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MAJ Lewis Burwell II

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MAJ Lewis Burwell II

Birth
Hayes, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Dec 1710 (aged 58–59)
York County, Virginia, USA
Burial White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Plot Burwell Family Plot
Memorial ID 18764228 View Source

Virginia planter; son of Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson Burwell. First buried at Fairfield in Gloucester County, he was later reburied at Abingdon Church.

Lewis Burwell II and his first wife, Abigail Smith had a son, Lewis Burwell III who died at age 15. After his wife died, Lewis II married the widow Martha Yeo (Lear) Cole in 1694 at Fairfield Plantation. They ALSO had a son named Lewis Burwell III.

It was not unusual for two sons to have the same name. The name Lewis was a family name that was perpetuated in the family. When the first son named Lewis died young, Lewis II merely named another son (by his second wife) "Lewis". There are quite a few examples of this kind of thing (recycling of names) in other VA families, though it happened far more often among the gentry class than the lower classes.


Inscription

Here lyeth the body of the Hon. Lewis Burwell,
son of Major Lewis Burwell and Lucy his wife,
of the county of Gloucester, who first married
Abigail Smith, of ye family of ye Bacons,
by whom he had four sons and six daughters;
and, after her death, to Martha, widow of the
Hon. William Cole, by whom he had two sons
and three daughters, and Departed this life
19th day of December Anno Domini 1710,
leaving behind him three sons and six daughters.


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