Hancock Lee

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Captain Hancock Lee (born 1653 - May 25, 1709) was a colonial Virginian politician. He was a member of the House of Burgesses, a Justice of Northampton County, and a naval officer.[1]


Hancock Lee was born to Richard Lee, Esq., in 1653. He was justice in Northampton County in 1677, then moved to Northumberland County where he was justice in 1687. He was a burgess in 1688 and 1689.[2]

Lee married (first) Mary Kendall, daughter of William Kendall. Secondly, he married Sarah Allerton, daughter of Isaac Allerton Jr., Esq.[2]

He was the owner of multiple estates, including one named Ditchley in Northumberland, Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Hills, Leon Clark (2009). History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and the First Comers to Ye Olde Colonie. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 186. ISBN 9780806307756.
  2. ^ a b Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Volume 1. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 276.
  3. ^ Leslie, Frank (1896). Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. Frank Leslie Publishing House. p. 140.