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Henry Wollaston, of Waltham

Male - 1670


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  • Name Henry Wollaston 
    Suffix of Waltham 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1670  Waltham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Feb 1669 Waltham Abbey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74  Wollaston
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 

    Father Henry Wollaston, of Waltham,   b. 1547,   d. 22 Nov 1616  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Alice Wollaston 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ursula Foxe,   d. Apr 1670 
    Married 29 Apr 1617  Waltham Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Wollaston,   b. FRIDAY 15 Jun 1621, Waltham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1652  (Age ~ 30 years)
     2. Anne Wollaston,   b. Tuesday 18th Feb. 1623, her father's house of Fishers Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Capt Henry Wollaston, of Waltham,   b. 15 Feb 1626, Fishers Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1678, Waltham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Ursula Wollaston,   b. Apr 1628
     5. Thomas Wollaston,   b. Sep 1629,   d. Sep 1632  (Age ~ 3 years)
     6. Elizabeth Wollaston,   b. Dec 1630
     7. Samuel Wollaston,   b. Aug 1632, Waltham Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.
    • Story: From World Wide Wollastons

      In 1618 Henry sold two of the houses he inherited from his father in the parish St Lawrence, Eastcheap in the City of London and in 1646 the remaining four houses were sold for £1,080.It was agreed in the marriage settlement that Henry and his wife should live with his father-in-law in Waltham for three years after the marriage. In 1620 at the end of the three years he went to live at Fishers Green, a house in Waltham, which also he inherited from his father. He was a man of very high position in Waltham and was a Justice of the Peace for Essex during the reign of Charles I, the Commonwealth and after the Restoration. His name is appended to nearly every contract ofmarriage in Waltham Abbey register between 1653 and 1657. The reason for this is that, owing to the shortage of clergymen during the Civil War, Justices of the Peace were authorised by law to effect marriages. In1651 he gave £1 towards purchasing buckets, ladders and firehooks for dealing with fires; and in 1668 he and Sir Richard Willis, Bart., successfully petitioned the King for permission to collect money for the repair ofWaltham Abbey. His bust in Waltham Abbey was damaged in December 2002 by a mentally disturbed person.