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Thomas WILLETT was born 1510 in Sommersetshire,Eng., and died 16 Apr 1598 in Barley,Hertfordshire,Eng.. He married Elizabeth STANTON on 1560, daughter of William STANTON.

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ID: I0196
Name: Thomas WILLET
Sex: M
Title: Rev.
Birth: 1510 in Sommersetshire, ENG
Death: 16 APR 1598 in Barley, Hertsfordshire, Leicester County, ENG 1
_FA2: 14 APR 1598 alternate d.o.d.
_FA3: APR 1598 buried: St. Margaret's Barley, Herefordshire, ENG
Burial: 1511 alternate d.o.b.
Note:
Rector of Barley, England.
Almoner to Edward VI. (noted as subalmoner 1547-1553 under Rev. Dr. Coxe)
Defender of Ely in reign of Queen Mary I (1554-1557).
Bishopric of Ely (1560 by Queen Elizabeth I) - resigned post 1589.
Decendent of Willet's of France.
Among first Protestants in England.
Religious/cultural leader.
Quoted from:
Tyler, William Seymour D.D.,LL.D. Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, D.D.,LL.D
"REV. THOMAS WILLETT was a subalmoner to Edward VI, and a sufferer during the persecution in Mary's reign; but in that of Elizabeth he was preferred by his patron Bishop Richard Coxe to the rectory of Barley in Hertfordshire, and in 1560 to the fifth prebendal stall in Ely Cathedral. He died in 1598 in his eightyeighth year. He began life as a public notary and officiated as such at the consecration of Archbishop Parker. Later in life he took holy orders. "


Marriage 1 Elizabeth STANTON b: ABT. 1512 in ENG
Married: 1560 in ENG
Children
John WILLETT b: 1545
Rebecca WILLET b: 1553 in Barley, Hertfordshire, ENG
Andrew WILLETT b: 1562 in Rectories of Barley, Ely, Hersfordshire, ENG
Richard WILLET b: 1563 in Ely, Herefordshire, ENG
Anna WILLET b: 1565 in Ely, Hersfordshire, ENG
Thomas WILLET b: BEF. 1566
Elizabeth WILLET b: 1567 in Ely, Hersfordshire, ENG

Sources:
Title: Tyler, William Seymour D.D.,LL.D. Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, D.D.,LL.D.
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Book
Page: 309-310

More About Thomas WILLETT and Elizabeth STANTON:
Marriage: 1560

Children of Thomas WILLETT and Elizabeth STANTON are:
  1. +Rebecca WILLETT, b. 1553, Barley,Hertfordshire,Eng., d. Mar 1596, Kelshull,Hertfordshire,Eng..
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