Will of Richard ROBINS, yeoman
Will Dated: 1 March 1633/4; Will Probated: 25 February 1634/5; Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND
Among others, the following children are made bequeaths:
to sons Obedience and Edward 100 pounds each to be paid within 3 months of my death
to daughter Contenew 40 shillings
residue to loving son Richard ROBINS who is the executor
Contenew/Continne/Continence ROBINS was baptized 2 April, 1598, in Long Buckby
Richard ROBINS was baptized 10 December, 1599, in Long Buckby
Obedience ROBINS was baptized 26 April, 1601, in Long Buckby
Edward ROBINS was baptized 26 August, 1604, in Long Buckby
There is an Edward ROBINS, Merchant, who died, on the Eastern Shore of VA, after 3 August, 1640, "when the court settled all the different suytes and controversies between Mr. Phillip TAYLOR and Edward ROBINS from the beginninge of the world until this present Day” and before 11 January, 1640/41, when Thomas JOYNER testified that “… the testimonie of Mr. Edward ROBINS who by a letter under his hand and also by a verball relation by him in his life tyme …“ (Ames, 27 & 59)
Obedience ROBINS was granted Administration on Edward ROBINS, Merchant’s, Estate and Richard ROBINS, Gentleman, of Longbuckby in the County of Northampton claimed to be the brother of Edward ROBINS, deceased of VA, and of Obedience ROBINS AND Richard gave power of attorney to his sister-in-law, Jane PUDDINGTON, wife of George of VA (Marshall, 8). Edward ROBINS is said to have married Jane CORNISH.
Obedience ROBINS died ca. 1662 and did not mention any brothers or sisters in his nuncupative will (Marshall, 70)
Will of Richard ROBINS, gentleman
Will Dated: 27 May 1674; Will Probated: 3 January 1678/9; Long Buckby, England
Among his many family members, he mentions “to Thomas EYRE son of sister Continewe EYRE 40 shillings to be paid within 3 years of my death”
From this it is apparent that Continewe/Contenew/Continne/Continence ROBINS married a Mr. EYRE and they had a son, Thomas. If Continne was born ca. 1598, then she was married possibly by 1615-1620, meaning this Thomas was probably born ca. 1617-1625. I have seen his estimated birth date before as 1618.
Now, the big question, is the Thomas EYRE, mentioned by Richard ROBINS, in 1674, and the Thomas EIRES, chirnrgion, of Northampton Co., VA, who died testate in November, 1657 (Marshall, 49), as I have seen some saying on a few sites? Could Richard, who mentions Thomas EYRE, in 1674, not know that his nephew was deceased or is this a different Thomas EYRE. The future generations of Thomas EIRES spelled their name EYRE.
Any Help will be appreciated, Thanking You