It looks like we have a match!I was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts.The source is the 3-volume set entitled "History of New Bedford", which my parents have.The section on page 54 about my grandfather Elmer Ellsworth Robbins, Jr. starts as follows:
"In an old cemetary in Heddingworth (sic), England, are two gravestones which mark the burial place of John and Hester Robbins, from whom sprang the four men who are recorded in New England annals as John Robbins, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Nicholas Robbins, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Thomas Robbins, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and Samuel Robbins, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, brothers, and sons of John and Hester Robbins.John Robbins was a large landowner of Heddingworth (sic), Leicestershire, England, and died August 12, 1680.His wife Hester was buried August 7, 1697.They were the parents of six sons, four coming to New England as above named."
The article goes on to describe the family coat-of-arms, and the descendents of John "The Settler" Robbins, and his marriage into the the family of Connecticut Governor Thomas Welles.
My father and I are the last descendents of Elmer Ellsworth Robbins, Sr. (b. 1861, d. 1937), so I would be interested in information about the descendents of Nicholas.
BTW - I have in my files your posting from April 14, and I have been meaning to reply.Thanks for the promting!