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