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Napier, Robert Sandye alias

Male Abt 1560 - 1637


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  • Born  Abt 1560  Of St Martin Outwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  22 Apr 1637  Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I05246  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  9 Jun 2015 

    Family 1  Robinson, Mary,   b. Abt 1575, Of St Helen's Bishopgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jan 1593  St Helen's Bishopgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02087  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Barnes, Margaret,   b. Abt 1556, Of All Hallows, Honeylane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun and Dec 1638, Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  09 Feb 1609  St Swithing Outwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01410  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Sir Robert Naper of Luton, Bedfordshire 11 December 1637 PROB 11/175

      First Marriage

      ROBERTE SANDYE Pedigree
      Marriages:
      Spouse: MARYE ROBINSON Family
      Marriage: 24 JAN 1593 Saint Helen Bishopsgate, London, London, England

      Robert Sandy, Esq. (who also took the name of Napier) was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1611; and early in 1612 was knighted by King James

      APPENDIX C (4).
      Extract From Evidence Book. (1605).
      The Hall and estate from Churchman are thus described in 1605:?
      Evidence Book, p. 14.
      The extent and yearly value of the Hall, and the tenements purchased with the same as they are at this day, Anno Domini 1605.
      St. Martin Outwich.
      The Marchauntailors' Hall, wth ye clerke and beadel's dwellings, yeeldeth in rent nothing.
      St. Benet Fink.
      A tenement late in the occupation of Hugh Wicksted at the rent of 40s., but now added to the clarcke dwellinge, and so yeeldeth in rent nothing.

      s.d.
      Item of Thomas Worlith for a messuage before in the occupation of Widowe Androwes at ye rent of 40s., now2134
      Item of Widowe Latham for a messuage, per annum2134
      Item of Robert Moulsworth for a messuage late in the occupacon of Dawson2134
      Item of William Thorowgood for a messuage late in the occupacon of Richard Cerill, p. ann500
      Item of Robert Sandy for a warehouse and cellor under the kinge chamber, never let out before, per annum (fn. 7) 800

      From: 'Appendix C: To Memorial III', Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors: Of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London (1875), pp. 565-587. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64160. Date accessed: 31 August 2008.

      London: - Marriage Licences, 1520-1610
      Burials.
      Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of London.
      1609-10.
      County: London
      Country: England
      09 Feb 1609-10 Robert Sandy, of St Martin Outwich, London, Merchant, Widower, & Margaret Barnes, of St Swithin's, London, widow of Bartholomew Barnes, late of same, Mercer; at St Martin Outwich aforesaid.

      Luton Hoo
      From 1601 it was to remain in the hands of one family for nearly 150 years. In 1530, Alexander Napier [1500-1588], younger son of Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston in Scotland [killed at Flodden 1513], family of the Earls of Lennox, moved to Exeter and later to London. His son Robert [1560-1637] apparently matched his father?s entrepreneurial skill gaining significant wealth, in his case, as a turkey merchant.

      A contemporary account, quoted in the authoritative 1928 work of W. Austin [See ? More to Read] records that Luton Hoo was acquired in 1601 by Robert Sandy, who later took the name Napier. This misunderstands the identification of this line of the large family by virtue of the dominance of Alexanders as the "Sandy" Napiers.
      Robert was present when King James I [VI of Scotland] visited Sir John Rotherham in 1605 and was recognised as a man of substance who might support court finances.
      Following or possibly during a Royal Progress in 1611 during which the King stayed at Luton Hoo, Robert was made Baronet, for which favour he contributed 1,200 towards plantations in Ulster, plus the funding of 30 soldiers for 3 years at 3d per man per day.
      The Manor of Luton, which had been in the Rotherham family from 1477 was purchased by Sir Robert Napier in 1614. Records indicate that he increased the Luton Hoo Estate with the purchase of local property in West Hyde, Newmill End and Rinsford, Hill, Stapleford, Brache and Limbury Farms along with Lawleys Church house, Harts Horn and 4 tenements on Tower Hill in Luton.

      152 KNIGHTS BACHELORS
      1612, July 21. ROBERT SANDY alias NAPPER or NAPIER, of Co. Beds,
      (at ? Wrest, the seat of the earl of Kent).