Dorothy Henry

Female Abt 1683 - 1757  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Henry  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1683  Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1757  Essex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8515  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 

    Family 1 Charles Lee,   b. 23 Mar 1683/84, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1719/20, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Christ Episcopal Church, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Lee,   b. 1704, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1753, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. C. Lee,   b. 30 May 1708, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1715, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. John Lee,   b. 28 Aug 1712, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. George Lee,   b. 26 Apr 1715, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1757, MIddlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +5. Charles Lee,   b. 8 Feb 1717/18, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Jun 1792, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 74 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F6097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Chaney 
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F6098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

      Dorothy Henry Lee, wife of Charles Lee. After the death of Charles she married Thomas Cheney, father of her daughter-in-law, and moved to Essex County, Sept. 30th 1731. Thomas Cheney died before Aug. 1734 (Iv-30) July 2nd. 1734 Dorothy Cheney petitions to administer the estate of Thomas Chaney. Wm. Gardner and Thomas Lee, security. See for further Chaney connections under Chaney Family. At the time of her death she was living with the widow of her son George. (Will Book Middlesex 1675-1798 1) 267)

      Dorothy Lee must have been quite a person., and it is to be hoped that her family line will be established some time in the future. She married two prosperous planters and while following the persistent idea that women loose their charm when educated, she signed her name with her mark. It was a whopping Big D and shows character. Three of her signatures have been discovered, one of them on the will of John Mullins. (Middlesex Will Book 1713-1734 P. 74) Dorothy Lee was the widow of Charles Lee (b. 3/23/1683/84) and mother of Charles Lee (b. 2/8/1718) who married Penelope Cheney, daughter of her second husband, Thomas Cheney. After their marriage, they moved to Essex Co., Va, Sept. 30, 1731.

      Middlesex County Will Book D 1748-1760, p. 404 (Hopkins, pg. 84):
      Dorothy Cheney... 3 Feb 1757/ 2 Aug 1757... Granddaughter Dorothy Lee. Granddaughter Elizabeth Lee. Rest of the estate to George Lee who is executor. Wit: Thomas Price and William Gardner. (Note on pg. 405 stsates "presented by Mary Lee... George Lee the executor herein being dead.") [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1389] THOMAS LEE of Middlesex Co., VA d. 1709 (Pamela Cranston), Pamela Cranston .

    2. [S1424] The Lee Family of Middlesex County, Virginia, Lee, Ronald C.