fford Langton in the county of Essex.
Now, as we have every reason to believe that he was a younger son, the parental nest was probably full; neither was it such a far cry from Shropshire to the near vicinity of London, a remove preparatory, possibly, to the still greater one across the Atlantic.
He certainly used the arms of the Shropshire Lees.
Colonel Lee's devotion to the House of Stuart was notorious, and had been often proved even by the manner of dating his will — viz., The 6th of February, in the sixteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, Charles II, King of Great Britain, etc., and in the year of our Lord 1663.
The Restoration, as is well known, only occurred in 1660, so that the Virginian's loyalty utterly ignored the long years of exile, and recognized Charles II as King from the moment of his father's execution. Being Secretary of State and Member of the Privy Council in Virginia, he had assisted that stanch royalist, Governor Berkeley,in holding the colon