My dad, Robert Nobles who is originally from Hatfield Pt., Kings Co, NB, Canada, is
apparently descended from Robert Noble who settled Nobletown. I know that my Canadian
Nobles ancestors were Loyalists who settled in Kings County,NB in the 1780's. The
first to come was, I thought, a Francis Noble, but new info suggests it was a Sylvanus
Noble who recv'd the Hatfield Pt., Belleisle Bay grant where my grandfather Frederick
Descent is as follows;
Frederick Embree Nobles, b. 8/2/1896, son of
Robert James Nobles, b. 1/25/1853, son of
Francis Drake Nobles, b. 1813, son of
Deacon Robert Nobles, b. 1788, son of (?)
Francis Noble, b. 1757, or Sylvanus Noble, b. 1756, son of (?) Capt. Robert Noble, b. 1731
m. Lydia (Drake?) , of Nobletown, N.Y., son of (?)
Ensign Francis Noble, b.1699, d.1747 in battle at Minas, Nova Scotia
Most of this info came from my uncle who did this family research for the Mormon site.
I know that Capt. Robert Noble was supposedly a cousin of Matthew Noble (From research I
did at Hillsdale Library, they have an account, "A HIstory Of Hillsdale, Columbia
County, N.Y., by John F. Collin). This account tells of Matthew's settling of
Sheffield and of Robert's settling of Nobletown and his clashes with authorities and
Part of my confusion is that my uncle's research states that we're descended from
Ensign Francis Noble who was with the British army, and came, with his brothers Arthur and
James, to Boston in 1720. Capt. Robert Noble however, seems to be descended from the Noble
family that had been in the Conn/Mass area from the 1600s.
There are 2 Robert Nobles in the "List of Losses" that you posted, do you know
if they're related, or could possibly be the same person? Do you know, or can you tell
me where to look to find out, if they might be a connection to my Loyalist Nobles?
I've tried to find info on this Nobletown Robert Noble, but haven't found anything
that verifies the connection to Matthew, or to my line, or to anyone. I'm having
trouble fitting Sylvanus in as well. Any info, or direction would be greatly appreciated.