Ralph Lee, Lord of Langley
Ralph Lee was born about 1420.
Ralph Lee was the son of Petronilla, the sister of Edward, who were the children of Roger son of John son of John son of Reyner de la Lee.
Radulphus de Lee, Superstes 25 H. 6 (1461) et 13 E. 4. (1472). Obijt A, 19 E. 4 (~1481)
4 August 1439, Thomas Banastre of Hadnale, Esq, was bound by written obligation to Ralph Lee of Longeley, Esq, for £100 to be paid to Ralph by the feast of St Michael, Ralph grants that if he and his heirs peaonbly hold and enjoy all those lands and tenements, rents and services in the township of Biriton and a certain annual rent of 2/- which Thomas used to receive from John Stuche for lands and tenements which he held of Thomas in the township of Burghton near Allerton, with the services of the said John, meaning that Thomas and Elizabeth his wife by a certain deed have granted to Ralph to hold to him and the heirs of his body, as appears more fully in the deed, without disturbance, claim etc. from then or anyone, then the statute merchant shall have no force.
At Salop on the morrow of St. Michael in 18 Henry VI, [30 September, 1439], Sir Thomas Abbot of the Monastery of St Peter, Salop, granted to Ralph Lee, Lord of Langley, and his heirs, his cultures called Havekely lying between the townships of Ralph called Rokeley, and his manor of Langleye, and whatever elese he has there by the gift once made by the ancestors of Ralph, to hold to Ralph and his heirs of the Abbot and the Convent, and his successors at a fee farm, forever, in default the Abbot may distrain Ralph, and his heirs or successors and their tennants of Langley, Rockeley and Hotales or in the town of Salop or in the suburb called Foriet.
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].
Ralph Lee was Sheriff of Salop when John, lord Strange, knight, and lord of Knockin and of Mowghue [Marches of Wales] was a debtor, and a writ was issued which Ralph endorsed on 20 October 1461.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/160 & 161, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, Deeds - Shropshire, Acton Burnell Parish, LORDSHIP OF LANGLEY, HAWKSLEY, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/2f2f2e2c-3f40-4a65-80ef-d277c657a85b. 17 November 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Wrottesley 1905, p. 398
- ↑ Mead, 84-100
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: 1514/271, Catalogue of the Shropshire deeds and papers of the Smythe Family of Acton Burnell, Deeds - Shropshire, BERRINGTON, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/5cc39f2e-a862-4f55-97a3-290ebb598799. 17 November 2014
- ↑ The National Archives Website: Discovery: C 131/239/4, Chancery: Extents for Debts, Series I, Unexecuted writs; writs detached from their lost returns; writs de liberacione, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9553801. 17 November 2014
- 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.
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