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MAJ Lewis Burwell, I

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MAJ Lewis Burwell, I

  • Birth 5 Mar 1621 Bedfordshire, England
  • Death 19 Nov 1653 White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7137638

Married 1648 in Gloucester Co., VA to Lucy Tokesay Higginson.

Their issue:

1. Maj. Lewis II Fairfield Burwell (1651-1710)

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Came to the colony in 1640. In 1647 he was a member of the deputation sent to invite Charles II to come to Virginia; he served as Seargeant Major of Militia.

He resided at 'Fairfield', Gloucester Co., VA, AKA 'Carter's Creek' (near White Marsh), Gloucester Co., VA. His son Lewis built the famous manor home "Fairfield."

"The Burwell's of Kingsmill & Stoneland, An Account of an American Family, 1633-1900" by Robert Parker

Granted his first patent on 18 Apr 1648, together with Thomas Vaulx, for 2,300 acres on the south side of the York River, Virginia accruing as a result of the abandoned 1633 Kingwell expedition and subsequently patented 2,350 acres on the north side of the York River on 12 Jun 1648, which became his own plantation of Fairfield (later called Carter's Creek), Gloucester County.



In 1646, Lewis, a Sergeant-Major of Militia, was a member of a delegation sent to invite Charles II to come to Virginia. In the spring of 1648, Lewis and a Thomas Vause or Vaulx, exercising headrights accruing as a result of abandoned 1633 Kingswell expedition and being for the transportation of forty-six persons, received 2300 acres on the York River. On 12 Jun 1648, Lewis received 2350 more acres when he exercised headrights for the transportation of forty-seven persons whose
names included Francis Burwell and Burwell. In 1650, Lewis exercising headright claims, received an additional 500 acres.

From a Burwell Family History:

Major LEWIS BURWELL, member of the delegation sent to invite Charles II to Virginia, bapt 5 Mar 1621/22 at Ampthill, granted his first patent on 18 Apr 1648, together with Thomas Vaulx, for 2,300 acres on the south side of the York River, Virginia accruing as a result of the abandoned 1633 Kingwell expedition and subsequently patented 2,350 acres on the north side of the York River on 12 Jun 1648, which became his own plantation of Fairfield (later called Carter's Creek), Gloucester County, m. LUCY, only dau of Captain ROBERT HIGGINSON, a prominent Indian fighter, who commanded at Middle Plantation, Williamsburg in 1644-45, and his wife JOANNA (née TORKESY) and grand-dau of THOMAS HIGGINSON, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, of Berkswell, Warwickshire. He d. 18 Nov 1653 (and she m. 2ndly Colonel William Bernard, member of the Council 1642-59, of Nansemond County, brother of Sir Robert Bernard, Bt, of Brampton Hall. He d. 31 Dec 1665 having had issue and she m. 3rdly 1667, Philip Ludwell, Governor of Carolina, of Green Spring, near Williamsburg and had further issue. Among the great-grandsons of the third marriage were the brothers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee) and she d. 26 Nov 1675 and they were both buried at Fairfield having had issue.

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"In memory of Major Lewis Burwell, of the County of Gloucester in Virginia. Gentleman who descended from the Ancient family of Burwells of the Counties of Bedford and Northhampton in England, who nothing more worthy in the birth than virtous in his life, exchanged this life for a better on the 19th day of November in the 33rd year of his age, Anno Domini 1653"
With coat of arms

This grave was moved here from Carter's Creek in 1911.

*According to his monument, he would have been born in 1620, but he was baptized 5 Mar 1622.


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  • Maintained by: Shelly
  • Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb)
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7137638
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Lewis Burwell, I (5 Mar 1621–19 Nov 1653), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7137638, citing Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shelly (contributor 47100402) .