“ A History of the Willis Family” from “A History of the Willis Family of New England & their Ancestors…”
The following is from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register:
Note. — In the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 44, pages 325 to 329, can be found the will of Richard Willes (5th g.), of Fenni Conipton, which we have already quoted ; also the wills of Ambrose Willes, his son Richard Willes; Governor George Wyllys of Connecticut; and of Richard Wyllys the brother of George; followed by the will of the Rev. Samuel Tomlins, from which we have also quoted. The above article also contains anaccount of Mr. Thomas Willis, his arrival at Lynn, Mass., and part of the pedigree of the Fenny Compton family.
Re Richard’s Willys… (1468-1532)
The above reference provides early evidence of the Wyllys name.