John Robinson

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
John Robinson, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1580.1 He died before 4 November 1627, when he was buried at Meppershall, Bedford, England.1

John married Katherine Eden, daughter of Henry Eden and Mary (…), at Flitton with Silsoe, Bedford, England, about 1602.1

John left a will dated at Archdeaconry, Bedford, Bedford, England, 1 November 1627, and proved 20 Nov 1627:
Body to the churchyard of Mappsall. To eldest son Edward Robinson shops at now dwelling house with all the tools, etc., and £5.8s. To other son John Robinson £10 at age of one and twenty years. To oldest daughter Mary wife of Edward Manning of Gravenhurst 5s. To second daughter Judith, third daughter Anne, fourth daughter Alice, and fifth daughter Joane, £20 each when they shall severally come to the age of one and twenty years. To loving wife Katherine all messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell except before excepted, with all the profit, commodities and appurtenances to the same belonging, with a close of arable land called Whittakers by estimation four acres, to have and to hold[etc] if she keep herself a widow. To son Edward and his heirs the said close called Whittakers after the decease or marriage of said wife Katherine, upon condition that he or his heirs or executors pay unto other son John, his heirs or assigns, the sum of £40 within one year next after the decease of said wife. If said Edward shall have no lawful children, on his death the said John or his heirs to have the said messuage or tenement witht he said close. All the residue of goods chattels and implements of household whatsoever unbequeathed, to said wife Katherine, she to be executrix. Brother-in-law Henry Eaden of Pulloxhill in Bedford, yeoman, overseer.

[signed] The mark of John Robinson
Witnesses: Geo: Nobel and Matt: Hare.1,2


Katherine Eden b. abt. 1583, d. bt Oct 1642 - 1646
  • Mary Robinson1 b. 10 Jul 1603, d. aft. 1660
  • Edward Robinson1 b. 31 Aug 1605, d. aft. 1642
  • Judith Robinson1 b. abt. 1606, d. bef. 19 Dec 1677
  • Henry Robinson1 b. 7 Apr 1610, d. bef. 24 Apr 1610
  • John Robinson+3,1 b. 9 Feb 1612, d. 10 Nov 1675
  • Anne Robinson1 b. 13 Nov 1614, d. aft. 1651
  • Alice Robinson1 b. 25 Mar 1616, d. 1651
  • Katherine Robinson1 b. 28 Mar 1618, d. bef. 6 Dec 1623
This person was last edited on14 Aug 2015


  1. [S73] Douglas Richardson, "The English Ancestry of John Robinson of Newbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts and Exeter, New Hampshire, With An Identification of His Wife Elizabeth Pemberton," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 147 (April 1989): 141-151, further cited as Richardson, "The English Ancestry of John Robinson."
  2. [S72] Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 63 (January 1909), at 34-35, further cited as "Will of John Robinson."
  3. [S75] Douglas Richardson, "John Robinson (1612-1675) of Newbury, Haverhill and Exeter," The American Genealogist 55 (Jan 1979): 16-18, further cited as Richardson, "John Robinson."