|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
Born c. 1635 Cardiganshire, Wales
1656 Old Rappahannock split from Lancaster Co VA
Immigrated by 1662 to Virginia
1662 Lancaster (now Middlesex) Co VA Land Transaction
|Virginia Colonial Abstracts Ser. 2 vol 2, Lancaster
County Virginia Court Orders and Deeds (1656-1680), p. 238:
1662: Edmond Lewis wit. a Deed.
Died before 7/1662 Lancaster (now Middlesex) Co VA
|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.
Lancaster Co. Order Book (1656-1666), p 7:
Lancaster Co. Order Book (1656-1666), p 96:
1669 Middlesex Co split from Lancaster Co VA
1. James Lewis b. c. 1662 Lancaster Co VA