|Colonel Richard Henry Lee
Colonel Richard Henry Lee
Noted events in his life were:
• Headstone Inscription:. The inscription on Richard and Laetitia's tomb stone is written in Latin, and translated, it reads: "Here lieth the body of Richard Lee, Esq., born in Virginia, son of Richard Lee, Gentleman, descended of an ancient family of Merton-Regis, in Shropshire. While he exercised the office of magistrate he was a zealous promoter of the public good. He was very skillful in the Greek and Latin languages and other parts of polite learning. He quietly resigned his soul to God, whom he always devoutly worshiped, on the 12th day of March, in the year 1714, in the 68th year of his age. Near by interred the body of Laetitia, his faithful wife, daughter of Henry Corbyn, Gentleman. A most affectionate mother, she was also distinguished by piety toward God, charity to the poor, and kindness to all. She died on the 6th day of October, 1706, in the 49th year of her age."
Richard married Laetitia "Lettice" Corbin in 1674 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. (Laetitia "Lettice" Corbin was born on 25 Aug 1656 in Stratfordshire, England, died on 6 Oct 1706 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Virginia and was buried in Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia.)