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

John Allerton Lee

Male 1706 - 1789  (83 years)


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  • Name John Allerton Lee 
    Born 1706  'Ditchley' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1789  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024226  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    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 F14793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      A DIGEST OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILL BOOKS 1734-1838 {Sparacio}
      LEE, John
      3. 198-199. Will made 8 Dec 1787; rec 28 Sept 1789. EX. Nephew John Lee. WIT. Thomas & James Bell, John Gillison, James Coleman. Mentions godson John son of John & Elizabeth Graham of Prince William County; Amelia dau of late Allen Macrae; god dau Agatha dau of Isaac Eustice; Nephews Henry & Richard sons of Brother Hancock Lee deced; Nieces Sarah Alexander Gillison, Mary Willis Madison. BN. Thomas Bell.
      3. 551. Est inv which was sold 1 Dec 1800; rec 26 Jan 1801.
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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.
      Sealed & signed in pr:sence of
      THOMAS KNIGHT, HANCOCK LEE, seale
      THOMAS INGRAM, his mark
      MARY KNIGH, her mark
      Die July 20, 1709, This Codicil was proved in Northumberld. County Court to be the act & deed of Mr. HANCOCK LEE, deced.. by the Oaths of THOMAS KNIGHT & MARY KNIGHT, two of the witnesses thereto & admitted to Record together with ye Will
      Test THO: HOBSON., Cl Cur Northbria
      BE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these pr:sents that whereas I HANCOCK LEE of Northumberld. County in ye County of Virga: have made & declared my Last Will & Testamt. in writeing bearing date ye last day of December 1706, I the sd. HANCOCK LEE by this pr:sent Codicil! doe confirme & ratifie my sd. Last Will & Testamt. & doe give & bequeath unto my Son, JOHN LEE, all that tract of land I have taken up at CHOPOWAMSICK conteyning seventeene hundred & fifty acres to him, the sd. JOHN LEE, & his heires for ever And if that Child that my Wife is now with Child of be a Boy, then my Will & bequest is that he have all the Land I have taken up above OCCOQUON or SANDY RUN & WOOLF RUN to him and his heires, forever, but if it the Child my Wife now with Child prove a female then my Son, JOHN LEE to have all my land in POTOMACK to him and his heires for ever; And my Will & meaning is that this Codicil! or Schedule be & be adjudged to be part and parcel! of my sd. Last Will & Testamt. and that all things herein contained & menconed be faithfully and truely performed & as fully & amply in every respect as if the same were sett downe & declared in my Last Will and Testamt. In Witness whereof I the said HANCOCK LEE have hereunto sett my hand and seale this eighteenth day of May 1709 Sealed and signed in pr:sence of
      DANIEL FIELDIN, HANCOCK LEE, seale
      ROBERT SPENSER, his mark
      ELIZA: BELL her mark
      Die Julii 20th: 1709. This Codicill was provd: in Northumberld, County Court to be the act and deed of Mr. HANCOCK LEE, deced., by ye oathes of DANIEL FIELDING & ROBERT SPENCER, two of ye witnesses thereto & is admitted to Record, together with the Will
      Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Vera copa. Test THO' HOBSON. Cl Cur Northbria
      y Will and desire is that five pound be paid out of my Estate by my Trustees to the use of ye Parish Church for a peece of Communion Plate, And my Will is that Mr. BARTHOLOMEW SCHREEVER be pd. by sd. Trustees Three pound which I have reced, of his from a Gentleman in MARYLAND
      Item. I give unto ye Reverend Mr. JOSEPH (blank) Three pound to preach my funeral! Sermon in WICCOCOMOCO CHURCH. In Testimony hereof I have sett my hand and seale this 20th day of May 1709
      Signed & sealed in pr:sence of
      JOHN HARRIS. HANCOCK LEE, seale
      WM. JONES, JUNR.
      Die Julii 21: 1709 This Codicill was provd: in Northumberld. County Court to be ye act and deed of Mr. HANCOCK LEE by ye oaths of Mr. JOHN HARRIS & Mr. WM: JONES JUNR., witnesses thereto & ye same is admitted to Record, together with ye Will
      Test THO: HOBSON, CI Cur
      Vera Copa Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur Northbria
      Die Martii 21: 1710. These coppies of Mr. HANCOCK LEEs Will & the Codicills thereto annexed were approved by ye Court upon the mocon of Capt. JOHN HOWSON are admitted to Record Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur Northbria
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      http://kykinfolk.com/stafford/captainjohnlee.htm

      Although Captain John Lee was a resident of Overwharton Parish for over fifty years, the general index to the records of Stafford County are completely devoid of any reference to him. By inheritance, patent and purchase he was possessed of several thousand acres of land on Chapawasmic Creek in Overwharton Parish and also plantations in the adjoining counties of Prince William and Fauquier. The earliest reference I find to him is a Bill of Exchange dated August 27, 1724 and directed to George Randall, Merchant at Serene in Cork; this he signs in his characteristic manner: JN. Lee. In 1724 he was granted 245 acres on Chapawasmic Creek by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia, and he appears frequently on the records of Prince William and Fauquier counties in various land transactions as John Lee, Gentleman, of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County.
      On April 24, 1731 the Council of Virginia ordered that a new commission of the Peace be prepared and that John Lee, William Brent, Henry Washington, Robert Massey, James Carter and James Markham, Gentlemen, be added to the former justice for Stafford County.
      Beginning in 1741 The Register of Overwharton Parish indicates that Captain John Lee had many slaves baptized but the only other parochial records I have found of him is the recording on the plaque at Aquia Church noting that he was a vestryman in 1757.


      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth and twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord 1740 Between JOHN LEE of the County of STAFFORD Gent, of the one part and the REVEREND JAMES KEITH of the County of Prince William Clerk of other part Witnesseth that said JOHN LEE for sum of one hundred & seventy pounds current money of Virginia he the said JOHN LEE hath sold unto said JAMES KEITH (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain & sale for one year & by force of the Statute for Transferrings Uses into Possession) & to his heirs forever all that parcel of land being on WOLF RUN (which is a Branch of OCCOQUAN) on the upper side above the FALLS thereof in the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince WM. afd, containing one thousand twenty live acres of land beginning at a marked white Oak Corner tree of a tract of land of COLO. ROBERT CARTERs standing near the side of a Branch of said WOLF RUN & extended by a line of COLLO.CARTERs South East to a mark'd red Oak standing in the said line, then North East to a white Oak standing by a Branch. then North West to another white Oak standing in a Branch of a Run called POPES HEAD then down the said Branch North West to a Spanish Oak standing on or by the said POPES HEAD Main Run then West down the run to a mark'd Elm tree standing in a turn of the Run then still by the Run West to a Hickory standing in another bend of the Run then South to a mark'd red Oak standing on a high ground being corner tree of a tract of land granted to JOHN WAUGH then South East along the said WAUGHs line to WOLF RUN then up the said Run & the first mentioned Branch North East to the beginning white Oak To Have and To Hold to the said JAMES KEITH his heirs to the only proper use of said JAMES KEITH for ever, In Witness whereof the said parties have set their hands & seals in presence of us JAMES SCOTT, J LEE
      W. HARRISON, JOHN GRAHAM
      At a Court held for Prince William County November the 24th 1740
      JOHN LEE Gent. acknowledged this Lease/Release with the Receit endorsed to be his acts and deeds and they were thereupon admitted to Record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN LEE of County of STAFFORD Gent am held and firmly bound unto the REVEREND JAMES KEITH of the County of Prince William Clerk in the sum of three hundred & forty pounds Current money of Virginia dated the twentyeth day of September 1740
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if JOHN LEE truly observe all the agreemants comprized in certain Indenture then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in presence of JOHN GRAHAM JOHN LEE
      At a Court held for Prince William County November the 24th 1740
      JOHN LEE Gent acknowledged this bond to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to Record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 173-175
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty recd, and twenty third day of Sept. in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty One Between JOHN LEE of the County of STAFFORD gent. of one part and ISAAC EUSTACE Third Son of WILLIAM EUSTACE late of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND gent deced of other part Witnesseth that sd JOHN LEE for sum of (One hundred pounds) paid by the sd ISAAC EUSTACE he the said JOHN LEE hath sold unto the said ISAAC EUSTACE in his actual possession now being by force of Indenture for one year and of the statute for Transferring uses into possession and to the heirs and assignes of the sd ISAAC EUSTACE all that Dividend of Land being in the County of Prince Willm. containing Four hundred and fifty acres on the PIGNUT RIDGE granted by Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK bearing date the seventh day of March one thousand and seven hundred and Thirty to PETER BYRAM and is now vested in the aforesd JOHN LEE and bounded beginning at two red Oaks on the PIGNUT RIDGE near the lands of JOHN MACGUIRE and runing thence NW to a red Oak thence SW to a Chesnut and white Oak on the East side of the PIGNUT RIDGE thence NE to the beginning To Have and To Hold all the premises unto the sd ISAAC EUSTACE his heirs and assigns for evermore, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      JNO LEE
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 23 day of September 1751
      JOHN LEE Gent acknowledged this Release and Receipt to be his acts and deeds which are admitted to record

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