Sir Richard 'of Donalston' Whaley, of Doralston

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Sir Richard 'of Donalston' Whaley, of Doralston

Also Known As: "Richard /Whalley/"
Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Doralston, Staffordshire, England
Death: November 23, 1583 (84)
Screveton, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas 'of Kirkton' Whaley
Husband of Lady Laura Whaley; Ursala Thwaites and Barbara Whaley
Father of Thomas Whaley; 4 Children Unrecorded Whaley; William Whaley; 12 Children Unrecorded Whaley; 7 Children Unrecorded Whaley and 1 other
Brother of Gilbert Whaley; Thomas Whaley and Walter Whaley

Occupation: Parliament Member & Knight
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About Sir Richard 'of Donalston' Whaley, of Doralston

8. RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON (THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1499, and died 23 Nov 1583. He married (1) LAURA BROOKMAN, daughter of THOMAS BROOKMAN. He married (2) URSALA THWAITES. He married (3) BARBARA COPE.

Notes for RICHARD OF DORALSTON: Richard had three wives and 25 children. His first wife was Laura Brookman, who had five children. His second wife was Ursala Thwaites, who had thirteen children. His third wife was Barbara Cope who had seven children.

Child of RICHARD DORALSTON and LAURA BROOKMAN is:

               9. i. THOMAS9 WHALEY, d. 1582.

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Had 25 children with 3 different wives, was a member of parliament for Scarborough during the reign of Edward VI, Knight of the Shire for the County of Nottingham, and "one of the most splendid sheriffs of that county"
Richard Whalley of Kirton, co. Notts, steward to Edward, Duke of Somerset. This Thomas Whalley... had a son called Richard Whalley, who had to his first wife Lora, Daughter of Thomas Brookman; to his second Ursula; and to his third, Barbara, who survived him, and married ____ Burnell, for whom she made a fair Tomb at Sibthorpe; she did here at Screton for her Husband Whalley; which shows he had twenty-five Children by his three Wives; which great number, many of them being very well matched, as one to Sir John Zouch, of Codnor; another to ____ Bellingeham; another to John Nevill, of Grove... To his eldest Son Thomas Whalley, c. and his Son William, the eldest by his second Wife, did Sir John Hercy, of Grove, Uncle of John Nevill, before-named, marry also his two Nieces, Elizabeth and Barbara, the Daughters and Heirs of Henry Hatfield, of Willoughby, Esquire, by alice, one of the eight Sisters and Heirs of the said Sir John.... This Richard Whalley died the 23rd of November in the Year 1583, aged 84 Years, having buried his said Son Thomas the Year before, who left several Sons and Daughters. •Text: p. 1320 •Text: p. 250

Sources: 1.Text: [342] Robert Thoroton, The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire... (London: Text: Robert White, 1677; Second Edition by G. Burbage, Nottingham, 1790) Text: p. 250 2.Text: [343] John W. Clay, F.S.A., ed., "Familiae Minorum Gentium... Volume Text: IV," The Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 40. For the year Text: MDCCCXCVI. (London:1896) 3.Text: [342] Robert Thoroton, The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire... (London: Text: Robert White, 1677; Second Edition by G. Burbage, Nottingham, 1790)

BIOGRAPHY: The Whaley Family: He succeeded to his grandfather's estate,which brought him great opulence. He was a member of Parliament for Scarborough during the reign of Edward VI (1547-1553). He was Knight of the Shire for the County of Nottingham, and one of the most splendid sheriffs fo that county. By his 1st wife he had five children, 13 by his 2nd wife and seven by his 3rd wife.

BURIAL: A magnificent monument of alabaster was built for him in the chancel of the church in Screveton, Nottingham County. His effigy, recumbent in his armor, long beard, hands raised, with palms together, his head resting upon his chest and his feet upon a whale. Around the verge of the altar stone is written "Here lieth Richard Whaley, Esq., who lived all the age of 84 years and ended his life Nov. 23, 1583." At the west end of the altar on which his sculptured likeness rests are the letters "T.W" with shield of arms and crest, also the effigy of his eldest son kneeling. Around the top are the initials of his wives names - "L.W.", "U.W.", and "B.W." Over the altar and on the wall of the church are represented in relief his wives and children kneeling. Under the above, and directly over his effigy, are the following lines in golden letters embossed: "Behold his wives were number three, Two of them died in right good fame, The third this tomb erected she, To him that well deserved the same, Both for his life and godly end, Which all that knew must needs commend, Since time brings all things to an end, And they that know not yet may see, A worthy Whaley too was he. Since time brings all things to an end, Let us ourselves apply, And learn by this one faithful friend, That here in tomb doth lie, To fear the Lord, and eke behold, The fairest is but dust and mould, For as we are, so once was he, And as he is , so we must be."

Sources: 1.Title: Annals of Smith of Cantley, Balby, and Doncaster, County York Author: Smith, Henry Ecroyd Publication: Sunderland England: Hills and Co., printers, 1878 Repository: Note: Heritage Quest Media: Book 2.Title: Family Tree Maker Note: ABBR Family Tree Maker Page: World Family Tree European Orgins, Vol. 1.E


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Sir Richard 'of Donalston' Whaley, of Doralston's Timeline

1499
1499
Doralston, Staffordshire, England
1544
1544
Age 45
Screveton, Nottinghamshire, England
1552
1552
Age 53
Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1583
November 23, 1583
Age 84
Screveton, Nottinghamshire, England
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