Lucy <I>Higginson</I> Ludwell

Lucy Higginson Ludwell

Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Death 6 Nov 1675 (aged 49)
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Burial White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 41153359 · View Source
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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.


(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
(Erected to) her M(emory by severa)ll of her
owne Grand Children.

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  • Maintained by: Joe W. Harris
  • Originally Created by: Egg_and_Dart
  • Added: 25 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41153359
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy Higginson Ludwell (Apr 1626–6 Nov 1675), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41153359, citing Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Joe W. Harris (contributor 47733003) .