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The George Hughes Family of Virginia

Updated November 3, 2007

The Rev. George Hughes Family of Virginia, was one of 22 adherents to Chas. I vs. Cromwell, who under the sponsorship of Sir William Berkeley, the governor, were permitted to come to the new colony in 1646. He had a plantation of 22 acres in York Co. with wife Ann; he had a sister, Elizabeth (married James Turner of New Kent Co.), and probably Rees Hughes was a brother. George in 1704 owned 250 acres in James City Co.- Berkeley Hundred - and the family became contractors and builders.
William Hughes, Contractors, built 1700-1703 brick church, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. - had under him carpenters, joiners, turners and bricklayers.

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