Audrey "Ethelreda" Wightman

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Audrey "Ethelreda" Wightman (Dering)

Also Known As: "Ethelreda Deering"
Birthplace: The Hill, Middlesex , England
Death: June 22, 1596
Coventry, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Coventry, Middlesex, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Wallace Thomas? Deering and Mable Dearing
Wife of William Wightman, MP
Mother of Elizabeth Price; Isobel Lyon; Frances Streynsham; ?? Wynces and ?? Vaughan

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About Audrey "Ethelreda" Wightman

Not the same as wife of William Wightman


William Wightman b. by 1517, 1st s. of Richard Wightman of Coventry, Warws. by Elizabeth, da. of Humphrey Purcell of Wolverhampton, Staffs. m. Audrey, da. of (?Thomas) Dering, 5da.2

In 1552 Wightman had acquired property in Harrow where he made his home; he leased land in several counties, mostly in Wales, but he continued to live at Harrow until his death and it was there that he was buried on 1 Feb. 1580.

By his will, made 20 Dec. 1578, he bequeathed

  • to his wife a close at Coventry and freeholds at Harrow, and
  • to his wife and eldest daughter his leaseholds at Harrow: this daughter, Frances, was newly married to Robert Streynsham, a former secretary of the 1st Earl of Pembroke, and clerk of the peace for Wiltshire in 1580-1.
  • He also made bequests to two sons-in-law, John Pryce and Humphrey Wynces, and
  • to his daughter Vaughan and little niece Ann Vaughan.

The list of debts appended to it yields a total of 614, of which 199 was owing to the Queen, to be paid at a rate of 50 a year, and 20 to ˜Mr. Moulton the auditor; on the other side, Robert Streynsham owed Wightman 800, and Thomas and David Williams over 200.

Wightman's widow survived him 16 years.4


  • “Lyon Memorial: Massachusetts Families, Including Descendants of the Immigrants William Lyon, of Roxbury, Peter Lyon, of Dorchester, George Lyon, of Dorchester, with Intro. Treating of the English Ancestry of the American Families", page 24, by Albert Brown Lyons-Documentation showing that she was married to William Wightman and the mother to Isabel Wightman Lyon
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Audrey "Ethelreda" Wightman's Timeline

The Hill, Middlesex , England
Of,Harrow on the Hill,Middlesex,England
Of,Harrow on the Hill,Middlesex,England
Middlesex, England
June 22, 1596
Age 66
Coventry, Middlesex, England
June 1596
Age 66
Coventry, Middlesex, , England