Martha <I>Lear</I> Burwell


Martha Lear Burwell

Virginia, USA
Death 4 Aug 1704 (aged 35–36)
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Burial White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 1
Memorial ID 41152374 View Source
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m. 1) 1690 in Warwick Co., VA to William Cole
m. 2) 1694 at Fairfield Plantation, Gloucester Co., VA to Lewis II Fairfield Burwell

Issue with Wiiliam:

1. Col. William Cole, Jr.

Issue with Lewis:

2. Mary Lear Burwell (1696-1704)
3. Col. Lewis III Fairfield Burwell (1698-1744)
4. Jane Lear Burwell (1700-?)
5. Martha Lear Burwell (1703-1738)


Mistress of Fairfield Plantation. She married Lewis and moved into the brand new Fairfield manor mansion.

Daughter of Col. John Lear & Rebecca Yeo. Born in Nansemond County and died at Fairfield Plantation, near present day White Marsh, Gloucester Co., VA.

Nansemond County is now extinct. It comprised rougly the area of the modern sprawling city of Suffolk, VA.

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

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

"Sacred to the memory of the dearly beloved --- Martha, daughter of ----- Nansemond
County in Virginia, married to Col
William Cole by whom she had two sons and
two daughters. Afterwards married to
Major Lewis Burwell, by whom she had
two sons and three daughters; resigned
This mortal life the 4th day of Aug., 1704."


I am descended from Lewis II Burwell through both his wives and 3 of his grandchildren (lines that married back into the Burwell line). ~ Hank Rogers

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  • Maintained by: Tricia Petitt
  • Originally Created by: Egg_and_Dart
  • Added: 25 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41152374
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Lear Burwell (1668–4 Aug 1704), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41152374, citing Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Tricia Petitt (contributor 49269781) .