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Thomas Roberts, Esq.

Also Known As: "Thomas Roberth the younger"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Glassenbury Manor, Cranbrook, Kent, UK
Death: Died in Ticehurst, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ticehurst, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Roberts, of Glassenbury and Elizabeth Roberts, of Glassenbury
Husband of Margaret Jane Pigott Roberts
Father of Rosa Randolph and Sir Thomas Roberts, III
Brother of Walter Fremingham Roberts; Mary (Roberts) Cheney; Amy Mary Dixon Lane (Roberts); Joane Roberts; Francis Roberts and 1 other

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About Thomas Roberts, Esq.

Research Notes:

conflict re: children: No children are mentioned in the wills of Margaret and Thomas Roberts. Consider detaching Rosa and Thomas for lack of proof.

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Notes for Thomas Roberts and Margery Pigott

1553 September 10 Marriage settlement: "Thomas Roberth the elder of Glassenbury in Cranbrook, Kent, esq, to his son Thomas Roberth the younger, and Lady Margery Hendley, widow, and to their heirs in tail, remainder to the heirs of TR the younger. TR the younger to marry MH.

  1. A messuage, barn, gardens, land and wood called Pesemershe on the den of [blank] in Ticehurst and Etchingham (S: highway from Ticehurst to Swiftsden)
  2. A messuage, two gardens and 20 pieces of land and wood and a water-mill, called Boarzell on the den of Boarzell in Ticehurst (E: land of the heirs of John Congeherst, once Belherst; N: highway from Swiftsden Cross to Flimwell; W: land of Thomas Maye, gent; S: highway from Swiftsden Cross to Ticehurst)

In all 300a W: Thomas Hendle, Thomas May, George May, Humphrey Dunk, Thomas Fuller, William Manser, Thomas [?]Cheseman" [1]

1556 "The master, fellows, and scholars of Balliol College,Oxford, and Thomas Roberth otherwise Robards, esquire, and Margery, his wife, late the wife of Sir Walter Hendley,knight. Premises within the precincts of the late monastery of Clerkenwell, in Clerkenwell. Easter Anno 2 and 3 Philip and Mary." [2]

1556 "Sir Thomas Pope, knight, and Elizabeth, his wife, and Thomas Roberth otherwise Robards, esquire, and Margery, his wife, late the wife of Sir Walter Hendley, knight. The site and messuage of the late house or monastery of Clerkynwell, &c., in Clerkynwell. Easter Anno 2 and 3 Philip and Mary." [3]

1576 "Probate (PCC) of the will (4 Feb 1567) of Thomas Robertes of Ticehurst, esq, 20 Nov 1576. Requests burial at Ticehurst near his mother with a tomb and inscription recording her motherly example. Lands to his wife Margery for life, remainder to his brother John Robertes in tail male. Goods and chattels to his wife Margery except the parsonage of Ticehurst, to his brother John Robertes. Executrix: his wife Margery (called Margery Hendle in probate). W: Walter Robertes, Walter Hendle, John Robertes, William Ketchelowe." [4]

1587 "Fragment (folios 1-6, 10 only) of a copy of the PCC probate of the will (29 Apr 1587) of Margery Henley of Boarzell in Ticehurst, widow of Thomas Robertes of Ticehurst, esq, 29 Apr 1587. Bequests of money and chattels in named rooms at Boarzell to cousin Thomas Hampden of Boarzell 'whom I have brought up of a child', including the best armour which Thomas Roberts was wont to wear; his sister Margery Hampden, and to Walter, son of John Robertes of Boarzell, gent, deceased." [5]

Footnotes:

[1] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, DUN 48/1, East Sussex Record Office, [UK_National_Archives].

[2] W. J. Hardy and W. Page, A calendar to the feet of fines for London and Middlesex, Vol. 2, 1 Henry VII and 11-12 Elizabeth (1893), 94, [HathiTrust].

[3] W. J. Hardy and W. Page, A calendar to the feet of fines for London and Middlesex, Vol. 2, 1 Henry VII and 11-12 Elizabeth (1893), 94, [HathiTrust].

[4] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, Document held at East Sussex Record Office, DUN 49/8, [UK_National_Archives].

[5] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, DUN 49/12, East Sussex Record Office, [UK_National_Archives].

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Thomas Roberts, Esq.'s Timeline

1523
October 31, 1523
Cranbrook, Kent, UK
1544
April 16, 1544
Age 20
Holt, Denbighshire, Wales
1554
1554
Age 30
Biddenden, Kent, England
1567
February 4, 1567
Age 43
Ticehurst, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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Ticehurst, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom