Genealogy data of Dolman or Dowman, of Pocklington

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William DOLMAN, 1480

William /DOLMAN/
about 1480
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Birth of a son
about 1510 (aged 30 years)
Death of a son
Manager to Jack O'Newbury

Jack of Newbury died in 1519, leaving his eldest son, also John, as his heir. By his will, dated 4th January that year, he is described as residing in the parish of St. Nicholas, Newbury, and, after committing his soul to "Almighty God, to Our Blessed Lady St. Mary the Virgin and to all the Holy Company of Heaven," he directs his body to be buried in "Our Lady Chancel," in the parish church of Newbury, by the side of his first wife, Alice, and "a stone to be laid upon us both." He bequeaths to the mother church of Salisbury, 11d, to the High Altar of the Church of Newbury "for offerings negligently forgotten," 11d and makes bequests to the several other altars in the church. To his wife, Joan, he bequeaths 100 marks sterling, also his "household stuff" together with his cattle, wood, corn, hay and other effects; also half his plate. He further bequeaths to her for life, and afterwards to his son, John, his interest in lands and tenements he holds of the Dean and Chapter of Windsor, reserving to his said son, John, the racks and tenters in a close called "Culverhouse." To the parish church of Newbury, he bequeaths the sum of £10, "towards building and edifying the same." Then follow bequests to his friends and servants, including 40s to William Dolman, "besides all things of his covenants."

William Dolman of Newbury, Berkshire.
Early 16th century Newbury boasted a clothier named John Winchombe, alias Jack O'Newbury, who was a prominent figure of international renown. He grew rich as well as famous for selecting the best raw wool and turning it into superlative cloth which he sold at market in London. He built the first recognizable factory in the country and was so wealthy that he was able to send a troop of soldiers to fight for King Henry VIII in Scotland. His son built himself a magnificent mansion at Bucklebury and his associate, Thomas Dolman, did similarly at Shaw, where the E-planned Shaw House still stands.

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