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Robert Armstrong

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Birthplace: Brookboro, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland
Death: May 23, 1716 (60-69)
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Armstrong and Elizabeth Johnston
Husband of Lydia Armstrong
Father of Maj.-Gen. John Armstrong; Captain Michael Armstrong; Lydia Fleetwood; Samuel Armstrong; Elizabeth Henzell and 1 other
Brother of Edmund Armstrong, Esq.; William Armstrong; John Armstrong; Thomas Armstrong, Esq.; Margaret Charleton and 3 others
Half brother of Andrew Armstrong; Michael Armstrong; Infant Armstrong and Archibald Armstrong, of Ballylin

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About Robert Armstrong

Of Ballyan, King's Co. - Betham's abstracts (National Library of Ireland GO MS 261).

The Armstrong family tree is difficult. What has been followed is Burke's 'Genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire' (1845). This gives Robert's marriage date as 1637, but this date is out of kilter with all other known dates. Major Stoney's 'Some older annals of the Stoney family' refers to General John Armstrong as an uncle of Mary Stoney née Armstrong, and General Bigoe Armstrong as a cousin. Following Burke they were a first cousin and a first cousin once removed. But Betham conflates two Andrew Armstrongs, making General John a nephew and General Bigoe a first cousin twice removed, which seems less credible.

John Armstrong, 'The Pedigree of the family of Armstrong', continued by the Rev. W. A. Armstrong (no imprint, 1813) gives Robert's marriage date as 1673, and says he died on 23 May 1716 aged 65.

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Robert Armstrong's Timeline

1651
1651
Brookboro, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland
1674
March 31, 1674
Ballyard, County Offaly, Leinster, Ireland
1678
April 28, 1678
1679
1679
1680
October 30, 1680
1716
May 23, 1716
Age 65
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