Descendants of John "the Immigrant" Lewis
of Monmouthshire, Wales

Generation #3

Councilor John (2Maj. John, 1John) Lewis

Councilor John Lewis was born 11/30/1669 in what was New Kent Co VA. In about 1689, John married Elizabeth Warner b. 11/24/1672 Gloucester Co VA.

Initially, John and Elizabeth lived at Chemokins, the Lewis plantation in King and Queen county. After many deaths in the Warner family, Elizabeth inherited Warner Hall in Gloucester county. And, John and Elizabeth relocated to Warner Hall in about 1700.

This vignette does not require elaboration; as Councilor John and his wife Elizabeth Warner are perhaps the two most famous persons of early Colonial Virginia. John and Elizabeth are buried side-by-side in the beautiful cemetery at Warner Hall.

Warner Hall plantation in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County. Elizabeth Warner inherited the property through her uncle, Robert Warner.
Pioneer Lewis Families , Vol. 4, p. 74:
Councilor John Lewis, born 1669 and wife Elizabeth Warner. . .moved to Chemokins Plantation in western New Kent Co. abt 1689, having inherited that estate.
Pioneer Lewis Families , Vol. 4, p. 75:
Jan 5, 1695, John Lewis resident of Chemokins, St Peter Parish made Vestryman. John left Chemokins in 1702 to Warner Hall, Gloucester Co VA
Colonial Virginia Register, p. 44:
1704 John Lewis appointed a member of the Virginia Council.

King and Queen County Records:
7 Aug 1704 A commission from John Lewis, Esq., Escheater-General of Gloucester, Middlesex, King and Queen, Essex and King William Counties to Capt. William Jones to be his deputy, and Jones took the oath and was admitted as such. 

Hening's Statutes, VII., p. 377:
Chemokins alias Port Holy, lying in the parish of St. Peters in New Kent county, containing 1,300 acres more or less, and being part of a patent granted to Major William Lewis, was in the possession and seizing of Major John Lewis of Warner Hall in 1717, who deeded it to his son Charles.
Colonel John Lewis:
Here Lyeth Interred
the Body of Coll John Lewis
son of John and Isabella Lewis,
and one of his Majestys Hon'ble
Council for this Colony who was
born ye 30th of November 1669 & departed
this Life on ye 14th of November 1725.
Elizabeth Warner:
Here Lyeth Interr'd ye
Body of Elizabeth Lewis
the Daughter of Col Augustine Warner
and Mildred his Wife
and late wife of John Lewis Esq 
She was Born at Chesake
the 24th of November, 1672
Aged 47 years 2 Months and 12 Days,
and was a Tender Mother of 14 children
She Departed this Life the
5th Day of February 1719/20

    Children

Research note: From her tombstone, we learn that Elizabeth was the mother of 14, but I can only verify 10.

    1. Mildred Lewis

    2. John Lewis, Jr.

    3. Charles "the Byrd" Lewis

    4. Catherine Lewis (twin)

    5. Elizabeth Lewis (twin)

    6. Robert "of  Belvoir" Lewis b. 4/4/1704 Gloucester Co VA

    7. Elizabeth Lewis

Research note: Was she really married at age 13?

    8. Isabella Lewis

Research note: Was she really married at age 12?

    9. Mary Lewis

    10. Ann Lewis

Generation #4

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