Francis Lewis DOI


Francis Lewis was born in Llandaff Wales onf 21 March 1713 and died 30 December 1803. He was orphaned at an early age and lived with his aunt and uncle. He was educated in Scotland and attended Westminster School in England. He moved to Whitestone, New York in 1734. He was a member of the New York Provincial Congress and was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775.  He married the sister of his partner, Elizabeth Annesley and had seven children only three of which were to survive infancy.

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