I hope the following will not add confusion to the Robert Cubitt of Waxham issue. I live in Norfolk & have been carrying out research into my branch of the family(Gt Yarmouth) & have come upon the following: 1. There is a gravestone at Brumstead church dedicated to "Rebecca, relict (widow) of George Watts, who died 14/4/1837 aged 93, there is an epigram to follow & then it goes on "erected by Rebecca wife of Robert Cubitt". 2. To one side of the grave above is a further grave dedicated to George Watts 17/12/1793 aged 47 and Rebecca Tuttel Watts his daughter who died in infancy. 3. Directly in front of 1. is the grave of Mary the wife of George Watts died 12/5/1797 aged 85. (Mary is one of my ancestors & is the daughter of Robert & Martha Cubitt of Brumstead.) 4. Next to 3. is the grave of George Watts who died 18/4/1780 aged 84. 5. In the Waxham registers it clearly states that Robert born 13/9/1799 was the son of Robert Cubitt & Rebecca Mann (I checked to make sure it was not a misreading of Watts). The registers also record the birth of Rebecca Watts Cubitt, 15/01/1801, & Tuttil Cubitt 21/1/1811 to Robert & Rebecca. 6. The will of Mary Watts (Cubitt), 1797 records,"Rebecca Watts of Bacton(widow)my daughter in law, recieves the estate...."
Now from this I can see the link from Brumstead to Waxham & the Naming of Robert & Rebecca of Waxhams children however proof of Roberts ancestry seems to be more difficult to unravel.
It might be the case that Robert was an unknown child of Robert Cubitt & Ann Cole married 10/12/1776 at Sutton. Robert of Sutton was the nephew of Mary Watts (Cubitt),& son of Robert Cubitt & Mary Ann Juler. Now the registers at Sutton record the birth of 5 children from 24/8/1777,but strangely not a Robert. Could Rebecca Watts brought an illegitamate Robert up (she was childless,(apart from Rebecca who died in childbirth) & widowed in 1793). When Rebecca died in 1837 the estate could have presumably passed to this unknown Robert (living at Waxham then & married to Rebecca Mann). This would explain the erection of the gravestone to Rebecca Watts by Rebecca wife of Robert Cubitt mentioned in 1. Presumably if this was the case it would also explain the Bacton estate being in the hands of the Cubitts from Waxham?
Can you throw any light on the above?
nb I have a plan of the Brumstead churchyard & records of the exact inscriptions if you are interested.