Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Robert Pitt

Male 1606 - 1674  (68 years)


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  • Name Robert Pitt 
    Born 16 Mar 1605/06  Bristol England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jun 1674  Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I060539  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Family ID F43819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Stephens,   b. Abt 1610, Bristol England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1660, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1627  Bristol England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Pitt,   b. Bef 1624, Bristol, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1684/85, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
     2. John Pitt,   b. Bef 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1702/03, Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years)
     3. Hester Pitt,   b. Abt 1632, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 May 1686, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     4. Elizabeth Pitt,   b. Bef 1640, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henry Pitt,   b. Aft 1640, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1717/18, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 76 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F29317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Lear,   d. Aft 1695, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1660  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F29320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 229
      Deed of Robert Pitt Esq., 27 Nov. 1673, to son John Pitt.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 237
      Will of "Robert Pitt, " merchant": wife Martha, son John, grandson John Pitt, grandson Wm. Pitt, dau. Hester Bridger, dau. Elizabeth Nosworthy, gr. son Robert P., son of Robert Pitt, dec'd, dau. Brasheire. Dated 6 June, 1672; proved June 9, 1674.

      Robert Pitt and Henry Pitt were sons of William Pitt and Mary Pitt, of Bristol. William Pitt was son of Thomas Pitt, who made his will in May, 1613. Thomas Pitt, who patented lands previous to 1646, on the Appomattox, was probably another brother. Robert Pitt's sister Maud married Dr. Richard Russell, of Lower Norfolk County, referred to by John Ferrar in his verses as that "learned physician." Russell appears to have removed to New England, as did Mary Pitt, another sister, who married Andrew Newell (Mary Pitt died Sept. 26, 1684). (See New England Hist. and Gen. Mag., vol. 45, p. 151; and vol. 49, p. 255.) Robert Pitt was a member of the Council and Lieutenant Colonel. His wife at time of death was Martha, sister of Col. John Lear.
      He had issue:
      (1) Robert, dead before 1672, leaving son Robert;
      (2) Lt. Col. John
      (3) Hester m. Col. Joseph Bridger, Esq., of the Council;
      (4) Elizabeth, m. Nosworthy;
      (5) Mary m. John Brasseur.
      His son, Lt. Col. John Pitt, mar. after 1677 Olive Hardy.
      He appears to have had (1) Robert ( ?) , dead before father, m'd Sarah, dau. of Col. Arthur Smith; she mar., secondly, Rev. Andrew Monro, (2) John, (3) Henry, (4) James, (5) Sarah m. Nosworthy, (6) Prudence m. Driver. Capt. Henry Pitt, brother of Col. Robert Pitt, m. Ann, widow of Robert Watson, and she m'd, thirdly, Col. James Powell.
      Issue: Thomas, born 1636, who m. Mary Smith, d. of Col. Arthur Smith, and had issue: Thomas, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Henry, Ann, and Patience. In 1663 the General Assembly rewarded, John Pitt, of Isle of Wight, for building a vessel of 28 tons.
      Robert Pitt was in 1699 Justice of Accomac Co
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 290
      Robert Pitts Merchant, Feby 14, 1638, 550 acres about 3-1/2 miles up the river called New Town haven.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 292
      Robert Pitt ApI 17, 1648, 300 acres Beg'g &c toward New Town haven river.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 295
      Robert Pitt, Aug. 28, 1643, 209 upon the westward side of a branch of New Town haven river called Beverly creek
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002

      Mr. Pitt his letter of
      Attorney to John Pitt

      Know all men by these presents that I Robert Pitt of
      The Isle of Wright County, Merchant do make constitute
      and ordaine my son John Pitt my true and lawfull attorney to
      ask receive and procquer of Hugh Lee the quantity of two
      thousand eight hundred pounds of tobacco and cask with
      forbore since his bill due and what my said attorney shall
      there in I do allow ofto be as effectual as iff did it myself.
      Witness my hand this 29th of May 1650
      Robert Pitt.
      Teste Henry Pitt, William Dawson
      Recorded this letter of attorney the 25th October 1652
      John Pitt his letter of
      Attorney to Wm. Thomas
      Know an men by these presents that I John Pitt [-----]
      Attorney of my father Robert Pitt constitute [----] appoint
      my loving friend William Thomas [---] lawfull Attorney in
      my place and stead to [--] and recover from Hugh Lee two
      thousand eight hundred pounds of tobacco and cask with
      interest there unto belonging [-----] and what my said
      Attorney shall do I do all [-----] to be as effectual as if that I
      was personally present. Witness my hand the 4th of March
      anno 1651
      John Pitt.
      Witness Jane Parker signum bono ut pe----]
      This letter of Attorney was recorded the 25th October 1652
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 85
      ROBERT PITTS, (Pitt) Merchant, 550 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 14 Feb. 1637, p. 540. About Wa mi. up New Towne haven Riv., opposite land of William Denham now in the occupation of sd. Pitts, & near land of Thomas Bush. Due for his per. adv. & trans. of 10 pers: William Denson, Edwd. Hartwell, Rich. Gaunt, Edward Butler, Francis Burly, Nath. Carter, Hen. Symons, Wm. Seldome, Richard Barges, Rich. Groves (first written Graves).
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 145
      ROBERT PITT, 209 acs. Isle of Wight Co., Aug. 28, 1643, Page 895. Upon the Wwd. side of a br. of New towne haven Riv., called Beverly Cr., adj. Capt. John Upton & John Seaward. Trans. of 5 pers.: Stephen Paule, John Williams, Thomas Patrick, William Powell, Ewen Roberts.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 296
      Lt. Col. Rob Pitt., June 7, 1654, 1200 acres Beg'g at a branch
      of Newtown haven river at a small creek on the north side of the
      said land.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 297
      Colo Robert Pitt & Wm. Burgh Feb. 13, 1664, 1200 acres
      Upon one of the branches of the Blackwater, Beg'g, &c., in the
      branch at the mouth of a small valley. See the foll'g abstract.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 297
      Colo Robert Pitt & William Burgh, Feby 13, 1664, 1800 acres
      On the branches of the Blackwater, Beg'g, &c., in the mouth of a
      small valley on a branch of the Blackwater 1200 acs, being due
      by a patent dated the 18th day of Feby, 1664. The residue, &c.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 297
      Colo Robert Pitt Capt Joseph Bridger & William Burgh
      Mar. 21, 1664, 3000 acres Upon the branch of Blackwater, 1200
      acs. of sd land formerly granted Colo Pitt & Mr. Burgh, dated
      Feby 18th, 1664, 600, acs. another thereof adjoined unto the
      aforesaid 1200 acs. granted by patent dated 28th Feby, 1664, &
      1200 aes the residue, &c.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 299
      Lieut. Colo. Robt Pitt Mar. 18, 1662, 1200 acres, Begg at a
      branch of New Town river at a small creek on the North side of
      the said land.
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), pp. 311
      Pitt family: There is a grant, dated 1682, for 235 acres of
      land, to John Brashear (son of Robert Brashear), which had
      descended from George Stevens to the said Brashear, "as marrying
      Mary, dan. of Col. Robert Pitt." It would appear from this that one of Col. Robert Pitt's wives was a daughter of George Stevens, who patented in Isle of Wight.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 3, p 290: Lt. Col. Rob. Pitt, 1200 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 7 June 1654, p. 271. Beg. At branch o f Newtowne Haven Riv. &c. to Mr. Prestwoods corner tree, &c., to Mr. Seawards land & adj. his own land. 600 acs. Granted to Thomas Davis, 19 Apr. 1648 & assigned unto Rob. Sharpe, who assigned same to sd. Pitt; 300 acs. by vertue of the rights of a patent granted unto him 3 July 1648 & by him relinquished, & 300 acs. by patent 19 Apr. 1648.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 5, p 488: Lt. Col. Robert Pitt, 1200 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 292, (254). Beg. at a branch of New Towne haven Riv., running &c. W. by S. to Mr. Prestwood corner tree &c. to cor. tree of Mr. Sewards Line &c. Renewal of patent dated 7 June 1654.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 4, p 433: Coll. Robert Pitt & Mr. William Burgh, 1200 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 18 Feb. 1664, p. 114, (613). On one of the br. of the Black Water, beg. at the mouth of a small valley &c. Trans. of 24 pers.

      Same. 1800 acs. Same location & pages; 28 Feb 1664. 1200 acs due by above noted patent & 600 acs. for trans. of 12 pers
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 4, p 433: Coll. Robert Pitt, Capt. Joseph Bridger & Mr. William Burgh, 3000 acs. Isle of Wight Co., upon br. of the Blackwater, 21 Mar. 1664, p. 115 (614). 1200 & 600 acs granted sd. Pitt & Burgh by two former patents. . .& 1200 acs due for trans. of 24 pers.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 456
      MR. ROBERT PITT, 3000 acs. Accomack Co., 2 Oct. 1663, p. 190, (81). Bounded on N. with Pokomoke Riv., W. by Bay of Chespiack & sunken marshes. 1000 acs. by patent 12 Mar. 1662 & 2000 by the Election of Col. Edmond Scarburgh & assigned to sd. Pitt. Trans. of 40 pers: Jno. Eloer (?), Tho. Griffin, Mary Harwood, James WeMeet, Wm. Morgan, Henry Loyd, Mary Thomas, Edw. Washington, Tho. Lazengby, Jane Shelly, Thomas Smith, Crispian Morris, Mary Sewell, Edw. Griffeth, Margt. Powell, Nicho. Walbrooke, Joseph Jnoson, An Heath, Mary Wms. (Williams), Joan Millford, Tho. Dunn, Tho. Whenham, Anto. Spencer, Tho. Cope, Jno. Norris, Jno. Robbinson, Wm. Clayton, James Pliers, David Lacy, Wm. Knowles, Jno. Tavernor, Wm. Ganock, Jno. Doyley, Rich. Crooke, Tho. Sanders, Wm. Wright, Samll. White, Math. Langley, Wm. Bayley, Edw. Heath.

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