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

Hancock Lee

Male 1709 - 1762  (53 years)


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  • Name Hancock Lee  [1
    Born 1709  'Ditchley' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1762  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024313  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 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

    Family Mary Willis,   b. 5 Aug 1716, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1732/33  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Henry Lee,   b. 2 Jul 1737, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hancock Lee,   b. 7 Apr 1740, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1819, Greenview, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. John Hancock Lee,   b. 20 Sep 1742, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Willis Lee,   b. 16 Aug 1745, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Alexander Lee,   b. 2 Jul 1749, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Lee,   b. 31 Jul 1753, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Willis Lee,   b. Abt 1759, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F14904  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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      1723 Stafford County, Virginia rent rolls by James Carter 18 July 1724; 1052 acres Isaak Allerton - reputed to belong to Hancock Lee
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      1723 Stafford County, Virginia rent rolls by James Carter 18 July 1724; 3235 acres - Hancock Lee's Orphans not demanded
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, King George Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      MR HANCOCK LEE of Northumberland; 5 Sept. 1728-8 Apr. 1729; 595 a. adj. Mr Knight, Mr Lee's 1,353 & 470 & 1.,100 a. pats. Surv. Jno Warner.
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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 13-16.
      7-18 March 1734 [1735]. Rice Curtis Senr. of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to John Cleveland of same, planter. Lease and release; 2000 pounds of tobacco.
      100 acres on the branches of Blew Run and adjoining the lands of Thomas Chew, Alexander Cleveland junr. and Hancock Lee, part of a patent for 1600 acres taken up by Thomas Chew and by him sold to Mr. Rice Curtis Senr. and by said Rice Curtis sold to John Cleveland ... corner to Alexander Cleveland ... corner to Mr. Hancock Lee ...
      Rice Curtis
      Wit: John Thorpe, Thos. Merry, Grace (X) Cleveland. 20 May 1735. Acknowledged by Rice Curtis, Senr.
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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 16-19.
      17-18 March 1734 [1735]. Rice Curtis Senr. of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to Alexander Cleveland Junr. of same, planter. Lease and release; 2000 pounds of tobacco.
      100 acres on the branches of Blew Run and adjoining Thomas Chew, John Duglas and Hancock Lee, part of a patent for 1600 acres taken up by Thomas Chew and by him sold to Mr. Rice Curtis Senr. and by said Rice Curtis Senr. sold to Alexander Cleveland Junr. ... in John Duglasses line at the foot of a hill on the north side of blew run corner to Thomas Chew ... corner to John Cleveland
      Rice Curtis
      Wit: John Thorp, Thos. Merry, Grace (X) Clevland. 20 May 1735. Acknowledged by Rice Curtis Senr.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 301-304
      Indenture 29th/30th July 1734 between ROBERT JONES County of Prince William Gent. & CATESBY COCKE of County of Prince William Gent. .. by deeds of lease & release .. for One hundred eighty eight pounds Sixteen shillings sold 1470 acres in Parish of Brunswick King George County bounded .. line of RICHARD GILL to land sd Jones sold to JOHN WOODBRIDGE to Beckwick's land; corner to Colo: Carters Great tract; corner of Turberviles land; corner of HANCOCK LEES land; land of Colo: WILLIAM BALL ..
      Presence Clement Norman, Robert Jones
      Will: Woodford, Edw: Barradall,
      John Grant
      2nd August 1734 .. Deeds of lease & release together with receipt consideration money recorded ..
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      July 1, 1735. Trustees of the Town of Fredericksburg (by Henry Willis, John Taliaferro and John Waller, Gentl.), to Hancock Lee of Spts. Co., Gent. 48 10s. Lots 35 and 36 in the town of Fredericksburg. T. Turner, Tho. Catlett. July 1, 1735.
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 41-42
      At a court held 22 February 1738 .. application of HANCOCK LEE, Gent. for a view .. four hundred acres lying above the South West Mountains on March Run joining to Colo. Beverley's Octuna Tract .. ordered Wm. Bryant, Phillip Bush, Thos. Watts & Edward Franklin, or any two of them .. value not totalled .. includes one sixteen by twelve foot house. At a court held 24 May 1739 .. ordered to be recorded.
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 59
      At a court held 28 August 1740 .. application of ZACHARY TAYLOR, Gent., in behalf of HANCOCK LEE, Gent., for a view .. land above Blue Run adjoyning the land of Douglass & Cleveland .. ordered Wm. Bryant, Philip Bush, Thomas Callaway, or any two .. value of works and improvements 191; expenses 10; total 211 (as appears in record) .. by Wm. (his mark) Bryant and Philip Bush. At a court held 26 November 1742 .. ordered to be recorded.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 362-362
      Indenture made 16th April 1741 between HANCOCK LEE of King George County Gent. and WILLIAM PICKETT of Spotsylvania County Planter .. for Rents 150 acres in Hanover Parish .. same being part of larger tract belonging to Hancock Lee .. to be laid of to the sd Wm. Picket's liking and to include all ye Houses and Plantations formerly known by ye name of Lee's Ordinary .. to hold .. also Liberty of getting all such Timber as shall be necessary for Building and repairing of Houses of said Plantation of that part of sd Land on that side of Road next to Major GEORGE TURBERVIL'S the same containing 1200 acres and also to get Pine on any part of the whole tract .. during term of Natural lives of William Picket and ELIZABETH his wife & JOHN his son .. paying yearly on 16th April the Sum of Four pounds Currt. Money of Virginia ..
      Presence James Hewitt, Hancock Lee
      T. Jameson, Richd. McGraw
      At a court held 4th July 1741 .. Lease recorded.

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      typ patent - Orange County, Virginia
      ref VPB 21 p203
      dat 12 Feb 1742
      decl -2
      to William Waller
      con 35s
      re 317a both sides of Marsh Run
      loc -53482 4719 F127 L0 P255
      pt 4 c pines & wo or Mr. Hancock Lee's in W side Marsh Run
      ln n50w;132
      pt c wo pine 2 ro sap in Lee's l nr the rd
      ln s63w;200;
      pt c ro & pine of Eusebius Stones by a valley on flat ground
      ln s21e;180;
      pt 3 c pines by sm valley in Stone's l
      ln n63e;310;
      pt 2 c pines on hillside
      ln n38e;106;
      pt 3 c hk sap wo on s side Marsh Run afsd
      lm ;; th along Marsh Run
      end
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Han. Lee
      Date: Aug 6, 1744
      Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
      Record ID: 43934
      Description: Witness
      Book-Page: D

      Property: 400 a. in Spts. County, granted by pat. to Thomas Allen.

      Remarks: William Marshall of Caroline Co. , planter, to Richard Durrett of Orange County, planter. 5 curr. 400 a. granted by pat. to Thomas Allen, and by him sold to sd. Marshall. 6 Aug 1745.

      This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 245-247
      Indenture -- 1744 between JOHN WILLIS of Orange County and Handcock Lee, county of King George of other part .. for lease and release 40 lawful money of England .. 750 acres in Orange County .. beginning .. Braxton's line .. Spotswood's line ..
      John Willis
      Recorded Orange County 28 November 1745.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 152-155
      Indenture 2 May 1746 between FRANCIS THORNTON, Spotsylvania County, Gent., and FRANCES, his wife, HANCOCK LEE, County of King George, Gent., and MARY, his wife of one part, and JOHN
      FROGG, Prince William County, and MICHAEL WALLACE, County of King George, Gents., Whereas by patent dated 13 May 1735 granted certain Robert Martin, containing 1000 acres, which lapsed from Robert Martin to John Tennent to whom he sold the same for want of cultivation & improvement and afterwards granted to Henry Willis, Gent., dec'd, who by his last will and testament devised the same to John Grymes and Francis Willis, Esquires, to be sold for the payment of his debts .. by them relinquished to Francis Thornton and Hancock Lee .. Now this indenture .. for payment of thirty pounds .. grants to John Frogg and Michael Wallace .. 400 acres .
      Witnesses: Frans. Thornton
      Rob. Jackson Frances Thornton
      Anthony Strother Hancock Lee
      Zach. Taylor, Wm. Barber Mary Lee
      Richard Reynolds, Geo. T aylor.
      Frances Thornton and Mary Lee examined by Henry Willis, Wm. Carr, Anthony Strother, William Hunter or Robert Jackson or any two .. Mary Lee examined by Wm. Carr and Rob. Jackson 18 July 174-.
      Recorded Orange County 26th March 1747
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 1, 1750. Hancock Lee of King George Co.. Gent., and Mary, his wife, to Anthony Strother of same Co., Mcrcht. 175 curr. Lots 35 and 36, in town of Fredksburg, etc. James Hunter, Geo. Taylor, Valentine Peyton, junr. June 5, 1750.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 91-93
      THIS INDENTURE made the third and fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine Between EDWARD SPENCER of the County of ORANGE Gentleman and ELIZABETH his Wife of one part and HANCOCK LEE of the County of KING GEORGE Gent. of other part Witnesseth that the said EDWARD SPENCER and ELIZABETH his Wife for the sum of Three hundred pounds Current money have granted unto the said HANCOCK LEE in his actual possession by virtue of a bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the statute for the transferring of uses into possession all that tract of land which the said EDWARD SPENCER purchased of NATHANIEL HEDGMAN by a Deed of Release bearing date the Twenty fourth day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty Six and recorded in the County Court of Prince William being the land whereon said NATHANIEL HEDGMAN lately dwelt and being all the land unsold before that time by said NATHANIEL HEDGMAN out of a Tract of Two thousand and Twenty five acres granted to said NATHANIEL HEDGMAN by a Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK bearing date the twenty first day of August one thousand seven hundred and Twenty four containing Seven hundred and Twenty five acres being in the County of Prince William and all plantations and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging To Have and To Hold the said Seven hundred and Twenty five acres of land unto the said HANCOCK LEE his heirs & assigns. In Witness whereof the said EDWARD SPENCER and ELIZABETH his Wife
      hath set their hands & Seals
      in presence of us RACHEL HUBBARD, EDWARD SPENCER
      WM, PICKETT THOMAS MASSEY, ELIZA, SPENCER
      ANNA MASSEY
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 25th day of June 1750
      This Release was proved by the oaths of RACHEL HUBBARD & THOMAS MASSEY two of the witnesses thereto and At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 23d day of July 1750
      This Release was proved by the Oath of WILLIAM PICKET another witness thereto and admitted to record
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 14-15
      Indenture 6 June 1751 between HANCOCK LEE, King George County, and JOHN EUSTACE, County of Northumberland, Gent., for 115 .. grants 400 acres on Marsh Run above the Bridge .. Ripping's line .. in the Octuna line . . . .
      Witnesses: Hancock Lee
      Roger Dixon, Alexr. Waugh,
      Thos. Newman, Wm. Eastwood, Zach. Taylor
      Recorded Orange County 22nd August 1751
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 138-140
      Indenture made 14th September 1754 between HANCOCK LEE of King George County Gent, and RICHARD COLE of same .. farm let .. 150 acres on north side of Rappahannock. River above the Falls .. beginning north side Horse Pen run at JOHN HERNDONS corner .. during term of three lives to wit Richard Cole, ANN COLE his wife and JOHN COLE his son .. paying yearly rent of 530 pounds of Tobacco in Falmouth warehouse together with quit rents ,.
      Presence John Campbell, Han: Lee
      Joseph Willoughby, Davenport Kennedy Richard Cole
      At a court held 7th November 1754 .. Lease admitted to record.

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    1. [S044800] Fielding Lewis.
      Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, Paula S. Felder

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