John Lees

Brief Life History of John

When John Lees was born in 1862, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lees, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was 37. He married Alice Kent on 22 January 1885, in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Foxt, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 5 May 1934, in Ipstones, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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John Lees
Alice Kent
Marriage: 22 January 1885
Edith Leese
Thomas Leese
Frederick Leese
William Leese
Elizabeth Leese
John T Leese

Sources (4)

  • John Leese in household of Thomas Leese, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Leese, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Leese, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

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

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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