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Robert Feake

Also Known As: "feke"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Nassau County (Long Island), Province of New York, (Present USA)
Death: April 1, 1773 (89)
(Present Long Island City), Queens County, Province of New York, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Feake and Elizabeth Prior
Husband of Clemence Feake (Ludlum)
Father of Clemence Wright; Robert Feke; John Feake; Deborah Cocke; Henry Feake and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Feake; Hannah Cock; Mary Feake; Sarah Feake; Martha Carpenter and 2 others

Managed by: Richard McKay Cryan
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About Rev. Robert Feake

Feke, Robert (fēk) [key], c.1705–c.1750, early American portrait painter, b. Oyster Bay, N.Y. He practiced in Newport, R.I., New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. He probably studied in Europe for a time, but soon developed a very personal painting style. His best-known portrait of Isaac Royall and his family (Harvard) shows the influence of John Smibert. His masterpiece of characterization is the portrait of Reverend Thomas Hiscox (1745; The Breakers, Newport, R.I.). His works are noted for their charm and elegance of costume. There are portraits by him at the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; and the Redwood Library, Newport, R.I. Feke disappeared at sea in 1750.

i. Clemence, b. 1684; d. June 8, 1760, aged 76; m. Robert Feke, b. June 22, 1685; d. April 2, 1773, in 8gth year of his age; son of John and Elizabeth (Priar) Feke. Robert Feke was for some years Elder of the Baptist Church at Oyster Bay, L. I.

Clemence (ludlum) Feke (Joseph, William). Children:

i. Clemence (Feke) Wright, b. (?) 1703; date of death unknown, buried with her husband at the Underhill- Feke Cemetery; m. Zebulon Wright, blacksmith; d. 1746; son of Gideon and Margaret (Urquhart) Wright.

ii. Robert Feke, b. (?) 1705; d. before 1767, some time mariner and painter (artist) of distinction: resident of Newport, R. I.; m. Sept. 23, 1743, Elinor Cozzens, b. Nov. 15, 1718; d. July 6, 1804; dau. of Leonard and Margaret (Taylor) Cozzens of Newport, R. I.

iii. John Feke, b. (?) 1707; d. March 9, 1749-50, aged 43, m. Abigail Wright, dau. of Gideon and Margaret (Urquhart) Wright. Had an only child " Naomi," who m. Henry Ludlum of Charles and Elizabeth.

iv. Deborah (Feke) Cock, b. (?) 1710; d. Oct. 30, 1794; m. (l) James Cock, b. 12, 2, 1708; d. 1746; son of John and Dorothy (Harcut) Cock. She m. (2) Thomas Doughty, schoolmaster.

v. Henry Feke, b. about 1712; d. in Westchester Co., N. Y., date unknown; m. Elizabeth Prier or Priar, dau. of Joseph and Deborah (Underbill) Prier.

vi. Charles Feke, b. July 26, 1718; d. May 5, 1799, "shop joiner;" m. Catharine le Tillear, Tiller and at present Tilley, b. April 19, 1719; d. April 10, 1805, dau. of David or Daniel Tillear, emigrant ancestor from Normandy, France.

vii. Elizabeth Feke, b. 1720; d. April 29, 1737, aged 17. viii. Sarah (Feke) Cozzens, b. 1729; d. Jan. 14, 1781, aged 52, and buried with her husband Charles Cozzens at the Underhill-Feke Burial Hill at Matinecock, L. I. He was b. 1728; d. 1779, aged 51; son of Leonard and Margaret (Taylor) Cozzens of Newport, R. I: Joseph Ludlum (Joseph, William).

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Rev. Robert Feake's Timeline

June 22, 1683
Oyster Bay, Nassau County (Long Island), Province of New York, (Present USA)
Age 19
Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York
Age 21
Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, USA
Age 23
Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, USA
Age 26
Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, USA
Age 28
Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
July 26, 1713
Age 30
Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, USA
Age 36
Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, USA
Age 45
Rhode Island, USA