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Sr Gabriel Roberts

Birth
Death
14 Mar 1715 (aged 85)
Burial
Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England Add to Map
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Merchant
Sir Gabriel Roberts, deputy governor of the Levant Company, b. 30 Nov., 1629, d. 14 March 1715, aged 85.
Listed by the parish records of All Hallows on the Wall as being buried here at St. Martin's Outwich

Baptized at St Stephen, Coleman Street on 10 December 1629, Gabriel was the third child and eldest son of Lewes Roberts and his wife Anne. Lewes was the author of The Merchants Mappe of Commerce (1638), a comprehensive and frequently-reprinted handbook for merchants trading overseas, and Gabriel in turn became a successful businessman, eventually serving as Deputy Governor of the Levant Company, as Deputy Governor and Sub-Governor of the Royal African Company, and as a director of the East India Company. His diligence in these responsibilities is shown by the fact that he was absent from only two out of 290 meetings of the court of the African Company between 1685 and 1690, and the worldly rewards of his industry can be seen in his will (Lpro: PROB 11/545, ff. 140v-141v, proved on 15 March 1715), where he was able to bequeath more than £12,000 in cash as well as a coach and horses and unspecified plate and other property, all this after he had ‘disposed of’ most of his children. In terms of ready money Roberts was probably the wealthiest individual to feature in this Index, and it is sad to reflect that he owed much of his fortune to the West African slave trade.

Parents:
Lewes or Lewis Roberts, 1596 England, d. 12 Mar 1640 London,

Anne Williams / Williomett, Birth unknown, d. 24 Feb 1665 London, City of London, Greater London, England

Spouse:
Mary Balm, b.?, d. 1711

children:
-- Dorcas, who married Sir John Fryer, and had issue Gabriel and Delicia, wife of Joshua Iremonger ;

-- Mary, died unmarried, 1685-6

-- Delicia Robert, b. 21 March 1679, d. 26 December 1749, London
She married 1st. Philip Wolfe, an eminent Turkey Merchant, on 13 May 1703, he died after nine months
2nd. John Deackle, DD, b.? , burial abt. Nov 10, 1723, died 29 Oct 1723, 'a gentleman of a very large fortune' -
3rd. Obadiah Hughes, DD married on 2 March 1727.
Merchant
Sir Gabriel Roberts, deputy governor of the Levant Company, b. 30 Nov., 1629, d. 14 March 1715, aged 85.
Listed by the parish records of All Hallows on the Wall as being buried here at St. Martin's Outwich

Baptized at St Stephen, Coleman Street on 10 December 1629, Gabriel was the third child and eldest son of Lewes Roberts and his wife Anne. Lewes was the author of The Merchants Mappe of Commerce (1638), a comprehensive and frequently-reprinted handbook for merchants trading overseas, and Gabriel in turn became a successful businessman, eventually serving as Deputy Governor of the Levant Company, as Deputy Governor and Sub-Governor of the Royal African Company, and as a director of the East India Company. His diligence in these responsibilities is shown by the fact that he was absent from only two out of 290 meetings of the court of the African Company between 1685 and 1690, and the worldly rewards of his industry can be seen in his will (Lpro: PROB 11/545, ff. 140v-141v, proved on 15 March 1715), where he was able to bequeath more than £12,000 in cash as well as a coach and horses and unspecified plate and other property, all this after he had ‘disposed of’ most of his children. In terms of ready money Roberts was probably the wealthiest individual to feature in this Index, and it is sad to reflect that he owed much of his fortune to the West African slave trade.

Parents:
Lewes or Lewis Roberts, 1596 England, d. 12 Mar 1640 London,

Anne Williams / Williomett, Birth unknown, d. 24 Feb 1665 London, City of London, Greater London, England

Spouse:
Mary Balm, b.?, d. 1711

children:
-- Dorcas, who married Sir John Fryer, and had issue Gabriel and Delicia, wife of Joshua Iremonger ;

-- Mary, died unmarried, 1685-6

-- Delicia Robert, b. 21 March 1679, d. 26 December 1749, London
She married 1st. Philip Wolfe, an eminent Turkey Merchant, on 13 May 1703, he died after nine months
2nd. John Deackle, DD, b.? , burial abt. Nov 10, 1723, died 29 Oct 1723, 'a gentleman of a very large fortune' -
3rd. Obadiah Hughes, DD married on 2 March 1727.


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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187300743/gabriel-roberts: accessed ), memorial page for Sr Gabriel Roberts (30 Nov 1629–14 Mar 1715), Find a Grave Memorial ID 187300743, citing St Martin Outwich, Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England; Maintained by JMWColson (contributor 47187337).