Mercy Roberts1

#2966, (between 1464 and 1480 - )
Relationship12th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Walter Roberts1 (bt 1436 - 1442 - c 1522)
Mother*Margaret Penn1 ( - 1480)

Family 2

? Linche
Her married name was Saint Nicholas. 
D. of Margaret in 1629 Roberts pedigree.2 
Mercy Roberts was also known as Mary Roberts. 
Her married name was Linche. 
Marriage*She married ? Linche; her first. 
Marriage*She married ____ Saint Nicholas
Birth*between 1464 and 1480She was born between 1464 and 1480 at EnglandG.3 


  1. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165,166 (Oct. 2011, Jan. 2012): p. 58-9: "The Kent visitation pedigrees report that Walter had by his first wife, Margaret Penn, a son John and three daughters, Elizabeth married to Gervase Hendley, Mercy (or Mary) married to Linche then Saint Nicholas, and Joan married to Exhurst then Horden.[111] “John Robarth, age 16 and more,” was named as the heir of Margaret’s brother Ralph Penn in 1486, confirming John’s placement in the Kent visitation pedigrees.[112] The Sussex visitation shows just one daughter Elizabeth married to Hendley for this marriage.[113].

    Footnotes: "[111] Bannerman, Visitations of Kent [note 12], 2:24; Hovenden, Visitation of Kent [note 6], 94. [112] Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII [note 19], 1:79. Further confirmation is given in Calendar of the Close Rolls, Henry VII [note 48], 1:249, which records the quitclaim by “Walter Robarth esquire and John his son, kinsman of Ralph Penne, to wit son of Margaret his sister” of the manor “‘Pennes place’ in Aldenham co. Hertford” and other lands to Humphrey Conyngesby and others on 14 February 1494/5. The 1592 and 1629 pedigrees ([note 13], 3, and [note 14], 186) include a detailed account of the surrender—under duress—of this land by Walter in right of his wife Margaret Penn and their son John. [113] Bannerman, Visitations of Sussex [note 17], 68."
  2. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", Vol. 166, p. 59-60: "The visitation pedigrees show no children by Walter’s marriage to Isabel Culpepper. However, the monument erected in the late 1700s in St. Dunstan’s church in Cranbrook ascribes a son Martin to Walter’s second wife, stating that Isabel Culpepper “had issue by him whilst in sanctuary a son named Martin who became a priest.” This monument also names “John who died before his father, without issue male” as Walter’s issue by Margaret Penn, and it claims Alice Naylor had issue by Walter “several children, of whom the eldest son was Thomas.”[114] The Kent visitations attribute two sons, Thomas of Cranbrook and William of Battell, to Walter’s marriage to Alice Naylor,[115] while the Sussex visitation lists Clement of Wingham and a daughter Joane married to Tuke in addition to Thomas and William as Walter’s issue by Alice.[116] The 1629 Roberts pedigree attributes children Mary, John, and Joan to Margaret, son Martin to Isabel, and children Elizabeth, Thomas, Dorothy, Clement, William, Anne, George, and Edmund to Alice.[117] The 1592 Roberts pedigree lists the same three children under Margaret, but states that Isabel “broughte forth three Sonnes whereof Twoe dyed presentlye and ye thirde called Martine survived” and adds a daughter Joan and a son John to the list for Alice.[118] In his 1522 will, Walter Roberts names eight sons and seven daughters, listing the daughters after his seven living sons as residual heirs to most of his lands in Kent."
  3. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", 59–64.