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.
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