The Lee Family

Edward Arthur Lee

Birth: 1851, in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales

Baptism: 27 September 1851, in Llangattock Juxta Carleon, Monmouthshire, Wales

Father: John Edward Lee

Mother: Anne (Gravely) Lee

Education: Emmanuel College, Cambridge. B.A., 1876; M.A., 1882
The Cambridge Yearbook and Directory (1906) p415
Lee, Edward Arthur, Emmanuel. B.A., 1876; M.A., 1882. J.P. for Monmouthshire and Hampshire. Fowley, Liphook, Hants.

Married: Lucy Florence Maconchy on 15 June 1876, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England

Occupation: Magistrate and Ironmaster. Justice of the Peace for Monmouthshire and Hampshire.

Death: 27 February 1921, in Bath, Somerset, England, aged 69

Burial: 2 March 1921, in Bramshott, Hampshire, England

Will: proved on 10 June 1921, by Lucy Florence Lee, Edward Cornwall Lee, George Maconchy Lee and Norman Arthur Lee.

Census & Addresses:
1881: Coldra House, Christchurch, Monmouthshire
1907: Fowley, Liphook, Hampshire  (Winchester College Register (1907) p517)
1921: 27 Leadenhall Street, London (London Gazette 28 June 1921 p5186)


Edward Cornwall Lee

Birth: 18 June 1877, in Clareen, Torquay, Devon, England

Baptism: in Torquay, Devon, England

Father: Edward Arthur Lee

Mother: Lucy Florence (Maconchy) Lee

Education: Winchester College and University College, Oxford, obtaining a B.A. in 1901
Winchester College Register (1907) p517
LEE, EDWARD CORNWALL (E), b. 18 June, 1877, s. of Edward Arthur Lee, Esq., J.P. Fowley, Liphook, Hants, and Lucy Florence, his wife, 4th d. of Geo. Machoncy, Esq., of Torquay.
  Univ. Coll. Oxon 1896 [University XI. 1898] ?.A. 1901.  Address as above.

Married: Katharine Sybil Wilberforce on 16 August 1904, in Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, England, by Katharine's father, assisted by Albert Basil Orme Wilberforce, Archdeacon of Westminster. Katherine was born on 7 November 1876, at the Vicarage, Seaforth, Lancashire, and baptised on 17 December 1876, in Seaforth, the daughter of Rt Rev Ernest Roland Wilberforce and Emily Henrietta Maud (Conner) Wilberforce. Katherine died on 27 May 1969.

Notes: Edward played cricket for Oxford University, Hampshire and the MCC. A right-arm fast medium bowler, he played 85 first class matches between 1896 and 1909, taking 39 wickets at an average of 32.15, while scoring an average of 14.22 with the bat. In 1902, Edward toured the West Indies with R.A. Bennet's XI, playing in Bridgetown, Kingston, Port of Spain and Georgetown. In the 1902 MCC vs. Oxford University match, Edward played on the same team as the great WG Grace (going out for a duck)

Death: 16 June 1942, in Petersfield, Hampshire, England

Census & Addresses:
1881: Coldra House, Christchurch, Monmouthshire
1906: 70 Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London  (Royal Blue Book)
1930:  Lake House, Petersfield, Hampshire (London Gazette 8 August 1930 p4987)


George Maconchy Lee

Birth: 31 August 1878, in Llangibby, Monmouthshire, Wales

Father: Edward Arthur Lee

Mother: Lucy Florence (Maconchy) Lee

Education: Winchester College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Winchester College Register (1907) p527
LEE, GEORGE MACONCHY (C), b. 31 Aug., 1878, s. of Edward Arthur Lee, Esq., of Fowley, Liphook, Hants, and Lucy F. (née Maconchy), his wife.
  R.M.C. Sandhurst; 2nd Lieut. 2nd Batt. Royal Fusiliers 1898, Lieut. 1899, Capt. 1903. Home address as above.

Married: Kathleen Florence Macnaghten on 24 October 1908, in St Peters Eaton Square, London, England. Kathleen was the daughter of Col. Arthur William Macnaghten and Louisa (Howard) Macnaghten. Kathleen died on 13 April 1965.

Occupation: Army Officer. George served in the Royal Fusiliers, reaching the rank of Major. After graduating from Sandhurst, George was promoted from Gentleman Cadet to Second Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) on 7 May 1898 (London Gazette 6 May 1898 p2821). In 1899, George was with the 3rd Battallion, serving in Malta. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1899, and captain on 12 August 1903 (London Gazette 8 December 1903 p8115). On 25 June 1915, George was appointed a General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, at which time he is noted as being on the Reserve of Officers. George was awarded the Military Cross during the First World War, and was promoted to Brevet-Major in the Reserve of Officers on retired pay on 1 January 1918. He was made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Death: 18 March 1960

1881: Coldra House, Christchurch, Monmouthshire


Norman Arthur Lee

Birth: 1881, in Newport district, Monmouthshire, Wales

Father: Edward Arthur Lee

Mother: Lucy Florence (Maconchy) Lee

Occupation: Poultry Farmer

1930: Nately Hatch, Hook, Hampshire (London Gazette 8 August 1930 p4987)


Sybil Ernestine (Lee, Morris) Ballance

Birth: 30 January 1909, in Paddington district, London, England

Father: Edward Cornwall Lee

Mother: Katharine Sybil (Wilberforce) Lee

Married (1st): Guy Phillip Ussher Morris in 1935, in Petersfield district, Hampshire, England. Guy was born on 29 January 1906. He was a commander in the Royal Navy, and died in action in the Mediterranean on 25 November 1941, aged 36, serving on H.M.S. Barham, which was sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of over two thirds of her crew, some 861 seamen. Guy was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and he is memorialised at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 45, column 1)

Frank Arthur Ballance
Frank Arthur Ballance
Married (2nd): Frank Arthur Ballance in 1972. Frank was born on 16 November 1902, in Finchley, Middlesex, the son of Sydney Archibald Ballance and Lilian Bessie (Crawford) Ballance. He was first married to Marie Arundell Maitland on 21 June 1930. Frank was an officer in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Rear-Admiral, and was made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order on 14 November 1944 "for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy" (London Gazette 14 November 1944 p5214). Frank died on 6 February 1978, at Malthouse Cottage, Rogate, Sussex, aged 75.

Death: 18 April 1998, in Portsmouth district, Hampshire, England

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