In 1689, John Robins of Lanivet, Cornwall, yeoman, was named as the principal creditor and administrator of the estate of Thomas Hicks of Lanivet. The right of administration had been renounced by Thomasís widow Beatrix Hicks. The will of Richard Robins, son of John Robins and Agnes, names his ďkindsmanĒ Thomas Hicks and Thomasís brother William Hicks and sister Elizabeth Hicks. However, I have not yet found an exact relationship between these Hicks and my Robins ancestors, whose details are as given below.


The Hearth Tax lists of the 1660s includes a Richard Robins and a William Robbins at Lanivet. A Ralph, son of Richard and Joan Robins, was baptised there in 1659.


The will of Richard Courtenay (d 1632) of Tremere in Lanivet mentions Thomas Robins (the son-in-law of Richardís sister), Thomasís wife Jane, and their son William.


Some of the information in the following account was kindly provided by Nick Young, a descendant of Agnes (Robins) Kent.


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John Robins of Lanivet; yeoman. Buried on 12 May 1707 at Lanivet. Administration of his estate was granted on 26 May 1707 to his son Richard Robins, Johnís widow Agnes having renounced her right. It was granted again, de bonis non, to Nicholas Kent of Lanivet, farmer and John Kent of St. Dennis, Cornwall, stannator, during the minority of Jane Kent, the next of kin of John Robins, on 29 Oct 1723.

John married Agnes, who was living on 4 May 1713 when the will of her son Richard was proved.

John and Agnes had the following children:


1 Agnes Robins

bap 2 Feb 1680, Lanivet

m 14 Oct 1704, Lanivet

Nicholas Kent of Lanivet; farmer

(they had issue)

2 Richard Robins of Lanivet, yeoman

will dated 14 Mar 1711, proved 4 May 1713

bap 26 Sep 1682, Lanivet

3 Jane Robins

bap 17 Feb 1684, Lanivet