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Robert Phaire (abt. 1619 - 1682)

Colonel Robert Phaire
Born about in Kilshannig, County Cork, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Grange, County Cork, Irelandmap
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Robert was born about 1619 (for on 24 March 1654 his age is reported as thirty-five), the son of the Revd Emmanuel Phaire from Devonshire, who had migrated to Ireland and in 1612 became rector of Kilshannig, county Cork.

Colonel Robert Phaire, (1619?–1682), was an officer in the Irish Protestant and then the New Model armies and a Regicide. He was one of the three officers to whom the warrant for the execution of Charles I was addressed, but he escaped severe punishment at the Restoration through having married the daughter of Sir Thomas Herbert.

Robert married (1) Unknown, (possibly Gamble)


  1. Onesiphorus (died 1702), married Elizabeth Aldworth, daughter of Richard Aldworth of Newmarket, County Cork
  2. John d. 1677
  3. Elizabeth married Richard Farmer of Arderack, County Cork
  4. Marymarried George Gamble of Maryborough, County Cork

Robert married (2) Elizabeth Herbert, daughter of Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Baronet, who was living on 25 May 1686 (the date of her last letter to Muggleton), Phaire had three sons and three daughters.

  1. Thomas (died 1716) married Alicia Purdon, daughter of Bartholomew Purdon Snr and Alicia Jephson of Mallow.
  2. Frances married Edward Rogers of County Cork
  3. Lucy married (1) Charles Fenwick; (2) William Flower
  4. Elizabeth married (1) Bartholomew Purdon, son of Nicholas Purdon and Alice Jephson Mallow (2) Rev John Patrickson
  5. Alexander Herbert d.1752.
  6. John married Mary Whitby of St Mary's Shandon
  7. Robert (or Robin) d. 1681

Robert died in 1682.


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