The Resource (microform)

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Label
1684-1915
Inclusive dates
1684-1915
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1684-1915, of the Robinson family of Virginia and Canada, including accounts, bills, coats of arms, commissions, contracts, letters, newspaper clippings, pedigrees, petitions, photographs, receipts, suit papers, and wills concerning the Robinson family of England, Virginia, and Canada most notably Christopher Robinson (1645-1692/3), Christopher III (1705-1768), and Christopher IV (1763-1798), as well as Charles Walker Robinson (1836-1924) and his efforts to trace his family's genealogy. Topics covered in this collection include genealogy of the Robinson family, probate and estate matters, business and financial issues, including accounts, debts owed, rents, and tobacco shipments, the upkeep and sale of the Hewick Estate in England, military and other official appointments, and legal suits, including those before the High Court of Chancery in Richmond. Other names mentioned in the collection as principal subjects or correspondents include H. Farnham Burke, Richard Corbin, Graham Frank, John Beverley Robinson, Lyon G. Tyler, Albert Woods, and Ralph Wormeley
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Biographical or historical data
Christopher Robinson (1645-1692/3) arrived in Virginia from England around 1666. He quickly established himself and a plantation called "Hewick" in Middlesex County, named after his family's Hewick Estate in England. His descendants became influential landholders, tobacco traders, and political leaders in the colony. His son John (1683-1749) became President of the Governor's Council, and married Katherine Beverley, daughter of Major Robert Beverley. Christopher II (1681-1726/7) married Judith Wormeley, daughter of Col. Christopher Wormeley. Their daughter, Judith, married Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Christopher III (1705-1768) married Sarah Wormeley, daughter of John Wormeley of "Rosegill," Middlesex County. Christopher IV (1763-1798) took the side of the Crown during the American Revolution, accepting a captain's position with the Queen's Rangers. After Britain's defeat, he relocated to Canada where he served the royal government in various capacities. Charles Walker Robinson (1836-1924) of Beverley House, Surry, England, descended from this "Hewick" line of the Robinson family.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of originals duplicates
Originals in the Special Collections Department, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia.
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(microform)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Greve, Gail
Organization method
Bound in two volumes. Volume 1: Original Family Papers - Virginia and Canada, 1684-1798. Volume 2: Family History Papers I: Records, Wills, Lawsuits, Herald's College Correspondence, etc.
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000494246
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ReductionRatioRange
normal reduction
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel. (Misc. Reel 1839)

Library Locations

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