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Our Ancestors in England from the year 1530 to 1592 (2) Robert Foote of Shalford
Birth Date:   before 1552
Birth Place:   Royston, Hertfordshire, England
Christening:   Unknown.
Death:   January 28, 1607/08
Burial:   London, England.(Colchester,Essex)
Children:  Nine Children
Marrage:   Joan Brooke on June 18, 1576
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

No. Name Parent Birth Death Wife
(4) JR. Robert Foote (2) 1577 1646 Elizabeth Child
---- Elizabeth Foote (2) 1579 1658 Thomas Jennings
(5) James Foote (2) 1580 --- Unknown
(6) Mary Foote (2) 1585 --- John Hewes
---- Francis Foote (2) 1587 1624 Unknown
(7) Joshua Foote (2) 1591 1655 Unknown
(8) Joseph Foote (2) 1588 1639 Anne
(9) Daniel Foote (2) 1590 1648 Unknown
(10) Nathaniel Foote (2) 1592 1644 Elizabeth Deming

Will of Robert Foote of Shalford
Source: Obituary Record Search,
ObituaryLocator.com/Official


Robert Foote of Shalford, Essex, yeoman, 27 January 1608, proved 15 Feb 1608.

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 children.

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. Dorset, 21


John Foote of Royston Robert Foote of Shalford - Son of John Foote of Royston John Foote of London (4) Robert Foote Jr. son for Robert of Shalford Elizabeth Foote Daughter of Robert of Shalford James Foote son of Robert of Shalford Mary Foote daughter of Robert of Shalford Joshua Foote son of Robert Foote of Shalford Francis Foote daughter of Robert of Shalford Joseph Foote son of Robert of Shalford Daniel Foote son of Robert of Shalford Nathaniel Foote son of Robert of Shalford Elizabeth Foote daughter of Nathaniel Foote Nathaniel Foote son of Nathaniel Foote Mary Foote daughter of Nathaniel Footee Robert Foote son of Nathaniel Foote Frances Foote daughter of Nathaniel Foote Sara Foote daughter of Nathaniel Foote Rebecca Foote daughter of Nathaniel Foote Josiah Churchill husband of Elizabeth Foote Elizabeth Smith wife of Nathaniel Foote John Stoddard husband of Mary Foote Sara Potter wife of Robert Foote John Dickinson husband of Francis Foote Jerimiah Judson husband of Sara Foote Phillip Smith husband of Rebecca Foote

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