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

Lettice Lee

Female 1730 - 1811  (81 years)


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  • Name Lettice Lee 
    Born 1730  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 1811  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29357  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Richard Lee,   b. 18 Aug 1691, "Ditchley" Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1735, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Judith Steptoe,   b. 15 Apr 1702, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1755, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1718  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Ball,   b. 31 Dec 1718, Bewdley, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1789, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1752  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ball,   b. Abt 1743, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Judith Ball,   b. 11 Apr 1753, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)  [natural]
     3. James Ball,   b. 20 Feb 1755, 'Bewdley' Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1825, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Ball,   b. 1759, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Frances Ball,   b. 1761, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Anne Ball,   b. Abt 1763, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F19391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Lee of Virginia, Page 286
      Note:
      John Lee's will was dated the 23d of September, 1765, and probated, at Westmoreland, on the 24th of February, 1767. It reads:

      In the name of God, Amen. I John Lee of the County of Essex, gentleman, being sick and weak in body but of sound memory and understanding (praise God for it) do make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all former Wills by me heretofore made first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my Sins and to enjoy Everlasting Happiness in his Heavenly kingdom through the sole merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour. My body I commit to the Earth at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me I dispose of as followeth:
      Item, I lend unto my wife Mary Lee all my estate both real and personal excepting the lands purchased by me of John Miller and Thomas Ayres, during her natural life.
      Item, I lend unto John Lee, Junr, and Susanna, his wife, during their natural lives, the land purchased of John Miller and Thomas Ayres aforesaid, and I give and devise the remainder in said Lands to my Cousin Hancock Lee (son of the said John Lee, Junr.) to him and his heirs forever.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto the said Hancock Lee all the rest of my lands in the County of Essex to him and his heirs forever.
      Item, I lend (after the death of my wife) unto my brother Henry Lee for and during his life my lands in Westmoreland County called King Capsicoe, which my father purchased of John Wright, William Chandler and Deliverance, his wife, and Susanna Appleyard and the lands I purchased of Francis Wright and Molly, his wife, and after the death of my said brother Henry, I give and devise the said Lands unto my nephew Henry Lee and his heirs forever, provided my said nephew live to the age of twenty-one years, remainder to my said brother Henry and his heirs forever.
      Item, after the death of my wife, I lend all the rest of my lands in Westmoreland unto my brother Richard Lee for and during his natural life, the remainder I give and devise to the issue male of my said brother Richard Lee but for want of such issue I give and devise the said lands to my nephew Henry Lee and his heirs, provided my said nephew lives to the age of twenty one years, remainder to my brother Henry and his heirs.
      Item, I lend unto my sister Lettice Ball during her life the negroes I purchased of Col??. William Ball's estate, Vizt. Letty and her child Frank, George and Betty and their increase and after the death of my Sister I give the said negroes and their increase to my niece Mary Ball and Nephew Henry Lee Ball to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever. Item, I give unto my wife Mary Lee my negro fellow Abel, Moll (the daughter of Yellow Nan) my chariot Harness and six chariot horses to her and her heirs forever. Item. After the payment of my debts I give unto Mary Smith and Fanny Smith Daughters of Baldwin Mathews Smith one young negro woman each to them and their heirs forever.
      Item. After the life of my wife my will is that my negroes be divided into three equal parts, one third whereof I lend to my brother Henry Lee during his life and after his death I give the same to my nephew Henry Lee and his heirs, provided he live to the age of twenty one years, otherwise I give the same to my brother Henry Lee and his heirs.
      Item, I lend one other third part of my said negroes to my brother Richard Lee during his life, the remainder to the issue of my said brother Richard Lee but for want of such issue, I give the same to my brother Henry Lee and his heirs.
      Item, I give the other third and residue of my slaves to in manner following, that is to say, one moiety thereof to Hancock Lee, son of John Lee Junr., and his heirs, the other moiety I give to be equally divided amongst Lettice Lee, Philip Lee, Mary Lee and Elizabeth Lee, the other children of the said John Lee and their heirs.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my nephew Hancock Lee my negro fellow Peter (carpenter) exclusive of his part of the other slaves aforesaid.
      Item, I give unto the said Hancock Lee my desk, book cas! e, and clock.
      Item, I give to my brother Henry Lee my picture and those of my Father and mother. . . .
      Item, my will is that my wife sell any timber from the Lands lent her for her own use or for the payment of my debts. . . .
      Item, I do hereby appoint and constitute my wife Mary Lee Executrix, my brothers Richard Lee and Henry Lee, Executors, of this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty third day of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 155
      Note:
      LEE, MARY, of Lee Hall, 19 Oct. 1762; 29 May 1764. Personal estate, after legacies are paid, to dau. Lettice Ball; son Richard chariot and horse; 100. to grand dau. Mary Ball; sons John, Richard and Henry Lee; daus. in law Mary and Lucy Lee; grand sons William and Henry Lee Ball; son Richard Lee exr.

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