Robert Plympton

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Robert Plympton, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1590.1 He died at England, between 1631 and 1638.2

Robert married Jane Bent, daughter of Robert Bent and Agnes Gosling, say 1614.3

Some researchers (see the Ancestral File for numerous examples) have interpreted Chase's work to show that John and Henry Plimpton of Massachusetts were also sons of Robert and Jane Plympton. There is nothing in his work that suggests that, but he does sequentially number the first Plympton of each line found in America. The will of Robert Bent, Jane's father, made about 1630, fails to mention either of the two purported sons, and they appear to have had no associations with any of the children mentioned in the will.4,3


Jane Bent b. say 1594, d. bt 1631 - 1638
  • Robert Plympton3 b. say 1616
  • Jane Plympton3 b. say 1618
  • Thomas Plympton3 b. say 1620, d. 17 Apr 1676
  • William Plympton3 b. say 1622
  • Elizabeth Plympton+3 b. say 1624, d. 1689
This person was last edited on20 Nov 2015


  1. [S1330] Estimated from approximate date of marriage.
  2. [S24] Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes: Volume I: Dawes and Allied Families (n. p., 1943), 1:493-497, further cited as Ferris, Dawes-Gates I.
  3. [S669] E. C. Felton, "The English Ancestors of John Bent, of Sudbury," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 49 (Jan 1895): 65-67, further cited as Felton, "English Ancestors of John Bent."
  4. [S1360] Levi B. Chase, A Genealogy and Historical Notices of the Family of Plimpton or Plympton in America, and of Plumpton in England (Hartford, Connecticut: Plimpton Mfg., [1884]), 57-59, further cited as Chase, Plimpton Family.