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Obedience Robins

Nicknames: "Robins"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Robins, Jr. and Dorothy Robins
Husband of Grace Waters Robins
Father of Major John Robins; Obedience Robins, Jr.; Dorothea Andrews and Mary Cowdrey
Brother of Continne Robins; Richard Robins; John Robins; Edward Robins; Sarah Robins and 4 others

Managed by: Marsha Gail (Kamish) Veazey
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About Obedience Robins

COL Obedience ROBINS of "Cherrystone Plantation" was an early member of the House of Burgesses, the first legislative assembly in the New World. He was one of the most influential citizens of his time, representing Accomack in the Virginia Assembly during the years 1629-30, 1639, and 1642, three times a Justice and owner of 2000 acres on Cheriton Creek.

COL Robins is said to be buried in the Huntington Cemetary in Northampton County, VA located south of Route 633, 1.6 miles west of Route 13, graveyard in yard south of house.

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Colonel Obedience Robbins (sometimes given as Robins[1]) (c. April 26, 1600 – c. December 30, 1662) was a Burgess six times in Virginia during the 17th century.


Robbins was born shortly before April 26, 1600 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. He emigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1628.[2] Robbins represented Accomack Co., Virginia as a Burgess in 1630[3] and was appointed a justice of Accomack Co., in 1632. He also served several more times as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, in 1639, 1642, 1644, and twice in 1652 in April and November.[4] He also was a member of the Council.[5]


During his years in Virginia he was an ardent foe of Colonel Edmund Scarborough. He was instrumental in getting Northampton Co., Virginia named.[6] After Robbins' death Scarborough wanted the county divided. Robbins married Grace O'Neil Waters in 1634 in Virginia. Their son John was born on May 7, 1636 in Northampton Co., Virginia. Robbins died around December 30, 1662 in Northampton Co., Virginia.

References

  • 1.^ Col. Obedience Robins, listing at ArlisHerring.com
  • 2.^ The Greenslit Family, Willa Woods Hiltner, Kathryn Woods Haley, page 75.
  • 3.^ Ye kingdome of Accawmacke, or, The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Jennings Cropper Wise, page 343
  • 4.^ Ye kingdome of Accawmacke, or, The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Jennings Cropper Wise, pages 343-344
  • 5.^ Col. Obedience Robins, listing at ArlisHerring.com
  • 6.^ A good gene pool of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland, Robert Leland Johnson, page 115.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obedience_Robbins

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Colonel Obedience Robbins (sometimes given as Robins[1]) (c. April 26, 1600 – c. December 30, 1662) was a Burgess six times in Virginia during the 17th century. Biography

Robbins was born shortly before April 26, 1600 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. He emigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1628.[2] Robbins represented Accomack Co., Virginia as a Burgess in 1630[3] and was appointed a justice of Accomack Co., in 1632. He also served several more times as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, in 1639, 1642, 1644, and twice in 1652 in April and November.[4] He also was a member of the Council.[5]

During his years in Virginia he was an ardent foe of Colonel Edmund Scarborough. He was instrumental in getting Northampton Co., Virginia named.[6] After Robbins' death Scarborough wanted the county divided. Robbins married Grace O'Neil Waters in 1634 in Virginia. Their son John was born on May 7, 1636 in Northampton Co., Virginia. Robbins died around December 30, 1662 in Northampton Co., Virginia.

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Col. Obedience Robins's Timeline

1601
April 26, 1601
Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England
1631
1631
Age 29
Virginia, United States
1636
May 7, 1636
Age 35
Cherrystone, Northampton, Virginia
1637
July 18, 1637
Age 36
Cherrystone, Northampton, Virginia
1639
1639
Age 37
Cherrystone, Northampton, Virginia
1642
1642
Age 40
Northampton County, VA, USA
1662
December 30, 1662
Age 61
Northampton, Virginia