Robert Catesby

Robert Catesby (1573 - 1605)

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Robert Catesby
Born in Lapworth, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Died in Holbeach House, Staffordshire, Englandmap
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Categories: Lapworth, Warwickshire | Gunpowder Plot | Spies and Traitors.

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He was one of the principal instigators of the attempted Gunpowder Plot to kill King James I in 1605.

In 1593, Robert Catesby married Catherine Leigh, daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

"in 1601 he took part in the Essex Rebellion but was captured and fined, after which he sold his estate at Chastleton, Oxfordshire."

Walter Jones of Worcester was the buyer of the manor of Chastleton.

"In 1601 the Church Register [for Chastleton] has 'Mr. Robert Catesbie came to inhabit at Chastleton . . . the eighth day of Januarie'."

In 1596, "the parish of Chastleton was owned by three young men, George Greenwood, Edmund Asley, and Robert Catesby."


HISTORY OF PARLIAMENT (Walter Jones of Chastleton, MP) Chastleton House pdf

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Article Title: Robert Catesby Website Name: Encyclopædia Britannica Publisher: Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Date Published: June 23, 2015 URL: Access Date: August 26, 2018

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