About Joanna Higginson
Maiden name variously reported as Torkesey, Tokesay, Torkesy
Joanna Tokesey, born 1610, married Captain Robert Higginson, born c 1597, died in Virginia about August 1649. Said to have come to Virginia c 1643. She returned to England after his death.
Their children include:
- Lucy Higginson, born c 1626, died 6 November 1675. Married several times: (1) Major Lewis Burwell of Carter's Creek, issue, (2) Colonel William Bernard, issue, (3) Colonel Philip Ludwell, issue, including great-grandson Robert E. Lee.
- Virginia Historical Magazine, vol. 25, p. 316-23. vol. 6, p. 198; McGhan, Virginia Vital Records; p. 71; York Co. VA records.