There's Samuel NOBLE, of Carteret County who died 1776, page 276 Abstract of NC Wills [1690-1760], by Grimes. Sons: Mark, William, & Samuel. Samuel Sr. leaves land to sons in present day area of Maysville, Jones County. White Oak River, Black swamp & Mire branch. Daughters: Mary Magdelin BARRY, Bettie, Rachel& Nancy NOBLE. Nephew James HOUSTON. Mary Madeline married [my ancester] Kittrell MUNDINE after her husband James BARRY died. There's an earlier NOBLE in this book. William NOBLE died Bath county records, June court 1724. [WM could be a brother to your Robert, but Robert is not Grandfather to the children mentioned above]. Williams sons: SAMUEL, William, Joseph [land on White Oak River],& James. Daughter Hannah ROBERTS & wife Elizabeth. Widow Elizabeth remarries WEBSTER & names sons above & daughters Hannah ROBERTS & Rachel HOUSTON in her will in 1754 Carteret.