|Death: ||May 30, 1748|
Charles City County
The Honorable Phillip Lightfoot "of Sandy Point" Charles City Co., Va., was also known as "The Merchant Prince" who amassed a sizeable fortune through the wise investment of his inheritance from his father Philip Lightfoot, Sr. In 1707, he was appointed the Clerk of York Co and moved to Yorktown where he built and resided in the Lightfoot Mansion located on a high bluff that commanded the port there. His influence in early Colonial Virginia were substantial.
Philip Lightfoot (1643 - 1708)
Alice Corbin Lightfoot (1660 - 1713)
Mary Amistead Lightfoot Morehead (1696 - 1768)*
William Lightfoot (1722 - 1764)*
This may be the inscription, if this is Gen Lightfoot's grave (see pg 122-23, W&M Quarterly -https://books.google.com/books?id=jCQjAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA125&lpg=PA125&dq=lightfoot+griffin+crest&source=bl&ots=9869COdbp3&sig=4PISlRe_mMQnxjXgiiDnLseesUE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje4Py3qfHJAhVIGR4KHenuDesQ6AEIKTAD#v=onepage&q=lightfoot%20griffin%20crest&f=false). It reads: "This Tomb is Sacred to the Memory of the Honorable Philip Lightfoot Esquire. In various Employments of Public Trust, An Example of Loyalty to His King, of Affection to His Country. In the several Regards of Private Life, A Pattern Worthy of Imitation, An Equanimity which few are [cap]able of, Conducted him with success Through the [less] elevated Scenes of Life And continued to be the Ornament of the most Exalted. Not Arrogant with Prosperity, He graced a Superiour Fortune Acquired by his own Industry, and Honesty. Not imperious with advancement He rose to almost the highest honors of his Country His Rank & Fortune made him more Extensively * *. He was descended from an Ancient Family from England Which came over to Virginia in a Genteel and Honble [sic]Character. On the 30th Day of May, 1748, in the 59th Year of his [Age] His Spirit returned to God who gave it And his Body reposes Here In sure and certain Hopes of joyfull resurrection."
Lightfoot Graveyard at Teddington
Charles City County
Created by: Michael Logue
Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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