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Robert Whitney

Birthplace: Whitney, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Herefordshire, England
Place of Burial: Islesworth, Mddlsx., England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Whitney, MP, of Icomb and Sybill Whitney
Husband of Elizabeth Morgan Whitney
Father of Thomas Whitney, of London; William Whitney; Jonathan Whitney; Nicholas Whitney; Richard Whitney and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Morgan; Blanche Greville; Sir James Whitney Sheriff of Herefordshire; Eustace Whitney; William Whitney and 2 others

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About Robert Whitney

  • Sir Robert Whitney1,2
  • M, #30419, b. circa 1542, d. 19 December 1612
  • Father Sir Robert Whitney b. c 1520, d. 5 Aug 1567
  • Mother Sybil Baskerville b. c 1524
  • Sir Robert Whitney was born circa 1542 at of Whitney, Herefordshire, England.2 He married Elizabeth verch Morgan, daughter of Morgan ap Williams, circa 1559.2 Sir Robert Whitney died on 19 December 1612 at Whitney, Herefordshire, England.2
  • Family Elizabeth verch Morgan b. c 1540
  • Child
    • Thomas Whitney+ b. 14 Jul 1560
  • Citations
  • [S9395] Unknown author, Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 146.
  • [S11597], Submitted by chrismcgee143.
  • From:


  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg.1397
  • (I) Turstin, "the Fleming," otherwise known as Turstin de Wigmore, probably also
  • Pg.1398
  • as Turstin, son of Rolf, and Turstin "the White," was a follower of William the Conqueror. He was mentioned in the Domesday book as an extensive land holder in Herefordshire and the Marches of Wales. He married Agnes, daughter of Alured de Merleberge, a Norman baron of Ewias Castle, in the Marches of Wales.
  • (II) Eustace, son of Turstin (1), was a benefactor of the monastery of St. Peter in Gloucester. He or one of his immediate descendants took the surname De Whitney from Whitney of the Wye, in the Marches of Wales, where his principal castle was located. The estate comprised over two thousand acres, and remained in the family until 1893, when it was sold, there being no member of the family to hold it. The castle has entirely disappeared, but it is believed to be in ruins under the Wye, which has in the course of years changed its path. The castle was probably built on an artificial mound, surrounded by a moat fed by the river, which gradually undermined the castle, which was at last disintegrated.
  • (III) Sir Robert de Whitney, a direct descendant of Eustace (2), was living in 1242 and was mentioned in the "Testa de Nevill." Three or four intervening generations cannot be stated with certainty.
  • (IV) Sir Eustace de Whitney, son of Sir Robert (3), gave deed to the monastry of St. Peter in 1280, referring to and confirming the deed of his ancestors above mentioned. He was Lord of Pencombe, Little Cowarn and Whitney in 1281 ; was granted free warren by Edward I in 1284; summoned to wars beyond the seas in 1297; tenant of part of the manor of Huntington in 1299; in Scotch war in 1301. He was possibly grandson instead of son of Sir Robert.
  • (V) Sir Eustace de Whitney, son of Sir Eustace (4), was knighted by Edward I in 1306, and was a member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1313 and 1352.
  • (VI) Sir Robert de Whitney, son of Sir Eustace (5), was one of two hundred gentlemen who went to Milan in the retinue of the Duke of Clarence on the occasion of the latter's marriage in 1368. He was member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1377, 1379 and 1380 and sheriff in 1377.
  • (VII) Sir Robert Whitney, son of Sir Robert (6), was sent abroad to negotiate treaty with the Count of Flanders in 1388; member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1391. He was sent to France to deliver the castle and town of Cherbourg to the King of Navarre in 1393 was knight marshal in the court of Richard II; sent on King's business to Ireland in 1394. He was killed, together with his brother and most of his relatives, at the battle of Pilleth, 1402.
  • (VIII) Sir Robert Whitney, son of Sir Robert (7), was granted the castle of Clifford and lordships of Clifford and Glasbury by Henry IV in 1404, on account of the services of his father. He was sheriff of Herefordshire in 1413-28-33-37; member of parliament, 1416-22. He fought in the French war under Henry V, and was captain of the castle and town of Vire in 1420. He was named as one of the five knights in Herefordshire in 1433, and died March 12, 1441.
  • (IX) Sir Eustace de Whitney, son of Sir Robert (8), was born in 1411. He was head of a commission sent to Wales by Henry VI in 1455 and was member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1468. He married Jenett Russell; second, Jane Clifford.
  • (X) Robert Whitney, son of Sir Eustace (9), was probably a knight and was an active participant in the War of the Roses, and was attainted as a Yorkist in 1459. He was probably at the battle of Mortimer's Cross in 1461. He was the subject of a poem of Lewis Glyn Cothi, on the occasion of his marriage to Alice, the great-granddaughter of Sir David Gam. He married first, Alice, daughter of Thomas Vaughan; second, Constance Touchett, who was the mother of his sons. She was descended from William the Conqueror, through the second wife of Edward I, King of England.
  • (XI) James Whitney, son of Robert (10), was appointed receiver of Newport, part of the estate of the Duke of Buckingham, confiscated by Henry VII in 1522. He married Blanche, daughter and an heir of Simon Milbourne.
  • (XII) Robert Whitney, son of James Whitney (11), was of Icomb, and in charge of other confiscated estates. He was sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1527-28-29-30. He was nominated Knight of the Bath by Henry VIII at the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1531; was granted part of income of monastery of Brewern in 1535; furnished forty men to put down rebellion in 1536. He was named to attend upon the king's person. He died in 1541. and his will was proved June 11, 1541. He married Margaret Wye.
  • (XIII) Sir Robert Whitney, son of Robert (12), was knighted the day after Queen Mary's
  • Pg.1399
  • coronation in October, 1553. He was summoned before the privy council in 1555 and 1559. He was member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1559, and died August 5, 1567. He married Sybil Baskerville, a descendant of William the Conqueror through the first wife of Edward I.
  • (XIV) Robert Whitney, son of Sir Robert (13), was-mentioned in the will of his father, and also in an inquisition taken after the latter's death. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Morgan Guillims, or Duglim.
  • (XV) Thomas Whitney, son of Robert (14), .... etc.




Line 1. 

  • 17. Henry I, King of England , by an unknown mistress 
  • 16. Robert de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester (2-17), m. Maud FitzHamon 
  • 15. Christian of Gloucester, m. William FitzAlan 
  • 14. Christian FitzAlan, m. Hugh Pantulf 
  • 13. Ivo Pantulf, m. ----- ----- 
  • 12. William Pantulf, m. Alice de Verdun 
  • 11. Rose Pantulf, m. Sir William Trussell 
  • 10. William Trussell, m. Maud Mainwaring (2-10) 
  • 9. Sir Warin Trussell, m. Maud de St. Philibert (3-9) 
  • 8. Lawrence Trussell, m. Maud Charnells 
  • 7. William Trussell, m. Margery Ludlow 
  • 6. Jennet Trussell, m. Sir Eustace de Whitney 
  • 5. Sir Robert Whitney, m. (2) Elizabeth Vaughn 
  • 4. Robert Whitney, m. ----- ----- 
  • 3. Robert Whitney, m. Elizabeth verch Morgan ap William 
  • Connection here is doubtful. 
  • 2. Thomas Whitney, m. Mary Bray 
  • 1. John1 Whitney, m.(1) Elinor -----

Line 2. 

  • 17. Robert de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1-16), m. Maud FitzHamon 
  • 16. Maud FitzRobert, m. Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester 
  • 15. Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, m. Bertrade de Montfort 
  • 14. Amicia de Meschin, m. Ralph de Mainwaring 
  • 13. Roger de Mainwaring, m. ----- ----- 
  • 12. Roger de Mainwaring, m. ----- ----- 
  • 11. Warin de Mainwaring , m. Agnes de Arderne 
  • 10. Maud Mainwaring, m. William Trussell (1-10)

Line 3. 

  • 15. Henry II, King of England, by mistress Ida de Toeni 
  • 14. William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, m. Ela FitzPatrick, Countess of Salisbury 
  • 13. Ida Longespee, m. Sir William de Beauchamp 
  • 12. Beatrice de Beauchamp, m. Sir Thomas FitzOtes 
  • 11. Maud FitzThomas, m. Sir John de Botetourte 
  • 10. Ada de Botetourte, m. John de St. Philibert 
  • 9. Maud de St. Philibert, m. Sir Warin Trussell (1-9)

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Sir Robert Whitney Jr., so to say... as the father, being approx. 17years old... at the time of Thomas´ birth... and still well and alive, according to the Whitney Research Group (WRG)... It´s not a bad theory... although, they say he (Sir Robert Whitney Jr.) died, without issue.

This is about the Sr. Sir Robert (there is a listing of his Children with further information, towards the bottom of the page. No link to Robert Jr. but birth/death info´s.),_Robert_(s1525-1567)_

This leads to the backround and discussion and references about Thomas Whitney´s Parentage. From the main page...,_Thomas_(s1550-1637)

one can also, access... a Plethora on various Whitney lines and informations known to date by the Whitney Research Group(WRG)


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Robert Whitney's Timeline

Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
Herefordshire, England
July 14, 1560
Age 18
London, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Age 19
Castleton, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Age 21
Age 23
Age 26
Age 29
Age 50
St. Olave Parish, Surrey, England