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Robert Fenrother

Death: March 21, 1524 (65-66)
London, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Fenrother
Husband of Julian Fenrother
Father of Etheldreda (Audrey) White; Julian Tichborne and Margaret Fenrother
Brother of Elizabeth White and Henry Fenrother

Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About Robert Fenrother

  • Alderman, Aldgate, 1511-24.
  • Auditor 1507-9, 1522-4; Joint Master Mint 1493-4; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1517. Died March 21, 1524; Will [P.C.C. 19 Bodfelde] March 17; proved April 27, 1524.


A third statute, of 20 November 1503, identifies the master workers of the London mint as Robert Fenrother and William Reed and re-authorised the production of 5 silver denominations including farthings.



Robert Fenrother, alderman and goldsmith of London, in 1525 left to his wife Julian his manor of Notting Barns and lands in Westbourne (Paddington) and Chelsea for life, thereafter to remain to Henry White and his wife Audrey, Fenrother's daughter. (fn. 3) He headed the list of assized rents owed to Chelsea manor c.1536 with 14s. 3d. (fn. 4) In 1536 Julian Fenrother leased to John Pattenson of Chelsea, husbandman, for 20 years the Chelsea property consisting of a brewhouse with various vessels and utensils used for brewing, a tenement on the east side of the brewhouse with 40 a. of arable belonging to it, and 7 lots of meadow in Westfield. (fn. 5) In 1542 Robert White, presumably the son of Henry and Audrey, sold to Henry VIII in an exchange the two tenements, 40 a. arable, and 7 lots in Westfield, the manor of Notting Barns in Kensington, a messuage at Westbourne, and other property in Kensington, Paddington, and Chelsea; the fine was made in 1544. (fn. 6) Thereafter the Chelsea property became part of the demesne of Chelsea manor. As a freehold of the manor it had had grazing rights belonging to it, which suggests that the brewhouse may have been at the Feathers, which like the Magpie (below) was a demesne property with freeholders' rights.



Monday the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.]

Fenrother (Robert), Alderman, (fn. 3) citizen and goldsmith.—To Julian his wife all his manors, lands, and tenements in the county of Middlesex, viz., the manor of Nottyng Barners, (fn. 4) his lands and tenements within Westborne in the parish of Padyngton and within the parish of Chelsey, to hold the same for life; remainder to Herry White, gentleman, and Awdry his wife, the testator's daughter, in tail; remainder over. Also to his said wife the manor of Maundys near Romford in the parish of Hornchurch, co. Essex, for life; remainder to Nicholas Tychebourne, gentleman, and Julyan his wife, another daughter of the testator, in tail; remainder over. Also to his aforesaid wife his lands and tenements in Theydon Boys and Eppyng, co. Essex, for life; remainder to Margaret his daughter in tail. Also to his wife his lands and tenements in Chesthunt, co. Herts, for life; remainder to his aforesaid daughters. To the aforesaid Herry White and Awdry he further leaves lands and tenements in the parishes of Tillyngham and Denge, (fn. 5) co. Essex. To the aforesaid Nicholas Tychebourne and Julyan lands and tenements at Squyrellys called "the hethcok," co. Essex, and a messuage in the parish of Horn-cherche. Also to Margaret his daughter his lands and tenements in the parish of Kyngeston, co. Surrey, so long as his wife is alive; remainder to William Fenrother for life; remainders over. Also to his aforesaid wife a messuage in Silverstrete, London. Dated 17 March, 15 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1523-4]. Roll 239 (37).

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Christchurch, Dorset, England
March 21, 1524
Age 66
London, England