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John Wadden was Mayor of Plymouth for 1731-1732 and 1740-1741.
Thomas George Fernley Chapman Wallis purchased a bankrupt business and transformed it into Messrs Fernley Wallis (Chemists) Limited.
Henry John Waring was Mayor of Plymouth for 1887-1888, 1888-1889 and 1889-1890.
The Reverend Vincent Warren, who was buried at Plymstock Parish Church on June 25th 1791, gave funds to create the Warren's Charity, mainly for the benefit of the parishioners of Plymstock and Eggbuckland.
Percival Norman Washbourn (1901-1982) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1959-1960.
Doctor William Henry Waterfield suggested that a day of remembrance should be held in Plymouth in May 1919
Thomas Harold Watkins (1909-1990)was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1964-1965.
Joseph Webb was Mayor of Plymouth for 1700-1701.
George Weeks, born in Plymouth on August 25th 1885, was manager of the Plymouth branch of Messrs C Allen and Son Limited, motor engineers, of Taunton, in 1923. The business became Messrs Allen's of Plymouth Limited in 1945. He died in Plymouth on January 6th 1944, aged 58 years.
W Adams Wellsford was Mayor of Plymouth for 1822-1823.
F A Westcott, of Newton Ferrers, Devon, was a member of the syndicate that purchased the New Palace Theatre of Varieties in October 1945.
By an indenture dated April 8th 1847, enrolled on July 15th 1847, Frances Elizabeth White conveyed to ten trustees a piece of ground and buildings in Green Street, Plymouth, for the use of the Plymouth Soup Society. SEE Frances White's Charity.
An indenture bearing the date of June 26th 1584 recited that Mr John White, a citizen and haberdasher of London, 'having a care in his lifetime to bestow some part of his worldly goods in deeds of charity to the help of young men and to the relief of the poor', gave £250 to the mayor and commonalty of Plymouth for them to lend to young men of honest name and fame within the town that were merchants or occupied in retailing of merchandise. SEE John White's Gift.
Samuel White was Mayor of Plymouth for 1777-1778.
Peter Whitfeld was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1984-1985.
Stephen Arthur Wightman, a Londoner, founded the Plymouth business of Messrs S A Wightman Limited.
Mr John Williams, by his will dated June 24th 1839, proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on February 25th 1846, gave £150 to the vicar, churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Saint Andrew's Church, Plymouth, to provided food and clothing to the poor of the parish at Christmas time each year. SEE John Williams' Gifts (1839).
Mr John Williams, by his will dated December 5th 1868, proved at Exeter on February 4th 1870, bequeathed £500 to the vicar and churchwardens of Saint Andrew's Church, Plymouth, and another £500 to the vicar and churchwardens of Charles' Church, Plymouth. SEE John Williams' Gifts (1868).
Joseph Wills was Mayor of Plymouth for 1877-1878.
Thomas George Greek Wills (1844-1934) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1910-1911.
Archibald Kennedy Wilson (1891-1962) was born at Galston, Ayreshire, Scotland, in 1891. As a Police Constable in Cardiff he married Miss Mary Louisa Roberts at the Anglican Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Canton, in 1915. He served ass Chief Constable of the City of Plymouth Police Force from 1929 to 1932, which included the Dartmoor Prison Riot, after which he became the Chief Constable of Liverpool. Mr Archibald Kennedy Wilson died on January 24th 1962 in north Devon and was cremated at Efford Crematorium on January 27th 1962.
Sergeant-Pilot Edmund Walter Harris Wilson, of 21 Guy's Cliff terrace, Warwick, Warwickshire, who was stationed at RAF Mount Batten, was one of the crew of the Blackburn Iris Flying Boat S238 that crashed in Plymouth Sound on Wednesday February 4th 1931.
George John Wingett (1903-?) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1958-1959.
George Winne was Mayor of Plymouth for 1791-1792.
John Frederick Winnicott (1855-1948) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1906-1907 and 1921-1922.
Richard Weeks Winnicott (1853-1929) was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1904-1905 and 1924-1925.
William F Wise, Captain, Royal Navy, was Mayor of Plymouth for 1829-1830.
George Wombwell's Royal Windsor Castle Menagerie was a frequent visitor to Plymouth during the Victorian era. Mr George Wombwell died on November16th 1850 but the Menagerie continued to visit the Town.
Flying Officer Frederick Kingsley Wood, of The Club, Buluwayo, Rhodesia, South Africa, who was stationed at RAF Mount Batten, was one of the crew of the Blackburn Iris Flying Boat S238 that crashed in Plymouth Sound on Monday February 9th 1931. He died two hours after his body had been recovered from the sea and was buried at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery.
Henry Woollcombe (1778-1847) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1813-1814.
Henry Emmanuel Wright (1893-1974) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1952-1953.