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Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee

 
 
To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2018
1. To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee Marker
Inscription.  President of his majesty's council and Commander in Chief of the colony and dominion of Virginia 1749 - 1750
A leader in the movement which resulted in the treaty of Lancaster 1744 by which Virginia was united with Maryland and Pennsylvania in joint effort to protect their boundaries and common interests and to open the Ohio Basin to English settlement
Councilor of State and Judge of the Supreme Court of Judication in the colony of Virginia 1732
Member of the House of Burgesses 1726 - 1728 - 1732
Gentleman Justice of Westmoreland 1715
Naval Officer of south side of Potomac 1713
Resident agent for proprietor of the Northern Neck 1711
Born in Westmoreland County 1690
Fourth son of Richard Lee and Latitia Corbin
Married in 1722 Hannah Ludwell daughter of Colonel Philip and Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell
Builder of Stratford Hall 1722 - 1730 where he died November 14, 1750
This gate house and tablet erected by the General Society of Colonial Wars 1937
 
Erected 1937 by The General Society of Colonial Wars.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed
The Gate House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
2. The Gate House
in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 8.778′ N, 76° 50.836′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Stratford Hall Road (VA Highway 214), on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. This historic site is open to the public, for a fee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford VA 22558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stratford Hall (here, next to this marker); Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oval Site (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Stratford Hall (approx. half a mile away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stratford and Chantilly (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
 
Also see . . .  Stratford Hall. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
 
Thomas Lee image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2018
3. Thomas Lee
This portrait of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) hangs at Stratford Hall in Montross, Virginia.
Sign at Entrance to Stratford Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
4. Sign at Entrance to Stratford Hall
The Lee Coat of Arms<br>“Ne incautus futuri.”<br>Not heedless of the future. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2018
5. The Lee Coat of Arms
“Ne incautus futuri.”
Not heedless of the future.
Close-up of image on marker
Squirrel and Hazel Branch image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2018
6. Squirrel and Hazel Branch
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 13, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   3. submitted on January 18, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   5, 6. submitted on January 13, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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