Liddea Lewis (Warner) (c.1610 - c.1680) MP

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Nicknames: "Lydia", "Liddea", "Warner", "Lewis"
Birthplace: Monmouthshire,England
Death: Died in Gloucester, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Liddea Lewis (Warner)

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John "the Immigrant" Lewis (Conjecture)

John "the Immigrant" Lewis and his progeny are the Warner Hall family of Lewises. Cited on his tombstone as "John Lewis bourne in Munmouthshire," John was believed to be descended from the Lewis Family of Wales. However, DNA evidence proves that John is not related to Richard "the Immigrant" Lewis of Middlesex Co VA. Probably, John is descended from the Lewis Family of England.

John Lewis was born 1594 in Monmouthshire, Wales. He grew up on one of this Lewis family's holdings in Monmouthshire, the easternmost county of Wales. On 11/21/1630 in Monmouthshire, Wales, John married Lydia Lewis b. c. 1610 in Wales. John and family lived in Wales until about 1653 when they immigrated to York Co VA. The first record of John is found in the 7/1/1653 York Co VA land patent where he received 250 acres as headright for transportation of five persons--himself, wife Lydia, William, Edward, and John, Jr.

John lived a good life and sired an enormously successful line which married into the most powerful families of Virginia--Washington, Marshall, Fielding, Meriwether, Daingerfield, Taliaferro. Descendants of John would sire presidents. But, perhaps, the most remarkable thing about John of Monmouthshire is his almost three-hundred-year anonymity. Most historians know of Councilor John Lewis, and some know of his father, Maj. John Lewis of Chemokins. But until the 1948 discovery of John "the Immigrant's" tombstone on the original family plantation, no one knew of this John Lewis.

Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Apr 48 & Aug 54:

John Lewis, b. 1594 Monmouthshire, d. 1657. . .his grave found in 1948

John died 8/21/1657 on the family plantation. The cemetery is now located in New Kent Co VA.

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     Born 1594 Monmouthshire, Wales
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     Married 11/21/1630 in Monmouthshire, Wales, to Lydia Lewis b. c. 1610 in Wales
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     Immigrated c. 1653 to York Co VA 

Land Patent Book No. 3 p. 4:

1 July, 1653, land granted to John Lewis, 250 acres, head of a branch of Poropotanke Creek called Lewis Creek (formerly Totopotomoye Creek) in Gloucester Co. Adjoining lands of Capt. Francis Morgan and Samuel Sally. Transported 5 persons: John Lewis, Lidia Lewis, Wm. Lewis, Edward Lewis, John Lewis Jr.

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     1653 New Kent Co VA Land Record 

Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865, pp. 95-99:

The dividing line between Gloucester County and King and Queen County is Poropotank Creek. On the King and Queen side of this creek JOHN LEWIS in 1653 received a patent for a tract of land; this land was not far from paradise in Gloucester. . . .

Old New Kent County History, Vol. 1, pp. 268-271:

On the left of the road which passes up a slight hill on the King and Queen side of the creek lies the Lewis Plantation. This was the seat of the first JOHN LEWIS who had his first patent to 250 acres of land in 1653, and added more land. JOHN LEWIS lived here several years before his death in 1657.

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     1654 New Kent Co split from York Co
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     Died 8/21/1657 New Kent Co VA
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     1691 King and Queen split from New Kent Co
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     Buried at Old Lewis Cemetery, King and Queen Co VA 

Here lieth interred the body

of JOHN LEWIS (borne in Munmouth-

shire) died the 21th of August

1657 aged 63 years. The anagram

of his name, "I shew no ill."

   Children
   1. Maj. William Lewis
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     Born c. 1631 Monmouthshire, Wales
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     Immigrated 1653 w/ family to York Co VA 

Land Patent Book No. 3 p. 4:

Mr. JOHN LEWIS, 250 acres at the head of a branch belonging to Poropotanke Creek, called Lewis Cr. But formerly Totopotomoys Creek in Glouchester County, 1 July 1653. Transported 5 persons: John Lewis, Lidia Lewis, Wm. Lewis, Edward Lewis, John Lewis Jr.

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     10/14/1653 York Co Land Transaction 

William and Mary College Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Jan., 1901), pp. 191-192:

William Lewis, 50 acres in York county, southwest side of the freshes of York River, October 14, 1653.

William Lewis, 640 acres in Gloucester county, north side of Mattaponi, May 25, 1654.

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     1654 New Kent Co split from York Co
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     1654 New Kent Co Land Transaction 

William and Mary College Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Jan., 1901), pp. 191-192:

William Lewis, 1,200 acres in Gloucester county, north side of Mattaponi River, May 25, 1654

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     6/8/1655 New Kent Co Land Transaction 

William and Mary College Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Jan., 1901), pp. 191-192:

William Lewis, 2,000 acres in New Kent, north- east side of same river, bounded with Mamasheement on the northwest side of Mattaponi River, on Arsantan's Creek, adjoining 640 acres of said Lewis, in New Kent county, June 8, 1655

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     1/20/1656 Purchased Chemokins Plantation 

William and Mary College Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Jan., 1901), pp. 191-192:

William Lewis, 2,600 acres on the southwest side of the freshes of York River, including half the divident commonly called Port Holy alias Chimahocans, purchased by said Major Lewis of Col. John West, January 20, 1656

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     6/28/1658 New Kent Co VA Land Transaction 

William and Mary College Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Jan., 1901), pp. 191-192:

William Lewis, 2,000 acres in Westmoreland County, June 28, 1658 (patented with Robert Hubbard).

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     Died c. 1660 Chemokins, New Kent Co VA without issue 
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Liddea Warner's Timeline

1610
1610
Monmouthshire,England
1630
February 3, 1630
Age 20
Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
1630
Age 20
Monmouthshire, England
1633
December 15, 1633
Age 23
Monmouthshire, Wales
1636
1636
Age 26
Monmouthshire, England
1637
1637
Age 27
Wales
1680
January, 1680
Age 70
Gloucester, Virginia, United States
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