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Robert Lee (abt. 1620 - 1687)

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Robert Lee
Born about in Hertfordshire Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Mary's County, Marylandmap
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Biography

Robert Lee was born about 1620 to Michael and Christian Lee, who lived in Waterford, England, and were still living when Robert wrote will in 1687.

A Robert Lee, servant, was transported to Maryland about 1657. [1]

In 1660 in Waterford, Herefordshire, England, Elizabeth Lee, who was born about 1640 and daughter of Robert, married Thomas Bell. [2]

In 1659, Thomas Bell immigrated to Maryland, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth Bell, who was transported. [3]

Is there enough play in these approximate dates that these could be the same Robert and Elizabeth Bealls, marrying first in their home town of Waterford, and then shortly therafter boarding a ship for Maryland as man and wife?

In 1687, Robert Lee wrote his will shortly before his death in St. Mary's County, Maryland. It is intereting that he names his parents Michael and Christian Lee of Waterford as beneficiaries, presuming that they were still living in 1687.

In the same 1687 will he also names his son in law Thomas Beall incidentally to making a bequest to his grandson John.

Lee, Robert, St. Mary's Co., 28th Dec., 1687; 4th Jan., 1687.[4]

  • To Henry Darnall and wife,
  • Col. Diggs and Wife,
  • Maj. Nicholas Sewall and wife,
  • Mrs. Eliza.: Baker,
  • Mrs. Eliza: Beale,
  • Mr. Heath,
  • Thomas Grunwin,
  • John Powell,
  • Mrs. Van Sweringen.,
  • Maria Van Sweringen,
  • Francis Pennington,
  • Mrs. Ellinor Brookes and her sister Mary Darnall, and to Henry Darnall, Jr., personalty.
  • To father and mother, Michael and Christian Lee, in Waterford, Eng., personalty.
  • To John Beall, Jr., son of Thomas Beall, and hrs., 200 A., "Low's Gift," in Dorchester Co.
  • Ex.: CoL Henry Darnall. 4. 280[5]

Shortly thereafter the property was inventoried.

Robert Lee 9.459 I SM £54,16,5 Jan 7 1687

  • The amount of the inventory also included #12282.
  • Appraisers: Garratt Vansweringen, Thomas Beal.
  • List of debts: Michall Taney, Robert Carvile, Col. Digges, Mr. Anthony Underwood for note on Michael Taney, Thomas Marshall, George Sulivan, John Kock, George Coome, Gilbert Clark, John Skreech, John Harris, Samson Stoddart. [6]

Sources

  1. Skordas, p. 286.
  2. Mike Marshall (mrmarsha2004@yahoo.com), Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck Counties. Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I008334. Accessed 2/24/2014.
  3. Skordas, p. 286, reference Liber 5, folio 485.
  4. Note that the dates are "Old Style", so that January 4th 1687 came a few days after December 28, 1687. The new year, 1688, began not on January 1, but on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.
  5. Mike Marshall (mrmarsha2004@yahoo.com), Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck Counties. Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I008334. Accessed 2/24/2014.
  6. Mike Marshall (mrmarsha2004@yahoo.com), Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck Counties. Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I008334. Accessed 2/24/2014.

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