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Hugh Lee, I

Birthplace: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Northumberland County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Leigh Lee; Elinor Ris and Elinor Leigh
Husband of Hannah Lee and Hannah Lee
Father of Hugh Lee, II; Hugh Lee, Jr.; Samuel Lee; Mathew Lee; Henry Lee and 3 others
Brother of Mary Lucelia Leigh; William Lee; Henry Harry Leigh Lee, I; Richard Lee and William Leigh

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About Hugh Lee, Sr.

born: abt 1609 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

(some sources say Tilston, Cheshire)

died: 1661 in Northumberland County, Virginia

Likely to be related to John Lee of Shropshire, ancestor of

Gen. Robert E. Lee



Spouse: Hannah Hewitt


1. Hugh Lee "of Blackwater"


Lee of Virginia

Author: Edmund Jennings Lee, M.D.

Call Number: R929.2 qL48

Biographical and Genealogical sketches of the descendants of

Colonel Richard Lee who came from England to Virginia.

page 51

There was a Mr. Hugh Lee, Justice for Northumberland in 1655, who

patented 100 acres there in 1650, and 288 acres in 1654.

Hugh was apparently granted land four times in Northumberland County. First, he was granted 100 acres on December 21, 1650 for importing himself and Rose Stockwell from Maryland (granted 50 acres per person under the headright program). Then, in 1654, he patented another 288 acres for importing another six persons; but he deserted this land and lost it. He finally settled in Northumberland County prior to May 13, 1657 for importing 22 persons, including the widow Hannah Hewitt whom he married. Hugh patented 400 acres in 1660 before his death before September 8, 1662.


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Hugh Lee, Sr.'s Timeline

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Age 31
Northumberland County, Virginia, United States
Age 41
Northumberland, Virginia, USA
April 1, 1662
Age 53
Northumberland County, Virginia
April 1, 1662
Age 53