Mead in his history of the Lee family pubished in 1868, was unable to discover the last name of Petronilla, the wife of Robert Lee of Langley in Shropshire. although he found references to her in charters dated 11 Henry IV, 17 Henry VI, and 20 Henry VI.  However, Petronilla's son Ralph Lee in 1458/9 [37 Henry VI], said his mother Petronilla was the daughter of Roger son of John son of John son of Reyner de la Lee. ,
Robert and Petronilla had children:
- Ralph Lee; Radulphus de Lee, living 25 Henry VI (1461) and 13 Edward IV (1472). died, 19 Edward IV (~1481)
Robert Lee lord of Roden and his wife Petronilla on 11 November 1406 [Thursday on the feast of St. Martin 8 Henry IV], at Longeley, exchanged a meadow in Rukley for a meadow in the demesne of Longley with Ista Harreley and her son John.
On 10 December 1408 [Monday before the feast of St. Lucy 10 Henry IV], Robert Lee lord of Rodon and Petronilla his wife leased to John Hugyns and his wife the manor of Staunton on Hyneheth with all it lands etc, except the ponds and the conynger and pleas and perquisites of the lord's court of his tenants there, to hold to John and his wife for the life of both, witnessed by Robert Corbert, Thomas Neuport, Robert Lee of Ofyton and others.
On 7 April 1417 [Wednesday after Palm Sunday 5 Henry V], John Betton of Salop released and quitclaimed to Robert Lee of Longeley and Petronilla his wife all claim in the land lying in the fields of Rokeley near Longeley which he gave to Robert and Petronilla.
Robert Lee, esq, Lord of Roodon, made his will on 30 October, 1435, asking to be buried in a tomb in the parish church of Byryton, and left 6/8 to each of his executors, Richard Hord and Richard Rector of Acton Burnell, with the residue to Petronilla, his wife, to marry Anne his daughter.
Robert Lee, esq, Lord of Roodon, died before 14 March 1435/6, when his will proved before Thomas Haywode, and Bishop William, Sequestrator and Comissary General of the Church of the College of St Chad, Salop.
In 37 Henry VI [1 September 1458-31 August 1459], Ralph Lee, the son of Petronilla daughter of Roger son of John son of John son of Reyner de la Lee sued Roger Corbet, of Moreton, for land in Staunton-upon-Hynhithe, which Philip de Wystantowe had given to John son of John son of Reyner de la Lee and the heirs of his body in the time of Edward II [1307-1327].
"Rogerus Lee, son and heir, first lord of Langley. Marries Johanna, daughter and heiress of Edward Burnell. Being the eldest son of Robert Lee, he succeeds to most of the property on the paternal side, and his issue forms the direct line, or first branch, of the family. He also marries an heiress, by whom he obtains the Langley Estate, situated in Shropshire."
Edward, the son of William Burnel, married Margaret, the daughter of Reginald de Leyghe, on 10 January 1328/9 at Longeleys in Shropshire, (as they were to live with their respective father's for 4 years one, or both of them, was probably underage).
Confusion re Johanna's father, Edward Burnel
- Joanna's father, Edward Burnel, is NOT the Edward mentioned in the parliamentary writs of Edward II, as the son and heir of Philip Burnell, who was summoned to parliament as a baron in 1316, and held lands in fourteen counties. The evidence to discount this is:
- Sir Edward Burnel, son of Sir Philip Burnel, was born in 1286, his mother Maud Fitz Alan was the sister of Richard Earl of Arundel, who on 1302 petitioned the king and council for remedy as her late husband held socages and burgages in various counties when he died, and she ought to have them for the upbringing of Edward, Philip's son, who was under age, but the king had retained the properties.
- Edward Burnel, son of Philip Burnel, was married to Aline Despenser, the daughter of Hugh, who was living a widow In 1321, when she petitioned the King, that she might have for the term of her life, for a reasonable fine, the manor of Marley, which she purchased from Hugh Despenser the father without permission and which the escheator had seized.,
- Edward died childless at Thirnyngg in Norfolk on 22 August 9 Edward II [1315/6], and his sister Maud the widow of John Lovel was his heir.
- On 10 July 14 Edward III , Edward Burnell, Lord of Longleley, was one of the witnesses to an agreement for the division of the woods and commons of the manor of Smethcote reached between the Lady Aline Burnell, widow of Edward Burnell, of the manor of Smethcote under the Longmynd, who held one third of the manor in dower of Lord John de Handle, with the other people who held shares of that manor, ie, William de Smethcote; and John de Acton Scot and Rchard, son of Richard Tristremheld; the other witnesses included Sir William de Erchalewe, Sir Roger Corbett de Cause, and John du Lee, Lord of Biriton.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/529, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, FAMILY MORTGAGES, MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS & WILLS, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/28f436fc-c81e-4505-8b81-254d898c8a65. 7 November 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/237, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, LORDSHIP OF LANGLEY, RUCKLEY, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/33f47e8b-8e96-4394-ac04-e4f5d912b605. 7 November 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/239, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, LORDSHIP OF LANGLEY, RUCKLEY, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/6773ac8c-910f-433c-9d9f-0a88d8b1d0e3. 7 November 2014
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/473, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, Deeds - Shropshire, STANTON-on-HINEHEATH, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/08d7ef7e-9859-4d7d-a66e-aa382314a025. 16 November 2014
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Mead 1868, p. 35, accessed 11 May 2014, amb
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Mead 1868, pp. 84-100, number 11
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Wrottesley 1905, p. 398
- ↑ Note on Petronilla Lee: Said by John D Newport at Ancestry.com to be daughter of Roger Lee and his second wife, Joanna Burnell, and to have married her half-brother. (Still looking for confirmation. amb)
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/177, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, LORDSHIP OF LANGLEY, HOTHALES http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/39f8ac98-b3d8-454e-a30d-ea9b246572bd. 7 November 2014
- ↑ The Deputy Keeper of the Records, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other Analogous Documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol III Edward I, (London: His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, 1912), accessed 22 September 2014, https://archive.org/stream/cu31924011387812#page/n161/mode/2up pp.116-26. Abstract No 194 Philip Burnell alias Burnel.
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: SC 8/52/2570, PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9062785, 6 November 2014.
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: SC 8/313/E63, PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9529114, 6 November 2014. The original document can be viewed online.
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: SC 8/195/9741B, PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9295629, 5 November 2014.
- ↑ The Deputy Keeper of the Records, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other Analogous Documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V Edward II, (London: His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, 1908), accessed 23 September 2014, https://archive.org/stream/cu31924011387838#page/n417/mode/2up pp.390-4. Abstract No 611 Edward Burnel alias Bernel.
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: 2922/10/3/1/1-2, Manor of Smethcote, MANORIAL RECORDS. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/a0d4eba8-d9a0-4d20-a4b7-fb97f19313d1, 5 November 2014.
Mead, Edward C, eds. Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland. New York: Richardson and Company, 1868. Accessed: 16 November 2014. https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n11/mode/2up.
- Edward Campbell Mead, Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (Google eBook). University Publishing Company, 1871.
- Hugh M. Thomas, The English and the Normans : Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066-c.1220 (Google eBook). Oxford University Press, Apr 10, 2003. amb
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