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Lucy Higginson Burwell
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Birth: Apr., 1626
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1675
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA

Married 1) 1648 in Gloucester Co., VA to Major Lewis Fairfield Burwell
Married 2) 1655 in Isle of Wright Co., VA to Colonel William Woolhouse Bernard
Married 3) 1667 in Isle of Wright Co., VA to Honorable Philip Cottington Ludwell

Issue with Lewis:

1. Major Lewis II Fairfield Burwell (1651-1710)

Issue with William:

2. George Woolhouse Bernard (1658-?)(moved to England)
3. Lucy Higginson Bernard (1660-?)
4. Elizabeth Tokesay Bernard (1664-1710)

Issue with Philip:

5. Jane Cottington Ludwell (1668-?)
6. Honorable Philip Cottington Ludwell Jr. (1672-1726)

**Governor Philip Cottington Ludwell of Carolina is interred in the crypt of St. Mary, Bow Church, London, England.

Among the great-grandsons of her third marriage were the brothers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Grave was moved from Fairfield AKA Carter's Creek in 1911.

Stone is damaged and very worn. Inscription courtesy of "Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater, Virginia, through 1865" by the APVA, 1959.

Inscription:

(In per)petual memory of y[e] virtuous
(Lucy B)URWELL the Loveing and Beloved
(Wife of) Major Lewis Burwell of y[e] County
(of Clos)ter in Virginia (long since deceased)
(She was des)cended from the Ancient family
(of the H)igginsons. She was y[e] only Daughter
(of the v)alient Capt Robert Higginson
(One of the)e first Comand[rs] that subdued
(the cou)ntry of Virginia from the power of
(the heat)hen who not being more worthy in her
(birth th)an Vertuous in her life Exchanged this
(World for) a Better one on the 6th November, in
(the ...) yeare of her Age, Anno Domini 1675.
(She was) buried on the (ri)ght hand of her
(Husban)d.
(Erected to) her M(emory by severa)ll of her
owne Grand Children.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Kingwell Higginson (1597 - 1649)
  Joanna Tokesay Higginson (1603 - 1675)
 
 Spouse:
  Lewis Burwell (1621 - 1653)*
 
 Children:
  Lewis Burwell (1653 - 1710)*
  Philip Ludwell (1672 - 1726)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery
White Marsh
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Egg_and_Dart
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41153359
Lucy <i>Higginson</i> Burwell
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A tribute across the years to my 9th great grandmother by her marriage to Philip Ludwell.
- William H. Hart
 Added: Jul. 23, 2017
In memory of my 11th Great Grandmother.
- Dawn Smith
 Added: Jun. 8, 2017
Am I Looking at this Right? Lucy Higginson Birth 1626 Death 1675 is the wife of Phillip Ludwell Birth 1672 Death 1726. I would say that she is the Mother not the Wife. Am I right?
- billy isaacks
 Added: Dec. 21, 2016
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