Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [samsloan.ged] Richard Willis, Esquire, was of Horningsey and Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, and of the Inner T emple. He died 26 Oct. 1626. He married Jane Henmarsh, daughter and heir of William Henmars h, of Balls, Hertfordshire. She died 12 Mar. 1628/9. They married at Hertford 28 Oct. 1611 . They had three sons and one daughter: (1) Sir Thomas Willis [this is the man who people claim is the Virginia immigrant], bp. 6 Sep . 1612, was aged 72 in 1684, when he gave information for the Visitation of Cambridge, and di ed 17 Nov. 1701, aged 87. He married Anne Wild, daughter and coheiress of Sir John Wildeby A nne Honeywood. He was created a Baronet 15 Dec. 1641, but his male issue eventually became e xtinct. His eldest son, Thomas, aged 2 in 1634, died without issue. (Sir Thomas had six son s and seven daughters.) (2) Sir Richard Willis, second son of Richard Willis and Jane Henmarsh, was bp. 13 Jan. 1613/ 14, and buried 9 Dec. 1690. He married Alice Fox, daughter and heir of Thomas Fox, MD, by Anne Honeywood. He wa s also created a Baronet, on 11 June 1646. He had one son and two daughters. His only son, Sir Thomas Fox Wi llis, died without issue unmarried in 1701, aged 59. (3) William Willis, bp. 16 Apr. 1615, was a colonel of the horse. He married Katharine Offle y, daughter of Sir John Offley, and widow of Thomas, son of Thomas Willis of the Inner Temple , London and Ahs, Hampshire. (4) Elizabeth Willis, bp. 29 Sep. 1616, married Sir William Man of Canterbury. If you examine the above, you will see that Thomas Willis, the Virginia immigrant, was not th e man in England so frequently stated on the Internet. Paul C. Reed rpc5@@uswest.net
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