Jermyn, Robert, Sir -1614)
Sir Robert Jermyn, of Rushbrooke in Suffolk, was born about 1540, the eldest surviving son of Sir Ambrose Jermyn and Lady Ann Jermyn. He succeeded to the estate in 1577 on the death of his father. He married Judith, daughter of Sir George Blagge. In 1595 the library of Sir James’s Church Bury St Edwards was founded with gifts of books by Samuel Aylmer of Mowden Hall, Essex, and other local laymen and clergymen including Sir Robert Jermyn. Thirteen books of Sir Robert’s gift, all works by John Calvin, survive with his donation inscription and arms in gold on the bindings. He died in 1614, and was succeeded by his son, Sir Thomas Jermyn, who used the arms on the Feltham book in the Clements Collection. He was Comptroller of the Royal Household 1640 1641, and Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 1640, and married Catherine, daughter of Sir William Killigrew, of Hanworth. His second son, Henry, was created Baron Jermyn and Earl of St Albans.