22nd Generation


77. William Wilberforce was born in November 1690 in Beverley, Yorks. He was baptized on 27 November 1690 in Beverley, Yorks. Baltic merchant, Mayor Kingston-upon-Hull 1722.
Mentioned in the wills of his father 1692 and grandfather 1703.
"In 1771 William Wilberforce the elder, a much respected alderman who had served for 48 years, was allowed to resign on grounds of age and infirmity" - A Victorian History of Yorkshire - East Riding - Pugh

William Wilberforce and Sarah Thornton were married on 28 November 1711. Sarah Thornton, daughter of John Thornton, was born on 12 July 1690.

William Wilberforce and Sarah Thornton had the following children:

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i.

William Wilberforce.

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ii.

Robert Wilberforce.

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iii.

Judith Wilberforce.

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iv.

Anne Wilberforce.