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The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell.

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

 The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell.

The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell.

19th century armorial bookplate. F.17893 (or 4).

Sir George Lee, 6th and last Bart (1767–1827). On the death of his brother in 1801, the Rev. George Lee succeeded to the family title, and endeavoured to make amends for the prodigalities of his late brother. He was M.A., of St. John’s College, Oxford, 1791, and studied medicine at London and Edinburgh, but took orders in 1792 and was inducted as Rector of Hartwell and Vicar of Stone 1793, retaining their living until 1803 when he became vicar of South Repps, Suffolk. He returned to Bucks, however, in the following year, when he became Rector of Grendon Underwood (until 1808) and of Water Stratford (until 1815): he was presented to the Rectory of Beachampton in 1815, by the Marquess of Buckingham, remaining there until his death in 1827. Being unmarried, the baronetcy – held by the family for over 150 years – became extinct, and the estate devolved by will on his nephew Dr. John (Fiott) Lee.

Dimensions of paper: 76x60mm.

Condition: Good.

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