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Philip Lightfoot (1689 - 1748)

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Maj. Gen. Philip Lightfoot
Born in Yorktown, Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Virginia, Virginia, USAmap
Died in Sandy Point, Charles City, Virginiamap
21 January 2016
16:36: Valerie Willis edited the data for Philip Lightfoot. (added "William & Mary" source) [Thank Valerie for this]
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The Honorable Phillip Lightfoot "of Sandy Point" Charles City Co., Va., was also known as "The Merchant Prince" who amassed a sizeable fortune through the wise investment of his inheritance from his father Philip Lightfoot, Sr. In 1707, he was appointed the Clerk of York Co and moved to Yorktown where he built and resided in the Lightfoot Mansion located on a high bluff that commanded the port there. His influence in early Colonial Virginia were substantial.

Burial: Lightfoot Graveyard at Teddington, Tettington, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 42226872


  • WikiTree profile Lightfoot-245 created through the import of GerkeFam.ged on Jun 14, 2012 by Matthew Gerke. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Matthew and others.
  • Lightfoot Family by Lyon G. Tyler in The William and Mary Quarterly vol:3 no:2 (Oct., 1894), pp. 104-111 [1]
  • Source: S-1391702692 Repository: #R-1570440514 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:
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