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William Angell, Esq.

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Peakirk, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Angell, Sr. and Anna Angell
Husband of Elizabeth Angell; Ann Angell; Joane Angell and Elizabeth Angell
Father of Elizabeth Angell; John Angell, Esq.; Rudolph Angell; Elizabeth Hayward; Katherine Pemberton and 12 others
Brother of James Angell; Robert Angell; Randall Angell; Robert Angell; Thomas Angell and 7 others
Half brother of John Angell

Occupation: fishmonger
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About William Angell, Esq., of Crowhurst

Provisioner (fishmonger) to the king, James 1

From British History Online:


The manor of Temple Ewell, with the appropriation and advowson of the vicarage appendant,

  • after the dissolution of the order of knights hospitallers, in king Henry the VIIIth.'s reign, remained in the hands of the crown, till king Edward VI. in his 5th year, granted them to Edward, lord Clinton and Saye, lord high admiral, and of his privy council, to hold in capite, (fn. 5) and
  • he within a few months afterwards reconveyed them to the crown,
  • where they staid but till the next year, when the king granted them to Sir William Cavendish, to hold in like manner,
  • who the same year alienated them to Sir Richard Sackville, chancellor of the court of augmentations,
  • who in the beginning of queen Elizabeth's reign alienated them to Winifred, marchioness of Winchester, and
  • she in the 24th year of it joined with other trustees in the sale of them to Thomas Digge and William Boys,
  • who quickly afterwards passed them away to John Daniell, whose two daughters and coheirs carried them in marriage to John Mabb and William Wiseman,
  • who at the latter end of that reign joined in the sale of them to Mr. Robert Bromley, mercer, of London, and
  • he about the beginning of king James I.'s reign, passed them away by sale to William Angell, of London, clerk of the acatery to that king, whose ancestor resided in Northamptonshire in king Henry the VIIth.'s reign, and bore for his arms, Or, five lozenges in fess, azure, surmounted of a bendlet, gules; and in his descendants, resident at Crowhurst, in Surry, for many successive generations, (fn. 6)
  • they continued down to John Angell, esq. who was of Stockwell, in Middlesex, and died possessed of them in 1784, unmarried, and
  • by his will devised them to Mr. Benedict Brown, his next heirgeneral, in default of lineal male issue, from his greatgrandfather William Angell, esq. of Crowhurst,
  • subject to which proviso, Mr. Brown soon afterwards alienated this manor of Ewell, alias Temple Ewell, with the rectory impropriate, and the advowson of the vicarage appendant, to William Osborne, esq. of London, M. D. who at times resides here at Old Park-place, a house which he has sitted up and enlarged for that purpose on this estate, and
  • he is the present possessor of them. A court leet and court baron is held for this manor.

THERE IS a portion of tithes arsing from 90 acres of land in Coldred, payable to the lords (read: owners) of Temple Ewell manor. (fn. 7)


  • 6 See Aubrey's Antiq. of Surry, vol. iii. p. 39, &c.
  • 7 An account of the tithes paid to this manor, or church of Ewell, within the parish of Coldred, may be seen in the Leiger Book of St. Martin's priory of Dover, f. 251,h, MSS. Lambeth.

William Angell Esq. was born in Peakirk, Northamptonshire as the eldest of the six sons of Thomas Angell and Anne Hardy. Moving to London, William Angell became a prominent member of the Fishmongers Guild and was purveyor of fish to her majesty Queen Elizabeth I by 1594. He later became a member of the courts of both King James I and King Charles I as Sargeant of the Catery and Fishmonger to the King. He also served as the chief supervisor and warden of all the fisheries of Great Britain for the Monarchy. Willam Angell married Joan Povey (1565-1608), the daughter of John Povey and Elizabeth Hobson. William and Joan Angell had 11 children: Elizabeth Angell the first born in 1590 who married William Watts & John Hayward; John Angell who married Elizabeth Edolf; Joyce Angell who married Francis Greenwood; Anne Angell who married Simon Wood; Catherine Angell who married John Pemberton; James Angell who married Ann Elliot; Helen Angell who married Graveley Norton; Mary Angell who married Sir John Claypoole; Bridget Angell who married Benjamin Norton; Robert Angell who married Frances ?; and Martha Angell who married Dr. William Lucy. (Joan Povey would die of child birth complications shortly after the July 24, 1608 birth 0f this daughter Martha). After the death of his wife Joan Povey in 1608, William Angell would marry Elizabeth Bugge Hudson who died in 1624. Willam Angell Esq. would die in 1629 and leave an extensive PCC will. St. Thomas the Apostle Church was destroyed in the great London fire of 1665 and was never rebuilt.

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Peakirk, Northamptonshire, England
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London, St Nicholas Olav, Breadstreet, England
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