Mary Lees

25 January 1784–
Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lees was born on 25 January 1784, her father, Joseph Lees, was 42 and her mother, Mary Hudson, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lees
1742–1788
Mary Hudson
1751–1798
Alice Lees
1771–
Sarah Lees
1772–1773
Samuel Lees
1781–
Sarah Lees
1775–1838
Joseph Lees
1775–
Nancy Lees
1776–
Ann Lees
1778–
Mary Lees
1784–
Thomas Lees
1787–1847
William Lees
1788–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Alice Lees

    Female1771–Female

    Sarah Lees

    Female1772–1773Female

    Female1775–1838Female

    Male1775–Male

    Female1776–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 17

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 24

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee ( see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Lees, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Lees, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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