Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

The Lee Parish

Church: St John the Baptist

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 502

Easting & Northing: 490204

Grid Ref SP900040 Click to see map

Articles

 

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The Lee

1861 description of The Lee from J.J. Sheahan.

The Lee

The Lee (from the Old English place name 'leah' - a clearing) is situated high amongst beechwoods on the scarp of the Chilterns.  

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AYLESBURY HUNDRED from Sheahan 1861: The division of Buckinghamshire now known as the hundred of Aylesbury is formed by the union of the three ancient hundreds of Elesberie (Aylesbury), Risberge, (Risborough), and Stane, (Stone), and still retains the formally the appelation of the "Three Hundreds

The Lee

Lee Parish (Pop. 186) One small Daily School, in which 6 boys are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, consisting of 29 males and 34 females, supported by subscription ; both commenced in 1832. ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

Gt Missenden

'A lot of the cottages in the village were the foster homes for Dr Barnardo's children. Widows were often better off than the wives of the farmworkers because they fostered several children at once and had more housekeeping money.' 'I remember the women sitting in a circle doing their straw plait.

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The Lee
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Places

 

NameTypeNote
The Lee PARISH St John the Baptist
Lye NAMES name for Lee in 1537
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: before 1860
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Lee Common. First Mentioned: 1839
Ballinger Bottom PLACE within the parish
Hunts Green (Part) PLACE within the parish
Kings Ash (Part) PLACE within the parish
Lee Clump PLACE within the parish
Lee Common (Part) PLACE within the parish
Lee Common (Part) PLACE within the parish
Lee Gate PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Search The National Archives for The+Lee Search The National Archives for The Lee
Buckinghamshire Remembers Buckinghamshire Remembers St John the Baptist
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Lee Common Buckinghamshire Remembers - Lee Common
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass

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Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

Note
1801150
1811172
1821198
1831186
1841142
1851126
1861116
1871104
1881122
1891119
1901125
1911775
1921765
1931680
1941N/A
1951653
1961651
1971625
1981650
1991629

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
Date  
End
Date  
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The Lee   St John the Baptist   Baptisms   1671   1902   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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The Lee   St John the Baptist   Marriages   1700   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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The Lee   St John the Baptist   Burials   1671   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1PLAISTOWEBIRCHPEARCEPEARCE
2ALDRIDGEPEARCENEWTONBIRCH
3HAWTHORNEDARVELHEARNNEWTON
4BATCHELORPLAISTOWESTONEPLAISTOWE
5HADDOCKNEWTONCLARKHEARN
6DUNTONSTEVENSBROWNCLARK
7KINGHAWKESBEESONSTONE
8GEARYJUDGECHANDLERHAWKES
9ALEAGEARYBARNESWOOD
10STEVENSALDRIDGEWOODDARVEL