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Frances Filmer (Chester)

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Royston, Hertfordshire, UK
Death: July 8, 1593 (62-70)
East Sutton, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Robert Chester, I and Catherine Throckmorton
Wife of Sir Robert Filmer
Mother of Katherine Filmer; Henry Filmer; Sir Edward Filmer; Mary or Maria Merryweather; James Filmer and 5 others
Sister of William Chester; Oliver Chester; Robert Chester, II; Catherine Chester and Edward Chester

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About Frances Chester

Frances Chester was the daughter of Sir Robert Chester of Royston in Hertfordshire and his wife, Catherine, daughter of John Throgmorton of Corse in Gloucestershire. She had brothers, Edward, Oliver and Robert and one sister, Catherine, who married John Forte.

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Frances Chester's Timeline

Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

LDS confusing search
47 records

Search Criteria
Birth/Christening, 1525 - 1545
Father: Robert Chester
Spouse: Robert Filmer
Exact Spelling: Off

Dates vary from 1525 to 1542 - no record has an exact date - all are about
Locations vary
East Sutton, London and Royston are the options - need to examine how far all these are away from each other

July 17, 1557
Age 30
East Sutton, Kent, England

Note difference in Years (10)

LDS IGI Record - Film number 1239632 also 184199, 106394, 184710
Catherine <FILMER>
Birth: About 1557 Of, East Sutton, Kent, England
Father: Robert Filmer
Mother: Frances Chester Filmer

LDS Ancestral File
Katherine FILMER (AFN: 1TZT-RVJ)
Birth: 1567 E-Sutton, Kent, Eng
Father: Robert FILMER (AFN: 1GXR-0RS)
Mother: Frances CHESTER (AFN: 1GXR-13T)

Another IGI (no sources) gives
Christening: 17 JUL 1567 East Sutton, Kent, England
and correct parent names

A few others (no sources) give "about 1576"

**Given the dob of Katherine's son Thomas in 1577; i'm inclined to believe Katherine was born earlier than 1567 so i'm using 1557 as best effort

Age 31
Kent, England
January 17, 1566
Age 39
Kent, England, United Kingdom
b. 17 Jan 1565, East Sutton, Kent, England

LDS has many records for Edward - all vary between 1564 and 1566, but list January as the birth date, and the correct parents and spouse
Perhaps the most interesting is the Ancestoral record which lists all the children. Edward FILMER (AFN:MJJ7-DF)

Age 40
Kent, England
Age 42
East Sutton, United Kingdom
Age 42
East Sutton, United Kingdom

LDS Ancestral file Anthony FILMER (AFN: 1TZT-RRW)

February 13, 1573
Age 46
East Sutton, Kent, England

LDS IGI (no sources)
Affrey or Affra FILMER
Father: Robert FILMER
Mother: Frances CHESTER
Christening: 13 SEP 1573 East Sutton, Kent, England

Submission Search: 2395002-0810105111314
Submission Search: 769328-1013104013217
(Robin Young)

Age 47
East Sutton, Kent, England