Robert Flack

Male, b. circa 1713, d. 1784
     Robert Flack, son of Robert Flack and Mary ____, was born circa 1713 probably at Thorley Hall, Thorley, Hertfordshire, where his family farmed.1 Robert married Martha Coulson on 1 September 1737 at All Saints and St John, Hertford, Hertfordshire.2

He made a will on 5 December 1783 in which he described himself as a gentleman farmer of Thorley Hall. He died in 1784 and was buried on 16 July 1784 at St James The Great, Thorley, Hertfordshire. His gravestone recorded that he and his family had occupied Thorley Hall " ... upwards of ninety years ... ". His will was proved on 17 August 1784.1


  1. [S120] D. Carr and J. Flack, Flack Geneaology Website ( : accessed 1 October 2009), a source of Flack genealogy data and family history information. [FLAC9999]
    Entry for Robert Flack 1713. The website cites:
    i) The will of John Flack Yeoman of Thorley Hertford 1718, Prerogative Court of Canterbury 'my grandson Robert, son of my son Robert'.
    ii) The will of Robert Flack the Elder of Thorley Hall 1750, Prerogative Court of Canterbury 'my son Robert Flack of the town of Hertford in the county of Hertford, Maltster'
    iii)The will of Robert Flack Gentleman Farmer of Thorley 1784, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, (Signed 5 Dec 1783, proved 17 Aug 1784), 'I Robert Flack of Thorley Hall in the parish of Thorley in the county of Hertford, gentleman farmer.' Mentions his wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth Flack, Ann Wright dau of John Wright, grand-daughters Mary and Sarah Jones the daughters of John Jones, and his god daughter Elizabeth Flack.
    iv) Thorley St James the Great Hertfordshire MIs, G V p 9. 'Robert Flack of Thorley Hall which was occupyed by his grandfather and himself upwards of ninety years under the worthy and respectable family of Raper. His character comprised....of his work.... to joyfull... the blessed... the glorious... aged 71 years on the ... July 1784...Jeremiah..
  2. [S124] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch TM Website ( : accessed 04 Mar 2012), Robert Flack and Martha Coulson, 01 Sep 1737. [FSIGI]