Dorothy Lee

17 April 1764–
Parkham, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Lee was christened on 17 April 1764, in Parkham, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Lee, was 31 and her mother, Mary Wise, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lee
1732–
Mary Wise
1742–
Dorothy Lee
1764–
Mary Lee
1765–1829

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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 (1)

  • Dorothy Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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