'Frobisher1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Frobysher (Frobisher) of Altofts, Frobisher of Doncaster, Frobisher of Finningley, Frobisher of Whitewood (Whitwood)

'The Life of Sir Martin Frobisher' (Rev. Frank Jones, 1878) reports that "The Frobisher family moved from Chirk, in North Wales, to Yorkshire about the middle of the fourteen century; the orthography of their patronymic being Furbisher, Furbiser or Ffourbyssher."
John Frobysher of Altofts, Yorkshire
m. Joan Scargell (dau of Sir William Scargell of Thorpe Stapleton)
1. John Frobysher (Frobisher)
m. _ Friston (dau of William Friston of Altofts (Fryston of Heth))
  A. Francis Frobisher, Mayor of Doncaster (bur 04.06.1563, Recorder of Doncaster)
  m. Christian Hastings (dau of Sir Bryan Hastings of Fenwick, relict of Charles Morton of Bawtry)
  i. William Frobisher of Doncaster (b c1539, d 20.09.1588)
  m. (17.01.1557-8) Margaret Boynton (bur 03.05.1610, dau of Matthew Boynton of Barmpston)
  a. Francis Frobisher of Finningley (bpt 08.09.1559, a 1602)
  m. Cressy Rogers of Everton
  (1) Francis Frobisher of Finningley (bpt 15.09.1589)
(A) George Frobisher (bpt 08.08.1627)
  (2)+ other issue - George (bpt 02.10.1593), Elizabeth (bpt 16.03.1595-6)
  b. John Frobisher (a 1564)
  (1) Peter Frobisher (captain)
  c. Christian Frobisher (bpt 30.05.1561)
  m. Robert Lee
  d.+ other issue - Matthew (bpt 18.08.1566), Darcy (d young), Ann (d young), Elizabeth (d young), Catherine, Ann
  ii. Frances Frobisher
  m. Sir Thomas Boynton of Barmpston
  B. Barnard Frobysher (Frobisher) of Altofts (bur 01.09.1542)
  m. Margaret York of Gouthwaite ## see here ##
  'The Life of Sir Martin Frobisher' (p333+) reports Sir Martin's will (dated 1594) and, with a little support from Wikipedia ("Martin Frobisher"), provides most of the following. Our review of the book was brief so it is possible that a little more information on the family may be found there.
  i. John Frobisher (d by 1594)
a. Peter Frobisher of Whitewood
  ii. Davy Frobisher (d by 1594)
  a.+ issue - Darbie, Anne, Edith
  iii. Sir Martin Frobisher of London, later of Whitwood & Finningley Grange (b 1535-6, d(sp) 22.11.1594, seaman, privateer, adventurer, explorer)
  m1. ??
  m2. (1590) Dorothy Wentworth (b 1543, d 03.01.1601, dau of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord, widow of Paul Withypool of Ipswich)
  iv. Jane Frobisher
  m. _ Brackenburie
  a.+ issue - Francis, Katherine, Margaret
  v. Margaret Frobisher t (bpt 10.02.1541, d by 1594)
  m. _ Jackson
  a. Richard Jackson
  C.+ other issue - Anthony (cleric), Edward, Anne (nun)

Main source(s): 'South Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster' (Joseph Hunter, vol 1 (1828), p32+), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Frobysher') with some input as reported above
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