Echols-Hubbard Family Connections

John Echols an Englishman came to America about the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th Century and settled in Caroline County, Virginia, and married a tall redheaded woman named Mary Cave and by her had five sons and three daughters. The Echols sons were dependable Amelia County citizens and served on juries when called. Of twelve good men on the jury of Robert Vaughan vs. Richard Ward on 9 December 1737, three were Richard, William, and Abraham Echols:

John Echols [Ecckles] married Mary Cave daughter of John Cave and Ellizabeth Travers. 
Mary was born abt 1650, Orange County, Virginia d about 1713 in Virginia 

Their children were: 

  1 Mary Echols b: ABT 1682 in King and Queen, Virginia 

  2 John Echols b: ABT 1684 in King and Queen, Virginia 

**3 Abraham Echols b: 1686 in Comfort, Lee County, Virginia -- d 3 Oct 1749, in Lunenberg, Virginia 
    married (BEF 1729 in  Virginia) Sarah Hubbard b: ABT 1700 

  4 William Echols b: 1686/1690 in Virginia 

  5 Joseph Echols b: ABT 1688 in Virginia 

  6 Elizabeth Echols b: ABT 1690 in King and Queen, Virginia 

  7 Richard Echols b: 1694 in King And Queen Virginia 

  8 Anne Echols b: ABT 1698 in Virginia 

**Abraham and Sarah {Hubbard} Echols had a number of children, including 3 sons who moved to Habersham County GA (when it was a much larger county) and several more who moved to Forsyth County, Georgia. I descend from one of the three sons who moved to Habersham County, probably Darius Echols and one of his two daughters (possibly granddaughters or nieces) -- one who married Thomas Stephens, Jr. (Grandfather's side) and another who married Captain Littleton Stephens (CSA) (Grandmother's side) -- there was a small population in that area of Georgia. These family members lived within 5 miles of each other and worshipped at the same Church (Broad River Baptist).

I have another more direct tie to the Hubbards, however in England the name was Sir Henry Hubbard (First Baronet). The line on my father's side goes from me as follows: LaRoche-Watkins-Walton-Claibourne-Barber-Archer-Elizabeth (Hubbard) Archer who died in 1727 in VA -then to- John Hubbard-Matthew Hubbard-Robert Hubbard-Sir Henry Hubbard

This line has been traced back to William Hobart (or Hubbar) -- Born c. 1388, at Bedford near Monks Eleigh, County Suffolk, England -- Who died in 1479 at Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England. Looking forward to Sir Henry Hobart, Esq. Born ca 1553 at Plumstead, Norfolk. Henry died at Blicking, Norfolk, on 29 Dec 1625. It is not totally clear that he is Robert's father but there is a tie to Benjamin (grandson, who also immigrated to the Virginia Colony, Edmund HOBART (immigrant to Hingham, Mass) Rev Peter HOBART (also Hingham) and George (New England)). The Hobart who did not leave England married a person who descends from Mary the Tudor Princess of England through the Seymour family -- so the Hubbard's had legal connections even back then. Some earlier Hubbard history at {html} -&-

Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet SL (c. 1560 – 29 December 1625) was a English judge and politician. He was also the son of Thomas Hobart and Audrey Hare. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 10 August 1575. Called to the Bar in 1584, he became governor of Lincoln's Inn in 1591. Between 1588 and 1589, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ives, for Yarmouth in 1597 and 1601, and for Norwich from 1604 to 1611. Hobart was Steward of Norwich in 1595, and Serjeant-at-Law from 1603 to 1606. Hobart was Attorney for the Court of Wards in 1605 and Attorney General for England and Wales between 1606 and 1613. From 1613 to 1625, he was further Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

Having been Lord Chancellor to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, he was also Chancellor and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal to Charles, Prince of Wales. Knighted in 1603, he was made a Baronet, of Intwood in the County of Norfolk on 11 May 1611. Hobart purchased the estates of Intwood in 1596 and of Blickling in 1616, where he was buried on 4 January 1625.

On 21 April 1590, he married Dorothy Bell, daughter of Sir Robert Bell on 21 April 1590 in Blickling in Norfolk. They had twelve sons including John Hobart (from whom George and Benjamin descend) and four daughters.

On 22 Apr 1570 Henry married Dorothy Bell, daughter of Sir Robert Bell (ca 1539-22 Jul 1577) & Dorothy Beaupre (ca 1538-February 1602/3), at Blicking, Norfolk. Born on 19 Oct 1552 at Beaupre, Norfolk. Dorothy died at Covent Garden, Middlesex, England, on 30 April 1641.

If this interests you, then you need to explore: (warning: too short a span between Generations 12 and 13),_1st_Baronet

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