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Col. Richard Lee m. Ann Constable


1. Hancock Lee  m. 1st Mary Kendall, he m. 2nd Sarah Allerton, dau. of Isaac Allerton, Jr. born ca. 1628 at Plymouth Colony and died 1702 Westmoreland Co. Virginia, and who graduated from Harvard in 1650.  Sarah Allerton b. ca. 1670 Westmoreland Co. VA. Died 1731 Wicomico, Northumberland Co. VA. She m. 1st John NEWTON (son of John Newton), they were the parents of Allerton Newton. She m. 2nd Hancock Lee. 

Children By Mary:

(1). William Lee

(2). Richard Lee

(3). Anne Lee  m.  Capt William Armistead of Gloucester Co. Virginia

Either Anne Lee married 2nd or it was their daughter... Anna Lee Armistead married Anthony Walke, son of Thomas Walke who was of Barbados.

(4). John Lee

Children by Sarah:

(5). Isaac LEE 1701 d. 1727 Stepney, Middlesex Co. England, unmarried. He was a mariner.

(6). Ann LEE b. Northumberland Co. VA ca. 1700   m. William Eustace


A. John Eustace

B. Eliz. Eustace

         C. Sarah Eustace

         D. William Eustace

         E. Isaac Eustace

         F. Hancock Eustace

         G. Ann Eustace

(7). Eliz. LEE b. 1703 Northumberland Co. VA d. ca. 1750 Orange Co. VA,  m. 1st Swan Jones, m. 2nd Zachary Taylor


         A. John Jones

         B. Zachary Taylor 1735

         C. Eliz. Taylor 1739

         D. Hancock Taylor 1742 d. Kentucky...killed by Indians

         E. Richard Taylor 1744....Father of President Zachary Taylor!

(8). John LEE 1707 d. 1789 Orange Co. VA. Mentions in his will:  nephews, Hancock, Richard and Henry Lee, son of brother Hancock LEE. Nieces, Sarah Alexander Gillison and Mary Willis Madison, daughters of brother Hancock LEE.

(9). Hancock Lee m. ______


A. Hancock Lee

B. Richard Lee

C. Henry Lee

D. Sarah Lee

E. Mary Lee


* John Lee  b. abt 1590 England, d. Feb 23 1630 Worcester, Worchestershire England  m. Jane Hancock bef 1616  b. abt 1590 Twining, Gloucestershire England, d. Feb 24 1638. Will probated Mar 26 1639, Worcester Consitory Court

1.  Richard Lee b. abt 1617 Worchestershire England  d. Mar 1 1664 Dividing Creek, Northumberland Co VA. Arrived in VA in 1640. Served as Secretary of State, member of House of Burgesses, and Attorney General  m. Ann Constable Owen Mar 1641 Jamestown VA, b. abt 1621 England

     (1).  Richard Lee b. 1647 Paradise Co VA, d. Mar 12 1714 Mt. Pleasant VA,  m. Laetitia Corbin  b. abt 1656 Westmoreland Co VA, d. Oct 6 1706 Machodoc VA,          [d/o Henry Corbin and Alice Eltonhead]
        A.  Richard Lee    m. (Grace Ashton?)
        B.  George Lee,  Came to Virginia 1737 from England. After Thomas Lee moved to Stratford, George and wife lived at the old plantation  and named it Mount Pleasant. m. 1738

             (a). Thomas Lee  b. 1690 Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co VA, d. Nov 14 1750 Stratford Hall, Westmoreland Co.  Served as President of the VA Council, Commander-in-Chief of  the Colonies, acting Governer of VA. Built "Stratford" above cliffs of the Potomac about 27 miles north of "Indian Banks" on land he bought from ancestors of George Washington. He m. Hannah Harrison Ludwell 1722, d. Jan 25 1750,  buried at Burnt House Field in Lee family cem.

                1.  Richard Lee b. 1723 d. young 
                2.  Col. Philip Ludwell Lee b. 1727 d. Feb 21 1775
                 buried probably at Stratford, m. Elizabeth Steptoe

                   (1).  Matilda Lee b. 1764 d. 1790,                  Inherited Stratford estate,  m. Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee
                 Descendants of Matilda and Henry Lee
                        A. daughter d. in infancy
                        B.  Flora Lee b. 1770 d. 1795
                        C.  Hannah Lee b. 1728,  m. Gawin Corbin

(After husband died Hannah lived with Dr. Richard Lingan Hall, who had taken care of Gawin during his illness).

                  (2). John Lee b. and d. Mar 2 1729,              Probably died as result of his mother being thrown out of a window of the Lees' burning home Jan 29 1729, in order to save her life
                 (3). Thomas Ludwell Lee b. 1730 d. 1778 rheumatic fever,  Virginia Senator 1776-78
                 (4). Richard Henry Lee b. 1732 d. 1794
                 (5). Francis Lightfoot "Frank" Lee b. 1734 d. Jan 1797,  buried Tayloe family cem, Mount Airy VA, m. Rebecca Tayloe 1769, b. 1753 d. Jan 1797,  buried Tayloe family cem,  Mount Airy VA,  [d/o John Tayloe of Mount Airy VA]
                (6). Alice Lee b. 1736 d. 1817
                (7). William Lee b. 1739 d. 1795. Worked with brother Arthur in London as a spy. 1773 elected Sheriff of London
               (8). Dr. Arthur Lee b. 1740 d. 1792, Graduated Edinburgh University. America's first spy, the Continental Congress named him its secret agent in London when war became imminent. Information gathered concerning the motives of King George III and Parliament were passed  to the Lee brothers in America
        (b). Henry Lee  b. 1691 Westmoreland Co VA, d. Aug 25 1747 Westmoreland Co, m. Mary Bland 1724 Prince William Co VA,  b. Aug 21 1704 d. May 1764

           1.  Henry Lee b. 1729 Westmoreland Co VA, d. 1787 Westmoreland Co,  m. Lucy Gaines Grymes Dec 1 1753 Westmoreland Co b. Apr 26 1734 Richmond Co VA, d. 1792 [d/o Charles Grymes b. abt 1709 d. abt 1753, and    Frances Jennings b. abt 1715]

              (1)  Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee  b. Jan 19 1756 Leesylvania, near Dumfries VA, d. Mar 25 1818 Cumberland Island GA Rev. War service,  m. Matilda Lee Apr 1782 Stratford Plantation VA, d. 1790

                 A. Henry Lee IV
                 B.  Philip (Ludwell?) Lee
                 C.  child

2nd wife of Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee:  m. Annie Hill Carter Jun 18 1793 Shirley Plantation VA  [d/o Charles Carter b. abt 1750 Shirley Plantation, d. 1806, and m. Ann Butler Moore b. abt 1756 Westmoreland Co VA, d. abt 1810]

                 D. Algernon Sidney Lee
                 E. Charles Carter Lee
                 F. Ann Kinloch Lee
                 G. Gen. Robert Edward Lee  b. Jan 19 1807 Statford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland Co VA. d. Oct 13 1870 Lexington VA, buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA,       Civil War service,  m. Mary Anne Randolph Curtis, Jun 30 1831 Arlington House VA, b. Oct 1 1808 d. Nov 5 1873

                    (a). George Washington Custis Lee b. Sep 16 1832 d. Feb 18 1913, buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                    (b). Mary Custis Lee b. 1835, d. Nov 22 1918  buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                    (c).William Henry Fitzhugh Lee b. May 31 1839 d. Oct 15 1891, buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA, m. Mary Tabb Bolling b. Aug 27 1846 Petersburg VA, d. May 5 1924

                       1. Robert Edward Lee III m. Mary Middleton Pinckney
                       2.George Bolling Lee m. Helen Keeney

                          (1). Robert Edward Lee IV,  m. Marjorie Tracy
                          (2). Mary Walker Lee  m. Smith Bowman

                       3. Mary Tabb Lee d. 1871 buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                       4. Annie Agnes Lee d. 1874 buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                       5. W H F Lee d. 1875, buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA

                  (d).   Eleanor Agnes Lee b. 1841 d. Oct 15 1873
                       buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                  (e). Robert Edward Lee Jr b. 1843 d. 1914
                  (f). Annie Carter Lee
                  (g). Mildred Childe Lee b. 1846 d. Nov 5 1873   buried Lee Chapel, Lexington VA
                  (h). Catherine Mildred Lee


Vince Hughes - - In General

George Elliott Tabb Jr - - Robert Edward Lee descendants

Some data from the WDC Archives





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