Judith Robinson Braxton
Wife of Carter Braxton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
1736 – 1757 A.D.
Judith Robinson, the first wife of Carter Braxton of King William County came from a family highly prominent in the Old Dominion, from the time of its founding by Col. Christopher Robinson, who came to Virginia in 1666. He was a brother of the Rt. Rev. John Robinson, D.D., Lord Bishop of London during the reign of Queen Anne. Col. Robinson settled in Middlesex County, calling his estate “Hewick,” and was one of the original trustees of William and Mary College, a member of the House of Burgesses, and a member of the King’s Council. John Robinson, father of Judith, was a grandson of the original Christopher of Hewick, and his wife was the daughter of Hon. John Wormley.
Judith Robinson was married to Carter Braxton in 1755, and went to live on his estate “Elsing Green,” King William County. We know but little of the personality of the first Mrs. Braxton or her successor, save from the brief information gleaned from the family genealogies and Bishop Meade’s Old Families of Virginia.
These show that to Carter Braxton and his wife Judith Robinson there were born two daughters, Mary Braxton and Judith Braxton.
Reference: The Pioneer Mothers of America: A Record of the More Notable Women of the Early Days of the Country, and Particularly of the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods by Harry Clinton Green and Mary Wolcott Green, A.B. Third Volume, Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.