Robert Hubbard (1606 - 1663) MP

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Nicknames: "Robert", "Hobart;"
Birthplace: Hackney, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Managed by: Charles Joseph Ballard, Jr.
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Biographical Information

The following biographical information about Robert Hubbard is taken from another webpage:

"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."

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Robert Hubbard's Timeline

1606
June 28, 1606
London, Middlesex, England
September 28, 1606
London, Middlesex, England
September 28, 1606
1625
July 7, 1625
Age 19
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, (Present UK)
1625
Age 18
Probably Engiand, (Present UK)
1627
1627
Age 20
York, Virginia, United States
1627
Age 20
Skimono, (Present York County), Virginia Colony
1627
Age 20
England, (Present UK)
1629
1629
Age 22
England, (Present UK)
1631
1631
Age 24
England, (Present UK)