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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
his birth, his State, and his country. James Madison, fourth President of the United States, was born in the adjoining county of King George seven years before Monroe, and but a few miles distant. To this section, from England, came, too, the Lees, who belonged to one of the oldest families in the mother country, its members from a very early date being distinguished for eminent services to sovereign and country. By the side of William the Conqueror, at the battle of Hastings, in 1066, Lancelot Lee fought, and a later descendant, Lionel Lee, followed Richard Coeur de Lion, taking part in the third crusade to Palestine, in 1192, at the head of a company of gentlemen cavaliers, displaying great bravery at the siege of Acre. The Lees of Virginia, a family which has, perhaps, given more statesmen and warriors to their new home than any other of our old colonial progenitors, came of an ancient and distinguished stock in England, and neither country can boast a nobler scion than the s
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
to Richmond, 400;oo accepts presidency of Washington College, 4.04, 405; inaugurated, 406; goes South, 410; visits his father's grave, 410; failing health, 411; sickness and death, 412; public funeral, 414; equestrian statue in Richmond, 415; marble statue in Lexington, 416; tributes to his memory, 416-418; his military character, 420; a great soldier, 422. Lee, General William H. F., mentioned, 29, 118, 121, 122, 261; captured, 305; mentioned, 321, 371. Lee, John, mentioned, 5. Lee, Lancelot, mentioned, 2. Lee, Lionel, mentioned, 2. Lee, Mary Custis, mentioned, 25, 26, 71, 106, 381, 411, 412. Lee, Philip, 5. Lee, Philip Ludwell, 5, 16. Lee, Richard, 2, 3, 4, 5. Lee, Richard Henry, 6, 8, 83. Lee, Robert, mentioned, 93, 108, 132, 217, 323. Lee, Stephen D., mentioned, 194. Lee, Sydney Smith, mentioned, 36, 37, 45, 76, 89, 139. Lee, Thomas, mentioned, 5, 6. Lees of Virginia, 2, Letcher, Governor, John, mentioned, 90, 101, 126, 318. Liberty Hall Ac
ndeur; the Lion, courage; the Red, war; the Cross, religion, and, with the crowned lion, denotes the Church of England. The pedigree was extracted from the London Tower, and is certified by Charles Townley, York, and John Pomfret, Rouge Croix, August 1st, 1750. Richard Lee, who came to Virginia in the reign of Charles I., was of a good family, Shropshire; and his son, William Lee, speaks of his picture being (as he is told) "at Cotton, in Shropshire, near Bridgeworth, the seat of Lancelot Lee, Esq. " He came to the colony of Virginia as Secretary and one of the King's Privy Council. He settled permanently in Virginia, and exercised great influence. It was he who, with the assistance of Sir William Berkeley, on the death of Cromwell, had Virginia (which was independent under the Protectorate,) re-united with England — having Charles H. proclaimed King of England, Scotland, France, Ireland and Virginia--two years before the Restoration. It was in consequence of this step that