I am not researching this family, but have been reading a genealogy with a little information on them.From "Virginia Kaleidoscope" by
"Charles City County (Virginia) was also the home of Robert Netherland I (Robert's wife's father entered to colony in 1635 and was a landowner before 1650)."
"The extant record of 3 March 1655 shows that Robert Netherland I was married before that date to Frances Ward Barker, widow of William Barker and daughter of James Ward."
(There is further information on James Ward)
"Another record of 1 March 1661/2 showed Frances Netherland, widowed, living in Flowerdieu (sic) Hundred and has a bond to protect her from any claim of inheritance from her children by her first husband, Sarah, John and Elizabeth Barker.Frances Ward Barker Netherland later married Lt. Col. Thomas Drew as her third husband around 1665."
Frances apparently had custody of two of her grandchildren, from her daughter Elizabeth Limprey, deceased."Later that year (1677) on her own death bed, she asked her son Robert Netherland II to care for them.This is the prrof cited that Robert and Frances Ward Barker Netherland had at least one son, who, by information in that record was not married at that time, but perhaps planning to be soon."
"In 1675, Robert Netherland II, born befgore 1661, had received a land grant in Charles City County, 'formerly granted to Col. Thomas Drew and for want of seating (establishing residence) was deserted by him)'."
"Despite fragmentary records, enough exists to show Robert Netherland served on the Commission of Peace for Charles City County, at least from 1680, if not before, until his death in 1687/88, leaving a widow, Elizabeth (?) Netherland, whom he probably married aroun 1677/8.Records suggest at least two sons, Robert II, who lived in New Kent County and also Hanover County, and John, who lived in New Kent County.The land of John Netherland, Gentleman, was referenced when Wilmington Parish was dissolved and reapportioned into Blisland and St. Peter's.Indications of sizable debts encumbering their father's estate have been cited as factors in the sons moving away, but an explanation can also be found in the settlement patterns in Virginia and the natural history of tobacco cultivation."
This book has a little information on Robert III's family, but mainly deals with the descendants of John Netherland.