Re: William Lee bn approx 1768
Posted by Judith on 9/8/2021, 2:29 pm, in reply to "Re: William Lee bn approx 1768"
Looked on the east devon tithe maps for Honiton, and it appears that William Lee owned the pub, the carpenters Arms, (Think it was on the junction of Dowell Street and the High Street). What is interesting is that there is a note, to say attached to the ffoeffes of honiton in connection with John lee decd. I looked up John lee and there is a will which names his wife Isabella Mary, and his brother William Lee. It would appear that John and Isabella were married in 1830 Honiton, and a son John born 1831 , mentioned in the will. Given that the tithe maps were issued in 1839, paperwork started before then so am thinking that this John lee is brother of your William. |
There is a "tree" on Ancestry, but it is wrong, they have cobbled together various bits, but given that the will was proved in 1835, he could not have been on the later census in Braunton, which is miles away.
There is also another John lee, who was married to Amy, he must have died in 1822, after making his will in 1821, she owned quite a lot of property, numbers 160-169,
William Lee owned Carpenters arms number 189 on the tithe map.
Would suggest you study the apportionments list for Honiton, look for the numbers I have provided and read the info, the owners are listed alphabetically. Could be that the John who died in 1822 was the father of both, but you need to find his marriage to Amy to establish that.
Only one Lee in Southleigh, and he was born in Farway.
suggest you draw a circle around Honiton and "do the little places too, Sidbury, Offwell Gittisham, all not far away.
Hope this makes sense! Best wishes