Name: Descendant of William Rookhurst 1
Change Date: 27 SEP 2007
In the eleventh century, shortly after the Battle of Hastings, William, son of Robert "The Rook", moved from the Annandale region on the England/Scotland border to Kent. He built a manor on Winchett Hill which he called Rookhurst. His son began using the surname Roberts.
About 250 years later, in the thirteenth century, Stephen Roberts married Joan Tyllye, the heiress of Glassenbury, which was a short distance from Rookhurst. They built a new moated manor which they also called Glassenbury just down the valley from her childhood home.
- Stephen Roberts
- Type: Book
Periodical: Magna Carta Ancestry
Author: Douglas Richardson