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Origins of the Lewis Family Name - Wales

Below is the lineage for Nicholas Lewis believed to be father of Owen Lewis probable ancestor "Planter" John Lewis from information outlined in Lewis Patriarchs of Early Virginia and Maryland with Some Arms and Origins by Robert J. C. K. Lewis & other references as seen on the individual Lewis pages.

Arms:  Gules, three serpents nowed in triangle argent within a bordure or

Crest:  A horse's head couped, bridled proper

Motto:  (Old Welsh translates) = "As wise as Serpents, as harmless as Doves"

Used by Lewis of Abernant Bychan, Cardiganshire, Wales and a branch of that family, Lewis of Henllan Pembrokshire, Wales, and in Virginia by the Zachary Lewis Family

 

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Henry's Mother's line
Descendants of Lewis AP David

Generation No. 1

LEWIS AP DAVID (Ancestors covered on page Old Lewis Line) Children of LEWIS AP DAVID are:

  1. JAMES2 LEWIS.
  2. HUW LEWIS.
  3. DAVID LEWIS.
  4. RHYS LEWIS.
  5. NICHOLAS LEWIS.
  6. JOHN LEWIS.
  7. WILLIAM LEWIS.

 

Generation No. 2

JAMES2 LEWIS (LEWIS AP DAVID); He married (1) ELSBETH. He married (2) ANN WOGAN, daughter of JOHN WOGAN. 

Children of JAMES LEWIS and ELSBETH are:

  1. JAMES3 LEWIS.

Children of JAMES LEWIS and ANN WOGAN are:

  1. SIR JOHN3 LEWIS
  2. RICHARD LEWIS
  3. JASON LEWIS.
  4. NICHOLAS LEWIS.
  5. HUW LEWIS.
  6. GEORGE LEWIS.

 

DAVID2 LEWIS (LEWIS AP DAVID) Children of DAVID LEWIS are:

  1. THOMAS3 LEWIS.
  2. GEORGE LEWIS.
  3. LUDWIG LEWIS.
  4. JOHN LEWIS.

 

RHYS2 LEWIS (LEWIS AP DAVID). Child of RHYS LEWIS is:

  1. GEORGE3 LEWIS.

 

JOHN2 LEWIS (LEWIS AP DAVID). Children of JOHN LEWIS are:

  1. JOHN3 LEWIS.
  2. JAMES LEWIS.
  3. DAVID LEWIS.
  4. HERCULES LEWIS.

 

Generation No. 3

RICHARD3LEWIS (JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID). He married FRANCES. Children of RICHARD LEWIS and FRANCES are:

  1. JOHN4 LEWIS m. SARAH, daughter of HENRY NICHOLAS.
  2. CATHERINE LEWIS, m. ROBERT WILLIAMSON, February 1680/81.
  3. THOMAS LEWIS, d. 1696. He married CATHERINE daughter of GILES BLYSARD.
  4. MARY LEWIS, m. JOHN NICHOLAS, 1684.
  5. WILLIAM LEWIS, m. CONSTANT.
  6. MARGARET LEWIS, m. WILLIAM SOUTHWARD, 1688.
  7. RICHARD LEWIS, m. MARY.
  8. GRACE LEWIS, m. WILLIAM NICHOLASON, 1686.
  9. CHRISTOPHER LEWIS.

 

JAMES3 LEWIS (JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) Children of JAMES LEWIS are:

  1. THOMAS4 LEWIS.
  2. JOHN LEWIS.

 

SIR JOHN LEWIS (JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) Child of SIR JOHN LEWIS is:
  1. JAMES4 LEWIS.

 

THOMAS3 LEWIS (DAVID2, LEWIS AP DAVID) Children of THOMAS LEWIS are:

  1. DAVID4 LEWIS, b. Abt 1609. 
  2. THOMAS LEWIS, b. Abt 1613.

 

Generation No. 4

JOHN4 LEWIS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) He married SARAH NICHOLAS, daughter of HENRY NICHOLAS. Children of JOHN LEWIS and SARAH NICHOLAS are:

  1. ?NICHOLAS5 LEWIS, b. Abt 1671, Virginia; d. Bef. 1700, Virginia.
  2. JOHN II LEWIS m. ELIZABETH OBRISSELL. 
  3. RICHARD LEWIS, m. ELIZABETH.
  4. ZACHARY LEWIS I married MARY WALKER..
  5. SARAH LEWIS, m. FRANCIS SHACKLEFORD; b. Essex Co.
  6. ?HENRY LEWIS, b. Abt 1673.
  7. THOMAS LEWIS.

 

THOMAS4 LEWIS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) died 1696. He married CATHERINE BLYSARD, daughter of GILES BLYSARD. She died 1703. Children of THOMAS LEWIS and CATHERINE BLYSARD are:

  1. RICHARD5 LEWIS.
  2. THOMAS OR JONATHAN LEWIS, d. 1726. 
  3. JOHN LEWIS. 
  4. ?ANN LEWIS.

 

Generation No. 5

NICHOLAS5 LEWIS (JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born Abt 1671 in Virginia, and died Bef. 1699 in Virginia. Children of NICHOLAS LEWIS are:

  1. NICHOLAS6 LEWIS, b. 1689.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1691, Glouchester Co, Va.
  3. OWEN LEWIS, b. 1693, King & Queen, or Middlesex, Virginia; d. Virginia; m. ELIZABETH, Virginia; d. March 27, 1719, New Kent, Virginia.
  4. JAMES LEWIS, b. 1695.

JOHN II5 LEWIS (JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) He married ELIZABETH OBRISSELL 1681, daughter of THOMAS OBRISSELL. Children of JOHN LEWIS and ELIZABETH OBRISSELL are

  1. JOHN III6 LEWIS, b. Abt 1683.
  2. THOMAS LEWIS, b. 1691.
  3. EUSEBIUS LEWIS, b. April 1693.

 

ZACHARY5 LEWIS (JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born Abt 1673. Children of ZACHARY LEWIS are:

  1. ZACHARY6 LEWIS II, b. January 01, 1701/02, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. January 20, 1765, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1704, King & Queen, or Middlesex, Virginia.

 

THOMAS OR JONATHAN5 LEWIS (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) died 1726. He married ?REBECCA OR MARY. Children of THOMAS LEWIS and ?REBECCA or MARY are:

  1. THOMAS6 LEWIS, b. 1706.
  2. WILLIAM LEWIS, b. 1708.
  3. JOHNATHAN I LEWIS, b. 1711.
  4. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1713.
  5. DANIEL LEWIS, b. 1715.
  6. JOHNATHAN II LEWIS, b. 1718.
  7. DAVID LEWIS, b. 1718.
  8. MARY LEWIS, b. 1820.

 

JOHN5 LEWIS (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) He married ELIZABETH HORNER, daughter of JOHN HORNER. Children of JOHN LEWIS and ELIZABETH HORNER are:

  1. THOMAS6 LEWIS, d. 1749, Fairfax Co, Va.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, d. Aft. 1764, Loundon Co, Va.
  3. STEPHEN LEWIS, d. 1757, Fairfax Co, Va.
  4. SAMUEL LEWIS, d. Prince George County, Maryland.

 

Generation No. 6

OWEN6 LEWIS (NICHOLAS5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born 1693 in Glouchester Co, Va, and died March 27, 1719, in New Kent, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH.  Children of OWEN LEWIS and ELIZABETH are:

  1. LEWIS7, b. March 19, 1713/14, Fairfax, Virginia.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1715, ?St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, Virginia; d.1800, Albemarle, Virginia.
  3. ELIZABETH LEWIS, b. December 10, 1719, Virginia; d. April 04, 1720, Virginia.

 

JOHN III6 LEWIS (JOHN II5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born Abt 1683. He married ELIZABETH 1708. Children of JOHN LEWIS and ELIZABETH are:

  1. MARY7 LEWIS, b. 1710.
  2. ELIZABETH LEWIS, b. 1713.
  3. SUSANA LEWIS, b. 1717.
  4. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1719.
  5. THOMAS LEWIS, b. 1720.
  6. RICHARD LEWIS, b. 1721.
  7. MARG LEWIS, b. 1722.

 

THOMAS6 LEWIS(JOHN II5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born 1691. He married MARY LOYALL 1716. Children of THOMAS LEWIS and MARY LOYALL are:

  1. WILLILAM7 LEWIS, b. 1716.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, b. 1717.
  3. ANN LEWIS, b. 1720.
  4. USEBIUS LEWIS, b. 1722.
  5. MARY LEWIS, b. 1725.
  6. WILLIAM LEWIS, b. 1728.
  7. MATTHEW LEWIS, b. 1730.
  8. SARAH LEWIS, b. 1733.

 

ZACHARY6 LEWIS II (ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born January 01, 1701/02 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died January 20, 1765 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married MARY WALLER January 09, 1724/25, daughter of COL WALLER and DORTHEA KING. She was born January 20, 1698/99, and died March 23, 1781. Children of ZACHARY LEWIS and MARY WALLER are:

  1. ROBERT7 LEWIS.
  2. ANN LEWIS, b. November 30, 1726; d. August 08, 1748; m. CHANCELLOR GEORGE WYTHE, December 06, 1747; b. 1726; d. June 08, 1806.
  3. MARY LEWIS, b. January 30, 1727/28.
  4. JOHN LEWIS, b. October 18, 1729; d. September 30, 1780.
  5. ZACHARY LEWIS, b. May 06, 1731; d. July 31, 1808.
  6. ELIZABETH LEWIS, b. October 09, 1732; d. 1809.
  7. MOURNING LEWIS, b. April 01, 1734; d. April 12, 1734. LUCY LEWIS, b. December 05, 1735; m. FORD.
  8. DORTHEA LEWIS, b. September 05, 1737; d. March 20, 1820; m. CHARLES OR CHRISTOPHER SMITH, April 13, 1762.
  9. WALLER LEWIS, b. September 11, 1739; m. SARAH LEWIS.
  10. BENJAMIN LEWIS, b. June 06, 1744, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. Abt 1814.

 

JOHN6 LEWIS (ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born 1704 in King & Queen, or Middlesex, Virginia. He married SARAH IVERSON. Children of JOHN LEWIS and SARAH IVERSON are:
  1. WILLIAM7 LEWIS.
  2. REV IVERSON LEWIS, b. May 14, 1741; d. January 05, 1815.

 

STEPHEN6 LEWIS (JOHN5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) died 1757 in Fairfax Co, Va. He married ELIZABETH OFFUTT 1746. Child of STEPHEN LEWIS and ELIZABETH OFFUTT is:

  1. THOMAS7 LEWIS Lewis, Col Thomas  , b. May 8, 1757, Fairfax County, VA, and d. September 7, 1809, Fayette County, Ky;  m. ELIZABETH PAYNE Lewis, Elizabeth Payne , b. Mar. 12, 1757, Fairfax County, VA, and d. Mar. 24, 1827, Lexington County, KY.

 

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ROBERT7 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID)Child of ROBERT LEWIS is:

  1. ANN8 LEWIS, m. JOHN LEWIS.

 

MARY7 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born January 30, 1727/28. She married FRANCIS MERIWETHER, son of COL MERIWETHER and ANN HOLMES. He was born 1717. Children of MARY LEWIS and FRANCIS MERIWETHER are:
  1. ZACHARIAH8 MERIWETHER.
  2. NICHOLAS MERIWETHER.
  3. MARY MERIWETHER.
  4. DAVID MERIWETHER.

 

JOHN7 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born October 18, 1729, and died September 30, 1780. He married ANN LEWIS, daughter of COL LEWIS and JANE MERIWETHER. She died 1799. Children of JOHN LEWIS and ANN LEWIS are:

  1. ROBERT8 LEWIS.
  2. ZACHARY LEWIS.
  3. NICHOLAS LEWIS.

 

 ZACHARY7 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born May 06, 1731, and died July 31, 1808. He married ANN OVERTON TERRELL Abt 1771, daughter of RICHMOND TERRELL. Children of ZACHARY LEWIS and ANN TERRELL are:

  1. ANN OVERTON8 LEWIS, b. April 23, 1772; m. DR JAMES MCCLURE SCOTT, July 28, 1795; b. 1770.
  2. RICHARD LEWIS, b. March 14, 1774; d. July 31, 1831; m. (1) ELIZABETH TRAVERS DANIEL, October 28, 1802; b. October 18, 1778; d. Bef. 1830; m. (2) MARGARET B. RICHARDSON, September 03, 1830.
  3. CADWATER LEWIS, b. November 25, 1776; d. February 04, 1796.
  4. MARY WALLER LEWIS, b. April 10, 1779; m. JOHN HILL, May 1797.
  5. HULDAH FONTAINE LEWIS, b. February 04, 1781; d. October 25, 1863; m. WALLER HOLLADAY.
  6. JOHN LEWIS, b. February 25, 1784; d. August 1858, Ky; m. JEAN WOOD DANIEL, November 21, 1808.
  7. ELIZABETH LEWIS, b. May 27, 1786; d. September 04, 1816; m. WALTER DANIEL.
  8. ADDISON LEWIS, b. September 26, 1789; d. August 27, 1857, Franklin Co, Ky; m. (1) SARA BILLINGSLY; m. (2) SARA ANN MINOR.

 

ELIZABET79 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born October 09, 1732, and died 1809. She married (1) COL JAMES LITTLEPAGE, son of RICHARD LITTLEPAGE. He was born July 14, 1714, and died 1766. She married (2) MAJOR LEWIS HOLLADAY March 15, 1774, son of CAPTAIN HOLLADAY and ELIZABETH LEWIS. He was born 1751, and died 1820. Child of ELIZABETH LEWIS and COL LITTLEPAGE is:

  1. GENERAL LEWIS8 LITTLEPAGE, b. December 19, 1762; d. July 19, 1802.

Child of ELIZABETH LEWIS and MAJOR HOLLADAY is:

  1. WALLER8 HOLLADAY, m. HULDAH FONTAINE LEWIS; b. February 04, 1781; d. October 25, 1863.

 

BENJAMIN7 LEWIS (ZACHARY6, ZACHARY5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, JAMES2, LEWIS AP DAVID) was born June 06, 1744 in King and Queen County, Virginia, and died Abt 1814. He married MARTHA OR PATSY BICKERTON April 16, 1773. Children of BENJAMIN LEWIS and MARTHA BICKERTON are:

  1. DR. BENJAMIN8 LEWIS, d. 1814.
  2. JOHN LEWIS, m. MATILDA NELSON.
  3. ALICE LEWIS, m. JARRETT.
  4. MARTHA OR PATSY BICKERTON LEWIS, b. September 06, 1775; d. Abt 1835; m. JOHN SNELSON SMITH.
  5. ELIZABETH LEWIS, m. GEORGE GREENHOW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEWIS PATRIARCHS OF EARLY VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND WITH SOME ARMS AND ORIGINS     By Robert J. C. K. Lewis

This book indicates that NICHOLAS LEWIS who died about 1698 was the son of John Lewis and Sarah Nicholas who was son of Richard Lewis and Frances of the Lewis of Abernant Bychan lineage of Cardiganshire, Wales.  It further shows that Zachary Lewis the Immigrant was a brother to NICHOLAS LEWIS.  The lineage this way would make the family claims about NICHOLAS' son Owen being kin to Zachary the immigrant correct.  Since the names Zachary and Nicholas are carried down through the Owen Lewis line - that gives the lineage this way more credence. See more about John Lewis and Richard Lewis on their pages.

I (Dianne) believes that the lineage for NICHOLAS is the Pioneer Lewis Families by Cook showing him as the son of Major John Lewis is incorrect.

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PIONEER LEWIS FAMILIES

by Michael L. Cook

Indicates that NICHOLAS LEWIS who was born in 1671 and died before 1700 was the son of Major John Lewis & Isabella Miller.  Since the children of NICHOLAS were considered orphans in 1699, his wife was also dead. Son John born 1691 was bound to Nathaniel Mills at age 9 on November 6, 1700 (until he reached 21, to be given 2 years schooling). Son Owen born about 1693 was taken by a member of the family to raise. Son James was born May 9, 1695 and was bound to James Hanes to receive 3 years schooling. After Hayes died, John was bound to John Day.

Information was sent by Bunny Shumate Freeman and she references Volume 4 family #9L.

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Information sent from Sara Sinchcomb to Chuck Patout says the following is in Volume 5.

9L2800 John Lewis Jr. b ca 1718-20 probably in St. Peterís Parish, New Kent Co, Va and died 1799 in Albemarle Co, Va. Married Elizabeth surname unknown but she was deceased by 1777, as the wife after that time was designated as Susanna. He was the son of:

9L036 John Lewis b ca 1691 probably in Glouchester Co Va wife unknown. He was the son of:

9L013 NICHOLAS LEWIS b ca 1671 resided in Glouchester Co, Va wife unknown but by 1699 both were deceased. He was the son of:

9L005 Major John Lewis b ca 1639-40 probably in Monmouthshire or Brecknockshire, Wales. Died ca 1689. Married probably to Isabella Miller who probably later married Robert Yard a vestryman of the Upper Precinct of Petsworth parish in 1690.

(Note by Dianne - since the DNA projects have started an new era of Genealogy research, it has been proven that "Planter" John Lewis (Generation 7) did not descend from Major John Lewis of Monmouthshire or Brecknockshire Wales as stated above.  Major John Lewis was the ancestor of the Warner Lewis line & the DNA tests for descendants of that line did not match with the descendants of the "Planter" John Lewis line.  See Lewis DNA Test Results .  Dianne still believes that "Planter" John Lewis descends from NICHOLAS through son Owen - but that NICHOLAS is not the son of Major John Lewis.)

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http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/a/William-O-Shackleford/GENE1-0007.html 

This book [Lewis Patriarchs of Early Virginia & Maryland by Robert J. A. K. Lewis, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Md.] features 7 different Lewis families from Wales. The one that Francis Shackleford married into was Lewis (Ednywain ap Bradwen) of Abernant Bychan, Cardiganshire. "This family is descended from the founder of the 15th Noble Tribe of North Wales, whose arms are 3 silver snakes in a knot on a red shield. The crese, a horse's head couped, bridled proper, comes from the marriage to an heiress of the Grono Goch family." Grono Goch's lineage goes back to Yspwys of Moel Ysbiddon which means "Mount of Strangers" since he is thought to have come from Spain with Uther Pendragon and Aurelius Ambrosius. The Tudor sovereigns traced back to Yspwys through Marchudd (the founder of the 8th Noble Tribe of North Wales). In Virginia, the family of Zachary Lewis, the immigrant (NICHOLAS' brother) used the arms on their silver.

 

 

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