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Burwwell Family


                          Generation One

1.  Edward Burwell; m. Jane Wingate, daughter of Edmund Wingate and
Mary Belfield; bur. 19 Nov 1620 at Ampthill, Bedford, England.
     He resided at Harlington, Bedfordshire, England.

     Known children of Edward Burwell and Jane Wingate were as
follows:
     2.          i. Edward Burwell, bap. 24 Aug 1579 at Toddington,
                    Bedfordshire, England; m. Dorothy Bedell.
                ii. Jane Burwell; m. Edward Wingate 25 Aug 1619 at
                    Maulden, England.


                          Generation Two

2.  Edward Burwell (Edward1); baptized 24 Aug 1579 at Toddington,
Bedfordshire, England; m. Dorothy Bedell, daughter of William Bedell;
1st husband; d. 1626.
     He resided at Houghton Park, Harlington, Bedfordshire, England.
He left a nuncupative will on 18 Oct 1626.

     Dorothy Bedell married Hon. Roger Wingate, son of Roger Wingate;
2nd husband.
     Known children of Edward Burwell and Dorothy Bedell were as
follows:
                 i. Edward Burwell; baptized 14 Apr 1616 at Haughton
                    Conquest, England; d. 4 Mar 1619/20 at age 3; bur.
                    4 Mar 1622 at Ampthill, Bedford, England.
                ii. Dorothy Burwell; baptized 24 Jun 1618 at Ampthill,
                    Bedford, England; m. John Woodington 1636.
               iii. Elizabeth Burwell; baptized 25 Feb 1620/21 at
                    Ampthill, Bedford, England; m. Robert Vaulx 1638.
     3.         iv. Maj. Lewis Burwell, bap. 5 Mar 1621/22 at
                    Ampthill, Bedford, England; m. Lucy Higginson.
                 v. George Burwell; baptized 17 May 1624 at Ampthill,
                    Bedford, England.
                vi. Edward Burwell; baptized 19 Feb 1625/26 at
                    Ampthill, Bedford, England.


                          Generation Three

3.  Maj. Lewis Burwell (Edward2, Edward1); baptized 5 Mar 1621/22 at
Ampthill, Bedford, England; m. Lucy Higginson, daughter of Capt.
Robert Higginson and Joanna Tokesey, 1648; 1st husband; d. 18 Nov 1653
at age 31; bur. at Abington Church, Gloucester Co., VA.
     He resided at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA. He resided at
'Fairfield', Gloucester Co., VA.

     Lucy Higginson married Col. William Bernard, son of Francis
Bernard and Mary Woolhouse; 2nd husband. She married Col. Philip
Ludwell, son of Thomas Ludwell and Jane Cottington; 3rd husband, 1st
wife. She died on 6 Nov 1675. She died on 16 Nov 1675 at Virginia.
     Known children of Maj. Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson were:
     4.          i. Hon. Lewis Burwell, b. circa 1652; m. Abigail
                    Smith; m. Martha Lear. 


                          Generation Four

4.  Hon. Lewis Burwell (Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b. circa 1652; m.
Abigail Smith, daughter of Anthony Smith and Martha Bacon, 1672 at
Gloucester Co., VA; 1st wife; m. Martha Lear, daughter of Col. John
Lear; 2nd husband, 2nd wife; d. 1710.
     He resided at 'King's Creek', York Co., VA. He resided at
'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA. He was a governor of the College
of William and Mary in 1702. He was a member of Council between 1702
and 1711 at Virginia. He left a will on 11 Oct 1710; proved 10 Feb
1710/11.

     Abigail Smith was born on 11 Mar 1656/57. She resided at
Colchester, England. She died on 12 Nov 1692 at York Co., VA, at age
35.
     Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Abigail Smith were as
follows:
     5.          i. Joanna Burwell, b. 1674/75; m. Hon. William
                    Bassett.
     6.         ii. Elizabeth Burwell, b. Jun 1677; m. Hon. Benjamin
                    Harrison.
     7.        iii. Hon. Nathaniel Burwell, b. 1680; m. Elizabeth
                    Carter.
                iv. Lewis Burwell; b. 16 Oct 1682 at Gloucester Co.,
                    VA; d. Sep 1696 at age 13.
                 v. Lucy Burwell; b. 21 Nov 1683 at Gloucester Co.,
                    VA; m. Col. Edmund Berkeley, son of Edmund
                    Berkeley and Mary, 1 Dec 1704; d. 16 Dec 1716 at
                    age 33.
     8.         vi. Martha Burwell, b. 16 Nov 1685; m. Col. Henry
                    Armistead.
               vii. Bacon Burwell; b. 22 Feb 1687 at Gloucester Co.,
                    VA; d. before 1692; bur. at 'Carter's Creek',
                    Gloucester Co., VA.
              viii. Jane Burwell; baptized 16 Nov 1688; d. before 15
                    Mar 1691/92; bur. at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester
                    Co., VA.
                ix. James Burwell; b. 4 Feb 1689/90 at Gloucester Co.,
                    VA; m. Mary Armistead, daughter of William
                    Armistead and Anna Lee; 1st husband; d. 6 Oct 1718
                    at age 28.
                    He resided at 'King's Creek', York Co., VA. He was
                    a member of the House of Burgesses at Virginia. He
                    left a will on 6 Sep 1718; proved 15 Sep 1718.
                 x. ___ Burwell; b. after Mar 1691/92; m. Harry
                    Seaton; 1st wife.

     Martha Lear married William Cole; 1st husband. She died on 4 Aug
1704.
     Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear were as
follows:
                 i. ___ Burwell; b. circa 1695; d; young.
                ii. Mary Burwell; b. 1697; d. 20 Jul 1701.
               iii. Lewis Burwell; b. 1699; m. Frances Thacker,
                    daughter of Edwin Thacker; d. 6 Sep 1744.
                    He resided at 'Kingsmill', York Co., VA.
                iv. Jane Burwell; b. circa 1701; d; young.
     9.          v. Martha Burwell, b. 1703; m. Col. John Martin.
                vi. Armistead Burwell; b. 1703; d. 1754.
                    He resided at 'Stoneland', Mecklenburg Co., VA.


                          Generation Five

5.  Joanna Burwell (Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b. 1674/75; m.
Hon. William Bassett, son of Capt. William Bassett and Bridgett Cary,
28 Nov 1693; d. 7 Oct 1727 at 'Eltham', New Kent Co., VA.
     She resided at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA.

     Hon. William Bassett was born in 1671. He resided at 'Eltham',
New Kent Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses between
1692 and 1702 at New Kent Co., VA. He was a member of Council between
1707 and 1711 at Virginia. He died on 11 Oct 1723.
     Known children of Joanna Burwell and Hon. William Bassett include:
                 i. Martha Bassett; b. 28 Dec 1694; m. Col. Gawin
                    Corbin, son of Hon. Henry Corbin and Alice
                    Eltonhead; 3rd wife.
                ii. Col. William Bassett, b. 8 Jul 1709; m. Elizabeth
                    Churchill, daughter of Col. William Churchill and
                    Elizabeth Armistead, 29 Jan 1729; 1st husband; d.
                    1744?
     He resided at 'Eltham', New Kent Co., VA. He was a member of the
House of Burgesses between 1743 and 1744 at Virginia.

6.  Elizabeth Burwell (Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); baptized Jun
1677; m. Hon. Benjamin Harrison, son of Hon. Benjamin Harrison and
Hannah Churchill; d. 30 Dec 1734 at age 57.
     She resided at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA.

     Hon. Benjamin Harrison was born circa 1673. He resided at
'Berkeley', Charles City Co., VA. He was a member of the House of
Burgesses between 1703 and 1706 at Virginia. He was Speaker of the
House of Burgesses between 1705 and 1706 at Virginia. He was Treasurer
between 1705 and 1710 at Virginia. He died on 10 Apr 1710 at
'Berkeley', Charles City Co., VA.
     Known children of Elizabeth Burwell and Hon. Benjamin Harrison
include:
    10.          i. Col. Benjamin Harrison IV, b. 1695; m. Anne
                    Carter.

7.  Hon. Nathaniel Burwell (Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b.
1680; baptized 14 Oct 1680; m. Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Robert
Carter and Judith Armistead, 1709; 1st husband; d. 1721.
     He resided at 'Fairfield', Gloucester Co., VA. He resided at
'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA. He was a member of the House of
Burgesses at Virginia. He left a will in Aug 1721.

     Elizabeth Carter was born in 1692 at 'Corotoman', Lancaster Co.,
VA. She married Dr. George Nicholas in 1724; 2nd husband. She died in
1734.
     Known children of Hon. Nathaniel Burwell and Elizabeth Carter
were as follows:
    11.          i. Lewis Burwell, b. 1710; m. Anne Holden; m. Mary
                    Willis; m. Frances.
                ii. ___ Burwell; b. circa 1711.
               iii. Carter Burwell; b. 1716; m. Lucy Grymes, daughter
                    of Hon. John Grymes and Lucy Ludwell, 1738; d.
                    1756.
                    He resided at 'Carters Grove', James City Co., VA.
                iv. Elizabeth Burwell; b. 1718; m. Hon. William
                    Nelson, son of Thomas Nelson and Margaret Reade,
                    1738.
                 v. Col. Robert Carter Burwell; b. "6-3-1720" at
                    Virginia; m. Sarah Nelson, daughter of Thomas
                    Nelson and Frances Courtenay, 1742; 1st wife; m.
                    Mary Blair Braxton, daughter of Hon. George
                    Braxton and Mary Blair, 1774; 2nd wife; d. 1777 at
                    Virginia.
                    He resided at Isle of Wight Co., VA.
                vi. Judith Burwell; b. 1722; d. 1722.

8.  Martha Burwell (Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); baptized 16 Nov
1685; m. Col. Henry Armistead, son of Col. John Armistead and Judith,
circa 1701; d. after Dec 1710.

     Col. Henry Armistead resided at Gloucester Co., VA. He resided at
'Hesse', Middlesex Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses
between 1728 and 1734 at Virginia. He died after 13 Jun 1746.

9.  Martha Burwell (Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b. 1703; m.
Col. John Martin; d. 27 May 1738.

     Col. John Martin was born in 1685. He resided at Bristol,
England. He resided at King and Queen Co., VA. He resided at
'Clifton', Caroline Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses
between 1738 and 1740 at Virginia. He resided at Dublin, Ireland. He
left a will on 30 Apr 1760 at Dublin, Ireland; proved 15 Oct 1760.
     Known children of Martha Burwell and Col. John Martin include:
                 i. Capt. Abram Martin; b. 7 Feb 1716; d. 1780.
                    He resided at Edgefield District, SC.


                          Generation Six

10.  Col. Benjamin Harrison IV (Elizabeth5Burwell, Lewis4, Lewis3,
Edward2, Edward1); b. 1695; m. Anne Carter, daughter of Robert Carter
and Elizabeth Landon, 1722; d. 1744/45.
     He resided at 'Berkeley', Charles City Co., VA. He and Anne
Carter resided at 'Berkeley', Charles City Co., VA. He was a member of
the House of Burgesses at Virginia.

     Anne Carter was born in 1702 at 'Corotoman', Lancaster Co., VA.
She died after 1743.
     Known children of Col. Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter include:
                 i. Anne Harrison; b. circa 1722; m. William Randolph
                    III, son of Col. William Randolph Jr. and
                    Elizabeth Beverley, 1735; d. 1745.
                    She and William Randolph III resided at 'Wilton',
                    Henrico Co., VA.
                ii. Gov. Benjamin Harrison V, b. 1726 at Virginia; m.
                    Elizabeth Bassett, daughter of Col. William
                    Bassett and Elizabeth Churchill; d. 24 Apr 1791 at
                    Virginia.
                    He resided at 'Berkeley', Charles City Co., VA. He
                    was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
                    He was Governor of Virginia between 1781 and 1784.

11.  Lewis Burwell (Nathaniel5, Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b.
1710; m. Anne Holden; 1st wife; m. Mary Willis, daughter of Col.
Francis Willis and Anne Rich, 1736; 2nd wife; m. Frances 1745; 3rd
wife, 2nd husband; d. before Mar 1752.
     He and Mary Willis resided at 'Whitemarsh', Gloucester Co., VA.
He was President of Council at Virginia. He resided at 'Carter's
Creek', Gloucester Co., VA. He was Governor under the Crown in 1750 at
Virginia.

     Mary Willis was born in 1718. She died in 1746.
     Known children of Lewis Burwell and Mary Willis were as follows:
    12.          i. Lewis Burwell, b. 1737 at Virginia; m. Judith Page.
                ii. Elizabeth Burwell; b. 1739; b. 1739/40 at 'White
                    Marsh', Gloucester Co., VA; m. Maj. Peter Beverley
                    Whiting, son of Col. Beverley Whiting and Mary
                    Skaife; d. 12 Jun 1803 at 'Elmington', Gloucester
                    Co., VA.
               iii. Anne Burwell; b. 1742; m. Armistead Lightfoot, son
                    of Philip Lightfoot and Mary Armistead; 1st
                    husband; m. Charles Grymes 1773; 2nd husband.
    13.         iv. Rebecca Lewis Burwell, b. 29 May 1746 at
                    Gloucester Co., VA; m. Jaquelin Ambler.
                 v. Nathaniel Burwell; m. Armistead Highfoot.

     Frances married ___ Bray; 1st husband.


                          Generation Seven

12.  Lewis Burwell (Lewis6, Nathaniel5, Lewis4, Lewis3, Edward2,
Edward1); b. 1737 at Virginia; m. Judith Page; d. Mar 1779 at
Virginia.
     He resided at 'Whitemarsh', Gloucester Co., VA.

     Known children of Lewis Burwell and Judith Page include:
    14.          i. Col. Nathaniel Burwell, m. Anne Rich Willis.

13.  Rebecca Lewis Burwell (Lewis6, Nathaniel5, Lewis4, Lewis3,
Edward2, Edward1); b. 29 May 1746 at Gloucester Co., VA; m. Jaquelin
Ambler, son of Richard Ambler and Elizabeth Jaquelin, May 1764.

     Jaquelin Ambler was born on 9 Aug 1742 at Virginia. He resided at
Jamestown, VA. He was Treasurer of VA. He died on 10 Feb 1798 at
Virginia at age 55.


                          Generation Eight

14.  Col. Nathaniel Burwell (Lewis7, Lewis6, Nathaniel5, Lewis4,
Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); m. Anne Rich Willis; 2nd wife; d. 1821.
     He and Anne Rich Willis resided at 'Whitemarsh', Gloucester Co.,
VA.

     Known children of Col. Nathaniel Burwell and Anne Rich Willis
include:
                 i. Claudia Hamilton Burwell; b. 9 Jan 1804; m. James
                    Keith Marshall, son of Chief Justice John Marshall
                    and Mary Willis Ambler, 22 Dec 1821; d. 4 Mar 1884
                    at 'Leeds', Fauquier Co., VA, at age 80.

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