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Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War


    Dorothy Lane

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    • 8th Generation — 5th Great-grandmother of Robert E. Lee
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    • 153 
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    • 30 Mar 1619 
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    • Houghton Parva, Northamptonshire, England 
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    • Early genealogies state that Dorothy's surname was Law. Wassell Randolph, in his Henry Randolph genealogy from 1952, emphatically states that "Those writers who called her Dorothy Law are in error. She was daughter of Richard Land and sister of Sir Richard Lane, a prominent English barrister. Her first husband was Thomas West."

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  • Sources for Dorothy Lane

    • 1 Genealogies of Virginia Families: from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, Claiborne-Fitzhugh, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company (1981), 12-13.
    • 2 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, "The Randolph Family", 1899, Vol. 7, Page 122, JSTOR (Digital Library).
    • 3 Randolph, Wassell, Henry Randolph I (1623-1773) [sic] of Henrico County, Virginia and His Descendants, Memphis, Tennessee: Distributed by Cossitt Library, 19, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).