Colonel Thomas Lygon, who came to the Virginia colony in the early 1640s from Worcestershire, England, patented several large parcels of land on the north bank of the Appomattox River in an area known as The Cowpens, near Mount My Lady, which was then part of Henrico County. It is likely that he lived in this area with his wife Mary Harris and their five children. Lygon served in the House of Burgesses from Henrico County in 1656, as a colonel in the county militia, and as surveyor of the county until his death in 1675.
Geographic Location: Chesterfield County
Physical Description of Location: Chester, VA 23836. Located on E. Hundred Road (Rt. 10), 2.75 miles northwest of the intersection of E. Hundred Road (Rt. 10) and Windston Churchill Drive (Rt. 156). Marker is on the left when traveling northwest on E. Hundred Road (Rt. 10).
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