Notes for Hugh Smithwick: Hugh immigrated to America arriving before 1642 in Upper Norfolk County, Virginia. Hugh Smithwick likely arrived in Virginia in early 1642, being one of fifteen men brought over by William Eyres, who received for their transportation into the Colony 750 acres in Upper Norfolk County on May 23, 1642.
By 1669 Hugh and his family moved into North Carolina bordering on the northern part of present day Edenton. The family over time became large landowners and planters in the area.
Virginia planters in pursuit of rich land (tobacco) began moving into the northeastern area (North Carolina) in the 1650s. By 1663 these early settlers had attracted attention in England. A group of English courtiers saw in the region an opportunity to colonize this area. They sought and received a land grant from King Charles II, which created the Carolinas. This made Hugh Smithwick and his family one of the first permanent white settlers in "North Carolina".
More About Hugh Smithwick: Occupation: Planter.
More About Hugh Smithwick and Elizabeth Windley: Marriage: Abt. 1645, Shaftsbury Pct., Nansemond County, Virginia.
Children of Hugh Smithwick and Elizabeth Windley are:
+Edward Smithwick, b. Abt. 1647, Upper Norfolk County, Virginia, d. Bef. November 1716, Edenton, Chowan Precinct, North Carolina.