"ref: DAR PATRIOT, occupation merchant; justice of peace, died
post 1790, Bedford co., VA?, to Va. age 15 in 1705. Nicholas:
lived on Muddy Creek, south side of James River, Bedford co.,
VA; Justice of Goochland co. 1741; justice of Cumberland co.
1748; Henrico co merchant 1730 Md. 1st to Judith (Fleming)
Randolph 1753 (no issue) who was widow of Col. Thos. Randolph of
Tuckahoe; 1st owner of Eagle Eyrie, Lockes' Mt., near Lynchburg,
31,000 acres in grant from George III.
"First Generation. Although the surname of Fitzhugh was not
appropriated to the family before the time of Edward II, it had
enjoyed consideration from the time of the conquest, when its
ancestor Bardolph was Lord of Ravensworth, with divers other
manors in Richmondshire. He was succeeded by his son and heir
Akiris, who died in 1182. He was succeeded by his son Bardolph
Fitz-Henry, who died without issue, and was succeeded by his
brother Hugh Fitz-Henry, who died in 1304, and was succeeded by
his son Henry Fitz-Hugh, from whom his descendants ever after
adopted the name of Fitzhugh. Lord Fitzhugh was summoned to
Parliament as Baron from May 15, 1321, to November 15, 1351.
Henry, son of the above named, was summoned to Parliament, and
died in the lifetime of his father, leaving a son, Henry, who
survived his grandfather as second Baron, and died in 1356, and
was succeeded by his grandson, Henry Fitzhugh, as third Baron;
he died in 1386 and was succeeded by his only son, Henry
Fitzhugh, the fourth Baron, who died in 1424, succeeded by his
eldest son, Sir William Fitzhugh as the fifth Baron; he was
succeeded by his son Henry Fitzhugh, who married Lady Alice
Nevill, the daughter of the Earl of Saulsbury. His children
were: I. Richard Fitzhugh, his successor; who died. II. Alice
Fitzhugh. Married Tiennes. III. Elizabeth Fitzhugh. Married Sir
William Parr. IV. Henry Fitzhugh, sixth Baron, d. 1472. He was
succeeded by an only son, Richard Fitzhugh, seventh Baron, d.
1508, succeeded by his only son, George, the eighth Baron, d.
1512, without issue. His aunt Alice (Lady Tiennes) and cousin
Thomas Parr were next heirs, and here the Barony of Fitzhugh
fell in abeyance.
Two of the above mentioned Fitzhughs distinguished themselves at
Crecy and Poitièrs, another at Agincourt, and two also figured
in the Crusades, about the year 1490.
Henry Lord Fitzhugh, of Ravensworth Castle, was married to Lady
Alice Nevill, the daughter of the Earl of Saulsbury and sister
of Richard, Earl of Warwick (the king maker), and of George
Nevill, the Bishop of Exeter and Lord Chancellor of England;
they were of the family of Neville, which, says Hume, "was
perhaps, at that time, the most potent, both from their opulent
possessions, and from the character of their men, that ever
appeared in England."
The coat-of-arms which the family of Fitzhugh, in this country
and in England still retain, are three chevrons of gold
interlaced on the base of escutcheon on a field of azure, with a
Wyvern for the crest (a heraldric animal with the head of a
dragon and the tail of a serpent) and the motto: "Pro patria
"Other historians mention the marriage of a daughter of Lord
Henry Fitzhugh and Lady Alice Nevill with Lord Beauchamp, who
were the parents of Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII.
Queen Catherine was the granddaughter of the last Lord Fitzhugh.
Almost the last Roman Catholic Bishop of London was John, a son
of the same lord. One of the Crusaders of the Fitzhugh family
built a church at Antioch. Another, Redmond Fitzhugh, was one of
the conquerors of England in the time of Henry II. The names of
the family residences in England were Ravensworth Castle,
Arkendale, Richland, etc., etc., etc."
"Father: Reverand Richard LIGHTFOOT b. Bet. 1562 - 1563 in Stoke
Bruain Parish, , Northhampshire, England
Mother: Jane Jones b. About. 1570 in England
Colonel Philip LIGHTFOOT b. About. 1643 in Middlesex, England
John II LIGHTFOOT b. 1622 in London, Middlesex, England
Francis LIGHTFOOT b. in London England
William LIGHTFOOT b. About. 1630 in London, England
Richard LIGHTFOOT b. in London, England
Edmond LIGHTFOOT b. in London, England
Ann LIGHTFOOT "