LEE, John (1695-1761), of Riseley, Beds.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 1754
1754 - Nov. 1761

Family and Education

b. 8 May 1695, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Lee, 2nd Bt., of Hartwell House, Bucks., and bro. of Sir George Lee.  m. (1) 5 July 1739, Constance (or Charlotte), (d. 12 July 1740), da. of Adm. Sir Thomas Hardy, s.p.; (2) Mary, da. of John Browne of Riseley, Beds., 2s.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1717; capt. army 1720; lt.-col. 1735; capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1736; res. c.1745.


Lee was returned for Newport by Humphry Morice, brother-in-law of Sir George Lee. Shortly before his return Sir George Lee tried to obtain a place for him from Newcastle,1 and when George went back into opposition John followed him and voted against the Address, 13 Nov. 1755. By 1761 he was back with Administration.  He died in November 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Add. 32735, f. 68.