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William Gresham

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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: June 20, 1578 (56)
Limpsfield, Surrey, England
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Son of Sir John Gresham, Kt. and Mary Gresham
Husband of Beatrix Gresham
Father of Cecily Woodhouse; William Gresham; Mary Mitchell; John Gresham; Elizabeth Gresham and 3 others
Brother of Mary Rowe; Katherine Gresham; James Gresham; Sir John Gresham, Kt.; Edmund Gresham and 5 others

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About William Gresham

  1. Occupation: Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1564
  2. Occupation: Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1577 England
  3. Occupation: Commissioner of General Musters 1569 Surrey County, England
  4. Will: 20 OCT 1575 England

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William and Beatrice had the following children:

i. Sir William Gresham was born8 in 1554 in Titsey Surrey County England. He died on 8 May 1624 in Craydon, Surrey, County England. BIOGRAPHY: .."He was the heir of his cousin, Sir Thomas Gresham [1519-1579], founder of the Royal Exchange. This later passed to his brother Sir Thomas. William married Elizabeth Finch. Elizabeth died8 on 4 Dec 1632 in Craydon, Surrey, County England.

ii. Mary Gresham was born about 1555. She died on 9 Mar 1611. She was buried on 14 Mar 1611 in Horsham. Mary married John Michell. John died on 29 Nov 1610.

iii. James Gresham was born about 1557. He died in 1576.

iv. John Gresham was born about 1558. He died in 1572.

v. Elizabeth Gresham was born about 1559. She died about 1603.

vi. Cicely Gresham was born about 1632. She died on 26 Jun 1632 in London. She was buried in Titsey and others. Cicely married15 Henry Woodhouse Sir before 1559. Henry died on 24 Feb 1625.

vii. Sir Thomas Gresham Of Titsay was born in 1561 in Titsey Surrey County England. He died on 1 Jul 1630 in Manor house of Limpsfield. He was Gresham, Thomas Of Titsay buried on 3 Jul 1630 in Church of Titsey. Thomas resided on 8 May 1642 in Titsey and others. Sir Thomas Gresham b 1561] the 2nd son of Sir William Gresham [b 1522] came into possession of the manor house at Titsey upon the death of his mother Beatrice [d 1632] Sir Thomas who married Mary, daughter of John Leonard of Knole, Kent and widow of Guilford Walsingham is described as residing in New Hall in 1658 Thomas married Mary Lennard on 23 Aug 1587 in Sevenoaks Surrey Co, England. Mary was born in 1566. She died in 1620.

William inherited Manor of Titsy, Lymsfield and Brodeham,Surry County, England

Will of William Gresham, ESQ., 1572. In the name of God Amen. The xx of Maie 1572 I William Greeham of Tittesey County Surrey Esquire son and heire of Sir John Gresham Knight and late Alderman of London deceased, being of hole mynd and in good and perfecte memory thanks be unto God doe make and ordeine this my presente Testament conteyning herein my last Will touchinge the order and disposici�n of my goodes cattells and debts to me owing in manner and forme following that is to say. First and principally I commende my soule to Almighty God my Master and to his onely sonne Jesus Christ my Savior and Redemer in whome and by the merits of whose most blessed death and passion ys all my hole trust of clere remission and forgiveness of all my synnes. And my bodye to be buried in the Parish Church of Tittesey aforesaid in such place as yt shall please God to provide for me.

Item I will that all such debts and duetyes as I owe of right or in conscience to any person shall as shortly after my decease as may be be well and truly contented and paid by my Executrix hcreunder named.

Item I will and my mynd and intent is that within six days after my decease a good just true and perfect inventory valuaci�n and appraisement be had made and taken of all and singular my goodes moveables cattells plate and debts (all ceilings and portails of waymcot remayning in any or every of my houses onely excepted) by such discrete honest and indifferent persones as my well beloved frends Thomas Bayerd and William Rowe my cosen shall thereunto appoint and think most meete. And after the said valuaci�n and appraisement thereof had I will that the said Thomas Bayerd and William Rowe shall with as much convenient expedici�n as may be make and ingrosse or cause to be made and ingrossed into parchment the said Inventory of all the said goodes cattells leases plate redy money, and debts, tripartite indented, one parte I will shall remain with Beatrice my well beloved wief and th'other two partes th'one to remain with Thomas Bayerd th'other with Wm Rowe. And after said Inventory made and all debts and funerall charges paid I will that the said goodes Cattells leases Plate and debts shall be equally divided into three equall partes and porcions, whereof one equall parte and porci�n I will and bequeath to said Beatrice my wief to her own use in the name of her reasonable partes and porcions of my said goodes and cattclls. And the two other equall partes and porcions thereof I will, give, and bequeath unto such of my children whom I shall hereafter name and expresse and to no other that is to say to my two youngest daughters Elizabeth Gresham and Cicely Gresham my children except out of the said equall partes and porcions such legacyes and bequests as I have hereafter willed and bequeathed. And I will that yf it shall fortune the said Elizabeth Gresham or Ciceley Gresham before they shall accomplish and come to their dayes of marriage or lawful ages of twenty one yeres to decease and departe out of this vaine and transitory worlde that then the partes and porcions of her so deceasing shall be and remain to the survivor of them and yf they both decease then their partes and porcions shall be to Thomas Gresham rny sonne and Mary Gresham my daughter equally to be distributed parte and porci�n alike. And with the said two equall partes and porcions of my said goodes and cattells I will the said Thomas Bayerd and William Rowe to have the use occupying employment and advancement to the use of my said children until they shall attain their said age of twenty one yeres or dayes of marriage if the said Thomas Bayerd and William Rowe do so long live and that my Executrix shall make full and whole delivery of the same within convenient time after my decease unto the said Thomas and William to the intent that the said Thomas and William shall give and deliver to the said Elizabeth aud Ciceley Gresham and the survivor of them when they shall accomplish the age of 21 yeres or dayes of marriage the two said equall partes and porcions of my said goods cattells plate ready money and debts (except before excepted) and also such reasonable parte and porci�n of the encrease and gaines that shall arise come and growe by reason of the ymployment and occupation of the said two equall partes as to their good consideration wisdom and discretion shall thincke and seme good. Item I will that yf the said Thomas Bayerd or William Howe doe (last several pages of will not copied) - Genealogy of Gresham families


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William Gresham's Timeline

1522
April 22, 1522
London, Middlesex, England
1545
1545
Titsey, Surrey, England
1554
1554
London, England
1555
1555
England
1558
1558
England
1558
1561
1561
Limpsfield, Surrey, England
1567
1567
Limpsfield, Surrey, England
1567