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Vilett, Thomas

Male Abt 1598 - 1667


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  • Born  Abt 1598  Of Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Nov 1667  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  9 Nov 1667  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01414  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Jun 2015 

    Father  Vilett, Nicholas,   c. 12 Dec 1568, Mitcham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 19 Jul 1640, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Stephens, Elizabeth,   b. Abt. 1575, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Married  Abt. 1595  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F03395  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Webb, Anne Richmond,   b. Abt 1589, Of Rodbourne Cheney, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 1643, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vilett, Thomas,   b. Abt 1620, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vilett, Oliver,   b. Abt 1628, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1641
    >3. Vilett, John,   c. 30 Jun 1631, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17.03.1700/1701, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F00574  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Goddard, Martha,   b. Abt 1625, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1650, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 May 1645  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  15 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F00576  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Thomas Vilett
    Thomas Vilett
    Memorial, Holy Rood, Swindon, Wiltshire, England

  • Notes 
    • Possibly had a daughter Ann and a son Ollison.(Oliver?) Ann baptised 1626; buried 1628 at Swindon.

      Is Thomas a brother of Arthur Vilett who died Swindon 1686 and of Nicholas Vilet who graduated from Oxford in 1615 aged 16 years and of Swindon, Wiltshire and the brother of Richard Vilett. Are these the sons of a Nicholas Vilett who married Elizabeth Stephens. There is a burial of a Nicholas Vilett at Swindon in 1640 and of a Mrs Vilate, widow in 1647?

      If so then descendants of Richard Vilate, fishmonger of London who leaves a will probated 1578?


      Villet or Violet of co. Kent, England
      NOTE:..Allowed at Visitation of London,1568, to Henry Villet, alias Violet.
      ARMS:..Argent (silver), on a chevron Gules (red), three towers triple-towered of the field (i.e., silver), on a canton Azure (blue), a fleur-de-lis Or (gold).
      CREST:.. A tiger's head erased Ermine, ducally gorged and tufted Or (gold).
      Villett of London, England
      NOTE:..Granted in 1572.
      Arms and Crest as the preceding.
      Villett of Swindon, co. Wilts, England
      Arms and Crest as the preceding.

      Brothers of Thomas?
      Will of Arthur Vilett, Gentleman of Swindon, Wiltshire 06 May 1687 PROB 11/387
      Sentence of Richard Vilett of Roughton, Wiltshire 26 November 1664 PROB 11/315

      JEFFERIES' LAND
      A History of Swindon and its Environs
      BY THE LATE RICHARD JEFFERIES
      EDITED WITH NOTES BY GRACE TOPLIS
      ....After the dissolution of the monasteries, the rectory fell, about the year 1560, into the hands of the Stephen family, then resident at Burderop. It continued in their hands until 1584, when it was purchased from them by the Vilett family.

      This under the altar, viz : "Here lieth the body of Thomas Vilett, Gent. He departed this life the 6th day of November, 1667. On both sides lye buried his two wives.'


      Thomas Lambert, esquire. Delivered into Court 9th May, 20 Charles 1st [1644].
      Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem Relating to the County of Wilts. Chancery, Miscellaneous Series.
      Thomas Goddard, esquire.
      County: Wiltshire
      Country: England
      The said Thomas Goddard was likewise seised of one capital messuage called Westcot alias Wigglescot in the parish of Wroughton, the manors of Overswindon and Netherswindon alias Eastswindon and Westswindon, one messuage, 3 cottages, 4 gardens, one orchard, 70 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 40s. rent, and common of pasture for all beasts in Highswindon and Westswindon, lately purchased of William Weste, gent., 20 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 2 acres of pasture, and common of pasture for 2 horses, 4 cows, and 30 sheep in Netherswindon, and the tithes of sheaves, grain and hay, yearly renewing in Netherswindon, lately purchased of Thomas Vilet, and 5 virgates of meadow in Westswindon in a certain meadow there called Stevenes Croft.

      [no title] 348/II/16 1658 (WRO)
      Contents:
      Covenant to levy a fine (Martyn to Vilett), land in Swindon.
      Parties: Gabriel Martyn of Swindon and Dorothy his wife, Thomas Vilett of Swindon, John Vilett of the same.


      Forenames: Thomas Surname: VILET Place: Swindon; Holy Rood County: Wiltshire Country: England Reference: 169666 Notes: husb of Anne

      Forenames: Thomas Surname: VILETT Place: Swindon; Holy Rood County: Wiltshire Country: England Reference: 169664 Notes: husb of 2) Martha