yet being of age; but he was so determined to establish them in Virginia that he ordered an English estate — Stratford — worth eight or nine hundred pounds per annum, to be sold and the money divided between his heirs.
He died soon after his return, and as John, the B. A. of Oxford, never married, Richard, the second son, succeeded to the homestead in Westmoreland.
He also graduated at Oxford in law, and was distinguished for his learning, spending almost his whole life in study.
On October 15, 1667, as Major Richard Lee, a loyal, discreet person and worthy of the place, he was appointed member of the council.
He was born in 1647, married Letitia Corbin, and died in 1714, leaving five sons and one daughter.
His eldest son, Richard, the third of the name, married and settled in London, though his children eventually returned to Virginia.
Philip removed to Maryland in 1700, and was the progenitor of the Lee family in that State.
Francis, the third son, died a bachelor, but Thomas