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HUBARD, William, clergyman, born in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1740; died near Smithfield, Virginia, in 1802. His grandfather, James, came from England to Gloucester county, Virginia, about 1700. William was graduated at William and Mary in 1760, ordained deacon by the Bishop of London in 1773, and priest in was in charge of Warwick parish, Virginia, in 1773 -'6, and in the latter year became rector church. Newport parish, of Wight he remained till his death Mr. Hubard was a leader in the community, and served many years as a magistrate. The remains of his church, which is often called "Old Smithfield Church" or the "Old Brick Church," are represented in the accompanying illustration. It was erected in 1632, and is now the oldest Protestant church building in the United States. The tower, which is fifteen feet square and forty-five feet high, is still (1887) strong and massive, and the walls of the nave are in fair condition, but most of the wood work has disappeared.
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