Robinett Family Association Genealogy

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From England to America

In 1682 Allen Robinett, with his wife Margaret Symm, and his two younger children, Samuel and Sarah, set sail from England for the Province of Pennsylvania (Penn's Colony) in America. Prior to leaving England, Allen had purchased 250 acres of land from William Penn in the Pennsylvania wilderness. Allen's land was located in Chester County, however, today it is within Delaware County, just north of the present town of Media, and extended from Ridley Creek to the old Providence Great Road.

Allen's two older children, Allen and Susanna, emigrated to Maryland, possibly at an earlier date.


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St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

On September 29, 1653, Allen Robinett, our immigrant ancestor, married Margaret Symm in London at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, also known as "Our Lady of Aldermanbury" and "St. Mary Aldermanbury."

The original church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, and was rebuilt by Christopher Wren in 1677. The church was again damaged in the Blitz of London in 1941. About 1965 the church was moved, stone by stone, from London to Fulton, Missouri, where it was restored as a memorial to Winston Churchhill, commemorating the speech made by him at Westminster College on March 5, 1946.