Is anything known about Robert Westgate, 18th Century ?

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Robert Westgate is believed to have lived in England,1733-1783. He may have resided at Hardwick Hall. Is there any further information available about him ?
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I see an IGI record, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9TL-FJL : 27 December 2014), Robert Westgate, 03 Mar 1733; citing Christening, Norwich, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Central Library, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1,545,209. for a christening in 1733 from Norwich, and there's a Hardwick Hall about ten miles south. Looks like he had a younger sister Mary, but not much else came up.

by Chris Hampson G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
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Very peripheral but interesting is:

http://www.foxearth.org.uk/1783NorfolkChronicle.html

by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
That's a nice source, I hadn't come across it before.
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There was a Robert Westgate living in Hardwick ie the parish not necessarily the hall in the 18th century.

Marriage from parish register from the Norfolk Record office and  viewable on ancestry.co.uk

 Robert Westgate of Hardwick in the county of Norfolk single man and Mary Kemp of the same parish single woman were married by licence  26 April 1763

The parish register also has several baptismal entries for the children of Robert  and Mary

Anne Westgate 28 Oct 1763

William Westgate 17 Nov 1765

Robert Westgate 5 Jul 1767 Baptism

Mary Westgate 5 May 1769

Catharine Westgate 25 Jul 1771

David Westgate 9 Oct 1772

William Westgate 1 May 1774

George Westgate 25 Jan 1777

Robert and Mary both died in January 1784

text from register

Robert Westgate and Mary his wife were both buried Jan 26th. He aged 50, she aged 42 (tax paid)

 The  Hibenian magazine 1784    reported the  deaths as follows (the date differs )
After a few days illness, Mr Westgate, farmer at Hardwick, Norfolk.
His death had so great an effect upon his wife, that she died on the second day following; and they were both buried in one grave on the 1st of Feb. (sic)

by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (303k points)
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I am a direct descendant of the said Robert Westgate and since my father (Robert George Westgate) was the Albert Steptoe of his time and never threw things away I have several ancient family trees, photos and documents that would undoubtably be of interest to you I would be very happy to share them with you and fill out a branch which extends to the present day. My name is (another) Robert Westgate, although I'm known by my second christian name, Ian.

I really hope to hear from you.

Ian
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