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John LEE

Male 1528 - Bef 1605  (< 77 years)


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  • Name John LEE 
    Born 1528  of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alverley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 9T26-L5 
    Birth 1530  of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alverley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 17 May 1605 
    Died Bef 13 Jun 1605  Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Jun 1605  Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 14 Jun 1605 
    Burial 16 Jun 1605  Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Peerage, Baronetage, and Landed Gentry Families with Extended Lineage.

      (2) Lee, Edmund Jennings, Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2003, pp. 30-33:

      Fifth in descent from Roger and Margaret we find John Lee, born in 1528, as appears from the Inq. P. M. in March, 1588-9, on the death of his father, Humfrey. He married Joyce Romney and died in 1605, leaving directions in his will that he should be buried at Chesham, in Buckinghamshire, if he should happen to die there. He did die there, and there he was buried, having had eight sons, of whom Thomas, his heir, was his successor at Coton, and William, the second son, died young. The order of their birth is thus given by their father at the Visitation of 1584: Thomas, son and heir; Gilbert, 4; Jasper, 5; Richard, 6; Edward, 3; William, 2, died young; Ferdinand, 7; Josias, 8. The only ones of these (except, of course, Thomas) of whom any subsequent trace has yet been found are Edward, whose death is recorded in 1616, and Gilbert, who seems to have settled in Essex. At least it is difficult to resist the conclusion that he must have been the Gilbert Lee of Tolleshunt Darcy, whose will was proved in 1621, leaving brothers Richard and Josias and nephew John. Jasper was probably dead when his father made his will, 17th May, 1605, as his name is not mentioned therein, but be may possibly have been married and left children. In the Visitation of 1623 Ferdinand, Josias, and William are marked s. p. What descendants may have been left by any of these brothers is at present unknown. Gilbert's will mentioning no child, of course makes it improbable that he left any, but what of Edward, Richard, and Jasper? The question is very interesting in view of the problem as to the immediate parentage of Colonel Richard Lee, the first of the Virginian branch, as either of the brothers might, in point of time, have been his father. The will of the eldest brother, Thomas of Coton, was proved October 9th, 1621, appointing as overseer "My well beloved kinsman, Sir Humphrey Lee Knight Barronnett," thus showing an affectionate intimacy between the two branches of Langley and Coton down to the time when the former was near its extinction.

      Thomas Lee of Coton married Dorothy Oteley, and had two sons and six daughters.

      The second son, John, became a successful merchant, and purchased the estate of Ankerwycke, in Buckinghamshire. He married Mary Pollard, and had two sons, George of Stoke Milbro, Salop, and John, who in 1685 bought an estate at Wraysbury, Bucks. He had also a daughter, Elizabeth, married to Sir Philip Harcourt, M. P. for Oxfordshire, and in her descendants the Ankerwycke estate still continues. John Lee died in 1682, and was buried in the Harcourt Chapel at Stanton Harcourt. His coat of arms on his tombstone bears fourteen billets. His elder brother, Lancelot of Coton, married twice, and left a family by each wife. By the first, Jane Clemson, he had three sons: John, who died unmarried; Thomas, who succeeded him at Coton, and Richard, who is identified by E. C. Mead, in his Genealogical History of the Lee Family, with Colonel Richard Lee, the Virginian. There is no foundation whatever for this assumption, and it is disproved by the fact that Thomas Lee of Coton, Richard's own brother, in certifying the pedigree at the Visitation of 1663, gives Richard as being of the parish of St. Olave's, Southwark, and married to Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Langdon, of Cornwall; whereas Colonel Richard Lee, in his will of about the same date, names his wife Anna, who is also shown by the Land Patent Records of Virginia to have been his wife when he first settled there in 1641-2.

      Thomas Lee, above mentioned, of Coton Hall, was J. P. for Salop, Surrey and Kent, and J. P. and D. L. for Middlesex. He married, 1st, Dorothy Eldred, of a Norfolk family, and descended also from the family of William of Wykeham; 2d, Lady Mary, daughter of the Earl of Lindsey, K. G., and 3d, Charity, widow of his brother-in-law, John Eldred. He died in 1687, having had three sons and a daughter by his first and two daughters by his third wife. The second son, Thomas, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Hill, Esq., of West Cholderton and Winterbourne Dancey Wilts, and became ancestor of the Lees of Cholderton, Wilts and Buriton, Hants, now represented by the Rev. Lancelot John Lee, of Worthen, Shropshire, J. P. The third son, John, was rector of Crowmarsh, Oxon. The eldest son, Eldred Lancelot, of Coton Hall, J. P., married Isabella, daughter of Sir Henry Gough, of Perry Hall, Staffordshire. He died in 1734, having had three sons and eight daughters. The eldest son, Lancelot Lee, of Coton Hall, married, 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of Gervase Scrope, Esq., of Cockerington, Lincolnshire; 2d, Ann Elizabeth, daughter of John Michel, Esq., of Kingston Russell and Dewlish House, Dorset; and 3d, Catherine, daughter of Sir Joseph Danvers, Bart. By his second wife he left two daughters and one son, Harry Lancelot Lee, of Coton Hall, J. P., who married Jane, daughter of the Rev. E.. Cox, and died in 1821, leaving an only child, Catherine Anne Harriet, by whose marriage with J. M. Wingfield, Esq., of Tickencote Hall, Rutland, the Coton estate passed to that family, and has since been sold. Thomas, the third son of Eldred Lancelot Lee, died unmarried. Harry, the second son, entered the Church and became Warden of Winchester College, from whose founder, William of Wykeham, he was, as we have seen, descended. He married Caroline, daughter of John Michel, Esq., of Kingston Russell, and Dewlish, and had two sons, Harry (Rev.), of Kingsgate House, Winchester, and Lancelot Charles, Rector of Wootton, Oxfordshire, who died unmarried in 1841. The elder son, Harry, married Philippa, daughter of Sir William Blackstone, and had two sons and a daughter. Harry, the elder son, of Kingsgate House, J. P., and Vicar of North Bradley, married Julia, eldest daughter of Gorges Lowther, Esq., formerly M. P. for Ratoath, and died without issue in 1880. William Blackstone, the younger son, Rector of Wootton, married Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Thomson, Esq., Master in Chancery, by his wife, Anne Dalzell Thomson, of Dalzells, St. Kitts, descended from the first Earl of Carnwath. They had five children, of whom two survive: Constance Anne, unmarried, and William Blackstone, present representative of the family. Mr. Lee is J. P. for Wilts, and married in 1874 Maud Ellen Legh, daughter of W. M. Bridger, Esq., of Halnaker House, Sussex and the Chantry, Bradford-on-Avon, J. P. for Sussex and Wilts, by his wife, Sophia, daughter of Gorges Lowther, Esq., formerly of Kilrue, co. Meath, and M. P. for Ratoath, and afterwards of Tilshead Lodge, Wilts.
    Person ID I34110  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Humphrey LEE,   b. 1506, of Coton Hall, Nordley Regis, Alverley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1588  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Katharine BLOUNT,   d. Bef 20 Aug 1591 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce ROMNEY,   b. of Lulsley, Suckley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Dec 1609 
    Married Abt 24 Jun 1553 

    • MARRIAGE: Settlement> 24 Jun 1553.
    Children 
     1. Thomas LEE,   b. Abt 1556, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Oct 1621, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Gilbert LEE,   b. Abt 1561, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1621, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     3. Jasper LEE,   b. Abt 1563, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 May 1605  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
     4. Richard LEE,   b. Bef 6 Oct 1563, Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1621  (Age > 59 years)  [natural]
     5. Ferdinand LEE,   b. Abt 1567, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Josias LEE,   b. Abt 1569, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1621  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     7. William LEE,   b. Abt 1571, of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Youth Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Richard LEE,   b. Bef 6 Oct 1563, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Edward LEE,   b. of Coton, Nordley Regis, Alveley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1616  [natural]
     10. Thomas LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Oct 1621  [natural]
     11. Gilbert LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Jasper LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     13. Edward LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     14. William LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Youth Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     15. Ferdinand LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     16. Josias LEE,   b. Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F14812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart