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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.

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.

The book also references as proof - 7 February 1743: Middlesex Co., Will of Henry Tuggle: 100 acres purchased by my father fr. RICHARD LEWIS... Wit John Lewis, Jr.

The book includes family pedigree charts as found in P. Bartrum's Welsh Pedigrees and in Lewis Dwnn.  The Chart of John Lewis I, Son of RICHARD LEWIS (D. ca. 1670) indicates that John Lewis of Petsoe Par. Glost. Co. married Sarah, dau. of Henry Nicholas (?) (Neighbor of RICHARD LEWIS).

RICHARD LEWIS is mentioned in the pedigree as 'a great gamester' (gambler?).

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