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||Robert Hubbard I was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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"Robart or Robert Hubbard-Hobart was born 24 June 1606 at Hackney on the outskirts of London, at the time an exclusive village for the wealthy and powerful. Sir Henry was a patron of the local St Augustine’s church. British History Online has the listing, “Robert Hubbard, the son of Sr Harrye Hubbard, Knt. was christened the 28 daye of September 1606.” "After Robart landed in Virginia about c.1644 in the midst of the English Civil War, he claimed Virginia land through transporting English Colonists to the New World. His father had helped to draw up the charters of the Virginia Company of London and also invested in the company before his death in 1625. Sir Henry wrote the names of his surviving children in a Bible shortly before his death so that history would remember them. "Robart was able to use his influential contacts to leave for the New World to claim land and start a new life. The Virginia Company was responsible for founding the Jamestown Settlement and expanding the English Colonies in North America. One of the major tools used to recruit future Colonists was the Headright System, whereby a settler was granted fifty acres of land for every person he brought to the colony. "On 18 April 1644, the Second Anglo-Powhatan War erupted and in about a day 350 out of 1,240 colonists were killed, and some outlying settlements were wiped out. The Jamestown colony needed fresh reinforcements of soldiers and settlers as a result and Robert Hubbard was one of many Englishmen to answer the call. "He married Margaret Kevell on 7th July 1625 at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge, England. Margaret was born in England to Reverend Matthew Kevell. Records show that Robert Hubbard and Margaret Kevell had three sons; Matthew, Robert and John travelled to Virginia with their father after the death of their mother in England. During most of the 1640s England was ravaged by civil war as Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army clashed with Royalist forces for the control of not just England but the entire British Isles. This information was taken from a web site established earlier this year by Simon Tomlin writer of the book "Sons of Soldiers" in it Robert Hubbard is mentioned." Robert Hobart/Hubbard was the only son of 10 sons (of Sir Henry Hobart/Hubbard) that left England for the New World in Jamestown, Virginia (Jamestown Colony) about 1644. This also made him the first "Hubbard" to arrive in the New World. I am a direct descendent of Robert Hubbard (Hobart)and therefore of Sir Henry Hobart/Hubbard. The reason for the name spelling is simple. At that time the name Hobart was actually pronounced "Hubbard". When Robert came to the New World and told the Virginia Colony his name, they spelled it "Hubbard" the American spelling instead of "Hobart" the English spelling of the name "Hubbard". This fact is well documented. Sir Henry Hobart, variously scribed as Sir Henry Hubberd and Sir Henry Hubbard in legal documents in the 17th Century, had 16 children, one of whom, Robert emigrated to the Virginia Colony about1644 to begin the first branches of the Hubbards-Hobarts in America.
The life Story of this line of Hubbard's is so captivating as you read history taking place. All Sources added by Keith Allen Mann Spencer-12751
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On 12 Apr 2018 at 01:12 GMT Keith Mann Spencer wrote:
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