Greater London, England
David LeSueur, Jr. was born 1698, Coke Lane, Stepney Parish, Greater London, England and died 1771/72 (see below), Cumberland Co., VA. He was christened January 30, 1704, French Church, Soho Square, Threadneedle Street Church, London, England.
He apprenticed as a weaver to his father, David LeSueur, Sr., by August 11, 1718.
He immigrated to Manakin Town, Virginia by 1724 and by 1727 married Elizabeth Morrell. After she died he married Elizabeth Chastain in 1732/33
Son of David and Catherine (Fell) LeSueur, Sr.
Married 1st., ...
Husband of Elizabeth (Morell) LeSueur ~ married ca. 1727/28
Married 2nd., ...
Husband of Elizabeth (Chastain) LeSueur ~ ca. 1732/33, Manakin Town, Goochland Co., VA
David and Elizabeth (Chastain) LeSueur, Jr. had 10 children and they were:
1. David LeSueur, III (died young)
2. Catherine LeSueur (m. Robert Thompson)
3. David LeSueur, IV
4. James/Jacques LeSueur (m. Susannah Wilkinson)
5. Chastain LeSueur (m. Ann Nancy Perrow)
6. Samuel LeSueur, Sr. (m. Martha Bryant)
7. Peter LeSueur, Sr. "twin" (m. Susan Williams)
8. John LeSueur, "twin" (died young)
9. Fell LeSueur (m. Mary "Polly" Chastain)
10. Martel LeSueur, "RWS" (m. Elizabeth Bacon)
"By, 1724, David LeSueur, Jr. had left his apprenticeship as a weaver and had made the voyage to Virginia, probably after contact with some of the residents there with London ties. As indicated, he made his home for the first three years there with Pierre David, who quite possibly had London ties."
He first appeared in 1724 tithe list in house of Pierre David. He was listed in same household 1725/1726 tithe lists, King William Parish. In 1729, he was listed as head of household and in succeeding years either headed a household or was listed with James or Joseph Brain.
He was elected to the vestry of King William Parish, June 16, 1733 and was a member of the vestry until the record book closed in 1750. The record book showed that he was present at 48 meetings. He was elected Constable in 1736.
David and Elizabeth (Chastain) LeSueur resided at "Terre Haute" located on Huguenot Springs Road. From the time David LeSeur (II) had his home built in 1740 and until 1772 when he died. His home consisted of only five rooms.
He will was made in Cumberland County and disposed his estate to his wife Elizabeth (Chastain) LeSueur and his youngest son, Martel LeSueur, "RWS". As stipulated in David LeSueur's will, Martel was to inherit "Terre Haute" after his mother's death. Their son, Martel LeSueur sold "Terre Haute" in 1787.
David LeSueur and his "two wives," Elizabeth (Morell) and Elizabeth (Chastain) LeSueur's burial site has not been found. It is believed that it's possible they were buried some where on the grounds of "Terre Haute" and including their slaves.
Benjamin Harris purchased the LeSueur property in 1787/88 and it was then "Terri Haute" was deeded it to his relative Thomas Harris, "Rev. War Sol." and finally was transferred to Robert Harris. It's presently private owned.
"David was born ca. 1698, Coke Lane, Stephney Parish, England; christened 30 January 1704 at Huguenot Threadneedle Street Church, London, son of David LeSueur, Sr. and Catherine Fell of London (Publication of Huguenot Society, London). He died 1771/2, King William Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia.
Source: Pierre Chastain and His Descendants, First Five Generations in America (Vol. I; p. 17). By Pierre Chastain Family Association, 1995.
David LeSueur died: 1771
Source: The death date came from US Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application 1889-1970
June 16, 1733 ~ David LeSueur took the oath as vestryman for the church of the parish of King William, in the presence of the vestry, as follows:
Pierre Faure, Andre Churus Amonet, Estiene Chastain, Antione Rapine, Pierre Louys Soblet, Guilieaume Salle, Jean Jaque Dupui, Jean Chastain. Guliieaume Salle and Jean Dupuy paid the tabacco which they owned to the parish for their administration of the year 1731.
David LeSueur was a member of the vestry until the record book closed in 1750 and the record book showed that he was present at 48 meetings.
Ventry Book of King William Parish, Virginia Historical Magazine (pp. 72-73."Following a brief apprenticeship as a weaver, from August 1718, David LeSueur migrated to Virginia in 1724."
Source: "The Amcerican Genelogist, David LeSueur (II), 1704/04 - 1771/72, Manakin Town, Virginia ~ His Origin and Antecendents," by Cameron Allen, F.A.S.G., Columbus, OH (Vol. 71, #1; pp. 1-11).
Book ~ Pierre Chastain and His Descendants, First Five Generations in America, Vol. I., by Pierre Chastain Family Association, 1995.
I would like to thank Jim Morell for sponsoring our ancestor David LeSueur Jr.'s memorial. His thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
David LeSueur (____ - 1745)
Catherine Fell LeSueur
Elizabeth Morell LeSueur
Elizabeth Chastain LeSueur
David LeSueur (1733 - ____)*
Catherine LeSueur Thompson (1735 - 1771)*
David LeSueur (1738 - 1769)*
James/Jacques LeSueur (1740 - 1799)*
Chastain LeSueur (1744 - 1819)*
Samuel LeSueur (1747 - 1833)*
Peter LeSueur (1750 - 1822)*
John LeSueur (1750 - 1769)*
Elizabeth LeSueur Short (1753 - ____)*
Fell LeSueur (1755 - 1843)*
Martel LeSueur (1758 - 1843)*
David LeSueur (1698 - 1771)
Esther LeSueur Stead (1701 - ____)*
Catherine Suzanne LeSueur Shaw (1709 - ____)*
James/Jacques LeSueur (1710 - ____)*
Samuel LeSueur (1718 - ____)*
Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Jan 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46384609