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Charles Lee
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1722
Death: Oct., 1747

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Charles, the eldest son of Charles Lee and Elizabeth Pinckard, his wife, was born at "Cobbs Hall" the 2d of November, 1722, and died there about October of 1747. He was twice married, each time to a cousin; his first wife was Mary, daughter of Richard and Judith (Steptoe) Lee, of "Ditchley," who died at the birth of her son, Charles, on the 4th of March, 1744. (These dates are from his family Bible, now in the possession of Judge Edwin Broun, of Northumberland.) Charles Lee married, secondly, Leeanna, daughter of William (?) and Leeanna (Lee) Jones. In his will (dated the 30th of December, 1746, and probated the 9th of November, 1747) he named his wife, "Leeannah Lee," his two sons, Charles and Thomas, both minors, and "the child my wife now goes with." Peter Conway, David Galloway and Kendall Lee were appointed his executors; an appraisement of his estate was ordered the same day his will was admitted to probate. Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892: Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of the Descendants of Colonel Richard Lee (ebooksread.com) by Edmund Jennings Lee
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 Parents:
  Charles Lee (1684 - 1734)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Steptoe Lee Lee (____ - 1744)
  Leeanna Jones Lee (____ - 1761)
 
Inscription:
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Within this enclosure was buried

~ Richard Lee ~

of an ancient family of Nordley Regis in Shropshire, who emigrated from London to Virginia in 1639. He was successively clerk of the quarter court at Jamestown, Attorney General of Virginia, Secretary of State, and a member of the council. Having long traded with the nearby Wicomico Indians, in 1656 he established his home on Dividing Creek, at a point 400 feet to the Northeast of this stone. He died there in 1664 and was buried here in his garden.

Also buried within this enclosure were
:: Anne Constable, the wife of Richard Lee;
:: their son, Charles Lee (1656-1701), and
:: his wife Elizabeth Medstand;
:: their son, Charles Lee of Cobbs Hall (1684-1734); and
:: his son, Charles Lee (1722-1747), and his wives,
:: Mary Lee of Ditchley and
:: Leeanna Jones of Hickory Neck.

In 1761 this Leeanna Lee ordered the erection of the original enclosing wall. Later members of the Cobbs Hall family, Lees and Harveys, were buried nearby outside the wall.

~ Erected by The Society of the Lees of Virginia ~ 1958

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Burial:
Cobbs Hall Burying Ground
Northumberland County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Apr 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88759172
Charles Lee
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