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Robert (Arden) de Arden (abt. 1497 - 1556)

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Robert "of Wilmecote" de Arden formerly Arden
Born about in Wilmecote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Died in Aston, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Robert (Arden) de Arden is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Robert Arden was the son of Thomas Arden of Wilmecote (Shakespeare's maternal great-grandfather). The Ardens were part of the noble Catholic family of the Ardens of Park Hall whose family forebears had been given land by William the Conqueror. Robert Arden was married twice. There are no details of his first wife's name but his second wife was called Agnes Hill, who already had four daughters by her previous marriage. Robert had eight daughters and Mary Arden, the youngest, married John Shake-speare and became the mother of William Shakespeare.[1]



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On 27 Jul 2017 at 04:05 GMT Vivienne Caldwell wrote:

Robert Arden had eight daughters and no sons. Jane (Arden) Brownlow is probably not his daughter, Do you have any evidence of Jane being a daughter? Pogue, Kate Emery. Shakespeare’s Family. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2008 gives another daughter's name as Elizabeth.

On 27 Jul 2016 at 21:31 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Arden-179 and Arden-2 appear to represent the same person because: same death and daughter

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