Robert Povall

#409, b. circa 1652, d. before January 1728
Father-Can*John Povall1 b. c 1630
Mother-Can*Sarah (--?--)1
     Robert Povall may have been baptized circa 1652 St Martins in the Fields Parish, Westminister, London, England; There is a baptismal record for a Robert, Son of John Pouall and of Sarah his wife, 1 Nov 1652. St Gregory by St Paul.

Nothing from St Martins in the Fields, where Robert was "from" in the 1683 injunction.

There are two baptisms for sons of John and Sarah, Daniel, 10 May 1649 and
Robert in 1652 plus daughter Elizabeth, 16 May 1647.

With the Povall spelling, we have a Richard, 17 Feb 1644, Hannah, 18 Mar 1657, as well as burial of Hanna, 2 Jun 1658, burial of Sarah, 15 Aug 1658, burial of Henry, 30 Jul 1659. The Great Plague was in 1665-6, so these are early for that.2,1 He was the son of John Povall and Sarah (--?--).1 Robert and Elizabeth Hooker, daughter of Joseph Hooker, were married 3 September 1683 Henrico, Virginia, record returned to Jamestown that date. Robert Povall died before January 1728, The will was written 10 Sep 1728, Recorded January 1728, four months later.
     He left a will in 1727/28

Will of Robert Poveall, 16 Sep 1728
Son John, son Robert
Giles Carter
daughter Sarah
daughter Mary Carter
witness James Powell Cocke, Mary Coley, Eleanor Evans
Recorded January 1728

Probate was completed by 1733.3,4,5

Children of Robert and Elizabeth

Last Edited=21 Oct 2023


  1. [S395], online, Robert Pouall in the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  2. [S158] W. G. Stanard, Some Emigrants to Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: W G Stanard, 1911), Povall, Robert (1650-1728), Henrico County; formerly of St. Martin's in the Fields, London. Povall Bible Record; Page 69.
  3. [S109] Library of Virginia Archives and Manuscripts, online, Deeds & Wills, 1725-1737 (Reel 7a)
    NOTE Part of index to Henrico County Wills and Administrations (1662-1800)
    ; p. 221-222. Will pro. Jan. 1728.
  4. [S634] Benjamin B Weisiger Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia: Part One, 1677- 1737, (with Miscellaneous Documents Beginning in 1654), I (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pulishing Company, 1976).
  5. [S65] Edward Pleasants, Clayton Torrence and Mary Lightfoot Garland Valentine Edward Pleasants Valentine papers, abstracts of records in the local and general archives of Virginia relating to the families of Allen, Bacon, Ballard, Batchelder, Blouet, Brassieur (Brashear) Cary, Crenshaw, Dabney, Exum, Ferris, Fontaine, Gray, Hardy, Isham (Henrico County) Jordan, Langston, Lyddall, Mann, Mosby, Palmer, Pasteur, Pleasants, Povall, Randolph, Satterwhite, Scott, Smith (the family of Francis Smith of Hanover County) Valentine, Waddy, Watts, Winston, Womack, Woodson, I, II, III, IV (Richmond, VA: Valentine Museum, 1927).