William Lea

15 August 1731–
Pebworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Lea was christened on 15 August 1731, in Pebworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Lea, was 35 and his mother, Alice Bragginton, was 39. He married Elizabeth Godfry on 5 January 1757, in Pebworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in his hometown.

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William Lea
Elizabeth Godfry
Marriage: 5 January 1757
George Lea Sr.
Mary Lea
Sarah Lea
William Lea
Sarah Lea
John Lea
James Lea
Joseph Lea
Sarah Lea

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Lee .2 Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name formed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + hardi ‘strong’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • William Lea in entry for Sarah Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm Lea in entry for Mary Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Lea in entry for Mary Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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