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View Tree for Robert BlackwellRobert Blackwell (b. 1620, d. Bef. November 19, 1664)

Robert Blackwell (son of Robert Blackwell)288 was born 1620 in Watford and Clements Inn, Hertfordshire, England288, and died Bef. November 19, 1664288. He married Ursula Unity (Croshaw) Crenshaw on Bet. 1645 - 1646 in Virginia, daughter of Joseph Croshaw and Mary Bromfield.

 Includes NotesNotes for Robert Blackwell:
An entry on the Blackwells is apparently made in "Taproots: a Virginia-Carolina Legacy" by Paul R. White, 133 Laird Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205. This entry found in "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research"

Note: was given a certificate for 250 acres of land as a headright for
Note: importing himself and four other men: Thomas Badridge, Richard
Note: Jones, William Sheckle, and John Rich.
Emigration: ABT 1645 to York Co. Virginia
Death: BEF NOV 1664 in York Co., VA 1
Occupation: law profession, attorney (listed as attorney for James Goodwin)

English Origins of American Colonists, p. English Origins of AMERICAN COLONISTS
[p.1] CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY.
[p.64] CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. BY J. HENRY LEA AND J. R. HUTCHINSON.
page 66
The legatee in the preceeding will was certainly the Captain John Manning of Boston, Mass., merchant, who was of that place as early as 1640, of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. in 1641, later an Ensign of same and called "Captain" in town records after 1655, probably from his having commanded a vessel, as he does not appear to have held that office in the Artillery Co. He died after 1664. He is not to be confused with the Capt. John Manning of New York (1664-1685) Sheriff there 1667-72, and whose unjust punishment for the surrender of Fort James to the Dutch in 1673 is a matter of history. His residence, on an island in the East River, was carried by the marriage of a step daughter (failing his own issue) to Robert Blackwell who gave his name to the now well known Blackwell's Island.Manning Genealogy, by W. H. Manning (1902), pp. 780 and 803; Savage Gen. Dict., iii, 147, Pope's Pioneers, 209.*


>From "Virginia Colonial Abstracts - York County Records - Vol I II" by
Beverly Fleet - reprint 1988 Genealogical Publishing Company i s found:
1645 - Richard Bennett arrested to this and the last Court a t a suit of
Robert Blackwell, and not appearing, an order that he pay the de bt due of
330 lbs. of tobaco, also Court charges.
March 1646 - Certificate for 250 acres of land to Robert Blackwe ll for
importing Robt. Blackwell, Thomas Baldridge, Richard Jones, Joh n Rice, Wm.
Sheckle.

More About Robert Blackwell and Ursula Unity (Croshaw) Crenshaw:
Marriage: Bet. 1645 - 1646, Virginia.

Children of Robert Blackwell and Ursula Unity (Croshaw) Crenshaw are:
  1. +James Blackwell, b. 1647, St. Peter's Parish, York, New Kent, Virginia288, 289, d. September 19, 1717, Lunenburg, Virginia290, 291.
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