Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Lea

Male 1718 - Aft 1784  (> 67 years)


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  • Name James Lea  [1
    Born 1718  St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1784  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082515  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father William Lea,   b. Bef 1691, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Mother Female Major,   b. Bef 1695, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1740, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
    Family ID F48922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Herndon,   b. Abt 1722, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1739  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F42015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 5, 1961 [John Frederick Dorman]; page 99
      ANN (HERNDON) LEA
      By the late John Goodwin Herndon*
      Contributed by Ross Boothe, Jr.
      Gonzales, Texas
      LAND OWNERSHIP: The following power of attorney from James Lea was recorded in Caswell Co., N.C.:
      STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA:
      Know all men by these presents, that I, James Lea (the son and heir of William Lea, dec.) of the County of Caswell, have constituted, made, and appointed my true and trusty friend, Thomas Phillips of the County and State aforesaid, my true and lawful attorney for me [and in] my name and stead to ask, demand, sue for in law, so as to obtain a good and lawful right and title to a certain tract or parcel of land, lying in King and Queen County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, containing 25 acres on the waters of Matipone [Mattaponi], lying near Maddison Mill which said land fell to me by the line of heirship, and upon receipt or recovery of such land as aforesaid, I do impower him to contract, make sale or dispose of the said land, and sign, seal and execute lawfully to any person whatsoever a good and authentic deed of conveyance in fee simple and also all and everything needful and necessary whatever to be done touching the above premices [sic], I do include and perform as fully, largely and amply to all intents and purposes as myself might or could do if I was personally present.
      In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 16th day of March Anno Dom. 1784, in the Year of American Independence [the Eighth].
      Signed, sealed and delivered
      In the presence of /s/ JAMES LEA
      Herndon Haralson, Jurat
      William Lea
      March 1784:
      The above letter of attorney was duly proved in open court by oath of Herndon Haralson, one of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
      TEST. A. C. MURPHY, C. C.
      The land referred to was part of a tract of 100 acres on the north side of the Mattaponi River in St. Stephen's Parish, King and otueen Co., Va., granted to William Lea 16 December 1714. It was in this immediate neighborhood that there had been patented to William Herndon in February 1673/4 land in New Kent County "on the north side of the Mattaponi River" and there his son Edward Herndon
      purchased another tract "in the fork of Mattapony" in St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County; and it was this land that Edward Herndon deeded to his son Edward Herndon who was later of Spotsylvania Co., Va.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 1, 1739. Joseph Brock of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Gent., and Mary, his wife, to James Lee of St. Stephen's Par., King and Queen Co., planter. 21 1s. 6d. curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co. Witness: Edmund Waller. May 1, 1739.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 5, 1753. James Lea of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Ann, his wife, to John Chapman of afsd. Par. and Co. 80 CWT. 200 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. March 6, 1753.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 23, 1754. Thomas White and Betty, his wife, of Spts. Co., to John Thornton and Wm. Waller, Gent., Church Wardens of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 640 lbs. tob. "144 sq. poles, being a square of 12 poles on each side, being lately laid of for a church yard at the New Church at East North East, including the sd. Church, which stands in the centre thereof," etc., in trust for the Par. James Lea, John Sandidge, Richard Poindexter. March 6, 1754.

  • Sources 
    1. [S908338] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 5, 1961, John Frederick Dorman, 100.

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