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Christopher Wren, Dr.

Birthplace: Parish of St. Peter, London, England, UK
Death: Died in Cherwell, Oxfordshire, UK
Place of Burial: Kidlington, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Wren and Susan Wiggington
Husband of Mary Wren
Father of Sir Christopher Wren; Christopher Wren; Susanna Wren; Elizabeth Wren; Mary Wren and 2 others
Brother of Matthew Wren, Bishop of Ely

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About Christopher Wren, Dr.

Dean of Windsor & Wolverhampton

"Christopher Wren senior was a well educated man, having graduated from St John's College Oxford before entering the Church. He became rector of Fonthill, Wiltshire in 1620 and then East Knoyle, Wiltshire in 1623. He married Mary Cox, the only child of the Wiltshire squire Robert Cox from Fonthill, and it was while they were living at East Knoyle that all their children were born. Mary, Catherine, and Susan were all born by 1628 but then several children were born who died within a few weeks of their birth. Their son Christopher was born in 1632 then, two years later, another daughter named Elizabeth was born. Mary must have died shortly after the birth of Elizabeth, although there does not appear to be any surviving record of the date. Through Mary, however, the family became well off financially for, as the only heir, she had inherited her father's estate."

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Christopher Wren, Dr.'s Timeline

September 17, 1589
London, England, UK
Age 33
London, United Kingdom
April 1626
Age 36
Age 36
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, UK
November 22, 1627
Age 38
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
February 1628
Age 38
November 22, 1631
Age 42
October 20, 1632
Age 43
Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
December 1633
Age 44
May 29, 1658
Age 68
Cherwell, Oxfordshire, UK