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Lee, Sir George, Lord Of The Admiralty, (1700-1758)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 HAR/1-6

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Lee, Sir George, Lord Of The Admiralty, (1700-1758)

Date(s): [1712-1758]

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Lee | Sir | George | 1700-1758 | Knight | lawyer and politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lee was a civil lawyer, and admitted as an advocate in Doctor's Commons in 1729. He was Member of Parliament for Brackley, 1733 to 1742, and afterwards represented Devizes, 1742 to 1747, Liskeard, 1747 to 1754, and Launceston, 1754 to 1758. In 1742 he was on the Board of Admiralty but in 1744 followed Lord Carteret (1690-1763) out of office. His connection with the Navy ceased from this time.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir George Lee, consisting of notes on Admiralty prize cases, 1720 to 1745, on courts martial, 1742 to 1744, on the case of Nuestra Senora de Cabadonga, 1744, and on the impressment of seamen. There are some letters, 1712 to 1758, which include those from Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle (1693-1768), written in 1744.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers, part of the Hartwell collection, were acquired in two sections. The first was bought at Sotheby's in 1939 and a further instalment, from Hartwell, was acquired through the British Records Association in 1941.


Related material:

There are further papers relating to Lee in the Hartwell Collection in the Buckinghamshire Record Office.


Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jul 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Naval prizes | War seizures | War (concept) | International conflicts
Administration of justice

Personal names
Holles | Thomas | Pelham- | 1693-1768 | 1st Duke of Newcastle | statesman
Lee | Sir | George | 1700-1758 | Knight | lawyer and politician

Corporate names
Royal Navy