October 26, 2004

Rees/ Rice Hughes

I received some information this morning that I wish to share with my readers and the person who sent it was nice enough to give me permission.

The Rees Hughes who donated the land for St. Peter's Parish church building was not a member of St. Peter's Parish, but rather a Quaker. Robert Hughes was also a Quaker and he contested the donation of the land to the church. Robert was possibly the son of Rice/Rees Hughes Sr. of New Kent. He may have been a grandson to Rice Sr. A main point to consider when tracking this family is that Rice/Rees Hughes appears in Virginia in a New Kent Co.land patent in the early 1650's. Members of this family appear to have remained in the New Kent area until about 1725. Afater the first two generations died out, the descendants moved from the north bank to the south bank of the James River. There they purchased land on Muddy and Deep Creeks, an area which became Buckingham Co., VA.

Posted by JHSGran at October 26, 2004 08:36 PM