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

Anne Aylett

Female 1738 - 1768  (30 years)


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  • Name Anne Aylett 
    Born 1738  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Dec 1768  'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44660  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 

    Father William Aylett,   b. 1703, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1744, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Eskridge,   b. 1716, Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1770, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Mar 1736  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Henry Lee,   b. 20 Jan 1732, Lee Hall, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1794, 'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1757  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lee,   b. 20 Oct 1758, 'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1805, Park Gate, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     2. Ludwell Lee,   b. 13 Oct 1760, 'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1836, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Lee,   b. 28 Jul 1764, 'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1795, Rock Hill, Georgetown, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     4. Hannah Lee,   b. 1766, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1802, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F15763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jul., 1900),
      Page 25-31.Inscriptions on Old Tombstones. 25

      INSCRIPTIONS ON OLD TOMBSTONES IN WESTMORELAND AND NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTIES
      (Copied from the tombstones by Rev. Dr. G. W. Beale, of Heathsville, Northumberland county,
      with the exception of the inscription on the tomb of Mrs. Ann Lee, which is taken from Dr.
      Lee's "Lee of Virginia," and of that on the tombstone of Izatis Anderson, near Cherry Point,
      which was copied by Mr. I. Basye Marsh.)

      At Nominy Church, on the creek of the same name, there was at the time of the destruction
      of the building by the British in 1814, a tomb commemorative of the first wife of Hon.
      Richard Henry Lee, the inscription on which, as found among Mr. Lee's papers, and published
      by Dr. E. Jennings Lee, is as follows:

      Sacred to the Memory
      of Mrs. Ann Lee,* wife of R. H. Lee
      This monument was erected by her
      Afflicted husband in the year 1768.
      Reflect, dear reader, on the great
      Uncertainty of human life, since neither
      esteem, temperament nor the most amiable
      goodness could save this excellent lady from death.
      In the bloom of life. She left behind her four children,
      two sons and two daughters.
      Obiit 12th December 1768, aet 30.
      Was there so precious a flower
      But given us to behold it waste,
      The short-lived blossom of an hour
      Too nice, too fair, too sweet to last.
      _____________________________________________
      *Mrs. Lee was the younger of the two daughters of Capt. William Aylett's second marriage
      with Elizabeth Eskridge, daughter of Major George Eskridge of Sandy Point. Her sister
      Mary married Mr. Lee's brother, Thomas Ludwell. Her half-sisters by her father's previous
      marriage with Anne Ashton, were Elizabeth and Ann, who respectively married William Booth
      and W. Augustine Washington. Mrs. Lee's mother, after Captain Aylett's death, about 1744,
      married again, Col. James Steptoe, a widower with two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, who
      married Philip Ludwell Lee, and Willoughby Allerton, and after their deaths P. R. Fendall
      and Samuel Washington. The four children referred to as surviving Mrs. Lee were Thomas,
      who afterwards settled in Prince William county, Ludwell, who went to Loudoun; Hannah, who
      married Corbin Washington, and Mary, who married William Augustine Washington. Mrs Lee
      was buried in the old burial ground under the hills at Mount Pleasant.

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