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Robert Atwaters, Esq.

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Royton, Lenham, Kent, England
Death: May 15, 1565 (65)
Royton, Lenham, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Atwater and Mary Ann Atwater
Husband of Katherine Atwater
Father of Thomas Atwater; Joyce Atwater; Mary Honywood; Elizabeth Atwater and John Atwater
Brother of Agnes Harvey (Atwater); Thomasyn Atwater; Florence Atwater; John Atwater and Spyce Atwater

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About Robert Atwaters, Esq.

  • Robert Atwaters, Esq.
  • M, #30968, b. 1479, d. May 1565
  • Father John Atwater b. c 1443, d. b 13 Jul 1501
  • Mother Maryan
  • Robert Atwaters, Esq. married Katherine Bright. Robert Atwaters, Esq. was born in 1479 at Royton, Lenham, Kent, England. He died in May 1565 at Royton, Lenham, Kent, England.
  • Family Katherine Bright
  • Child
    • Mary Atwater+ b. 1527, d. 11 May 1620
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  • Robert Waters1
  • M, #533432
  • Last Edited=28 May 2012
  • Robert Waters lived at Lenham, Kent, England.1
  • Child of Robert Waters
    • Mary Waters1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1952. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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  • Robert Atwater
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: 1565 Kent, England
  • Robert Atwater (also recorded as Water and Attwater) was a man of fortune and a Justice of the Peace of the county. He and his wife, Catherine Bright, had twelve sons and two daughters. The sons all died of the plague before the birth of the daughters.
  • There can be no doubt that Robert was a devoted adherent of the reformed religion. His two daughters visited the reformers in the prison. Letters written to the daughters are published by the martyr, John Bradford, while imprisoned in the Tower of London.
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  • Children:
    • Mary Atwater Honywood (1527 - 1620)*
  • Burial: St Mary Churchyard, Lenham, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 70194153
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Will proved 22 December, 1522 mentions sons John and Thomas, brother John and his children, sisters Florence and Thomasyn, Alice, wife of son John. (Archdeaconry Court, Book 15, page 6) quoted

Robert Atwater's will of 1522 confirms the lineage


Birth: ABT 1472 in Royton Manor, Lenham, Kentshire, England

Death: 1522 in Royton Manor, Lenham, Kentshire, England


Robert Atwater of Royton, in Lenham, Kent, England was born in England. Will proved December 22, 1522; Archdeaconry Court, book 15, page 6. His wife was _____ _____ He is the son of John and Maryan (_____) Atwater. An unknown number of children were born, but included:

i. John Atwater: His wife's name was Alice.

ii. Thomas Atwater [#10496]

This Robert Atwater is designated "the elder". His will mentions sons John and Thomas, brother John and his children, sisters Florence and Thomasyn, and Alice wife of son John. It also mentions properties Langderfield, Parkfields, Little Scotland, and land lying in Lenham called Grant's Gate.


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Conflicting data reguarding his birth
Royton, Lenham, Kent, England
Age 25
Charing, Royton, Kent, England
Age 27
Lenham, Kent, England
Age 27
Royton, Lenham, Kent, England
May 15, 1565
Age 65
Royton, Lenham, Kent, England
January 7, 1933
Age 65
May 4, 1933
Age 65
March 18, 1960
Age 65