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John Lee, Esq.

Also Known As: "John Lee Esquire"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Coton Hall, Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Regis Nordley, Shropshire, England
Place of Burial: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Humphrey Lee, of Coton Hall and Katherine Blount
Husband of Joyce Lee
Father of William Lee of Coton Hall; Jasper Lee; Thomas Lee of Coton Hall; Gilbert Lee of Coton; Edward Lee and 3 others
Brother of Franciscus Lee and Thomas Leigh, of Oswestry

Managed by: Jacqueli Charlene Finley
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About Sir John Lee of Coton Hall

Sir John Lee of Coton Hall was born in 1530 at Coton, Nordley Regis, in the parish of Alveley, Shropshire, England. He died in June, 1605 and was buried on June 13, 1605 at Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Joyce (Jocosa) Romney, the only daughter of John Romney, Gentleman. They had eight sons. His pedigree was certified in the Visitation of 1584.

When working with the Lees of Coton Hall and the Lees of Virginia, be sure to check sources and dates. This is a confusing family with often repeated names. Many people want to be descended from this family and have created fanciful genealogies to "prove" a relationship that does not exist. When in doubt, ask a Curator for help.

The Children of Sir John Lee of Coton Hall

  • 1. Thomas Lee, the heir, died 1620, leaving six daughters and two sons. His son, Launcelot, succeeded him; second son John Lee of Ankerwyke became prosperous merchant.
  • 2. William Lee: was not mentioned in his father's will but recorded in the Visitations.
  • 3. Edward Lee, Clergyman: Buried at Alveley Church June 22, 1616.
  • 4. Gilbert Lee: Lived at Tolleshunt Darcy in Essex. His will was proved in 1621, naming brothers Richard and Josias and nephew John (executor). He had no children of his own.
  • 5. Jasper Lee: Probably died young as he was not mentioned in his father's will.
  • 6. Richard Lee: Baptized Oct. 6, 1563 at Alveley Church. His marriage on October 21, 1599 to Elizabeth Bendy is also recorded in the Alveley registers. Richard emigrated to Virginia, received large grants of land and established a large and prosperous family in Virginia He died in 1664.
  • 7. Ferdinand Lee: baptized at Alveley in 1565/6, married twice and died childless.
  • 8. Josias Lee: Baptized Dec. 2, 1569. Nuncupative will proved Jan. 12, 1640 (Royal Peculiar of Bridgenorth), leaving everything to his wife.

For additional information, see:

U.S. President Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor is a descendant.

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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (1894) Vol. 2
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera02inburk
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera02inburk#page/1165/mode/1up
  • Pg.1165
  • HUMPHREY LEE, Esq. of Coton, m. Katharine, dau. of John Blount, of Eye, and was s. by his son,
  • JOHN LEE, Esq. of King's Nordley, m. Jocosa (Joyce), dau. of John Rmney, and had issue, I. THOMAS; II. William; III. Edward; IV. Gilbert; V. Jasper; VI. Richard, sometimes thought to have been ancestor of Gen. R. E. Lee, late Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Confederacy, of whose descent from a Richard Lee of this family there is evidence at Queen's Coll., Oxford, the Heralds' College, and in America; VII. Ferdinand; VIII. Joseph. Mr. John Lee d. 1605, and was buried at Chesham, Bucks. The eldest son,
  • THOMAS LEE, Esq. of Coton, in King's Nordley, m. Dorothy, dau. of Richard Oteley, of Pitchford, Shropshire, and had issue, ....

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LEE Family Lineage according to Burke's Peerage:

The Lee Family of Stanton, Roden and afterwards of Langley and Coton Hall, Shropshire, is stated in Burke's Baronetcies to be ONE of the oldest in England. Eyton's treating of Reyner de la Lee about 1195 gives also an unbroken descent through the Stantons, of Stanton Hineheath from 1086 to 1173-4. Begins with HUGO DE LEGA, 1100, whose son; Reginald de la Lee is identified with the above. He was Sheriff in 1201 and one of the knights known as REINER DE LEGA at the assizes October 1203. He received a grant of land from William, son of William FitzAlan and according to the pedigree had a son; Sir John de la Lee, but evidence produced by Eyton and Sir William Hardy, late Keeper of the Records in the Duchy of Lancaster, shows that Reyner's son was really,… Sir Thomas de la Lee, given as his grandson in the pedigree. He married Petronilla, daughter of Sir Thomas Corbet, Sheriff, in time of King Henry 3rd of England (king from 1266-1272}. Sir Thomas de la Lee had THREE sons:

a. Sir John de la Lee; b. Reyner or Reginaldde la Lee, to whom he gave the V. of Lee, Pevenhull 7c, and c. Thomas de laLee, this latter married Petronilla de Stanton and had a SON: SIR JOHN DE LA LEE, (stated as being a nephew of a Sir John de la Lee of Stanton, & Roden), married Matilda de Erdington and had (with a daughter, Matilda), two (2) sons: (a) Sir John de la Lee, succeeded by his son John, (immediately below) and (b) Thomas de la Lee of Okehurst. Sir John de Lee, who is shown by Eyton to have been succeeded by HIS son, Sir John de Lee, who was succeeded by HIS son, Sir Robert de Lee * of Roden (b. 1392). Robert Lee (b. 1392) 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 December 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 2 sons: 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 ** [Thomas was Fulke's brother, not his son, Burke is in error here] and heir: Sir Thomas Lee of Langley and he married Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Morton and had five sons and seven daughters. He, Sir Richard Lee, died in 1591 and was succeeded by HIS oldest son: Sir Richard Lee of Langley, who married Eleanor, daughter of Walter Wrottesley and had four sons and six daughters.

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Return, please, to (b) THOMAS DE LA LEE of Okehurst. Records of the second visitation make him the father of: Roger Lee, who had a son; Roger Lee who married Margaret, sister and heiress of Thomas Astley of Nordley, whose descent is given by Eyton from the time of King Henry First of England (b. 1068-1135) king from 1100-1135, the youngest and only "ENGLISH-BORN SON OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR according to tradition, at Selby, Yorkshire. The first visitation shows that RogerLee, Margaret's husband, was of the Second House, and it is probable that hewas a son, and not a grandson, to THOMAS LEE OF OKEHURST, who died about 1419 and was succeeded by HIS son: John Lee. *Robert Lee (b. 1392) was another son. Robert Lee (b. 1392) 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: Father Sir Thomas Lee II, Esq. c.. 1465 - March 16, 1526 Mother Johanna Morton c. 1482 - c. 1526 22 Catherine Blount 1516 - 1591 b: 1516 in YEO, SALOP, ENGLAND d: 1591 in Croton Hall, Manor of Nordley Regis Aveley, Shropshire, England ................ +Humphrey Lee 1506 - 1588 b: 1506 in Coton Hall, Manor of Kings, Nordley, England d: December 06, 1588 in Alveley, England Children

  • ........... 23 John Lee 1530 - 1605 b: 1530 in Coton Hall, NORDLEY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND d: June 13, 1605 in Chesham County, Buckingham
  • ................. +Jocosa Romney 1535 - 1608 b: 1535 in Worchester, Lusky County, NORDLEY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND d: December 01, 1608 in Alveley Parish, England

Links

http://www.familee.net/history/alfred_tree.html ______________

The Magna Charta sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215 ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William The Magna Charta sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215 ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Pg. 164 12. JOHN LEE, b.c. 1430, of Nordley Regis, co. Salop, living 1478; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Corbin, of West Bromwich, co. Stafford. 13. THOMAS LEE, ESQ., of Nordley Regis, d. 16 Mar. 1526 (inq.p.m., 1526); m. Johanna, dau. of Robert Morton, Esq., of Houghton, co. Salop, living 1526. (Generations 10 to 13: as above; also Visitation of Shropshire, 1623, p. 18). 14. HUMPHREY LEE, b. 1506, d. 6 Dec. 1588, of Coton Hall, Nordley Regis (Inq.p.m., 12 Mar. 1589), and Le Hay in Alveley Parish, rebuilt Coton Hall, where he resided in 1570; m. Katherine, bur. Alveley, 20 Aug. 1591, dau. of John Blount of Yeo, co. Hereford (son of Sir Humphrey Blount), by Elizabeth, dau. of John Yeo. 15. JOHN LEE, ESQ., of Coton in Nordley Regis in the Parish of Alveley, only son, b. 1530, bur. Chesham, co. Buckingham, 13 June 1605 (will dated 17 May 1605, pr. 14 Jun 1605); m. (settlement, 24 June 1553), Joyce Romney, only dau. of John Romney, Gent., of Luisley, co. Worcester; she was bur. at Alveley, 4 Dec. 1609; her mother was the dau. of John Berrington of Stock. ___________________

Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Pg. 250 34. JOHN BLOUNT of Yeo, co. Salop, and co. Hereford, proof of age of his elder brother 1478; m. Elizabeth Yeo, dau. of John Yeo of Yeo, co. Hereford. 35. KATHERINE BLOUNT, bur. Alveley 20 Aug 1591; m. Humphrey Lee of Coton Hall, Nordley Regis, co. Salop, b. 1506, d. 6 Dec. 1588, Inq.p.m. 12 Mar. 1589. (Visit. Shropshire (1623): 51-52).

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Sir John Lee of Coton Hall's Timeline

1530
1530
Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England
1553
June 24, 1553
Age 23
Of Colton, Shropshire, England
1555
1555
Age 25
Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England
1559
1559
Age 29
Nordley or Alveley, Shropshire, England
1561
1561
Age 31
Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England
1561
Age 31
Of Colton, Shropshire, England
1563
1563
Age 33
Colton, Shropshire, England
1563
Age 33
1565
1565
Age 35
Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England
1569
1569
Age 39
Nordley Regis, Shropshire, England