Sir John Willes

1685 - 1761


Biography

Judge, MP for Launceston, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and West Looe between 1724 and 1737. He inherited a moiety of Blubber Valley as beneficiary of a trust under the will of Robert Pearne (proved 04/04/1757): it is not clear what the connection between the two men was.

Sources

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/willes-john-1685-1761 [accessed 03/09/2015]; Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III p. 17.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Margaret Brewster
Children
John Willes

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1757 [SY] - 1761 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Willes was left a moiety of the estate for life by Robert Pearne in 1757, with his son John Willes as tenant-in-tail.


Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Astrop House [Built] 
description →
Astrop House, Northamptonshire, Grade II* country house built c. 1740 by Sir John Willes. Additions 1805 by Soane for Rev. W.S....

Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator