Son of Sir John Robartes, 2nd Baron Robartes, Lord Privy Seal.

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Terry F  •  Link

Robert Robartes, 'Viscount Bodmin' (b 1633, dvp bur 12.02.1681/2).

Son of Sir John Robartes, 1st Earl of Radnor, 2nd Baron Robartes, Lord Privy Seal.…
Info on his father's page about Robert:
From Gwyn Howells: "Robert was page-boy at the Protector's Inauguration in 1657."
From Pauline, citing L&M: "Robert, styled Viscount Bodmin from 1679, whose marriage to Sara Bodville drew Pepy's attention, died before his father in 1682. He had been appointed ambassador to Denmark in 1681."

m. (before 1658) Sarah Bodvile (bur 20.09.1720, dau of John Bodvile of Bodvile Castle)…

MP for Bossiney, 1661-1673.…

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

According to a report of a 1663-64 law suit, daughter Sarah Bodvile secretly married Robert Robartes, Viscount Bodmin in 1657. She was disinherited by John Bodvile, who changed his will in favor of a friend, Thomas Wynn.

After Sarah and Robert Robartes had two sons, she reconciled with father John -- but John didn’t change his will before he died.

Lord Privy Seal, Sir John, Lord Robartes contested the will in 1663-64. My reading of the legal summation is that he lost the suit.

The digest of the suit at:…

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