Robert Hampton (c 30 mar 1630) married Ann [_____] 20 Jan 1661, St Erth. I believe their children to be: Robert c 3 Nov 1662 Ellinor c 17 Oct 1663 Edward c 2 Feb 1665 Thomas c 8 Jul 1668 Jane c 6 Mar 1669 Mary c 3 Aug 1673 Robert c 22 Mar 1674
I believe Robert died 2 Feb 1696 St Erth, and Ann died 17 Sep 1705 St Erth. This couple are my 8th great-grandparents and I descend from the line of son Thomas who married Jane NICHOLLS.
Robert Hampton's wife was Ann Cock, d/o Christopher Cock, gent. Christopher left a will in which he named his daughter Ann Hampton and named her six children also. Christopher died in Helston, but had properties in St. Erth and St. Ives also.
I show 9 children for Thomas Hampton and Jane Nicholls:
1. Elianor 1696/7-1708 2. Jane 1698 - 1737/7 m. Samson Veale 3. Ann 1702 m. Martin Christopher 'the younger' 4. Thomas 1705-1760 m. Elizabeth Wearne 5. Edward 1702-1762 m. Ann Wearne 6. Elizabeth 1710-? 7. Mary 1712/3-1729/30 8. Joan 1715 m. James Hayes ?9. Elianor (birth not recorded, but m. Jacob Thomas at St. Erth in 1740, and almost had to belong to this family).?
BTW - are we still agreed that your Robert married Elizabeth (nee PAINTER), widow of Thomas BENNATTS after Grace died?
Ian I am so glad you asked that question.
That has been modified considerably, due to new information.
It is unlikely that Thomas Bennetts was the man who married Elizabeth Painter, as we now know that Thomas was b. in 1667, so he would barely be 17 at the time of that marriage.
Even if that was his marriage, it was a short-lived one, Elizabeth probably dying soon after the birth of Emblem.
Thomas' widow Elizabeth, was a different woman, maiden name unknown, and yes, I am certain she is the woman who married Robert Hampton after the death of his wife Grace.
Elizabeth's daughter (or step-daughter) Amy then married Robert's son James.
Thomas Bennetts' first marriage was at St. Erth to Mary Richards. Mary was definitely the mother of Christian Bennatts who married Edmund Uren. I also have her as the mother of Mary Bennatts who m. Hugh Stevens.
When Mary Richards Bennatts died and Thomas remarried is unknown. Based on the gap of 4 years between the birth of Mary Bennatts in 1696 and George Bennatts in 1700, I have tentatively placed the change of wives there, but it is entirely possible that Mary was the mother of all the children.
In his will, Thomas Bennatts empowered William Richards (his brother-in-law) as a backup guardian over monies due Thomas' son Thomas. This would seem to indicate that Thomas Jr. was probably a son of Mary Richards, Thomas Sr's' first wife. However, as Thomas Jr's chr. is not recorded, and we are not certain where he fits into the family, it doesn't help much. He was under 21 at the time of his father's will, so could have been born anytime after 1799. He might fit into the gap between Mary and George, or he might be the youngest child.
Just looked again at the will of Thomas Bennatts. It was written in April 1720, and he named his son Goerge his primary legatee and the executor. George was chr. in 1700, so was not yet 21, but obviously his father considered him an adult (he may have thought he was already 21 - we know that ages were not carefully monitored then).
So Thomas Jr. had to have been younger than George. This would almost certainly make him the last child, b. ca. 1709 or so. (He married in 1736).
So I may have to revise my opinion and decide that Mary Richards was mother of all of Thomas' children...