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Philip Lightfoot (1689 - 1748)

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Maj. Gen. Philip Lightfoot
Born in Yorktown, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Virginia, Virginia, USAmap
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.

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


  • 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]

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