Descendants of Evan Lewis

 

Generation 1

 

1.      EVAN1 LEWIS was born in 1610 in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He died on 10 Aug 1688 in Haverford, Delaware Co, PA. He married Margaret Philipin on 12 Jan 1669 in Llandewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She was born on 12 Apr 1651 in Llandewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She died on 03 Jul 1704 in Haverford, Delaware Co, PA.   Evan is my 10th Great Grandfather.

 

Evan Lewis and Margaret Philipin had the following child:

 

2.               i. HENRY2 LEWIS was born in 1645 in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He died on 12 Aug 1688 in Haverford, Delaware Co, PA. He married ELIZABETH VAUGHN. She was born in 1635.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      HENRY2 LEWIS (Evan1) was born in 1645 in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He died on 12 Aug 1688 in Haverford, Delaware Co, PA. He married ELIZABETH VAUGHN. She was born in 1635.

 

Henry Lewis and Elizabeth Vaughn had the following child:

 

3.               i. CHARLOTTE3 LEWIS was born in 1660 in Glamorgan, Wales. She died in Glamorgan, Wales. She married ROBERT HUDGINS. He was born in 1660 in Lancashire, England. He died in 1701 in Lancashire, England.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      CHARLOTTE3 LEWIS (Henry2, Evan1) was born in 1660 in Glamorgan, Wales. She died in Glamorgan, Wales. She married ROBERT HUDGINS. He was born in 1660 in Lancashire, England. He died in 1701 in Lancashire, England.

 

Notes for Robert Hudgins:

 

Robert Hudgins, shipbuilder and trader of Liverpool, England, father and sponsor of William, John, Lewis, Robert. The brothers left England in 1743 with their families to settle of Piankatank River, Gloucester Co, VA. They engaged in Plantation operation, shipbuilding and shipping and eventually acquired most of the shore of the Piankatank River from Geynn Island to Hampton, Gloucester County, Virginia. Some of the family evacuated with the loyalists after 1776 and went to Canada probably Nova Scotia.

 

Thomas Hudgins had a son, Robert Hudgins, born in Lancaster in the year 1660. Robert Hudgins prospered greatly, maintained a large shipyard and ship-building enterprise and had homes both in Lancastershire and in the family hometown of Llandaff, Wales. In 1686 he was appointed Sheriff of Llanthony, a position which he held to the day of his death. Robert Hudgins married Charlotte Lewis, daughter of Henry Lewis of Trelech, Wales, in 1701. They lived thereafter in Liverpool but maintained his family home in Llandaff.

 

Robert Hudgins and Charlotte Lewis had the following children:

 

i.        ROBERT4 HUDGINS was born in 1705 in Liverpool, Lancashirer, England. He died in 1778 in Cumberland Co, VA. He married Martha Parker, daughter of Henry Lewis and Elizabeth Vaughn in Amelia Co., VA. She was born in 1705.

 

Notes for Robert Hudgins:

 

Robert left England with his brothers and their families in1743 with their families to settle of Piankatank River, Gloucester Co, VA.

 

The four sons were all sea captains and operated some of the vessels owned by their grandfather Thomas. The four brothers frequently visited the Tidewater area of Virginia and it appealed to them as a good staging point for their trading business.

 

They operated a plantation, continued to build ships and conducted shipping and trading and garnered the wealth to eventually acquire most of the shore of the Piankatank River from Gywnn Island to Hampton, Gloucester. Some of the family fled to Nova Scotia with the British Loyalists after 1776.

 

ii.       WILLIAM HUDGINS was born on 18 Jan 1701 in Liverpool, Lancashirer, England. He died on 12 Oct 1771 in Gloucester Co, VA. He married MARY HOLDER. She was born on 26 Mar 1704. She died in 1748 in Hesse Castle, Gloucester Co, VA. He married (2) JOANNA DIGGES on 30 Nov 1756 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co, VA.

 

Notes for William Hudgins:

 

William left England with his brothers and their families in1743 with their families to settle of Piankatank River, Gloucester Co, VA.

 

The four sons were all sea captains and operated some of the vessels owned by their grandfather Thomas. The four brothers frequently visited the Tidewater area of Virginia and it appealed to them as a good staging point for their trading business.

 

They operated a plantation, continued to build ships and conducted shipping and trading and garnered the wealth to eventually acquire most of the shore of the Piankatank River from Gywnn Island to Hampton, Gloucester. Some of the family fled to Nova Scotia with the British Loyalists after 1776.

 

William was the most highly possessed of spirit of entrepreneur and he was a natural leader. He formed his brothers into a group which sold their properties in England and obtained grants of land in Virginia, took off in a year 1743 to settle pernently.

 

As his headquarters, William Hudgins purchased a manor known as Hess Castle from Capt. John Armistead. As time passed they worked their lands, most of which were located in Middlesex, York, Elizabeth City and Hanover Counties. They prospered and they traded. In a few years William had acquired by exchange or otherwise all the manors surrounding Hesse and owned a continuous strip that extended for miles down the river to Seaford overlooking Old Point Comfort (Elizabeth City County, now the city of Hampton, Va.).

 

iii.      JOHN HUDGINS was born in Liverpool, Lancashirer, England.

 

Notes for John Hudgins:

 

John left England with his brothers and their families in1743 with their families to settle of Piankatank River, Gloucester Co, VA.

 

The four sons were all sea captains and operated some of the vessels owned by their grandfather Thomas. The four brothers frequently visited the Tidewater area of Virginia and it appealed to them as a good staging point for their trading business.

 

They operated a plantation, continued to build ships and conducted shipping and trading and garnered the wealth to eventually acquire most of the shore of the Piankatank River from Gywnn Island to Hampton, Gloucester. Some of the family fled to Nova Scotia with the British Loyalists after 1776.

 

iv.      LEWIS HUDGINS was born in Liverpool, Lancashirer, England.

 

Notes for Lewis Hudgins:

 

Lewis left England with his brothers and their families in1743 with their families to settle of Piankatank River, Gloucester Co, VA.

 

The four sons were all sea captains and operated some of the vessels owned by their grandfather Thomas. The four brothers frequently visited the Tidewater area of  

               Virginia and it appealed to them as a good staging point for their trading business.

 

They operated a plantation, continued to build ships and conducted shipping and trading and garnered the wealth to eventually acquire most of the shore of the Piankatank River from Gywnn Island to Hampton, Gloucester. Some of the family fled to Nova Scotia with the British Loyalists after 1776.

 

v.    MARY HUDGINS was born in Liverpool, Lancashirer, England.