THE KING'S CANDLESTICKS: Family Trees
Thomas WOOLLEY 
Thomas WOOLLEY 
- Born: 1664
- Marriage: Katherine HILL 
- Died: 10 Jun 1728 at age 64
Thomas was Sec of The East India Company and aged 64 at his death.
Letter of Tom Woolley to his daughter Catharine - wife of Nathaniel Chambers.
My dear Catee
I had this day a double satisfaction in the favour of my cousin Hawkness good company and the good news of Mrs Thompson's and your health such a mercy is worth prizing and thankfulness to the Gracious Giver is the least tribute we ought to pay my way of acknowledgement.
You are pretty much obliged to my cousin for this scribble for she desires me to send you word if her occasion would give leave she intended for Epsom tomorrow.
Poor Dolly breathed her last the night past or rather this morning for it was between 12 and one and tomorrow I understand she is to be interred. The Lord fit us all for our great change and to that end help us to remember and provide for our later end since in the midst of life we are in death, how happy a prospect will a good life afford us when standing on the brink of eternity to see with an intellectual eye the felicity that is provided for those who would be patient, continuance in well doing look for glory, honour and immortality, how pleasing will both the review of a well spent time even then all worldly comforts dwindled to nothing and only a humble reliance on a Merciful Redeemer will prove a firm bottom to our hopes of a blessed Eternity as a religious life is the fruit to prove the tree good.
Your mother received your note on Shrove Tuesday and has told your cousin she wants you both here and if nothing extraordinary happens to the contrary would not willingly bear your absence longer than Monday sennight.
The two crown pieces were her blessing.
By coach in which my cousin's new maid came down yesterday you had sent the tea and other things you wanted. Sarah wrote you the Account. I am heartily sorry to read Madam Harrison is not well I pray God give her health. Please to give my humble services to her when you have an opportunity.
Your mother and I send Mrs Luker our service and thee our blessing your sister is become our near neighbour Edward is gone and she has no other in his place she wants a towardly youth that may be made and kept pliable and I believe is surfeited with such crabbed inflexible tempers she has lately had to deal with I was fain to mannage for her and paid him his wages taking his recp: which brought out the secret of his name and it is Edward Bass.
I am straitened in time and as to this side for room too having only a decent space to write thee I am
Your truly Affec Father
East India House
12 Feb: 1713
Transcribed G D Liveing IMG 2813 - IMG 2817 Liveing Archive.
A memorial ring to Thomas is recorded, page 18, IMG 2808 in the Liveing Archive. It takes the unusual form of a skeleton under a Coffin shaped piece of crystal. IMG 2809.
Thomas married Katherine HILL  [MRIN: 3250]. (Katherine HILL  was born circa 1660 and died on 30 Apr 1724.)
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