WILLIAMSON

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Sir John Williamson , Knight, son of an English Clergyman, b. 1630.  Sir John purchased the estate of the Duke of Richmond in Kent County, England  The county seat was named Cobham Hall.  Sir John had a son:

                John Williamson , b. England ; m. Rebecca Chamberlayne of New Kent Co., VA.

John Williamson, son of Sir John Williamson, Knight; b. 1687, England; d. 1757; m. Rebecca Chamberlayne of New Kent Co., VA.. 

Upon coming to Virginia , John Williamson settled opposite of Jamestown .  He named his place Cobham Hall.  He was a great influence in the country.  He was in Henrico, Lunenburg and had descendants in Brunswick County as well.  On 17 Jun 1735 he is shown as a vestryman of Curles Church .  He was an educated man.  He was a surveyor.

John & Rebecca (Chamberlayne) Williamson had children:

                Thomas Williamson , b. 1718; d. 1757

The Williamson ís of Virginia are descendants of John .

Robert Williamson

Robert Williamson, is the ancestor of this branch of the family.  Robert d. 15 Apr & was buried 22 Apr 1726, Middlesex County , Virginia ; m. 27 Feb 1681/2, Middlesex County , Virginia to Katherine Lewis, d. 22 Apr & was buried 23 Apr 1726, Middlesex County , Virginia .  Robert & Katherine Williamson had (7) seven children:

1.  ffrances, borne the 21st of Decemb 1682; m. Thomas Stapleton.  SEE STAPLETON
2.  Katherine , baptz 6th Sept 1685; m. Henery ffollowell, 4 Sept 1711.
3.  Martha , b. c. 1688.
4.  John , baptz 30th of August 1691.
5.  Robert , borne 19th of Janry & Baptz 23rd of ffebr 1695/6; m. prior 1724 to Elizabeth .  Robert & Elizabeth Williamson had (2) two children:

5.1.  Elizabeth , b.  Apr ye 6th baptized May 31, 17 24.
5.2.  Robert , b. 17 Nov 1727.

6.  Margaret , baptz 5 Augt 1694; m. Thomas Stapleton Augst ye 7, 1718; Thomas & Margaret Stapleton had (1) one known child:

  6.1.  Thomas Stapleton

7.  Benjamin , born Aprinl ye 21st & baptz July ye 1st 1704.