Thomas Lee

about 1807–

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Lee was born about 1807, his father, Righteous Lee, was 37 and his mother, Penelope Cooper, was 27. He had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with Louisa Wharton. He lived in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lee
1807–
Louisa Wharton
1808–
Matilda Lee
1829–1901
Thomas Lee
1832–
Righteous Lee
1832–1888
Abraham Lee
1834–
Eva Lee
1836–
Charity Lee
1839–
Owen Lee
1839–
Isaiah Lee
1841–
Penelope/Pienna Lee
1843–
Rhoda Lee
1845–
Meshach Lee
1847–
Abraham Lee
1848–1929

Spouse and Children

children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    Righteous Lee

    Male1770–1827Male

    Penelope Cooper

    Female1780–Female

siblings

(10)

    Cinetta Lee

    Female1805–Female

    Male1807–Male

    William Lee

    Male1809–Male

    Mary Ann Lee

    Female1811–1897Female

    Pienna Lee

    Female1813–1897Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1815

Age 8

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 14

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1843

Age 36

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Lee in entry for George Lee, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • Thomas Lee in entry for Eve Lee, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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