m. ABT 1718
m. 18 October 1746
m. 7 MAY 1750
Facts and Events
Fielding Lewis (July 7, 1725 – December 7, 1781) was a Colonel during the American Revolutionary War and the brother-in-law of George Washington. A successful merchant in Fredericksburg, VA, he had a plantation, which later became known as Kenmore. Notable for its Georgian mansion, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the twentieth century.
Will of Fielding Lewis
The will of Fielding Lewis, dated the 19th of October, 1781, and codicil thereto annexed, dated the 10th of December following. To his wife, his six sous, and his daughter's husband, he gives a very considerable real and personal estate ; declaring that the portion given to his wife was in lieu of dowry, and that the provision made for his son John, was "in consideration that he should pay 1,5001. sterling towards the payment of his debts." In the latter part of his will are the following clauses: "Item: It is my will that my share in the Dismal Swamp Company, my lands bought of Marmaduke Naughflett, in partnership with General Washington ; my lands bought of Dr. Wright and Jones, in Nansemond County, in partnership with General Washington and Dr. Thomas Walker; and the three hundred and twenty acres of land in Frederick County, bought of George Mercer's estate, be all sold at the discretion of my executors; also my share in the Chatham rope-walk, at Richmond, which money so raised, to be disposed of, as I shall hereafter direct. Item : All monies arising from the sale of lands, loan-office certificates or otherwise, after my note to Mr. Charles Carter and just debts are paid, I give to my six sons before mentioned, to be equally divided," &c. This will, with the codicil annexed, was exhibited for probate, to the Court of Spotsylvania County, on the 17th of January, 1782, and John Lewis, George Lewis, and Fielding Lewis, three of the executors therein named, qualified according to law.
Source: "Virginia Reports, Jefferson - 33 Grattan, 1730-1880", Annotated by Thomas Johnson Michie, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1903.
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
Information on Fielding Lewis
Gen. Fielding LEWIS Sr. 7 Jul 1725 - Dec 1781 ID Number: I17365
OCCUPATION: house of burgesses in 1760-1761, 1761-1765, 1765-1768
RESIDENCE: Gloucester & Culpeper & Fredericksburg, VA
BIRTH: 7 Jul 1725, Warner Hall, VA DEATH: Dec 1781, "Kenmore" in Fredericksburg, VA RESOURCES: See: [S537] [S760] [S1827] [S1872] [S1975] [S2128] [S2170] Father: John LEWIS V of Warner Hall Mother: Frances FIELDING
Family 1 : Catherine WASHINGTON MARRIAGE: 18 Oct 1746, Virginia [S1975] +John LEWIS of Kinmore
Frances LEWIS Warner LEWIS
Family 2 : Elizabeth "Bettie" WASHINGTON MARRIAGE: 2 May 1750, VA +Fielding LEWIS Jr.
Augustine LEWIS Warner LEWIS George Washington LEWIS Mary LEWIS Charles LEWIS Samuel LEWIS Elizabeth "Betty" LEWIS
Robert LEWIS Howell LEWIS
DAR ID Number: 155176 shows son: Robert Lewis (b. 1769) m. Judith Browne. Issue: Fielding, Augustine, Warner, George, Mary, Charles, Samuel, Betty m. Charles Carter, and Lawrence.
Childrren: John LEWIS b: 22 JUN 1747 d: 23 NOV 1825 + Lucy THORNTON b: Abt 1748 d: Abt 1770 Frances LEWIS b: 26 NOV 1748 Warner LEWIS b: 6 NOV 1749 d: 5 DEC 1749 [S760]