Abigail Bacon <I>Smith</I> Burwell

Abigail Bacon Smith Burwell

Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Nov 1692 (aged 36)
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Burial White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7137633 · View Source
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Married 1673 in Gloucester Co., VA to Lewis II Fairfield Burwell.

Their issue:

1. Joanna Smith Burwell (1675-1727)
2. Elizabeth Smith Burwell (1677-1734)
3. Maj. Nathaniel Smith Burwell (1680-1721)
4. Lewis III Fairfield Burwell (1682-1696)
5. Lucy Smith Burwell (1683-1716)
6. Martha Smith Burwell (1685-?)
7. Nathaniel Bacon Burwell (1686-1691)
8. Jane Smith Burwell (1688-1690)
9. Hon. James Smith Burwell (1690-1718)
10. Lucy Tokesay Burwell (1692-1698)


Mistress of Fairfield Plantation. A Lady of the highest caliber.

Second cousin of Nathaniel Bacon, the famous rebel.

Both her parents died when she was young. I assume her uncle Nathaniel Bacon, Sr. raised her to maturity. She inherited his estate.

She never lived in the famous Fairfield Mansion, as she died long before it was finished.

"Colonial Families of the United States of America: A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution" by Stella Pickett Hardy, 1911, Tobias A. Wright, Pub., New York

Transcribed by a double descendant of the Burwell family, Hank Rogers, 09/01/2009.

Pages 94-103

Page 95 -

She was a descendant of eleven Kings, even to Alfred the Great, and Egbert, King of Wessex-Bretwlda, over England. Moreover, through the same source from the Kings of Navarre and Duke of Glascony, and earlier still from Chipleric, King of the Burgundians.

Kingsmill Plantation is now a Resort & Spa. The following is from their website, concerning a steeet named after Abigail:

In addition to the preservation of historical sites throughout Kingsmill, the names of original settlers have been preserved and incorporated into the naming of streets and subdivisions within the resort and in the residential division Kingsmill-on-the-James.

Abigail Lane
This street was named after Abigail Smith, the wife of Lewis Burwell II, who inherited Harrop's Plantation around 1690. Their son, Lewis Burwell III built the grand plantation and manor house called Kingsmill.

(Lewis III Fairfield Burwell was the son of Lewis II second wife Martha Lear, widow of William Cole, not Abigail).

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

From Old Tombstones of Gloucester Co., VA:

"To the Sacred Memory of Abigail the
Loveing & Beloved Wife of Maj Lewis
Burwell of the County of Gloster in
Virginia Gent who was Descended of the
illustrious Family of the Bacons and
Hieress of the hon Nathaniel
Bacon Esq President of Virginia, who
Not Being more Honorable in her Birth
That Vertuous in her Life Departed
this World the 12th day of November
1692 aged 36 years having Blessed her
Husband with four sons & six Daughters.


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: kimshockey (reb)
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7137633
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Bacon Smith Burwell (11 Mar 1656–12 Nov 1692), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7137633, citing Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Tricia Petitt (contributor 49269781) .