Robert FENN of Hemmingstone 
- Baptised: 27 Jan 1750/51, Baylham, SFK
- Marriage: Sarah BROOK OF BARHAM  on 11 Oct 1782 in Coddenham SFK
- Died: 26 Dec 1836, Barham SFK aged 85
- Buried: 30 Dec 1836, Hemingstone SFK
Witness's at Roberts wedding were Thomas Pulston and John Barker, they were married by licence.
Robert is confirmed as the brother of Simon in Simon's Will where he is appointed a joint executor with Robert Fenn (son of Simon), George Goodwin and Theodore Banyard-Coates.
Robert is mentioned in Land Tax assessments at the Ipswich PRO, for the district of Bosmere & Clayton, village of Hemingstone. The farm is known as Old Hall Farm in modern times, Mr & Mrs Pyer reside in the farm house 2001.
1797 ref HA24/50/19/3.2 note in Longe's handwriting ? "Farm in Hemingstone, now in the possession of Robt Fenn - 1797."
1799 ref B150/11/1(1-2), Robert Fenn (occupier) Rev Longe (proprietor) tax L3-12-0. In the village of Flowton a Robt Fenn is occupier of land assessed for tax 4/-
1803 ref HB 16 29/40 Robert Fenn (proprietor & occupier) tax 8/- per annum. Robert Fenn (occupier) Longe (proprietor) tax L3-13-0.
1823 Robert Fenn (proprietor & occupier) tax 8/-. Robert Fenn (occupier) Longe (proprietor) tax L3-12-0.
1827 ref HB 16 290/10 Robert Fenn (proprietor & occupier) tax assessed at L8.
Rev John Longe's Diary:
January 1, 1798. Delightful fine day our tenants, S. Fenn, R Fenn, J. Brook and J. Bird with their wives dined here.
April 16, 1798. Mr R Fenn paid half a year's rent L26 5s 0.
April 24, 1798. Mr Wenn spent the day here when we settled with R Fenn and J. Brook concerning the leases of their respective farms.
June 29, 1798. Rode to Robert Fenn's to give orders about his new barn floor.
Ref:50/19/4.2 & 4.3
Document from the John Longe archive.
5 Sept 1825.
I offered by note a lease of my Hemingstone farm to Richard Fenn my present tenant for 11 years to commence Oct 11, 1825.
Saturday, 10 Sept 1825.
Richard Fenn wishes to continue to hold the farm for 2 years at the present rent . . . . . I am to speak to Mr Wenn to draw up and agreement to be signed by both parties
27 Sept 1825.
Mr Wenn breakfasted here and I desired him to draw up an agreement with former covenants for one year commencing Oct 11, 1825. Rent L119.
Ipswich R/O HA24/50/19/3.19
Lists of Constables to repress disturbances in the County, (undated) named individuals.
Sht.1. J Ward Chief Constable, Needham" Robt. FENN farmer of Hemingstone.
HA24:50/19/4/4/6 Papers Relating to Local Defence Bosmere 1794 - 1830.
Suffolk Record Office 2017
29th ult., Mr Robert Fenn, aged 86, many years farmer of Hemingstone; he was a kind affectionate parent, and an exemplary friend.
Ref: the Ipswich Journal 14 January 1837.
Suffolk Burial Search : Robert Fenn buried Coddenham 30 Dec 1836 aged 86, abode Barham.
Churchyard monumental inscription transcript for Hemingstone reads: "Robert Fenn 26 Dec 1836 aged 86"
Hemingstone and Gosbeck were plague villages.
Robert married Sarah BROOK OF BARHAM  [MRIN: 1555] on 11 Oct 1782 in Coddenham SFK. (Sarah BROOK OF BARHAM  was born about 1752, died on 30 May 1813 and was buried on 2 Jun 1813 in Hemingstone SFK.)