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There were two Richard Lee's who married at Calverley in the period 1686-94, and two John Lee's baptised there in 1695-96. One had a family at Tyersall and the other at Idle Park, both at that time in Calverley parish. So whilst it is likely that John Lee (who lived at Eccleshill) was the son of Richard Lee, it cannot (as yet) be said of which one.
Further back, there was a Grant (in 1393) by John de Lee (son of Richard de Lee of Pudsay) to Sir John de Esseholt (Vicar of Calverley), John de Banke (Chaplain) and William Attewell (of Pudesay) of all his lands etc in Pudsay which he had of the Grant of Sir Robert David (Vicar of Bristoll [Birstal?]).
There was a Grant (in 1480) by Dennis Sharop and John Topcliff to William Ley (son of John Ley of Aketon) and Joan (his wife), and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Jon Ley (of Pudsey), of the reversion of the tenements in Pudsey, held for life by John Ley of Pudsey, viz a messuage and land occupied by Robert Wroos and other lands described by reference to the holdings of Thomas Rothelay, Robert Skynner, Simon Lumby (Abbot of Kirkestall), William Calverley and places called Hollowscoles, Tolyntoftes, le Toftfeld, le Ingedoles, Ingedole syke, Colyrode, Colyrode Inge, Southrodeholme, Fyre Ryg Inge, the stream Tongbroke, Qwaywellrode, and appointment of John Stutheley and Hugh Applyerd to deliver seisin.
[LEEE621] John Lee (born 1696), a clothier of Eccleshill, married (at Bradford, 15th April 1718) [MOSL622] Martha Mosley (born 1688, see MOSLEY). They had four children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:
[LEEE631] William (baptised 22nd February 1718-19), married Hannah Crabtree, see later;
Richard (baptised 30th April 1721), died (age 6 months) at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 26th October 1721);
John (baptised 9th December 1722), married Ann Smith;
Mary (baptised 23rd January 1725-26), died (age 4 years) at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 8th September 1730).
Martha died at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 26th July 1763), and John died at Eccleshill also (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 25th November 1772).
[LEEE631] William Lee (born 1719), a clothier of Eccleshill, married (at Bradford, 24th December 1741) [CRAB632] Hannah Crabtree (born 1721, see CRABTREE (1)). They had seven children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:
Joseph (baptised 17th October 1742), married Damaris Keighley;
William (baptised 10th February 1744-45), married Mary Reyner;
John (baptised 12th June 1748), married Peggy Thompson;
Moses (baptised 29th July 1750), married Hannah Roberts;
Hannah (baptised 3rd October 1756);
James (baptised 1st July 1759), married Mercy Jennings;
[LEEE641] Matthew (baptised 7th March 1762), married Sally Kitson, see later.
William died at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 15th October 1763), and Hannah died at Eccleshill also (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 18th August 1792).
[LEEE641] Matthew Lee (born 1762), a clothier of Eccleshill, married (at Bradford, 6th December 1784) [KITS642] Sally Kitson (born 1762, see KITSON), witnessed by James Whitley and Samuel Yeadon (parish clerk). They had ten children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:
Betty (baptised 19th June 1785);
[LEEE651] William (baptised 18th March 1787), married Mary Baxter, see later;
John (baptised 1st March1789), married Sarah Buttler;
Sally (baptised 5th June 1791), married Joseph Long;
Hannah (baptised 2nd September 1795), died (age 38) at Eccleshill (buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 18th June 1834);
Matthew (baptised 17th September 1797), married Nancy Booth;
Mary (baptised 16th April 1800), married Thomas Thornton;
Joseph (baptised 26th June 1805), died (age 6 months) at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 8th December 1805);
Moses (baptised 20th May 1808), died (age 10 weeks) at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 9th August 1808).
Sally died (age 80, of apoplexy) at Eccleshill (26th October 1842, buried at Eccleshill, Wesleyan, 30th October 1842), and Matthew (latterly clothier and shoemaker) died (age 84, of “old age”) at Eccleshill also (13th September 1845, buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 17th September 1845).
[LEEE651] William Lee (born 1787), a clothier, married (at Bradford, 8th August 1808) [BAXT652] Mary Baxter (born 1790, see BAXTER), witnessed by Sarah Baxter (parish clerk) and Samuel Hair.
Bradford St. Peter
(now the Cathedral)
(10 July 1997)
They had (at least) three children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:
John (baptised 1st July 1809), married Ann Graham;
[LEEE661] James (baptised 28th May 1812), married Hannah Rhodes, see later;
Mary (baptised 17th June 1814), married Benjamin Dobson.
There is no further reference to William after he witnessed the marriage of his wife’s brother, James Baxter (September 1814). Many years later, Mary married 2. Charles Longbottom. They had one child at Eccleshill:
Simeon Baxter LONGBOTTOM (born 19th October 1833, baptised at Bradford, 8th December 1833), married Ann Irish.
Mary died (age 72, of exhaustion from long-continued spasmodic vomiting) at Eccleshill (26th July 1863, though shown buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan 23rd July 1863), and was survived by Charles who died (age 75) at Eccleshill (buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 24th November 1875).
[LEEE661] James Lee (born 1812), a woollen slubber, married (at Shipley, St. Paul, 12th September 1836) [RHOD662] Hannah Rhodes (born 1813, see RHODES), witnessed by Thomas Charnock and Christiana Rhodes (daughter of Hannah's uncle John).
Shipley St. Paul
Shipley St. Paul
They had seven children, six of them girls, as follows:
Eliza (born at Eccleshill, 1837), died (age 4 days) at Eccleshill (buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 3rd March 1837);
[LEEE671] Epaphras (born at Eccleshill, 28th March 1838, baptised at Bradford, 20th May 1838), married 1. Mary Metcalf; then 2. Elizabeth White, see later;
Jane (born at Eccleshill, baptised at Bradford, 20th January 1841), died (age 22, of scrofulous abscesses on the neck) at Calverley Bridge (25th October 1863, buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 28th October 1863);
Mary Ann (born at Eccleshill, 1844), married John William Best;
Elizabeth (born at Rodley, 1st June 1846), died (age 19, of phthisis from scrofulous abscesses) at Calverley Bridge (7th June 1865, buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 10th June 1865);
Martha (born at Calverley Bridge, December 1850), married Henry Myers;
Emma Caroline (born at Calverley Bridge, 10th April 1853), married Amos Kendall Wilkinson.
James died (age 47, of erysipelas and meningitis) at Calverley Bridge (22nd May 1859, buried at Eccleshill Wesleyan, 24th May 1859). Hannah moved to Armley about 1865. probably at the same time as her son Epaphras. She died (age 66, of phthisis) at Armley (1st April 1879, buried at St. Bartholomew, 3rd April 1879).
[LEEE671] Epaphras Lee (born 1838) moved with his parents from Eccleshill to Calverley Bridge (about 1845), at about the same time as another Eccleshill family moved to nearby Rodley, Nathan and Hannah Armitage. The two families were presumably close friends, and indeed Nathan was the informant when Epaphras’s father died (1859). Nathan’s son John married (at Leeds, St Peter, 22nd June 1861) Margaret Rushworth, and the two witnesses were Mary Metcalf (Margaret’s cousin) and Epaphras. It is therefore easy to see how Epaphras came to know Mary Metcalf, a girl from Armley.
Leeds St. Peter
Epaphras (a slubber, said to be of Armley) married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 1st September 1861) 1. [METC672] Mary Metcalf (born 1842, see METCALF), witnessed by William Cromack Hirst and Ann Waterhouse (William's bride-to-be).
For a while they continued to live at Calverley Bridge, before moving (about 1865) to Armley (where John and Margaret Armitage lived). Epaphras and Mary had eleven children (no trace of any having been baptised):
James (born at Calverley Bridge, 1862), married Elizabeth Annie Kay;
Jane Elizabeth (born at Armley, 1866), married Henry Lambert;
Mary Ann (born at Armley, 1868), married Josiah Bannister;
John Rhodes (born at Armley, 1870), married Mary Barker;
Sarah (born at Armley, 1872), died (age 11 weeks) at Armley (buried at St. Bartholomew, 30th July 1872);
[LEEE681] Arthur (born at Armley, 23rd March 1878), married Eliza Vose, see later;
Orlando Lambert (born at Armley, 18th March 1880), died (age 1 year) at Armley (buried at St. Bartholomew, 23rd August 1881);
Fred (born at Armley, 17th July 1883), married Emily Worth nee Carpenter.
Orlando Lambert’s birth was registered as simply “Orlando”, son of “Ezra” and Mary, but was more likely to have been an illegitimate child of Epaphras’s daughter Jane Elizabeth, who married Henry Lambert (1888). Fred (1883) may also have been an illegitimate child of Jane Elizabeth. Mary died (age 48, of bronchitis following prolonged fatty degeneration of the heart) at Armley (16th January 1891, buried at St. Bartholomew, 19th January 1891). Nine months later Epaphras (a mill hand of Armley) married 2. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 10th October 1891) Elizabeth White (declared as daughter of George Ely, but she was his step-daughter), witnessed by Elizabeth Austin and Henry Myers (Epaphras's brother-in-law). Epaphras died (age 73, of inflammation of the heart lining, narrowing of the arteries and gangrene of the right toes) at Bosnia Street, Armley, (30th August 1911, buried at St. Bartholomew, 2nd September 1911). His second wife Elizabeth died (age 76, of acute diarrhoea and exhaustion) at the Workhouse (16th June 1916, buried at New Wortley Cemetery, 20th June 1916). Epaphras’s various occupations included: slubber, woollen scribbling overlooker, machine cleaner, woollen mill fettler and (latterly) yeast hawker. In the 1908 Kelly's Directory he was shown as being a shopkeeper at 1 Bosnia Street.
[LEEE681] Arthur Lee (born 1878, son of Epaphras & Mary), a warehouseman of Armley, married (at Hunslet, Register Office, 7th June 1902) [VOSE582] Eliza Vose (born 1880, see VOSE), a printer’s folder, witnessed by Alfred Vose (Eliza's father) and Mary Ann Smith. Throughout their married life they lodged either with Arthur's married sister Anne, or with Eliza's parents. At the 1911 Census they were living at 32 Armley Road, Leeds, and Arthur was a labourer at an iron foundry. Eliza was helping run the Dining Rooms business with her father and step-mother. They had three children:
Elizabeth (born at 5 Smeaton Terrace, Hunslet, 28th June 1902, baptised 3 August 1902 at Hunslet, St Jude), died (age 5 months) at Armley (10th November 1902, buried at St. Bartholomew, 12th November 1902);
[LEEE691] Alfred (born at East Leeds, 1st March 1904, baptised at Leeds, St. Hilda, 13th April 1904),
|Leeds St. Hilda Church
(23 September 2008)
|Leeds St. Hilda Church|
married Florence Shepherd, see later;
Nellie (born at Armley, 8th October 1914, baptised at Armley, St. Dunstan, 15th November 1914), never married, died (age 79) at Leeds (17th August 1994, cremated at Rawdon, 22nd August 1994).
In 1911 the family moved to Armley Road, Armley, which had dining rooms attached, though shortly afterwards they moved to Abbott Terrace. Arthur (then a builder’s labourer) died (age 39) at Wakefield (5th April 1917, buried at Hill Top Cemetery, Leeds, 9th April 1917), followed not long after by Eliza, who died (age 44) at Hunslet (22nd December 1924, buried at Hill Top Cemetery, Leeds, 27th December 1924).
[LEEE691] Alfred Lee (born 1904) married (at Stanningley, St. Thomas, 2nd February 1929) [SHEP692] Florence Shepherd (born 1899, see SHEPHERD), witnessed by Alice Dockray (Florence's cousin) and Harold Poppy.
Stanningley St. Thomas
They had three children at Armley:
Donald Percy (born 17th November 1929), died (age 6 months) at Armley (buried at Hill Top Cemetery, 24th May 1930);
[LEEE702] Margery (born 23rd April 1931, baptised at St. Bartholomew, 20th May 1931), married Maurice George Boddy, see later;
Brian Shepherd (born 24th November 1939) married (at Newcastle Cathedral, 4th September 1965) Diane Stephenson Topping. Brian died (age 80), in Cleveland, 7th December 2019, cremated at Middlesbrough, 23rd December 2019).
Alfred died (age 47) at
Wakefield (23rd December 1951);
[LEEE702] Margery Lee (born 1931, daughter
of Alfred), a comptometer operator,
married (at Armley, St. Bartholomew, 17th April 1954)
[BODD702] Maurice George Boddy
(born 1932), a railway train controller
(see MAURICE GEORGE BODDY).
Margery died (age 84) at York Hospital (11th March 2016, cremated at York, 1st April 2016)
Matthew Lee = Sally Kitson
1841 Census 1295/5-26 Eccleshill, Stoney Lane Matthew LEE 80 shoemaker Sarah LEE 80
Charles Longbottom = Mary Lee nee Baxter
1841 Census 1295/4-40 Eccleshill, Town Gate Charles LONGBOTTOM 40 clothier Mary LONGBOTTOM 50 Simeon Longbottom 7 1851 Census 2312-467 Eccleshill, Town Street Charles LONGBOTTOM H M 51 clothier Eccleshill Mary LONGBOTTOM W M 60 Eccleshill Simeon Longbottom S - 17 clothier Eccleshill 1861 Census 3343-126 Eccleshill, 8 Bell Vue Charles LONGBOTTOM H M 61 wln h.l.w Eccleshill Mary LONGBOTTOM H M 71 woollen spinner Eccleshill 1871 Census 4503-31 Eccleshill, 6 Belle Vue Simeon Longbottom H M 37 Eccleshill Ann Longbottom W M 37 Fewston and family including : Charles LONGBOTTOM F M 70 pensioner Eccleshill
James Lee = Hannah Rhodes
1841 Census 1295/4-47 Eccleshill, Chapel Street James LEE 25 wool slubber Hannah LEE 25 Epaphras Lee 3 Jane Lee 3m 1851 Census 2313-44 Calverley, Calverley Bridge James LEE H M 39 slubber (woollen) Eccleshill Hannah LEE W M 38 Manningham Epaphras Lee S - 13 carder feeder woollen Eccleshill Jane Lee D - 10 Eccleshill Mary Ann Lee D - 7 Eccleshill Elizabeth Lee D - 4 Eccleshill Martha Lee D - 3m Calverley Bridge 1861 Census 3345-39 Calverley, Calverley Bridge Hannah LEE H W 48 w.c.burler Manningham Epaphras Lee S U 23 wln slubber Eccleshill Jane Lee D U 20 filler Eccleshill Mary Lee D - 17 filler Eccleshill Elizabeth Lee D - 14 filler Rodley Martha Lee D - 11 piecer Calverley Bridge Emma Lee D - 7 scholar Calverley Bridge 1871 Census 4539-10 Armley, Wortley Road, Atkinson's Cottages Hannah LEE H W 58 - Manningham Mary Ann Lee D U 27 warper woollen Eccleshill Emma Lee D - 17 warper woollen Calverley Annie Lee G/D - 6 scholar Calverley James Lee G/S - 9 scholar Calverley 1881 Census 4509-54 Armley, 5 Akeroyd Square Henry Myers H M 32 coal & ironstone miner Armley Martha Myers W M 30 Calverley and family, plus Mary Ann Lee Lr U 37 wln warper Eccleshill
Epaphras Lee = Mary Metcalf
1871 Census 4536-65 Leeds, Armley, 2 Cayton Street Epaphras LEE H M 39 wln scribbling overlooker Eccleshill Mary LEE W M 29 Leeds Jane E Lee D - 4 scholar Leeds Mary A Lee D - 3 Leeds John R Lee S - 1 Leeds 1881 Census 4508-91 Leeds, Armley, 48 Town Street Epaphras LEE H M 43 fetler (wln mill) Eccleshill Mary LEE W M 40 Armley James Lee S U 19 coal miner Calverley Annie Lee D - 16 fettler (wln mill) Calverley Jane E Lee D - 14 cropping winder Armley Mary Ann Lee D - 13 scholar Armley John Rhodes Lee S - 11 scholar Armley Isaac Lee S - 7 scholar Armley Squire Lee S - 5 scholar Armley Arthur Lee S - 3 Armley 1891 Census 3681-150 Armley, 2 Barnsbee's Yard Epaphras LEE H W 53 wln fettler Eccleshill John R Lee S S 20 coal miner Leeds Isaac Lee S - 17 coal miner Leeds Squire Lee S - 15 wln cloth dresser Leeds Arthur Lee S - 13 scholar Leeds Fred Lee S - 7 scholar Leeds
Epaphras Lee = Elizabeth White nee Turner
1901 Census 4208-8 Wortley, 4 Jessop Row Epaphras LEE H M 63 yeast hawker Bradford Elizabeth LEE W M 60 Leeds James Wm White S/L W 25 dairyman general carrier Leeds Arthur Lee S S 23 forge labourer Leeds Fred Lee S - 17 forge labourer Leeds Lily White G/D - 1 Leeds 1911 Census Armley, 1 Bosnia Street Epaphras LEE H M 73 hawker & smallware dealer Bradford Elizabeth LEE W M 71 York Liley White G/D - 12 scholar Leeds
Arthur Lee = Eliza Vose
1911 Census Armley, 32 Armley Road Alfred Vose H M 56 dining rooms proprietor Rainhill LAN Elizabeth Jane Vose W M 56 house wife Newton le Willows LAN William Vose S S 25 house painter as required East Leeds Phoebe Lucy Vose V* S 42 assistant in business Rainhill [* Alfred's sister] Arthur LEE S/L M 33 labourer iron foundry Armley Eliza LEE D M 30 assistant Rainhill LAN Alfred Lee G/S - 7 East Leeds
Alfred Lee = Florence Shepherd
1911 Census Armley, 32 Armley Road Alfred Vose H M 56 dining rooms proprietor Rainhill LAN Elizabeth Jane Vose W M 56 house wife Newton le Willows LAN William Vose S S 25 house painter as required East Leeds Phoebe Lucy Vose V* S 42 assistant in business Rainhill [* Alfred's sister] Arthur Lee S/L M 33 labourer iron foundry Armley Eliza Lee D M 30 assistant Rainhill LAN Alfred LEE G/S - 7 East Leeds