Sir Thomas Orby, 3rd Baronet,
mar est c.1685 to Charlotte Gerard
[born c.1652, descendant of Edward III].
They had similar backgrounds: His father was in exile with Charles II and his mother was French. Her father was in exile with Charles II and her mother was French.
His father died 1692. His brother became Baronet.
He was granted "estates in the Counties of Chester and Lancaster" by his wife's brother Fitton Gerard, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield (succ 1701, died 1702).
He succ as Baronet when his brother died 1715. He was age 57.
Will dated 13 Sept 1723.
3rd Baronet dies, 1724:
He died St Martin-in-the-Fields parish, London, 7 Feb 1724 [new style year, at the time regarded as the end of 1723], age 66 yrs.
He was bur 11 Feb 1724 in the Savoy Chapel, London.
Will pr 12 Feb 1724, Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Charlotte re-married in old age and died before 1729.
Further admin of estate of 3rd Baronet on 2 Apr 1730.
3rd Baronet and Charlotte had issue:
1705 [her age 19, him age c.37]
to Lord John Hay
See banns in London, dated 9 Nov 1705. They are to be married at St Margaret's church, Westminster.
Banns say she is age about 19, and he is age about 30. Though he was apparently age c.37. He became a captain in 1689, so must be born earlier than 1675.
He died Aug 1706.
She mar 2ndly, 1707 [her age 21, him age 41]
General Robert Hunter
[bapt Oct 1666]
and had issue.
Hunter was one of her 1st husband's officers.
She died 1716 and was posthumous heiress of her father (died 1724) and uncle (died 1715).
Her family, known as "Orby Hunter", inherited Croyland.
Baptism of Thomas Orby, 19 Dec 1693, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
The child of "Thomas Orby Esq. and the Lady Catherine Orby".
"Catherine" must be an error for Charlotte.
Note Charlotte is dau of an Earl, so is "Lady", but Thomas is not yet Baronet so is not yet "Sir".
3rd Baronet in [Complete Baronetage].
This incorrectly says that Elizabeth is his sister.
An unidentified person.
"Domina Elizabetha Orby" was buried 26 July 1718 at St.Peter's, Chertsey.
Could this be Elizabeth Orby who married General Robert Hunter and was buried in New York in Aug 1716? Could her husband have brought her remains back to England? Except would it not say "Hunter"?
The case deals with the 3rd Baronet, not the 1st (who died 1692).
The proof that Elizabeth is dau of the 3rd Baronet, not the 1st.
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