Christopher Robinson (1645-1693)

Colonel Christopher Robinson, Secretary of State for Virginia

Associated Houses

Hewick Plantation


He was the elder brother of John Robinson, Lord Bishop of London, and came to Virginia in 1666 as private secretary to Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia. He was a Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and sat on the Governor's Council. The present day Hewick Plantation was built by his grandson Christoper Robinson III circa 1740, replacing the house he built there in 1678. On his death, he left a personal estate valued at £1,558.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 18/11/2018 and last updated on 20/02/2021.
Pedigree of the Robinson Family in the Baltimore Sun, 1906; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 3