Walter Roberts1

#2559, (between 1436 and 1442 - circa 1522)
Relationship13th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*John Roberts2 ( - c 1461)
Mother*Agnes Baker2 (s 1410 - 1496)

Family 1

Margaret Penn d. 1480
Children 1.John Roberts10 (bt 1464 - 1480 - )
 2.Elizabeth Roberts+10 (bt 1464 - 1480 - )
 3.Mercy Roberts10 (bt 1464 - 1480 - )
 4.Joan Roberts10 (bt 1464 - 1480 - )

Family 2

Isabel Culpepper d. bt 1490 - 1491
Children 1. Joan Roberts+1 (bt 1481 - 1491 - )
 2.Martin Roberts11 (bt 1481 - 1491 - )

Family 3

Alice Naylor
Children 1.Thomas Roberts12 (a 1492 - )
 2.William Roberts12 (a 1492 - )
Children of Walter Roberts, excerpted from Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings:
1. The visitation pedigrees show no children by Walter’s marriage to Isabel Culpepper. However, the monument erected in the late 1700s in St. Dunstan’s church in Cranbrook ascribes a son Martin to Walter’s second wife, stating that Isabel Culpepper “had issue by him whilst in sanctuary a son named Martin who became a priest.” This monument also names “John who died before his father, without issue male” as Walter’s issue by Margaret Penn, and it claims Alice Naylor had issue by Walter “several children, of whom the eldest son was Thomas.” [Citation: Tarbutt, The Annals of Cranbrook Church [note 82], chart between pp. 28 and 29].
2. The Kent visitations attribute two sons, Thomas of Cranbrook and William of Battell, to Walter’s marriage to Alice Naylor. [Citation: Bannerman, Visitations of Kent [note 12], 2:24; Hovenden, Visitation of Kent [note 6], 94.]
3. Sussex visitation lists Clement of Wingham and a daughter Joane married to Tuke in addition to Thomas and William as Walter’s issue by Alice. [Citation: Bannerman, Visitations of Sussex [note 17], 68.]
4. The 1629 Roberts pedigree attributes children Mary, John, and Joan to Margaret, son Martin to Isabel, and children Elizabeth, Thomas, Dorothy, Clement, William, Anne, George, and Edmund to Alice. [Citation: Lambarde, “Roberts of Kent” [note 14], 4–5.]
5. The 1592 Roberts pedigree lists the same three children under Margaret, but states that Isabel “broughte forth three Sonnes whereof Twoe dyed presentlye and ye thirde called Martine survived” and adds a daughter Joan and a son John to the list for Alice. [Citation: Hayley, “Genealogica” [note 13], 4–7.]
This article has much more detail.3 
Walter Roberts was also known as Walter Roberthe Esq. 
This genealogy agrees with "Exhurst Ancestry" (sc. 365 Burke, Dobson, Wolfe) that Joan's mother was Isabel Colepeper, Walter's 2nd wife, rather than his first wife Margaret Penn (as shown in the 1592 and 1629 Roberts pedigrees.)4 
Birth*between 1436 and 1442He was born between 1436 and 1442 at Kent Co., EnglandG.1 
20 January 1461In John Roberts's will dated 20 January 1461, Walter Roberts was named as an heir, to inherit his portion when he reaches the age of 24.5 
Marriage*23 October 1463He married Margaret Penn, daughter of John Penn and Alice Fereby, on 23 October 1463.6 
Marriage*20 November 1480He married Isabel Culpepper, daughter of Sir John Colepeper and Agnes Gainsford, on 20 November 1480 at EnglandG.7 
Marriage*18 February 1492He married Alice Naylor, daughter of Richard Naylor and Elizabeth _____, on 18 February 1492 at EnglandG; his third.8 
Death*circa 1522He died circa 1522 at EnglandG; from will. 
1522He left a will in 1522 at EnglandG.9 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165,166 (Oct. 2011, Jan. 2012): The Mayne lawsuit and Exhurst deeds identify Richard Exhurst’s second wife Joan Roberts as the mother of Mary (Exhurst) Stoughton.[53] Walter Roberts’ 1522 will and the 1548–49 Stoughton-Monins Common Pleas court documents identify Joan as the daughter of Walter Roberts, Esquire, of Cranbrook, Kent.[54] Together these sources identify Walter Roberts as the maternal grandfather of Mary (Exhurst) Stoughton.
    Walter Roberts was a man of some prominence in his time in Kent. The will of Walter’s father John indicates that Walter was born after 1436,[55] and the 1592 and 1629 Roberts pedigrees state that he was above eighty years of age when he wrote his will early in 1522,[56] implying that he was born by 1442.
  2. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", 166:49: "Walter Roberts was the son of John Roberts of Cranbrook, whose 1461 will provides for John’s wife Agnes and his two sons by her, Walter and Stephen, as well as unnamed and already married daughters by an earlier wife."
  3. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", 59–60.
  4. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 65: "The evidence discussed above suggests Walter Roberts’ second wife Isabel Culpepper was likely the mother of Joan (Roberts) (Exhurst) Horden but does not definitively disprove the claim that Joan’s mother was Margaret Penn. We note, however, that while the 1592 and 1629 Roberts pedigrees both explicitly state that Joan was the daughter of Margaret Penn, other apparent errors in these pedigrees suggest that the compiler was not fully informed about the relationships in this generation.[135]". See also ancestry chart on page 66.
  5. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", 166:46, footnote 55, " Will of John Roberd of the parish of 'Cranebrok,' Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 22 Stokton, PROB 11/4, dated 20 January, proved 7 February 1460/1. John makes provision for the governance and rule of his sons Stephen and Walter until they reach the age of 24 years and specifies that they are to inherit their portions of his estate at that age."
  6. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 56: "The 1592 and 1629 Roberts pedigrees state that Walter and his first wife Margaret Penn were married 23 October 1463 and that Margaret died 6 May 1480.[98] These dates also appear on a monument erected in the late 1700s in St. Dunstan’s church in Cranbrook.[99] Margaret was the daughter of John Penn, mercer of London,[100] who names his wife Alice, sons John, Thomas, and Ralph, and daughters Alice and Margaret in his 1450 will.[101]

    see also ancestry chart on page 66.
  7. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 57: "Walter Roberts’ second wife was Isabel, daughter of Sir John Culpepper of Bedgebury in Goudhurst and his wife Agnes,[104] who was the widow of Richard Wakehurst and likely the daughter of John Gainsford.[105] The 1592 and 1629 Roberts pedigrees supply a marriage date, St. Edmund’s Day, 20 Edward IV (20 November 1480), for the marriage of Walter Roberts and Isabel Culpepper, and the 1592 pedigree states Isabel died on 17 January in 6 Henry VII [1490/1].[106]"

    see also ancestry chart on page 66.
  8. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 57-58: "Walter and his third wife Alice Naylor were married 18 February 7 Henry VII [1491/2],[107] about a year after Isabel’s death. Alice was the daughter of Richard Naylor, “alderman, citizen, and tailor of London,”[108] and his wife Elizabeth, whose fourth husband was George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny.[109] The 1619 Kent visitation confuses Walter’s third wife Alice with her mother even though the 1574 visitation identifies Alice correctly.[110]"

    see also ancestry chart on page 66.
  9. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 47, noting that he wrote his will early in 1522.
  10. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", p. 58-9: "The Kent visitation pedigrees report that Walter had by his first wife, Margaret Penn, a son John and three daughters, Elizabeth married to Gervase Hendley, Mercy (or Mary) married to Linche then Saint Nicholas, and Joan married to Exhurst then Horden.[111] “John Robarth, age 16 and more,” was named as the heir of Margaret’s brother Ralph Penn in 1486, confirming John’s placement in the Kent visitation pedigrees.[112] The Sussex visitation shows just one daughter Elizabeth married to Hendley for this marriage.[113].

    Footnotes: "[111] Bannerman, Visitations of Kent [note 12], 2:24; Hovenden, Visitation of Kent [note 6], 94. [112] Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII [note 19], 1:79. Further confirmation is given in Calendar of the Close Rolls, Henry VII [note 48], 1:249, which records the quitclaim by “Walter Robarth esquire and John his son, kinsman of Ralph Penne, to wit son of Margaret his sister” of the manor “‘Pennes place’ in Aldenham co. Hertford” and other lands to Humphrey Conyngesby and others on 14 February 1494/5. The 1592 and 1629 pedigrees ([note 13], 3, and [note 14], 186) include a detailed account of the surrender—under duress—of this land by Walter in right of his wife Margaret Penn and their son John. [113] Bannerman, Visitations of Sussex [note 17], 68."
  11. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", Vol. 166, p. 59.
  12. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", Vol. 166, p. 59-60: "The visitation pedigrees show no children by Walter’s marriage to Isabel Culpepper. However, the monument erected in the late 1700s in St. Dunstan’s church in Cranbrook ascribes a son Martin to Walter’s second wife, stating that Isabel Culpepper “had issue by him whilst in sanctuary a son named Martin who became a priest.” This monument also names “John who died before his father, without issue male” as Walter’s issue by Margaret Penn, and it claims Alice Naylor had issue by Walter “several children, of whom the eldest son was Thomas.”[114] The Kent visitations attribute two sons, Thomas of Cranbrook and William of Battell, to Walter’s marriage to Alice Naylor,[115] while the Sussex visitation lists Clement of Wingham and a daughter Joane married to Tuke in addition to Thomas and William as Walter’s issue by Alice.[116] The 1629 Roberts pedigree attributes children Mary, John, and Joan to Margaret, son Martin to Isabel, and children Elizabeth, Thomas, Dorothy, Clement, William, Anne, George, and Edmund to Alice.[117] The 1592 Roberts pedigree lists the same three children under Margaret, but states that Isabel “broughte forth three Sonnes whereof Twoe dyed presentlye and ye thirde called Martine survived” and adds a daughter Joan and a son John to the list for Alice.[118] In his 1522 will, Walter Roberts names eight sons and seven daughters, listing the daughters after his seven living sons as residual heirs to most of his lands in Kent."