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John Wollaston, of Walsall

Male 1542 - 1615  (73 years)

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  • Name John Wollaston 
    Suffix of Walsall 
    Born 1542 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1615 
    Person ID I112  Wollaston
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 

    Father Thomas Wollaston,   b. 1515,   d. 1589  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Jane Ham or Hawe, of Walsall 
    Married 13 Jun 1541 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Fox 
    +1. Thomas Wollaston, Mayor of Walsall 1636,   b. 1590, Walsall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1667  (Age 77 years)
     2. John Wollaston,   d. Abt 1635
    +3. Edward Wollaston,   b. 1592
     4. William Wollaston,   b. 1602
    +5. Henry Wollaston,   b. 1603
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.