Name: Thomas Lewis Sr
Birth: ABT 1674 in Probably New Kent Co., Va.
Death: ABT 1725 in Probably Prince George co., Virginia
Will of Thomas Lewis - 1725
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 822, Prince George Co.VA.)
In the name of God, Amen. The fourteenth day of October, in the year of
our Lord God 1716. I Thomas Lewis of Prince George County being sick of
Body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God,
therefore calling unto mind the mortallity of my Body, and knowing that
it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my
Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I
give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for
my Body, I commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and
decent manner, at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but
at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the
mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it
hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, Devise and Dispose
of the same in the following manner and form.-
Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto Edward Lewis my Grandson, the Sum of
five Shillings Sterling mony.
Item. I give and bequeath unto Ann Lewis my Grand daughter, one feather
Bedd and furniture thereto belonging.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son John Lewis that Tract of Land on
which he now Liveth, it being one hundred Acres, more or Less, to him
my said Son John Lewis, and his heirs for ever.
Item. I Likewise give and bequeath unto my said Son John Lewis all the
rest, residue and remainder of my Estate both personall & real, and do
hereby constitute make and ordain my said son John Lewis whole Executor
of this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and Seal, the day and year first above written.
Thomas Lewis Seald w'th. red wax.
Test. Signed Seald and Delivered
in presence of us.-
At a Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County on the
Second Tuesday in July, being the thirteenth day of the said month Anno
The next above written Last Will and Testament of Thomas Lewis dec'ed.
was presented into Court by John Lewis his Executor, who made oath
thereto, and being proved by the oaths of John Moore and Roger Moore
two of the witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly recorded.
And on the motion of the said John Lewis and his giveing security
Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in
Test Wm. Hamlin ClCur.
Submitted by Russell L. Lawrence
In Pioneer Lewis Families pg. 62 and 62 9L016
Thomas Lewis was b. ca 1674, new Kent (King and Queen) County, and may have been the Thomas Lewis that left the area about 1689 (which would coincide with the date of his father's death); he is said to have lived some years in the area of Charleston, S.C in what is now Beaufort Co, returning to Virginia due to the Indian troubles there about 1703. There was a Thomas Lewis transportd as head right of John Hamlyn to Charles City County, Westopher (Westover) Parish, south side of the James river, may 2, 1705 (patent date). This was probably actually in 1703 since since the area south of the James River became Bristol Parish in 1703. He is probably the Thomas Lewis who was head right of Charles Williams, Prince George County VA, southside of the Blackwater Swamp, adjoining John Butler, in a patent dated December 19, 1711. On September 3, 1714, Thomas Lewis of Bristol Parish, Prince George County, deeded to John Lewis Jr. of the same, 100 acres next to Appomattox River, part of the land now in possesion of Lewis and part in posession of John Capman, witnessed by William Blaikley, Robert Birchett, William Hamelin and recorced October 12, 1714. A Thomas Lewis is mentined as a land owner boundry in deed of William Gower to Lewis Green, Land on east side of "Citty Creek", Bristol Parish, July 19, 1717.
He is probably the Thomas Lewis whose will was writted October 14, 1716 and probated July 13, 1725 in which he gave to his grandson Edward Lewis 5 shillings, to his granddaughter Ann Lewis, various items to son John Lewis, 100 acres he now lives on, and all rest of estate. John Lewis, son, to be executor. This was witnessed by John Moore, Thomas Moore, and Rodger Moore. (Note: his son Thomas was apparently deceased by this time)
Although many genealogies on the Internet lead from Thomas to John Lewis and Isabella Miller, there is now direct DNA evidence from two descendants of Thomas Sr. that DO NOT match the Warner Hall Lewises, known descendants.
- John Lewis b: ABT 1691 in Probably Prince George Co., Va.
- Thomas Lewis Jr b: ABT 1693 in Probably Prince George Co., Va.
- William Lewis b: ABT 1696 in Probably Prince George Co., Va.