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William Withers

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Isobel Withers
Father of Thomas Withers, II; John (the younger) Withers; William (the elder) Withers; Robert Withers and Anne Withers

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About William Withers

William Withers paid a subsidy 1550 at Bishops Cannings.

Appears in Subsidy Roll 1550 but not 1545. (The Subsidy Rolls for 1545 include Christian WETHERS of Netherhaven of Hundred of Everley & Elstor assessed 26/8, Thomas WETHURS of Chiltern p12, 13/4, John WETHERS of Codford St Mary & St Peter, Wilts., ass'd 4p, pd 6/8, p143. The Subsidy Rolls include many WITHERS, eg 18 for Hampshire in 1586).

In 1549 Wm WETHERS in goods 10p Lay Subsidy (a tax of moveable goods)

NOTE 3 miles west of Bishops Cannings is the village of Heddington; baptised there were

  • John WITHERS 1557,
  • Robert 1560,
  • John 1561,
  • Thomas 1563,
  • Joan 1564,
  • Marian 1565,
  • William 1567,
  • Edmund 1569, and
  • Eliner dr of Robert 1570.

cf 1587 will proved 1597 assigned to his son B William WITHERS below.

Married Isabel SMITH daughter of William SMITH of Bourton, Bishops Cannings. He had a 30 acre property "Foxes" at Bishops Cannings let to Hugh SLOPER and his wife Agnes; granted 15.6.1595 (1595 is written "37 Elizabeth" =37+1558) (Chancery Ref. C2/1312/69 James 1).

He appears in the 1576 tithings of Weke (Wick) & Mustede (Nursted) - both in Roundway towards Devizes from Bishops Cannings (then St James-in-Green), for the Hundred of Potterne & Cannings:

William SMITH assessed at 3 p(ounds), paid 5 sh(illings) with John and Thomas WYTHERS each ass'd at 5p & pd 5 sh, & Roberte WYTHERS at Endforde at Hundred of Elstubbe & Everleighe.

 

The wife of William SMITH was Laura buried 25.12.1591; other children were

  • Alice SMITH m William SLOPER,
  • Maud SMITH m Edward HAYWARD
  • Good SMITH m Richard HURLE. Source: Dr Ted CHURCH
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William Withers's Timeline

1530
1530
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
1534
1534
Age 4
1534
Age 4
1545
1545
Age 15
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, UK
1557
1557
Age 27
1587
October 1, 1587
Age 57
Wiltshire, England
1587
Age 57
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
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