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William Willington, Esq.

Birthplace: Barcheston, Warwickshire, England
Death: March 28, 1555 (70-79)
Barcheston, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Barcheston, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Willington and John Willington
Husband of Anne Willington and Anne Willington
Father of Mary Sheldon; Elizabeth Boughton; Goditha Fielding; Margaret Greville; Mary Willington and 5 others
Brother of Thomas Willington

Occupation: Merchant of the staple.
Managed by: David Bradbury Stewart
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About William Willington, Esq.

  • William Willington1,2
  • M, #146947, b. circa 1490
  • William Willington was born circa 1490 at England.1
  • Family
  • Child
    • Mary Willington+1,2 b. c 1514
  • Citations
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 325.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 352.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p4894.htm#... __________________
  • William Willington1
  • M, #55656
  • Last Edited=11 Apr 2008
  • William Willington lived at Barcheston, Warwickshire, England.1
  • Child of William Willington
    • Margery Willington+1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 725. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p5566.htm#i55656 ________________
  • William Willington1
  • M, #175322
  • Last Edited=10 Apr 2008
  • William Willington lived at Barcheston, Warwickshire, England.1
  • Child of William Willington
    • Elizabeth Willington+1
  • Citations
  • [S63] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 103rd edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1963), page 290. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 103rd ed.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p17533.htm#i175322 ________________
  • William Willington1
  • M, #245075
  • Last Edited=21 Sep 2007
  • William Willington lived at Barcheston, Warwickshire, England.1
  • Child of William Willington
    • Goodith Willington+1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1084. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p24508.htm#i245075 ________________
  • William Willington
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: May 1, 1559
  • Family links:
  • Spouses:
  • Anne Littleton Willington*
  • Anne Middlemore Willington*
  • Children:
    • Godith Willington Feilding (____ - 1580)*
    • Mary Willington Sheldon (____ - 1553)*
    • Margery Willington Holte*
  • Burial: Saint Martin's Church, Barcheston, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 148869308
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148869308 _________________
  • William CATESBY of Lapworth
  • Born: ABT 1526, Lapworth, Warwickshire, England
  • Died: BEF 1554
  • Father: Richard CATESBY (Sir)
  • Mother: Dorothy SPENCER
  • Married: Catherine WILLINGTON (b. ABT 1518 - d. 6 Jan 1591/2) (dau. of William Willington and Anne Littleton) (m.2 Anthony Throckmorton - m.3 Richard Kempe) ABT 1544
  • Children:
    • 1. William CATESBY (Sir)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CATESBY.htm#William CATESBY of Lapworth1 __________________
  • HOLTE, Edward (1542-93), of Aston and Duddeston, Warws.
  • b. 1542, 1st s. of Thomas Holte† by Margaret or Margery, da. and coh. of William Willington of Barcheston. educ. M. Temple 1561. m. Dorothy, da. of John Ferrers of Tamworth castle, 3s. 7da. suc. fa. 1546.
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/ho... ___________________
  • HOLTE, Thomas (by 1500-46), of the Middle Temple, London and Aston and Duddeston, Warws.
  • b. by 1500, 1st s. of William Holte of Aston by Joan, da. of Adam Knight of Shrewsbury, Salop. educ. M. Temple, adm. 23 May 1514. m. 1524, Margery, da. and coh. of William Willington of Barcheston, Warws., 1s. Edward† 2da. suc. fa. 1518.1
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/ho... ______________________
  • THROCKMORTON, Anthony (d.1592/3), of London and Box, Wilts.
  • 8th s. of Sir George Throckmorton† of Coughton, Warws. by Katherine, da. of Nicholas Vaux†, 1st Baron Vaux; bro. of Clement, George†, John I, Kenelm†, Sir Nicholas and Robert†. m. bef. Apr. 1555, Catherine, da. and coh. of William Willington of Marcheston, Warws., wid. of William Catesby of Ashby Legers, Northants., 5s. 1da.1
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/th... ________________
  • SHELDON, William (by 1511-70), of Weston, Warws. and Beoley, Worcs.
  • b. by 1511, 1st s. of Ralph Sheldon of Beoley, and bro. of Thomas. educ. M. Temple, rem. to I. Temple 1528. m. (1) Mary (d. 25 Jan. 1553), da. and coh. of William Willington of Barcheston, Warws., 2s. inc. Ralph† 4da.; (2) Margaret, da. of (Sir) Richard Broke of London, wid. of William Whorwood (d. 28 May 1545) of Putney, Surr., 1s. suc. fa. 11 Sept. 1546.3
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/sh... _______________
  • CAVE, Sir Ambrose (by 1503-68), of Duddeston, Warws.
  • b. by 1503, 4th or 5th s. of Richard Cave of Stanford, Northants. by 2nd w. Margaret, da. of John or Thomas Saxby of Northampton; bro. of Francis†. m. Margaret, da. and coh. of William Willington of Barcheston, Warws., wid. of Thomas Holte (d. 23 Mar. 1546) of Duddeston, 1da. Kntd. by 1525.1
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/ca... _________________
  • SHELDON, Ralph (c.1537-1613), of Beoley, Worcs.
  • b. c.1537, 1st s. of William Sheldon† of Beoley by Mary, da. and coh. of William Willington of Barston, Warws. educ. with tutor, Richard Hicks, abroad 1554-5. m. (1) Anne, da. of Sir Robert Throckmorton† of Coughton, Warws. 1s. 9da.; (2) aft. 1605, Jane, da. of William West, 1st Baron De La Warr, wid. of Thomas Wenman, James Cressy and Thomas Tasburgh. suc. fa. 24 Dec. 1570.1
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/sh... __________________

William Willington, Esq., of Barcheston, Co. Warw. Died 1555.


  1. Anne (Died before 8 Nov. 1545), d. of Richard Middlemore, Esq., of Edgbaston, Co. Warw. & his wife Margery, d. of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, Kt., of Coughton, Co. Warw.
  2. 1545 his sister-in-law Anne, widow of Thomas Middlemore, Esq., of Edgbaston, & d. of Richard Littleton, Esq., of Pillaton, Co. Staffs.



He married twice, on each occasion to a lady of the same name: Anne Middlemore. His first wife was the daughter of Margery née Throckmorton and Richard Middlemore of Edgbaston. The exact date is unknown, but the marriage probably took place sometime in 1506 because in that year William entered into a bond of 1000 marks to Dame Margery, his mother in law, to secure lands in Stratford, Banbury and elsewhere immediately; they were to be held by feoffees in trust for himself, his wife and their children. Any future purchase of land worth £9.13s 4d would also be held by trustees on Anne’s behalf. This suggests the possibility that this agreement formed part of the marriage settlements, perhaps Anne’s jointure lands.

By the time William’s father died in 1512 the couple already had three daughters, Margaret, Dorothy and Alice. Each received a silver spoon and two sheep; Dorothy did not survive into maturity. At least five others followed – again, all girls. Anne herself died around 1537 of ‘a sickness in the brest’ as Roger Morris of Shipston reported to the inquiries of 1560. Morris added that Michael Dormer, mercer and Alderman of London, had written proposing a suitable second wife to which Willington replied ‘he would have no other heirs’ – and turned the proposal down. He did not re-marry until 1545 when in November a Faculty Licence was issued to permit him to marry, without banns and in whatever church he chose, the second Anne Middlemore, widow of Thomas Middlemore of Studley, the brother of Willington’s first wife. [Source: 'Tapestries called Sheldon' Hilary L Turner, 2012]

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