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Walter Roberts (1691 - 1745)

Sir Walter "6th Baronet of Glassenbury" Roberts
Born in Cranbrook, Kent, Englandmap
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Died in Cranbrook, Kent, Englandmap
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Biography

Sir Walter Roberts, 6th Baronet of Glassenbury, was the brother and heir to Sir Thomas Roberts, 5th Baronet of Glassenbury, and he was born in March 1690/1. He was baptized on 31 March 1691 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.[1]

He succeeded to the Baronetcy on 5 January 1729/30 after his brother, Sir Thomas Roberts' death.

He married in 1726, Elizabeth Slaughter, only daughter and heir of William Slaughter, of Rochester, Kent. She died on the 15th and was on the 25th of July 1744, at Cranbrook, aged 42. The administration of the goods of her intestate was on 24 October 1745.

Sir Walter Roberts and Elizabeth Slaughter had the following daughters.

  1. Thomas Roberts died in infancy and was buried under the pew belonging to Sir Walter Roberts’ seat, in Hunton church in the county of Kent.[2]
  2. Jane Roberts, his daughter and eventually his sole heiress, married on 23 October 1752, George (Beaucleark) 3d Duke of St. Albans, but died s.p. (without offspring) in December 1788 and was buried at Cranbrook. The manor of Glassenbury passed, under her will, to Thomas Roberts of the county of Cork, her Grace being apparently under the impression that he was of her family, inasmuch as his great great grandfather, the Rev. Thomas Roberts, Chancellor of the diocese of Cork (died 1664, aged about 74), was, in a pedigree (by Hawkins, Ulster, 22 June 1775), made identical with Thomas Roberts, 2nd son of the 1st Baronet. The last-mentioned Thomas Roberts, however, died s.p. (without offspring) in 1644. Had such descent been proved, it would have carried with it the Baronetcy of 1611 and the right to the Coat of Arms borne by those Baronets. That pedigree, however, was rejected by the Heralds' College, so a new Coat of Arms was granted to him, and the Grantee was created a Baronet on 20 September 1809. Now he was being described as "of Glassenbury, co. Kent and Brightfieldson, co. Cork."[3]
  3. Elizabeth Roberts died in 1743, aged sixteen.[4][5]

Sir Walter Robert died s.p.m. (without legitimate male issue) on the 7th and was buried on the 15th of July 1745, at Cranbrook, aged 54, when the Baronetcy became extinct.[6] His will was proved in 1745.[3].

Sources

  1. Frank Watt Tyler. The Tyler Collection. Canterbury, Kent, England: The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. The Tyler Collection, The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, England. Ancestry.com. Kent, England, Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1901/images/31854_A012177-00039?pId=109856.
  2. Wotton, Thomas. The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of Burial, and Monumental Inscriptions; Collected from Authentick Manuscripts, Records, Old Wills, Our Best Historians, and Other Authorities. Illustrated with Their Coats of Arms, Curiously Engraven, on Copper-Plates: with an Explanatory Index of the Terms in Heraldry, Referring to the Arms. Also Correct Lists; I. of the Present Baronets, in the Order of Precedence. Ii. of Those Who Are Now Peers of Great-Britain, or Ireland. Iii. of Those Foreigners, Who Have Had This Dignity Conferr'd on Them. Iv. of Those, Whose Titles Are Now Extinct. Likewise Exact Tables of Precedence; Particularly with Respect to the Wives, Sons, and Daughters, of Baronets, and Knights. to Whic Are Added, an Account of Such Nova-Scotia Baronets As Are of English Families, Now Resident in England: and a List of Such Persons Names Who Were Deemed Fit and Qualified, at the Restoration, to Be Made Knights of the Royal Oak, with the Value of Their Estates, As Then Given In. Vol. I. London: printed for Tho. Wotton, at the Three Daggers and Queen's-Head, against St. Dunstan's-Church, in Fleet-Street, 1741, p. 411.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cokayne, George E. Complete Baronetage. Vol. I. 1611-1625. Exeter: William Pollard & Co. Ltd., 1900, pp. 152.
  4. Burke, John, and Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland. United Kingdom, W. Clowes, 1964, p. 446.
  5. Jasper Sprange (1797). The Tunbridge Wells guide; or an account of the ancient and present state of that place [by J. Sprange.]. J. Sprange, at his Circulating Library. Sold also in London, by Rivingtons. pp. 261–
  6. Frank Watt Tyler. The Tyler Collection. Canterbury, Kent, England: The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. The Tyler Collection, The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, England. Ancestry.com. Kent, England, Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1901/images/31854_A012167-00062?pId=294695.


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