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Biography

Robert 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 .


Robert was christened on 1 March 1579 at Brampton Bryan Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.

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 MintWp globe tiny in England under King Charles I of England. Sir Robert received a knighthoodWp globe tiny.

Robert married Anne Barret about 1604 in Belhouse, in Aveley, Essex, England. He was elected as the local Member of Parliament for Radnor BoroughsWp globe tiny in 1604.

Robert married Mary Newport about 1606 in High Ercal.

Robert married Brilliana Conway on 22 Jul 1623 in England.

He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Herefordshire in 1624, 1626 and 1640. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Evesham in 1628.

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 ParliamentariansWp globe tiny. The RoyalistsWp globe tiny captured the castle in 1643.



Children


Offspring of Robert Harley and Anne Barrett (c1578-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Harley (c1605-)

Offspring of Robert Harley and Brilliana Conway (1598-1643)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Harley (1624-1700) 21 October 1624 Brampton Bryan Castle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom 8 December 1700 Brampton Bryan Castle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Mary Button (c1628-)
Abigail Stephens (c1644-)

Robert Harley (1626-1673)
Thomas Harley (1627-)
Brilliana Harley (c1630-) 1630 James Stanley (c1628-)

Dorothy Harley (c1632-)
Margaret Harley (c1634-)
Elizabeth Harley (c1636-)




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