Robert Chilcott and Joan Fulbroke

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Parents     William Chilcott and Mrs Mabel Every (50%)                  Thomas Fulbroke and Joane Kendall

An email from Geoff Court discusses the link from Robert to William and Mabel in some detail.
His conclusion with which I concur is a definite unproven
See his emails on George and Frances' page
Fo my 50% rating is optimistic?

Robert Chilcott (b abt 1637 Breedy Dorset, m Joan Fulbroke)
    Christopher Chilcott (b 1665 Beaminster Dorset, m Hannah Langford 1690 Bridport Dorset, d 1725 Tintagel Cornwall)
         William Chilcott (b 1700 Tintagel,  m Rebecca Williams 1739 North Hill Cornwall, d 1744)
               Charles the Giant Chilcott (b 1742, m Mary Jose 1768 St Juliot Cornwall, d 1815)
                    Langford Chilcott (b 1769 Tintagel, m Ann Medling 1800, d 1823 Tintagel) 
                          Charles Chilcott (b 1802 Tintagel, m Mary Strout 1822 Tintagel, d 1869 Launceston Tas)
                                Mary Chilcott (b 1827 Tintagel, m John Cubit 1845 Longford, d 1874 Deloraine Tas)
                                       Ellen Adelaide Cubit (1856 Westbury, m William Mitchell 1880 Sandridge, Melb, d 1937 Wodonga, Vic)
                                              Ernest Harold Mitchell (b 1887 Whiteford, m 1914 Liela Muriel Roach, d 1960 Wodonga)
    Robert Chilcott
    William Chilcott
    Mary Chilcott

Joan Hunter, descended from William Chilcott (b 1700 above) and his first wife, Hannah Henwood supplied some interesting wills and comments
      I have the will of Joan Chilcott (d. 1707).  I have felt she’d be a good fit for Robert’s wife, but even though she mentions Robert’s 3 sons (& Christopher’s daughter, Elianor) in the will, the bequests are small.  The bulk of the estate goes to Weary & George Bryant jr.  I have the .pdf of the will if you don’t have it yet.  Claire Freestone in Somerset is doing a One-Name Study of the Chilcott name and shows Robert’s wife as Joan.
    There is also a will of Robert Chilcott of Bridport dated 1684 that really only muddies the waters further:
Comment Les Rowley
    Go with Joan of the will above, but we won't follow her line till we get stronger evidence.  As Joan Hunter says, the issue still is whether Christopher's father Robert is the same person as William's son Robert. My guess is an 80% probability.

Will of Robert Chilcott 1684 (Hare #87) Prob 11 376 page 312,
    In the name of God, Amen.  Whereas Robert Chilcott of Bridport in the County of Dorset, gent, have lately made [two wills] in the first of which my nephew William Chilcott, my niece Mary Simes and my mother-in-law Joane Fulbrook were legated and my brother Mr William Chilcott was executor and in the other my said brother my William Chilcott and my nephew William [my notes say S but I think they should say C] son of my said brother Mr William Chilcott was legated and my said mother-in-law Joane Fullbrooke executrix now know ye that I the said Robert Chilcott being still sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God having ?ravelled? and made void my two former wills by me made as aforesaid do now make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator and redeemer and my body to be decently buried and as for such worldly goods as God hath been pleased to bless me withal I give dispose and bequeath unto every one of the legatees in my said first will  Named twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them a mourning ring and as for my said mother-in-law Joan Fulbrooke I recommend and leave her to the care and discretion of my said brother Mr William Chilcott my executor hereafter named doubting not but he will as he hath promised me that so much regard to her and care of her as if she were his own mother and lastly I give devise and bequeath unto my said brother Mr William Chilcott all other my goods and chattels whether moveable or unmoveable or of what nature kind or quality soever whom I make whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking annihilating frustrating and making void all other will or wills my me here to fore made or intended to be made in witness whereof I the said Robert Chilcott have hereunto put my...
Comments by Joan
     IGI shows Mary Chilcott Syms bpt. 06 Sep 1683 in Burton Bradstock, d.o. Samuel Syms & Mary.  (Bet her last name’s Chilcott.)
     If the above Robert were ours, though, one would think he’d mention his sons, Christopher, Robert & William, so perhaps he’s a cousin.  That being said, there was a marriage between Thomas Fulbroke and Joan Kendale on 29 Apr 1629 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset.  This may be the Joan Fulbrook of the above will.  She’d be abt. 75 yrs old at the time of the will. 
    Coincidentally, Thomas Fulbrooke had a daughter, Elinor.  Christopher Chilcott named one of his daughters Elianor, perhaps after an aunt?  Speculation, I know.
    On to Robert Chilcott’s parents, William & Mabella.  Mablen Bragge m. Alexander Every in 1626, in Thorncombe near Axminster, Dorset.  Their daughter, Elizabeth was b. 1628 in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset.  She is mentioned in her step-father’s will, as is her father, Alexander:


Thanks to Joan Hunter for the information on this page

Research Notes

         FILE - Susannah Harris; daughter of Elizabeth Harris, widow, to William Chilcott of North Mapperton, yeoman - ref.  PE/ BE/OV 5/1/10  - date: 24 Feb 1698/9
         FILE - John Fudge to Susannah Chilcott, widow - ref.  PE/BE/OV 5/1/47  - date: 26 Jul 1736
         FILE - Mary Maby to Robert Chilcott, husbandman - ref.   PE/BE/OV 5/1/91  - date: 31 Mar 1750

Email from Trish Gardner, 12 May 2008, to follow up (use edit > find) contains info on William Chilcot 1679 and was a Blundell fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. How is he related Christopher (b.1665) who attended Oxford also? (use edit > find) contains info on Robert Comyn (he’s noted with the term ‘alias Chilcott’) who was a nephew of Blundell who began the Blundellian scholarships to Balliol College, Oxford, as mentioned in links above. It might explain why Christopher and William attended there. I believe the name Comyn had a bad reputation politically, so perhaps he used the alias Chilcott. Is there a spilt around the 1600’s or shortly before into the agriculturalist and those interested in the arts?

I found the William and Mabella notes on the net, then George Chilcott, Milverton, Somerset, 1560, then William Chilcott, Stogumber, Milverton, same date, then Henry Chilcott 1532. Are they all connected/related?

Notes from Julian Higgins in GR

The name Chilcott is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family were based in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-on-Trent, in Derbyshire. The surname belongs to the long list of Anglo-Saxon names which are based on pre-existing towns, villages etc. First found in Dorset, where they were seated from ancient times predating the norman conquest.

Bronwin Heslop (GR) has Robert dying in  1687 - no other info

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