Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.
lived at "Poropotank", in
Newbottle, Virginia, son of Edward Porteus
, b. ca. 1679; d. 8 Aug
1758, at age 79 years; bur. Ripon Cathedral, England; m 1st 17 Aug
1700 to Mildred Smith
daughter of John & Mary (Warner) Smith
, b. 1682; d. bef. 1728;
m 2nd Elizabeth Jennings
, daughter of Edmund
, b. ca. 1694; d. 1754.
Robert Porteus had a total of nineteen (19) children by his two wives.
left Virginia in 1720, and settled in England at York (and later at Ripon) for
the purpose of procuring for his children better instruction than he could
obtain in Virginia. He was a
native of Virginia, member of His Majesty's Council or Upper House of
Legislature in that Province.
Robert & Mildred (Smith) Porteus had:
1. Rev. Robert , b. ca. 1705 ; d. 1754; m. 1736 to Judith Cockayne
& Elizabeth (Jennings)
18. Beilby Porteus , Bishop of London, b. 1731; d. 1809; Margaret Hodgson . He was known as one of the chief promoters of Sunday School.
Rev. Robert Porteus
son of Robert & Mildred (Smith) Porteus, b. ca. 1705; d. 1754; m. 1736 to Judith
daughter of Thomas Cockayne
Soham Cambridgeshire, England, b. 1702; d. 1789.
, Rector of Cockayne
Hatley, Co. Bedford, England. Rev.
Robert & Judith (Cockayne)
daughter of Robert & Judith (Cockayne) Porteus
b. 1744; m. Robert Hodgson
Congleton Co. Chester, England, b. 1740. Robert
& Mildred (Porteus) Hodgson
, b. 1776; d. 1844; m.
1804 to Mary Tucker