Sir John de Lea Knight
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1265, Lancashire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 824
John de Lea, son of Henry de Lea, was Lord of Lee, 27 Henry III, and left a son also named Henry de Lea.
~The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, footnote, pp. 497
• Background Information. 908
Henry de Lee died before 1240, and was succeeded by his son, Sir John de Lee, who died in 1265. His son and heir, Sir Henry de Lee, fined for his relief, 12th September, 1265, and died in 1289. His son William de Lee succeeded, and married Clarence daughter and heiress of Robert Banastre, with whom he acquired the Manor of Mollington Banastre, co. Chester. He died before the end of the reign of Edward I., leaving issue a son, Sir Henry de Lee, who was beheaded in 1315, for participation in an insurrection in Lancashire headed by Adam Banastre, against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster ; and a daughter Sibil [or sister?], who was married to Richard de Hoghton, and conveyed to that family the extensive estates in Lancashire and Cheshire which had belonged to her brother.
~ The Chartulary of Cockersand I part II
• Background Information. 913
Henry de Lea was succeeded by his son Sir John de Lea, of whom little is known [Sir John occurs several times between 1244 and 1261; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 158, 184, 227]. He died in 1265, [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 234] leaving two sons Sir Henry and Baldwin, the former being his successor.
'Townships: Lea, Ashton, Ingol and Cottam', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, pp. 129-137