Can Robert be father to Anne (Waring) Darwin, when he was baptised in 1572, and Anne baptised in 1662?

0 votes

Robert Waring - was both grandfather and father of Anne Waring : there are two references to Robertus Waring in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire.

 Anne (Waring) Darwin (1664 - 1722)

The page links to her father Robert, baptised in 1572.

Examination of these dates above shows that it was unlikely that this Robert was father to Anne (Waring) Darwin:
Robert senior was baptised in 1572 – & buried in feb 1662, a month after Anne's baptism (both on page 6, Darwin Pedigrees); Robert junior died 1682 (page 27, Darwin Pedigrees);
 I see the dates for Anne, 1662 from Darwin Pedigrees, and 1664 in Wikitree differ slightly.

Nonetheless; - I believe that Robert Waring (senior) had a son Robert Waring, and that Robert Waring (senior) had a grand-daughter Anne (Waring) Darwin, by his son Robert and Anne Pate.

Clearer evidence can be gleaned from the Staunton link:

Robert senior and Frances (nee Palmer, 1st marriage Staunton) had three children of their own; there were two to Robertus Waring; see Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire page 309, or here;view=fulltext .

Just to square off the relationships (mentioned on same Thoroton page):
Edmund was Robert senior’s elder brother, and also had a daughter Anne (by Mary Broughton .
 Anne married William Staunton, who happened to be the son of Robert's wife Frances by her first marriage to Anthony Staunton.

There is a more contemporary reference, a letter that mentions Anne’s grandfather Robert here:

Several references on the net, but not all, describe Robert senior as father to Anne, so I know I'm contradicting these, but I believe this second Robert removes a lot of uncertainty. Even "Darwin Pedigrees" which includes masses of useful info, also omits the second Robert in a family tree (page 30).

Hope this is useful.

Best regards

WikiTree profile: Anne Darwin
in Genealogy Help by

1 Answer

0 votes
Not unless she was baptised on her death bed.
by Rob Judd G2G6 Mach 9 (98.7k points)
That happened more than you might think.
The question was designed - to beg the answer that Robert must have been around 90 when he fathered Anne.

The discovery of a second Robert, his son, in Thoroton removes any speculation that would naturally surround that observation ...

Basically, there is an extra link missing in the tree. Several trees probably need to be corrected accordingly, by people who are capable of finding all the relevant trees.

Related questions

+4 votes
1 answer
+3 votes
0 answers
+4 votes
2 answers
178 views asked Sep 25, 2019 in Genealogy Help by Cody Leigh G2G Crew (360 points)
+4 votes
2 answers
89 views asked Jul 9, 2018 in The Tree House by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (376k points)
+5 votes
1 answer
+5 votes
1 answer
184 views asked Apr 9, 2016 in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (460 points)
+6 votes
0 answers
168 views asked Dec 1, 2015 in The Tree House by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
+4 votes
10 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright