Person:Fielding Lewis (4)

Gen. Fielding Lewis, Sr.
b.7 Feb 1725/26 Warner Hall, Virginia
m. ABT 1718
  1. Warner Lewis1720 -
  2. John Lewis1723 - 1727
  3. Gen. Fielding Lewis, Sr.1725 - 1781
  4. Mildred Lewis1726 - 1727
  5. John Lewis1728 -
  6. Charles Lewis1728/29 - bef 1805
  7. Frances LewisABT 1730 -
m. 18 October 1746
  1. John Lewis1747 -
m. 7 MAY 1750
  1. Fielding Lewis1750/51 - 1803
  2. Augustine Lewis1751/52 - 1756
  3. Warner Lewis1755 - 1756
  4. George Washington Lewis1757 - 1821
  5. Mary Lewis1759 - 1759
  6. Charles Lewis1760 -
  7. Samuel Lewis1762 - 1764
  8. Lawrence Lewis1767 - 1839
  9. Robert Lewis1769 - 1829
  10. Howell Lewis1771 - 1822
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Fielding Lewis, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Feb 1725/26 Warner Hall, Virginia
Marriage 18 October 1746 to Catherine Washington
Alt Marriage 2 MAY 1750 Virginiato Betty Washington
Marriage 7 MAY 1750 Fredericksburg, VAto Betty Washington
Death? Dec 1781 "Kenmore" in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Alt Death? JAN 1782 Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reference Number? Q5447176?
Alt Death? JAN 1787



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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:

  • N-322: Charles Dick and Feilding Lewis of Fredericksburg, 400 acres near Dry Marsh on Opeckon in Frederick County. Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. George Holingsworth, James Wright, Josiah Ballenger, John Nickland. 3 Dec. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 185].

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 
Charles LEWIS 
Samuel LEWIS 
Elizabeth "Betty" LEWIS 

+Lawrence LEWIS

Robert LEWIS 
Howell LEWIS 


Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I, IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons: son of Colonel John Lewis of "Warner Hall" and Frances Fielding, his wife, was born July 7, 1725, and resided in Spottsylvania county, which he represented in the house of burgesses in 1760-1761, 1761-1765, 1765-1768. He was vestryman, justice, and colonel of the militia. He lived at "Kenmore" in Fredericksburg. He married (first) Catherine Washington; (second) Elizabeth or Betty Washington, sister of General Washington. Fielding Lewis made his will in 1781.

Fielding Lewis m. 2d 1750 Betty Washington. Fielding Lewis (1725-81) was brigadier general, Virginia militia, Commissary General of Munitions and Chairman of Spotsylvania [p.59] County Committee of Safety. He was born in Gloucester County; died in Fredericksburg, Va.

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]

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