Francis Roberts (c.1551 - 1631)

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Birthplace: Royston, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died
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About Francis Roberts

Source of Francis Roberts Dates of Birth and Death: http://www.hamline.edu/brass/pdfs/w_wil_1585.pdf ; adapted from the work of K.J. Valentine, "The Roberts Family of Willesden", published in vol.36 of the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological Society

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"Frances Roberts was borne the VIII. day of Februare, beyng Shrove Sondaye, in the afternone, bytwen VI and VII of the cloke in the afternone, and in the Vth yere of the rayne of Kyng Edward the VIth, and ao. Dni. M.D.L. 1550."

"Ser Robert Tyrwytt and Ser Robert Chester and my lady Francis Leydon wer godfathers and godmother to Francis Roberts, who was crystened at Roystone, ao. 1550."

Source: Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol.3, 1874

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NOTE: There seems to be some uncertainty regarding who Francis Roberts mother was - according to the work of K.J. Valentine (see source above), Francis was the son of Frances WELLES (d.1560).

However, according to Burke's A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England:

"Edmund Roberts, esq. of Willesdon, in Middlesex, who died in 1585, left by Katherine, his first wife, sister of Robert Chester, knt. three sons and three daughters, viz. - Francis, his heir."

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""The eldest son, Francis Roberts, esq. of Willesdon, m. Mary, eldest daughter and co-heir of John Barne, second (?) of Sir George Barne, knt. lord mayor of London""

Source: Burke's A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England

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"Memorandum I Frauncis Roberts tooke to wiffe Mari barne the dafter of John Barne esquier, and was maried at wollwiche the XXth of Nouember beinge Sonndaye Anno Domini 1575. laus deo. Amen."

Source: Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol.3, 1874

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Here lyeth ye bodye of Francis Roberts late of Wilsdon in ye Countie of Middlesex Esq. who had to wife Marye eldest daughtr and one of ye coheires of John Barne Esq. by whom he had 9 sons and 7 daughtrs. He lived to ye age of 80 years and 7 moneths and departed this life ye 5th day of Septembr 1631.

Source: Inscriptions of St. Mary's Church, Willesden

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Francis Roberts's Timeline

1551
August, 1551
Royston, Yorkshire, England
1575
November 20, 1575
Age 24
Woolwich, Kent, England
1576
September 1, 1576
Age 25
England
1578
September 3, 1578
Age 27
Neasden, Middlesex, England
1587
1587
Age 35
1591
February 6, 1591
Age 39
St. John’s St.,Clerkenwell,London, England
1631
September 5, 1631
Age 80
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