Richard LEE 
- Born: Abt 1627, , , Ireland
- Marriage: Unknown
Another name for Richard was LIE, LEIGH, LEY, LAY.
Ancestral File Number: 152K-3R6.
Sources, Comments and Notes:
Source <Record of the Descendents of John and Elizabeth Bull, Early Settlers in ...> Par James Henry Bull:
""From good authority" (quoted from Gilbert Cope of West Chester, Pennsylvania), "it would appear that three brothers, Peter, John, and George Hunter, came from Ireland. From Ireland I obtained the statement that Peter Hunter, son of John and Anne., born 29th of 2nd mo. 1650, at East Collingforth in the parish of Owen, Yorkshire, came into Ireland the year following and took to wife Jane Lee, born 14th of 4th mo. 1653, daughter of Richard Lee, on the 6th of 11th mo. 1679. This Peter Hunter became a Friend or Quaker, and the above is from their records. I have a copy of the certificate which he brought from Friends in the County Wicklow in 1710. His brother John came about 1722, was born about 1667, and was about 23 years old at the date of the Battle of the Boyne."
Source <History of Wilkinson County [Georgia]> Par Meyer Davidson, M. D.,Victor Davidson:
"Col. Richard Lee, of Virginia, is the beginning of the Lee family in America. Genealogists so far have been unable to determine who his father was, but it is generally supposed that he was from the Irish Thomas Lee family, who went from England to Ireland in the latter part of the sixteenth century. It is known, however, from his coat of arms that he was from the "Conton" branch of the family.
Col. Richard Lee married Ann Hancock and to them were born eight children, namely: Richard (born 1647 and died 1714), from whom is directly descended Gen. Robert E. Lee; John: Francis; William; Elizabeth; Charles, and Hancock (born 1653). ..."
Is there a connection with those Richard ? :
Source <English Origins of American Colonists, p. English Origins of AMERICAN COLONISTS [p.1] CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. [p.82] CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. BY J. HENRY LEA AND J. R. HUTCHINSON. page 88>:
"Will of FRANCIS FOSTER of Grafton Regis, co. Northampton, dated 10 Jan., 1640-41. Being very sick and weak in body...
Witnesses: Richard Lee, Francis Wright, Peter Browne. Proved 13 Feb., 1640-41, Inventory taken 1 Feb., 1640-41, by Francis Butler, Francis Wright and Richard Lee. Sum total, £189-10-0. (Northants Wills, S. 2., 1636-40, f. 285.)"
English Origins of American Colonists, p. English Origins of AMERICAN COLONISTS [p.1] CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. CLUES FROM ENGLISH ARCHIVES CONTRIBUTORY TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. BY J. HENRY LEA AND J. R. HUTCHINSON page 93 Will of RICHARD KEMPE of Kich-neck in the Collonie of virginia, Esquire, sick and weake, dated 4 Jan., 1649. My wife Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth my Executrycs of whole estate in Virginia and all moneys due in England by Accompte and all proceeds of Tob: shiped this yeare...
Witnesses: Richard lee, Edmunde Kempe. Proved at London, 6 December, 1656, by Elizabeth Lunsford als Kempe, relict and one of the Executrices named, Elizabeth Kempe, the daughter and Ralfe wormley the other Exors: being both deceased. (P.C.C. Berkley, 455.)
Source : http://www.ireland-information.com/heraldichall/gm.htm :
"The name Lee in Ireland is derived from either Anglo settlers or from native Gaelic Septs who adopted Lee as the anglicized form of their name. Gaelic Septs who did this include the O'Laoidhigh and Mac an Leagha Septs based in the Provinces of Connaught and Munster respectively."
Source <Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary> Par J. Kent McGaughy:
"... As John Lee's business grow, so did his family. At the time of John Lee's death in 1629, he had three surviving sons:John |r. (b. 1616). Richard (b. 1618). and Thomas (b. 1622). In 1639, ten years after the elder John's death, Jane Lee passed away and loft her small estate to her three boys. In her will. Jane Lee Stipulated that her brother, Thomas Hancock, would retain control of each son's inheritance until his twenty-fourth birthday. This mandate made the Lee boys wards of Thomas Hancock, and this arrangement soon proved beneficial for all parties concerned. ..."
(His he our Richard ?]
"Richard Henry Lee
Naissance : 1613, Cambridgeshire, England
Baptême : 22 Mar 1616, Worchester St Mar,Worchestershire,Eng
Décès : 1664
Enterrement : Cobbs Hall Cem,, Northumberland, VA
Father: John Lee 1591-1630
Mother: Elizabeth Bendy 1591-Décédé(e
Marriage: BEF 1640 Of, North Cumberland, Virginia: Ann Constable Owen 1615-1706
[Is he the father of Jane LEE :/ HUNTER ?]