Descendants of Hugh Lee I
Generation No. 1
1. HUGH1 LEE I was born 1609 in Tilston, England, and died April 01, 1662 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He married HANNAH HUETT in Maryland? She was born 1616 in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and died 1667 in Virginia.
Notes for HUGH LEE I:
Hugh was apparently granted land four times in Northumberland County. First, he was granted 100 acres on December 21, 1650 for importing himself and Rose Stockwell from Maryland (granted 50 acres per person under the headright program). Then, in 1654, he patented another 288 acres for importing another six persons; but he deserted this land and lost it. He finally settled in Northumberland County prior to May 13, 1657 for importing 22 persons, including the widow Hannah Hewitt whom he married. Hugh patented 400 acres in 1660 before his death before September 8, 1662 [book 2, 161].
Hugh's and Hannah's birthdays are deduced from affidavits they signed in Northumberland County on May 20, 1653 when they swore they were aged 44 and 37.
Hugh's name is mentioned frequently in the Northumberland Court records. On April 13, 1652 he signed an oath to the Commonwealth of England (Cromwell) [Book 1, 72-3]. On January 20, 1652 his petition for a free school to be set up was granted. He served as a County Commissioner beginning August 20, 1655 and as a Justice beginning May 26, 1656 [Book 14, 84]. He acted as agent for many men, including the collection of debts.
According to Benjamin Weisiger in 1983:
The data on this chart was obtained from the records of Prince George County, Charles City Co, and Henrico Co, Va. as well as the Va. Land Patents, Va. Tax Lists for Prince George Co., The Bristol Parish Vestry Book and Register, and data obtained in the late 19th Century by Miss Catherine Lee (born 1857) from her aunt, Susan B. Lee Gooch and her grandmother Sarah Clements Lee. Other data from the Bible of Lodowick Lee and Alfred Stith Lee. It has not been possible to relate this branch of the Lee Family to Hugh Lee (1609-1661) of Northumberland County, Va. and St. Mary's Co., Md. A Hugh Lee was also in Isle of Wight co. in the 1640's, and a Hugh Lee was British Consul in Lisbon in 1611. The name of Hugh Lee occurs frequently among the Lees of Shropshire, especially the Parish of Hughley, whose records were destroyed in the 1650's. Relationship of this Lee family to those of York County and the Stratford Lees is unknown.
From Earl: Northelm@AOL.com
Sandy, thank you so much for the informative email. Joe Lee of Houston, Tx. has done extensive research on this family, and has made several trips to England. He has found the birth record of Hugh I in Tilston, England in 1609. This date is verified in court records in Virginia. This is near Conaway on the north coast of Wales. This name was shortened from Aberconaway--the name Hugh II gave to his home in Prince George county. This makes a fairly good link between Hugh I and Hugh II.
Child of HUGH LEE and HANNAH HUETT is:
2. i. HUGH2 LEE II, b. Abt. 1640, Northumberland County, Virginia; d. Prince George County, Virginia.
Generation No. 2
2. HUGH2 LEE II (HUGH1) was born Abt. 1640 in Northumberland County, Virginia, and died in Prince George County, Virginia. He married ANN HARRISON Abt. 1662. She was born Abt. 1640.
More About HUGH LEE and ANN HARRISON:
Marriage: Abt. 1662
Children of HUGH LEE and ANN HARRISON are:
3. i. HUGH3 LEE III, b. Bef. 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia; d. 1739, Prince George County, Virginia.
ii. JANE LEE, b. Bet. 1660 - 1675.
iii. ANN LEE, b. Bet. 1660 - 1675.
4. iv. JAMES LEE, b. Bet. 1660 - 1675; d. 1731.
v. JOHN LEE, b. Bet. 1660 - 1675; d. 1725.
Generation No. 3
3. HUGH3 LEE III (HUGH2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 1671 in Northumberland County, Virginia, and died 1739 in Prince George County, Virginia. He married ANN TATUM Abt. 1690, daughter of SAMUEL TATUM and MARY MOORE. She was born Abt. 1676 in Prince George County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1714 in Prince George County, Virginia.
According to Benjamin B. Weisiger, Hugh Lee is first noted in the Charles City County records in 1692 as "Hugh Lee, Jr." He lived in Bristol Parish Swamp and was the surveyor of highways there in 1715. In that year, he and his brother in law petitioned the court re estate of his father in law, Samuel Tatum.
Lee/Lee Deed, 1714 - Prince George Co. VA
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 21, Prince George Co. VA.)
This Indenture made the tenth Day of August in the fourteenth year of
the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann by the Grace of God of Great
Britain France and Ireland Queen Defender of the faith and in the year
of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fourteen Between Hugh
Lee Senr. and Ann his wife of the County of Prince George in Bristol
Parrish of the one parte and their son Samuel Lee of the same County
and Parrish, of the other parte WITNESSETH that the said Hugh Lee and
Ann his wife for and in consideration of five pounds curr't. money of
Virginia to them in hand paid at and before the Ensealing and Delivery
of these presents by the said Samuel Lee the receipt whereof they do
hereby acknowledge and thereof by these presents doth acquit and
Discharge the said Samuel Lee, his heirs, Executors and Administrators,
have granted released and confirmed and by these presents doth for them
selves and their heirs fully clearly and absolutely grant release and
confirme unto the said Samuel Lee his heirs and assigns for ever one
hundred Acres of Land situate Lying and being on ________ Branch in the
County and Parrish aforesaid including the Plantation whereon the said
Samuel Lee now Liveth and all the Land in the said fork of the said
Branch together with all houses Buildings fenceings Oarchards, gardens
and also all ways waters woods, underwoods, profitts commodities,
advantages hereditiments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto
belonging and all the Estate, rights title Interest use inheritance,
possession reversion claime and Demand of the said Hugh Lee and Ann his
wife of in or to the said Land and premises hereby granted the said
Samuel Lee and is now in his full possession and sov'in. by force and
virtue of a Bargaine and sale thereof to him made by the said Hugh Lee
and Ann his wife for the terme of three years to commence from the
ninth Day of this Instant by Indenture Bearing Date the day before the
Date of these presents by force and virtue of the Statute for
transferring into possession. To have and to hold the said Land
tenements and premisses with the appurtenances hereby granted and
released unto the said Samuel Lee his heirs and assigns for ever so
that neither the said Hugh Lee and Ann his wife nor their heirs nor any
person under them shall have a claime or Demand and rights title or
Interest of in or to the premisses or any part thereof, but that the
same shall and may be quietly and peaceably possest and enjoyed by the
said Samuel Lee his heirs and assigns for ever.
In Witness whereof the said partys have hereunto sett their hands and
affixed their Seales the Day and year first above written.
Hugh Lee Sealed w'th. a wafer Signed Sealed and Delivered inpresence of-
John(X)Womack his marke Daniel Sturdivant Charles Roberts
Att a Court held for the County of Prince George Tuesday the tenth day
of August 1714.
The above written Deed of Release of Land (Indented) was in open Court
acknowledged by Hugh Lee the subscriber thereto to be his act and Deed
to the therein named Sam'l Lee on whose prayer it was ordered to be
recorded and is accordingly truly recorded by -Wm.Hamelin ClCur
Children of HUGH LEE and ANN TATUM are:
5. i. SAMUEL4 LEE, b. 1692, Prince George County, Virginia (Old Charles City Co.); d. August 14, 1759, Prince George County, Virginia.
ii. MATTHEW LEE, b. Abt. 1698; d. 1738, PRINCE GEORGE CO. VA.; m. ANN,
6. iii. HUGH LEE IV, b. Abt. 1699.
iv. THOMAS LEE, b. Abt. 1705; d. 1786; m. SARAH WYATT.
v. NATHANIEL LEE, b. Abt. 1710; d. 1760; m. REBECCA
vi. WILLIAM LEE, b. June 23, 1683, BRUNSWICK, MEHERRIN PARISH, VA.; d. 1761, BRUNSWICK CO.VA.; m. REBECCA BURCHETT, 1720, OF, BRUNSWICK, VA.; b. Abt. 1695;
vii. JOHN LEE, b. Abt. 1694, PRINCE GEORGE CO. VA.; m. (1) CATHERINE JOHN'SPOUSE LEE; b. Abt. 1700; m. (2) CATHERINE STRUDIVANT
viii. PETER LEE, b. Abt. 1695, PRINCE GEORGE CO. VA.; d. 1738, ISLE OF WIGHT, VA; m. (1) TABITHA b. Abt. 1700; m. (2) TABITHA,
ix. HENRY LEE, b. Abt. 1697, PRINCE GEORGE CO. VA.; d. 1752, ISLE OF WIGHT, VA; m. (1); b. Abt. 1700; m. (2) ANN
4. JAMES3 LEE (HUGH2, HUGH1) was born Bet. 1660 - 1675, and died 1731.
Notes for JAMES LEE:
Settled just east of the Roanoke River in 1719.
Child of JAMES LEE is:
i. JAMES4 LEE, b. Abt. 1700; d. 1771, Nash/Johnston Counties, North Carolina.
Generation No. 4
5. SAMUEL4 LEE (HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born 1692 in Prince George County, Virginia (Old Charles City Co.), and died August 14, 1759 in Prince George County, Virginia. He married FRANCES 1719. She was born Bet. 1686 - 1705, and died Aft. 1759.
Notes for SAMUEL LEE:
Samuel and Frances lived in Bristol Parish, Prince George County. His land was located on both sides of the Great Branch of Warwick Swamp. Several grants of land in that area: 172 acres on north side of Swamp in 1717; 153 acres on June 22, 1722; and 354 additional acres on September 28, 1732. In 1714 Samuel received as a gift from his parent, Hugh and Ann, 100 acres in Prince George County where he was living. In 1737 he was granted 2,000 acres on Warwick swamp.
Along present day Rt. 156 in Prince George County, west of that road and east of Rt. 310/I-95, is Lee Mill Pond which appears to be fed by the Great Warwick Swamp. Take the Carson Exit off I-95, turn left and left again on Rt. 156. There is also a housing subdivision known as Lee's Mill. The land on both sides of Lee's Mill Pond is nice, high land which has obviously been farmed in the not too distant past. Lee's Mill Pond appears to be home to a fishing club now. Rt. 156 is a straight shot north to Hopewell which in the late 1600's and 18th Centuries was known as Cittie Point. Between Lee Mill Pond and Hopewell, one crosses Blackwater swamp. Note that Samuel's grandfather, Hugh Lee, patented land "South of the Appomattox on the third branch of the Blackwater River."
Samuel's will is dated June 10, 1759 and his estate was inventoried on October 9, 1759 by his son Thomas.
Page 96 Prince George County Wills:
In the name of God Amen the Tenth day of June one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty nine, I Samuel Lee, of the County of Prince George being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament principally and first of all I recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that gave it. And as for my body, I Commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hoping that at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same by the Almighty power of God, and as for such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Lee Junr. Three hundred and thirty Acres of Land be the same more or less Beginning at the mouth of Bull Branch at a Sasafrass Corner thence down the great Branch to Leaths line thence along Leaths line to Bonners branch, thence up the same to a Corner White Oak thence along a line of Marked trees to the ready Branch thence up the said Branch to James McDuells line thence along the said Dowells line to a high land pond thence along the same to a small branch of the Bull branch thence down the same to the main Bull branch thence down the Bull branch to the Sassafras Corner where first began at Including the plantation whereon the said Samuel Lee Junr. Now
liveth to him and to his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my said Samuel Lee Junr. And his Heirs my negro man George, my negro woman Doll, my negro woman Hannah, my negro boy Jamey, and all the negroes that he has in possession. But if my said Son Samuel should Die without lawfull heir then I give my said negro woman Hannah and my negro boy Jamey to be equally divided among my Children. I also give unto my said son Samuel Lee Junr one Copper Kettle one whimsaw and one half of my Casks, Bottles, Cyder and Brandy one small gun, and two leather Chairs.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Lee the plantation whereon he now liveth Containing four hundred and thirty Acres be the same more or less to him and to his heirs forever, I also give and bequeath to my said son Thomas Lee and his heirs three negro Slaves named Roger, sam
& [?] Mato and also the negroes that he has now in possession one crosscut saw one half of my Casks, Bottles, Cyder and Brandy and gun and two Leather Chairs.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Baugh and her heirs forever my negro Woman Fillis and negro woman Sifs which she has in her possession one Desk one Oval Table one Feather bed and Furniture and Two leather Chairs.
Item I give to my grandson Samuel Lee Baugh five pounds current money
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Chambless the use of my negro Woman Janey During her Natural life and after her decease I give the said negro Woman Janey & her Increase to be equally divided amongst all my said Daughter Sarah Chambless Children and their Heirs forever I also give to my said Daughter Chambless and her heirs one negro woman named Shered [?] which she has in possession I also give my said Daughter Sarah one Chest of Drawers one large trunk one Linnen Spinning Wheel and two Leather Chairs.
Item I give to my grand Daughter Frances Chambless and her heirs forever my negro girl Called Beck one Feather Bed and Furniture one Cow and Calf and one looking glass, but if my said grand Daughter Frances Chambless dies before she attains the age of Twenty one years or without lawful heir then I give the said negro girl Beck and all the other things given to the said Frances Chambless to my grand Daughter Elizabeth Chambless and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Shands Raines and his Heirs one negro Woman Called Hannah which he has in possession.
Item I give to my Grandson Ephraim [?] Raines five pounds Current money.
Item I give to my Grand Daughter Sarah Raines five pounds Current money.
Item I give to my Grand Daughter Amy Williams five pounds Curt. money.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Peter Chamblis and his Heirs forever Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ajoining the Land of Wm. Baugh Samuel Lee Junr. and Thomas Owen. I also give to my said Grandson Peter Chamblis and his Heirs forever my negro boy Dick, but if my said Grandson Peter Chamblis should die before he attains the age of Twenty one years or without lawfull heirs then I give the said negro boy Dick to be equally divided between his two sisters Frances and Elizabeth Chamblis to them and to their Heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Samuel Lee Son of my said Son Thos. Lee and his Heirs forever my Tract of Land whereon I now live Containing Six hundred Acres be the same more or less, and I desire that my said Grandson Samuel Lee shall take possession of my said Tract of Land whereon I now live as soon as he shall attain the age of Eighteen years I also give to my said Grandson Samuel Lee one Feather Bed and Furniture and five pounds Current money to school him.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Samuel Lee Baugh and to his Heirs forever one Bed and Furniture my Riding Horse Prince and Saddle and Bridle two Cows and calves two Sows and Pigs
Item I give to my Grand Daughter Frances Chamblis my Horse Buck and my wife’s Saddle and bridle a Small Kettle, a Small Trunk, and a Flowered pot after my wife’s decease.
Item I give to my Grand Daughter Mary Baugh one Cow and calf.
Item my Will and desire is that loving wife Frances Lee have full possession of my whole Estate and that nothing be removed of the plantation whereon I now live during her natural life and that she be no ways Molested except with her consent.
Item all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal I give to be equally divided amongst all my Children and their Heirs forever.
Lastly I Constitute and appoint my two Sons Samuel and Thomas Lee Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I direct that my Estate be not appraised and I revoke all other Wills heretofore by me made and Confirm that this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year within written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered) his
in presence of ) Samuel S Lee (Seal)
Benjamin Fernando mark
John Edwards )
William Newell )
Margaret S Connell )
At a Court held for Prince George County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the sixth day of August Anno Dom: 1759
The above Written last Will and Testament of Samuel Lee deceased was presented unto Court by Thomas Lee one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and being proved by the Oaths of Benjamin Fernando, John Edwards and Margaret Connell three of the Witnesses thereto is by order of the Court Hereby Recorded and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.
Thomas Bland [?]
Inventory of the Estate of Samuel Lee Decest.
Negro man George, negro Man Roger, negro Man Pompe, negro boy Jamme, negro boy Dick, negro woman Doll, negro woman Fillis, negro woman Jenne, negro girl Beck, Cash fore pound Seven Shillings & three pence. Fore Feather beds of furniture & Bedsteads, one Desk, one Chest of Drawrs, one large trunk, one Ovel Table, two Square Tables, eight leather Chairs, Six Flagd Chars, one pare of hand Irons, one Small read Trunk, one Tongs and Shovel, one Lucking Glass, one Lantron, Foreteen Coffe Cups & one Pot, six Dram Glasses, two Stone Mugs, Fore Sets of waring parrell, two guns, one leather Couch, Five punch Boles & one Sadle, one Figh Cittle & pot, one duzsen Figh Spoons, one dozson knives and Forks, one Candle Stick & Snuffers, five Cannesters, fore Small Books, Fore Viales, one Copper Still, one Copper Cittle, Five Iron pots, one Iron Skillet, one Iron Spice mortar & pestle, two Frying Pans, one Small brass Cittle, one whipp Saw, one Crows Cut Saw, one hand Saw, one Cunpess Axe and hoel & ads, one Cross & Tamer Bit, two orgens & two Gimblets, two Chissels & a gouge,
one Hammer & Hatchet, Twelve pewter Dishes, Two pewter Bason & one Pornger, one Dufson and half of puter Plates, Sixteen puter Spoons, Three Chamber pots, three Stone pots, fore Stone Jugs, thirty five pottle Bottles, Thirteen Quart Bottles, Two Tin Funnels, one puter quart pot & half pint, one Tinn pint pot, one Tinn Bucket one half pint Bottle, ninety Gallons of Brandy, Fore hundred Gallons of Sider, Thirteen Sider Casks, Three washing Tubs, nine Tobacco Hogsheads, Seven pales of pigens, Three meat tubs, one pare of Spurs, one pare of Sheep Shears, one pare of Taless Shears, one pare of Stilands, Three Horses, Two men Saddles & Bridles, one Woman Sadle & Bridle, one cart and Wheels, one Set of Horse Harness, Fore Axes, one Sadleso hammer & Nimmiers, one pare of Hos Fleems, Six Broad hoes, Three narrow hoes, one grubing hoe, one Harrow & three Teth, one grid Iron, flesh fork & Simmer, one Iron Spit, three pare of Pot hooks & two Raks, one Tinning Wheele, two woolling Wheeles, & Cards, one Box Iron and two heters, one Branding Iron, one Flax hackil, one side of Leather, Two hundred Brass Nales, three Barrels of Indian Corn, three Barrels of Wheat, Seaven Baskets, one Butter Churn, Seven old Barrels, Thirty Six head of Cattle, Eleven head of Sheep, Thirty fore head of Hogs, Three Iron wedges, one Iron pessil, one Leather Trunk, one Coss Leged Table, one hand Mill, one Grind Stone, Three pare of Spectickles, fore Sittles, Two pare Sixes, one Sarah, one wier Kiddle, one Seuld Peck, one Cuting knife, one pair of money Scales, one Rasor & hone, Two pair of Shoe Buckels, one pair knee Buckels, one hour glass, one Tob.o Box, & pocket Thongs, three bells.
At a Court held for Prince George County at the Court house on Tuesday the sixth day of October Anno Dom. 1759 Thomas Lee Executor of the last Will and Testament of Samuel Lee deceased returned the above written Inventory of the said Decedents Estate which is ordered to be recorded.
Theo. Bland [?]
Children of SAMUEL LEE and FRANCES are:
7. i. THOMAS5 LEE, b. August 11, 1733, Prince George County, Virginia; d. 1793, Prince George County, Virginia.
ii. FRANCIS LEE, b. October 23, 1720.
iii. WILLIAM LEE, b. September 29, 1723, Prince George County, Virginia.
iv. SAMUEL LEE, b. April 30, 1725, Prince George County, Virginia; d. 1760, Prince George County, Virginia; m. MARY b. Abt. 1725.
v. ANN LEE, b. Bet. 1720 - 1745, Prince George County, Virginia; m. JOHN BAUGH; b. Bet. 1720 - 1745.
vi. SARAH LEE, b. March 20, 1730/31, Prince George County, Virginia; m. JOHN CHAMBLISS; b. Abt. 1730.
vii. MARY LEE, b. Bet. 1720 - 1745, Prince George County, Virginia; m. SHANDS RAINES; b. Bet. 1720 - 1745.
6. HUGH4 LEE IV (HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1699. He married (1) MARY HUGH'SPOUSE LEE. She was born Abt. 1700. He married (2) MARY WFT Est. 1716-1749. She was born WFT Est. 1695-1715, and died WFT Est. 1716-1799.
Child of HUGH LEE and MARY LEE is:
i. JOHN5 LEE, b. 1728, Prince George County, Virginia; d. Johnston County, North Carolina.
Generation No. 5
7. THOMAS5 LEE (SAMUEL4, HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born August 11, 1733 in Prince George County, Virginia, and died 1793 in Prince George County, Virginia.
Child of THOMAS LEE is:
8. i. SAMUEL6 LEE, b. Bef. 1759; d. 1801, Prince George County, Virginia.
Generation No. 6
8. SAMUEL6 LEE (THOMAS5, SAMUEL4, HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 1759, and died 1801 in Prince George County, Virginia. He married SUSANNAH BONNER 1790 in Prince George County, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS BONNER and UNKNOWN CHAPPELL. She was born Bef. 1759 in Prince George County, Virginia, and died Unknown in Prince George County, Virginia.
Notes for SAMUEL LEE:
Private in Major Clark's company, 8th Virginia Regiment. Enlisted December 26, 1776. See
File # 932215, War Department, Washington, D.C.
Samuel inherited 600 acres from his grandfather, Samuel Lee, and had another 1,000 acres of own.
Prince George records show a survey of his estate of 575 acres next to James Baugh, Thomas Newell, Glebe land, mill pond, Great Branch and Bull Branch. Divided between Lodowick (80 acres), Thomas (178 acres), Chappell (120 acres) and Richard (198 acres).
Children of SAMUEL LEE and SUSANNAH BONNER are:
i. MARY7 LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805, Virginia; d. Unknown; Stepchild; m. JEREMIAH CLEMENTS, Unknown; b. Bet. 1778 - 1800; d. Unknown.
ii. LODOWICK LEE, b. February 28, 1795, Prince George County, Virginia; d. March 13, 1822, Prince George County, Virginia; m. SARAH CLEMENTS, June 01, 1816, Virginia; b. June 01, 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. October 20, 1880, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm).
Notes for SARAH CLEMENTS:
Sallie Clements married brothers, first Lodowick and then his brother Thomas. They were wed in Raleigh and then returned to High Peak Farm in Amherst County, Virginia. Thomas was appointed guardian of Alfred L. S. Lee who was over 14 by that time. Thomas and Sallie had five daughters, including Mary.
Sallie received a pension from the War Department on account of War of 1812. File 932215 at the War Department, Washington, D.C. She died at age 83.
iii. THOMAS LEE, b. October 21, 1792, Prince George County, Virginia; d. March 30, 1864, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm); m. SARAH CLEMENTS, Aft. 1822, Raleigh, North Carolina; b. June 01, 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. October 20, 1880, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm).
Thomas Lee wrote his will in February of 1861, just after Mr. Lincoln's election and before his inauguration. Virginia was still in the Union, looking for a compromise to avoid the unthinkable. Thomas' will refers to his land, his money in the bank, and what appears to be a family of five slaves:
"In the name of God Amen! I Thomas Lee of the County of Amherst do hereby make this my last Will and Testament wrote (sic) with my own hand and hereby annulling all other wills heretofore made by me in manner and form following That is to say
Item 1st I leave unto my wife Sally Lee all my estate, both real and personal during her natural life with the the (sic) exception of legacies hereinafter made or mentioned Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto my five daughters towit Ellen L. Barbour, Mary E. Sandidge, Sarah Ann Lee, Rebecca Jane Lee and Maria Louisa Lee, the following named negro slaves towit William, Eliza and her three children named Lewis, Sam and Mack and future increase together with half of the money remaining in The Lynchburg Citizens Savings Bank at the time of my death to be equally divided among them and their heirs forever. Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid wife Sally Lee the other half of the money remaining in The Lynchburg Citizens Savings Bank together with all the other money due me at my death should the same be necessary to support herself and family and keep up the plantation, she being judge of the necessity with the exception of such money due me by any of the above named legatees. Item 4th It is my desire that my wife give unto any of my legatees any sum of money she may be able to spare, taking their bonds for the same to carry no interest. The sums together with the sums given or that I may hereafter give in same manner to be accounted for at the final division of my estate. Item 5th At the death of my aforesaid wife I will and bequeath unto my aforesaid five daughters all the estate both real and personal hereby loaned unto my said wife, Together with the increase or decrease as the case may be. In witnefs whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of February one Thousand eight hundred and sixty one.
Signed sealed published and Thos Lee (Seal)
declared as and for the last
will and testament of the above
named Thomas Lee in the
presence of us.
At a court held for Amherst County on the 16th day of May, 1864 a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Lee decd. was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Wm M. Ware and Nicholas Hicks Two subscribing witnefses thereto and was ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Alfred Stith Lee who made oath thereto according to law and together with Joseph Pettyjohn his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $20,000 conditioned according to law which is ordered to be recorded a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration unto the will annexed of Thos Lee decd in due form.
Sam'l M. Garland Clerk
iv. CHAPPELL LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805; d. Unknown.
v. RICHARD LEE, b. Abt. 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
Notes for RICHARD LEE:
Richard Lee, orphan of Samuel Lee, chose Jeremiah Clements as his guardian.
vi. LITTLEBERRY LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805; m. UNKNOWN TEMPLE; b. Bet. 1791 - 1805.