William Lea

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William Lea
1731–
Elizabeth Godfry
1731–1767
Marriage: 5 January 1757
George Lea Sr.
1757–
Mary Lea
1759–
Sarah Lea
1760–1760
William Lea
1761–1846
Sarah Lea
1762–1763
John Lea
1763–1763
James Lea
1765–1765
Joseph Lea
1765–1765
Sarah Lea
1766–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 January 1757
Pebworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Male1757–Male

    Mary Lea

    Female1759–Female

    Female1760–1760Female

    Male1761–1846Male

    Sarah Lea

    Female1762–1763Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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