Person:William Wilson (298)

William Wilson, of Welbourn
  1. William Wilson, of WelbournAbt 1515 - 1587
  • HWilliam Wilson, of WelbournAbt 1515 - 1587
  1. Rev. William Wilson1542 - 1615
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Name William Wilson, of Welbourn
Gender Male
Birth? About 1515 Penrith, Cumberland, England
Death[1] 27 August 1587 Windsor, Berkshire, England

"He was "of Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, gentleman, who was buried in Saint George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he presumably was some sort of official, although there is no record of more than his burial there."

"William Wilson, gent., born about 1515, who removed from Penrith and settled at Welbourn, co. Lincoln. He acquired considerable estate, and on March 24, 1586, had confirmation of the following coat of arms, and grant of a crest, by William Flower, Norroy king of arms: Arms, per pale argent and azure three lion's gambs erased fessways in pale counterchanged; crest, a lion's head argent guttee de sang. He died at Windsor Castle, co. Berks (where his son William was prebendary), Aug. 27, 1587, and was buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, where a monument was erected to his memory. (Burke's 'General Armory,' p. 1120; Ashmole's 'History and Antiquities of Berkshire,' p. 309; Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 306-307 and vol lii, p. 144; and Herleian MS. 1507, vol. 20.) The name of his wife has not been learned."

"Of Welbourn, Lincolnshire. He held some position of sufficient importance that he was termed 'gentleman' and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

"There was once a brass plate on a gravestone to his memory near the north corner of the church. It is now long gone but Ashmole made a record of it: 'William Wilson, late of Wellsbourne in the County of Lincolne, Gent. departed this lyfe, within the Castle of Windsor, in the Yeare of our Lord 1587, the 27th Day of August, and lyeth buried in this Place.'

Threlfall, John. The Ancestry of Reverend Henry Whitfield (1590-1657) and His Wife Dorothy Sheafe (159?-1669) of Guilford, Connecticut (Madison, Wisconsin, 1989)

The antiquities of Berkshire. By Elias Ashmole, ... v.3. Ashmole, Elias, 1617-1692, page 164.

  1. The antiquities of Berkshire. By Elias Ashmole, ... v.3. Ashmole, Elias, 1617-1692, page 164.