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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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mediately leased it back to him with a life estate
for both him and his wife. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES


purchased and patented ca. 550 acres in Charles
County between ca. 1790 and 1806 (part of this
was the repurchase of his dwelling plantation after
his father-in-law's death in 1794). In 1806, he sold
all of his land, ca. 550 acres, and moved to Wash-
ington, D.C., where he died within a year. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between September 15 and Sep-
tember 30, 1807; buried next to his wife in the
family burial ground at "Green Hill," Charles
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: will mentioned 29
slaves, but size of entire estate is unknown. LAND:

LEE, PHILIP (ca. 1681-1744). BORN: ca. 1681,
in Virginia; third son. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1706/7 as
a free adult from Virginia. RESIDED: in Mattapany
Hundred, Prince George's County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Col. Richard Lee (1646-1714),
of Westmoreland County, Virginia, a member of
the Virginia Council, justice, burgess, and son of
Richard Lee (?-1664), also a member of the Vir-
ginia Council. MOTHER: Letitia Corbin (1657-
1706). BROTHERS: Thomas, president of the Vir-
ginia Council; Richard; Francis; and Henry, SIS-
TER: Ann. MARRIED first, Sarah (?-1724), widow
of William Dent (ca. 1660-1704) and daughter of
Thomas Brooke (ca. 1659-1730/31) and his first
wife Ann. Sarah was the stepdaughter of Barbara
(1676-1754), who was the daughter of Thomas
Dent (ca. 1630-1676). Sarah's brother was Thomas
Brooke (1683- 1744). Her half brothers were Baker;
Nathaniel; Thomas (1717- 1768); John; and Ben-
jamin. Her sisters were Elinor, who married first.
John Tasker (?-1711), son of Thomas Tasker (?-
1700), and second, Charles Sewall, son of Ni-
cholas Sewall (ca. 1655- 1737); and Priscilla, who
married by 1726, Thomas Gantt (?-1765). Her
half sisters were Lucy; Jane (?-1779), who mar-
ried Alexander Contee (ca. 1691-1740); Rebecca
(?-1763), who married John Howard; Mary (?-
1758), who married Dr. Patrick Sim (?-1740);
and Elizabeth (1699-1748), who married George
Beall (1695- 1780), son of Ninian Beale (ca. 1625-
1717/18). Her nephews were Richard Brooke ( 1716-
1783); Thomas Gantt (ca. 1710-1785); Edward
Gantt (?-by 1783); and Fielder Gantt (?-1807).
Her nieces were Eleanor Brooke, who married
Samuel Beall (ca. 1713-ca. 1778); probably Ann
Gantt, who married John Brome (1703-1748).
MARRIED second, ca. 1726, Elizabeth Lawson,
widow of Henry Sewall (?-1722), Gent., of St.

Mary's County. CHILDREN. SONS: Richard Lee (ca.
1707-1787); Thomas (?-1749), who married
Christian Sim (?-1762), sister of Joseph Sim (?-
1793); Francis Lee (?-1749); Philip (?-1739), who
married Bridget; Arthur Lee (?-1760); John, who
married Susannah; Corbin Lee (?-1774); George
Lee (1736-1807); and Hancock (?-1759), a mer-
chant in Prince George's County. STEPSONS: Ni-
cholas Lewis Sewell (ca. 1721-1800); Henry Sew-
ell. DAUGHTERS: Eleanor (1710-1759), who
married Benjamin Fendall (?-1764), son of John
Fendall (1674-1734); Ann (ca. 1711-1800), who
married James Russell (1708-1788), a merchant
in London; Sarah, who married William Potts
(1718-1761); Hannah (ca. 1736-by 1781), who
married first, Thomas Bowie (1723-1758), and
second, Joseph Sprigg (1736-1800); Letitia (Let-
tice) (?-1776), who married first, James Wardrop
(?-1760), second, Dr. Adam Thomson (?-1767),
and third, Joseph Sim (?-1793); Elizabeth; Alice,
who married first, Thomas Clark, and second,
Merriweather Smith; and Margaret (Peggy), who
married in 1759 Alexander Symmer of Upper
Marlborough, Prince George's County. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; well educated; left
a stocking stuffed with gold and silver in a trunk
in his Prince George's County home marked "col-
ledge money" for his children. RELIGIOUS AFFIL-
TIES: third generation of a very prominent Virginia
family; his father was noted for his library and
extensive education; staunch Tory family; Gent.,
on arrival; Esq., by 1722. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: merchant; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1708B-1711, 1719-1721/22 (Laws 1-5);
Upper House, 1725-1727, 1728-1731, 1732-1734,
1734/35-1737, 1738, 1739-1741, 1742 (died prior
to the 2nd session of the 1742-1744 Assembly).


(qualified on October 5, 1725); justice, Provincial
Court, 1726-1732; associate commissary general,
1727; naval officer of North Potomac, 1727-1744.
LOCAL OFFICES, justice, Prince George's County,
1710-1720; sheriff. Prince George's County, 1722-
1725. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, 1708. WEALTH


500 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in April 1744
at "Blenheim," Charles County. PERSON AL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £ current money (includ-
ing 87 slaves, 2 servants, 185 oz. old silver, 1 yawl,
and books, at his plantations in Prince George's,
Charles, and Dorchester counties); FB, estate ov-
erpaid £92.09.08. ADDITIONAL COMMENT: In-



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