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Robert Tyrwhitt

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Birthplace: Kettleby Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Kettleby Thorpe, Lincolnshire , England
Place of Burial: Bigby, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Tyrwhitt, Kt. and Isabel Kelke
Husband of Elizabeth Tyrwhitt
Father of William Tyrwhitt, MP; Anne Tyrwhitt; Edward Tyrwhitt; Margaret Constable; Marmaduke Tyrwhitt and 12 others
Brother of William Tyrwhitt; Tristram Tyrwhitt, MP; Sir Marmaduke Tyrwhitt, Kt., MP; Troth Darcy; Faith Sutton and 1 other
Half brother of Christopher Kelke; Francis Kelke; Roger Kelke and William Kelke

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About Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby

Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby (1526-November 16, 1581) was also at court. Many accounts confuse these two sets of Robert and Elizabeth Tyrwhitts, or try to combine them into one couple instead of two. The Tyrwhitts of Kettleby, however, have the distinction of having produced twenty-two children, all of whom are pictured on their tomb in Bigby, Lincolnshire.

Among them were: William (d.1591), Edward (1551-1577), Margaret (b.1552), Ursula (1553-1618), Marmaduke (d.1589), Goddard (b.1556), John (b.1557), Anne, George (b.c.1562), Mary, Robert (b.1565), Humphrey (1566-1579), Elizabeth, Frances (1572-1601+), and Roger (c.1573-1610).

Biographical notes

From Notices and remains of the family of Tyrwhitt [signed R.P.T.]. Corrected and ... By Robert Philip Tyrwhitt. 1857. Page 29

We now revert to the eldest son and heir of Sir William Tyrwhitt, who died at Scotter in 1541, by Isabella his wife, viz.:—

Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby (so spelt about this time, as in the present day). This gentleman was born in 1526, and bred at Court: first as a page and "haunchman " 8 to Henry VIII., and afterwards as "Esquier for the Body" to that burly monarch.4

On 17th January, 1548 (2 Edward VI.), he is styled in a royal grant as "films et hasres Willi. Tyrwhytt de Scotter in com. Line," and received the office of Chief Seneschal of the lordship or manor of Castre [Caistor], and of that vil and soke, "quod quidem officium balli [ballivi] Robtus Tyrwhyt mil' et Willus Tyrwhyt mil' nuper habuerunt." He also had the like office in the lordship or manor of Barton-on-Humber. In the July of the same year he succeeded his grandfather Sir Robert at Kettleby, being then twenty-two years old, and was knighted.

This Sir Robert represented Lincolnshire in the Parliaments of 7 Edward VI., 1st Queen Mary, and 4th Philip and Mary, A.d. 1558.1 He married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge, son and heir of Sir Goddard Oxenbridge, by Elizabeth, his first wife, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Echingham of Echingham, co. Sussex.' By this marriage Sir Robert acquired the Echingham inheritance.

In December, 1569 [12 Elizabeth], Sir Robert raised and led 337 men of his tenantry and friends as a contingent to the army sent into the north by Elizabeth, to quell the Roman Catholic rebellion, headed by the Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland1 (Lansdown MSS., 207 c, fol. 763). His next brother, Tristram, had a principal command as "Camp Maister," or Quartermaster-General (see post). In 1579 Sir Robert was placed by Lord Burleigh in his list of the 'Noblemen and principall Gentlemen ' in Lincolnshire.

He died 13th November, 1581 [23 Elizabeth], "at his house at Thornton College" (so called after its dissolution as an abbey,* most probably that which had been the Abbot's lodge there). Part still exists, inhabited by Lord Yarborough's tenant.3

Sir Robert's will4 had this clause: "I desyre to be buried at Wrawby, in the parish church, next to the seate of my grandfather, Sir Robert Tyrwhitt" (viz., Kettleby Choir). But this was not complied with; for his corpse having been brought to his old seat at Kettleby "wyth worshipfull attendance," was interred in the family vault in the chancel at Bigby, on 22nd January, 1581-2. How this delay of two months occurred does not appear, except that the passion then existing for splendid funerals was ill-seconded by the absence of roads, and consequent difficulty of bringing together the persons who made up the attendance. The chief mourner, it seems, was not William, heir of the deceased.

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  • Sir Robert Tyrwhitt (c.1510 – 16 November 1581) was an English Member of Parliament and Sheriff.
  • He was born the son of Sir William Tyrwhitt of Scotter, Lincolnshire. He succeeded his grandfather in 1548 and was knighted by 1553. He was mentored at court by his uncle Sir Robert Tyrwhitt.
  • He was a Justice of the Peace for Lindsey from 1547, probably until his death, and appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 1559–60. He was joint Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1559.
  • He was elected a Knight of the shire (MP) for Lincolnshire in 1553, 1554 and 1558. Towards the end of his life both he and some of his sons were jailed for recusancy.
  • He died in 1581 and was buried at Bigby, Lincolnshire, in a tomb of white alabaster. He had married Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge of Etchingham, Sussex; they had nine sons and thirteen daughters. He was succeeded by his son William (1531 – 1591).[1]
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Tyrwhitt_(MP_died_1581)

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  • Sir Robert Tyrwhitt1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • M, #94740, b. circa 1526, d. 13 November 1581
  • Father Sir William Tyrwhitt, Sheriff of Lincolnshire10,9 b. c 1500, d. 19 Mar 1541
  • Mother Isabel Girlington10,9 b. c 1495
  • Sir Robert Tyrwhitt was born circa 1526 at of Kettleby & Scawby, Lincolnshire, England; Age 22 in 1548.1,5,9 He married Elizabeth Oxenbridge, daughter of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge and Elizabeth Puttenham, before 1546; They had 6 sons (William, Esq; Robert; Goddard; Edward; John; & Marmaduke) and 7 daughters (Katherine; Anne, wife of Thomas Dalton; Elizabeth, wife of William FitzWilliam; Margaret, wife of Sir Philip Constable; Mary, wife of Sir George Browne; Ursula, wife of Sir Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave; & Frances, wife of William Thorold).3,4,5,7,8,9 Sir Robert Tyrwhitt died on 13 November 1581; Buried at Bigby, Lincolnshire.1,5,9
  • Family Elizabeth Oxenbridge b. c 1529
  • Child
    • Ursula Tyrwhitt+1,2,4,5,6,7,9 b. c 1562, d. bt May 1617 - 4 Aug 1618
  • Citations
  • [S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 848.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 213.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 104.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 19-20.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 245.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 378.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 280-281.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 486.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 225.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 244.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3154.htm#i94740

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  • Sir Robert Tyrwhit
  • Birth: 1526 Scotter, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death: Nov. 13, 1581 Scotter, Lincolnshire, England
  • Knight of Kettleby, Lincolnshire and Leighton, Huntingdonshire. Knight of the Shire for Lincolnshire.
  • Second son of Sir William Tyrwhit and Isabel Girlington. Grandson of Sir Robert Tyrwhit and Maud Tailboys, William Girlington of Normanby and Katherine Hilyard.
  • He married Elizabeth Oxenbridge, daughter of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge and Elizabeth Puttenham, daughter of Sir George, descendant of King Henry III. They were married before 1546 and had six sons and seven daughters:
    • William
    • Robert
    • Goddard
    • Edward
    • John
    • Marmaduke
    • Katherine
    • Anne, wife of Thomas Dalton
    • Elizabeth, wife of William FitzWilliam
    • Margaret, wife of Sir Philip Constable
    • Mary, wife of Sir George Brown
    • Ursula, wife of Sir Edmund Sheffield
    • Frances, wife of William Thorold
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • William Tyrwhit (____ - 1541)
  • Isabel Girlington Tyrwhit (____ - 1559)
  • Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Oxenbridge Tyrwhit (____ - 1590)
  • Burial: All Saints Parish Church, Bigby, West Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 106633688
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106633688

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  • Sir Robert Tyrwhitt1
  • M, #593057, b. circa 1526, d. 16 November 1581
  • Last Edited=10 Nov 2013
  • Sir Robert Tyrwhitt was born circa 1526.2 He married Elizabeth Oxenbridge.2 He died on 16 November 1581.2
  • He lived at Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.2
  • Children of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt
    • Ursula Tyrwhitt+3 d. b 4 Aug 1618
    • Frances Tyrwhitt+3
  • Child of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt and Elizabeth Oxenbridge
    • Margaret Tyrwhitt+2 b. 1552
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3896. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S3268] Hans Harmsen, "re: Chester Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 21 August 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Chester Family."
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p59306.htm#i593057

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  • Robert TYRWHITT of Kettelby (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1526, Kettelby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Died: 16 Nov 1581
  • Buried: 22 Jan 1581/82, Bigby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Notes: nephew of Robert Tyrwhitt of Leighton, who had married another Elizabeth Oxenbridge, half sister of Thomas Oxenbridge (b. 1502 - d. 28 Mar 1540). Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth Puttenham (b. 1507 - d. 1529), were the parents of the second Elizabeth Oxenbridge, who married Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettelby. Sir Robert of Kettelby was also at court, and he raised and led 250 of his tenantry with the army sent against the rebel earls in 1569. Many accounts confuse these two sets of Robert and Elizabeth Tyrwhitts, or try to combine them into one couple instead of two. The Tyrwhitts of Kettleby, however, have the distinction of having produced twenty-two children, all of whom are pictured on their tomb in Bigby, Lincolnshire. The monuments of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of 1581 and his wife Elizabeth Oxenbridge are in Bigby church. The twenty two children of Sir Robert and Elizabeth can be seen around the base of the monument, and what is described as a large hairy man can be clearly seen laid across Sir Robert's feet. Elizabeth was buried on 25 Jan 1589/90.
  • Father: William TYRWHITT of Kettelby (Knight Sheriff of Lincoln)
  • Mother: Isabel GIRLINGTON
  • Married: Elizabeth OXENBRIDGE (b. 1529 - d. 1589) (dau. of Thomas Oxenbridge and Elizabeth Puttenham) AFT 1546
  • Children:
    • 1. William TYRWHITT of Kettelby
    • 2. Edward TYRWHITT (b. 1551 - bur. 1 Jul 1577, Thornton)
    • 3. Margaret TYRWHITT
    • 4. Ursula TYRWHITT
    • 5. Marmaduke TYRWHITT
    • 6. Goddard TYRWHITT (b. 1556)
    • 7. John TYRWHITT (b. 1557)
    • 8. Catherine TYRWHITT (b. 1558)
    • 9. Anne TYRWHITT
    • 10. George TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1562)
    • 11. Mary TYRWHITT
    • 12. Robert TYRWHITT (b. 1565)
    • 13. Humphrey TYRWHITT (b. 1566 - bur. 18 Sep 1579, Bigby)
    • 14. Elizabeth TYRWHITT
    • 15. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1569)
    • 16. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1570)
    • 17. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1571)
    • 18. Frances TYRWHITT
    • 19. Roger TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1573 - bur. 26 Sep 1610, Bigby)
    • 20. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1575)
    • 21. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1576)
    • 22. Son TYRWHITT (b. ABT 1578)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/TYRWHITT.htm#Robert TYRWHITT of Kettelby (Sir Knight)2

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  • TYRWHITT, Sir Robert II (c.1510-81), of Kettleby, Lincs.
  • b. c.1510, 1st s. of Sir William Tyrwhitt (d. 19 Mar. 1541) of Scotter by Isabel, da. of William Girlington of Normanby; bro. of Marmaduke and Tristram†. m. by 1531, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge of Etchingham, Suss., 9s. inc. William 13da. suc. gdfa. 4 July 1548. Kntd. by 16 Feb. 1553.2
  • Offices Held
    • J.P. Lincs. (Lindsey) 1547-?d.; commr. relief, Lincs. (Lindsey) and Lincoln 1550, goods of churches and fraternities, Lincs. (Lindsey) 1553, subsidy 1563; other commissions 1547-78; jt. (with Sir Edward Dymoke and Sir William Willoughby, Baron Willoughby of Parham) ld. lt. Lincs. May 1559; sheriff 1559-60.3
  • According to his grandfather’s inquisition Robert Tyrwhitt was aged 22 years and more in July 1548, but since his eldest son William was of age by 1552 this must have been a conventional underestimate; his family chronology also suggests that he was born a good deal earlier, probably about 1510. It was under the tutelage of his uncle Sir Robert Tyrwhitt I that he spent part of his youth as a henchman at court. He did not follow his uncle in making a career there but confined himself to the affairs of his county and the management of the lands which he inherited from his grandfather and those, said to be worth £140 a year, brought by the Sussex heiress whom he married. He does not appear to have fought in the wars of the 1540s and his knighthood, the date of which is unknown, was probably conferred to gratify his uncle. His three elections as knight of the shire within a five-year period attest his own and his family’s standing, and it may have been only his comparative youth which excluded him from the first place. As a lifelong Catholic he must have found the second Edwardian Parliament less congenial than either of his two Marian ones, and he was not to sit in any of Elizabeth’s. He did, however, intervene in the election of 1559 at Grimsby, where he asked for one nomination to be given to the 9th Lord Clinton and dissuaded his brother Marmaduke from seeking a seat.4
  • Under Elizabeth, although adjudged a ‘hinderer of the true religion’, Tyrwhitt was retained on the bench at least until 1579. Whether it was he or his uncle who led 237 followers against the northern rebels of 1569 is not known. It was only towards the end of his life that he and his children were harried for their recusancy. He himself had a spell in the Fleet, where in September 1580 he was allowed his wife’s company and access to the gardens for his health, and when he died on 16 Nov. 1581 two of his sons were released from prison to attend the funeral. Yet the will which he made five days before his death shows that recusancy had not impoverished him. Of his numerous children five younger sons received annuities of £40, a married daughter £30 and two unmarried ones £800 each; his grandsons Marmaduke Constable and Richard Fitzwilliam had £100 each and his various granddaughters £266 13s.4d. between them, a niece £40, a godson 40 marks and two other young kinsmen smaller sums. The residuary legatees were Tyrwhitt’s wife and grandson Robert Tyrwhitt; the executors his wife, his sons-in-law Philip Constable and William Fitzwilliam, and his cousin John Monson; and the supervisors Lord Burghley and the 3rd Earl of Rutland. Tyrwhitt was buried at Bigby, Lincolnshire, in a tomb of white alabaster surmounted by busts of himself and his wife.5
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/tyrwhitt-sir-robert-ii-1510-81

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Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby's Timeline

1510
1510
Kettleby Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
1531
1531
Age 21
Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1548
1548
Age 38
1551
1551
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1552
1552
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1555
1555
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1556
1556
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1557
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