The History of Lincoln Waites
William Wigley or Wiggsley
1719 & 1755 - 1762
9 Dec 1756
- "Kalendar for a Waite in the Room of John Ashley who has resigned.
- William Wigley, chosen Unanimously
- George Skelton
- General Ashley"
- (ref: L1/1/1/7, p373)
William Wigley's term of Office appears to have begun the previous year - 1755.
14 January 1719
It is likely that this is the same man as the William Wiggsley who was chosen as a Wait in 1719. (ref: L1/1/1/7, page 68)
1755 - 1762
It seems possible that Wigley remained a Wait between 1755 and 1762. He certainly received a Wait's salary in 1758 and 1760. The Mayor's Accounts show the following two payments: "To William Wigley and George Crathorne for half a years salary due to them as Waites at Michas 1758 - £2.3s" (Lincoln City Rolls 18/1757-1758) and "To George Crathorn, Wm Wigley & Wm Roberts for one years salary due to them as City Waits at Michas 1760 - £6.6s" (Lincoln City Rolls 15/1759-1760).
Wigley's place was filled by George Skelton, on 12 April 1762, after his death (L1/1/1/7, p442).