man Richard II LEE, Col (Emigrant)‏‎, son of John LEE and Jane HANCOCK‏.
Born ‎ 1605 at Cotton Hall, Shropeshire, England, died ‎ Mar 1, 1663/64 at North Cumberland, Virgina, USA‎, approximately 58 years, buried ‎ Jan 1664/65 at Private Cem, Near Home, Northumberland, Va

Notes for Richard Lee: There are many records about Richard Lee, who beside being the emigran t and ancestor to a number of historical figures, he was also a prominent and distinguished c olonist. He apparently came to Virginia from England in about 1635. He apparently was settle d in York County in about 1642. He became a \ significant land owner, a member of the h ouse of Burgess, and a justice of the court while he lived in York County. He is described a s a planter, and with the title of Colonel. He apparently was fairly wealthy. He traveled bac k and forth between England and Virginia, and maintained connections in England until his dea th. He apparently moved to Northumberl and County in about 1654, where he died in 1663/64. Hi s estate remained in his family for many years, known as "Cobbs Hall," although that home wa s not built until about 1720.
See Historical Document.

Richard Lee moved his family to Dividing Creek, Northumberland, VA in abt 1655.
Richard Lee left a considerable estate in Essex, England to Elizabeth and her sister Ann an d her share of the proceeds from its sale help to establish Leonard as one of the more prospe rous land owners of Northumberland County. Leonard was appionted Sheriff of that county i n 1678. He married Ann Constable in Jamestown, VA, 1642. Ann was born in London, England 162 2. Ann was the daughter of Francis Constable. Richard died 01 MAR 1665 in Dividing Creek , Northumberland, VA, at 47 years of age. Will of Colonel Richard Lee: In the Name of God , Amen. I, Richard Lee, of Virginia and lately of Stratford Langton, in the county of Essex , Esquire being bound upon a voyage to virgnia afore said, and not knowing how it may pleas e God to dispose of me in so long a voyage, utterly renouncing, disclaiming, disannulling, an d revolking all former wills, either script, nuncupative or parol, and schedules or codicil s of wills whatsoever, do make, ordain and declare this my last will and Testatment in manne r and form following, first: I give and bequeath my soul to that good and gracious God tha t gave it me and to my Blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, assuredly trusting in and by his meri torious death and passion to receiving slavation and my body to be disposed of whether by la nd or sea or according to the opportnity of the place, not doubting but at the last day b oth body and soul shal be reunited and glorified. Next, my will and desire is that all my e state aforesead, both lease land, freeland and copyhold land, and houses be, with all conveni ent speed that may be, sold for the payment of my debts to John Jeffries Eqs. and what the sa le of that shall fall short of, to be made good out of my crops in Virginia, to be consigne d to my good friends Mr Thomas Griffith and John Lockey, or one of them in that behalf, and i n case the estate of Stratford be not as speeedily sold as I desire, that then the best impro vment possible may be made from year to year of my said plantation, and my servants labour wi th such directions and appointments as the said Griffith and Lockey, or one of them, for th e better managing and effecting thereof. Also my will and earnest desire is that my good fri ends will with all convenient speed cause my wife and chldren (all except Francis if he be pl eased) to be transported to Virginia, and to provide all necessary for the voyage, and from t ime to time till my estate be disentangled and free of all my debts, to provide and allow fo r them, and everyone of them, a competent and convenient maintenance according as the produc t of the estate will bear, relation being had to the payment of my debts and the annual suppl y of my several plantations, all of which I absolutely refer to the said Thomas Griffith an d John Lockey and after my debts are paid, I give and bequeath my estate as followeth:
To my wife, during her life, I give the plantation whereon I now dwell, ten English servants , five negroes, 3 men and 2 womean, 20 sows and corn proportionable to the servants: the sai d negroes I give to her during her widowhood and no longer, and then presently to return t o those of the five youngest children, also the plantation Mocke Nock.
Item. My will and earnest desire is the my household staff at Stratford be divided into thre e parts, two of which I give to my son John, and bind him to give to every one of his brother s a bed and the other part I give to my wife Anna Lee.
Item. I give all my plate to my three oldest sons, or the survivor of survivors of them, eac h to have his part delivered to him when he comes to the age of 18 years.
Item. I give to my son John and his heirs forever, when he comes to the age of 18 years, al l my land and plantation at Machotick, all of the stock of cattle and hogs thereupon, also 1 0 negores, viz., five men and five women, and 10 English servants for their times, all the co rn that shall be found there, all tools, household stuff, and utensils thereupon.
Item. To Richard and his heirs forever, when he comes to the age aforesead, I give my platati on called Paradise, with all my servants thereupon, all my stock of cattle and hogs, all wor king tools and utensils, and corn that shall be found thereupon to be for the provision of th e said servants.
Item. To Francis and his heirs forever, when he comes to the age aforesaid, I give the Paperm akers Neck and the War Captains Neck with five negroes, three men and two women, and 10 Engli sh servants, and the stock of cattle and hogs, corn, and tools, and utensils upon the said se veral Necks.
Item. I give and bequeath to the five younger chldren, viz.: William, Hancock, Betsey, Anne , and Charles, the plantation whereon John Baswell now lives and so all along including Bishi p's Neck and to the utmost extent of my land towards Brewer's and also 4,000 acres upon Potom ac, also the two plantations before bequeathed to my wife, after her death to be divided betw een them or their survivors or survior of them, also all the rest of my cattle, hogs, corn , household stuffs, tools, or whatsoever is or shall be found upon the said plantations at th e time of my death, all which said estate so bequeathed to my younger children, after my debt s are paid. I desire may be employed upon said platation for a joint stock to raise portion s of the said chlidren against they come of age aforesaid or the females married. The said se rvants and what other products of their labours whether moendy or whatesoever, to be equall y divided between them or their survivors or survior of them, but the said land only to be d ivided between the male children.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son, John, three islands lying in the Bay of Chesape ake, the great new bed that I brought over in the Duke of York, and the furniture thereunto b elonging.
Item. My will is that my horses, mares, and colts be equally divided in two parts, one where of to be and belonging to my three eldest children, and the other to my five youngest and sha ll be sold as they increase toward raising money for their protions, and in case of any of th e three eldest chidren die before they come to the age of 18 years that then his or their por tion come to the survivors or survivor of them and in case they all dies that the whole perso nal estate equally to return to the five youngest children, but the land only to the male chi ldren, and if the five younger children die before they come to the age aforesaid, of the fem ales married, then their parts to be divide among the three eldest or survivors or survivor o f them.
Item. My will is that my son William Lee have all that land on the Maryland side, where Georg e English is now seated, when the comes to th age aforesaid; also my will is that goods suffi cient be set apart for the maintenance of the gangs of each plantatation for the space of tw o years and all the rest of my goods to be sold to the best advantage and the tobacco shippe d here to Mr Lockey and Mr Griffith toward the payment of my debts.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Francis after my debts are paid, my whole interest in t he ship called Elizabeth and Mary, being one-eigth part also one-eighth part in the ship call ed The Susan and in case of the death of Francis, I give the same to Charles, and in the cas e of his death to the two girls Elizabeth and Anne. But in case that by the blessing of Go d upon the industry and labour of my people upon the several platations, my said debts be fu lly satisfied before the said land at Stratford be sold, nevertheless, I will and entreat m y good friends, Mr Griffith and Mr Lockey, on one of them [that] it may be sold to the most a nd best advantage, and the produce thereof put out at interst, and the interst thereof be emp loyed for and towards the education of John and Richard, equally, to assist the one of his tr avels for attainment of reasonable perfection in the knowledge of Physic's, the other at th e Unveirstity or the inns of Corut which he shall be most fit for, and the principal money t o be equally divided between the two daughters when they come to age or be married, and tha t the said daughters be utterly debarred from all former legacies given to them as foresaid , but in case of their death then the sale and produce of said estate at Stratford to be euql ly divided between my eldest son, John, and my youngest son Charles. Also I desire tand orde r that my wife, my son John, and all my overseares, that either all or one, shall from time t o time keep a correspondence with the said Griffith and Lockey, and order all my affairs in V irginia to the best advantage, as they or one of them shall direct them, and ship all my toba cco and what else shall be raised upon the said plantations to the said Griffith and Lockey f or satisfaction of my debt and advantage of my children and do yearly give them an account o f all horses, mares, negeroes, goods and all other things according as they shall receive dir ections and instructions from the said Mr Thomas Griffith and Mr Lockey.
Lastly: For the use aforesaid I make and ordain my everloving friends, Mr Thomas Griffith an d Mr Lockey, merchants, John and Richard Lee, my full and sole Executors of this my Last Wil l and Testament, but in respect to my son Richard, till he cometh of age, I do absoltuely pla ce all management of my will upon the care and trust of first mentioned executors till my sai d son, Richard Lee, comes to age as aforesaid, hoping the same friendship to mine after my de ath wihch they have always done unto me. In withness thereof I have heresoto set my hand an d seal this the sixth day of February in the 16th year of the reign of our Soverign Lord Char les II King of Great Britian, & c, & c, and in they year of our Lord 1664.
This will was probated in London, the next year: 1664-5 Richardus Lee. January. Decimo die p robatum fuit Testamentum Richardi Lee nup de Stratford Langton in Com Essexine sed apud Virgi nia in ptibus transmarinus ar defunct hents, &c. Jurament Thomae Griffith et Johis Lockey duo r Execut, & c, guih. & c., de bene & c. Jurat. Reservata ptate Similem Comnem faciend Johi e t Richo Lee alt Execut & c."
Johis P C C Probate Act Book fo 3. The exact date of Richard Lee's death is not known. Ther e is ample evidence to show that he returned to Viriginia after executing his will in Londo n on the 6th of Feb 1663-5, proves him to have died prior to that date. The application of h is son for land due his father, deceased, dated 20th Arpil, 1665, proves him to have died pri or to that date. This order states that 4,700 acres were due to John Lee for that transport ation of 94 persons into the colony by "his \ father Col Richard Lee, Esq, who is now d eceased."
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Dec 1988, vol 76, 4 Dec 1988. Presidential Linieage of Zachar y Taylor. Exceprts from a book concerning KY History of the Lee family. Manusript by Willia m Lee dated Sept 1773 or 1775 "Some time in the reign of Charles I. Richard Lee went over t o the colony of VA as secretary to the King's privy council. During his sojourn in VA he wa s so pleased with the country that he made large investments and settlements with the endentu red persons and servants he had brought over with him. After some years, he returned to Engla nd and gave all the lands he had taken up to those people he had settled on them, some of who se descendants are still living ther and possess considerable estates. "After staying some y ears in England, he returend with a still larger number of adventurers. "Duing the English Wa r, Sir William Berkeley, who was Govenor of VA, and Richard Lee, both being Loyaleists, kep t the ctlonly to it's allegiance, so, after the war, Cromwell was obliged to send ships of wa r and soldeirs to reduce the colony. He was not able to do it, but a treaty was made with t he commonwealth of England wherein Virgina was styled an independent dominion. "When Charle s II was at Breda, Ricahrd Lee went over from VA to see him, to find out if he would protec t the colony if they returned to their allegiance, but finding he could do nothing, he return ed to VA and remained quiet until the death of Cromwell, when he and Sir William Berkeley pro claimed Charles II King of Great Britan, France, & Virginia.
From "The Complete Book of Emigrants", by Peter Wilson Colham:
-There is a record dated May 2, 1635, which describes, "Persons to be transported from Londo n to Barbados in the Alexander," and lists "Richard Lee aged 22." This would make him born i n about 1613, which happens to be the date of birth listed. This record may be the source o f that date, or may confirm that this is the date Richard immigrated to America.
-There is another record, dated May 21, 1635, which describes, "Persons to be transported fro m London to St. Christopherin the Mathew of London," and lists "Richard Lee aged 18." This wo uld make him born in about 1617, and certainly confuses the issue.
-There is another record, which clearly seems to concern this Richard Lee, but seems to confu se the age question even more. It is dated September 8, 1654, and is transcribed: "Depositio n of Richard Lee, gent aged 34, formerly of York River, Virginia; William May of James Town , merchant aged 35; and Thomas Forty of James Town, planter aged 35; Re the voyage to Virgin ia in 1650 of the Flower de Luce carrying indentured servants." This record indicates Richar d was born in 1620. Perhaps there was an error in the transcription, or perhaps Richard was " fudging" his age. This does seem to indicate that by that time he had moved out of York Count y, and presumably to the estate where he died in Northumberland County.
-There is another record from September 1655, which quite well off financially, and still wel l connected to England: "Petition of John Jeffreys of London merchant, on behalf of Colonel R ichard Lee of Virginia. I 1654 brought plate from Virginia to London to have it altered in st yle and every piece was engraved with his coat of arms and was for his personal use. On his r eturn to Virginia it was seized by searchers at Gravesend. Encloses an affidavit by Colonel L ee that the plate was to be shipped in the Anthony. Order for the plate to be returned issue d on 16 November."
-Another record from January 1665, also seems to confirm Richard remained connected to Englan d: "Probate of will of Richard of Stratford Langton, Essex, who died in Virginia." Apparentl y many of the wealthier colonists frequently returned for visits to the mother country.
From Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. V, Washington and his neighbors: "Richard Lee set tled in York County about 1642, in which year he obtained a patent for land. Before the massa cre in 1644, he lived at Tindall's Creek, on the Gloucester side. May 25, 1646, "William Whi t by gentleman," sold Lee 100 acres at the same place, part of a larger dividend purchased b y George Ludlow and William Whitby of Argall Yeardly, q. On January 29, 1644-45, Henry Lee a nd Richard Lee, planters, both of the county of York, acknowledged themselves indebted to Mrs . Sibella Felgate, widow of Captain Robert Felgate, gentleman, deceased, in the sum of 20,00 0 weight of "good and merchantable tobacco" for saving harmless the said Mrs Felgate, who ha d given to Henry Lee nine head of cattle "belonging to John Adkins, who is the brother of Ma rah, the wife of the above-bounden Henry Lee"
Richard Lee and Henry Lee were both justices in 1647. Richard was burgess in 1647, and Henr y was a burgess in 1652. Richard moved to Westmoreland, and was a member of the Council befo re 1663. he married Anne _____, and was dead before 1671 leaving: John, Richard, Francis, Wil liam, Hancock, Betsy, Anne (who married Captain Ewell), and Charles."
From Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. III, The Lee Family of York County, Virginia:
-Richard Lee was listed as a surety for Henry Lee on a bond in York County dated September 25 , 1646. This bond is reportedly witnessed by a William Lee.
-Mr. Richard Lee was a burgess for York County, Virginia in 1647.
-On a record from the York County Court, dated July 25, 1648, Mr. Richard Lee is listed a on e of the justices of York County present. Mr. Henry Lee is also listed as a justice, and he i s also described as a burgess of York County in 1652.
-In 1648, Richard Lee patented 1,250 acres on the north side of the York River, and among tho se for whom he claimed land were Henry, Mathew, and George Lee.
- The article reports that Richard Lee moved to Northumberland County, although there is no d ated mentioned when this took place. Also, that he was the ancestor of Richard Henry Lee an d Robert E Lee.
-In his will, Richard Lee describes himself as of "Stratford-Langton in the County of Essex , Esquire." This apparently is in reference to where he came from in England. The article co ncludes that there must be some close relationship between Richard Lee, Henry Lee, William Le e, Mathew Lee, and George Lee.
From Virginia Vital Records, The Grave of Richard Lee, the Emigrant, by Ludwell Lee Montague:
"The Grave of Richard Lee, The Emigrant- In March 1664 Colonel Richard Lee, then of London an d Stratford Langton in Essex, died at his plantation on Dividing Creek in Northumberland Coun ty, Virginia, and was buried in the garden of his home there. As late as 1798 his tombston e was still to be seen at the site. Pursuant to Richard Lee's will, his widow (nee Anne Cons table) and younger children returned from England to live at the Dividing Creek plantation , which was eventually inherited by his youngest son, Charles (1656-1701). In the course of t ime, Anne Constable , Charles Lee, and Charles' wife, Elizabeth Medstrand, were in their tur n buried near the grave of Richard Lee. About 1720 Charles Lee II (1684-1734) abandoned th e original Lee home in Dividing Creek and built "Cobbs Hall" at a site about a half mile to t he east. However, the "Cobbs Hall" family continued to use the burying ground at the origina l site. Thus Charles Lee II (but not his widow, Elizabeth Pinckard, who remarried and live d and died elsewhere), Charles Lee III (1722-1747), and the latter's two wives, Mary Lee of " Ditchley" and Leeanna Jones of "Hickory Neck, " were also buried there. This Leeanna Jones wa s herself a great-granddaughter of Richard Lee and granddaughter of Charles Lee I.
In her will, probated in 1761, she ordered the erection of "a proper brick wall round the Bur ying place of myself, and ancestors on this plantation." In 1923 Cazenove Lee undertook to f ind the grave of the emigrant Richard Lee. At the "Cobbs Hall" burying ground the only evide nce above ground was the tombstone of Susan Lee (1802-1852), the wife of William Harvey. Pro bing in the vicinity, however, Cazenove Lee discovered the foundations of the wall erected pu rsuant to the will of Leeanna Lee. (Cazenove Lee, "Locating the Grave of Colonel Richard Lee, " Magazine of the Society of the Lees of Virginia, V, 43-49.) The grave of the emigrant Rich ard Lee was certainly within that enclosure. In 1956 E. Walter Harvey, Sr. the present maste r of "Cobbs Hall, " presented the old family burying ground to the Society of the Less of Vi rginia, which undertook to clear the site, to restore Leeanna Lee's wall, and to erect a suit able marker. This work has now been accomplished. On May 3, 1958, with appropriate ceremon y, the site was rededicated to the memory of the first Richard Lee, of Anne Constable, his wi fe, and of their "Cobbs Hall" descendants buried there."
Richard Lee, Col. b. 1617/18, Worcestershire, England, d. 1 Mar 1664, Dividing Creek, Northu mberland Co., VA, m. Mar 1641, Jamestown, VA, Ann Constable b. 1621/22, England. An early ac count of Richard Lee is given in Lee of VA, p. 49, in a passage written by William Lee in 177 1, is as follows:
93Richard Lee, of a good family in Shropshire (and whose Picture I am told is now at Coton, n ear Bridgenorth, the seat of Launcelot Lee, Esq.), some time in the Reign of Charles the firs t, went over to the Colony of Virginia, as Secretary, and one of the King 92s Privy Council
85. He was a man of good Stature, comely visage, and enterprising genius, a sound head, vigor ous spirit and generous nature. When he got to Virginia, which was at that time not much cult ivated, he was so pleased with the Country that he made large settlements there with the serv ants he had carried over; after some years, he returned to England, and gave away all the lan ds he had taken up, and settled at his own expense, to \ those servants he had fixed o n them; some of whose descendants are now possessed of very considerable Estates in that Colo ny. After staying some Time in England, he returned again to Virginia, with a fresh band o f Adventurers, all of whom he settled there.
In 1646, Richard Lee sat on the York bench as a magistrate, with a Dr. Henry Lee, who marrie d Marah Adkins. Richard patented 1,250 acres in York Co., VA in 1648, and named, amongst h is headrights, Henry, Matthew, and George Lee, who may have been his relatives. That Richar d settled first in York Co., is proven by the grant of 1,000 acres, dated 10 Aug 1642; the pa tent states that his land was due unto the said Richard Lee by and for his own personal Adve nture, his wife Ann, and John Francis and by assignment from Mr. Thomas Hill, Florentine Pain e and William Freeman of their right of land due for the transportation of Seaventeene person s.
This land was the plantation, Paradise in his will, and bequeathed to his second son, Richard . This name is frequently applied to subsequent records to this plantation; as on the 22n d of July, 1674, in a patent issued to Major Richard Lee for 1,140 acres in Gloster, called P aradise, on a branch of Poropotank Creek; 1,000 thereof being due to said Richard Lee by tw o former patents, and the residence now found to be within the bounds. 94 Richard represente d York County as Burgess in 1647, and in 1651 Mr. Lee was paid for services as Burgess of Nor thumberland County. It seems possible that Richard Lee was engaged in commerce as well as ag riculture, and that he had an interest in vessels trading between England and Virginia, as ha d many of the large planters. In his will, he bequeathed to his son, Francis, his interest i n two ships, which was 1/8th part in each vessel. He appears to have made frequent voyage s to and fro; being in England in 1654-55, again in 1659, and later in 1661 and in 1663.
Richard's first home in Virginia was on the York River, near the head of Poropotank Creek, wh ere he had a store or warehouse. His next home was located on the Dividing Creeks in Northum berland, which afforded a very safe harbor. The main creek is only a mile or two long; the n it divides into branches, which makes several small peninsulas or necks as they were former ly called. On two of these necks Richard Lee located his two plantations, where we can fi nd grants for 800 and 600 acres in 1651 and 1656 respectively. Richard was not only Burges s for several counties, but served in several capacities, having been Justice, member of th e Council and Secretary of State. He also served on various commissions. [See Lee of VA, p.59 ]. While in England in 1663, his wife and children being there also, Richard made his will ; the wording of this will indicates that he had given up his intention of settling permanent ly in England. For he ordered that his estate there should be sold, gave minute directions f or the payment of his debts, and closing up of his interests in that country, and made arrang ements for the settlement of his children in Virginia. The account of his property given in h is will shows him to have been possessed of considerable wealth- for that day. If his tobacc o \ crop was actually worth L2000 a year, as Gibbon estimated, and his estate at Stratford- Langton, L800 a year, as stated by William Lee, then Richard Lee must have enjoyed an incom e larger than most of the early planters. His will was executed in London 6 Feb 1663/64, prov . 10 Jan 1664/65, London, England.

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TITL The Stronghold, A Story of Historic Northern Neck of Virginia & Its People AUTH Mir iam Haynie
PUBL The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA 1959 MEDI Book PAGE p 61
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_FA1 PLAC Mamber of the House of Burgesses for Northumberland Co, 1651.
_FA2 PLAC County Justice, a member of the King's Council, & Secretary of Virginia Colony.
_FA3 PLAC Tobacco merchant in London with his own warehouse & counting-house.
_FA4 DATE 1664 PLAC Largest landowner in Virginia at the time of his death.
_FA5 PLAC His estate consisted of over 13,000 acres of virgin tobacco land.
!Virginia Genealogist Vol 11-15
!Founders of early American Families, Richard Lee Planter, Merchant, Councilor, Burgess Coa t of Arms enrolled 105 DAB Mar.
!Genealogical history of the Lee Family 1871
!Descendants of Colonel Richard Lee 1872 (Pamphlet)
!Lee Chronicle, Study of the generations of the Lees of Virginia by Cazenove Gardner Lee.
!Virginia Magazine of History LXII, p 23
!William and Mary Quarterly, XXII, p 237
!Northumberland Court Record for September 9,1707 and February 17,1707
!The Founder of a Family.
!Genesis of a despot.
!Westmoreland County Wills.
! Pilgrimages, The Northern Neck.
!Richard Lee of Stratford Langthorne Co. Essex and of Virginia and Secretary of State of

Married ‎ 1641 at Of, North Cumberland, Virginia (64 or 65 years married) to:

woman Anna Constable‏‎, daughter of Thomas CONSTABLE, -GHS6-0S and N.N.‏.
Born ‎ 1615 at London, England, baptized ‎ Feb 21, 1621/22 at South Scarle, Nottingham, England, died ‎ Oct 6, 1706 at Dividing Creek, North Cumberland, Virgina‎, 90 or 91 years, buried ‎ Oct 1706 at Dividing Creek, Northumberland, Virginia

Ann had at least 10 children, including 2 sets of twins, according tothe Lees of Virginia. S he wsa 42 years old at Richard's death.
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ABBR C Lee, Prodigy.
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man John LEE‏‎
Born ‎ 1642 at ,Northcumberland, Virginia, USA, died ‎ 1673 at Not Married, No Children, Virginia, Colony‎, 30 or 31 years

John died 1673 in Westmoreland, VA, at 31 years of age. He married an unknown person. John Le e died unmarried. He entered Queens College, Oxford, England on Jul 2 1658 at about the age o f 16.
unknown LEE‏‎
Born ‎ 1644, died ‎ 1645‎, 0 or 1 years
man Richard LEE, III‏
Born ‎ 1646 at Stratford-, Langton, Essex, England, died ‎ Mar 12, 1713/14 at Mt Pleasant, Westmoreland, Virginia, Colony‎, approximately 67 years, buried ‎ 1715 at Brent House, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland, Va

Richard died 12 MAR 1714 in Westmoreland, VA, at 67 years of age. Richard Lee was a member o f Govenors Council, Burgess York county, VA Richard Lee, Col. b. 1647, Paradise, Gloucester C o., VA, d. 12 Mar 1714, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., VA, m. 1674, Laetitia Corbin b. 1656/ 57, Westmoreland Co., VA, d. 6 Oct 1706, Machodoc, Westmoreland Co., VA, (daughter of Henry a nd Alice (Eltonhead) Corbin). Mt. Pleasant, an estate consisting of about 2,600 acres, had be en bequeathed by the Immigrant to his eldest son John, and was inherited by Richard as heir-a t-law to their father. The large brick house, largely inclosed by a brick wall, was burned d own and another was built on the surrounding heights of the Potomac. This written by Willia m Lee.
The date of the fire is not known, but must have occurred between 1716 and 1730. Thomas Lee o btained a lease of this estate in 1716, and apparently lived there until he built the Stratfo rd mansion. It seems likely that the loss by fire, mentioned by William Lee, occurred at Mt . Pleasant, not at Stratford, as has been generally supposed. There is no record of a fire ev er having occurred at the latter place; while frequent mention has been made of burnt hous e fields, at the former, evidently showing that a fire there had been so serious that the fi eld had been named as a record of the disaster. The new house, built further back from the ri ver and upon higher ground, was probably erected by George Lee when he came from England to s ettle in Virginia. It, too, has been burned. Richard Lee was educated at Oxford. He was a mem ber of the Council in 1676, 1680-83-88, 1692-98. A Burgess in 1677, and probably earlier. Go vernor Spotswood described Richard Lee as, a gentleman of as fair character as any in the co untry for his exact justice, honesty and unexceptional loyalty. In all the stations wherein h e has served in this government, he has behaved himself with great integrity and sufficiency ; and when his advanced age would no longer permit him to execute to his won satisfaction th e duty of Naval Officer of the same district, I thought I could not better reward his merit t han by bestowing that employment on his son. [I Spotswood, 178]. Richard and Laetitias tomb stone is still to be seen at Mt. Pleasant, it is a very large slab of hard white marble. Th e inscription was written in Latin, and translated, it reads: Here lieth the body of Richar d Lee, Esq., born in Virginia, son of Richard Lee, Gentleman, descended of an ancient famil y of Merton-Regis, in Shropshire. While he exercised the office of magistrate he was a zealou s promoter of the public good. He was very skillful in the Greek and Latin languages and othe r parts of polite learning. He quietly resigned his soul to God, whom he always devoutly wor shiped, on the 12th day of March, in the year 1714, in the 68th year of his age. Near by inte rred the body of Laetitia, his faithful wife, daughter of Henry Corbyn, Gentleman. A most aff ectionate mother, she was also distinguished by piety toward God, charity to the poor, and ki ndness to all. She died on the 6th day of October, 1706, in the 49th year of her age. It i s supposed that Thomas Lee in 1749, Arthur Lee in 1792, and Richard Henry Lee in 1794 were bu ried there as well. Richard Lees will, dated 3 Mar 1714, probated in Westmoreland Co., VA o n 27 Apr 1715.

!(1) "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA, 19 63) p.2,79. FHL 1,065,175, item 13 , & 29.273 B3455.
!Birth: (1,3) 1647. (2,3) s/o Richard Lee of VA. (4) 2nd s/o Col. Richard Lee/Anna. He follow ed his father to VA with the rest of his family (see notes on father's will below.)
Death: (1) 1715. (3) 1711.
Burial: (1) "Burnt House" field of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, VA with wife Letitia.
(4) 1663: The will of his father Col. Richard Lee of VA, "lately of Stratford-Langton, in th e county of Essex, Esquire, being bound out upon a voyage to Virginia," directed that his wif e and children should be sent to VA. Left to his son Richard his plantation called "Paradise, " and the servants there. He also left a fund for the education in England of his two oldes t sons, John and Richard.
(3) Councillor.
(3) Burgess.
(5) 1707: Richard Lee was the owner of a lot in Miles Cary's survey of Gloucestertown (now Gl oucester Point). John Fleet had patented Gloucester Town, then Tyndall's Point, in 1662.
**GIVN Richard
**PEDI birth
!The records of both Richard Lee II and his ancestors is based on a number of references:
!1. The True Royal and Magna Carta Ancestral Line of Colonel Richard of Virginia.
!2. The Parentage of Richard Lee the Emigrant by Grace McLean Moses, McLean Virginia.
!3. The Virginia Magazine of Janurary 1954. " Now it is possible to write with assurance rega rding Richard Lee's parentage and trace his career after 1640.
!4. Lee Family of Shropshire, England 1100 A.D. to 1960 in Virginia. Compiled by Emma Bettis , Montgomery, Alabama.
!5.A chart drawn up of the Lees of Shropshire at Visitation of 1623, Which was based on earl y records and deeds which have caused the "Heralds" to allow the claim to the Lee Arms of Ric hard Lee of Langley and Humprey Lee of Cotton representing the family at first Vistitation i n 1569.
!Richard Lee of Cople ,Westmoreland Co., Virginia. Mentioned in his father's will 1663. Hi s will dated 3 March 1714 at age 67.Proved at Westmoreland County 27 April 1715.

TITL GENDEX AUTH various contributors MEDI Electronic
TITL The Stronghold, A Story of Historic Northern Neck of Virginia & Its People AUTH Mir iam Haynie
PUBL The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA 1959 MEDI Book PAGE p 122
TEXT s of Col Richard Lee, no mother
_FA1 PLAC Retired as Naval Officer of the Potomac in 1710.
man Francis LEE‏
Born ‎ 1648 at ,Northampton, Virginia, USA, died ‎ Nov 1714 at London, Middlesex, England‎, 65 or 66 years, buried ‎ Nov 19, 1714 at Chancel Vault, St.dionisbackchu, London, England

Francis died NOV 1714 in London, England, at 66 years of age. His body was interred 10 NOV 17 14 in Dione's, London, Backchurch, England. He married Tamar
<----->. Tamar was born CA 1653. Cottrell:
Francis Lee settled in London and left issue. He is named in the Will of John Best in England .
Francis Lee's Will was dated 9 Jul 1709 and proved 23 Nov 1714 P C C.
man William LEE, (Twin)‏
Born ‎ 1651 at ,Northcumberland, Virginia, USA, baptized ‎ at Of, Surry, King And Queen, Va, died ‎ Sep 1696 at ,Northcumberland, Maryland‎, 44 or 45 years, buried ‎ at ,Northcumberland, Maryland

William died 1697 in Va, at 46 years of age.
man (Twin) LEE‏‎
Born ‎ 1651, died ‎ at Accomack

William's twin died off the coast of Accomack, VA. He drowned.
man Hancock LEE‏
Born ‎ 1652 at ,Northampton, Virginia, USA, died ‎ May 25, 1709 at Ditchley, Northumberland, Virginia‎, 56 or 57 years, buried ‎ Oct 20, 1709 at Ditchley, Northumberland, Virginia

Hancock died 25 MAY 1709 in Northumberland, VA, at 56 years of age. \He married twice. He mar ried Mary Kendall. Mary was born CA 1657. Mary was the\daughter of William Kendall Gentleman . Mary died 24 DEC 1694 in\Northumberland, VA, at 37 years of age. Her body was interred in W icomico\Parish, Northumberland, VA, Ditchley Graveyard. \He married Sarah Elizabeth Allertow n in Va, 1700. Sarah was born in\Northumberland, VA 1671. Sarah was the daughter of Isaac All erton Jr and Elizabeth Willoughby. Sarah died 17 MAY 1731 in Ditchley, Northumberland, VA, a t 59 years of age. \Cottrell: In the graveyard at Ditcheley in Wicomico, Not humberland count y VA,\the inscriptions on the tomb of Hancock Lee Esq and his two wives re as\follows: here l yeth the Body of Hancock Lee seventh son of the Honorable\Richrd Lee who departed this life M ay the 25th Anno Dom 1729 @ ETA 56 years. \Also Mary * his first wife, only daugther of Willi am Kendall, Gent who departed this life Deember the 24th Anno Dom. 1684 @ eta 33 years. \An d Sarah his last wife, daughter of Isaac llerton, Esq, who departed this\life May the 17th An no dom 1731 @eta 60 years.\Hancock Lee b. 1653, Ditchley, Northumberland Co., VA, d. 25 May 1 709,\Hancock\92s Neck, Northumberland Co., VA, m. (1) 1675, Northampton Co., VA, Mary\Kendal l b. Newport House, Northampton Co., VA, (daughter of William and\Susannah (Baker) Kendall) . M. (2) bef 1707, Sarah Allerton, b. 1656, "Narrow's\Plantation", Westmoreland Co., VA, (dau ghter of Isaac Allerton, Col. and\Elizabeth Willoughby) d. 17 May 1731, "Hancock's Neck", Nor thumberland Co., VA.\Hancock was buried at Ditchley, where his tombstone is still seen. This \burying ground was used by this branch of the family for several generations,\probably unti l the estate was sold in 1789, to Col. James Ball, Jr., whose descendants own it today. The i nscription reads as follows: \\93Here Lyeth the Body of Hancock Lee, Seventh son of the Honou rable Richard\Lee, Who departed this Life the 25th May, Anno Domo 1729, Aeta. 56 years. Also\ Mary his first Wife, only Daughter of William Kendall, Gent., Who departed\this life the 24t h December, Anno Domo 1694, Aeta. 33 years. And Sarah, his\last Wife, Daughter of Isaac Aller ton, Esq., Who departed this Life 17th May,\Anno Domo, 1731, Aeta. 60 years.\94 Although thi s inscription states that he\died in 1729, there can be no doubt that Hancock Lee died in 170 9; for these\reasons, : The certificate of probate of his will reads: \93Die July 20: 1709.\T his will was proved in Northumberland County Court to be the last Will and\Testament of Mr. H ancock Lee, dec\92d by ye oaths of Thomas Knight and Mary\Knight, two of ye witnesses theret o admitted to Record. (Signed) Tho: Hobson C.\Cur. Northumberland. The Clerk\92s office of No rthumberland was burned the 25th\of October 1710; later all the records that could be found w ere recorded a\second time to replace those destroyed. So, on Hancock\92s will there is this\ second note of record: \93Die Martii 21, 1711, This Coppie of Mr. Hancock Lee\92s\Will and th e Codicils thereto annexed were approved by ye Court and upon\motion of Capt. John Howson wer e admitted to Record. (signed) Tho: Hobson C.\Cur. Northumberland.\94 Again, an inventory o f Hancock\92s property was filed the\21st of Mar, 1710, and moreover in an application fo r a land patent, made the\6th of March, 1709-10, it was stated that the patent was for Hancoc k Lee son\of Hancock Lee dec\92d.\94 These records clearly prove that Hancock was deceased\i n 1709. If the inscription on his tombstone were correct in that died in\1728, aged 56 years , then he would have been born in 1673, about nine years\after the death of his father. Whils t, if the record of his first marriage, in\1675, be correct, then he married at the early ag e of two or three years!
Hancock is supposed to have settled in Northampton at the time of his first\marriage and t o have returned to Northumberland about 1686. He was a Justice\for Northampton County in 1677 , and held similar positions in Northumberland\in 1687, 1699; was also a Burgess from Northum berland in 1688. A list of civil\officers, dated 3 Jun 1699, names him as the \93Naval Office r and Collector of\Virginia Dutys in Northumberland County;\94 another list of the date of 17 02,\mentions him as Justice, showing him to have been in commission at the time of\his death . The Northern Neck land records show that Hancock patented land as\follows: 1,100 acres i n Richmond County, the 18th Apr 1704; 570 acres on both\sides of Rappahannock Horsepen Run an d adjoining his own land, 21st May 1705;\1,353 acres in Richmond County, 6th Jun 1704; 460 ac res on north side of the\Occoquan in Stafford County, 2nd Nov 1707; 1,750 acres at the head s of the\branches of Chapowamsic in Stafford, adjoining the land of Capt. Thomas\Harrison, 10 th Feb 1707. Hancock Lee, son of Hancock dec\92d, patented 1,025\acres on Wolf Run in Staffor d, for which Hancock Lee the elder had obtained a\warrant, 1708, and by codicil to his will , 21st Dec 1706, gave to his son the\said Hancock, 6th Mar 1709-10. In 1678, Hancock Lee, gen t., obtained a patent\for 268 acres in Accomac County. The land formerly included in the Ditc hley\estate was patented the 21st May 1651. It has usually been stated that Hancock\built Di tchley mansion about 1687, but there is no evidence to substantiate\this tradition. The prese nt house was built by Kendall Lee, grandson of\Hancock, and was completed about 1765-70, as e stimated by James Flexmer Ball.\Hancock\92s will was made 31st Dec 1706; one codicil was adde d 1st Jan 1706/07;\a second the 18th May, and a third the 20th of May, 1709. It was probate d at\Northumberland County Courthouse the20th Jul 1709.
*****Burgess of Northumberland; 1688, 1698 Justice of Northumberland; 1677-1699; Captain o f Militia According to C Lee, Prodigy, he had only 3 children by his wife, Mary Kendall.
ABBR Early St. Clair Co, Al Records.
TITL Early St. Clair Co, Al Records.
ABBR The Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
TITL The Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
ABBR Register of Ancestors.
TITL Register of Ancestors.
ABBR Ancestral File, Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City.
TITL Ancestral File, Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City.
PAGE father of Richard (who m/Judith Steptoe), b/ca 1650, son of Richard
ABBR Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History
TITL Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History.
ABBR Mayflower Ancestral Index.
TITL Mayflower Ancestral Index.
ABBR Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
TITL Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
ABBR Register of Ancestors.
TITL Register of Ancestors.
PAGE (1653)
ABBR Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History
TITL Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History.
PAGE (1653)
ABBR Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
TITL Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
ABBR Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History
TITL Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History.
PAGE (25 May 1709)
ABBR Register of Ancestors.
TITL Register of Ancestors.
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ABBR Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History
TITL Stratford and the Lees Connected with it's History.
OCCU Justice, Burgess, Capt of Militia
PLAC Northumberland Co, VA
Burgess of Northumberland in 1688, 1698. Justice of Northumberland Co1677-1699, Captain of Mi litia.
ABBR Register of Ancestors.
TITL Register of Ancestors.
Willed his Ditchley property to son Richard.
TYPE Lived
PLAC Ditchley
ABBR Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
TITL Lees of Virginia by Paul C Nagel.
woman Elizabeth LEE, (Twin)‏
Born ‎ 1653 at Paradise, Plantation, Gloucester, VA, died ‎ at Wicomico, Northumberland, Va, buried ‎ at Dividing Creek, Northumberland, Va

Notes for Elizabeth Lee:
From William W. Grier: The Lee-Howson connection has been much confused in print. When Lee o f Virginia was published, it was stated that Richard Lee of Cobb's Hall, Northumberland Co. , Virginia, (the founder of the family), had a daughter Elizabeth, who married Capt. John How son. It has since been proved that Elizabeth Lee married Capt. Leonard Howson, and that Capt . John Howson was their son and married Elizabeth Kenner (31 V 355). Elizabeth was the daugh ter of Richard LEE I.
Source: the LEE Cronicle by Cazenouva Gardner Lee Jr., The VA Colonial Abstracts Series 1 Vo l 19 Abstracted by Beverley Fleet., VA Historical Magazine Vol XXXI and "Elizabeth Howson, da ughter of Colonel Richard Lee, and some of her descendants" by Mrs O A Keach., Northumberlan d CO VA Wills and Administrations by Lewis., Northumberland Co Abstracts 1673-1713 (VA Col Ab str Series 2 1).
Elizabeth Lee born b. 1654 "Dividing Creek", Lancaster Co., VA, d. 1714/15 in Lancaster Co. , VA. She was the daughter of Richard Lee, Col. and Anne Constable. Elizabeth married to Leon ard Howson, Capt. abt 1670. Petition for the probate of his will was dated 17 Apr 1689 by Mr s. Elizabeth Howson and son William Howson, and names their children. His actual will was des troyed by fire on 25 Oct 1710.
(Chevy Chase, MD), THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST, Vol. 40, No. 2 (April-June 1996), pages 109-111. ).
After Mr. Howson died, Elizabeth, who was my ancestress, married John
Turberville (my ancestor), who was born ca. 1650 in Co. Worcester or
Gloucester, England and died bef 9 Oct 1728 in Lancaster Co., VA.
IGI VA 1988 ED Batch 8605630 -42
woman Anne LEE, (Twin)‏
Born ‎ 1653 at Paradise, Plantation, Gloucester, VA, died ‎ 1701 at Of, Westmoreland, Virginia‎, 47 or 48 years
man Charles LEE‏
Born ‎ May 21, 1656 at Cobbs Hall, Northhampton, Lancaster, Virgina, baptized ‎ at Stratford, Langston, England, died ‎± ABT. 1701 at Northhampton, Lancaster, Virgina, USA‎, approximately 45 years, buried ‎ 1701 at Will Probate, Northampton, County, Va

Charles died 1701 at 45 years of age. He married Elizabeth Medstand in Lancaster, VA, 1676. E lizabeth was born CA 1661.