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John de la Lee, Kt.

Also Known As: "John de Lee", "John de la Lea", "John Lee of Roden", "Johis Lee", "Johannes Lee"
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Birthplace: Pimhill, Berrington, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Shropshire, England
Place of Burial: 1, Edward, third, visitation
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Son of Sir Thomas de la Lee; Sir Thomas de la Lee; Petronilla Stanton and Petronilla de la Lee
Husband of Matilda de la Lee; Alicia Lee and Matilda de Erdington
Father of Roger (Robert) de Lee, of Roden & Stanton; John de Lee; Matilda Lee; Sir John Lee, of Albury and Thomas de Lee of Okehurst

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About Sir John de la Lee of Pimhill

John de la Lea (also known as Lee) of Pimhill Roden, son of Thomas Lee sir and Petronella de STANTON (or Stanton) was born about 1286 in Roden, Stanton, Berrington, Shropshire. He died in 1320 in  Shropshire, England. He married Alicia. She was 1st wife according to the visitation. He married Matilda de ERDINGTON about 1310 in Roden, Shropshire, England, daughter of Henry de ERDINGTON and Joan De Wolvey. She was born about 1292 in of, Erdington, Shropshire, England. John, 1st son; Thomas, 2nd son; daughter Matilda.

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  • 'Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892: Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of the ... By Edmund Jennings Lee
  • Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892: Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of the ... By Edmund Jennings Lee
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  • . . the first Sir Thomas married to Petronilla Corbet; two of his sons, John and Thomas, married to Petronilla de Drayton and Petronilla de Stanton; and each of his three sons, Sir John, Sir Thomas, and Reyner, having a son John, two of these last three Johns being knighted. 'The one who married Matilda de Erdington seems to have been son of Thomas and of course nephew to Reyner, not son, as given in the pedigree. He again had an eldest son John, who was knighted, and a daughter Matilda, besides a second son, Sir Thomas de Lee of Okehirst', married (according to Hardy) to Sibilla. This last Sir John is shown in the pedigree as having a son Robert who married Margaret Astley, the heiress of another very ancient family (showing an unbroken descent from 1100-1135) and was the first Lee of Coton. It is quite certain from documentary evidence, including the Inquisition Post Mortem of Margaret herself, that her husband's name was Roger, not Robert, and Sir W. Hardy thought it most probable that he was younger son of Sir John Lee's brother, Sir Thomas of Okehirst, whose eldest son was according to
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  • Hardy, Sir Thomas Lee, Sheriff in 1395. One of the Harleian MSS. of about 1593 supports this view as follows: "Sir Thomas Lee Knight, temp. E. 3, had issue Roger Lee, Esq., a secound sonne whoe mar. Margaret daughter and heir of Thomas Aveley (Astley) sonne to Roger sonne to John (J'n the 2 had another John to his sone) and had issue John Lee, Esq., whoe mar. J . . . so . . . e (Jacosa or Joyce) Packington, etc., etc., etc." (MS. Harl. 2163 fo. 40 B.) . . . .
  • . . Roger Lee's descent is established by the Herald's allowance of arms at the first Visitation and their confirmation of the same at subsequent ones. Whether he was son, nephew, or cousin to Sir John Lee is not of vital importance. The statement in the Harl. MS. that he was son of Sir Thomas, though probable enough, is not supported by direct evidence, and the registered statement as to his immediate parentage is good evidence till disproved. There is indirect evidence showing that he was probably (as stated in the Harl. MS.) a younger son in any case; certainly he must have been so if he was son of Sir John.
  • We now come to a point where two important errors occur in the pedigree. The first Lee of Coton is there shown as having two sons by Margaret Astley, Roger the elder married to Joanna, heiress of Edward Burnell (of Acton Burnell and Langley), and John, the younger of Nordley Regis (and Coton). It is certain, from documentary evidence (including the Inq. P. M. on the death of Margaret and livery of lands to John Lee), that the latter was son and heir to Roger and Margaret; while the evidence adduced by Eyton and Hardy shows that the first Lee of Langley was Roger, son of John de Lee of Pimhill and Lea Hall, descended from Reyner, younger son of Sir Thomas de Lee and Petronilla Corbert. Further, in the pedigree, Robert de Lee of Roden, married to Petronilla, is given as son of the above Roger and his wife Johanna Burnell, whereas the documentary evidence shows that Petronilla was daughter and heir to Roger and Johanna, while her husband, Robert, was son of John de Lee of Roden, Stanton, etc.
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  • http://www.familytreecircles.com/lineage-of-the-lee-family-s-c-america-32199.html
  • "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.
  • Thomas de la Lee, this latter m. Petronilla de Stanton about 14(?) and had a SON:
    • ' "Sir John de la Lee of Stanton, Roden and given as his nephew, SIR JOHN DE LA LEE married Matilda de Erdington and had (with a daughter, Matilda) two (2) sons: John de la Lee and Thomas de la Lee.
    • "(These Lees were from Normandy, and this was the French manner of writing the name.)"
      • "To THOMAS DE LA LEE he gave land called OKEHURST. (MORE OF THOMAS PRESENTLY). John de la Lee as succeeded by his oldest son, 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. 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:
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THIS INFORMATION, ACCORDING TO OTHER SOURCES, IS IN ERROR ABOUT THE PARENTAGE OF JOHN LEE WHO MARRIED MARGARET ERDINGTON AND MAY HAVE OTHER ERRORS.

  • 'Genealogical history of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (1868)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicalhist00mead
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n36/mode/1up
  • Thomas Lee, whose father, Johis Lee, was given in the previous entry, here bequeaths to his eldest son, as was the English custom, the patrimonial estate near Pebenhull, a small ancient village of Shropshire, now extinct.
  • From a portion of the mutilated deeds accompanying the pedigree, as well as by reference to the parliamentary writs, A.D. 1316, Thomas de Leye, or Lee, is given (as one of the lords of Staunton) a church, or glebe, in the county of Shropshire. It seems he received a grant of lands to be held in his own right, from John Le Fitz William of Tetterton.
  • The wife of Thomas Lee is also here given, who was a daughter of Thomas Corbet, of the great Shropshire Family of Corbet, or Corbett, of Morton-Corbet.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n37/mode/1up
    • A.D. 1321.
    • "Reginaldus Lee, to whom his father gives the Lee Villa. Lived fourteenth year of Edward II."
    • This entry simply confirms the previous one, by adding the year in which the transfer is supposed to have been made.
      • A.D. 1322 to 1328.
      • ' "Johis Lee, soldier, son of Reginaldus Lee of the House of Roden, fifteenth year of Edward II., and first year Edward III. Married, first, Alicia, thirteenth Edward II.; second, Matilda, daughter of Henry Erdington."
      • This was the eldest son of Reginaldus Lee, who necessarily inherited the Roden Estate. 'He married twice. His first wife,
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n38/mode/1up
      • A.D. 1322 to 1328.
      • 'Alicia, who was of the House of Haberly, seems, by the old deeds, to have been a widow at the time of her marriage with Johis Lee ; as a marriage-contract was made in which Alicia settled most of her property upon her three children, — Thomas, Oliver, and Isabella: she died soon after, leaving no further issue. Johis Lee married again, A.D. 1328. His second wife was Matilda Erdington, by whom he had two children.
      • ' Johis, or Johannes, Lee, as it was frequently written, is mentioned quite often among the parliamentary writs of Edward II. We find him the 5th March, 1316, certifying, as per writ, as one of the lords of the township of Birrington (or Biriton), Shropshire He was also one of the commissioners of array for the same county, 1322 ; and was made knight of the county, and summoned to parliament, 14th November, 1322.
      • From the same records, we also find Henry Erdington quite prominent as a public man, from 1309 to 1324. He was a knight of Lancaster; enlisted in 1300 against the Scots, at the head of a company ; was one of the assizers and collectors of Warwick, and conservator of the peace for the same county, &c.
        • "Robert Lee, son of Johis Lee, of the House of Roden, eighth year of Richard II. Marries Margaret, daughter and heiress of Thomas Astley of Nordley."
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Sir John de la Lee of Pimhill's Timeline

1286
1286
Berrington, Shropshire, England
1320
1320
Age 34
Shropshire, England
1328
1328
Age 34
Shropshire, England
1338
1338
Age 34
Coton Hall, , Kings, England
1340
1340
Age 34
Stanton, Shropshire, England
1341
1341
Age 34
Pim Hill, Shrophire, England
1346
1346
Age 34
occurs, Shropshire
1376
1376
Age 34
Shropshire, England
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Shropshire, UK
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