Bertie, Robert (1582 - 1642)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1582-12-16
Death Date: 1642-10-23

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: ca. 1605
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Union produced four additional sons and one additional daughter.


From Montagu, Elizabeth (1586 - 1654)

  1. Male offspring: Bertie, Peregrine (n.d.)
  2. Male offspring: Bertie, Robert (n.d.)
  3. Male offspring: Bertie, Ned (n.d.)
  4. Male offspring: Bertie, Roger (n.d.)
  5. Female offspring: Bertie, Elizabeth (n.d.)
  6. Female offspring: Bertie, Sophia (n.d.)
  7. Female offspring: Bertie, Anne (n.d.)
  8. Female offspring: Bertie, Marie (n.d.)

Primary Title

14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby


  • 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby
    Assumed 1601-16-25
    Vacated 1642-10-23
  • 1st Earl of Lindsey
    Assumed 1626-11-22
    Vacated 1642-10-23
  • Knight of the Garter
    Assumed 1630-04-18 (date elected; installed 5 Oct. 1630)
    Vacated 1642-10-23

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Deputy Lieut, Lincolnshire 1612 n.d.
Lord High Admiral, England 1628-9-20 n.d. Held jointly with Richard, 1st Baron Weston
Privy Councillor, England 1628-7-10 n.d.
Lord Lieut, Lincolnshire 1628/9-1-23 1642-10-23 Deprived of office by Parliament Feb. 1641/2, but reappointed by King Charles
Lord High Admiral, England 1635-4-10 1635/6-03-16
High Steward, Lincolnshire 1638 n.d.
Governor, Northumberland 1638/9-4-20 1639/40-01 Part of the Marches towards Scotland
Recorder, Lincolnshire 1639 n.d.
Colonel of Foot Guards, England 1642 n.d.
Lieut-gen of Royalist Army, England by 1642-8-1 n.d.

Details of Properties



  • Lincolnshire
  • Oxfordshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1628-1629 Cambridge (Unknown), Cambridge , Cambridgeshire Earl of Lindsey's Trumpeter/s
Performance 1612-1613 Coventry (Unknown), Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Lord Willoughby's Men
Performance 1616-1616 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Lord Willoughby's Men
Performance 1612-1613 Trinity College, Cambridge , Cambridgeshire Lord Willoughby's Musicians

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Earl of Lindsey's Trumpeter/s Bertie, Robert (1582 - 1642) Musicians 1
Lord Willoughby's Men Bertie, Robert (1582 - 1642) Players 2
Lord Willoughby's Musicians Bertie, Robert (1582 - 1642) Musicians 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Eresby Castle Lincolnshire Private Residence
Grimsthorpe Castle Lincolnshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, Charles I [1625–49]. 23 vols. London: HMSO, 1858–97.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Fryde, E.B., D.E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy, eds. Handbook of British Chronology. Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 2. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (