My Family Tree
There are a number of heraldic coats of arms attached to the Lee family. There is no proven connection with our family but I am told that the second one originated in Shropshire, England and recent generations of our branch of Lee's originated from Worcestershire before moving to London.
Welcome to my family tree. My daughters and I started researching my family history around the year 2000. The tree now contains a lot of people.
In order to respect the privacy of living family members you will find several individuals where no or limited information is provided. If you are included but would like to be removed please accept my apologies, email me, and I will remove you. If you are a family member and would like a copy of the full family tree then please email me.
If you have any information that will help me in my genealogical research then I would love to hear from you.
Our family tree so far covers ten generations and obviously touches many families, the 'Quick Find' below will open the earliest pdf file containing the surname you select:
The earliest records show that my branch of the Lee family from around 1760 were agricultural workers from Kempsey, a village four miles south of Worcester.
James Price Lee was born on 28th February 1858. He lived with his parents Benjamin Lee and Elizabeth Price, 6 brothers and 4 sisters on The Common, Kempsey, Worcestershire. When he was older he moved to live in Lozells, Birmingham to find work and this is possibly where he met Sarah Jane Blocksidge from Stirchley, Shropshire; whom he married in 1880 at the age of 22. By 1885 they had 2 children, Edith and Benjamin, and decided to move to London to find work. James managed to get a job looking after horses at Brentford Wharf. The wharf was situated where the Grand Union Canal meets the River Thames and would have been a very busy place in those days with horse-drawn barges and wagons coming and going throughout the day. They lived at the wharf and following his parents' sense of procreation had 7 more children - now 5 boys and 4 girls, one of whom was my grandfather John Joseph (Jack) Lee. As far as I can discover none of those 5 boys produced any direct male descendents other than me. I have just 2 children, as we now have birth control in this century. Both are girls, so it is the end of the Lee line from you James, sorry. Maybe your 6 brothers produced surviving male descendents. However, in the true spirit of the 21st Century, one of my daughters has kept her surname Lee for herself and for both of her offspring Benjamin and Eleanor.
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