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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Robert Edwards & Rebecca ?

3736. Robert Edwards & 3737. Rebecca ? [England, VA]

~1605, Robert born in Glen Glamorganshire, Wales [near Cardiff], s/o 7472. William Edwards.
1619, Robert arrived in Virginia on the ship Marigold.
1625, Robert moved to Isle of Wight Co. (S) The Edwards of Northampton, 1973, P2.
1634, Robert had returned to England and married Rebecca.
They returned to VA.
5/9/1635, “Robert and Rebecca Edwards” are in George Mynifie’s list for a 3000 acre grant.
1643, Robert received a land grant from Sir Francis Wyatt.
1/1648, Robert took an oath of fidelity to the crown.
(S) Edwards Family of Southampton/Nansemond Co., VA.

Family notes:
• A “Robert Edwardes”, age 22, also arrived on the ship Hopewell in 1635. This could be the same person or another Robert.
• Cardiff is across the Severn River ocean inlet from Bristol, the origin of many families mentioned.

Children of Robert and Rebecca:

i. Robert Edwards, born ?.
Robert Edwards makes a trip to England.
1664, Robert Edwards Jr. bought 100 acres in Isle of Wight Co.
1665, Robert and brother John returned to England.
1666, Robert returned to Virginia with brother John Edwards.
Robert married Mary Hunt, d/o William and Judith.
7/27/1673, Robert an overseer of the will of Nicho Jenkins.
Bef. 5/2/1681, Dr. Robert Edwards died in Isle of Wight Co., VA.
Judith Edwards, born ?.
9/6/1701, Judith Edwards, spinster, sells to James Bragg, she being one of two daus. and co-heirs of Robert Edwards, dec., her one-third part of 100 acres purchased by her father from Edmond Palmer. (S) 17th Cent. Isle of Wight Co., Boddie, P645.

ii. John Edwards ( 1868), born ~1640 in VA.

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