Robert Voute senior was born in France around 1523, the son of Jean Jacques Voute who was born in 1498 in Dept Ain, Savoy, France.
It has been alluded to in documents that Robert senior first crossed the channel from Ypres, Flanders to Norfolk, England during the reign of Edward VI, between 1547 and 1553, being described in old records as a fisherman of Thorppâ. (FamilySearch Voute family history).
Robert Senior probably married at St Peter Mancroft in Norwich, but the parish registers only date from 1558. He had five children in Norwich with an unknown spouse –
- Bartholomew b 1548 & d 1623 Blickling. Marr Agnes Turner, 5 children
- Robert b 1555 d 1555 buried St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
- Robert b 1558 d 1642 buried Aylesham, Norfolk
- Katherine d 1555 buried St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
- Nicholas ?
Blickling is 13 miles north of Norwich, 1 mile north of Aylsham.
It is unknown where the above children were baptised, but by 1555 at the death of their second child Robert, they were living in the parish of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich.
Robert and his wife were most likely buried at St Peters Mancroft too.