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Robert Lee (abt. 1604 - 1663)

Robert Lee
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1624 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Robert Lee migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Work-In-Progress @ 24 Sep 2019

Robert Lee married Mary Atwood at Plymouth, Massachusetts. [1] [2] Robert and Mary Lee had the following known children:

  • Mary Lee, b. 1626, Plymouth; m. Lieut. John Howland (Jr.) (b. 24 Feb 1626/7) He removed from Plymouth to Barnstable, Massachusetts and they had ten children.
  • Ann, b. aft 1626; m. Bass

Research Notes
Other primary source text reviewed for Lee Family of Barnstable without any searchable results:

(1) Johnson, Lennart Eben, PhD.: "Barnstable Town Records"; Published 2007. Part 'A' of source transcribed 2003. E-book available in the public domain at:

Side Note on Barnstable Town Records: Vol. 1 by L. E. Johnson, PhD.: "The oldest extant copy of the Barnstable Town Records is a 1736 transcription in the custody of the Office of Town Clerk, Barnstable, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 02601." Dr. Johnson continues to explain: "...regarding 17th c. Barnstable, it transcribes the selected town records from 1643 through 1714..." He also explains that the 17th c. town records were "culled" by those requested to "bring forth" older records into new volumes. [3] Refer to the 'Forward' section for further explanation and discussion.

(2) Otis, Amos (1801-1875); "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families";


  1. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850; Published by NEHGS, 2001-2016; (Online db:,; Barnstable Vital Records V1, p. 32. (John Howland (Jr.) (Plymouth) married Mary Lee, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable.)link for subscribers
  2. NEHGS: "New England Marriages to 1700"; 2008, Boston, Massachusetts. online db link for subscribers
  3. See Johnson, pg. ii-iii.

Gedcom uploads by: Tracy Conrad Rena Donze Christopher Lee Sandra Johnson Primary sources and supporting text by direct descendant Johnson-43462

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Thank you, Leigh Anne!
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hello. This profile is an old gedcom upload which hasn't been reformatted since a merge abt 2014. Because I'm a direct ancestor I'm going to 'step-in' and 'clean it up' per the Profile Improvement Project goals.
Hi Leigh Ann, I see there remains a "work in progress" here. Are you still progressing?  :-) Or shall we remove the note?


FYI: "Mary Lee, dau. of Robert and Mary Lee: he was of Plymouth, 1636; freem. 3 Jan. 1637. From: Patterson, David Williams. The Patterson Family Descended from James Patterson of Scotland. Newark Valley, Tioga, New York: Unknown, 1906. Page 12 chart. Find book on-line


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