Richard Lees

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Lees was christened on 28 April 1771, in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lees, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Potter, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lees
1739–1782
Sarah Potter
1748–
Ann Lees
1767–1804
Sarah Lees
1769–
Richard Lees
1771–
William Lees
1771–1773
Thomas Lees
1773–
William Lees
1775–
Robert Lees
1777–1847
Ann Leese
1784–

Sources (2)

  • Richard Lees, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Lees, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

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World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

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.

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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