Philip Lightfoot II
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Philip W Lightfoot II (1689 - 1748)

Maj. Gen. Philip W Lightfoot II
Born in Yorktown, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1721 in Virginia, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sandy Point, Charles City, Virginiamap
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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.

About 1720, he married Mary Armistead (born c1697), daughter of William and Ann (Lee) Armistead. She was the widow of James Burwell (m c1714). Mary died in York County, Virginia in June 1775.[1]


Burial: Lightfoot Graveyard at Teddington, Tettington, Charles City County, Virginia, USA[2]


  1. R. Bolling Batte Papers:
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #42226872 Created by: Michael Logue
  • Tyler, Lyon G. Lightfoot Family, in The William and Mary Quarterly vol:3 no:2 (Oct., 1894), pp. 104-111
  • Tyler, L.G. "Old Tombstones in Charles City County", in William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, no. 2 (Oct 1895), p. 122-123.


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can someone look at the possiblity that Lightfoot-1603 into Lightfoot-255 are the same person?
posted by Wendy Browne
Lightfoot-1120 and Lightfoot-245 appear to represent the same person because: identical biographies, wife and children
posted by Robin Lee

Rejected matches › Philip Lightfoot (abt.1646-1708)

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