William Feake


Born: ? in Wighton, Norfolk County, England

Died: 1595 in ?

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Mary Wetherell (? – c. 1619)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Mary Feake ( – )

Child: William Feake Jr. ( – )

Child: James Feake ( – ?)

Child: Thomas Feake ( – )

Child: John Feake ( – )

Child: Edward Feake ( – )

Child: Sarah Feake ( – )

Child: Rebecca Feake ( – )


William was a goldsmith in London and was quite wealthy when he died.

His will was dated 7 May 1595, probated 19 May 1595, and he was buried in the parish church of St. Edmund the King on Lumbard Street, London.

His will stipulated gowns and a small monetary amount to 30 of his "poorest" associates in the Company of Goldsmiths, and to his servants also went a cloak or gown. Of the remaining estate, after debts and funeral costs were discharged, one third went to his wife Mary, one third to his minor children Thomas, John, Edward, Sarah, and Rebecca, and the remaining third to "poor prisoners in seven prisons, the hospitals, poor and towardly scholars in Cambridge the Goldsmith's Comany . . . A house for six poor men or women at Wighton . . . poor goldsmiths' widows . . . The Governers of Bridewell." Part of this also went to the children of his deceased brother James, and those children of other of his siblings, that he had not previously given money.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 11 Jul 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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Palmer Families in America
by Hon. Horace Wilbur Palmer, Ph.B., LL.B.; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966. [applies to name, birth, death, notes]
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume XLVII, 1893
by Henry F. Waters, A.M. (Proceedings edited by John Ward Dean A.M.); Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society; 1893. (This text was published by Walters as a book in 1901, and called "Genealogical gleanings in England.") [applies to name, death, notes]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

William and Mary may have married 12 Nov 1564 at St. Mary Woolnoth[sp?], London, England.