Evan Tyler, to her own
particular use.
Will proved in C.P.C. 20 Aug. 11160 by Evan Tyler, power being reserved to Sir James
Ware Kt. [218 Nabbs.] 
Rebecca (I50)
13 Died unmarried


Wollaston, Philadelphia, Lichfield; 6 Aug 1713

Inventory; spinster deceased; Inventory by Anne Hill; Hannah Wade two gowns and two petticoats £1.10/; two pair of old sheets 5/; six towels 1/6; one pair of stayes 3/6; two old pillowsbiers 1/9; one white dimity waistcoat 2/6; her head cloaths and shifts 13/4; one black hood and scarfe 9/; one little table, one flag chair and one candlestick 1/6; one old chest and two boxes to keep her clothes in 4/6; money in her pocket 15/; one old gown and old petticoats with some other old things given away 7/6;some monies lent but lost

Philadelphia Wollaston by X mark of City Lichfield; all rest of monies goods and chattles unto my loving kinswoman Sarah Wollaston; sole executrix;

witness Elizabeth Wollaston sig 
Wollaston, Philadelphia (I65)
14 Died Unmarried Wollaston, Elizabeth (I64)
15 died young, and was buried at Waltham Abbey 14th
Aug. 1588. 
Wollaston, Henry (I55)
16 Doomsday with the Wollastons

Edward inherited Trescott Grange when he was 12. It is probable that Edward was educated at Oxford and at the Temple. Trescott Grange was sold either on Edward's death in 1629 or on his attaining his majority in 1621 and never returned to the family.

Hugh's son Edward (1598) was left the estate at the age of 12. Edward was educated at Oxford and the Temple and dying at the age of 31 is described as Edward of Penn in his will, the estate passing out of the family. 
Wollaston, Edward of Trescott Grange (I24)
To John and Mary, the children of my daughter Elizabeth Wilkins,£10 each. To my two
grandchildren William and John Blakemore, .0£10 each. To my grandson Edward Shinton, .£15.
To my grandchildren William, George, Alexander, Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary Shinton, .£ 10
each at their ages of 18 respectively. To my daughter Judith's eldest child, if it please God she
should have any children, £20. To my two sons·in·law William Shinton and Thomas Bach,
10 shillings each. To my two daughters Elizabeth Wilkins and Judith Bach, 20 shillings each.
To my grandchild Anne Shinton my joyne·bedd standing in the parlour at Perton. My daughter
Judith Bach to be my executrix.
Will proved in C.P.C. 10 Feb. 1675-6 by Judith Bach. [26 Bence.] 
Greene, Eleanor (I45)
18 ELIzABETH WOLLASTON married Edward Wollaston of Perton, the brother of
her sister Alice's husband. She died before 1616, and was the motherf of Sir John
Wollaston, the Lord Mayor, as will be seen hereinafter.

The pedigrees differ as to which of William Wollaston's daughters was the widow of Smyth when
she married her cousin. It might have been supposed that it was Elizabeth, and that she was the
Elizabeth Smyth who married Edward Wollaston at Tettenhall on 8th November 1604, (10) but that this
Elizabeth conld not be the mother of Edward's children, for his eldest son William was married in 1610,
and his youngest son Henry was hom in 1593. Sir John Wollaston distinctly says in the pedigree, which
he signed at the Visitation of 1632-4, that his mother Elizabeth was the daughter of William Wollaston
of Trescot. 
Wollaston, Elizabeth (I20)
19 FRANCES WOLLASTON was in 1616 the wife of Robert Jason also Jackson
of Enfield, Middlesex, with two children, Robert and Susanna. It seems that she
Surived her husband, and was singularly unhappy in her son, for in Jan. 1637-8
Frallces Jason and her two daughters addressed a petition to the Council of State,
praying for relief against her unnatural son Robert, theu a prisoner in the Fleet.
Tbey complained that Robert had taken rooms in the Old Bailey and settled his
family there, preferring to remain in prison than to pay his mother and sisters
what was justly due to them, so that they were heavily suffering through
Wollaston, Frances (I56)
20 FRANCIS WOLLASTON, son and heir apparent, was bom at midnight on
Thursday, 2d July 1668, and was baptized at Shenton on 23d July. He
had just entered at the Middle Temple when he caught the smallpox, and died on
20th Nov. 1684 at the age of 16, to the great grief of his parents. He was buried at Waltham Abbey on 6th Dec. 1684. in the family vault of the Wollastons of that
place. His monument in the church there is surmounted by the bust on a pile
of books of a curly-haired youth in a gown, and has this inscription:
Francis Wollaston, only son of William Wollaston Esq. of Shenton, co. Leicester, and Elizabeth
Cave of Ingarsby in the same county, died Nov. 20, 1684, of the smallpox in the Middle
Temple, aged 17. 
Wollaston, Francis (I5)
21 From Domsday with the Wollastons:
John (4) of The Hollies had sons Thomas and William.
Thomas married Joan Hawe, daughter of an eminent burgher, and was founder of the Walsall Branch. He apparently lived at nearby Bentley Hayes.

Born: Abt 1485, Perton Hall
Marriage: Hannah Grosvenor Abt 1514
Moved to the Hollies around the same time as brother William moved to Trescott
John married Hannah Grosvenor about 1514. 
Wollaston, John of Perton, Staff (I13)
22 From Domsday with the Wollastons:
John (4) of The Hollies had sons Thomas and William.
Thomas married Joan Hawe, daughter of an eminent burgher, and was founder of the Walsall Branch. He apparently lived at nearby Bentley Hayes. In 1554 when Queen Mary's Free Grammar School was founded Thomas was one of the ten more discreet and honest inhabitants of the town to be a governor of the possessions, revenues and goods of the school. He leased tythes in the Walsall chapel until his tenure ran out in 1567. He is described as an agent for Walsall borough with business dealings in Bascote, War. He was Mayor of Walsall, a J.P., a tenant of Walsall Park owning the town mill and a good deal of property. Ownership of a mill was always an important and profitable venture.
Thomas, Mayor of Walsall, living at Bentley Hayes in 1578 was, together with others of the Corporation of Walsall, sued by Thomas Lane who complained they had riotously assembled and burnt down his house at Bentley,'cut down his trees, destroyed his fences and depastured their cattle on his lands and he prays damages and redress. 
Wollaston, Thomas (I14)
23 From Domsday with the Wollastons:
Thomas' son John 1542-1615 who married Susan daughter of Sir R. F. Fox went up in the world and is described as "gentleman." These ranks were important - yeoman, "Mr.", "gentleman," until I suppose one became a knight, when one wouldn't know whether he was a gentleman or not.

John had sons Thomas, Mayor of Walsall, and John, Capital burgess, J.P. and town clerk. He refused a knighthood from Charles I and was duly fined. 
Wollaston, John of Walsall (I112)
24 From Doomsday with the Wollastons:

28th day month February 1632.
Attested that the dav and year above written Ralph Wollaston of Knighton in the county of Radnor moreover being sick in body, but of perfect memory made and declared his last will and testament nuncupative in these words following or to the same effect and in the presence of the witnesses underwritten sought that he after his debts paid and his funeral expenses discharged his will and desire was that his eldest son Hillary Wollaston should out of his remaining estate have £50 and the rest and residue of his whole estate he gave and bequeathed to his wife Margarett Wollaston and his youngest son Brian Wollaston and did ordain constitute and appoint his said wife Margarett Wollaston to be sole executrix of this his said will and further did wish and desire Walter Wollaston his brother to be overseer of his said children 
Wollaston, ?Ralph (I109)
25 From Doomsday with the Wollastons:

Thomas, eldest son of William, who married Ann died before his father, which left the second son Hugh possessed of Trescott in 1604.

Hugh's son Edward (1598) was left the estate at the age of 12. Edward was educated at Oxford and the Temple and dying at the age of 31 is described as Edward of Penn in his will, the estate passing out of the family. Hugh's two sisters Alice and Elizabeth both married Wollastons 
Wollaston, Hugh of Trescott Grange (I18)
26 From doomsday with the wollastons:

Agnes, a daughter of Thomas of Walsall, married a Thomas Wollaston a descendant of William of Oathill, which is another example of how the family frequently intermarried, though on the distaff side the surname is so often omitted. 

Wollaston, Agnes (I113)
27 From Doomsday with the Wollastons:
Richard the second son of Hugh, like so many young men whose place was not on the land served apprenticeships in the various Guilds, so Richard at the age of 17, son of Hugh, gentleman deceased, lately of Trescott Grange, was apprenticed to John Langley, citizen and fishmonger of London, for a term of 8 years obtaining his freedom in 1625, was raised to the Livery in 1631 and came on the Court of Assistant in 16-45-6. Although free of the Fishmongers' Guild he was a linen-draper by trade and owned a shop known as the "Golden Lion" in Cornhill. He married Hannah Hazard daughter of a London merchant and died in 1648, and was buried in South Chapel, Cornhill by Brother "Wolliston." He left a son John in Spain and a daughter Elizabeth. 
Wollaston, Richard (I28)
28 From Doomsday with the wollastons:
Thomas, a Trustee of the Curtis Charity, had a son John who married Blanche Mayne. John was also Mayor of Walsall and an attorney like the others; and in 1669 was granted tenements in Walsall and other places. He had a brother William, and a son Thomas who matriculated at Merton College in 1662.
This family was wealthy and subscribed to various charities. If they survived they have lost their identity, and may easily have become the Thomases and Johns who have turned up in London. 
Wollaston, Thomas Mayor of Walsall 1636 (I118)
29 From Doomsday with the wollastons:
Thomas, eldest son of William, who married Ann died before his father, which left the second son Hugh (11) possessed of Trescott in 1604. 
Wollaston, Thomas Bishop Castle (I10)
30 From Dooomsday With the Wollastons:

It is not known what the occupation of Walter was when he moved to Bishop's Castle. It is possible that he was a doctor as each generation had at least one surgeon, though it is possible some were landholders. Walter's son Edward was obviously in business as he had two tokens struck and as he was designated junior it would appear to confirm that Walter was the son of Thomas of Over Penn, whose nephew Edward was born 19 years earlier. 
Wollaston, ?Walter (I134)
31 From Doosaday with the Wollastons
Earlier writers of the family history have assumed that there was one Richard, but it appears there must be two. Firstly there is Richard, Captain in the Army in 1643, a Major in 1646, member of a court martial. In 1653, the year of Cromwell's coming to power, Major Richard Wollaston commenced buying properties taken from the Royalists - Duston Manor in Northants., houses in Newton and Melbourne parishes, manors in Baggrave and Castle Donnington. a mill and other properties in Leicestershire and lead mines in Dovegang Wirksworth, Derbyshire together with cottages and the offices of Barmaster and Farmer of Lot and Cope. All these were bought from the Trustees, for the sale of lands forfeited for treason, who were responsible to the Commission of Compounding.

Although it is stated that Col. William Mitchell transferred in 1654 the Office of Barmaster and Farmer of Lot and Cope of Dovegang, it is also stated that Richard purchased the office from the widow of Sir John Coke, a previous holder.

The Barmaster was a judge among miners - an officer of the barmote, a court held in Derbyshire to settle disputes among miners. As Farmer of Lot and Cope he, as Lord of the Field, was responsible for the tribute payable to the Crown.

Richard took over these offices at an unfortunate time for about 5 months later there were senous riots at Dovegang by the miners of Wirksworth and he had to seek assistance to quell them. He received payment as commission on the lead produced, for at the beginning of the following year he was paid £87-14-6 for the Lot ore and Cope of Dovegang from the county committee out of sequestration money in his hands.

Now for Richard number two whom we must draw out of a hat. The family tree suggests he was the son of Henry of Newgate who married Frances born 1602 and started having a family at the age of 50, and is credited with at least a family of 2 sons.

This Richard who is confused with the previous Major, served in a man-of-war receiving a gunner's certificate in 1650, and in the same year he is described as a Master Gunner when he drew 5 barrels of gunpowder for a display at a Parliamentary launching of 2 frigates at Deptford. Richard has been described as Cromwell's gun founder; he obviously held a high position in the Ordnance Department and was responsible to the Ordnance Commission.

In all the references to this Richard he is described as Mr. Wollaston or Richard Master Gunner, and whilst Major Richard was buying properties and assuming the offices at Dovegang, the Master Gunner was inspecting ordnance for ships in Scotland, claiming travelling expenses (£44-6-8) and visiting ships at Sandilands and asking for £20 "for pains and disbursements on the day of thanksgiving." He was also inspecting 144 pieces of iron ordnance on Tower Wharf, In the same year this was going on Major Richard Wollaston was trying to cope with the Dovegang riots.

When asked about salary the Master Gunner said he would leave that to the gentlemen of the Navy, whilst pointing out that though other officers were paid quarterly he was only paid yearly and that he neglected to take perquisites. Asked by the Admiralty Commissioners to state his arrears, he was paid £472 in January 1656 by the Admiralty. Although I have been endeavouring to show that the Major and Master Gunner are different Richards, on 25th June 1660 Richard Master Gunner says "you ordered me (i.e. the Admiralty and Navy Courts) £171 for my salary I being to leave theplace. I beg it may be assigned on the excise for the town and county of Derby with £6 travelling charges."

This is a month after the restoration of the monarchy of Charles II, and when lands and offices were once more being restored to previous owners, and this might be a reference to Barmaster and possibly other acquisitions.

It was at this time that the Master Gunner purchased from Richard Wollaston for £300 a ten foot strip of land and small yard to allow access to a shed built for the artillery' which had established a new artillery range ai Moorefields not far away; however this room 63'x24' was soon given up to a preacher named Knollis for services as "it seeming unfit that H. Maties (Majesty's) Stores of that nature should lye outside the Tower."

As 1660 is the last time Cromwell's gun founder is mentioned it seems probable that King Charles had no further use for him.

All this doesn't help us much to find the Richard who purchased Loseby possibly about this time. There was the Major buying up land and houses which no doubt he lost at the Restoration, the Master Gunner, and the Richard who sold a piece of his land for £300 and probably had money. Both the Richards who had been doing well as drapers had been dead for some years.

What we do know is that Richard had two sons Josiah and John, and that in 1669 they purchased from Thomas Johnson the house at Wormley. Herts, in which their father Richard was living. In the same year John bought the Manor of Ponsbourne which had earlier been held by Sir Thomas Seymour. Lord Admiral of England.

In 1673 Richard purchased a moiety of Wormley which descended to his son John (d.1692) and then to John's son Richard who in 1692 completed the purchase of the estate with the exception of the Manor House of Wormley Bury.

In 168S Richard Senior bequeathed a moietv of 2 farms in Essex to charity and at his death in 1691 he left land valued at £100 to the poor forever. £20 for clothing the poor in the parish of Woolmer, £30 for the parish of Whitchurch and £50 for 6 parishes in Leicester.

Josiah and John were holding Loseby in Leicester until Josiah's death before his father. Josiah married Elizabeth, sister of Sir Edward Lawrence of the Manor of St. Ives, and usher to Queen Anne. John inherited the estates in Hants, and Herts, and Isaac. Josiah's second son, Loseby. There must have been some reason why the eldest son Josiah 1670-1757 did not inherit because he is described as of Loseby at his death. Isaac was sheriff of Leicester in 1697.

Isaac's son Isaac succeeded to the baronetcy of his uncle Sir Edward through the special provisions of the patent, but died without male heir so the title became extinct (his only son died a child).

Perhaps one day the problem of Richard will be solved, but it seems strange that someone owning large estates in Leicester, Hants, and Herts, should have in 1669 been living in a rented house which his sons bought.

In 1690 a year before his death he made application for £10.000 he lent William when Prince of Orange. From the Treasury Books - "£140 paid to John Wollaston for the use of his father Richard on a/c of £10000 part of £20000 lent the: King," and a further £50 on a/c of Poll Tax. Both these were Secret Service payments.

Richard (c.1678-1728). son of John, married Faith Brown and was an M.P. for Whitchurch, Hants. 1695-1708. He was expelled from the House in 1698. In 1697 he became Receiver General of Taxes for county Herts, on securities of £25,000 and in the same year was appointed Receiver for Births, Marriags and Houses on further security of £12,000.

The following year John was appointed Receiver General of Land Taxes for Herts, with a surety of £16,000 and we can only assume that this was Richard's brother - he did have another brother named Jonathan.

On Richard's expulsion from the House he was superseded by John who gave the King's Remembrancer in 1699 securities "for Rcr General of Duties in loco of Richard."

Probably the reason for this was that Thomas Richards, late Receiver General for Herts., was claiming against Richard Wollaston and John Gape, late Receivers, but before a missing memorial was found Richards had absconded, so Richard was reinstated because in 1701 John and Richard, Receivers of Duties, were being proceeded against.

In 1702 Richard and John were to get Secret Service payments on account of the money their grandfather had lent the King, although I have seen no definite record of its having ever been paid, but frequent references were made authorising its payment. Richard became a Deputy Lieutenant for Herts, in 1705. There is no further reference to John as a Receiver but Richard seemed to have been restored to that position, also to his seat in Parliament.

In 1710 Richard was in trouble again over collectors who did not exist and claiming arrears when none were due.

He had obtained his offices through his friendship with the Lord Chancellor, but in spite of his opportunities he was singularly inept, if not dishonest. He had in the meantime run out his estates and probably had lost his job as Receiver.

In 1714 Richard, who for 14 years was M.P. for Whitchurch and described as a Court Whig, was having trouble with Elizabeth Preston, who evidently had friends at Court, and was seeking a "scite" of the Monastery of Furness "of which Richard Wollaston had obtained a lease 3 years since claiming it was part of the Duchy of Lancester." and in the following year he received a caveat in his favour against the passing of any grant of scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furness, Lancashire.

Richard's respite was however to be shortlived, because in the following year he petitioned King George II as follows:- His grandfather obtained a lease of the lead mines of Wirksworth (Derby). Petitioner prayed the late Queen to grant a new lease of them. Mr. Cooke H.M. Chamberlain and others demanded the same thing. The lease was granted Mr. Cooke. Her Majesty promising petitioner an equivalent. Upon this encouragement the petitioner asked for a reversion of the revenues of the Abbey of Furness of which "Demoiselle" Preston was then in possession. Petitioner obtained a lease therein under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster for 29½ years. The lease was not worth one-third of that of the lead mines. The Demoiselle Preston produced a lease under the Great Seal for 15 years commencing the same time as that of the petitioner. She established her claim and obtained a decree of the Court of the Exchequer. The petitioner hoped that at the expiration of this lease he would be admitted without contest for the rest of his term of 29 years, wih a new lease of 15 years more; but finds that the Demoiselle Preston on payment of £1000 has obtained an order from the King for a lease of 31 years by which time his term is entirely absorbed. Prays the order may be revoked and for a grant of a new lease to the petitioner so that he may enjoy the term of 14½ years which remains to be run with the addition of 6½ years.

Accompanied by the memorial he sets forth his services amongst which he says he lent £10.000 to the Prince of Orange. He served in Parliament for 14 years, etc.

The memorial states he was chosen as M.P. for Whitchurch (Hants.) in 1696, served till Lord Oxford dissolved the Ministry and the Queen the Parliament until "Mr. Tilny and Mr. Vernon spent £7.000 to turn Mr. Wollaston out," who had for above 14 years kept up an honest interest at incredible expense. He always brought a friend in, particularly General Shrimpton when he was abroad in the army at the usual time of the elections and was not only at expenses there but at several boroughs and counties at every new election to bring in honest gentlemen, and though he did not stand himself in this Parliament he spared no effort or pains to get those chosen that were attached to H.M.'s interest in several counties and boroughs. He went on to say that he had 23 children and neither he nor any of them has had the least place under the Government. My Lord's order case to be heard.

The case heard was before the Chancellor Sir William St. Quinton, Lord Torringtion and Mr. Edcombe - case to rest with Chancellor.

In the Bounty-Minute Book Richard appears to have received money - undated but perhaps 1725 the year of his death.

Richard became Secretary of the Commission of Peace. Here again he seemed to be in trouble. Complaints were made against him for putting out a J.P. because he had suppressed plays and shows, and also he had been borrowing money from justices. Several letters among these documents in the Panshanger collection are from Richard refuting these charges and telling of his sons gaining exhibitions at Wadham College, Oxford. There is another letter from John Dennis complaining that Mr. Wollaston has been obtaining money by tricks. If Richard had all the children he claimed there should surely be some survivors as no doubt there are.

Of all the children of Richard, I have no record excepting that one became a clergyman and another is George of whom Henry Wollaston writes, though it would appear his "tricks" were different from those of his father.

His dislike of his schoolmaster's wife led George to unnail the boards in the lavatory floor. His timing was successful for it was the lady who evoked his displeasure who was the first entrant and on stepping on the boards she was precipitated into the river beneath. As he had been sent to Bishop Stortford to school it must have been the River Stort that acted as the town sewer. George trained with a solicitor at Lincoln's Inn and became a J.P.. but was struck off the list by the Lord Chancellor for improper conduct. He got into debt and joined a cavalry regiment at 6d. a day. He served at the Battle of Preston without distinction. He went to Spain in an expedition against the Spaniards, was taken prisoner on a marauding escapade, thrown into gaol and later joined the Spanish army but his drinking habits continued to impede any advancement he might have made in any theatre of war.

After deserting from the Spanish army he tried faith-healing as a pilgrim, and when that proved unsuccessful he tried being a doctor. Between these professions he made periodic visits to the Spanish gaols, finally enlisting with the Spanish Artillery from which he was ultimately rescued by his father. Returning to England he had acquired enough material to write "The Life and History of a Pilgrim."

Israel (1701-1765), son of Jonathan, married Sarah Waldo and had 20 children who all died in infancy. Sarah walked her dog in Lincoln's Inn Gardens and provided for him in her will. 
Wollaston, Richard of Losbey and Wormley? (I135)
32 From Now To Doomsday with the Wollastons:

In 1559 QueenElizabeth gave licence to Henry, Earl of Arundel, John Lord Lumley and Lady Jane his wife, "to give the Manors of Ruytun. Kinerley and Melverly and the advowson of the church of Felton (all in Shropshire) to Thomas Younge Archbishop of York and George Lee to the use of His Grace the Archbishop of York and his heirs forever." In 1614 the said Sir George Younge, Knight, alienated all these lands to William Wollaston, Esq., who then became Lord of the Manor of Ruyton.

The dedication to his first wife Sarah uses the spelling Willaston- of this donovan sais:
Whether William was not responsible for the spelling of the name, or because of the fact that the family name of Willaston taken from the village near Frees in Shropshire, and which is not far distant, may have influenced him cannot be said.

However William chose to spell his name at that period, it is significant that two years after William moved to Ruyton, his father adopted the Arms of the Willastons of Frees, and not those of Perton, which had been 3 pears on a chevron. The pears, thought to come from the name Perton. were the sort of device frequently used in Heraldry.

William moved back to Oncote Grange and Chebsey which Henry his father had left him and where he married Ann Whitgreave. (Thomas Whitgreave sheltered Prince Charles after the Battle of Worcester). William also recovered the Wollaston Manor from the Astons to whom he may have been distantly related. In the meantime Henry, his father, had purchased Sirescote, but today nothing is left of the original manor house.

William was an Alderman of Billingsgate, City of London in 1627.

He moved into Leicestershire in 1625 and bought Shenton. He rebuilt Shenton Hall in 1629 a fact which he recorded on a great oak beam above an archway and bearing the words "William Wollaston Lord of the Manor 1629."
When William bought the Manor of Wollaston in 1622 Sir Walter Aston conveyed to him a free fishery in the water of Wollaston, Church Eaton. Little Onne, Bradley and Lapley which descended with the Manor until at least 1774.
William who was Sheriff of Staffs, when he moved to Shenton in Leicester, had to seek special permission to retain that office when he moved to another county. In 1633 he became Sheriff of Leicester. 
Wollaston of Shenton, William Esq. (I1)
33 GEORGE WOLLASTON was educated at his uncle William's expense at Market
Bosworth School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was the companion and attendant of his cousin Henry, the heir of Shenton. He was of a restless and adventurous temper; and on leaving the University enlisted as a soldier in the. Low Countries, where his family lost sight of him. There is a vague tradition, founded on the merest hearsay, that George long survived his disappearance, and having changed his name and religion, became a Jesuit priest, and died a Provincial of the Order. 
Wollaston, George (I62)
34 has a noble monument in Shenton Church:

Near this place is buryed the body of William Wollaston, Lord' of the Manor of Shenton in
the county of Leicester, eldest son of Henry Wollaston of St. Martin Orgar's parish, London, Esq.,
who descended from tho Wollastons of Perton in the county of Stafford. Hee was bom in Nov.
1581, and departed this life 10th Dec. 1666, anno etatis 86.
And also, in the same place, is buried the body of Anne Wollaston his wife, who departed
this life 16th Feb. 1629, anno aeotat. 31. Shee was one of the daughters of Humphry Whitgreve
of Greate Bridgeford in the county of Stafford Gent. They had four sonnes, Henry, William,
Richard, and John: the two youngest died in their infancy, and lye here buryed.
Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Keightley of Hertingfordbury Park in the
county of Hertford Esq., and dyed without issue lOth March1662, anno aeotatis 44. William
married Elizabeth, the only daughter of Francis Cave of Ingarsby in the county of Leicester Esq.,
by the Lady Villiers of Brookesby in the same county of Leicester, and hath issue by her three
sons and three daughters, whereof William, Henry, and Elizabeth are dead, Francis, Anne, and
Rebecca are living. 
Wollaston of Shenton, William Esq. (I1)
35 He married Sara of whom it has been alleged his father disapproved and by whom he had a son Henry in 1618. A William Wollaston married Sarah Bennet in London in 1613. Sara died in 1622.
Translated the inscription on the memorial reads:-

Sacred to the Memory
Death, hateful to many but welcome to her, has
returned Sara, a little grieved that her life
has come to an end, to her Father's house. Wept
for by her friends, she has willingly left this
pledge as a consolation for them: a white memorial
plaque newly shining with a brightness given from
heaven. Her loving husband gives this memorial
made of ever-enduring marble so that posterity may
know that she shone among men while she lived with God.
William Willaston dedicates this to Sara Willaston
a most devoted mother and very dear wife who was
joyfully taken from this calamitous life to glory.
(I.M.P.) To the everlasting memory.
Died on Feby 6th, 1622 in her 31st year
(at the age of 31). 
Bennet, Sarah (I96)
36 He was knighted at Hampton Court by Charles I. on 3d Dec. 1641
Lord Mayor of London 1644
A member of the church of England, but was Puritanically inclined.
Wollaston was wellknown at Court, and in Aug. 1618 the wife of Sir Walter Raleigh was committed
to his custody by the King's command.

To be buried in the Chapel of Highgate, Middlesex, under or near my pew. To my wife
Dame Rebecca, one clear half of my personal estate. To the poor of St. John Zachraue in
London, where I now dwell, £5, of Highgate and Homsey £10, of Finchley .£5, and of Tettenhall,
co. Stafford, where I was born ,£5. To my sister Sarah Edlyn, widow, £100. To my
sister-in-law Eleanor Wollaston, for the use of her daughter Ann Perkins, widow, ,£20. To my
four nieces Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, and Judithl, daughters of my brother William Wollaston,
deceased, £50 each. To Stephen Bowtell and Susan his wife, £100 each. To my cousin
John Wollaston, son of Richard Wollaston, late of London, Fishmonger, deceased, £30. To
John Wollaston, son of Christophert Wollaston, .£30. To William Perryy of Bromwich, co.
Stafford, .£5. To MalY Phillips. daughter of Richard Ockald, deceased, .£50; and to her sister
Ann Honychurch, her dwelling·house, where she now dwells, rent free during her widowhood.
Item. To Master Josepht Caryll, Master George§ Gri.ffith, Master Thomas Brooks,Master Humphrey* Vernon, Master Ambrose Parry, Master Edmond Broome, Master Ithiellf
Smart, and Master Thomas! Willesby, Ministers of the Gospel, £10 a peece, as a rememberance
of my love to them.
To Ann Foster, daughter of Edward Foster of Admaston, co. Stafford, and grandchild to
Humphrey§ Wightwick, late of Coventry. deceased, £10 legacies to servants. The residue of
my personal estate to my said wife Dame Rebecca, whom I appoint with Matthew Mason and
Thomas Dickins my executors. ,
Whereas by deed, dated l:!th April Hi02, I disposed of all my manors, lands, and tenements
in Middlescx and the City of London to Phillip Wiggs and John Holloway, as trustees, to the
use of myself for life, and then to the use of my said wife for life, and then for such uses as I
should by Will appoint, I do now appoint the same as follows:
The two messuages in St. John Zachary to go, after my wife's death, to the Company of
Goldsmiths, in tru!lt, to pay the Hospital of Bethlehem £20 per annum for ever, The GateHouse
at Highgate and the tolls taken there, and' the little park' at Hornsey, to go to the same
Company upon trust, to pay an annuity of £100 p.a. to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, for ever;
and also a like annuity of£lOO p.a. to Christ's Hospital, of which I am President. My executors
in the mean while to pay to the said hospital £12 p.a. for the same uses as I have given the
same every year in my lifetime. My farm at Finchley to my kinsman William Wilkins of ColeOrton,
Leicestershire, and his wife Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of my late brother William
Wollaston deceased, for their lives, with remainder after the death of the survivor of them to
their eldest son John Wilkins, remainder to his first and other sons successively in tail male,
remainder to my own right heirs. To the Governours of the Free School of Highgate the six
almshouses which I have built there in trust for the use of six poor men or women of Homsey
or Highgate; also an annuity of £18 10,. per annum out of the meadows adjoining my capital
messuage at Highgate where I live, upon trust to pay to each of the six aImspeople 50 shillings
a year, and 20 shillings a year to provide for the repairs to the almshouses, and also 50 shillings
a year for a collation to the Governours at their meeting.
The two messuages, &C. in Homsey-lane, now in lease to my kinsman John Brett of London,
grocer, to be sold. The residue of all my real estate to my said wife Dame Rebecca for
life, with remainder to my nephew William Edlyn also Wollaston, son of my sister Sarah Edlyn,
widow, for his life; remainder to his first and other sons successively in tail male; remainder
to the four daughters of my late brother William Wollaston, viz. Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, and
Judith. and their heirs as tenants in common and not as joint heirs.
Item. To Alexander§ Wightwick of Wightwick, co. Stafford. Esq.. William Bendy of
Shutend Esq .• Henry Stone of Walsull Esq., John Birch of Cannock Esq., William Pinson of
Wolverhampton Gent.. Edward Jorden of Dnnnesley Gent .• and William Hayes of Wolverhampton.
ironmonger, their heirs and assigns, all that the donation, advowson. and patronage
of the church and rectory of Wombourne. and of the chappell of Tresull, and either of them. in
the connty of Stafford. And I desire their care to present a learned and painful preacher, honest, in life and conversation, to the said living as often as it shall become voyd, whereby soules may
be gayned to Christ. And I do will the three last survivers shall make choyse of new Trustees
to be added to them successively, to present to the said living a fitt Minister qualifyed as abovesaid,
as often as the said church shall become voyd. And I give to the said Trustees twenty
shillings a peece to buy every of thcm a ring.
Whereas my uncle Henry Wollaston of London, draper, hath formerly given fifty-two shillings
per annum to the poor of Tettenhall aforesaid, I now make up the same to .£10 per annum.
My loving friends Samuel Wightwick Esq. and William Gibbs Esq. to be overseers of my Will.
Will proved in C.P.C. 14th May 1658 by the relict Dame Rebecca Wollaston, power being
reserved to the other executors. [248 Wotton.] 
Wollaston, John Sir (I42)
37 HENRY 'VOLLASTON, second son of Henry, was a citizen and draper of
London, and the ancestor of the Wollastons of Shenton and of Waltham Abbey.

He was not, however, without ambition of another kind; for in 1616, a few months before his
death, he applied to the College of Arms for legal sanction to use armorial bearings. It was a common
practice for the Heralds in those days to disguise new grants of arms by calling them confirmations and
exemplifications. Accordingly on 10th July 1616 a crest was granted to ' Henry Wollaston, citizen of
London, second son of Henry of Perton,' and his arms were exemplified-by Camden Clarencieux. The
crest was a demi-griffin segreant Argent on a mural crown Or, holding a mullet Sable,pierced Argent, and
the coat assigned to him was Argent three mullets Sable pierced of tile field. The filial difference is denoted by a crescent gules. The original grant is not on record at the College of Arms, but the exemplification was produced to the Heralds at the Visitation of Leicestershire on 4th Aug. 1682 by Henry's grandson William Wollaston of Shenton. 
Wollaston, Henry of Waltham (I21)
38 Henry may or may not have had a son, Richard.
If he did, he was either Major Richard Wollaston, or Richard Wollaston- Gunner
Richard Wollaston was a major in the Parliamentary Army in 1645, (57) and
was appointed the third Judge of the Admiralty by the House of Commons in July
1652; (58) and it is highly improbable that Sir John would have wholly ignored a
prosperous nephew of his own way of thinking in religion and politics, with whom
he was constantly brought in contact in public life. ·It is also unlikely that a
rich, pious, and charitable man like Richard Wollaston would have suffered his
father to die in debt, a poor brother of the Charterhouse. It is to be regretted that
the parentage of Richard Wollaston of Loseby should be so obscure, for he was an
honour to his name. By a codicil to his Will (which is dated 27th Feb. 1689-90,
and was proved 25th May 1691) he bequeathed 100L a year for ever to the poor on
his estates, with preference to 'such poor as should be by his executor really judged
to fear God, though of different opinions.' 
Wollaston, Richard of Losbey and Wormley? (I135)
39 Henry was Captain of the Essex trainbands after the Restoration and succeeded to Fishers on his father's death in 1670.

HENRY WOLLASTON, surviving son and heir of Henry by Ursula Foxe, was
born at Fishers at 5 P.M. on Wednesday 15th Feb. 1625-6, and was baptized at
Waltham Abbey on 23d Feb., when his aunt Mrs. Boteler of Stapleford was his
godmother, and his godfathers were his uncles Mr. Thomas Burnell and Thomas
Foxe, who were represented on the occasion by Dr. Foxe and Mr. Samuel Middlemore.
Henry was Captain of the Essex trainbands after the Restoration, and succeeded to Fishers on his father's death in 1670. He married in 1654 Anne,
daughter of Oliver Boteler Esq. of Harrold, Bedfordshire, and had eight children,
four of whom died young in his lifetime. His youngest son Thomas was an
upholsterer in London in 1688, when he is named in the Will of William Wollaston
of Shenton as heir in remainder to his estates in case his devisee had no issue.
Captain Henry Wollaston died at the age of 52, and was buried at Waltham
Abbey on 21st March 1678-9. 
Wollaston, Capt Henry of Waltham (I78)
and memorye. Will dated 21 Nov. 1616.
To be buried in the quyre of St. Martin Orgar's in London, where I am a parishioner, before
my pew-door, where my two wives were lately buried. To my eldest son William Wollaston and
his heirs my manors of Chebsey, Shalford, and Senscourte. and my other lands in Staffordshire,
and also my house in St.-Martin Orgnr's. where I now dwell. My said dwelling.house to be
charged for ever with the payment of 52 shillings per annum. to be distributed every Sunday in
bread to the poor of St. Martin Orgar's; and my messuage &C. at Oncott in Staffordshire to be
charged with a like payment of 52 shillings per annum to the poor of Tettenhall in Staffordshire.
To my 2d son Thomas Wollaston and his heirs my manor of Bretts in Essex, which was assured
to him on his marriage, To my 3d and youngest son Henry Wollaston and his heirs my capital
messuage and lands at Waltham Holy Crodd. Essex. called Fishers or Salmons, and also six
houses in St. Lawrence Pountney-Ianne, London. charged with the payment of 52s. per annum
to the poor of Waltham Holy Cross, to be distributed every Sunday in bread.
To Jane*' Burges widow, £4~ per annum for life. To my eldest Son William Wollaston, £1500.
My Son Thomas Wollaston has already had £2200, of which £1200 was to buy him an office. To
my youngest son Henry Wollaston, .£1000. To my daughter Ales Gray and her two sons William
and Henry Gray, and the longest liver of them, my tenements in Fenchurch-street and a house in
Hogge-lane, London, where the said Ales and her husband now dwell; also to my said daughter
Alice, £100. To my daughter Ffrancess Jackson, £400 after the death of her husband Robert Jackson,
and in the mean time, £20 per annum. To Robert and Susauna Jackson, the two children of my
said daughter Jackson, £100 each at their ages of 21 or marriage; and if they both die, the said
money to go to the children of Richard Gray and of my said daughter Ales Gray. To Thomas
and Ffrancis, children of my daughter Judith Terry, £100 each, to be paid to their father for
their use withlD three years after my death. To Henry, son of my daughter Sara Middlemore,
£100. To my grandchildren William and Henry Gray, sons of my daughter Ales Gray, £100
each at 21. To my cousin Sarat Wollaston, daughter of my brother Edward Wollaston, £66
131.4ll. To Christopher and Edward, the two sons of my brother Richard Wollaston, £10 each.
To John§ and Henry, sons of my brother Edward Wollaston, £10 each. To my godson Henry
Hancock,tlO. To the Drapers' Company, £25 for a dinner on day of my burial To my sister
FfrancesH Hanger, cloth for mourning. To my brother Edward Wollaston, 40 •. for a ring.
Mourning to be given to the following persons, viz. to Edward Hancock and his wife, to my
cosen Hambleton am1 his wife, to John§ Wollaston and his wife, to Christopher~ Wollaston and
his wife, to Robert** Smyth and his wife, and to my brother Edward Wollaston, and to my nephew
Edward Wollaston, son of my brother Richard Wollaston, and to Henry Wollaston, my brother
Edward's son. To the poor of the parish of Tettenhall in Staffordshire, where I was christened,
£5 on the day of my funeral, at the discretion of my brother Edward Wollaston, and of my
kinsman Mr. Richard Creswell.
To my eldest son William Wollaston, my great gold ring; and to my 2d son Thomas Wollaston,
a ring given me by his grandfatller Burges. To my eldest daughter Frances Jackson, a
hooped wedding-ring, which was her mother's. To my 2d daughter Judith Terry, a pair of
needlework vallance fringed, &c., which her mother wrought when she was with child of her.
To my 3d daughter Ales Gray, a needlework vallance that I bought of my sister Burges. To
my 4th daughter Sarah Middlemore, a gold ring with a whistle in it, that was her mother's, and
a valance bought of my cousin Agar. To my youngest daughter Hester Burnell, a ring, &C. &C.
I forgive my cousin Thomas Perry of Trescot in Staffordshire £10, which he owes me. My son
William Wollaston and my son-in-law Samuel Middlemore to be my executors. My sons-in-law
Mr. Terry and Mr. Burnell to be overseers of my Will.
Witness: Charles Bostocke, scrivener, and others.
Will proved in C.P.C. on 28 Nov. 1616 by both executors. [107 Cope.] 
Wollaston, Henry of Waltham (I21)
41 HENRY WOLLASTON, son and heir of Henry by Anne Boteler, was baptized at
Waltham Abbey on 1st ApIiI 1660, and was therefore under age when his father
died. He was the fourth of his names who was the owner of Fishers, and was
living there in 1684 when his cousin Francis Wollaston, the heir apparent of Shenton,
was buried in Waltham- Abbey Church. But he afterwards wasted his estate,
and the whole of it was alienated, before the end of the century. It now belongs
to the trustees of Fuller's Charity in London. 
Wollaston, Henry of Waltham (I83)
42 HENRY WOLLASTON, the only son of his father's second marriage, succeeded
to his father's estate at Waltham Abbey. He also inherited six freehold houses in .
Lawrence Pountney-lane, one of which was purchased by his father from John
Robinson in 1600 and another from Richard Butler in 1606. He married
at Waltham Abbey, on 29th April 1617, Ursula, the eldest daughter of Dr.
Samuel Foxe of WarHes Park in that parish, who was the eldest son of John
Foxe the Martyrologist. It was agreed on the marriage that Henry and his wife
should have their board for three years at Warlies; and it was not until May 1620
that they went to keep house at Fishers. In the mean while Henry had sold,
by deed dated 4th Sept. 1618, two of his houses in Lawrence Pountney-lane to
Simon Wood, merchant taylor of London. His four remaining houses were sold
for 1080L. on 20th Nov. 1646 to Peter Matthews and William Van Brugh, merchants
of London, when his wife Ursula concurred in the sale and was party to the
fine levied in Easter term 23 Charles I.

Henry was a Justice of the Peace both during the Commonwealth and after the
Restoration, and his name is appended to nearly every contract of marriage in
Waltham Abbey RegiSter between 1653 and 1657. He entered his pedigree at
the Visitation of Essex:in 1664, and was buried at Waltham Abbey on 17th
Feb. 1669-70. His widow Ursula survived him only seven weeks, and was
buried near him on 11th April 1670. They had issue seven children, who
were all baptized at Waltham Abbey. 
Wollaston, Henry of Waltham (I74)
43 HENRY WOLLASTON, the second son of William of Perton, and the brother of
William of Trescot Grange, is misnamed William in the pedigree which his grandson
Sir John Wollaston entered at the Visitation of London in 1633-4; a mistake
which has led to endless confusion in subsequent pedigrees. His true name is proved
by the exemplification of arms to his son Henry in 1616, who distinctly describes
himself as the son of Henry of Perton. (17) He was a yeoman at Perton, where he
occupied his father's farm and homestead, and married •••. Elliot of Penn, whose
Christian name is lost, and by whom he had issue four children: I. RICHARD; .
n. HENRY; III. EDWARD; IV. A DAUGHTER, married Thomas Perry of Trescot,
and died before 1601, leaving issue. 
Wollaston, Henry of Perton (I6)
44 HENRY WOLLASTON, the third son of Edward of Perton, was born in or
just before 1593, for he describes himself as above 70 years old in 1663. He
was, like his brother John, a citizen of London, and is mentioned with him in their
unele Henry's Will in 1616. He was a haberdasher by trade, and carried on his
business in Lombard-street; but in Oct. 1638 he was appointed Keeper of Newgate
Prison by his brother John, who happened to be Sheriff when this lucrative office
fell vacant. The Lord Mayor and Aldermen of' London disputed his appointment,
and denied that the custody of their prison was in the gift of the Sheriffs.
Wollaston therefore was forcibly ejected from Newgate after six weeks of office, and
the keys were delivered to the nominee of the Corporation. He was restored,
however, by the House of Commons on his petition; for he was the Keeper of Newgate,
on 23dJune 1646, to whom Colonel John Lilburne gave formal notice that he
denied the competency of the Lords to judge him, and that he would not appear
before them except by force. Wollaston was soon afterwards superseded by
the Parliament, for he was loyal to the King, and contributed to his Majesty's
expenses at Oxford. He then returned to his business in Lombard-street, and his
wife died there on 27th Dec. 1655. His dismissal from office and opposition
to the Parliament completely alienated him from his brother John, who was a conspicuous
member of the opposite party, and Henry was wholly ignored by Sir John
Wollaston's Will and Settlement. This loss of all share in his brother's wealth
was of serious consequence to him, for his business failed, and in his later years he
was reduced to poverty. On 26th March 1663 he petitioned to the King to be
admitted a pensioner at Sutton's Hospital, in the place of Edward Sherburne of
Ribbleton, Lancashire, who had never made his appearance at the hospital since his
nomination. He was then seventy years of age, and produced the receipt of
Captain Robert Bradshaw for 50l. lent to the late King, which was still owing to
him. His petition was granted, and he died a poor brother in the Charterhouse
on Christmas-day 1669. Letters of Administration were granted on 21st
Jan. 1669-70 to Henry Wollaston, one of his next of kin and a creditor, who was,
I presume, his cousin-german Henry Wollaston of Waltham Abbey. This implies
that he left no children; but it is confidently stated in the extinct Baronetage, and
in the county histories of Hertfordshire and Leicestershire, that Henry Wollaston, brother of Sir John, was the father of Richard Wollaston the gunfounder,
who purchased the manors of Loseby in Leicestershire and of Wormley in Hertfordshire.
I am unable to discover any evidence whatever for the received account
of the origin of the Wollastons of Loseby, and there are many presumptions
against it.
Richard Wollaston was a major in the Parliamentary Army in 1645 
Wollaston, Henry (I43)
45 HENRY, the eldest son, was a mercer at Lichfield, but failed in business, and
was a constant source of anxiety and expense to his father and brother. He was
for a long time prisoner in the King's Bench, and ended his discreditable life at
Chester in 1694. 
Wollaston, Henry of Litchfield (I69)
46 HESTER WOLLASTON married Thomas Burnell, merchant of London, who
was one of the overseers of his father-in-law's Will iu 1616. He was the second
son of Thomas Burnell Gent. of Dover, and the brother of John Burnell of Stanmore
in Middlesex, who had a grant of Arms on 25th April 1570. Thomas
had no issue in 1633, when he entered his pedigree at the Visitation of London. 
Wollaston, Hester (I73)
47 His eldest brother Thomas having died before his father, the estate was left to Hugh the second son. At the inquests following Thomas' death, Hugh was stated to have been aged 50. Both Hugh and an elder brother John, who presumably diedyoung, were educated at the Middle Temple. Hugh died in 1610 and left Trescott Grange to his elder son Edward who was then aged 12.??brother Walter (wife Urseley) who christened children at Penn from 1616 onwards. Wollaston, Hugh of Trescott Grange (I18)
48 His widow Elizabeth married secondly Walter Cary Esq. of Everton in Bedfordshire,
a barrister of the Middle Temple, who was buried at Everton on 1st Oct.
1679, aged 63. Elizabeth had no issue by her second marriage, and was buried
at Everton on 5th Sept. 1684. 
Keightley, Elizabeth (I97)
49 His wife was an only child, and so John becomes the Heir to his father in law in Elmedon, co.Warwick Wollaston, John (I124)
50 http://books.google.ca/books?id=qf4GAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA415&lpg=PA415&dq=Wollaston+of+Shenton&source=bl&ots=3q1YF_LkFJ&sig=x-K3J6Q8n4yRiHBt21PSANjd8iM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xkAkUMbCAc-y0QHG94H4BQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Wollaston%20of%20Shenton&f=false

during the reign of Henry the 7th-1485-1509, Thomas had a grant from the crown of the office of ceeper of the outwoods of Lyndridge, wich he kept until 1523. 
Wollaston, Thomas (I145)

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