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Thomas Lee

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Birthplace: "Mt Pleasant", Westmorland County, Virginia
Death: Died in "Strafford Hall", Westmorland County. Virginia
Place of Burial: Machodoc Creek, Burnt Housefield, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Richard Henry "the Scholar" Lee II, Esq. and Laetitia "Lettice" Lee
Husband of Hannah Lee and Hannah Lee
Father of Richard Henry Lee, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"; Philip Ludwell Lee of Stratford Hall; John Lee; Hannah Ludwell Lee; Lucinda Lee and 9 others
Brother of John Lee; Hon. Richard Lee III; Capt. Philip Lee, Sr., Esq.; Francis Lee; Ann Mary Fitzhugh and 5 others

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About Hon. Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall

Wife: Hannah Harrison Ludwell (1710 - 1750). Children:

  1. Richard, b. 1723; d. prior to 1750; unmarried
  2. Thomas Ludwell, of "Bell Vieu," Stafford Co., Va., b. 1724; d. 1778. He married Mary Aylett, daughter of Col. William and Elizabeth (Eskridge) Aylett.
  3. Philip Ludwell, b. 1726; d. 1775. He married Elizabeth Steptoe b. 1736
  4. John b. 1728; d. 1782. He married Sarah Jane Brazil.
  5. Hannah Ludell, b. 1729; d. 1782. She married (1) Hon. Gawin Corbin, of "Peckatone," Westmoreland Co., Va., son of Col. Gawin and Martha (Bassett) Corbin, of "Peckatone," and "Lanesville." She married (2) Richard Lingen Hall b. 1725.
  6. Lucinda Lucy, b. 1730; d. 1750; unm.
  7. Eleanor, b. 1730
  8. Richard Henry, b. 1732; d. 1794. He married (1) Anne Aylett, daughter of Col William and Elizabeth (Eskridge) Aylett. He married (2) Anne Gaskins, b. 1746, widow of Thomas Pinckard, and daughter of Col. Thomas Gaskins.
  9. Francis Lightfoot, b. 1734; d. 1797. He married Rebecca Plater Tayloe, b. 1736; d. 1797.
  10. Alice, b. 1736; d. 1789. She married Dr. William Shippen Jr. b. 1736; d. 1808.
  11. William, p. 1739; d. 1795. He married Hannah Phillippa Ludwell, b. 1739; d. 1784.
  12. Arthur, b. 1740; d. 1792.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lee_(Virginia_colonist)

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Thomas Lee (c. 1690 – November 14, 1750) was a leading political figure of colonial Virginia. He was a member of the Lee family, a political dynasty which included many figures from the pre-Revolutionary War era until the late 20th century. Lee became involved in politics in 1710 and he became the resident manager of the Northern Neck Proprietary for Lady Catherine Fairfax. After his father died he inherited land in Northumberland and Charles County. Lee later acquired vast holdings in what are now Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun Counties.

When Lee married Hannah Harrison Ludwell in 1722, he also associated himself with the already established Harrison family. A year later he would become a member of the House of Burgesses. After Lee's home was burnt down by criminals, he lost almost all of his possessions and a fair sum of money. With monetary donations he received from Caroline of Ansbach and English Commissioners, he built his new home on the Potomac River, naming it Stratford Hall. Four years later in 1733, he was appointed to the Governor's Council of the House of Burgesses. In 1747, he founded the Ohio Company of Virginia with fellow Virginian colonists who wished to expand Virginia's territory into the Ohio River Valley. For a period of less than a year, in 1749, he became the de facto Governor of Virginia in place of the absent William Gooch. George II was going to officially appoint him governor, but Lee's death in 1750 precluded the appointment. -------------------- President of the Council of VA. Commissioned Governor but died previous to taking office. -------------------- Thomas Lee (c. 1690 – November 14, 1750) was a leading political figure of colonial Virginia. He was a member of the Lee family, a political dynasty which included many figures from the pre-Revolutionary War era until the late 20th century. Lee became involved in politics in 1710 and he became the resident manager of the Northern Neck Proprietary for Lady Catherine Fairfax. After his father died he inherited land in Northumberland and Charles County. Lee later acquired vast holdings in what are now Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun Counties.

When Lee married Hannah Harrison Ludwell in 1722, he also associated himself with the already established Harrison family. A year later he would become a member of the House of Burgesses. After Lee's home was burnt down by criminals, he lost almost all of his possessions and a fair sum of money. With monetary donations he received from Caroline of Ansbach and English Commissioners, he built his new home on the Potomac River, naming it Stratford Hall. Four years later in 1733, he was appointed to the Governor's Council of the House of Burgesses. In 1747, he founded the Ohio Company of Virginia with fellow Virginian colonists who wished to expand Virginia's territory into the Ohio River Valley. For a period of less than a year, in 1749, he became the de facto Governor of Virginia in place of the absent William Gooch. George II was going to officially appoint him governor, but Lee's death in 1750 precluded the appointment. -------------------- President of the Council of VA. Commissioned Governor but died previous to taking office.

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HON. THOMAS LEE, of "Stratford," Westmoreland Co., Va., the fourth son of Col. Richard and Letitia (Corbin) Lee, of "Mount Pleasant," b. 1690; d. 1750. He served as a member of the King's Council; as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony; made the treaty with the Indians, which gave us the lands west of the mountains as far as the Ohio River; was Acting Governor in 1749, and was appointed Governor in 1750, but died before the commission reached him. He was the only Virginia born citizen who ever received the appointment; he was a supporter of the Established Church, and a Vestryman. He m. 1722, Hannah Ludwell, dau. of Col. Philip and Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, of "Greensprings." (See Harrison lineage.) Issue:

  1. Richard, b. 1724; d. prior to 1750; unm.
  2. PHILIP LUDWELL, b. 1726; of whom later.
  3. Hannah, b. 1728; m. Hon. Gawin Corbin, of "Peckatone," Westmoreland Co., Va., son of Col. Gawin and Martha (Bassett) Corbin, of "Peckatone," and "Lanesville." (See Corbin and Bassett lineage.)
  4. John, b. 1729; d. the same day.
  5. Lucy, b. 1729; d. 1750; unm.
  6. Thomas Ludwell, of "Bell Vieu," Stafford Co., Va., b. 1730; d. 1777; was a Burgess; a Signer of the Westmoreland Protest of 1765; of the Convention of 1775-76; of the Committee to draw up a bill of rights and plans for an Independent Government; was one of the five Revisors appointed by the State Government on its organization; and Judge of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He m. Mary Aylett, dau. of Col. William and Elizabeth (Eskridge) Aylett, and had issue. (See note under Col. James Steptoe, in Steptoe lineage.)
  7. Richard Henry, of "Chantilly," Westmoreland Co., Va., b. 1732; d. 1794; served as a Burgess, Justice, and member of Committee of Correspondence, 1773; of Continental Congress, 1774-9 and 1784-7; drafted the petition to the King and address to the people of Great Britain; was the author of the famous motion of June 7, 1776, "That these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states," etc.; Signer of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776; Articles of Confederation, 1778; Legislature of Virginia, 1780-84, and 1784 elected President of U. S. Congress; of U. S. Senate, first and second Congress; selected for the Hall of Fame, Oct., 1900. He m. (first) 1757, Anne Aylett, dau. of Col. William and Elizabeth (Eskridge) Aylett; (second) Anne (Gaskins) Pinchard, wid. of Thomas Pinckard, and dau. of Col. Thomas Gaskins.
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Hon. Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall's Timeline

1690
1690
"Mt Pleasant", Westmorland County, Virginia
1722
May 1722
Age 32
Green Spring, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
1726
February 24, 1726
Age 36
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1728
February 6, 1728
Age 38
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1728
Age 38
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1730
September 26, 1730
Age 40
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
September 26, 1730
Age 40
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
December 13, 1730
Age 40
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1732
January 20, 1732
Age 42
Westmoreland, Virginia
1734
October 14, 1734
Age 44
Stratford Hall, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA