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Robert Vowell alias Hooker, Mayor of Exeter

Male Bef 1467 - 1537  (> 70 years)


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  • Name Robert Vowell alias Hooker  [1, 2
    Suffix Mayor of Exeter 
    Born Bef 1467  of Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1537  [4, 5
    Alternate death 9 Aug 1538  [6
    Person ID I20351  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 

    Father John Vowell alias Hooker,   d. 1493 
    Mother Agnes Drewell,   d. Bef Aug 1534 
    Family ID F7375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Doble,   b. of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1538 
    Children 
    +1. Roger Hooker
    +2. John Hooker alias Vowell,   b. Abt 1524, of Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 26 Jan 1601 and 15 Sep 1601, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mayor of Exeter in 1520. Member of Parliament for Exeter in 1529 and 1536. He died of the plague.

      "The Vowell family had originated in Pembrokeshire, acquiring the name Hooker through marriage to a Hampshire heiress in the fifteenth century; however, John's forebears usually styled themselves Vowell, and John himself was known by that name for much of his life. By the early sixteenth century the family had been prominent in Exeter for several generations." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903.

    2. [S1842] Philip B. Secor, "Richard Hooker: Prophet of Anglicanism and Son of Exeter.".

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing)., year only.

    5. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    6. [S699] The Visitations of the County of Devon, Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by J. L. Vivian. Devon: 1895.