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William Wollaston of Shenton

Male 1623 - 1688  (65 years)


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  • Name William Wollaston of Shenton 
    Born 1623 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1688  Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I84  Wollaston
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 

    Father William Wollaston of Shenton, Esq.,   b. Nov 1581,   d. 10 Dec 1666, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Anne Whitgreve,   b. 1597,   d. Feb 1629  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 1622 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Cave 
    Married 1668 
    Children 
     1. Anne Wollaston,   b. 13 May 1661, Shenton, Leicestershire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1704, Shenton, Leicestershire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. William Wollaston,   b. 27 Aug 1662, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1664, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Rebecca Wollaston,   b. 1663, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1718, Ravenstone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Henry Wollaston,   b. May 1666, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1666, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Elizabeth Wollaston of Shenton,   b. 6 Mar 1667, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1667  (Age 0 years)
     6. Francis Wollaston,   b. 2 Jul 1668, Shenton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1684  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM WOLLASTON, the only surviving son of William of Shenton by Anne
      Whitgreve, was born in 1623, and like his brother Henry was educated at Cambridge
      and an Inn of Court. He was admitted at the Inner Temple on 1st Dec. 1645,
      and lived there for several years in chambers. He was still a younger brother,
      when he married in 1666 Elizabeth Cave, the only child of Lady Villiers of Brooks by
      by her second husband Captain Francis Cave.
    • WILLIAM WOLLASTON OF SHENTON, co. LEICESTER, ESQ., infirm of body, but of sound and perfect
      mind and memory. Will dated 20 April 1688.
      To be buried in Shenton Church. To my wife Elizabeth, my manor of Shenton for life, and
      all my household goods, plate, coaches, coach-horses, &C., absolutely. To my cousin William
      Wollaston, clerk (second son of William Wollaston of Great BIoxwitch, co. Stafford, Gent.), and
      the heirs male of his body all and singular, my manors of Upton and Narborough with the
      advowson of Narborough; my lands at BIoford and Enderbie and my mills at Swepston in
      Leicestershire; also my manors of Chebsey, Shawford, and Wollaston also Olston, and other
      lands in Staffordshire; also my manor and advowson of Measham in Derbyshire; and also my
      manors of Finborow and Addershall-cum-Cantelawes in Suffolk; and in default of his issue,
      remainder to Thomas Wollaston of London upholsterer, one of the sons of Henry Wollaston
      late of Waltham, Essex, Gent., deceased.
      John Cholmeley of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, London, Gent., and John Cave, Rector of
      Nelson, co. Leicester, clerk, to be trustees for the support of contingent remainders and for the
      payment of the annuities charged on the said estates. To my cousin Thomast Wollaston of
      Doxey, Staffordshire, Gent., £150 per annum, and to his wife £80 per annum, and £10 per annum
      to each of their children. To my cousin William Wollaston of Great BIoxwitch before mentioned,
      £150 per annum, and to his wife £80 per annum, and to their children £10 per annum
      each.
      My lands at Lea Grange in Merevale, co. Warwick, to my wife Elizabeth for life, remainder
      to my daughter Anne Chester for life, remainder to my grandson William Chester, eldest son
      and heir apparent of John Chester Esq. by my said daughter Anne, in fee_ William Beebie,
      formerly servant to my son Francis, to have a lease of a farm at Sutton. My lands at Thorpe
      Emald and Sutton Cheynell, co. Leicester, and at Coton Clauford, co. Stafford, to my daughter
      Rebecca Wilkins in fee. To my godchildren Herbert Monck and Wollaston Winnington,
      40s. each. To Mr. Edward Alsop and Mrs. Elizabeth Alsop his sister, 20,. each. To my son-in-
      law John Chester Esq., £100. The before-mentioned John Cholmeley and John Cave to be
      joint executors with my wife.

      Witnesses Danvers Hodges, Hen. Bonsall, Wm. Fox, Robt. Tarleton, Tho. Miles.
      CODICIL dated 17 Aug. 1688 Small legacies to servants.
      Witnesses: Ann Chester, Re. Wilkins, Jolm Chester, John Wilkins.
      Will and Codicil proved in C.P.C. 6th Oct. 1688 [144 Exton.]