Robert Weaver (MP)

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Arms of Weaver, adopted c. 1370: Quarterly, 1&4: Or on a fess Azure cotised Gules two garbs Or. 2: Azure on a bend cotised Argent three escallops Gules (Bohun). 3: Sable a lion rampant double-queued Argent (Wastneys)[1]

Robert Weaver (c.1630 – 1687) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from Jan 1659 to Apr 1659.

Weaver was the son and heir of Thomas Weaver, Esq. of Aymestrey, Herefordshire[1][2][3] and his wife Anne Lewis of Radnorshire,[1][2] and cousin to Richard Weaver (MP) and Edmund Weaver (MP).[1][2][4] His father served as High Sheriff of Radnorshire in 1646 and died in 1647.[2][5]

Weaver matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 28 Jul 1651 and was perhaps a student at Lincoln's Inn, 1649.[3] He served as a Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire from 1653 to 1657.[4]

In 1659, Weaver was elected Member of Parliament for the Third Protectorate Parliament representing New Radnor.[3][4]

Weaver died in 1687.[6] His son and heir Robert[2][6] is memorialized in the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Alkmund of Aymestrey.


  1. ^ a b c d Michael Powell Siddons, Harleian Society, The Visitation of Herefordshire, 1634, 2002, pp. 68–69
  2. ^ a b c d e C.J. Robinson, A History of the Mansions & Manors of Herefordshire, 1872, p.20
  3. ^ a b c University of Oxford, Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714, 1892, p1588
  4. ^ a b c McParlin, G. E., The Herefordshire gentry in county government 1625–1661. Department of History, Aberystwyth Univers, 1981, pp. 167–168,242,256
  5. ^ Will of Thomas Weaver of Aymestrey, Herefordshire, 28 October 1647, PROB 11/202, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  6. ^ a b Will of Robert Weaver of Aymestrey, Herefordshire, 16 February 1687, PROB 11/386, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury