William Wheatley

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William Wheatley
Person William Wheatley
First name William
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Last name Wheatley
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Occupation Grocer
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Has signoff text W: Wheately
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Res parish Saint Bride Fleet Street
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1628
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Death year 1682
Probate date October 11, 1682
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.307r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Apr 2 1658
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

William Wheatley (alt. Wheatly) (b.ca.1628; d.poss.1682, though this may be his son). Grocer.

Resident in 1658 in parish of St Bride Fleet Street.

J.R. Woodhead (1966) has the following entry for William Wheatley, grocer, though this may be the son of the High Court of Admiralty deponent:

"WHEATLEY, William. Co Co Farringdon Without (St Bride), 1662-5 (1) St Bride, 1663, 1665, St Martin-in-theFields, Middx, 1682 (2) GR, W, 1678 (3) b St Bride, d 1682, bur ? St Bride (4) Will PCC 124 Cottle pr, 11 Oct 1682 f William Wheatley of London, m Jane, da of Christopher Frederick, BS (5) City and London property, "manors and lands" (unspecified) (5) Neph of Sir John FREDERICK "Couzen" of Joseph and Nathaniel HERNE (5)
Notes: (1) 1662 GHL, MS 10116, Box 1, file 2, 1663-5 VBk, St Bride (2) VBk, St Bride, PCC, PAB, 1682 (3) Will, Boyd 48966 (4) Will (5) Boyd 11745"[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

William Wheatley, a thirty year old Grocer of the parish of Saint Brides London, deposed on April 2nd 1658.[2] He was examined on interrogatories submitted in the case of "Saunders and others owners of the Isaack against the Saint Jacob and John Claeson Master of her."[3]

Isaack Tillard, a merchant of Plymouth, was the correspondent of the Saint Brides London grocer William Wheatley.[4]

Comment on sources

PROB 11/371/158 Will of William Wheatley, Grocer of London. 11 October 1682
PROB 11/381/328 Will of Isaac Tillard, Merchant of Plymouth, Devon 03 November 1685

"1654...Joseph Wheatley, eld. son of Francis, merchant taylor, b. in Bride's par. 19 Aug. 1644."[5]

"Wardens of the Company of Grocers: Date of election, 1678 (20th July): Sir Robert Hanson, Robert Baxter, William Wheatly, William Stonestreet"[6]
  1. 'Wheatley, William', in J R Woodhead, 'Waad - Wymondseld', in The Rulers of London 1660-1689 A Biographical Record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London (London, 1966), pp. 168-181. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/london-rulers/1660-89/pp.168-181, viewed 04/08/2016
  2. HCA 13/72 f.307r
  3. HCA 13/72 f.306r
  4. HCA 13/72 f.307r
  5. {XXX Charles J. Robinson (ed.), Merchant Taylors' School Register, vol.1 (Lewes, 1882), p.219], viewed 04/08/2016
  6. W.W. Grantham (ed.), List of the wardens of the Grocers' Company from 1345 to 1907 (London, 1907), p.31, viewed 04/08/2016