Beachamwell is also spelt Beacham Well, Beechamwell.
Born: Not known but probably baptized 1 November 1668 at St Mary the Virgin, Beachamwell. Died September 1740 aged 76 (which would indicate birth around 1664?).
Son of: William Harvey 1633-1700ish and Susan.
1. Thomas Harvey 1672-?
2. Susan Harvey 1674-?
3. Ann Harvey 1676-?
4. Susanna Harvey 16??-1679
Robert married: not known.
Robert had issue:
1. John Harvey (1689?-1742) who married Ellen (1695?-1742).
Robert Harvey: An Overview
The information I have about Robert Harvey comes from the following sources:
1. Registers from the
church of St Mary the Virgin, Beachamwell. In particular
his memorial on the outside wall of the church.
The inscription on the memorial reads:
We have a gap of 40 years in the Parish records but from the memorial we know that there was a Robert Harvey (1664?-1740) who died in 1740 aged 76, of Hilboro Gent (Hilborough is a village in the same area, very close by). Probably the same person as the Robert baptized 1 November 1668, in which case his parents were William and Susan. This Robert Harvey (1664/8?-1740) had a son John Harvey around 1689 (died 1742 aged 53).
John Harvey (1689?-1742) married Ellen (1695?-1742) and they lived at Coldecott House and had at least two children: William 1729-? and Robert Harvey (1727-1754), the youngest son.
But, who was John Harvey Esq (1699-1750) of Ipswich son of J Harvey of Beecham Wells, Norfolk? John married Margaret Hunt, daughter of John Hunt Esq of Worlington, Norfolk. This information is recorded on his portrait (see the book Norfolk Portraits).
Other than the above we do not really know very much about Robert.
If anyone can add more information about Robert Harvey I would be very pleased to hear from you.
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