Sir Richard Lee of Langley

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Richard (Recardus) de Lee

Also Known As: "Recardus /De Lee/Lee"
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Birthplace: Langley, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in England
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Son of Radolphus de Lee and Isabella Ridley
Husband of Margery Sprencheaux
Father of Fulk Lee; Sir Thomas de Lee II, of Langley; Thomas Lee; Richard Lee; Margery Lee and 1 other

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About Sir Richard Lee of Langley

RICHARD & MARGARET MAY HAVE A WRONG CHILD, ROGER CONNECTED TO THEM, AS ROGER IS THE FATHER OF THOMAS LEIGH WHO WAS MAYOR OF LONDON & MAR. ALICE COVERALL BARKER BUT THOMAS WAS NOT THE GRANDSON OF THIS RICHARD AND MARGARET. THE FATHER OF ROGER WHO WAS FATHER OF THOMAS SHOULD BE RICHARD SON OF JOHN/JENKIN LEIGH & ALICE ALCOCK. EITHER THE CONNECTION OF ROGER TO THESE PARENTS IS NOT CORRECT OR THE CONNECTION OF THOMAS LEIGH TO ROGER IS NOT CORRECT.

  • Genealogical history of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (1868)
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  • "Robert Lee of Langley, in the county of Shropshire. Marries Petronilla ___ , as appears per chart dated eleventh year of Henry IV., and another seventeenth of Henry VI., and also another dated twentieth of Henry VI.
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  • The omission of the family name, as in this case, is frequently met with in such records ; and it was not considered entirely necessary.
    • "Radolphus Lee, living twenty-fifth year of Henry VI., and eighteenth of Edward IV., died nineteenth of Edward IV. Married Isabella, who was a widow, and daughter of Jacob Ridley, twentieth year of Edward IV."
    • This record appears more explicit than any heretofore given. Supposing Radolphus was born twenty-fifth Henry VI. (1447), he was about forty-three years of age at his decease.
    • From the old deeds, we find that his wife inherited property situated in the villages of Haxalls, Acton, Burnell, and Buryton, in Shropshire
      • "Richard Lee of Langley, in the county of Shropshire, A.D. 1491, twentieth year of Edward IV. Married Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Fulco Sprenchose, knight."
      • Here we observe the first omission of DE, or LE. Richard Lee, the only child of Radolphus, succeeds to the whole estate, and married, as it is further stated in the deeds, the widow of Johis
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      • Wimsbly, through whom Richard acquired a large estate in Dotinton.
      • This Richard Lee is doubtless the "Richard" referred to in our introductory article as enlisting against the Scots.
      • From Richard Lee we have seven children, — five sons and two daughters.
        • The issue of three of the sons, Thomas, Rodolphus, and Johannes, is not given. The second son, Richard, married a daughter of Macocks, and lived during the reign of Henry VII.: he left one child, a daughter, who succeeded to his property, and married Thomas Kinaston, of Cotton, in the county of Shropshire.
        • Fulco Lee, the eldest son and heir of Langley, married twice ; first, Alicia, daughter of Henry Cornwall of Birington, in the county of Hereford, of which family, Burke, in his "Landed Gentry of England," says, "The Cornwalls are descended from Richard de Cornwall, who had the manor of Thunneck, in Lin-
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        • colnshire, from Edward, Earl of Cornwall, eighth of Edward I., 1280. He was ancestor of the Cornwalls, barons of Burford, the senior line of which family is now represented by the heir, Gen. George Cornwall Leigh, Esq., of HighLeigh, Cheshire." By his second wife, Richard Lee had one daughter, who married. He is mentioned among the records of the privy council of Henry VIII. as one of the witnesses in a suit of Chandler against Wrotesley for possession of the Lee Manor. Chandler, it seems, made a false accusation, and was made to apologize to Sir Thomas Wrotesley.
        • Margeria, the eldest daughter of Richard Lee, married Thomas Vernon, second son of Sir Henry Vernon of Hodnet, Shropshire, second Earl of Shrewsbury, and who was a descendant of Richard Vernon, a follower of William the Conqueror. By this marriage, there was but one child, a daughter ; and the line became extinct in 1600. Lord George Venable Vernon was made a peer in 1762, and married his second wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Lee of Hartwell, Buckingham, who died Sept. 22, 1742.
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  • "The Lee Family of Stanton, Roden and afterwards of Langley and Coton Hall, Salop, IS stated in Burke’s Baronetcies to be ONE of the oldest in England.
  • "Sir Robert de Lee of Roden. He married Petronilla, a daughter of Roger Lee of Pimhill, by his wife, Joan, daughter of and heir of Edward Burnell of Aston Burnell, and Langley and was succeeded by HIS son:
    • "Sir Ralph de Lee of Lee Hall, Langley Aston, Burnell, 1447. He married first Isabella, and second Isabella, a daughter of James Ridley, and died Dec. 14, 1479. Sir Ralph was succeeded by HIS son:
      • "Sir Richard de Lee of Langley and married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Fulke Sprenchose and had five sons and two daughters. He was succeeded by HIS son:
        • "Sir Fulke Lee of Langley; married Alice, daughter of Sir Richard Cromwell, and secondly Elizabeth, daughter of John Leighton. He was succeeded by HIS son and heir:
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  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History ..., Volume 5 By Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History ..., Volume 5 By Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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  • . . . . this John Wynnesbury was Lord, not only of Donington, but also of Humphreston, . . . . He had issue a sole daughter and heir, Margery, who became the wife of Sir Fulke Springsaux, Sprenchose, Sprengehos, Sprencheaux, or Springhose, for so is the name variously written. This Sir Fulke was born in 1420, was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1447, and the name appears in 1453. . . . He left four daughters his co-heirs, married to William Acton of Aldenham, William Sandford of the Lee, near Whitchurch, . . . , ____ Tyndale, and Sir William Leighton, a younger son of John Leighton . . . Here however, we are met by another difficulty, since Sir Fulke Sprencheaux is called son of Sir Nicholas Sprencheaux, Lord of Plash and Donington, and this is confirmed by Harln. MSS., 1,982 and 1,396, which, however, mention a sister of Fulke, who became wife of John Midleton. If then Sir Nicholas Sprencheaux were Lord of Donington, it is not very evident how that Manor could come into the family through his daughter-in-law, Margery, nee Wynnesbury. By a deed dated at Glazeley 23rd April, 19 Edward IV. (1479), Dame Margery Springseaux, daughter and heir of John Weynnesbury, in her widowhood grants to her daughters and heirs, Margery Lee, Mary Springseaux, Margaret Tyndale, and Sibilla Sandford, all her Lordships of Glazeley, Madle, Wynnesbury, Plash, Didston, Heyghley, Wyntree, Espes, Dunkshull, . . . . .
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  • We must now pass on to the issue of Sir Fulke Sprencheaux and his wife, which consisted of four daughters and co-heirs; 1. Margery, 2. Margaret, 3. Sybilla, born 1452, and 4. Mary, born 1558, all of whom are mentioned in their mother's Deed of 1479, though apparently all were then married save Mary. Margery was the wife of Richard Lee of Langley, son of Ralph, by Isabella, daughter of James Ridley, son of Robert of Langley and Petronilla, his wife, son of Robert, by Joan, or Johanna, daughter and heir of Edward, son
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  • of Sir Nicholas Burnell of Acton Burnell. Robert Lee was eldest son of another Robert Lee, by Margaret, heiress of Thomas Astley of Nordley, Co. Salop, son of Sir John Lee, son of another Sir John Lee, by Matilda, daughter of Henry de Erdington, Co. Warwick, son of Reginald Lee, son of Thomas Lee, by Petronilla, daughter of Sir Thomas Corbet, Knight, son of Sir John, 26 Edward I., son of Reginald, son of Hugo de Le or Lega. Such is the pedigree as given in the Visitation of 1623, . . .
  • Margaret (nee Sprencheaux) and her first husband, Richard Lee, had issue five sons and two daughters, Margery, wife of Francis Lingeyn, and Johanna, wife of Thomas Vernon. The sons were Fulke Lee, who continued the line, Thomas, Richard, Richard who married ___ Macocks, and John of Stanton and Langley, who left a sole daughter and heiress, Margaret, wife of Richard Brooke . . .
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  • Fulke Lee (probably named from his grandfather, Sir Fulke
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  • Sprencheaux) married Alice, daughter of Sir Richard Cornwall of Berrington, Co. Hereford, by Jane, his wife, . . . Margaret, daughter of Fulke Lee, was the wife of Reginald Williams of Willaston, . . . Thomas Lee the son and successor of Fulke Lee and Alice, his wife, married Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet, Co. Salop, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon of Tong Castle . . . . .
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  • . . . After the death of her first husband, Richard Lee of Langley, Margaret, the eldest coheir of Sir Fulke Sprencheaux, Lord of Donnington, married Sir William Leighton, who beame in her right Lord of Plash'.
  • . . . It must suffice to say that Sir William was born 1456, and died 1520, being second son (some say grandson), of John Leighton of Leighton, near Buildwas, in his own right, and of Wattlesburgh, (an old Corbet estate), in right of his wife Angharad, second daughter and coheir of Sir John Burgh of Mowddwy, Wattlesburgh, &c.
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Sir Richard Lee of Langley's Timeline

1432
1432
Langley, Shropshire, England
1457
1457
Age 25
Langley, Kent, England
1458
1458
Age 26
England
1460
1460
Age 28
Langley, Shropshire, England
1462
1462
Age 30
Langley, Shropshire, England
1466
1466
Age 34
Langley, Shropshire, England
1468
1468
Age 36
Langley, Shropshire, England
1494
1494
Age 62
Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1508
1508
Age 76
England