Robert Tailboys, 3rd Baron Tailboys of Kyme

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Robert Tailboys
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Born c. 1528
Died c. 1542 (aged c.14)
Title Baron Tailboys of Kyme
Parents Gilbert Tailboys, 1st Baron Tailboys of Kyme
Elizabeth Blount

Robert Tailboys (c. 1528 - c. 26 June 1542[1]) the younger son of Elizabeth Blount and Gilbert Tailboys, 1st Baron Tailboys of Kyme. Through his mother he was the half brother of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset the only illegitimate offspring that was acknowledged by Henry VIII, King of England.

Birth[edit]

He was most likely the youngest child of Elizabeth Blount and her first husband Gilbert Tailboys. He was named Robert for his father's grandfather Robert Tailboys.[2] His birth was between his elder brother's George's birth from 1524 to his father's death in 1530, meaning at the time of his death in 1542, he was still a minor. His birth was mostly towards the end of the marriage since there is so little information known about him.[3] And unlike his elder brother George who was four years younger than their brother Henry FitzRoy, Robert was perhaps too young to inherit any of Henry's clothing.

Life[edit]

Little survives of Elizabeth Blount and Gilbert Tailboys' last child, who succeeded his brother George and was the last direct male line of the Tailboys. In his mother's Gower manuscript his signature is one of those that appears.[4]

Death[edit]

It has been suggested that Robert Tailbois died from the unhealthy Fen climate.[5] It has been speculated the Robert may have died as a result of consumption.[6] Following his death his sister Elizabeth inherited the barony.

Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Tailboys, 2nd Baron Tailboys of Kyme
Baron Tailboys of Kyme
1540–1542
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Tailboys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 139
  2. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 177
  3. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 177
  4. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 179
  5. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 178
  6. ^ Elizabeth Norton, Bessie Blount (London 2011) Pg. 179