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Ann Robertson (Lewis)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Lewis, signer of the "U.S. Declaration of Independence" and Elizabeth Lewis
Wife of George Robertson, Capt., RN
Mother of Marianne Sumner; Thomas Campbell Robertson and Ann Moncrieff
Sister of Francis Lewis, Jr. and Colonel Morgan Lewis (Continental Army), Governor

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Ann Robertson (Lewis)

Ann Lewis, the only daughter of Elizabeth and Francis Lewis, fell in love with a post-captain in the British navy, named Robertson. Her father refused to consent to their marriage and a clandestine wedding ensued. Had she remained in America, it is probable that reconciliation would have been effected, but as Captain Robertson and his bride soon after sailed for England all intercourse ceased. Robertson was a brave, reckless sort of man, it is said, not given to taking much thought of the morrow. When in years afterward Mrs. Robertson was left a widow in straitened circumstances a small sum of money was sent her every year anonymously and it was not until the death of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, that the identity of the donor was made known. The Queen was reported to have said that the wife of a gallant sailor like Captain Robertson ought not to suffer penury. One of Mrs. Robertson's daughters married Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, another married Wilson, Archbishop of Calcutta, and a third became the wife of Sir James Moncrief, Lord Advocate of Scotland.

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Ann Robertson's Timeline

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 31
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
November 1789
Age 41
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
Age 54
England, United Kingdom