Benjamin Lees

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Lees was born in 1749, his father, John Lees, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Marland, was 31. He died on 15 February 1832, at the age of 83.

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John Lees
1714–1796
Sarah Marland
1718–1788
Jonathan Lees
1733–
Elizabeth Lees
1739–
Joseph Lees
1742–1788
Sally Lees
1770–
Elizabeth Lee
–1824
Mary Lees
1736–
Samuel Lees
1737–1811
John Lees
1743–
Joseph Lees
1743–1744
James Lees
1745–
Martha Lees
1745–
Jane Lees
1745–
Joseph Lees
1747–1816
Benjamin Lees
1749–1832
Jonathan Lees
1752–
Hanna Lees
1755–
Ann Lees
1757–
Sally Lees
1768–
Mary Lees
1770–
Peggy Lees
1773–
George Lees
1776–1776
Joseph Lees
1777–1816
Richard Lees
1779–
Ann Lees
1781–
Anna Lees
1784–
Saml. Lees
1785–

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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.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    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

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

    Name Meaning

    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).

    English: habitational name fromLeece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from OldEnglish lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural oflēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably namedwith a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall, court, the principalhouse in a district’.

    English: variant of Leece 1.

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

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