Birth: ABT 1553  Royston, Cambridgeshire, England

Marriage:  18 JUN 1576 in St. Leonards, Eastcheap, London, England

Note: A Yeoman in old England was a Freeholder, next under the rank of Gentleman, and in the early times a person who owned a small estate with attached lands. Robert of Shalford was such a man. He owned property in both towns of Shalford and Royston.

Note: He is called, “my sonne in lawe Robert ffoote, Citizen and ffishemonger of London” in the will of John Brooke.

Birth of Son: ABT 1577
Name: Robert Foote

Birth of Daughter: ABT 1584
Name: Mary Foote

Birth of Daughter: ABT 1585
Name: Elizabeth Foote

Birth of Son: ABT 1587
Name: James Foote

Birth of Son: 1587
Name: David Foote

Birth of Son: 1590
Name: Daniel Foote

Birth of Son: ABT 1591
Name: Joseph Foote

Birth of Son: 21 SEP 1592
Name: Nathaniel Foote

Birth of Son: ABT 1595
Name: Caleb Foote

Birth of Son: 1595
Name: Francis Daniel Foote

Birth of Son: 1597
Name: Pasco Foote

Birth of Son: 1600
Name: Joshua Foote

Birth of Daughter: ABT 1602
Name: Phebe Foote

Birth of Son: 1605
Name: Samuel Foote

Will:  27 JAN 1608
Proved: 16 FEB 1608  at Shalford, England
Details: His will left his mansion and adjacent lands to his son Robert; 50 pounds to his son James; and 40 pounds each to the rest of his children. He provided 40 shillings for the poor, and a 4 pound annuity for his wife.

Robert Foote of Shalford, Essex, yeoman, 27 January 1608, proved 15 Feb 1608. To the poor in the parish twenty shillings. to the poor in Wethersfield 20s. To my well beloved wife Joan, during her natural life, all such yearly rent as to me is reserved out of my lease of certain tenements which I hold for divers years yet enduring by the grant of Sir Robert Chester knight and lying and being in the town of Royston, the yearly rent whereof to me reserved is at this present eight pounds. I give her also one annuity of four pounds to be paid during her natural life by my son Robert. To my son James 5oF. To son Daniel 40L at four and twenty. The same each to sons, Nathaniel, Francis, and Josua at like ages. To daughter Elizabeth Foote 40L at day of marriage or at age of thirty. To son Joseph my lease and term of years in a certain hopground called Plomley which I hold by lease from Mr. Josyas Clarke and —his wife. Other gifts to him. Certain household stuff to wife. Elizabeth Ormes my maid servant. To –Tibbet, wife of William Tibbett, 5s in recompence of her pains she hath taken with me. to Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of God his word 20s. The wife of George Elsing. Thomas Cott. To my son Robert my free tenement or mansion house wherein I now inhabit, with the land &c. and the stock of hop poles upon the hop ground, he to pay the legacies &c. The residue of my goods &c. to all my children. If it happen my daughter Mary Heewes to be departed then her part to be paid to her children. For the execution of this will I do ordain, nominate and appoint my well beloved son Robert Foote to be my sole executor and I do desire my well beloved brother John Foote of London grocer and my son in law John Hewes of Royston to be supervisors and assistants to my executors. Dorset, 21

Death:  JAN 1608 in Cholchester, Essex, England

Click here to see parents:  John Robert Foote and Hellen Waller

Joan Brooke

Birth:  18 JUN 1560  Greater London, England

Death:  10 OCT 1634  Greater London, England

Burial:  St. Leonard Churchyard, Shoreditch, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England

Parents are John Brooke (a member of the leatherseller company of London) and Elizabeth Whatman

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