Willis, William

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 118. Place cleaned breeches of Willis, son of painter & glazier in Essex Street, Willis junior was in partnership with landlord of Crown & Anchor. Place found a half guinea in his pocket, borrowed it overnight and returned it telling the whole truth. Willis never employed him again.
John Willis son of John Willis of St Clement Danes coal dealer apprenticed 1742 to James Simpson of the Glaziers Co.
John Willis son of John & Mary bapt 5.2.1764 St Clement Danes
John Willis Glaziers Co. took apprentice 20.4.1777 Jeremiah Joyce (qv and see John Isatt's book on Joyce)
William Willis a clerk at the Crown & Anchor Strand son of Mr Willis glazier Essex St paid £20 for nursing at Enfield of his illegitimate daughter Frances Willis Edwards born 6.12.1791 at Mr Tanner's Milford Lane, mother Eleanor Edwards who served 3 years at £4 per annum with Mr Corner baker Little Stanhope St, Mayfair
John Willis SunFire 1794 glazier of Essex St
John Willis buried 3.6.1801 St Clement Danes age 73. His will PCC 25.8.1801 dated 7.3.1801 glazier of Essex St mentioned wife Mary, son John. witnesses Frances & Sophia Willis.
PCC 5.5.1836 will of John Willis glazier of Essex St.
John Willis  of 47 Essex St age 73 buried 18.3.1836 St Clement Danes
PCC 1.8.1839 will of William Willis of Thatched House Tavern, St James Street