James Lee

about 1730–
Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

The Life of James

James Lee was born about 1730, in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. He married Margaret Chaffe on 12 July 1757, in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Lee
1730–
Margaret Chaffe
1731–1782
Marriage: 12 July 1757
Elizabeth Lee
1763–1847
John Lee
1767–
Margaret Lee
1775–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 July 1757
Buckfastleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Elizabeth Lee

    Female1763–1847Female

    John Lee

    Male1767–Male

    Margaret Lee

    Female1775–Female

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 22

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 24

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 40

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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)

  • James Lee in entry for Margaret Lee, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • James Lee in entry for John Lee, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • James Lee in entry for John Lee, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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