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Capt. Robert Homes

Male 1694 - Bef 1727  (< 33 years)


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  • Name Robert Homes  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 23 Jul 1694  Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Jul 1694  [5, 6
    Died Bef 22 Oct 1727  [5, 6
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I20489  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father Rev. William Homes,   b. Abt 1663, Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1746, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Katherine Craighead,   b. Abt 1672,   d. 10 Apr 1754, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1693  Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F12321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Franklin,   b. 26 Sep 1694, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1716  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Notes 
    • "My son Robert was Marryed in Boston to mrs Mary Franklin April 3rd at 9 at night by the Revd mr Eben Pemberton." ["Diary of Reverend William Homes", citation details below]
    Children 
    +1. William Homes,   b. 10 Jan 1717, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1785, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F12318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Assumed to have been lost at sea in about 1727.

      "May 15 1726. I heard this day from son Robert and understood that he has sold his sloop and designs to settle on shore and leave off the sea." ["Holmes, William. Diary." Manuscript digitized at the Congregational Library and Archives. 15 May 1726 entry on manuscript page 126 (click on the "close and view content" button on the lower right). Thanks to Jan Wolfe for finding this.]

      "October 22. 1727. I heard the melancholy news of son Robert's death, but had no account of the circumstances of it." ["Diary of Reverend William Homes", citation details below]

      Robert Homes is mentioned several times in the autobiography of his brother-in-law Benjamin Franklin, who consistently spells his last name "Holmes." Those instances are reproduced here on Janet and Robert Wolfe's (excellent) genealogy site.

  • Sources 
    1. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris. Volume 1, 1943; volume 2, 1931.

    2. [S2651] Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan: Taken in Part from the Home Missionary Magazine, of November, 1828, and Printed for Distribution Among Her Descendants by Sarah Homes Tappan. New York: West & Trow, 1834.

    3. [S2738] Boston Evening Transcript, 22 Apr 1931.

    4. [S4425] Benjamin Franklin's Family: Volume I, English Ancestors by Michael J. Leclerc. 2019.

    5. [S2647] Charles Edward Banks, "Diary of Reverend William Homes." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 48:446, 1894; 49:413, 1895; 50:155, 1896.

    6. [S4303] Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut by Edward Augustus Bowen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897.

    7. [S2646] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), on americanancestors.org. Database built from the card index used by Annie Haven Thwing (1851-1940) to write The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (1920).