BiographyRobert Harley was born 1 March 1579 to Thomas Harley (c1543-1631) and Margaret Corbet (1548-) and died 6 November 1656 in Brampton Bryan Castle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Anne Barrett (c1578-) 1604 . He married Mary Newport (c1576-1622) 1606 . He married Brilliana Conway (1598-1643) 22 July 1623 .
Sir Robert owned Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire from 1601 to 1643. He purchased the castle from Queen Elizabeth I. Sir Robert was Master of the Mint in England under King Charles I of England. Sir Robert received a knighthood.
Robert married Brilliana Conway on 22 Jul 1623 in England.
English Civil War|English Civil War (1642-1651)
Sir Richard was a staunch supporter of the Parliamentarians throughout his life in the civil war. When their castle was threatened by Royalist forces, with insufficient forces to defend it, his wife, Brilliana, dismantled what defences remained to stop the Royalists from using the castle against the Parliamentarians. The Royalists captured the castle in 1643.
|Offspring of Robert Harley and Anne Barrett (c1578-)|
|Thomas Harley (c1605-)|