Joseph Lee

1848–
Shepley, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Lee was born in 1848, in Shepley, Yorkshire, England, his father, Elliott Lee, was 25 and his mother, Jane Barrow, was 20. He lived in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1848 and Shepley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Elliott Lee
1823–1878
Jane Barrow
1828–1874
Joseph Lee
1848–
Ann Lee
1850–
Ben Lee
1853–
Mary Ann Lee
1857–
Emma Lee
1860–
William Lee
1862–
Alfred Lee
1864–
George Lee
1867–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 15

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 32

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

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)

  • Joseph Lee in household of Elliot Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Lee in household of Elliott Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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