William Lightfoot Sr.
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William Willis Lightfoot Sr. (abt. 1722 - 1764)

William Willis Lightfoot Sr.
Born about in James City County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in High, York, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jun 2012
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William was born in 1722. He was the son of [Lightfoot-245|Philip Lightfoot II]] and Mary (Armistead) Lightfoot.

William Lightfoot married Mildred Howell. He acted as one of the executors of his father's estate & inherited considerable property from his father, Philip. By terms of Philip's will William inherited property which included all of the lands in Charles City and Surry Counties except for one called "Troopers", the lots and appurtenances in York City where he was then living, except for those of his mother, warehouses, a mill, store houses & 1/3 of the plate once his mother died. He was also given 200 pounds to repair the house at Sandy Point (Tedington); & in the event that his two brothers, John and Armistead, died without male heirs, he was to inherit their lands as well. The home now called "Nightengale House", named for a subsequent owner, in Williamsburg passed to him upon the demise of his brother John.

He served as Sheriff of York County in 1746 & was a deligate to the House of Burgesses from 1756-58. His son, William, became the proprietor of "Tedington" upon the death of his father.


He passed away in10 Jun 1764 Burial: Lightfoot Graveyard at Teddington, Tettington, Charles City County, Virginia, USA

Children Listed in Findagrave

  1. Elizabeth Lightfoot Coles 1750–1781 m. Isaac Coles
  2. Francis Lightfoot 1747–1748
  3. William Lightfoot 1747–1809
  4. Mildred Lightfoot Coles 1752–1799 m. Walter Coles
  5. Mary Lightfoot Allen, m. William Allen
  6. Philip Lightfoot 1751-1786


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Lightfoot-251 and Lightfoot-1464 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same man. Please merge. Thank you.
posted on Lightfoot-1464 (merged) by Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas
Lightfoot-1119 and Lightfoot-251 appear to represent the same person because: Similar details / same family
Duplicate found as part of http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Database_Errors
Proposer is a 'Data Doctor' and not related to the Profile/s
posted by Graeme Olney
death date: 10 June 1764, age 40 (if I'm reading the mourning ring info correctly) - see page 110
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Lightfoot-749 and Lightfoot-251 appear to represent the same person because: Nothing conflicts, same family/

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