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William 
Wren
1679 - 1738


William 
Wren
, William was the godson of John Evelyn, who attended his christening and notes it in his famous diary :- "17th June, 1679. I was godfather to a sonn of Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of his Majesty's buildings, that most excellent and learned person, with Sir William Fermor and my Lady Viscountesse Newport, wife of the Treasurer of the household". He must have been a delicate child and there is every reason to believe he was mentally deficient. Sir Christopher writes to his elder son in Paris, in March, 1698:- " Poor Billy continues in his indisposition, and I fear is lost to me and the world, to my great discomfort and your future sorrow." And in his Will he says :- "I desire my said son, Christopher Wren, to take particular care that my son William Wren be comfortably, maintained, supported, and lookt after during his life." The elder son evidently faithfully carried out his father's charge, for Mr. Ryland states in his " Records of Wroxall Abbey," that William died at Wroxall on 15th March, 1738, and is buried there... "extract of an article from Genealogists' Magazine dated 1927",
Born: 1679Baptised:
Died: Wroxall, , , England 15th Mar 1738 Buried: Wroxall, , , England
Family:
Wren

Ancestors
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1.
William 
Wren
1679 - 1738
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Siblings


1.
Gilbert 
Wren
1672 - 1674
2.
Christopher 
Wren
1675 - 1747

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Sources

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Timeline


???Buried Wroxall, England
1679Born
15th Mar 1738Died Wroxall, England
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