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Robert Weston

Robert Weston[1, 2, 3]

Male 1786 - 1872  (86 years)

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  • Name Robert Weston 
    Born 1786  Aynho, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Christened 25 Jul 1787  St Michael's Church, Aynho, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Solicitor 
    Died 20 Jan 1872  Brackley St Peter, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I328  Family
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2012 

    Father John Weston,   b. 13 Feb 1763, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1842, Brackley St Peter, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Catherine Burford,   b. Abt 1761,   d. 1834, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1786  Aynho, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Rebecca Shorter,   b. 1790, Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1844, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1814  St Peters Church, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Notes 
    • They were cousins.
    Children 
     1. Mary Davis Weston,   b. 11 Jun 1817, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1824, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     2. John Weston,   b. 26 Aug 1819, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1821, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Edward Henry Weston,   b. 4 Apr 1821, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1906, Pleasant Valley, Scott County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. John Weston,   b. Aug 1822, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1878, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     5. Robert Weston,   b. 2 Feb 1824, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Arthur Weston,   b. 5 Oct 1825, High St, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1889, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Augustus Weston,   b. 17 Apr 1827, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1856  (Age 29 years)
     8. Charles Francis Weston,   b. 30 Aug 1828, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Jane Eliza Weston,   b. 17 Mar 1830, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1830, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    St Peter's Church, Brackley, Northants, England
    St Peter's Church, Brackley, Northants, England
    Where Robert Weston married Mary Shorter
    Churchyard at St Peter's, Brackley, Northants, England
    Churchyard at St Peter's, Brackley, Northants, England
    John Weston and his son Robert are buried here. There
    is a strong possibility that Robert's daughter Mary and son
    John (the first one) who both died young are also buried here.
    Most headstones are unreadable due to erosion.
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Kett,   b. Abt 1815,   d. 10 Dec 1889, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [11, 12, 13
    Married 19 Dec 1849  St Dunstan in the West, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Mary Woodhouse Weston,   b. 7 Nov 1850,   d. July 1919  (Age 68 years)
     2. Jane Elizabeth Weston,   b. 31 Dec 1851,   d. 6 Oct 1933  (Age 81 years)
     3. Emma Weston,   b. 8 Mar 1853,   d. 26 Sep 1853  (Age 0 years)
     4. Sydney Egbert Weston,   b. 10 Jan 1855
     5. Fanny Margaret Weston,   b. 19 Feb 1856
    +6. Robert Woodhouse Weston,   b. 13 Jun 1858,   d. 1942  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    21 to 27 High Street, Brackley, Northants, England
    21 to 27 High Street, Brackley, Northants, England
    Robert lived here with his second wife, Marie
    Kett, in 1861
    19 Market Square, Brackley, Northants, England
    19 Market Square, Brackley, Northants, England
    Robert Weston lived here in 1851 with his second wife
    Marie Kett, and their daughter Mary Woodhouse Weston.
    Robert and Augustus, children from his first marriage
    also lived here with them.
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Charles Newton Weston's Book
    Charles Newton Weston's Book
    This is a chapter from a book written by Charles Newton Weston, son of John Augustus Weston, about 'Revolutionary Christians'. He was Headmaster of Baldwin's Boys High School in Bangalore. The chapter describes his father and mother, with some information about other members of the family.
    Articles for Robert Weston
    Articles for Robert Weston
    In 1805 Robert Weston, son of John Weston was articled to Samuel Churchill as a clerk to train as an attorney with this document

    Letters
    Letter from Jane Elizabeth (Weston) Davis in 1860
    Letter from Jane Elizabeth (Weston) Davis in 1860
    Written from Australia to Robert in Brackley in 1860, several years after they emigrated.

    Marriage
    Marriage of Robert Weston and Maria Kett
    Marriage of Robert Weston and Maria Kett
    Scan of the Marriage Allegation. I also found their entries in the marriages index, last quarter 1849, W London, though no date is given. The volume is (in roman nuerals) 2, but Robert is on page 288, Maria p301, which is odd.

  • Notes 
    • He was Coroner of the county of Northampton for 55 years, and High Steward of the Manor & Borough of Brackley until he retired in 1858.
      He was elected a Burgess in 1858 and in the following year Alderman and subsequently Mayor of Brackley.
    • Charles Newton Weston (Robert's great grandson) wrote in his book (relevant chapter in Documents) that he visited Brackley in 1936. He saw a gravestone 'Sacred to the memory of Mary, the beloved wife of Robert Weston of this town, Solicitor, who died on 6th day of January 1876 and of Robert Weston who died on 14th December 1889 aged 64 years.'
      This could not have been the grave of his great grandmother since she died in 1844. Robert's second wife Maria died in 1889. And Robert himself died in 1872. So this gravestone is problematical - could there have been two solicitors in Brackley called Robert Weston?

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] BMD - ancestry websites, Enland & Wales Lawlist, 1843.
      Country Attornies:- 136. Brackley, Northamp.
      Hayward, Alfred c)
      Weston, Rob. Coron. for co., clerk to magistrates, dep. lieutenants, and commis, of taxes for div. of Brackley, and
      Edw. Falkener Fairthorne d)
      [Agents: T. M. Vickery c) John J. J. Sudlow d)
      Perpetual Commisioners:-
      Brackley.- R. Weston

      Presumably c) and d) are references to the agents given below - so three attorneys, and the first and third have agents - Robert acts alone?

    2. [S3] LDS - Ancestral File.
      Information on Robert's brother Edward whose family emigrated to America. This gives a few dates for other family members like Robert which sometimes corroborates other sources - for instance his marriage to Mary Shorter is the same year as the Newcastle researchers. However the AFN gives Robert's birth as 1763, which has to be much too early. In the 1841 census (ages were rounded down) he is 50+.


    3. [S97] Other Researchers - Karen Brown.
      Robert Weston of Brackley, Northants., Gentleman, made his will 1st July 1860 which was duly proved 29th February 1872 by Maria, his widow, she being the principle beneficiary at least Robert Weston mentions no other members of his family in the will.

    4. [S3] LDS - Ancestral File, AFN: D18Z-C6.
      Age in entry in Ancestral File of his marriage to Mary Rebecca Shorter. Also Newcastle researchers have baptism certificate.

    5. [S57] Other Researchers - Descendents of John Benjamin Weston.
      William - he gives the date as 1786 - the year before the baptism date

    6. [S2] Other Researchers - Newcastle family branch.

    7. [S83] Parish Records.

    8. [S1] Certificate.
      Death Certificate - died of bronchitis - informant was Elizabeth Apletree, Present at the Death in Saint James Brackley

    9. [S27] Other Researchers - Alan Clarke & Marilyn Ponting.
      by License. Both otp (of this parish). I have the CD of Northants Marriages.

    10. [S27] Other Researchers - Alan Clarke & Marilyn Ponting.
      I have the CD of Northants Marriages. by License. Robert is of Deddington, Oxford (at university?), and Mary Rebecca is outside the parish of St James. In the census she is shown as born out of the area and her parents were born in Oxford, so presumably he met her there.

    11. [S54] Other Researchers - Marion Carson, Family Bible.

    12. [S11] Personal Knowledge, Letter from Robert's sister Anna Dawson.
      She mentions that she saw Robert's death in a Brackley newspaper, and says she is sorry Mrs Weston is so badly off. This would be Robert's widow Marie Kett - NB the numbers of servants went steadily down in the censuses even though they had a large family.

    13. [S18] 1881 British Census - LDS.
      In the 1881 census entry, Maria Weston is the right age and she would be a widow since Robert died 1872. She would have moved ('appartment' was put in then crossed out) to lodgings in the same street.
      This confirms Jane Elizabeth's comment about her being badly off after Robert died.

    14. [S28] BMD - EnglishOrigins.
      Marriage allegation. Have a paper copy. Date on the allegation 04 Dec 1849. This is application for a license to the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was the alternative to calling the Banns for 3 Sundays, and somewhat classier.Several churches might have been named. St Dunstans in the West is in Fleet St, London.

  • Censuses 
    1. [1]   High Street, Brackley St James, England - Robert Weston, aged 50+

    2. [17]   19 Market Square, Brackley St James, England - Robert Weston, aged 63

    3. [18]   21 High Street, Brackley St Peter, England - Robert Weston, aged 73

    4. [223]   High Street, Brackley St Peter, England - Robert Weston, aged 83