Among his charges was John Parke Custis, the step-son of George Washington, with whom he began a long and intimate friendship. Returning to England, he was ordained by the bishop of London in March 1762, and at once sailed again for America, where he remained until 1775 as rector of various Virginia and Maryland parishes, including Hanover, King George's county, Virginia, and St Anne's at Annapolis, Maryland.
He was succeeded by his son, General George Washington Custis Lee (b.
P. Custis, the adopted son of Washington and the grandson of Mrs Washington.
Custis Lee, his nephew, Fitzhugh whom he led was extraordinary.
Lawton; there is a Spanish War Monument; the grounds are noted for their natural beauty, and on the brow of a hill commanding a magnificent view of the city is Arlington House (1802), the residence of George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), grandson of Martha Washington, and afterwards of General Robert E.
Custis says that his complexion was "fair, but considerably florid."