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

Isaac Lee

Male 1698 - 1727  (29 years)


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  • Name Isaac Lee 
    Born 1698  'Ditchley' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1727  Stepney, London, Middlesex, England - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024224  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father Hancock Lee,   b. 1653, Dividing Creek, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1709, 'Ditchley' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Sarah Allerton,   b. 1671, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1731, "Hancock's Neck", Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1698  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 71-76
      WILL OF ISAAC LEE
      In the Name of God Amen. I Isaac Lee late of Rappahannock River in America, Mariner, but now of the Parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the great uncertainty of this transitory life and for the avoiding of controversies after my decease doe make Publish and Declare this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following, That is to say first and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins through the Death and Merits of my only Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as for and concerning all my Worly Estate as the Lord in his good mercy hath lent me my mind will and meaning is that the same shall be imployed and bestowed as followeth.
      Item: I give and devise and bequeath unto my Honoured Mother Sarah Lee of America, widow, one of the best Negros such as she shall choose.
      Item: I give and devise and bequeath unto-my brother Richard Lee of America the next best Negroe such as he shall choose.
      Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my brothers John Lee and Hancock Lee all my estate such as land and houses in America to hold to them and surviour of them when they shall attain the several ages of Twenty One years and to the male heirs of their bodys and the surviour of them share and share alike forever and in case my said bretheren should happen to dye without issue male of their bodys lawfully begotten then my mind will and meaning is that the said estate shall go to my brother Richard Lee and the issue male of his body lawfully begotten and in case he should dye without issue male of his body lawfully begotten then my mind will and meaning is that my said estate in America shall go unto the daughters or daughter of my said brothers John and Hancock during the term of their natural lives share and share alike and after their decease my mind will and meaning is that my said estate in America shall go unto my sisters Anne Eustace and Elizabeth Lee and to the heirs of their bodys lawfully begotten share and share alike and in case both of my said sisters Anne Eustace and Elizabeth Lee should happen to dye without issue then my mind will and meaning is that the same estate in America shall go unto the daughters or daughter of my brother Richard Lee.
      Item: All and every the rest of my Negroes, Goods, Chattels and Effects of what kind or nature soever in America I give devise and bequeath the same unto my brothers and sisters, John Lee, Han-cock Lee, Anne Eustace and Elizabeth Lee to be equally divided between them share and share alike and in case any of my said brothers or sisters should happen to dye before me then my mind will and meaning is that all the aforesaid effects shall be equally divided amongst the surviour of them share and share alike.
      And lastly after the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges, I give and bequeath all and every my ready money, rings, goods, chattles and effects of what kind or nature soever as is any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease in England unto my said Honoured Mother Sarah Lee and in case she should happen to dye before me then my mind will and meaning is that the same effects in England shall go unto my said brothers and sisters John Lee, Hancock Lee, Anne Eustace and Elizabeth Lee and to the survivour of them share and share alike.
      And I do hereby nominate and appoint Coll: Robert Carter and my brother Richard Lee of America Executors and Trustees of this my Last Will and Testament to see this my Will in all respects performed relating to all my estate and effects in America. And I do hereby nominate and appoint William Dawkings of London, Gent. Executor and Trustee of this my Last Will and Testament to prove this my will in London and to see this my Will in all respects performed relating to my effects in England hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Guift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify these presents contained in three several sheets of paper to stand and be as my only Last Will and Testament.
      In Witness whereof I the said Isaac Lee have set my hand unto two of the said sheets of paper and hand and seal to the third and last sheet of paper this Eighteenth Day of November Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred Twenty & Six and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France Ireland &c.
      Isaac Lee Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testa-tor hereof as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of Thom-as Treestan James Lang Thomas Dove Sarah Kent Mary Goodwin (her mark) John Newby Attor. at Law.
      The Codicill: I further give unto Cap. Bayley Kent One Guinea for a Ring. I also give unto Mr. William Dawkins One Guinea for a Ring.
      Isaac Lee
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      [The probate of the will of Isaac Lee here recorded is two pages of Latin reciting in detail all the English proceedings regarding its probate at London on the 3rd day of November 1727 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The will was exhibited before William, By Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of all England, and William Branston, doctor of laws, and al-so that venerable and illustrious man, John Bettesworth, also doctor of laws and a legally constituted authority of the common law. Declaring that Isaac Lee died while "compos mentis" in the parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex and that several persons of age in their various offices or jurisdictions had appeared before the Court then sitting, probate of the will was granted to William Dawkins alias Dawkings. He was instructed to ascertain an inventory of the estate of Isaac Lee as it exists in England and to submit a true computation of the calcuation and an arrangement of the reckoning of all things concerned and make oath thereto according to the Sacred Gospels of God and of his own free will return the inventory the last day of the month of May to the Registrar of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The lengthy probate is mainly concerned with the estate of Isaac Lee in England and the court deemed William Dawkins a suitable executor over his good rights and his credits existing in England but noted that his will named Robert Carter and his brother Richard Lee to be joint executors over his just rights and credits remaining in America. The probate was signed by
      Linthwaite Tarrant
      Registrar]

      At a Court continued and held for King George County on the 8th Day of March Anno Dom: 1728 [1728/9].
      The Last Will and Testament of Isaac Lee, Deceased, was presented into Court and on the motion of John Lee was admitted to Record.
      T: Turner Cl: Cur:

      [Isaac Lee (1707-1727) was the eldest son of Captain Hancock Lee of "Ditchley," Northumberland County, and his second wife nee Sarah Allerton, a descendant of Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower. Edmund Jennings Lee, Lee of Virginia 2642-Z892 (Philadelphia, 1895), pages 518-528.]
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      1706-1711 Deed-Will Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 29-32
      N THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I HANCOCK LEE of the County of Northumberid. in in ye Colony of Virga: being of sound and perfect sense & memory, blessed be God. doe make this my Last Will &Testamt, hereby revokeing all other and former Wills whatsoever by me made.
      Imprs. I comitt & comend my Soule to Almighty God that gave it me hopeing through the merritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer that after this my sinful' life is ended to enjoy a ( ) life and happiness with him in Heaven & my body to the Earth from whence it was taken, desireing the same may have a decent buryall as my Exers. or Trustees hereafter named shall think fitt;
      Item. I give and bequeath to my deare Daughter, Mrs, ANNA ARMSTEED, Tenn pounds Sterl, to be paid her the next Shipping after my decease, if shee survive me, otherwise the sd. Tenn pounds to be and remaine wholie to the use of & benefitt of my Exers. hereafter named,
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son, RICHARD LEE, thirteene Silver Spoones they being sent for on purpose for him, they haveing engraved on the back side the handle the first two letters of his name and I doe likewise give to him, the said RICHARD LEE, my Silver hilted Swoard and belt with Silver buckles;
      Item I give and bequeath unto my deare and Loveing Wife a Childs part of all my personall Estate if shee will he content with what the late Law of this Colony will give her ( that is to say) a Third of all lands & Negroes dureing her life & them to whome of right in Law it doth belong, and my Will is further that my Wifes part be sett aside from the rest of my Estate in the first place whatsoever it be whether Thirds or Childs part but but note if my Debts be very considerable att my death, which hope in God they may not, then my desire is that sue much be sett apart of my Estate before anything be divided as may be thought by my Trustees to be sufficient to satisfie and pay my just debts and after my Wifes part is taken out, my Will is that all the rest of my Estate be divided into one part more then I have Children & my Son, RICHARD LEE, to have two parts upon Division & his Choise. that is to say, my Will is that my Son, RICHARD LEE, have a double portion of all my Estate after all my lust debts & Legacies & my Wifes part out as indeed he ought to have by reason that a great part of the foundation of my Estate
      came by his Mother,
      Item, My Will is that my Son, RICHARD LEE, be by my Trustees hereafter possessed of his Estate when he comes to the age of Eighteene which will be in ye yeare 1709, Augt.
      ye 18th.
      Item, My Will & desire is that my Estate be divided with what possible speed may be
      after my death see much being first sett apart as may be sufficient to satisfie and pay my just debts & Legacies and my Will is that my Son, RICHARD LEE's, Estate that is to say his Negroes be kept and remaine workeing on the Land where they then are att my death & if any cropp then on the ground they to assist the tending of it untill it be finished & then they to have their equall shares for the proper use of my said Son, RICHARD, & my Will is that my Son, RICHARD LEE, have two thirds of the devidend of Land where I now live to worke his Servants upon with two thirds of all howseing on sd. Plantacon except the Dwelling House, Kitchin, Dairy & Sellars, the which the whole and sole use of untill my Sane, RICHARD LEE, comes to the age of Eighteene & then he my sd. Son to have the whole use and benefitt of two thirds of all the houses & sellarage belonging to said Plantacon, And my Will is that if my Wife will not be obleidged to keep the said houseing, that shee has privilege of in as good repaire as they are at my death untill my Sone RICHARD LEEcomes to the age aforesd. then my Will is that shee have but one third part assigned as speedily as may be after my death and I doe desire that soe much of I for RICHARDs good as may be perrishable may be sold by my Trustees hereafter named as they shall think Fitt:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son. RICHARD LEE, the Devidend of Land I now live on being called by the name of HANCOCK NECK, to him, the said RICHARD LEE, and his heires for ever; And in case of his death before he comes of age of one & twenty or without heires of his body lawfully begotten, then the said Land to him her or either of their heires to whome of right in Law it doth belong, for ever; And I doe humbly begg my Honoble: & good Friend, ROBT. CARTER, Esqr., my deare Bro: RICHARD LEE, Esqr,, and my Cozen. Capt. JOHN HOWSON. that they would be pleased to take upon them the Trust & managemt. of my Estate & Children untill they come to lawfull age;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto each of the said Gentl. abovenamed as Trustees Twenty shillings to buy a Ring to weare for my sake which I desire may be paid out of my Estate as soon as possible after my decease;
      Item. My Will is that my Son, RICHARD LEE, have noe power att all to sell any Negroes without the consent of two of my good Friends abovenamed until! he come to the age of twenty one, hereby appointing my Sone, RICHARD LEE, whole & sole Eger. of this my Last Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & affixed my seale this 31st day of December one thousand seven hundred and six.
      Sealed & signed in pr:sence of
      THOMAS KNIGHT, HANCOCK LEE, seale
      THOMAS INGRAM, his mark
      MARY KNIGHT, her marke
      Die July 20th: 1709. This Will was proved in Northumberld. County Court to be the Last Will & Testamt. of Mr, HANCOCK LEE., deced., by ye oaths of THOMAS KNIGHT & MARY KNIGHT, two of ye witnesses thereto, & is admitted to Record
      Teste THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Vera Copia Test THO: H0BSON, Cl Cur Northumbria
      BE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these pr:sents that whereas I HANCOCK LEE of Northumberld, County in ye Colony of Virga: have made & declared my Last Will & Testamt. in writeing bearing date the last day of December 1706. I the said HANCOCK LEE by this pr:sent codicil doe confirme & ratifie my said Last Will & Testamt, & doe give and bequeath unto my Son, ISAAC LEE, all my land which I have taken up above the FALLS of RAPPA: RIVER (that is to say) three tracts to him and his heires for ever & my Will and meaning is that this Codicil or Schedule be adjudged to be part & parcell of my sd, Last Will & Testamt and that all things therein contained & men coned be faithfully & truely performed as fully and amply in every respect the same were soe declared & sett downe in my Last Will and Testamt. In Witness whereof I the said HANCOCK LEE have hereunto sett my hand & seale this first day of Janry: 1706.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=104&last=&g_p=G4&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Lee, Issac.
      Publication 30 July 1712.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 223 acres between the lands of John Waugh, John Tuberville, Hancock Lee, and Thomas Knight above the falls of Rappa. River.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 104 (Reel 289).

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