Robert Wheeler and Elizabeth Healy

Robert Wheeler was born in 1667 and baptised at St Marys, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on 8 December 1667.

St Marys Aylesbury

He was the son of Robert Wheeler (senior) who was baptised at Thame, Oxfordshire on 17 Feb 1640 and Mary Stanley 1642-1693. Robert (senior) and Mary were married on 20 December 1663 at St Marys, Aylesbury.

Robert (senior) was buried on 7 October 1719 at St Marys, Aylesbury.

At the age of 18 years, Robert first married Mary Marsh on 22 October 1685 at St Marys, Aylesbury.

Mary was the daughter of William Marsh and Dorothy Childe and was also baptised at St Mary’s Aylesbury on 19 Jan 1666.

Robert and Mary had four children baptised at Aylesbury –

  1. Mary b 1686
  2. Ann b 1688
  3. Robert b 1690
  4. Martha b 1692

Unfortunately Mary died probably from childbirth complications in June 1693 in Aylesbury.

With four young children to look after Robert soon remarried, this time to Elizabeth Healy on 1 December 1696 at St Marys, Aylesbury. Her baptism has not been found.

The couple had a large family, including a set of twins, all baptised at St Mary’s, Aylesbury –

  1. Dorothy b 1696
  2. William b 1698 d 1761 Aylesbury. Marr Mary, 2 children. Marr Mary Thorp 6 children.
  3. Thomas b 1700
  4. John b 1704
  5. Rebecca b 1706
  6. Isaac b 1706 & d 1771 Aylesbury
  7. Martha b 1709
  8. John b 1712 d 1722

It is unknown where and when Robert and his wife Elizabeth Wheeler died. The burial register for Aylesbury seems to have big gaps in the 1700s.

There is the death of an Elizabeth Wheeler who  died in January 1776 and was buried at St Mary’s, Aylesbury on 17 January 1776. The burial registered records that she was the wife of Robert Wheeler. This is probably not for her as if she was married around the age of 18, this would make her 98 years old. It is likely for a later generation’s Robert Wheeler’s wife.