Richard Lee, Esq.
|Birthplace:||Langley, Shropshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Langley, Shropshire, England|
Son of Thomas Lee, Esq. J. P and Jane Corbet
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About Richard Lee, Esq., of Langley
Richard Lee, Esq. was born circa 1520 at of Langley, Shropshire, England.1
He was the son of Thomas Lee & Jane Corbet.
He married Eleanor Wrottesley, daughter of Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire and Isabel Harcourt, circa 1539.
They had 4 sons
- Humphrey; Married Elinor
- Francis; &
and 6 daughters
- Jane, wife of Richard Jenkin
- Dorothy, wife of Thomas Mackworth, Esq;
- Joan, wife of Richard Powell;
- Mary, wife of Henry Vannor;
- Elizabeth, wife of Michael Lister; &
- Katherine, wife of John Heyward.
On 1 September, 1556, Richard as heir apparent of his father, Thomas Lee of Langley, Esq, exchanged 6 ridges or butts of ground, near property that Adam Otley owned called Mylefield, next to William Hopton's property called the beaches (John Fermer), with Adam Otley of Pychford, esq, for property in Yeton Mascott next Byrryton (John Kenryke) and near Mr Hoptons' headland and near John Thornes (George Corbett) and near John Thornes (Roger Kenryke) and near William Hopton (Roger Farmer).
Richard Lee made his will on 29 October, 32 Elizabeth (1590). Apart from family members, in his will Richard also mentions:
- Elizabeth Mackworth, daughter of Dorothy Renwick, to whom, if she married with the consent of his wife Elionor and his friends, he left £20;
- Richard Powell, his godson;
- Robert Bathoe;
- John Hussey;
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/530, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, FAMILY MORTGAGES, MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS & WILLS, "Will of Richard Lee of Langley", http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/e685c396-4427-4058-b32f-19a38df7c755. 8 November 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/276, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, Deeds - Shropshire, BERRINGTON, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/5054d9bb-774a-4c80-b301-b9f0dfb555e2. 17 November 2014
- Richard Lee, Esq.1
- M, b. circa 1520
- Father Thomas Lee, Esq.1 b. c 1494, d. 16 Mar 1526
- Mother Jane Corbet b. c 1499, d. a 1526
- Richard Lee, Esq. was born circa 1520 at of Langley, Shropshire, England.1 He married Eleanor Wrottesley, daughter of Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire and Isabel (Isabella) Harcourt, circa 1539; They had 4 sons (Walter, Humphrey, Francis, & Edward) and 6 daughters (Jane, Dorothy, Joan, Mary, Elizabeth, & Katherine).1
- Family Eleanor Wrottesley b. c 1510, d. a 1559
- Dorothy Lee+1 b. c 1545, d. a 1585
- 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
- From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2474.htm#i74356
- Genealogical history of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (1868)
- 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-
- 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.
- Thomas Lee, Esq., of Langley, is the only son of Fulco Lee by his first wife. Falling heir to an immense estate, he married into the distinguished family of Corbet, forming the second alliance between the two families. This Robert Corbet, the father of Jana, of Morton-Corbet, Shropshire, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Vernon. Robert Corbet also had another daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir Henry Wallop, Earl of Portsmouth.*
- By the union of Thomas Lee and Jane, there were ten children, — three sons and seven daughters.
- All the daughters married, one of whom was united to another of the Corbet Family, of whom Burke mentions, —
- "Sir Edward Corbet of Longnor and of Leighton, knight, was created a baronet in 1642. The senior branch of the family expired in 1774, with Sir Richard Corbet, baronet, whereupon the title descended upon Charles Corbet of London, great grandson of Thomas, the second son of the first baronet. Edward Corbet of Longnor Hall, Shropshire, J. P. and D. L., lieutenant-colonel of Shropshire Militia, 1817, is a descendant of this branch."*
- The eldest daughter, Jocosa, marries Robert Morton of Houghton, who was a widower at the time, as a daughter of his marries Thomas Lee of Nordley. Maria, the fourth daughter, marries Edward Plowden, of which family Burke speaks : —
- Richard Lee, eldest son and heir, married a daughter of Walter Wrotesley, of Wrotesley, of which family we gather an interesting account: —
- Among the chancery proceedings of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, we find an interesting suit between this Richard Lee and his brother Jerome, for an annuity bequeathed the latter by Thomas Lee, their father, issuing out of the Manor of Dotinton, Shropshire, as claimed under the will ; from which fact we may infer that Thomas Lee died some time during the reign of that queen.
- We have from Richard and Eleanor Lee another large family, four sons and six daughters. All the daughters were married ; but the marriage of only one son is given, — that of Humfry Lee, the eldest, who was created a baron 3 May, 1620.
- From Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England" we gather much concerning Sir Humfry and his family: —
- "Humfry Lee, Esq., of Langley, and Acton Burnel in Shropshire, son of 'Richard Lee, Esq., of Langley, by Eleanor his wife,
- daughter of Walter Wrotesley, Esq., of Wrotesley, was fourth in descent from Richard Lee, Esq., sheriff of the county in 1479, and representative of one of the oldest families in England. In 1620 he was created a baronet, being the first Shropshire gentleman who received that honor. He married Margaret, daughter of Richard Corbet, Esq., of Stoke, one of the judges of the Court of King's Bench, and had issue.
- "Sir Humfry was succeeded by his son, Sir Richard Lee of Langley, and Acton Burnel, M. P. for Shropshire, who suffered much in the royal cause, and had to compound his estate in the sum of L3,719.
From page 38-42 of Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866. Edward Campbell Mead. University Publishing Company, 1871 - 109 pages
- Thomas Lee, Esq., of Langley, is the only son of Fulco Lee by his first wife. Falling heir to an immense estate, he married into the distinguished family of Corbet, forming the second alliance between the two families. This Robert Corbet, the father of Jana, of Morton-Corbet, Shropshire, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Vernon. Robert Corbet also had another daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir Henry Wallop, Earl of Portsmouth. ... Richard Lee, eldest son and heir, married a daughter of Walter Wrotesley, of Wrotesley, of which family we gather an interesting account: .... "This Richard Lee is frequently mentioned among the records of Queen Elizabeth's reign as Clarencieux-at-arms, or heraldic officer to the crown. From the Lansdowne collection of manuscripts, we find him writing to Lord Burleigh, under date of June 24, 1594, stating his reasons "why he used a hearse at the funeral of a knight bachelor." We gather also from the "Cottonian" collection of the same period, that Richard Lee was sent to the Emperor of Russia about the year 1600; and we further find among the Harleian collection a "Visitation" of Oxford, as made by " Richard Lee of Portcullis, pursuivant, and afterwards Windsor herald, and lastly Clarencieux-at-arms, A.d. 1574." ... "The arms of the city of Oxford, consisting of the helm, crest, and supporters, were granted at this time by Mr. Lee. The "visitations " of Mr. Lee, as published by himself in 1584, were reprinted in 1661, and are now to be found in the British Museum. In this work may be found the "Atchevient" of Vernon of Hadnot (these Vernons having "supporters" by ancient usage); also the arms of the Shropshire nobility and gentry. Richard Lee, it seems, was also created Richmond herald and marshal to Robert Cook, who was Clarencieux A.d. 1564. ... Among the chancery proceedings of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, we find an interesting suit between this Richard Lee and his brother Jerome, for an annuity bequeathed the latter by Thomas Lee, their father, issuing out of the Manor of Dotinton, Shropshire, as claimed under the will; from which fact we may infer that Thomas Lee died some time during the reign of that queen."
- 1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
- 2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 92.
- 3. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 686.
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