Benjamin Lee

9 December 1859–4 January 1917 (Age 57)
Pinxton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Lee was born on 9 December 1859, in Pinxton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mathew Lee, was 49 and his mother, Harriott Rowe, was 37. He married Eliza Walvin in September 1883, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. He died on 4 January 1917, in Pinxton, Derbyshire, England, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Lee
Eliza Walvin
Marriage: September 1883
Ethel Mary Lee
Mabel Lee
John George Lee
Arthur W Lee

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Walvin


September 1883
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England


    Ethel Mary Lee


    Mabel Lee


    John George Lee



Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 21

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 45

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjam Lee in household of Matthew Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Benjamin Lee in household of Matthew Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Benjamin Lee in household of Matthew Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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