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Added by TerryHoover52 on 17 Dec 2008
Originally submitted by DickOke to Oke - Fisher Family History - 2007 on 20 Dec 2007

Early in the War of Independence (1776 to 1783), Solomon had an experience which changed the course of his life.


He owned two hundred acres on a portion of land on which the city of New York now stands. One day, while he was working his farm, he was visited by a party of continental troops, who demanded that he join them. When he refused, the troops drove off all his stock, except for some horses, which were out of the barn at that moment.
A short time after, while he was plowing his field, the continental troops returned. Not wishing to have any confrontation with them and deeming it advisable to elude them by hiding, Solomon escaped into the woods. When he had learned that they had gone from the area, he returned to his farm only to find that his horses were also gone and that they had taken them.
This was the "breaking straw", for while he had previously been an inoffensive neutral, Solomon at once joined the British troops and served with them throughout the war, being engaged in some thirteen battles.
When peace was declared, he returned to his farm where he found that his wife and family had been left unmolested during his absence. He was asked to take an oath of allegiance to the new government. On declining, he had all his lands confiscated.
Large numbers of those who had fought with the British and now called "Loyalists", found themselves in the same position as Solomon and were dispossessed of all their former property and in many cases, persecuted by the new authorities.
The British Government, in an effort to alleviate the problem and to reward it's loyal subjects, offered land grants to all bona fide supporters as compensation for their losses. One group of settlers (comprising of some 258 men, women and children) in that category, all of British and Dutch descent from the Counties of Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Westchester, Dutches and Columbia along the Hudson river and led by Major Peter Van Alstine of Kinderhook, New York, set sail aboard a number of sailing ships, protected by the British man-of-war "HMS Hope" and headed for Canada on 8 September 1783.

The site selected for them, was on the Bay of Quinte in the newly surveyed town of Adolphustown and they arrived there on 16 June 1784. The Huff's and their families were among this group, as was another ancestral line, the Hoovers. They became the original members of the United Empire Loyalists.

(HISTORICAL NOTE: United Empire Loyalists.)
The story of the United Empire Loyalists began with the prolonged fighting known as the French - Indian War, which was the American portion of the seven Years War in Europe [1756 to 1763].
The British and some Colonial Troops protected the thirteen colonies of America and finally, with the fall of Quebec, took possession of French Canada. With the capture of Quebec, England, heavily in debt, unwisely resorted to the infamous Stamp Act to help meet her obligations. The colonists found themselves free from the threat from the North and with anti-monarchist elements, were anxious to make the most of the taxation without representation grievances.
Conditions were perhaps tolerable when agitators professed to be seeking only constitutional change and men of such standing as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington claimed they were not seeking complete independence.
When open rebellion became apparent, those people who were loyal to the crown felt that they had a right to support what they thought was most worthy of allegiance, became a duty and deserved respect of honourable men. However, the vociferous and organized minority, with it's "Association Test" and "Committees of Safety", soon subjected the Loyalists to indignities, imprisonment, confiscation of property and death. In addition, many thousands of colonists were men, well established, content and without strong political convictions and would have been happy to stay neutral.
Despite this, they became fearful of losing their worldly goods and their lives and took the Association Test and declared for the rebels.
In the end, might was right. Thousands of Loyalists left the thirteen colonies to return to England or to settle in either the West Indies or Canada. Some 30,000 settled in what was then known as the Maritimes (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland).
Another 10,000 settled in Ontario, then known as Upper Canada. Those Loyalists, coming from the East to this region, were transported up the St. Lawrence River in bateaux (light flat-bottomed river boats) to the general area they were to settle on land granted to them to replace the well developed farms they had left behind.
General Guy Carleton was appointed the second Governor of the Province of Canada in 1776. He led British Troops in the War of Independence, but suffered a defeat at Saratoga. After the war, as Lord Dorchester, he became the Governor-General of Canada.
In 1789, he made an "Order-in-Council" which created the only heredity title that has ever been instituted in Canada. He directed that a "Mark of Honour" be placed upon those families who had adhered to the Unity of Empire and joined the Royal Standard in America before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783. He also directed that a register be made of their names "to the end that their posterity may be discriminated from future settlers as proper objects for distinguished benefits and privileges". The register made pursuant to this order is called "The United Empire Loyalist Roll". The title was then given to the Loyalists and was to include all their children and their descendants, by either sex, and were to be distinguished by the capitals "U.E" affixed after their names.
(Extract from a pamphlet of the United Empire Loyalist Museum - Adolphustown, Ontaro - Canada) 
Huff, Solomon (I2417)
 
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Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico - Tuesday, November 28, 1944, Page 1

2 Killed by Fumes from Gas Stove ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 28 (/P)— Two small Albuquerque girls and their mother and another sister are In critical condition from carbon monoxide fumes. Deputy Sheriff Dan Garrison said they were over- como at their home yesterday. Betty Basher, 12, was dead when tho family t'roup was discovered and her nine-year-old sister, Mur- cclla', died lust night. The mother, Mrw. Eva Basher, and Marcella's twin, Mlrelda, were hospitallod. Asst. Dlst. Ally. Robert W. Reidy reported tests by Dr. John D, Clark of New Mnxlco University showed tho deadly fumes came from a stove failing to burn gas completely In the tightly-closed Basher home, The father, Harvey Basher, who operates an auto wrecking yard near tho dwelling, was reported at Cllne's Corners where he was preparing to open another wrecking yard.

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Las Vegas Daily Optic from East Las Vegas, New Mexico, Monday November 27, 1944, Page 3

FOUR FOUND UNCONSCIOUS !N ALBUQUERQUE HOME . - : " i ' ' . • Albuquerque, Nov. VJ. (AP>—Four persons, three girls and a woman, were found unconscious in a bedroom in East Albuquerque early today and one of the girls died later at a hospital, Justice of the Peace W. T. Harris reported. State police and sheriff's officers were investigating. The dead girl was identified as Betty. Basher, 12. Those unconscious were her mother, Mrs. Eva Basher, and twin sisters, about 8. 
Austin, Eva Mae (I9345)
 
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Most of the research for the Lees of Virginia presented here comes from Pamela Cranston of New York. Consult her Rootsweb tree for greater detail: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pamela2150&id=I2857

(Notes from Pamela Cranston)

The Lee Family of Middlesex County, Virginia

The home of this family was in the northern part of Middlesex, near what is now the village of Jamaica, and lies between Parrott's Creek and the Dragon, which is the head waters of the Pyankatank River. It is a rolling, well wooded and watered country and just south of the Essex County border.

Previous to 1667, Middlesex was a part of Lancaster county and the records are to be found in the Lancaster books. During this period the only certain way of determining whether one was an inhabitant of either county was by the grouping of names. This is conclusive.

The earliest known founder of this family is Thomas Lee. The earliest reference to him is in 1662.

Many Lees were in Virginia previous to this date. Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers lists four Thomas Lees who came over as head rights. Others came in from the West Indies. So far, it has been impossible to find out whether Thomas Lee was the first of his line to be in Virginia, or the names of his parents. The family name of his wife, Elizabeth, is not known, or if she was his first wife. The guesses have slight foundation. Possibly that they settled Jamaica might indicate a West Indies source. The name Charles was cherished through several generations. It might have been the name of Thomas’ father. Thomas Lee appeared to have more land than can be accounted for by purchase which might indicate that he inherited it. He also had four tithables in 1665 and five in 1666. He must have been a young man then and had other dependents other than children. The lines of the other Lees in Virginia are far from being cleared up. After 1666 Middlesex did not record tithables.

The main church in Lancaster/Middlesex County was Christ Church, under the Church of England. "Middlesex county was originally a part of Lancaster county, when the latter covered both sides of the Rappahannock River for an indefinite distance. Between the years 1650 and 1660 it is probable that it was made a separate county. Until that time one minister served the whole county, although it is probable there were two parishes on either side of the river before the division of the county. Those on the south side were called Lancaster and Pyankatank. They were originally one, and called Lancaster; and, in 1666, became one again, under the name of Christ Church, Lancaster county." Source: Meade, William. Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Volume I and II, (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857, Article XXXI..)

As Christ Church register (Middlesex Co., VA) does not record the birth of his three older children, Alice, Mary and Ann, Thomas Lee may have lived somewhere else before coming to Middlesex.

That he was literate, as was his son, Charles, that he was a modest property owner, and that in the county records his name was associated with the leading members of the county would indicate that he was a respected citizen. From 1662 to the filing of his will in 1709 he appears many times in the records of the county. The more important ones are here given:

Dec. 3rd, 1662. Lancaster deed book II P 255. Witnessed with Cuthbert Potter and William Brett deed by Bertram Obert.

l665 Lancaster Deed book III. Four tithables. 1666 Lancaster Deed Book III. Five tithables. March 2nd., 1673, Middlesex. A suit over tobacco between Francis Blackman and Robert Boodle and Mr. John Wortham and Mr. Thomas Lee. Middlesex Order Book P. 44.

1674. Ordered by court to pay John and Thomas Blewford 400 lbs. tobacco for bringing back his runaway servants, Thomas Berry and Charles Summerfield.

Middlesex Order Book 1673-1660. Front page. List of grand jury for 1677. Thomas Lee among the most prominent names of nothern Middlesex County.

Middlesex Order Book 1677/8. George Twyman, servant to Thomas Lee. Brought into court and adjudged sixteen years old. He came over on the ship "Recovery".

IX-172 1/2 April 7th. 1679. George Twyman, servant to Thomas Lee, is ordered to serve his said master for absenting himself by running away, one hundred and twenty-three days and for ye sum of eleven hundred and seventy pounds of tobacco and cask disbursed in recovering him and for damage in his crop ye full time of two years and a halfe from his first indenture time is expired.

Middlesex Order Book 1678/9. Robert Addis, arrived in ship Henry and Ann, servant to Thomas Lee, adjudged fifteen years old.

1779. Thomas Lee assessed for food for soldiers.

X-39 Oct 10th. 1681. Gregory Gibbs vs. Thomas Lee for assault, beating and wounding him. Which fact being put to ye trial of William Daniel, Dudley Augustine Cont, Robert Price, Jeremiah Overy, Anthony Slattery, Thomas Tozley, Anthony Barbee, John Ffirrell, Nicholas Paine, Thomas Hill and William Cheney who upon cathes say that they finde for ye plaintiff and award him for his loss of time and misery indured, ye sum of fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco and caske and that Thomas Lee pay ye doctor for ye cure of ye wounds, which verdict is by the court confirmed.

Middlesex County Order Book: X-317 Nov. 23rd. 1687. Att a court the for the County of Middlesex. Present. Col. Christopher Wormley, Capt. Walter Whittaker, Mr. John Wortham, Mr. Oswald Cary, Mr. William Daniel.

"The court being mett together by vurtue of his Excels commands signified by his letter of the 14th instant to take an acc of what men in this county are capable to finde horse and man as likewise to serve on foot in the militia of this county. Upon full examination of the same do hereby make returne as follows. That the persons whose names are underwritten are by this court thought of sufficient ability to find a man horse and arms."

Among the names listed were: Doodes Minor, William Montague, Thomas LEE, William Daniell Jr., Thomas Blewford, William MULLINS and Thomas GARDNER.

Order Book 2 1680-1694, pg. 563, (Hopkins, pg. 151.): 5 Sept., 1692, Adm. of estate of George Prestnall, decd., granted to John Kearsey. Sec: Mr. Francis Weeks and Mr. Thomas Lee.

Middlesex County Wills and Inventories: 1673-1812, Order Book 3 1694-1705, , pg. 110. (Hopkins, pg. 161): Thomas Lee served on a jury 19 Feb 1695, other jurors included: Thomas Crispe, William James, Thomas Spencer, Robert Chowning, Nicholas Howels, Edward Docker, John Berin, John Casey, Thomas Dyal, Richard Allin, William Mullings (Mullins), William Brooks, William Mounteconge (Montague), Nicholas West, George Goodloe, and Nicholas Rice.

Thomas Lee, seventh on list of fifty one prominent names. XX-l00 Feb. 18th. 1706/7. Thomas Lee coming before the court drunk. It is ordered that ye sheriff take him into custody and therein safely keep him till he pay his fine according to law.

Many of the other records refer to jury duty, enforcement of law and appraisal of estates. Of interest is that in 1702 he appraised the estates of Peter Montague and Geo. Twyman. XII-281. March 8th. 1709.

Middlesex County Wills and Inventories: 1673-1812 show Charles Lee probated the will of his father, Thomas Lee. The will was made March 1709 and was proved July 13, 1709.

The Family of Thomas Lee

Middlesex County Wills and Inventories: 1673-1812, p. 222, (Hopkins pg. 50). The will of Thomas Lee was dated February 13, 1709, proved March 6, 1709. In it he mentions his wife Elizabeth, son Charles, daughters Mary Jones and Ann Gardner, grandson Thomas Lee to whom he left the plantation bought of Anthony Slaughter, grandson Charles Lee and granddaughter Elizabeth Mullins, daughter of William Mullins, dec. His son Charles was executor and the witnesses were John Owen, Elizabeth Mullins and Ringing Gardner.

The births and marriages of Alice Lee, Mary Lee and Ann Lee are not recorded in the Christ Church Register. Mary Lee was the wife of William Jones whose will is on record in Middlesex dated March 6, 1709. (P224). His estate comprised about 300 acres. They left descendants. She married Thomas Warwick second and had children.

Ann Lee was the wife of William Gardner and the family was established in the county. They had descendants.

Elizabeth Lee daughter Thomas and Elizabeth Lee born in l677/8. Christ Church Register says she was baptized Aug. 11, 1678. She married William Mullins and left descendents.

In correspondence with Wendell Ware from Indianapolis, IN, a descendant of both the Daniel and Ware families of Middlesex Co, VA, Pamela Lee Cranston has been able to pin point fairly well where the Lee plantation was in Middlesex Co. Looking at a 1989 map of Middlesex County, the Lee property lay just west of state rt. 17, where the road forks at Jamaica, at point #711 on the map. The Lee farm was between the Daniel's and Ware farms. Route 17 in Middlesex County runs from the top of the county southeast down to Stingray Point.

After studying old deeds, Wendell Ware wrote on 5/22/2000, "When going south on Rt. 17 you will come to a second church on the map - the Daniel farm is just past it, about a half mile west of Jamaica. I saw the old house before they tore it down. Quoting from Deed Book 2, pg. 75-77, Samuel Ware bought property from William Owen in 1792, beginning at Ralph Watts corner on Briery Swamp on Robert Daniel's line then S 63 degrees and E 69 poles to the corner of Daniel and Charles Lee's line. This would indicate that the Lee plantation was on or near Rt. 17, east ot the Daniel's farm, closer to Jamaica. The Montague farm is south of them. What is important here is to remember that the Daniel farm is on the main road, Rt. 17 and it goes along both sides of the road. Most of it is on the the west and south side of Jamaica, which was named after the first Daniel plantation established by Capt. William Daniel in 1669. In the Lee deeds, if they refer to the main road, they are most likely referring to Rt. 17."

RESEARCH:
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http://www.ysearch.org/lastname_view.asp?uid=NMTNS&letter=&lastname=Lee&viewuid=NMTNS&p=0

Thomas Lee d. 1709 Middlesex Co., VA line - We have done DNA testing on this line. See the DNA results below and on the link. Please let me know if you find any connections with other earlier Lees in Virginia or from the UK.

Pamela Lee Cranston

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DYS 393 DYS 390 DYS 19/394 DYS 391 DYS 385a DYS 385b DYS 426 DYS 388 DYS 439 DYS 389-1
13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13
DYS 392 DYS 389-2 DYS 458 DYS 459a DYS 459b DYS 455 DYS 454 DYS 447 DYS 437 DYS 448
13 29 17 7 10 11 11 25 15 19
DYS 449 DYS 464a DYS 464b DYS 464c DYS 464d DYS 460 GATA H4 YCA IIa YCA IIb DYS 456
29 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 16
DYS 607 DYS 576 DYS 570 CDY a CDY b DYS 442 DYS 438
15 19 17 37 39 12 12

Haplogroup: R1b1c (tested)
Last name: Lee
Variant last names:
Tested with: Family Tree DNA
Contact person: Pamela Lee Cranston pcranstn@pacbell.net

Most distant known paternal ancestor on the direct male line
First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Lee
Year Born: About 1640?
Year Died: 1709
Country of Origin: Jamaica, Middlesex County, VA, USA

Additional information about Paternal Line:
Thomas Lee was in Lancaster/Middlesex County Virginia by 1662 and died there in Jamaica, Middlesex Co., in 1709. He may have been born about 1640 either in Virginia or England. So far, we have found no connection with his line and the Richard Lee line, the Immigrant, of Virginia.

Pamela Lee Cranston 
Lee, Thomas (I8772)
 
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William G. Lee and his older sister, Lucinda Spurgeon, with their spouses and children appear in the 1852 California state census next door to one another in El Dorado County. 
Lee, Lucinda (I7665)
 
5 "Cousin Alvin from Arkansas" He was a designer Los Angeles Furniture. He moved to California in the 30's (lived in Richmond) and used to visit Ray Mendenhall but rarely visited J.F.

According to Sue Fecko Cumpston when she was a little girl and stayed a lot with her grandparents, Alvin lived there also. He never married and was such a nice man and loved to square dance. He was always on the go everywhere and traveled a lot to visit family. He was about the only one that kept in touch with all the family.

Research: Ruie Mendenhall says Alvin died in December 1973. He died of lung cancer. 
Mendenhall, Alvin McKinley (I1706)
 
6 "Eustace was a benefactor of the monastery of St. Peter in Gloucester. He, or one of his immediate descendants, took the name of de Whitney from Whitney on Wye, in the Marches of Wales, where his principal castle was located. The name of the place doubtless comes from the appearance of the river, meaning in Saxon, white water, from hwit, white, and ey, water. The estate comprised over two thousand acres, and remained in the family until 1893, when it was sold, there being no member of the family to hold it. The castle has entirely disappeared, but it is believed to be in ruins under the Wye, which has, in the course of years, changed its path. The castle was probably built on an artificial mound, surrounded by a moat fed by the river, which gradually undermined the castle, which was at last disintegrated." son of Turstin, Eustace (I2205)
 
7 "Joe Willie" as he was called by his wife and friends, was born on College St. in the Lockwood area near Yorkshire, England. He was named after his two grandfathers, Joseph Worth and William Garlick. He was the first grandson for each of them and there was some disagreement over whether he should be named Joseph William or William Joseph. He was raised and educated in England and moved to Sweden with his family at the age of 13. Later he went to school in Hamburg for a couple of years where he learned the textile trade.

While courting Agda, who lived on the outskirts of Göteborg, he would ride a streetcar and sometimes miss the last car back. He would end up walking home and getting back in the wee hours of the morning.

They were married in Sweden on two different days, having both religious and civil ceremonies. Walter and Edgar were not at the wedding - they were already in Canada by then. Lily was in hospital with a broken leg and blood poisoning but her father attended. And Helfred was already sick with the Appendicitus that eventually killed her. They had a british minister (Rev. Sydney Malkinson) and were married in St. Andrews, the English church in Goteborg, and had a large reception in a rented hall. They left Sweden immediately for Canada.

Upon their arrival in New York, they stayed three weeks with Agda's cousin Olga. Then they travelled to Canada, settling first in Paris, Ontario, where they worked with Joe's brothers, Edgar and Walter, at Penman's Mills. Joe and Agda rented a place there and Edgar and Walter boarded with them. Joe and Edgar were Superintendents of Penmans. Later, they moved to Peterborough, and convinced their father, Dyson, to come and establish Bonner-Worth Mills. Joe became Superintendent of the mill and was elected to the school board in Peterborough. The familys lived on Weller Street there.

On a return visit to Sweden, Joseph fell ill with Rheumatic Fever. The steamship was stopped by a German U-boat but, despite the fact that Joe was a British citizen, because he was so sick the U-boat captain let him go. The fever damaged his heart and was the eventual cause of his death.

In June or July of 1923, Joe and his brothers sold Bonner-Worth to Dominion Woolens and he and his family moved to Altadena, South Pasadena, and then to San Marino, California, near Los Angeles. Joe and his brothers set up a worsted wool yarn mill in East Los Angeles at 4400 Worth St. in the same year. By 1933 Worth Bros. employed one hundred and fifty people and it was only one of two mills in operation on the west coast.

Joe gave a speech to the Swedish Club in Los Angeles (of which he was the President) on the significance of the number 13 in his life. He was married on the 13th (one of the two ceremonies), left Sweden on the 13th of the month, was in cabin 413 on the ship, and he had lived 13 years in England, 13 years in Sweden, and 13 years in Canada. He noted that he was in the 13th year in the United States and wondered where he was going from there. He died before the year was out. The story was submitted to Ripley's Believe It or Not but never published.

Joe was a Knight Templar Mason and was active in the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, chairing its textile sub-committee. He was also active in the Pasadena Athletic Club and the St. James Episcopal Church.

Joe suffered from angina. His daughter, Blanche, remembers the night he died. It was a month before Blanche's birthday. He and Agda had come to visit her when her husband, Jud, was in a meeting. He played with Cynthia and Doug (they were just tiny then.) She aked them to stay for coffee and wait for Jud to come home, but Joe said he wasn't feeling well. So he sat down and wrote her a check for $10 for her birthday. She protested that her birthday was still a month off, but he said she should buy something and show him what she got. He died later that night.

RESEARCH NOTES: Lily Worth says Joseph & Agda's wedding took place on April 8 and 9. Blanche Worth says it occurred on the 9th and 10th. Records would seem to indicate the civil ceremony was April 5 and the church ceremony was April 9. 
Worth, Joseph William "Joe Willie" (I224)
 
8 "Jonathan Whitney was born in Mendon, in that part subsequently Milford, Mass., and soon after his marriage in 1761, moved to Conway, where he resided until 1782. With his son, Joel, he went in 1789 to Ontario Co., N.Y., cut a stock of hay on
the "Old Castle" farm near Geneva and put in four or five acres of wheat, put up a log house 18 feet square and roofed it up with bark, and returned home to Conway in the fall. In 1791 with his family he moved to the "Old Castle" farm with ox
teams and were some seventeen days on the road.
Jonathan was in the Revolutionary War and was at the seige of Ticonderoga. The trees around the fort had been felled to allow the guns to be used. One tree, however, remained upright, against which another had fallen in a slanting direction. He
climbed into the crotch of the upright tree and fired into the fort, a party under the tree loading guns and handing them up to him. It was some time before he was discovered and driven away by the garrison."
He began his miltary career during the Lexington Alarm on 22 April 1775 as a Sergeant. In May of 1776 he was a 1st Lieutenant. In June of 1780 he was made a Captain of the 7th Co., 5th Regt. of the Hampshire County, Massachusetts militia. 
Whitney, (Capt.) Jonathan (I908)
 
9 "Jonathan Whitney was born in Mendon, in that part subsequently Milford, Mass., and soon after his marriage in 1761, moved to Conway, where he resided until 1782. With his son, Joel, he went in 1789 to Ontario Co., N.Y., cut a stock of hay on the "Old Castle" farm near Geneva and put in four or five acres of wheat, put up a log house 18 feet square and roofed it up with bark, and returned home to Conway in the fall. In 1791 with his family he moved to the "Old Castle" farm with ox teams and were some seventeen days on the road.

Jonathan was in the Revolutionary War and was at the seige of Ticonderoga. The trees around the fort had been felled to allow the guns to be used. One tree, however, remained upright, against which another had fallen in a slanting direction. He climbed into the crotch of the upright tree and fired into the fort, a party under the tree loading guns and handing them up to him. It was some time before he was discovered and driven away by the garrison."

He began his miltary career during the Lexington Alarm on 22 April 1775 as a Sergeant. In May of 1776 he was a 1st Lieutenant. In June of 1780 he was made a Captain of the 7th Co., 5th Regt. of the Hampshire County, Massachusetts militia. 
Whitney, Capt Jonathan (I1480)
 
10 "Mama Sallie" was the oldest of 14 children of William Lamentine Byers Robinson and Mary Martha "Mollie" (Huffstetler) Robinson of Gaston Co., North Carolina. She suffered a stroke in Chester, South Carolina, on April 16, 1940, immediately
after seeing "Gone With the Wind."
Research: Sallie and her children appear in the 1910 census for South Carolina. She appears again in 1920 listed as "widow of Brooks". 
Robinson, Sarah "Sallie" Brown (I2364)
 
11 "Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern, California" Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company 1892 page 330.

"Edwin Swain Balaam crossed the plains to this State with an ox team in 1853, and as an old settler of Tulare County is justly entitled to honorable mention in the history now under construction. Mr. Balaam was born in Arkansas, December 19, 1841, son of George and Sarah (Swain) Balaam, natives of England. His father was born December 4, 1805; came to the United States and first settled in Ohio, then in Kentucky, later in Arkansas and still later in Texas, coming with his family to California in 1853. He now resides in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. Of the nine children born to him and his wife seven are living. The subject of our sketch was twelve years old when he arrived in California, and his education was obtained in Tulare County. He was married in 1863 to Miss Madora M. Glass, a native of Texas, and a daughter of Robert Glass, who came to California in 1853. Four children have been born to them, all in Tulare County, namely: Emma, wife of W. G. Davis; Albert S., Walter J. and Charles Frederick. In 1865 Mr. Balaam located 160 acres of land adjoining the farm on which he now resides. He improved it and lived on it ten years, after which he sold out and in 1875 built the Farmersville Hotel, which he conducted four years. He then removed to Tulare and built the Pacific Hotel, leasing it soon afterward and coming to his present location. His home place consists of eighty acres of choice land, which he has improved by planting and building and on which he is engaged in grain, fruit and stock-farming. Mr. Balaam was in early life a Democrat, but in later years espoused the cause of temperance and is now a Prohibitionist. He is one of the worthy and reliable settlers of the county, and takes pride in its welfare and growth. 
Balaam, Edwin Swain (I9803)
 
12 "Pioneer Peiter" came to America on the ship "Robert and Alice" out of Dublin, Ireland, arriving on 11 Sep 1738. The English Quakers of Pennsylvania resented the influx of Germans and forced them to take an oath of loyalty to King George II. Peiter did this upon his arrival. He was a member of the Committee of Safety in 1748 and served in Captain Samuel Corbin's company during the "Spanish Alarm" the same year. Peiter and his wife lived two years in Pennsylvania in either Berks or Lancaster Co., and then moved on to Frederick, Maryland for several years. The better land having been taken, they packed their possessions into covered wagons and traveled south, through the Shenandoah Valley, into Bladen Co., North Carolina (now Gaston Co.) Heyl, Peiter (I11)
 
13 "The Van Nuys News"
Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., California

Thursday, July 10, 1958
pg. 65

LEE, Ella, of Woodland Hills, passed away July 7.

Survived by one son James; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cooper of Woodland Hills and Mrs. Johanna Becker of Malibu; one brother, John Tavornick of Glendale; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Stokes of Woodland Hills.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Canoga Park Methodist Church with Chaplin 0. Button, officiating.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.  Praiswater Funeral Home, Canoga Park, directors.

(Courtesy of Bob & Valerie (Johnson) Freeman) 
Tavornick, Patronella (I1068)
 
14 # Abbrev: Adams County, Ohio Marriages, Book 2 (1813-1819)
Title: Adams County, Ohio Marriages, Book 2 (1813-1819)
Page: Pg. 73 
Family F1872
 
15 (Elizabeth L Brown Glenn (Levi Moses Glenn), b. 28 Jan 1850, d. 8 Aug 1905 - FindAGrave, Sumner Cem., also m. Hamilton) Brown, Elizabeth L. (I10827)
 
16 (Marriage date either 22 or 26 April.) Ashlock, Bertha (I1708)
 
17 (married name Eubank - b. 4 Nov 1852, d. 27 Feb 1923 per FindAGrave) Brown, Sarah E (I10822)
 
18 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Richard Tunstall Montague, according to the Peter Montague Family Genealogy, married and settled in Norfolk Co., VA. His youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married a Mr. Alexander and resided in So. Portsmouth, VA. 
Montague, Richard Tunstall (I8676)
 
19 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

The Lee Family Bible of Richard Buffon Lee and Mary Jo Day (owned bu Joseph Day Lee III in 1999) records Agnes Garrett Lee's death in 1890 and says she "died at the Exchange Hotel, Richmond, VA while our home (which was 838 West Grace St., Richmond) was being remodeled - our first sorrow." 
Lee, Agnes Garrett (I8655)
 
20 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

A Charles Lee m. Elizabeth Howard 4/15/1815. 
Lee, Charles (I8752)
 
21 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

According to the Christ Church Parish Register, pg. 178, Mary Lee Jones Warwick died on Jan. 8, 1720 and was buried on Jan. 11, 1720. She died two days after her brother Charles Lee died on Jan. 6, 1720; he was buried Jan. 9, 1720.

RESEARCH:

Jon Lynn Daniel (1953-1993), The Daniel Family of Middlesex County,
Virginia.

Rutman Research Files, Virginia Historical Society, Biographical
Folders: Born 1676, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Lee. Died
January 1720/1721. Widow of William Jones whose estate she and
husband Thomas Warwick were granted administration of. August 1718
administration of her husband's estate. Charles Lee and John Owen
provided security.

Event: Death of spouse William /JONES/ (7) DEC 1709
Death: 8 JAN 1720/1721 in Middlesex County, Virginia

Father: Thomas LEE (3)
Mother: Elizabeth ? (103)

Marriage 1 William JONES (7)

Married: BEF 1690 in Unknown

Children

1. Ann JONES
2. Thomas JONES (3)
3. William JONES (8)
4. James JONES (3) b: BEF APR 1705
5. Elizabeth JONES (3) b: BEF MAR 1708


Marriage 2 Thomas WARWICK (4) b: BEF 1678

Married: 4 AUG 1711

Children

1. John WARWICK (4) b: 14 MAR 1711/1712
2. Thomas WARWICK (6) b: BEF 2 MAY 1714
3. Phillip WARWICK (2) b: 27 NOV 1716 in Middlesex County, Virginia 
Lee, Mary (I8775)
 
22 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

According to the George William Montague's book of the History and Genealogy of Peter Montague of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, VA 1621-1894, Charles H. Lee lived in Richmond, VA and his son John Lee lived in Huntsville, AL, both dead by 1894. 
Lee, Charles Henry (I8613)
 
23 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

According to the Peter Montague Family genealogy p. 189.

"Richard Dabbs Montague had a military turn of mind from a young boy. He studied hard and studies medicine. he went to New Orleans in 1834 and began a business there. In 1837, he joined the militia of New Orleans and in 1837 went with his regiment to Florida to fight the Seminole Indians. After the treaty of 1839, while on his way home from Tampa Bay to new orleans, he was kiled by a fly wheel of a steamer. He was observing its mechanism and being naturally near-sighted stood too close to it and was instantly killed. He was of a gay and lively disposition yet tender and gentle-hearted as a woman. He was greatly loved by his comrades in arms and deeply lamented by all who knew him." 
Montague, Richard Dabbs (I8730)
 
24 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

According to the Peter Montague Family Genealogy p. 189. The Rev. Abraham Montague and his wife Jane Lee Montague were both drowned at the same time about the year 1825 while on their way to attend an evening meeting while crossing Moratico Creek which divides Richmond Co. from Lancaster Co., just north of Montague Island. They were crossing the creek in a boat that proved to be too heavily loaded. The boat capsized. Mr. Montague was an expert swimmer and could have saved himself and his wife but she frantically seized and clung to him, making it impossible for him to use his arms. They were both buried in the same coffin. 
Montague, Abraham (I8725)
 
25 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Before the civil War, the Day girls were known as the 'richest young ladies in Georgia'. Their father, Judge Joseph Day of Macon, GA was the speaker of the House of Representatives of Georgia. He married his wife, Mary Ann Hampton, rather late in life; he died soon after the war. The ravages of the Civil War left his wife and daughters much poorer and sometime late, they moved to Staunton, VA near Staunton Military Academy and now what is Mary Baldwin College.

They established a boarding house to make ends meet and it was during this period that she met and married Richard Buffon Lee.

Great grandmother Mary Ann Hampton Day entrusted all of the family's money, or what was left of it, to Grandfather Richard B. Lee, true to the custom of the time, because they thought men knew best about these things. Eventually, it was all gone, through ostentaious living and poor business acumen. By the time their children, Ronald and Mary, were old enough to work, they were the main support of the family. Joseph Day Lee, who had done exceptionally well in school, attended Richmond College at 14, continued through Law School at Columbia Univeristy, and graduated at 21, thanks to his silblings Ronald and Mary. Mary herself was able to go to Columbia Teacher's College, where Abigail Stout Howell was a student, and Mary introduced her to Joseph Day Lee. 
Day, Mary Jo Porter (I8647)
 
26 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Charles Lee son of Phillip and Ann Montague Lee married Clarissa Montague, dau. of William S. Montague, and had sons, Charles Henry Lee and John Lee. (See Montague Book.)

Pamela Lee Cranston (in 2000) owns an original document of a Middlesex County Indenture, 1811, between Charles Lee and Clarissa his wife & Phillip Montague referencing "Forty-eight acres, on the north side of the main county road bordering the land of Capt. Robert Daniels." Signed by "Charles Lee & Clarissa H. Lee" and witnessed and signed by "William S. Montague, Samuel Ware, Abrm Montague, Phillip Lee."

1811 Land Deed Document:

"This Indenture made this seventeenth day of March in the yeare of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Eleven between Charles Lee and Clarissa his wife of the county of Middlesex and state of Virginia of the one part and Philip Montague of the county and state afore mentioned of the other part. Witnesseth, that the said Charles Lee & Clarissa, his wife for and in consideration of fifty four pounds lawfull money of Virginia to them...whereof they doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit and discharge the said Phillip Montague, hath given, granted...and sold and by these presents doth given, grant, bargain, sell unto the said Phillip Montague and his heirs, forty eight acres of land in the county of Middlesex bounded or followeth beginning at W. Blake on the north side of the main county road near a large red oak, ... to a chestnut tree standing in a graveyard of Capt. Robert Daniel's family and from thence a straight course to Robert Daniels line thence northwardly along the second Daniels line to a red oak on the south side of the main road, then down the main road to the beginning state afore mentioned..."

"To have and to hold the said forty eight acres od land be the same more or less with the appertinences unto the said Philip Montague his heirs and (illegible word) to the only proper use and be hoof of to him the said Philip Montague his heirs and (afrigns) for ever; and the said Chalres Lee and Clarissa his wife for themselves and him doth covenant and grant to and with the said Philip Montague his heirs and (afrigns) that the said Charles Lee and Clarissa his wife at the ensealing of these presents stand (illegible word) of a good lheese and indefeazeble estate of inheritence in (Pound sign) simple in the forty eight acres of land be the same more or less; and hath good right and lawfull authority to sell and borrow the same and lastly that said Charles Lee and Clarissa his wife for themselves; and these here in doth covenant and grant to and with the Philip Montague his heirs and afrigns that they will warrant and each defend the right and little of in (illegible) to the above mentioned forty eight acres of land as above mentioned and unto the said Philip Montague his heirs and aprigns for ever in witness where of, we have herewith set our hands and seals the day and date first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:

Signed: Signed:
William S. Montague Charles Lee (sealed)
Samuel Ware Clarissa H. Lee (sealed)
Abr"m" Montague
Philip Lee

On the reverse of this document it reads: On the 23rd day of September 1811 - the document was in open court acknowleged by Charles Lee and Clarissa H. Lee, his wife, to be their acts and deeds and ordered to be recorded. Teste: Tho. Muse, Clk,
Truly recorded: Tho. Muse, Clerk.
Charles Lee to Philip Montague: Deed for Land 48 acres, 1811, Sept. 23rd. Acknowld: O.R. Recorded.

William S. Montague is Clarissa's father, Abraham Montague is probably her brother. Philip Lee (Pamela's gt. gt. gt. grandfather) is Charles Ludwell Lee's brother. (Their father Philip Lee Sr. died in 1802.) Philip Montague was brother in law to Charles Lee, who married his sister Fannie Lee and he was cousin to Clarissa Montague once or twice removed.

Document, 15 x 12-1/2 inches, was once folded into eighths, creating horizontal and vertical creasing. Moderate tearing along center and right-hand side creases. Minor tear on left side of document. Some smudging and ink burn, overall moderate foxing. Slight fold (1/8"), lower right corner.

According to the George William Montague's book of the History and Genealogy of Peter Montague of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, VA 1621-1894, Charles Ludwell Lee died in 1830. 
Lee, Charles Ludwell (I8598)
 
27 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Charles Lee, (some LDS files list him as John Charles LEE), son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lee, was born March 23rd 1683/4 and died Jany. 6th 1720. He was buried on Jany 9, 1720. (Christ Church Register, pg. 178.)

Middlesex County Wills and Inventories: 1673-1812, Will Book B 1713-1734, part 1, pg. 179. (Hopkins, pg. 59): Will of Charles Lee... 16 Mar 1718/7 Mar 1720... Sons John Lee, Charles Lee, and Thomas Lee. Wife Dorothy Lee. Exors: Son george Lee, wife (Dorothy), and sons Thomas Lee and John Lee. Wit: Thomas Russell, Ann Russell and George Stapleton.

Christ Church Register does not give the birth date of Thomas; but it was prior to 1709 because he was mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Thomas Lee, as is also Charles. Christ Church Register gives the birth dates of the children of Charles and Dorothy Lee as follows:
Charles born May 30th. 1708 died Aug 20th 1715
John born Aug. 28th 1712.
George born April 26th. 1715
Charles born Feb. 8th 1718 (This second Charles was evidently named to take the place of the Charles who had died three years before.)

Charles Lee, who died at thirty-seven, left very meager records. They are as follows. Middlesex Order Book XII-1705 -1710-P 278. Feb. 7th. 1709. John Brame vs. Charles Lee. Action for assault, (case dismissed. P. 284.) XII-280. Mar. 6th. 1709 Hannah Provert Adm. estate of her husband, William Probart. Charles Lee and Henry Goodloe, security.

XII-281 - March 8th. 1709/10 Exec. estate of father, Thomas Lee.

Deed Book 3, 1703-1709, Middlesex co VA; Filmed at VSL by GSUT 12 May 1947 (Film 0032445). Very difficult to read, much ink bleeding: p 220
"Know all men by these presents that Hannah Provert, Charles Lee and Henry Goodloe of Middlesex county are held and firmely bound unto Matthew Kemp, gent, first in Commission of the of the peace for the said County his heires, Executors, administrators and assignees for in behalf and to the [?] and behalfe of the Justices belonging to the Court of the said County their Executors, admins, and assigns and [?] [?] in the sum of three hundred pounds sterl." This bond was posted 6 Mar 1709 and the conditions of the obligation were that the above Hannah Provert, assigned? Of the late William Provert, dec'd made inventory of the goods, chatells and credits of the estate of the deceased.
Signed: Hannah H Probert
Chas Lee
Henry Goodlow

XII-1710-1721 P52-Oct. 2nd. 1711 William Gardner ordered to pay Charles Lee as witness in case vs. John Southern.

Alice Sylvester (Silvester) appears to have been a poor, invalid widow under the care of parish relief. The rector of Christ Church at that time was the Rev. Bartholomew Yates. His son, Thomas Lee was also paid 1,000 lbs tobacco in 1714 for keeping Alice Sylvester as was Richard Winn, the same amount, for keeping her in 1705 and 1708. Christ Church Vestry Book, Middlesex Co., VA, p. 142: In 1715, 500 lbs tobacco to Charles Lee for keeping Alice Sylvester for 6 months. In Oct. 1715, 700 lbs. tobacco to Charles Lee for Keeping Alice Sylvester for 4 months and for her burial. Christ Church Regristry records (pg. 84) show that Alice Silvester died January 6, and was buried January 8, 1714.

XIII-263-Dec. 6th. 1715. Charles Lee sworn as grand juror.

XIII-514 - March 7th. 1720 Joseph Hardee, John Southern, Thomas Cheney and Robert George to appraise estate of Charles Lee. Dorothy to appear and make oath of inventory. The children surviving at the time of Charles Lee's will and the children born to Charles and Dorothy Lee according to Christ Church Register, were: Thomas (no birth date) His will was filed in 1753
John, born Aug. 28th,1712.
George born April. 26th,1715
Charles born Feb. 8th 1718. 
Lee, Charles (I8514)
 
28 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Charles Lee: Fourth son of Charles and Dorothy Lee to have issue. He was born according to Christ Church Register, Feb. 8th, 1718. His will on file in Middlesex County is dated May 31st. 1791 &and was probated June 25th, 1792. It does not mention a wife; but names children, Charles Lee, Phil1ip Lee and daughters, Penny Daniel and Fanny McTyre of Lancaster Co., and grandson Lewis Lee. His son Charles Lee was made executor. Wit: Thomas Brooks, Ann Brooks, Robert Daniel, Mary Faron and Reuben Lee.

There are a great many Middlesex records referring to Charles Lee. According to Christ Church Register, he married Penelope Cheney Jany. 24th. 1737/8. There is no record of her death. She was the daughter of Thomas Cheney and Jane Sweepstone stone who according to Christ Church Register were married June 16th. 1711. Also according to the Register Penelope was born to Thomas and Jane Cheney Aug. 6th. 1721.

(Further data of the Cheney family is given later. There is no other reference to the Swepstone family in Christ Church Register and Swemm's Index does not mention the name. It may be misspelled in this reference.)

Christ Church Register gives the names of children born to Charles and Penelope Lee with certain of their death dates as follows:

Elizabeth b. 2/l2/l738/9. d. 3/23/1739
Catherine b. 3/12/1740.
Jane b. 6/20/1743. d. 9/5/1743.
Isaac. b. 10/27/1744.
George. b. (C. C. Reg. P. 298. Partly obliterated date of 17- - . Would approximate 1748)
Charles. b. 11/5/1758.

(There are about twelve years missing from the Christ Church Register which might account for the missing dates and the record of the other children mentioned in the will).

Proof of identity of Charles Lee.

George Lee was certainly the son of Charles Lee and Dorothy Lee. His mother died in his house and his wife, Mary Budford Lee probated her will. Charles Lee was the executor of his estate. Charles Lee who married Penelope Cheney was the same as the above. His signature on a deed of real estate in which Penelope Lee joins him made 12/15/1747, is the same as that on his will as is that on the marriage bond of Elizabeth Aldin, widow, dated Sept. 3rd. 1765 to John George, gent. In which he is designated as Charles Lee, gent. Elizabeth Aldin was daughter of George and Mary Buford Lee who had married John Aldin Dec. 7th. 1762. Her father was dead at that time and her uncle Charles went on her marriage bond. Also the tax records of Middlesex county for this period contain no other Charles Lee but Charles Lee, Jr.

According to the records Charles Lee was a prosperous and respected planter. His plantation was about seven hundred acres and he had some thirty slaves. Some of them with land he gave to his children before his death. He was road commissioner for the county and tobacco inspector. Also patroller of Christ Church, whose duty it was to see that the members attended or to fine them if they did not. In various legal papers he was associated many times with John Greenwood, William Daniel, Lewis Montague, Robert and Garret Daniel, John Blakeley, Massey Yarrington, Josiah Chowning, Phillip Latane, William Segar and William and Phillip Montague. All of them prominent citizens of the county.

Christ Church Vestry Book: p. 299: mentions Charles Lee, patroller, 1756 -1758, paid 32 lbs. of tobacco each of those years. 
Lee, Charles (I8569)
 
29 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 110, state thats he was baptized Aug. 2, 1722, son of William and Elizabeth Gardner. 
Gardner, John (I8831)
 
30 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 42, state that he was baptized 17 June, 1694, son of John and Michall Bristow. 
Bristow, Nicholas (I8832)
 
31 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 55, state thats she was baptized June 14, 1702, of William and Ann Gardner. 
Gardner, Ann (I8826)
 
32 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 77, state thats he was baptized 6th day of 7ber, son of William and Ann Gardiner. 
Gardner, William (I8823)
 
33 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 92, state thats she was baptized Sept. 17, 1715 daughter of William and Ann Gardner. 
Gardner, Diana (I8827)
 
34 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish Records, p. 97, state thats she was baptized May 26, 1717, daughter of William and Ann Gardiner. 
Gardner, Agatha (I8828)
 
35 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish register, Middlesex Co., VA: p. 96: John Owen and Hannah Probert ye 20th of April 1710.

Some researchers think she would have been too young to be a daughter of William and Hannah so must be a sister. I believe Walter Probert in the same time frame might be a brother to William. 
Probart, Hannah (I8498)
 
36 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Parish register, p. 29:
William Jones was from New Kent County, VA and married first Alice Lee July 8, 1686. She died possibly around April 1687. He married 2) Mary Lee, also daughter of Thomas Lee. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. His will was made out March 6, 1709 and probated Dec. 19, 1709. Excutors: Wife Mary Lee Jones, and sons: William , Thomas, and James. Witnesses: Richard Winn, Thomas Warwick, William Gardinor (Gardner) and Thomas Chaney (Cheney).Middlesex County Order Book 2, 1680-1694, p. 557, (Hopkins, pg. 151). June 6, 1692: George Comeing accuses William Jones of assault.

Middlesex County Order Book 2, 1680-1694, p. 681, (Hopkins, pg. 154): March 5, 1693: Probate of William Chaney, decd., granted to Penelope Chaney and William Jones, executors.

Middlesex County Will and Inventories Book 1673-1812, pg. 224, (Hopkins, pg. 50):
William Jones, will made March 6, 1709 and proved Dec. 19, 1709. He bequeathed his estate to his children: to William Jones his son land adj. to William Chaney and Roberts James, and to his son Thomas Jones, James Jones, "after my wife's death". Daughters Ann and Elizabeth Jones. Exec: Mary Jones, wife, and three sons. Wit: Richard Winn, Thomas Warwick, William Gardinor and Thomas Chaney.

Middlesex County Order Book 5, 1710-1726, p. 146, (Hopkins, pg. 171): Sept. 1, 1713: Thomas and wife Mary Warwickm executors of William Jones will, decd.

The Middlesex County Will Book B 1713-1734, p. 2 (Hopkins, pg. 54): Dec 13, 1713 Inventory of estate of William Jones, decd., presented by Thomas Warwick and Mary Warwick, his wife, executrix. (Mention of "colt belonging to Anne Jones.")

Middlesex County Order Book 5, 1710-1726, p. 146, (Hopkins, pg. 171): Nov. 4, 1713 Ann Jones against Thomas Warwick and his wife Mary Warwick, executrix of William Jones, decd. 
Jones, William (I8778)
 
37 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Records show (pg. 84) that Ringing Gardner died April 7, and was buried April 9, 1715.

Middlesex County Will Book B 1713-1734, p. 43 (Hopkins, pg. 55): Inventory of estate for Ringing Gardner, decd. for Edmund Hammerton on Oct. 14, 1715. 
Gardner, Ringing (I8822)
 
38 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Register has an entry that George Lee married Peggy Hardy 1/22/1778. He might have been the son recorded to Charles and Penelope Lee. If so he must have died before the making of his father's will. 
Lee, George (I8580)
 
39 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church register: Bapt. April 1, 1705. James Jones was Baptised April 1, 1705 at Christ Church, Middlesex Co., VA. 
Jones, James (I8782)
 
40 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Register: Mary dau of Wm. & Hannah Proverb (Probart) born 16 Nov 1708.

Church Records: Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County VA 1653-1812 (975.533 K2p)
p169. Thomas Shelton and Mary Probert married 14 January 1730 
Probart, Mary (I8505)
 
41 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church Register: p. 66: Penelope Chany Warwick, dau of Thomas and Mary Warwick, baptized September 7, 1705. Thomas could have had a wife named Mary, but not Mary Lee Jones, after Elizabeth Goodrich. (Or another Thomas Warwick marrid Elizabeth Goodrich.) 
Warwick, Penelope Chany (I8790)
 
42 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Christ Church register: William son of William and Hannah Proverb (Probart) baptised 12 May, 1702. 
Probart, William (I8506)
 
43 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Currie Lee son of Phillip and Ann Montague Lee married Mildred Hutchins (Hutchings) dau. Opie Hutchins on Christmas Day, 1826, and had children. Dr. Richard Currie Lee lived in Baltimore, and had son Richard Laws Lee, who was living in Baltimore in the 1940s. 
Lee, Currie (I8599)
 
44 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Deed Abstracts of Middlesex County Virginia V2. 1703-1709 (975.533 R2s)

p41 (From deed book pages 87-88) Indenture 6 August 1705 between William Probert and Hannah his wife on one part and William Gardiner sold to Gardiner 60 acres of land in Middlesex county. William Probert came to Court 3 Sept 1705 and acknowledged the deed to William Gardiner. Hannah Probert also appeared and being first examined, relinquished her right to dower.

Christ Church Vestry Book, Middlesex Co., VA, p. 142: In 1714, 500 lbs tobacco to William Gardner for keeping Alice Sylvester for 6 months.

Realted Garnder family may have been Thomas Gardner and Diana Gardner. Middlesex County Will and Inventories Book 1673-1812 show (pg. 222) Will proved of Diana Garnder, dec., on July 6, 1709.

Middlesex County Order Book: X-317 Nov. 23rd. 1687. Att a court the for the County of Middlesex. Present. Col. Christopher Wormley, Capt. Walter Whittaker, Mr. John Wortham, Mr. Oswald Cary, Mr. William Daniel. "The court being mett together by vurtue of his Excels commands signified by his letter of the 14th instant to take an acc of what men in this county are capable to finde horse and man as likewise to serve on foot in the militia of this county. Upon full examination of the same do hereby make returne as follows. That the persons whose names are underwritten are by this court thought of sufficient ability to find a man horse and arms."

Among the names listed were: Doodes Minor, William Montague, Thomas LEE, William Daniell Jr., Thomas Blewford, William MULLINS and Thomas Gardner.

On Jan. 26, 1711, William Gardner witnessed, along with John Owen and Betty Morgan, the will of John Hanson.

Middlesex County Will and Inventories Book 1673-1812, Order Book 5: 1710-1726, p. 357. (Hopkins, pg. 181.) 7 Jan 1717, William Gardner and Robert Dudley "for common swearing".

Middlesex County Will and Inventories Book 1673-1812 show (pg. 221) Thomas Gardner: will, May 28, 1709 and proved Feb. 6, 1709. He bequeathed his estate to his grandchild Ann Godding and Mary Godding and to his wife, unnamed. Exec. was his son in law, Thomas Godding and John Gibbs. Wit: Jospeh Goard, Mary Gibbs and Mary Shepherd. 
Gardner, William (I8820)
 
45 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Deed Book 3, 1703-1709, Middlesex co VA; Filmed at VSL by GSUT 12 May 1947 (Film 0032445). Very difficult to read, much ink bleeding, p. 220:

"Know all men by these presents that Hannah Provert, Charles Lee and Henry Goodloe of Middlesex county are held and firmely bound unto Matthew Kemp, gent, first in Commission of the of the peace for the said County his heires, Executors, administrators and assignees for in behalf and to the [?] and behalfe of the Justices belonging to the Court of the said County their Executors, admins, and assigns and [?] [?] in the sum of three hundred pounds sterl." This bond was posted 6 Mar 1709 and the conditions of the obligation were that the above Hannah Provert, assigned? Of the late William Provert, dec'd made inventory of the goods, chatells and credits of the estate of the deceased
Signed: Hannah H Probert
Chas Lee
Henry Goodlow 
Hannah H. (I8494)
 
46 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Dorothy Henry Lee, wife of Charles Lee. After the death of Charles she married Thomas Cheney, father of her daughter-in-law, and moved to Essex County, Sept. 30th 1731. Thomas Cheney died before Aug. 1734 (Iv-30) July 2nd. 1734 Dorothy Cheney petitions to administer the estate of Thomas Chaney. Wm. Gardner and Thomas Lee, security. See for further Chaney connections under Chaney Family. At the time of her death she was living with the widow of her son George. (Will Book Middlesex 1675-1798 1) 267)

Dorothy Lee must have been quite a person., and it is to be hoped that her family line will be established some time in the future. She married two prosperous planters and while following the persistent idea that women loose their charm when educated, she signed her name with her mark. It was a whopping Big D and shows character. Three of her signatures have been discovered, one of them on the will of John Mullins. (Middlesex Will Book 1713-1734 P. 74) Dorothy Lee was the widow of Charles Lee (b. 3/23/1683/84) and mother of Charles Lee (b. 2/8/1718) who married Penelope Cheney, daughter of her second husband, Thomas Cheney. After their marriage, they moved to Essex Co., Va, Sept. 30, 1731.

Middlesex County Will Book D 1748-1760, p. 404 (Hopkins, pg. 84):
Dorothy Cheney... 3 Feb 1757/ 2 Aug 1757... Granddaughter Dorothy Lee. Granddaughter Elizabeth Lee. Rest of the estate to George Lee who is executor. Wit: Thomas Price and William Gardner. (Note on pg. 405 stsates "presented by Mary Lee... George Lee the executor herein being dead.") 
Henry, Dorothy (I8515)
 
47 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Dorothy Lee, born March 31st. 1749. Married Ludovic Tuggle, gent. Oct. 1st. 1765. 
Lee, Dorothy (I8526)
 
48 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Dr. Richard Currie Lee graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1859. 
Lee, Richard Currie (I8627)
 
49 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Elizabeth Lee was baptised on August 11, 1687. See Christ Church register. 
Lee, Elizabeth (I8777)
 
50 (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

Elizabeth Lee, born April 6tn. 1745. Married 1st John Aldin, Dec. 7th. 1762; 2nd. John George, Sept. 3rd. 1765 
Lee, Elizabeth (I8524)
 

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