Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #1

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.

Edmund "the Immigrant" (0Research) Lewis

Edmund Lewis is only known by a few records in what was then Lancaster, now Middlesex Co VA. Edmund is most probably the progenitor of this Lewis family as postulated by Robert J C K Lewis in Lewis Patriarchs of Early VA and MD. The Christian name Edmund is prominent in the James Lewis family of Middlesex Co VA.

Edmund was born in about 1635 in Cardiganshire, Wales. There is one record where Edmund witnessed a deed in 1662. And we learn that immediately following, Edmund died.

Lewis Immigration to Early Virginia

Virginia Colonial Abstracts Ser. 2 vol 2, Lancaster County Virginia Court Orders and Deeds (1656-1680), p. 238:
1662: Edmond Lewis wit. a Deed.
Lancaster Co. Order Book (1656-1666), p. 5:
Lancaster Co Court 9 Jul 1662. Administration... granted unto Edward Dale upon the Estate of Richard (crossed out) Edmund Lewis dec'd, he putting in security... Mr. John Edwards, Mr. Will. Neesham and Dnc. Therryott are appointed to apprize the sd Estate on Saturday next.

Virginia Colonial Abstracts Ser. 2 vol 2, Lancaster County Virginia Court Orders and Deeds (1656-1680), p. 184.
1662: Admin. of Estate of Edmond Lewis, dec'd. to Edward Dale (Clerk of Lancaster Co. Court),

Lancaster Co. Order Book (1656-1666), p 7:
Lancaster Court 10 Sep 1662. It appearing to this Court that Will. Wroughton did expend on the funeral charges, internment and other disbursements of Edmund Lewis, dec'd. the speciality of 1500 lbs of tobo. and cask, It is ordered that sd Wroughton be paid out of the sd Lewis his estate eight pounds in goods according to the apprizement with costs.

Lancaster Co. Order Book (1656-1666), p 96:
Lancaster Court 11 Apr 1666. It appearing to this Court that Edward Boswell stands indebted unto James Lewis in the just quantity of 1654 lbs of Tobo and cask to be for goods sold him. It is ordered that the same be forthwith paid with costs.


    1. James Lewis b. c. 1662 Lancaster Co VA

Generation #2


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