Robert Walpole (1593 - 1663)

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Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Houghton, Norfolk, England
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Robert Walpole, Esq. of Houghton, eldest son of Calibut Walpole, had married well, to Susan, daughter of Sir Edward Barkham of Southacre, Norfolk, by his second wife, Elizabeth Rolfe of Norfolk.

I believe that this information is incorrect (but willing to be corrected if anyone can prove otherwise)

Susan Barkham was NOT the daughter of Sir Edward Barkham and Elizabeth Rolfe.

Elizabeth Rolfe was NOT the wife of SIR Edward Barkham - she was his mother.

Sir Edward Barkham was the son of Edward Barkham and Elizabeth Rolfe.

Susan Barkham was the grand daughter of Edward Barkham (no Sir) and Elizabeth Rolfe and the daughter or Sir Edward Barkham and Jane Crouch who married in 1589. Susan was baptised 1595/6.

Apologies - just hate to see something incorrect in what is otherwise a fabulous document.

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Robert Walpole, Esq. of Houghton, eldest son of Calibut Walpole, had married well, to Susan, daughter of Sir Edward Barkham of Southacre, Norfolk, by his second wife, Elizabeth Rolfe of Norfolk. Sir Edward Barkham, knight, was Lord Mayor of London. His Will was made 14 Jan 1632, proved Jan 1633. He died 5 Jan 1633 and was buried within chapel in church of Southacre. Susan was buried at Houghton 9 Nov 1622, leaving Robert an elderly widower who lived with their son, Edward, and his wife and children, and a flock of indoor servants. Nathan Solden, the steward of Robert Walpole, kept a careful account of his household expenditure in a neat angular hand - one book from 1647 to 1649 survives. The purchases which it records are of the simplest. Food is the most important item - "a cupple of ducks"; teal occasionally; and a regular puchase of 200 oysters for two shillings every week. Meat was entered in large quantities but can only have been a question of book-keeping between home and farm for no Walpole can never have needed to purchase mutton. "Oringes and lymons" were a different matter and these and a peck of turnips were probably bought at Lynn, But such fancy foods were rare. The family diet was plain; the routine of meat and game was only occasionally relieved by a "dishe of udders". Lumped in with food are other purchases - nails, matting, wire, new tiles, calico for shirts, the mending of doublets, but even so, the household expenditure was very small. Robert Walpole was born 23 Sep 1593, obituary dated 1 May 1663, at 70, buried at Houghton 4 May 1663. Robert and Susan Walpole had one son and three daughters: Sir Edward Walpole; Elizabeth Walpole died in infancy; Jane Walpole died at age 26; and Elizabeth Walpole died at age of 27.

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Robert Walpole's Timeline

1593
September 23, 1593
Houghton, Norfolk, England
1615
January 16, 1615
Age 21
Houghton, Norfolk, England
March 9, 1615
Age 21
Houghton, Norfolk, , England
1619
1619
Age 25
London, , , England
1620
October 29, 1620
Age 27
Houghton, Norfolk, England
1624
June 23, 1624
Age 30
Houghton, Norfolk, England
1663
May 1, 1663
Age 69
Houghton, Norfolk, England
May 4, 1663
Age 69
Houghton, Norfolk, England