Birth Date: before 1552
Birth Place: Royston, Hertfordshire, England
Death: January 28, 1607/08
Burial: London, England.(Colchester,Essex)
Children: Nine Children
Generation: Second Generation In England
Robert Foote of Shalford
A Yoeman in old England was a Freeholder, next under the rank of Gentleman, and in the early times one who owned a small landed estate. Robert of Shalford was such a man. He owned property in Shalford and Royston. He was the son of John Foote of Royston and the father of Nathaniel Foote the Settler.
He married Joan Brooke June 18, 1576 in St Leonard's Eastcheap, London, Eng, daughter of John Brooke and Elizabeth Watman. Joan was born June 18, 1559 in London, England, and died October 10, 1634 in St Leonard's Parish, London, England. She was a member of the leatherseller company of London.
He was the brother of John Foote of London, and the father of Nathaniel Foote "The Settler."
Robert and Joan's Children
Will of Robert Foote of Shalford
Source: Obituary Record Search,
Robert Foote of Shalford, Essex, yeoman, 27 January 1608, proved 15 Feb
To the poor in the parish twenty shillings. to the poor in Wethersfield 20s.
To my well beloved wife Joan, during her natural life, all such yearly rent as to
me is reserved out of my lease of certain tenements which I hold for divers years
yet enduring by the grant of Sir Robert Chester knight and lying and being in the
town of Royston, the yearly rent whereof to me reserved is at this present eight
pounds. I give her also one annuity of four pounds to be paid during her natural
life by my son Robert.
To my son James 5oF.
To son Daniel 40L at four and twenty.
The same each to sons, Nathaniel, Francis, and Josua at like ages .
To daughter Elizabeth Foote 40L at day of marriage or at age of thirty.
To son Joseph my lease and term of years in a certain hopground called Plomley w hich
I hold by lease from Mr. Josyas Clarke and his wife.
Other gifts to him. Certain household stuff to wife.
Elizabeth Ormes my maid servant.
To --Tibbet, wi fe of William Tibbett, 5s in recompence of her pains she hath taken with me.
To Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of God his word 20s.
The wife of George Elsing. Thomas Cott.
To my son Robert my free tenement or mansion house wherein I
now inhabit, with the land and the stock of hop poles upon the hop ground,
he to pay the legacies & c.
The residue of my goods &c. to all my children.
If it happen my daughter Mary Heewes to be departed then her part to be paid to her
For the execution of this will I do ordain, nominate and appoint my well
beloved son Robert Foote to be my sole executor and I do desire my well
beloved brother John Foote of London grocer and my son in law John Hewe s of
Royston to be supervisors and assistants to my executors.
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