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Robert Honywood, Esq.

Also Known As: "Honywood"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Henewood, Postling, Kent, England
Death: April 22, 1576 (46-54)
Charing, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Charing, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Honeywood, Esq. and Alice Honiwood
Husband of NN Honywood and Mary Honywood
Father of Elizabeth Woodward; Robert Honywood, Esq; Katharine Henmarsh; Priscilla Honywood; Anthony Honywood and 13 others
Brother of Margerit Honywood and Bennett Turney
Half brother of John Honywood; Mary Honywood; Bennett Honywood; Isabel Honeywood and Jane Honywood

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About Robert Honywood, Esq.

  • Robert Honywood, Esq.
  • M, #30386, b. 18 September 1525, d. 22 April 1576
  • Father John Honiwood, Esq. b. c 1500
  • Mother Alice Barnes b. 1500
  • Robert Honywood, Esq. was born on 18 September 1525 at Postling, Honywood, Kent, England.1 He married Mary Atwater, daughter of Robert Atwaters, Esq. and Katherine Bright, in February 1543 at Shroftyde, Kent, England. Robert Honywood, Esq. died on 22 April 1576 at Mark's Hall, Essex, England, at age 50.
  • Family Mary Atwater b. 1527, d. 11 May 1620
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Honywood+ b. 2 Dec 1561
    • Dorothy Honywood+ b. 30 Jul 1569, d. 13 Feb 1642
  • Citations
  • [S11597], Submitted by MyrleJanice.
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  • Robert Honywood1
  • M, #479988
  • Last Edited=28 May 2012
  • Robert Honywood is the son of John Honywood and unknown Barne.2 He married Mary Waters, daughter of Robert Waters.1
  • He lived at Marks Hall, Essex, England.1 He lived at Charing, Kent, England.1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1952. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Robert Honywood
  • Birth: Sep. 18, 1525 Kent, England
  • Death: Apr. 22, 1576 Kent, England
  • When Mary Atwater married Robert Honywood in 1543, she recieved from her father the manors of Pett and Newcourt in Charing, and Down Court and Royton in Lenham, which by marriage became the property of her husband. They resided at Royton in Lenham and Pett in Charing. He died at Pett.
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  • Spouse:
  • Mary Atwater Honywood (1527 - 1620)
  • Children:
    • Anne Honywood Hales (1609 - 1681)*
  • Burial: St Mary Churchyard, Lenham, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 70193478
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 27
  • Honywood, Mary by Edmund Venables
  • HONYWOOD, MARY (1527–1620), daughter and coheiress of Robert Waters, esq., of Lenham, Kent, was born at that place in 1527. In 1543, being then in her sixteenth year, she married Robert Honywood, esq., of Charing, and afterwards of Marks Hall, Essex, by whom she had sixteen children. Mrs. Honywood was chiefly celebrated for her longevity, and for the unprecedentedly large number of lineal descendants whom she lived to see. By her sixteen children she had 114 grandchildren, 228 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren, 367 in all. Her grandson, Dr. Michael Honywood [q. v.], dean of Lincoln, was accustomed to tell of his having been present at a banquet given by her to her descendants, two hundred of whom sat down to table. She was also noted for her piety, but in her declining years fell into deep despondency. It is recorded that Foxe, the martyrologist, having visited her with the view of consoling her, she ‘dashed a Venice glass to the ground, saying, “Sir, I am as sure to be damned as this glass is to be broke,” when by God's wonderful providence the glass was taken up uninjured.’ She died at Marks Hall on 12 May 1620, aged 93. She was buried at Lenham on 20 May, and a monument was erected to her memory at Marks Hall. One portrait is at Marks Hall, ‘æt. suæ 70,’ and another in Lincoln Cathedral Library. An engraved portrait is in the ‘Topographer and Genealogist,’ ii. 185, 256.
  • [Fuller's Worthies; Botfield's Cath. Libraries; Flavel's Mystery of Providence; Hasted's Kent; Topographer and Genealogist, ii. 185, 256.]
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  • HENEAGE, Michael (1540-1600), of St. Catherine Colman, London and Essex.
  • b. 1540, 2nd s. of Robert Heneage of Lincoln, auditor of duchy of Lancaster, by his 1st w. Lucy, da. and coh. of Ralph Buckton of Hemswell, Lincs.; bro. of Thomas. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1559, BA and fellow 1563, MA 1566; G. Inn 1567. m. 1577, Grace, da. of Robert Honywood of Charing, Kent, 6s. 4da.
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  • Michael HENEAGE (Esq.)
  • Born: 27 Sep 1540, London, Middlesex, England
  • Died: 30 Dec 1600
  • Buried: 1 Jan 1600/1601, St. Paul Cathedral, London, Middlesex, England
  • Father: Robert HENEAGE (Esq.)
  • Mother: Lucy BUCKTON
  • Married: Grace HONYWOOD (dau. of Robert Honywood and Mary Waters) 12 Aug 1577, St Mary Le Bow, London, Middlesex, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne HENEAGE
    • 2. Mary HENEAGE
    • 3. Thomas HENEAGE (Esq.)
    • 4. Robert HENEAGE
    • 5. John HENEAGE
    • 6. Lucy HENEAGE
    • 7. Catherine HENEAGE
    • 8. Michael HENEAGE
    • 9. Robert HENEAGE
    • 10. Son HENEAGE
    • 11. John HENEAGE
    • 12. Robert HENEAGE
    • 13. John HENEAGE
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  • HENEAGE, Thomas (1581-1641), of Gray's Inn, London and Battersea, Surr.
  • b. 21 Jan. 1581, 1st s. of Michael Heneage† of Hoxton, Mdx. and Ulting Hall, Essex and Grace, da. and coh. of Robert Honywood of Charing, Kent. educ. G. Inn 1595. m. 17 May 1630, Bridget, da. of George Woodward† of Upton, Berks., wid. of Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth Castle, co. Dur., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1600.1 d. 9 Aug. 1641.2
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Robert Honywood, Esq.'s Timeline

Henewood, Postling, Kent, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England, England
September 18, 1545
Age 19
Charing, Kent, England, England