Person:Henry Willis (6)

  1. Francis Willis
  2. Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
  • HCol. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
  • WAnn Alexanderabt 1692 - 1726
m. 2 November 1714
  1. Mary Willis1716 - 1766
  2. Frances Willis1718 -
  3. David Willis1720 -
  4. Henry Willis, Jr.1722 -
  5. John Willis, (the Elder)1724 - 1749/50
  6. Robert Willis1725/6 - 1766
m. 30 Oct 1726
  1. Mary Isabella Willis1733 - 1812
m. 23 January 1732/33
  1. Ann Willis1733/34 - 1820
  2. Col. Lewis Willis1734 - 1813
  3. Isabel Willis1737 -
  4. Margaret 'Peggy' Willis1740/41 - 1812
Facts and Events
Name Col. Henry Willis
Gender Male
Birth? 1696 Ware River Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia
Marriage 2 November 1714 Virginiato Ann Alexander
Marriage 30 Oct 1726 to Mildred Lewis
Marriage 23 January 1732/33 Virginiato Mildred Washington
Death? 14 September 1740 poss. Culpeper County, Virginia

NB:CHild list and list of wives needs considerable work. The W&M Quarterly of 1898 may have the most definitive description, but there's a lot of confusion.

Source

The Willis Family W&M Quarterly, 1898.


About Henry Willis

Henry Willis was born in 1690 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia and died 14 Sept 1740 in Virginia. Henry Willis married Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner, on 30 Oct 1726. Mildred was born in 1691 in Bedford County, Virginia and died on 5 Sep 1747

EntrySource/Basis/Commentary
DOB: February 1690
POB: Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA;
DOD: 14 Sept 1740
POD: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA;
Burial: Fredericksburg, Va
Spouse 1: Anne Alexander, . daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan
DOM: 2 Nov 1714
POM:
Spouse 2: Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner;
DOM: 30 Oct 1726
POM:
Spouse 3: Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747), daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner
DOM: 23 Jan 1732/33 Note conflict with second wife's DOD
POM:
Father: Francis Willis
Mother: Sarah Lewis(?)

Father: Capt. Francis WILLIS Jr. b: ABT 1660 Mother: LEWIS

Marriage 1 Mildred WASHINGTON b: 1696 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Va
Married: 23 Jan 1733
Children
Person:Lewis Willis (2) b: 11 Nov 1734 in Fredericksberg, Va
Ann WILLIS b: 30 Jan 1734 in Willis Hill, Fauquier, Virginia
Isabel WILLIS b: 10 Jun 1737 in Wareriver Parish, Glencester Co., Vi.
Margaret (Peggy) WILLIS b: 25 Feb 1741 in Orange Co., Orange, Va
Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
Children
John WILLIS
Marriage 3 Mildred LEWIS b: 1691 in New Kent, St. Peter's Parrish, Va.

HENRY WILLIS, Col. (1690/91-1740)

Born February 1690/91 in Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 14 Sept 1740, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; buried Fredericksburg, Va; son of Francis Willis and Sarah Lewis(?).

Married 1): 2 Nov 1714 Anne Alexander, daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan.

Children:

  • 1. Mary Willis, born 5 Aug 1716; died 4 Dec 1766; married Hancock Lee, 23 Jan 1732/33
  • 2. Frances Willis, born 12 Oct 1718
  • 3. David Willis, born 17 Dec 1720
  • 4. Henry Willis, Jr., born 22 Sept 1722; married Elizabeth Gregory, 30 April 1742
  • 5. John Willis, born 17 Aug 1724; died 5 March 1749/50; married Elizabeth Madison
  • 6. Robert Willis, born 12 March 1725/26, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1766, Goochland Co., VA

Married 2): 30 Oct 1726 Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; born ca 1691; died Nov 1733.

Children:

  • 7. Anne Willis, born 14 Sept 1731; died 1820 Danville, KY; married Duff Green
  • 8. John Willis, born 16 July 1728; married Nanny Spotswood
  • 9. Elizabeth Willis, born 1729; married Howell Lewis

Married 3): 23 Jan 1732/33 Mildred Warner Washington, daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner; she was born 1696; died 5 Sept 1747.

Children:

  • 10. Isabel Willis, born 10 June 1733; married FNU Clayton
  • 11. Lewis Willis, born 11 Nov 1734
Name DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM Spouse Notes
Mary Willis, 5 Aug 1716
died 4 Dec 1766



by Anne Alexander
Frances Willis 12 Oct 1718





by Anne Alexander
David Willis, 17 Dec 1720





by Anne Alexander
Henry Willis, Jr. 22 Sept 1722


30 April 1742
Elizabeth Gregory, by Anne Alexander
John Willis 17 Aug 1724
5 March 1749/50


Elizabeth Madison by Anne Alexander
Person:Robert Willis 12 March 1725/26 Gloucester Co. VA 1766 Goochland Co., VA


by Anne Alexander
Anne Willis 14 Sept 1731
1820 Danville, KY

Duff Green by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733)
John Willis, 16 July 1728




Nanny Spotswood by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733)
Elizabeth Willis 1729





Howell Lewis
by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733)
Isabel Willis 10 June 1733



? Clayton_ by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747)
Lewis Willis 11 Nov 1734





by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747)


Records of Henry Willis

From Orange County, Virginia Records:


Early Land Survey:
Page 447. Surveys made in Orange County between June 1737 and June 1738.
October 26 (1737) - Colo. Henry Willis, 343 acres.
October 26 (1737) - Colo. Henry Willis, 352 acres.
J. Wood, Surveyor.
23 June 1738. Ordered to be recored.
[Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 59].


  • Pages 238-38. John Gasper Stover. Estate Account, with Col. Henry Willis. May 1739. Balance divided between Mary Magdalene Stover widow, John Gaspar Stover, exr., Eliza. Catherine Countz, Phillip Stover and [____] Stover. £158-13-8¾. Signed by John Grymes, exr. of Henry Willis, John Casper Stover, execr. to my father. Wit: Jonath. Gibson, James Porteus. 25 Nov. 1742. Returned to Court. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 46].