Charles Lee

Male 1718 - Bef 1792  (< 74 years)


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  • Name Charles Lee  [1, 2
    Born 8 Feb 1717/18  Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 25 Jun 1792  Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8569  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Dorothy Henry,   b. Abt 1683, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Essex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Christ Episcopal Church, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Penelope Cheney,   b. 6 Aug 1721, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Jan 1737/38  Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Fanny Lee,   d. Lancaster or Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Penelope Lee
    +3. Philip Lee,   b. Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1802, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Lee,   b. 12 Feb 1737/38, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1738/39, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Catherine Lee,   b. 12 Mar 1739/40
     6. Jane Lee,   b. 20 Jun 1743, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1743, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Isaac Lee,   b. 27 Oct 1744
     8. George Lee,   b. Abt 1748, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Charles Lee,   b. 7 Nov 1757, Middlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1806, MIddlesex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F6131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Notes from Pamela Cranston)

      Charles Lee: Fourth son of Charles and Dorothy Lee to have issue. He was born according to Christ Church Register, Feb. 8th, 1718. His will on file in Middlesex County is dated May 31st. 1791 &and was probated June 25th, 1792. It does not mention a wife; but names children, Charles Lee, Phil1ip Lee and daughters, Penny Daniel and Fanny McTyre of Lancaster Co., and grandson Lewis Lee. His son Charles Lee was made executor. Wit: Thomas Brooks, Ann Brooks, Robert Daniel, Mary Faron and Reuben Lee.

      There are a great many Middlesex records referring to Charles Lee. According to Christ Church Register, he married Penelope Cheney Jany. 24th. 1737/8. There is no record of her death. She was the daughter of Thomas Cheney and Jane Sweepstone stone who according to Christ Church Register were married June 16th. 1711. Also according to the Register Penelope was born to Thomas and Jane Cheney Aug. 6th. 1721.

      (Further data of the Cheney family is given later. There is no other reference to the Swepstone family in Christ Church Register and Swemm's Index does not mention the name. It may be misspelled in this reference.)

      Christ Church Register gives the names of children born to Charles and Penelope Lee with certain of their death dates as follows:

      Elizabeth b. 2/l2/l738/9. d. 3/23/1739
      Catherine b. 3/12/1740.
      Jane b. 6/20/1743. d. 9/5/1743.
      Isaac. b. 10/27/1744.
      George. b. (C. C. Reg. P. 298. Partly obliterated date of 17- - . Would approximate 1748)
      Charles. b. 11/5/1758.

      (There are about twelve years missing from the Christ Church Register which might account for the missing dates and the record of the other children mentioned in the will).

      Proof of identity of Charles Lee.

      George Lee was certainly the son of Charles Lee and Dorothy Lee. His mother died in his house and his wife, Mary Budford Lee probated her will. Charles Lee was the executor of his estate. Charles Lee who married Penelope Cheney was the same as the above. His signature on a deed of real estate in which Penelope Lee joins him made 12/15/1747, is the same as that on his will as is that on the marriage bond of Elizabeth Aldin, widow, dated Sept. 3rd. 1765 to John George, gent. In which he is designated as Charles Lee, gent. Elizabeth Aldin was daughter of George and Mary Buford Lee who had married John Aldin Dec. 7th. 1762. Her father was dead at that time and her uncle Charles went on her marriage bond. Also the tax records of Middlesex county for this period contain no other Charles Lee but Charles Lee, Jr.

      According to the records Charles Lee was a prosperous and respected planter. His plantation was about seven hundred acres and he had some thirty slaves. Some of them with land he gave to his children before his death. He was road commissioner for the county and tobacco inspector. Also patroller of Christ Church, whose duty it was to see that the members attended or to fine them if they did not. In various legal papers he was associated many times with John Greenwood, William Daniel, Lewis Montague, Robert and Garret Daniel, John Blakeley, Massey Yarrington, Josiah Chowning, Phillip Latane, William Segar and William and Phillip Montague. All of them prominent citizens of the county.

      Christ Church Vestry Book: p. 299: mentions Charles Lee, patroller, 1756 -1758, paid 32 lbs. of tobacco each of those years. [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.