Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Esquire George Lee[1]

Male 1803 - 1866  (63 years)


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  • Name George Lee 
    Prefix Esquire 
    Born 1803  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business, life story 
    Occupation 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    watch maker 
    Religion 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-75013 
    Died 8 Apr 1866  Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75013  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father John Lee,   b. 1774, Of, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1849  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Isabella Patterson,   b. 1771, Of, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1854  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F11128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Paris,   b. Abt 1802, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1852  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lee,   b. 1829, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Paris Lee,   b. 1831, Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. John Lee,   b. 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Isabella Lee,   b. 1834, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Paris Lee,   b. 29 Jul 1837, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1929, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Ann Lee,   b. 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Lee,   b. 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jessie Lee,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F19588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1803 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - watch maker - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1866 - Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • George Lee was a skilled watchmaker and jeweller, who operated a business at the north west corner of Water and Main. The family home was a rough cast frame building on Melville St. which was later demolished to make room for the Central Presbyterian Church Sunday School building. He had a long time association with the Associate Presbyterian Church, now First United Church and served for many years as the church secretary. Mr. Lee became a member of the Galt Subscription and Circulating Library in 1842 and soon succeeded Mr. Hunter [Hugh Hunter] as the town librarian. Mr. Lee was also elected to the School Commission of Dumfries in 1842. He was the father of the noted inventor of the Lee-Enfield rifle, James Paris Lee.

      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      I have attended to your directions in respect to the Common Seal, which has been engraved by Mr. George Lee of Galt, in a highly crediable manner, and at as little cost as it could probably have been obtained in any part of America. I thought it right to have the seal engraved by an inhabitant of the distric rather than employing a person living at a distance, more particlarly as as upon inquiry, I ascentained that there was every prospect of the work being satisfactorily performed. Before using the seal it will be advisable t opass a By-law to authorise the form.

      Journal of the proceedings of the Municipal Council of the District of Gore commencing, February, 1842 - ending November, 1842

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 29 Nov 1859.
      16 Nov 1859 In Owen Sound, on the 16th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Jas. Gibson, George Corbet, Esq., of Owen Sound, to Isabella, second daughter of George Lee, Esq., formerly of Galt.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 19.
      George LEE Watch Maker Scotland Presbyterian 48
      Mary LEE Scotland Presbyterian 22
      Isabella LEE Scotland Presbyterian 17
      Margaret LEE Upper Canada Presbyterian 15
      Ann LEE Upper Canada Presbyterian 13
      Jessee LEE Upper Canada Presbyterian 8
      John LEE Scotland Presbyterian 19
      George LEE Upper Canada Presbyterian 10

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 19.