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Thomas Wollaston

Male 1515 - 1589  (74 years)

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  • Name Thomas Wollaston 
    Born 1515 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1589 
    Person ID I14  Wollaston
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 

    Father John Wollaston, of Perton, Staff,   b. 1485 
    Mother Hannah Grosvenor 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Ham or Hawe, of Walsall 
    Married 13 Jun 1541 
    +1. John Wollaston, of Walsall,   b. 1542,   d. 1615  (Age 73 years)
     2. Agnes Wollaston
     3. Elisabeth Wollaston
     4. Joan Wollaston,   d. 1606
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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)
    • 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.