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Col. Thomas Lee

Also Known As: "Senior", "Capt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mt Pleasant,, Westmorland County, Virginia, United States
Death: November 14, 1750 (59-60)
"Strafford Hall", Westmorland County. Virginia
Place of Burial: Machodoc Creek, Burnt Housefield, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Richard Lee, II and Laetitia Lee
Husband of Hannah Harrison Lee
Father of Philip Ludwell Lee of Stratford Hall; Hannah Ludwell Corbin; Cpt. John Lee; Thomas Ludwell Lee; Richard Henry Lee, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and 11 others
Brother of John Lee; Hon. Richard Lee III; Capt. Philip Lee, Esq.; Ann McCarty; Francis Lee and 1 other

Occupation: Acting Governor of The Colony of Virginia, Virginia colonist
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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)


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.


http://books.google.com/books?id=e1VlAAAAMAAJ&dq=Letitia%20Lee%20Ba...

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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Bio notes: Thomas Lee is Matthew's 8x great-grandfather who connects him to Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry along with the first families of Virginia and other figures in the Colonial Era so Matthew does have Famous kin and if you go to Robert E. Lee's page all of those people are also distant relatives as well.

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Builder of
Stratford Hall

Father of
Richard Henry & Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Husband of Hannah Lee. About a month after Hannah's death, a grief-stricken Thomas composed his will, leaving instructions that he: be buried between my Late Dearest wife and my honored Mother and that the Bricks on the side next my wife, may be moved, and my Coffin Placed as near hers as is Possible, without moving it or disturbing the remains of my Mother.

When his father died, Thomas Lee inherited lands in Northumberland and Charles Counties. Also owned lands in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William, Loudon Counties.

Member of House of Burgesses Council of State of Virginia Governor of Virginia attended the College of William and Mary

On October 12, 1758 the Virginia General Assembly founded the town of Leesburg, Va. upon the 60 acres that Nicholas Minor, laid out. Leesburg, Va. was renamed to honor the influential Thomas Lee.


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Hon. Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall's Timeline

1690
1690
Mt Pleasant,, Westmorland County, Virginia, United States
1723
1723
1726
February 24, 1726
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1728
February 6, 1728
Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, VA, United States
1728
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
1729
1729
Stratford, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
1729
Stratford, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
1730
September 26, 1730
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
September 26, 1730
Stafford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia