LEE, Thomas II (c.1661-1702), of Hartwell, nr. Aylesbury, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1698 - 7 Feb. 1699
Feb. 1701
Dec. 1701

Family and Education

b. c.1661, 1st s. of Thomas Lee I. m. by 1686, Anne, da. and coh. of Thomas Hopkins, Cutler, of Botolph Lane, London, 4s. 1da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 19 Feb. 1691.

Offices Held

J.p. Bucks. 1689-d., Berks. 1690-d.; dep. lt. Bucks. 1689-d., commr. for assessment 1689-90; freeman, Chipping Wycombe 1691.


Lee was returned for Aylesbury on his father’s interest at the general election of 1689. He was not an active Member of the Convention, serving on five committees at most, though even for these there is the possibility of confusion with Henry Lee and Richard Lee. The most important committee ascribed to ‘Mr Lee’ was on the bill to prevent the sale of offices. He may also have acted as teller for the adjournment on 19 July, and have been among the Members appointed after the recess to hear the petition from the widow and daughters of Sir Thomas Armstrong. It may have been he, rather than Henry Lee who voted for the disabling clause in the bill to restore corporations, for he remained a court Whig under William III. He was buried at Hartwell on 13 Aug. 1702. His sons all sat in Parliament as Whigs, with varying degrees of independence.

Lipscomb, Bucks. ii. 307; J. R. Woodhead, Rulers of London, 93; Bucks. Sess. Recs. i. 510; ii. 88, 454; First Wycombe Ledger Bk. (Bucks. Rec. Soc. xi), 233.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Leonard Naylor