William Lee (1651 - 1696) MP

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Nicknames: "William Lea"
Birthplace: Charles City, Virginia
Death: Died in King and Queen, Virginia
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, on break until June 1
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About William Lee

Vital Statistics

  • William Constable Lee, Colonel. Born ca 1650 in Charles City, Virginia. Died ca 1696 in King and Queen, Virginia.
  • Married Alice Felton, widow. She was born ca 1644 in Richmond, Virginia and died ca. 1703 in St. Stephen Parish, King and Queen, Virginia
  • Children of William Constable Lee and Alice Felton
  1. Mary, married 1) William Heath and 2) Bartholomew Schriever
  2. William
  3. John
  4. Richard (b. 1677 - d. 1726)

The middle name Constable is speculative. Middle names were rare in this century, unless you were royalty. It is probably a genealogical shortcut to identify his branch of the family tree, from before computers were commonly used.

Notes and Sources

William Lee, born Abt. 1650 in Charles City, Co, Virginia, Colony; died Abt. 1696 in 1696/1703 estate suit, King and Queen, Va; married Alice Mrs FELTON; born Abt. 1644 in of, Richmond, Co, Va; died Abt. 1703 in St Stephen Parsh, King and Queen, Co, Va.

More About William Lee: Christening: of, Surry, King and Queen, Co Va

More About Alice Mrs FELTON: Christening: widow, Thomas, FELTON, Charles City

[Source - Jacqueli Charlene Finley]

  1. Surry County Records, Surry County, Virginia, 1652-1684 By Eliza Timberlake Davis

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The below information was pulled from the profile of Hancock Lee, William Constable Lee's brother, on 4/24/2011. Apparently, the profiles of the two brothers were accidentally merged and are in the process of being sorted out. The profile of William Constable Lee that existed on April 22 disappeared. This profile emerged from somewhere and was not an MP and was not linked to this project. The link to William Constable Lee's profile that was on the project narrative pointed to Hancock Lee's profile although it was labeled as the profile address of William Lee.

William LEE was born in 1646 in Northcumberland, Virginia. He was christened in Of, Surry, King And Queen, Va. He died in Sep 1696/1703 in Northcumberland, Maryland. He was buried in Northcumberland, Maryland. He married Alice FELTON in 1675 in , Northumberland, Va.

Alice FELTON was born in 1650 in Richmond, Co, Va. She was christened in Widow, Thomas, Felton, Charles City. She died about 1703 in St Stephen Parsh, King And Queen, Co, Va. She married William LEE in 1675 in , Northumberland, Va.

They had the following children:

* M i Richard LEE was born about 1677 in Surry, County, , Va. He was christened in Also, Of, King And Queen, Va. He died in , King And Queen, Va.  
  • M ii Richard LEE was born about 1684 in Surry, County, , Va. He was christened in Also, Of, King And Queen, Va. He died on 10 Dec 1726 in N. Farnham, Parish, Richmond Co. Va..
  • M iii John Leigh LEA was born in 1677 in Of Lea Hall, Cheshire, England. He was christened in Land, Spotsylvania, Co, Va. He died on 5 Oct 1731 in Of, Surry, King And Queen, Va.
  • F iv Mary LEE was born in 1672 in Richmond, Westmoreland, Va, Area. She was christened in Second Husband, Schreever. She died in 1731.
  • M v William LEE was born in 1682. He died on 4 Dec 1717.

Source: http://www.anusha.com/pafg569.htm#15747

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William, to whom his father willed his Maryland lands, served as a family business agent in Virginia as well as a justice and a captain in the militia. Like his father, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. William caused some excitement when he left his entire estate to a young widow, Mary Heath, who after entering into the inheritance remarried, to one Bartholomew Schreever. William Lee’s estate returned to the family after Richard the Scholar convinced the Virginia courts that the Immigrant’s will had limited his legacies to William for the term of his life only.

From: http://www.leearchive.info/immigrant/index.html

From AGBI: Name: William Lee Birth Date: 1651 Birthplace: Virginia, Volume: 102 Page Number: 298 Biographical Info: Captain, a Burgess Reference: Colonial fams. Of the southern states of Amer. By Stella Pickett Hardy. Baltimore. 1958. (643p.):320

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about William Lee Name: William Lee Gender: male Birth Year: 1650 Spouse Name: Alice ??? Marriage Year: 1675

From Ancestry: William C. Lee married Alice Felton, he is the son of Richard Henry Lee and Ann Constable.

Documentation from "Log Cabins to White House" by Brewer. On page 275 ": On 19 Jan 1668 William and wife Alice acknowledged debt of 250 acres of land to William Heath. On 5 Sep 1668 William and wife Alice sold their plantation to Thomas Adams (Surry Co. records p.54).

Research from Dr. James Lawler on William Lee son of Richard Henry Lee and Ann Constable: Edmund Jennings Lee had not found any record of what happened to one son William Lee and blew it off finally saying he appears to have died young. Well sort of. He did die earlier, 1694-5, than other siblings, leaving a 18 year old daughter and three younger minor sons. The daughter Mary had married William Heath at age 15 had two sons, Thomas and Samuel the last being born after his father died. She remarried to Bartholomew Schriever who when he was of age so grabbed the estate and paid out yearly a gentlemans living to the three boys; Wm, John, and Richard. What he paid was far less than the estate could manage; and they deserved more; but it was legally large enough that they could not sue their guardian until ALL of them were of age. The instant the youngest turned 21 they did sue. BUT not in probate court but common pleas court to recover their inheritance. And not in the original county (Westmoreland) but the county had been split and then re-split in the mean time (at this time it was Surry Co) and worse the judge (a VIP ) did not travel to them he stayed put and they had to come to him in King and Queen County.

Children of William Lee and Alice Fenton: 1. Mary 2. William 3. John 4. Richard (b. 1677 - d. 1726)

Source 1: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0025.html

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Surry County Records (Surry County, Virginia 1652-1684) , by Eliza Timberlake. Davis, Genealogical Publishing CO., Inc. Baltimore 1980; page 36

Surry Book I, 1652-1672, page 161 (NOTE: this page very beautifully decorated at left corner top, and down left side in basketry, done with pen and ink, the script also very beautiful - E.T.D.)

10 Nov. 1660 Indenture between Wm. Lea & his wife Alice, and Wm. Heath, planter, of Southwarke Par., Surry Co., for a parcel of land, 150 acres, formerly Thos. Felton's deceased... called Upper Chippoakes in the woods adj. the land which was John Harrye's unto the plantation formerly Robert Moseley's adj. a great swamp which divides Surry Co. and Charles Cittye County, which land was given by sd Thos. Felton in last will & test. to his wife Alice who is now the wife of sd William Lea. Memo. 150 acres lies in Charles Cittye County, adjoining the rest of the divident, which lies in Surry County. Wit: Robert Spencer, John Gittings

Source: Leenet

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http://www.gunstonhall.org/library/masonweb/p115.htm

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Controversy regarding William Lee ? Married with Children that became Southern Georgia Branch or died unmarried & without Children

According th the Lee Family Digital Archive" " William (born c. 1651–c. 1697), who died without marrying. William, to whom his father willed his Maryland lands, served as a family business agent in Virginia as well as a justice and a captain in the militia. Like his father, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. William caused some excitement when he left his entire estate to a young widow, Mary Heath, who after entering into the inheritance remarried, to one Bartholomew Schreever. William Lee’s estate returned to the family after Richard the Scholar convinced the Virginia courts that the Immigrant’s will had limited his legacies to William for the term of his life only.Family Digital Archive, "

According to "Decendants of John Lee" - In 1988 William Thorndale (National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 76-4, pp253-267) established "beyonf question" the parentage of the emigrant COL Richard Lee and his subsequent off-spring, which indicates that William C. Lee, son of Richard & Anne Constable Lee, was married ( spouse not identified) and had a daughter Mary Lee [see below**]. This fits with research that Ihave found which shows that William C. Lee married Alice Felton between 1672 & 1675. From this marriage came 8 children- one of whom is my ancestor Richard Lee 1677-1726. In some family histories there appears to be another child Micheal Lee born in 1747 however this would be after William's death in 1696 and Alice Felton's death in 1703 [Historical record of marriage exists] so this is questionable. From the Wikipedia page "Academic dictionaries & encylopedias: Richard Lee I is found:"#Capt. William Lee (1651-1696), married Alice Felton in 1675 and fathered four children by her." From my resarch using Ancestry.com resources, the children of William C. Lee are: Mary 1672-1731, Richard 1677 - 1726, John 1677-1731, William I 1682-1717. Jean Jane Lee 1682, Olivia 1682, Sarah 1688, Nancy 1690 do not appear to have survivied infancy. Michael 1747 (?). Research to continue.

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William Constable Lee's Timeline

1651
1651
Charles City, Virginia
1675
1675
Age 24
Northumberland, Virginia, United States
1676
1676
Age 25
Richmond, Westmoreland Cty., VA
1677
1677
Age 26
Surry County, Virginia
1679
1679
Age 28
Northampton County, Virginia, Colonial America
1682
1682
Age 31
King and Queen, Virginia
1696
September 1696
Age 45
King and Queen, Virginia
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King and Queen, Virginia