Mrs. Anne <I>Fairfax</I> Washington Lee


Mrs. Anne Fairfax Washington Lee

Original Name Washington
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Mar 1761 (aged 32)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 20747086 View Source
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Burial not confirmed, but died here. She was an owner of Mt. Vernon and she and her 2nd husband George Lee leased Mt. Vernon to George Washington. George Washington inherited Mt. Vernon when Anne died. Anne's first Marriage was to Lawrance Washington the elder 1/2 Brother of George Washington. When Lawarance died in July 1752 Anne waisted no time and remarried into the Lee Family. She and George Lee married Dec. 16, 1752.Anne married Lawrence WASHINGTON, son of Augustine WASHINGTON and Jane BUTLER, in July 1743 in Belvoir, Virginia. She was the daughter of Colonel William Fairfax of neighboring Belvoir, himself a land agent for his cousin, Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. The marriage of the 15-year old Anne to the newly returned 25-year old army veteran appears to have been prompted by Anne's disclosure to her parents that the family's minister, the Reverend Charles Green of Truro Parish, had taken opportunities with her.

Anne was a woman of charm, grace, and culture. She and Lawrence had several children (none of whom survived childhood): Jane (1744-1745), Fairfax (1747), Mildred (1748-1749) and Sarah (1750-1754). Sarah was her father's heir. Had she lived she would have inherited the property now known as Mount Vernon instead of her uncle George Washington.

Anne married second George LEE on 16 December 1752 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

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  • Created by: Mark Jenkins
  • Added: 2 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20747086
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs. Anne Fairfax Washington Lee (17 Sep 1728–14 Mar 1761), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20747086, citing Burnt House Fields Cemetery, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mark Jenkins (contributor 46925963) .