|The Rev. George Hughes Family of Virginia, was one of 22 adherents to Chas. I vs. Cromwell, who under the sponsorship of Sir William Berkeley, the governor, were permitted to come to the new colony in 1646.He had a plantation of 22 acres in York Co. with wife Ann; he had a sister, Elizabeth (married James Turner of New Kent Co.), and probably Rees Hughes was a brother.George in 1704 owned 250 acres in James City Co.- Berkeley Hundred - and the family became contractors and builders.|
William Hughes, Contractors, built 1700-1703 brick church, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. - had under him carpenters, joiners, turners and bricklayers.