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Robert Brett (abt. 1534 - abt. 1586)

Robert Brett
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 18 May 1555 in All Hallows Bread Street Church, City of London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 52 in St Augustine, London, Englandmap
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He is described in the Visitation of London 1568 as a citizen and Merchantaylor of London, the eldest son of Robert Brett of Lincolnshire, gent, and Elizabeth Bush, daughter of Edward Bush of Sison.[1]

He married on 18 May 1555 at Allhallows, Bread Street, City of London.[2] The register doesn't name his wife - Robarte Breyt and (blank) - but in the Visitation of London 1568 she is named as Elizabeth daughter of Reginald Highgate of Essex.[3]

His will was dated 18 Mar 1585/6, and probated on 26 Apr 1586. [4]In it he named his wife Elizabeth and his six children - John, William, Robert, Richard, Alexander and Catherine. This differs from the Visitation which shows Elizabeth rather than Alexander.


  1. The Visitation of London 1568; Pub. The Harleian Society 1869.
  2. The register of All Hallows, Bread Street, London, Ed. W. Bruce Bannerman, published by the Harleian Society, London 1913
  3. The Visitation of London 1568; Pub. The Harleian Society 1869.
  4. PCC will of Robert Brett dated 18 Mar 1585/6. Repository: The National Archives, Kew


Thank you to Elaine Jeffries for creating WikiTree profile Brett-281 through the import of Turley_McCormick _ Davis_Barke.ged on Apr 6, 2013.

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