Robert Hubbard (Hubbard-104) is connected as a son of Sir Henry Hobart (Hobart-87), but this seems to have been accepted (on all online trees) with no evidence to support it. Where is the evidence?
In the profile biography for his alleged father Sir Henry Hobart (Hobart-87) is the following : ' ... Sir Henry married Dorothy Bell, the daughter of Sir Robert Bell, in Blickling, Norfolk in 1616. (sic) Together they had Twelve sons, which includes Sir Robert Hubbard, and four daughters. Sir Henry helped fund the passage, with The Hobarts privately owned ship, and money given to his son Robert Hubbard to buy, and invest in land in Colonial America....'
Sir Robert Hubbard? When was Robert Hobart knighted?
Twelve sons? Where does this come from? (Someone has helpfully created another Edward & another Robert for Sir Henry Hobart but to bring the number to 12, but these two sons never existed.)
The Hobart 's privately owned ship? Where is the evidence of the Hobart family ship? (It certainly is not in the will of Sir Henry Hobart - Robert, along with the other younger sons, receives £40. And I can find no other document to support the idea of a ship.) Sir Henry does not mention any overseas property, land etc in his will. Incidentally, the will of Sir Henry (written 20th July 1625) is the last known mention of Robert Hobart the son of Sir Henry, and he is shown in family pedigrees as 'died s.p.'
According to the biography of Robert Hubbard, the immigrant, he seemingly did not leave England until the early 1640's; and even then he made trips back and forth after this time and apparently 'used his influential contacts' to get on in Virginia; but this doesn't seem to have been remembered by his own family.
Robert Hubbard's sons were born in England ( 'records show' this, but none are shown as far as I'm aware.) and yet the Hobart family think Robert died without issue.
In the time between 1625 (the last mention of Robert Hobart) and c.1644 (when Robert Hubbard turns up in Virginia) Robert's brothers Henry, Miles, and James, and his mother, all die and leave wills, but he is not remembered by any of them. (Brother Henry mentions his brothers John, Miles, Nathaniel, and Captain James. Dorothy Hobart mentions her sons John, James, and Nathaniel (and the brother's wives etc). (All available at the National Archives - wills are still free to download at the moment so take a look.)
There may be a possibility Robert is mentioned by his brother Edward who died in the 1620's, but I haven't been able to ascertain if he wrote one yet; (they went through Cambridge together and entered Lincolns Inn together, so I imagine they may have been close.)
Sir John in his will of 1645 mentions his brother Nathaniel whom he leaves a £40 annuity to and £500 to Nathaniel's children when Nathaniel dies. (Nathaniel seems to be the last remaining brother.)
Robert Hubbard does not die until 1663.
Robert Hubbard marries Margaret Kevell in Cambridge 25th July 1625, whereas Robert Hobart was admitted to Lincolns Inn on 17th January 1625 with his brother Edward. (I am not aware how the marriage is confirmed as the correct Robert Hubbard?)
There doesn't seem to be any mention of the immigrant Robert Hubbard being the son of Sir Henry Hobart until the 20th century, and the immigrant does not seem to have claimed to be such a person, or to have used the Hobart arms etc.
Has Robert Hubbard been attached to Sir Henry Hobart simply because of Sir Henry's involvement with the Virginia company? He was also involved with the Northwest Passage company and The East India Company.
Where is the evidence for Robert Hubbard and Robert Hobart being one and the same? There doesn't seem to be anything that suggests this.