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Members of the Lee Family of Virginia
Appearing in the Papers of George Washington

(Appendix to George Washington and the Lees of Virginia)

Note: The abbreviation GW refers to George Washington. References following name entries are to GW's Diaries and Correspondence (University of Virginia Press).

Lee, Mr. —— (provided to GW ½ bushel spring barley seed).

Diaries, 5:92

Lee, Mr. —— (visits Mount Vernon overnight with Philip Richard Fendall).

Diaries, 3:204

Lee, Mr. —— (visits Mount Vernon to “sollicit Charity for his Mother who represented herself as having nine Children—a bad husband and no support.”

Diaries, 4:219

Lee, Ann Fairfax Washington was GW's half brother Lawrence Washington's wife and the inheritor of Mount Vernon. She was the sister of GW's close friends, Bryan Fairfax and George William Fairfax, and married after Lawerence's death George Lee of Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County.

Diaries, 1:xxii, 3, 34, 118, 242; 2:30, 31; 3:168
Colonial Series, 6:199, 418; 7:6, 172-73, 433; 8:225; 9:353, 354

Lee, Anne (“Nancy”) a daughter of Richard Henry Lee, married Charles Lee on 11 February 1789

Diaries, 5:54, 55 (illus.); 6:258, 320
Presidential Series, 6:485 (id.)

Lee, Anne Aylett (1738–1768) was the wife of Richard Henry Lee of Chantilly, a few miles down the Potomac River from Pope's Creek and Stratford Hall across Nomini Bay from Bushfield, home of GW's brother John Augustine Washington. She was the half sister of the wife of GW's half brother Augustine Washington, who was also named Anne Aylett.

Diaries, 3:326

Lee, Anne Gaskins Pinckard was the second wife of Richard Henry Lee and the mother of Sarah (“Sally”) Lee.

Diaries, 5:54; 6:258

Lee, Anne Hill Carter (1773–1829) was a daughter of Charles Carter of Shirley and his second wife, Anne Butler Moore Carter. She became the second wife of Light-Horse Harry Lee in 1793.

Diaries, 6:251 (illus.)
Retirement Series, 1:494 (id.)

Lee, Arthur (1740–1792) served as one of the American commissioners in France until 1780, when he returned to Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1781 to 1783 and in 1785, and in the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1784. In 1785 he was appointed to the Board of Treasury, serving until the new government was established. Although he supported a strong federal government he criticized the Constitution because of its lack of a Bill of rights.

Diaries, 2:54, 74, 75 (illus.), 76, 95; 3:372, 373; 4:109, 111, 161, 186, 311, 312; 5:122, 139 (illus.), 140, 277, 426, 455; 6:55
Colonial Series, 7:224, 416; 8:63, 64, 79, 152-53, 199, 295, 322; 10:365; letters from: to GW, 8:498-99
Revolutionary War Series, 3:479 (id.); 4:256-57 (id.)
Presidential Series, 3:358 (id.)

Lee, Cassius (1779–1798) was the youngest son of Richard Henry Lee. He died while a student at Nassau Hall.

Retirement Series, 1:176 (id.)

Lee, Charles (1758–1815) was a brother of Light-Horse Harry Lee. He served as naval officer of the South Potomac Distric He became GW's attorney after the Revolution and was appointed by GW to the office of attorney general of the U.S. in 1795. He also served as naval officer of the South Potomac District and as collector of customs at Alexandria. He served until 1801, after which returned to law practice. Last years spent at his home near Warrenton in Fauquier County. In 1789 he married Anne Lee (1770–1804), daughter of Richard Henry Lee, and later he married Margaret Scott Peyton (1783–1843), a widow.

Diaries, 4:290, 5:53, 6:307, 315, 336; draws legal papers for GW, 4:84; id., 4:85; at Mount Vernon, 4:95, 156, 168, 243, 5:19, 30, 41, 152, 236, 260, 383, 399, 6:258, 314, 320, 321, 357; appointed attorney general of U. S., 6:258
Confederation Series, 2:374 (id.); 4:104 (id.)
Presidential Series, 1:83 (id.)
Retirement Series, 1:126 (id.)

Lee, Cornelia (1780–1815) was a daughter of William Lee of Greenspring and his wife Hannah Philippa Ludwell. Her older sister, Portia, married William Hodgson in May 1799, and in 1806 Cornelia married John Hopkins (c.1757–1827), a Richmond merchant who served as commissioner of continental loans for the state of Virginia from 1780 to 1794 and who had moved to Alexandria before their marriage.

Diaries, 6:279, 352, 353

Lee, Edmund Jennings (1772–1843) was the fifth son of Henry Lee of Leesylvania. He and his wife settled in Alexandria, where he practiced law.

Diaries, 6:258, 336, 359, 360 (illus.)
Retirement Series, 2:226 (id.)

Lee, Elizabeth Armistead (“Betsey”) was the second wife of Richard Henry Lee's son Ludwell Lee (1760–1836), of Shuter's (Shooter's) Hill outside Alexandria and later Belmont in Loudon County near Leesburg, and the daughter of Bowles and Mary Fontaine Armistead. She and Ludwell married on 30 May 1797.

Diaries, 6:255, 305, 306, 313, 336, 352, 353

Lee, Elizabeth Collins was the wife of Richard Bland Lee.

Diaries, 4:290 (illus.)

Lee, Elizabeth Steptoe (Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall; died c.1789) widow of Philip Ludwell Lee of Stratford. She and her later husband Philip Richard Fendall were married about 1780 and lived at Stratford Hall until the marriage of Elizabeth's elder daughter, Matilda Lee, to Light-Horse Harry Lee in 1782. Elizabeth and Fendall then moved to Alexandria, leaving Henry and Matilda in possession of Stratford.

Diaries, 4:168, 181, 183, 216, 217, 218; 5:19, 20, 30, 36, 38, 67, 365, 426

Lee, Elliot, whom GW noted in his diaries as visiting Mount Vernon in December 1788, was William Aylett Lee.

Diaries, 5:432

Lee, Evelyn Byrd Beverley was the wife of George Lee (c.1768–1805) of Loudoun County, a son of Thomas Ludwell Lee (1730–1778). She was a daughter of Robert Beverley (1740–1800) of Blandfield in Essex County and sister of Robert Beverley (1767–1823), the inheritor of Blandfield.

Diaries, 6:285

Lee, Flora was the daughter of Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall and her first husband, Philip Ludwell Lee. She was the cousin and first wife of Richard Henry Lee's second eldest son, Ludwell Lee (1760–1836) of Shuter's (Shooter's) Hill near Alexandria and later Belmont in Loudon County near Leesburg. Her sister Matilda Lee married another cousin, Light-Horse Harry Lee.

Diaries, 4:216, 217, 218; 5:30, 31, 99, 100, 324, 418; 6:255

Lee, Francis Lightfoot (1734–1797) lived at Menokin in Richmond County. He became a signer of the Declaration of Independence while serving as a virginia delegate to the Continental Congress.

Colonial Series, 5:265, 288, 315, 316; 6:372; 7:219-22, 224, 416, 512; 8:63, 153, 569, 571; 10:99-100
Revolutionary War Series, 1:381 (id.)
Confederation Series, 1:207 (id.); 5:139 (id.)

Lee, George (1714–1761) of Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County was the second husband of Ann Fairfax Washington, the widow of GW's half brother Lawrence Washington.

Diaries, 2:30; 3:168

Lee, George (c.1768–1805) of Loudoun County was a son of Thomas Ludwell Lee (1730–1778). He was married to Evelyn Byrd Beverley, a daughter of Robert Beverley (1740–1800) of Blandfield in Essex County and sister of Robert Beverley (1767–1823), the inheritor of Blandfield. George Lee's visit to Mount Vernon included one with his first cousin Ludwell Lee and either his father-in-law or brother-in-law in March 1798.

Diaries, 6:257, 285
Colonial Series, Lee, George, 1:229, 231, 270; 7:433; and division of slaves, 1:227-31; 7:172; id., 1:227-31; 6:199; and lease of Mount Vernon, 1:232, 233, 234; 6:198, 199, 416, 418; 7:4, 9, 106; and Lawrence Washington's estate, 3:351, 352, 437, 438; 4:195, 198, 365; marriage of, 6:416; land surveyed in his name, 8:568; and his estate, 9:353, 354
Retirement Series, 3:401 (id.)

Lee, George Fairfax (1754–1804) was the son of George Lee and his wife Ann Fairfax Washington Lee, the wife of GW's half brother Lawrence, and the heir of Mount Pleasant.

Retirement Series, 1:46 (id.)

Lee, Hancock, (1709–1762)

Colonial Series, 7:173

Lee, Hancock (1740–1819) and his first cousin Hancock Taylor went on a surveying trip into Kentucky in the spring of 1774 during which time the latter was killed.

Diaries, 3:235, 236
Colonial Series, 9:125-26

Lee, Hannah (1765–1801) was the second daughter of Richard Henry Lee. In 1787 she married Corbin Washington (1765–c.1799), the son of GW's brother John Augustine Washington (“Jack”; 1736–1787).

Diaries, 4:181, 182
Confederation Series, 3:197 (id.)

Lee, Hannah Ludwell (1701–c.1749) was the wife of Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall. Their children included the five famous Lee brothers of the Revolution.

Diaries, 2:74; 3:8; 5:357

Lee, Hannah Philippa Ludwell was the wife of William Lee and the mother of William Ludwell Lee (1775–1803).

Colonial Series, 8:295

Lee, Henry (1691–1747) of Lee Hall in Westmoreland County. His children included a younger son, Colonial Henry Lee (1729–1787) of Leesylvania in Prince William County, who sometimes visited Mount Vernon.

Diaries, 2:95, 167

Lee, Henry (1729–1787) of Leesylvania in Prince William County was a younger son of Henry Lee of Lee Hall in Westmoreland County and a cousin of the five famous Lee brothers of the Revolution. A colonel in the Virginia provincial service until the Revolution, Lee and GW were both first elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1758. After the Revolutionary War Lee represented Fairfax and Prince William counties in the Virginia legislature. He was married to Lucy Grymes, with whom he had sons Light-Horse Harry, Charles, Richard Bland, Theodorick, and Edmund Jennings, and daughters Lucy, Mary, and Anne. In April 1785 Lee sent to GW “12 Horse Chesnut Trees (small) and an equal number of cuttings of the Tree Box. They appeared to have been sometime out of the ground being very dry. Planted 4 of the Chesnuts in my Serpentine Walks and 4 of the Box in my shrubberies—two on each side—the rest in the Vineyard.”

Diaries, 2:23, 95 (illus.), 96, 100, 167, 190; 3:52, 144, 321; 4:290; 5:53, 206; 6:258, 336, 346
Colonial Series, 3:117; 8:138; id., 1:34; 2:88; 3:100; 5:185; 7:158; and Prince William militia, 2:252; 3:68, 99, 267; 4:236, 237; 5:229, 230; election challenged, 3:97; council of war, 3:129-31; charters ship for tobacco, 7:157, 163; and Dismal Swamp Company, 7:271; accounts with, 7:434, 495, 496; and the Savage affair, 7:502, 506, 513; 8:110-11; elected burgess, 8:569, 571; and meeting at Raleigh Tavern, 10:99-100; letters from: to GW, 4:272; 7:502-6; letters to: from GW, 2:87-88; 3:28; 4:222-23, 257-58, 275-76; 5:184-85; from John Blair, 5:185
Revolutionary War Series, 11:63 (id.)
Confederation Series, 1:485 (id.)

Lee, Henry, Jr. (“Light-Horse Harry”; 1756–1818), was the Revolutionary War cavalry hero and later member of the Virginia House of Delegates, governor of Virginia, and U.S. Congress. He made extensive land speculation deals, including some with GW. Lee married two times, first to Matilda Lee (d. 1790), the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall and the heiress to Stratford, and the second time to Anne Hill Carter (1773–1829), a daughter of Charles Carter of Shirley and his second wife, Anne Butler Moore Carter. Among the children of Lee and his second was Robert E. Lee. When GW was considering candidates for the command of the new military force that Congress authorized in 1792, he described Lee as having “a better head & more resource than any of them, but no economy, & being a junior officer, we shd lose benefit of good seniors who wd not serve under him.”

Diaries, 3:102, 321 (illus.); 4:85, 168, 169, 217, 290, 5:19, 53, 324, 432, 6:336; id., 3:321, 4:118, 6:251; at Mount Vernon, 3:321, 4:241, 5:84, 99, 100, 129, 220, 318, 415, 431, 432, 443, 6:251, 291, 319--20, 346; and the Revolutionary War, 3:380, 381, 6:143; sends GW plants and seeds, 4:118, 135, 286, 302, 5:130, 315, 316; GW visits, 5:107, 426; and St. Clair expedition, 6:106; and Whiskey Insurrection, 6:174, 177, 186, 193, 195, 196, 197; elected to House of Representatives, 6:344
Colonial Series, 2:88
Revolutionary War Series, 11:63-64 (id.)
Confederation Series, 2:140 (id.)
Presidential Series, 1:96-97 (id.); 10:119 (id.)

Lee, John (1709–1789) was known as “Captain” and lived on Chopawamsic Creek in Stafford County.

Diaries, 2:331
Colonial Series, 8:82

Lee, John (1724–1767) of Essex and Westmoreland counties. Known as “Colonel,” he was the second husband of Mary Ball Smith, to whom he left life right to his land and slaves at Cabin Point in Westmoreland County, about three and one-half miles east of Bushfield near the mouth of the Lower Machodoc Creek.

Diaries, 2:88, 278
Colonial Series, 8:83; 9:35

Lee, John, Jr., of Essex County was the son of Colonel John Lee.

Colonial Series, 8:83

Lee, Lancelot was George William Fairfax's nephew, the son of his sister Ann Fairfax Washington Lee by her second husband, George Lee of Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County.

Diaries, 3:167, 168
Presidential Series, 1:193 (id.)

Lee, Lucy (b. 1774) was a daughter of Henry Lee of Leesylvania and a sister of Light-Horse Harry Lee and Mary Lee Fendall, the third wife of Philip Richard Fendall.

Diaries, 6:336

Lee, Lucy Grymes (1786–1860) was the third child of Light-Horse Harry and his first wife Matilda Lee. As an infant she was left in the care of her grandmother, Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall, in Alexandria, because of her mother's poor health.

Diaries, 5:19; 6:251
Colonial Series, 7:496

Lee, Lucy Grymes was daughter of Charles Grymes of Moratico in Richmond County and the the wife of Colonial Henry Lee of Leesylvania.

Diaries, 2:95, 96, 100

Lee, Ludwell (1760–1836) was the second eldest son of Richard Henry Lee. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1787 to 1790 and later in the Virginia senate. Lee married two times, first to his cousin Flora Lee, a daughter of Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall and her first husband, Philip Ludwell Lee, in 1788, and then to Elizabeth Armistead, in 1797. Lee lived at Shuter's (Shooter's) Hill outside of Alexandria, and later, for much longer, at Belmont in Loudon County , which still stands in sight of Route 7 east of Leesburg.

Diaries, 4:217, 231; 5:324, 418, 432; 6:255, 285, 305, 306, 307, 313, 336, 352, 353, 365
Confederation Series, 3:72 (id.)
Retirement Series, 1:136 (id.)

Lee, Margaret Scott Peyton (1783–1843) was the second wife off Charles Lee (1758–1815).

Diaries, 6:258

Lee, Mary (born c.1775) was a daughter of Henry Lee of Leesylvania and a sister of Light-Horse Harry Lee and Lucy Lee (b. 1774), the third wife of Philip Richard Fendall.

Lee, Mary (b. 1764) was the eldest daughter of Richard Henry Lee. In 1792 she became the second wife of GW's nephew, William Augustine Washington.

Diaries, 4:168; 5:206, 207, 208, 253, 254, 383
Confederation Series, 3:197 (id.)

Lee, Mary Aylett was the wife of Thomas Ludwell Lee (1730–1778) of Belleview in Stafford County, with whom she sons William Aylett and Thomas Ludwell Lee (d. 1807).

Presidential Series, 1:191 (id.)
Retirement Series, 1:46 (id.)

Lee, Mary Smith Ball (d. 1802) was a daughter of Philip Smith (c.1695–1743) and his first wife Mary Matthews and the widow of, first, Jesse Ball (1716–1747) of Lancaster County, and, next, Colonel John Lee (1724–1767) of Essex and Westmoreland counties. In October 1767 Mary Lee sold to GW four slaves, including a mulatto body servant, William (“Billy”; “Will”), who accompanied GW throughout the Revolutionary War and lived at Mount Vernon after his master's death in 1799. Mary Lee married a third time in August 1768, to an old widower first cousin, John Smith (1715–1771). GW dined with them the day after their marriage, at Cabin Point in Westmoreland County. Her last two marriages netted her a very nice income, and she never had any children.

Diaries, 2:88
Colonial Series, 8:82, 83, 103
Retirement Series, 4:494 (id.)

Lee, Mary Bland

Diaries, 2:167

Lee, Mary Digges

Diaries, 2:84; 4:141, 179; 5:2; 6:288

Lee, Matilda (d. 1790) was the eldest daughter of Philip Ludwell Lee (1727–1775) and Elizabeth Steptoe Lee Fendall (died c.1789) and the first wife of Light-Horse Harry Lee, whom she married in 1782.

Diaries, 4:118, 168, 216, 217, 218, 241; 5:19, 99, 100, 107, 220, 426; 6:251
Confederation Series, 2:140 (id.)

Lee, Mildred Washington (b. 1760) was a daugther of GW's brother John Augustine and his wife Hannah Bushrod Washington and the second wife of Richard Henry Lee's eldest son Thomas Lee (1758–1805), a lawyer at Dumfries.

Diaries, 6:107
Confederation Series, 1:262 (id.)
Presidential Series, 3:247 (id.); 9:239 (id.)

Lee, Philip Ludwell (1727–1775) was a member of the Ohio Company, of which GW's half brother Lawrence Washington played a prominent role.

Diaries, 1:120; 4:118, 168, 217
Colonial Series, 3:32; 7:209; 9:353, 354; and Ohio Company, 1:59; and recruiting, 4:58, 100; id., 4:101-2; 5:154; 7:212; 8:571; on council, 4:124, 125-26; recommends French Mason, 5:153; casts illegal votes, 8:569; and soldiers' bounty lands, 9:121; town laid out on his land, 9:340; death of, 10:271

Lee, Philip Ludwell (c.1785–1792)

Diaries, 5:19

Lee, Portia (1777–1840) was a daughter of William Lee of Greenspring and his wife Hannah Philippa Ludwell. After her father died she and her sister Cornelia lived for a time with her cousin Richard Bland Lee at Sully. Portia married William Hodgson in May 1799, and in 1806 her younger sister, Cornelia, married John Hopkins.

Diaries, 6:306

Lee, Richard (“Squire”; 1726–1795) of Lee Hall in Westmoreland County, the son of Henry and Mary Bland Lee and elder brother of Colonial Henry Lee of Leesylvania, was a Westmoreland burgess from 1754 to 1774, naval officer of the South Potomac district, and a member of the Ohio Company. He purchased a spinning wheel from GW in July 1769.

Diaries, 1:120; 2:167, 228; 3:245, 312, 319; 5:36
Colonial Series, election, 5:288; 8:569; carries money, 7:299; account with, 8:221; and Samuel Washington, 8:521; at Mount Vernon, 8:223; id., 8:487, 571; 9:505; 10:27; his difficulties collecting duties, 10:26; confused with Richard Lee of Maryland, 10:197; and second Virginia Convention, 10:308
Revolutionary War Series, 4:173 (id.)

Lee, Richard Bland (1761–1827) was the third son of Henry Lee of Leesylvania, and younger brother of Light-Horse Harry and Charles Lee. He lived at Sully in Loudoun County, which he represented in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1784 to 1788 and in 1796. He later moved to Alexandria and served as a delegate from Fairfax County in 1799 and 1800. As a federalist and supporter of the Constitution, he actively opposed antifederalist attempts to call a second convention to amend the Constitution.

Diaries, 4:290 (illus.); 5:95, 129, 206, 207, 208, 253, 254, 382, 444; 6:7, 8, 48, 299, 306, 344, 346
Confederation Series, 5:450 (id.)
Presidential Series, 3:145 (id.)
Retirement Series, 3:107 (id.)

Lee, Richard Henry (1732–1794) of Chantilly in Westmoreland County served in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1787. He declined to serve in the Constitutional Convention and became one of the leading opponents of the Constitution at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, contributing a series of “Letters of the Federal Farmer” to the antifederalist position. In 1789 he was chosen to serve as one of Virginia's U.S. senators and served in that capacity until 1792.

Diaries, 3:326 (illus.), 4:13, 163, 168, 181, 182, 231, 5:54, 6:107, 255, 258, 353; in the Va. House of Burgesses, 2:200, 201, 202, 3:166, 250; at Philadelphia and the Continental Congress, 3:268, 275, 280, 287, 326, 327, 329; at Mount Vernon, 3:325, 4:231, 5:54, 214, 258; id., 3:326; writes letter of introduction for Catherine Macaulay Graham, 4:148; sends GW seeds and plants, 4:286--87, 5:440; declines appointment to Constitutional Convention, 5:158; as U. S. senator, 6:55, 68; visits GW in N.Y., 6:71, 89
Colonial Series, 7:336; 8:486; 9:183; 10:42; elected to House of Burgesses, 5:288; 8:569; and George Lee, 7:106; 9:354; and Mount Vernon rent, 7:106; and Mississippi Company, 7:219-22, 224, 416, 512; 8:63, 153; id., 7:224; 8:571; and Potomac navigation, 8:289, 294; and the Association, 8:354; account with, 10:41; delegate to Continental Congress, 10:174, 000, 000; acts as justice on ship, 10:148; GW lends money to, 10:160; sends cherry grafts to GW, 10:301; delegate to Virginia Convention, 10:309; accompanies GW to Philadelphia, 10:358; letters from: to GW, 9:353-54; letters to: from GW, 9:354; 10:150-51
Revolutionary War Series, 1:45 (id.)
Confederation Series, 2:7 (id.)
Presidential Series, 1:73 (id.)

Lee, Sarah (“Sally”; 1775–1837) was a daughter of Richard Hennry Lee and his second wife, Anne Gaskins Pinckard Lee. Sally married her cousin Edmund Jennings Lee in 1796.

Diaries, 6:258

Lee, Sarah Lettice (d. 1761) was a cousin and first wife of Philip Richard Fendall, whom she married in September 1759 and who eventually married three Lee women, all his cousins.

Diaries, 5:36

Lee, Theodorick (1766–1849) was the fourth surviving son of Henry Lee of Leesylvania and his wife Lucy Grymes, and the younger brother of Charles, Richard Bland, and Light-Horse Harry Lee.

Diaries, 5:53, 95, 382
Retirement Series, 3:470 (id.)

Lee, Thomas (1690–1750) of Stratford Hall was married to Hannah Ludwell. Their children were Philip Ludwell, Hannah, Thomas Ludwell, Richard Henry, Francis Lightfoot, Alice, William, and Arthur, and three who died young.

Diaries, 1:120; 2:74; 3:8
Colonial Series, 1:45, 58, 59; 4:101; 5:265; 7:224; 8:547

Lee, Thomas (1758–1805) was the eldest son of Richard Henry Lee and Anne Aylett. He lived at Park Gate in Prince William County, near Dumfries. He studied law in England before marrying in 1788 Mildred Washington, the daughter of GW's brother John Augustine and his wife, Hannah Bushrod Washington. Lee's first wife had been Susannah Brent, by whom he had one daughter, and his third wife was Eliza Ashton Alexander, with whom he had one son who died young, and who married after her husband's death William Stuart.

Diaries, 6:107
Confederation Series, 1:262 (id.)
Presidential Series, 3:247 (id.); 9:239 (id.)

Lee, Thomas Ludwell (1730–1778) of Belleview in Stafford County was a son of Thomas and Hannah Ludwell Lee of Stratford Hall. He was educated in London at the Inns of Court and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1765. His sons included George Lee (c.1768–1805) of Loudoun County, Thomas Ludwell Lee (d. 1807), and William Aylett Lee. The first annual meeting of the Mississippi Company, at which GW and his brother John Augustine Washington attended, was held at Belleview in September 1763.

Diaries, 1:313; 2:331, 332; 3:8, 9, 325; 5:40; 6:257
Colonial Series, 5:288; 7:219-22, 223, 224, 416, 512; 8:63, 153; 10:140, 141
Revolutionary War Series, 1:381 (id.); 13:514
Presidential Series, 1:191 (id.)
Retirement Series, 1:46 (id.); 3:401 (id.)

Lee, Thomas Ludwell (d. 1807) was a son of Thomas Ludwell Lee of Belleview and a brother of William Aylett Lee.

Diaries, 5:39, 40

Lee, William (1739–1795) was the husband of Hannah Philippa Ludwell. Their children included William Ludwell Lee (1775–1803), Portia Lee Hodgson (1777–1840), and Cornelia Lee Hopkins. Lee was treasurer-secretary of the Mississippi Company, a speculative land venture to which GW subscribed.

Diaries, 1:313; 2:64, 74, 75, 95; 3:372, 373; 4:151; 5:357; 6:279, 299
Revolutionary War Series, 1:141 (id.)
Colonial Series, 7:219-22, 224, 250, 416, 512; 8:63-64, 83, 152, 153; letters from: to GW, 8:294-95, 299-300
Confederation Series, 5:139 (id.)

Lee, William (“Billy”; “Will”) was a mulatto body servant that GW purchased from Mary Smith Ball Lee at Cabin Point in 1767 and who accompanied GW throughout the Revolution. Billy apparently had adopted the Lee surname by the time GW purchased him.

Diaries, 2:238, 278, 279 (illus.), 286, 287, 288; 3:276; 4:125; 5:73, 281, 349
Revolutionary War Series, 9:323 (id.)
Confederation Series, 2:14 (id.)
Presidential Series, 2:133-34 (id.)
Retirement Series, 1:200 (id.); 4:494-95 (id.)

Lee, William Aylett (d. young and unmarried) was a son of Thomas Ludwell and Mary Aylett Lee of Belleview and a brother of Thomas Ludwell Lee (d. 1807) and George Lee (d. 1805).

Diaries, 5:39, 40, 432
Presidential Series, 1:191 (id.); 4:172 (id.)
Retirement Series, 4:86 (id.)

Lee, William Ludwell (1775–1803) was the son of William and Hannah Philippa Ludwell Lee.

Diaries, 5:357; 6:346


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