Fielding Lewis

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Fielding Lewis was born at Warner Hall, in Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia back in 1725 to John and Frances.  His mother died in 1731.  He worked for his father, at a retail store taking it over in the 1750’s.  he was a successful merchant before the American Revolutionary War.  During the war he was appointed as Commissary General of Munitions.

In 1769, he started construction of a large Georgian mansion which was completed in 1775.  It contained some of the most refined colonial interiors of any surviving mansion.  It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  He died in 1781, he was 56.

What you may not know is that he was the brother-in-law to someone you may have heard of, George Washington.

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Comments (20)

Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Stately yet understated, I imagine its grounds were sprawling back in the day.

May 26, 2021 01:09 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,


His name is very distinguished. I'll have to look up how many were in Martha Washington's family.

May 26, 2021 03:11 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - must be a place to visit although not a famous as Mount Vernon.

May 26, 2021 03:29 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No wonder he got the government support that brought him much wealth, haha.  It sounds like a very nice home that he had.

May 26, 2021 05:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Never heard og the guy until today. So learned something new. Enjoy your day.

May 26, 2021 05:12 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

An interesting relative of Washington.

What were the refinements of the mansion?

Make yourself an awesome day.


May 26, 2021 05:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - although, I was unfamiliar with the man  or his history, he certainly has some relatives that are well-known. 

May 26, 2021 05:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... until just now I never even ever thought about George Washington having a brother-in-law! :)

May 26, 2021 05:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are correct James Dray that I "may not have known" that he was Georges brother-in-law. I admit that I pretty much slept through history class... for 12 years.

May 26, 2021 06:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Who knew?  I certainly did not know about Fielding Lewis.  Thank you for the history lesson.  Happy Wednesday.  A

May 26, 2021 06:22 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Very interesting story, James.  I am curious and will research deeper into his life. James, it sometimes make me wonder how you pull these people out of the past, out of history.  Great job, James!

May 26, 2021 08:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day.


May 26, 2021 08:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Wonder why he built a home down there with George Washington being outside Washington D. C.

May 26, 2021 10:04 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never heard of this gentleman until your big reveal, but I think I recall the brother-in-law.

May 26, 2021 01:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow another great tid bit of American History, no idea he was  George Washington's brother in law, Endre

May 26, 2021 04:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- how interesting!!!!!  I too did not know he was George Washington's brother-in-law. 

May 26, 2021 07:54 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening James! That is quite the interesting story and life

May 26, 2021 09:01 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm learning a lot with each of these posts! Keep them coming and I'llkeep coming back

May 26, 2021 11:03 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am sure that it would be very interesting to visit the Virginia mansion of Fielding Lewis.

Oct 15, 2021 06:06 AM