Robert Atwater

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Robert Atwater, son of John Atwater and Marion (…), was born at Lenham, Kent, England, about 1470.1 He died at Lenham, Kent, England, about 1522.1

Robert, known as "the elder" lived in Royton, a manor in Lenham. He left a will, proved 22 Dec 1522, in which he directs that his body be buried in the churchyard of Lenham, and bequeaths his "sowle to Allmighty God, Our Lady Saynt mary and all the company of Heven." He gives 00-04-08 towards "the beying of a new coope for the chappell of Royton," and "to a Preste to syng and rede in the church of Lenham for my Sowle and all Xten sowles for the space of a quart, or a yere 00-32-03." To sons John and Thomas, brother John and his children, sisters Florence and Thomasyne, Alice wife of son John; mentions properties, Langderfeld and Parkfields; to son John, Little Scotland in Lenham, if son John die without heirs, then to son Thomas. "Item, I will that my feoffe shall deliver to my son Thomas a piece of land lying in Lenham called Grants' Gate and cleer estate of all the remainder of my lands and tenements."1


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  1. [S16] Mary L. Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Francis Helen Miller (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumsford Press, 1948), 467-472, further cited as Holman, Stevens-Miller Genealogy.