Wood Kemble Donne Sands Hart Murray Trail

 


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Charles Williamson and Janet Lee

 




Husband Charles Williamson



 
         Born: Abt 1814 - Sweeden
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 
     Marriage: 

Events

1. Occupation: Carpenter.




Wife Janet Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1815 - Scotland
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



Children


1 F Louisa Abby Williamson



 
         Born: 11 Mar 1848 - New York City
   Christened: 
         Died: 15 Aug 1881 - Long Island City, NY
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Stephen Hempstead (Abt 1843-1902)
         Marr: Abt 1867 - New York



2 F Jeanette Williamson



 


 
         Born: 1850 - NY
   Christened: 
         Died: 10 Jan 1922 - Brooklyn, New York
       Buried: 10 Jan 1922 - Greenfield Cemetary, Hempstead, NY
 
       Spouse: Charles Van Alstyne Sands (1835-1908)
         Marr: 5 Apr 1874 - York St. M E Church, Brooklyn, NY




General Notes: Husband - Charles Williamson


He is listed in the 1870 census for Astoria Queens as a carpenter. He is listed in the New Town section of Queens as a carpenter in the 1850 census


General Notes: Wife - Janet Lee


According to the Ancestry NY Immigration database, a Janet Lee, age 18 , arrived from Scotland on the Ship Frances on September 6, 1831. Another possible record is a marriage of a Janet Lee to Charles Williamson, a seaman, which took place in Gorbals, County Lanark, in Scotland on July 13, 1845. Gorbals is a suburb of the seaport of Glasgow. The timing is right for the birth of Lousia Abby about 1848, but I can find no record whatsoever of a Swedish Charles Williamson entering the US that could be either a married or unmarried man fitting the other known facts and I have, also, not found a record of an entry by a Janet Williamson into the US between 1845 and when Louisa Abby was born in NY about 1848. I have, also, not found any naturalization papers for either Janet or Charles. Family lore does say that Charles was a seaman, even though the census consistently reports his profession as carpenter, once he arrived here prior to 1848.


General Notes: Child - Louisa Abby Williamson


Information about the husband and child come from the 1870 census for Astoria Queens, when she was living with her parents and sister. Her husband and father were carpenters. The family also appears in the 1880 census. There is a New York State death record for her under the name Abby L Hempstead. She typically went by the name Abby according to the censuses.


General Notes: Child - Jeanette Williamson


Lived in the Green Point section of Brooklyn at the time of her marriage. As she appears in the 1850 census for the New Town section of Queens, she could not have been born in June 1851 as other records indicate.
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Job Lee and Joanna Nelson

 




Husband Job Lee



 
         Born: 15 Jan 1841 - Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1895 - Hull, Yorkshire, England
       Buried: 



 
       Father: John Lee (1795-      )
       Mother: Mary Reed (1796-      )



 
     Marriage: 19 Dec 1863 - All Saints Church, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 1

Events

1. Occupation: Merchant Seaman, Harbor Pilot.




Wife Joanna Nelson



 
         Born: 23 Apr 1845 - St. Nicholas, Beverly, York, England 2
   Christened: 
         Died: 1925 - West Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 3
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Thomas Nelson (Abt 1816-Abt 1891)
       Mother: Hannah Allanby (1816-Abt 1891)



Events

1. Occupation: Pilot's Wife.


Children


1 M William Robert Lee



 
         Born: 11 Sep 1864 - 13 Albert St., Hull, York, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1916 - West Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 4
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Kate Burnham (1863-      )
         Marr: 21 May 1889 - All Saints Church, Scullcoates, Yorkshire, England 5



2 M Thomas Lee



 


 
         Born: 6 Dec 1866 - Windsor Place, Hull, York, England
   Christened: 
         Died: Abt 1933 - Oahu, Hawaii
       Buried:  - Oahu Cemetary, Craigside Place off Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HA
 
       Spouse: Edith Maria Rea (1868-1943)
         Marr: 16 Mar 1896 - Home of T.D. Garvin, Honolulu, Hawaii 6



3 M Arthur Lee



 
         Born: 25 Dec 1868 - 13 Outram Terrace, Hull, York, England
   Christened: 
         Died: Abt Mar 1906 - Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire 7
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Emily Cawcutt (Abt 1870-      )
         Marr: 9 Aug 1892 - St. Stephen, Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England 8



4 M Richard Lee



 
         Born: 29 Apr 1871 - 13 Outram Terrace, Hull, York, England 9
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



5 M John Henry Lee



 
         Born: 9 Feb 1873 - 13 Outram Terrace, Hull, York, England 9
   Christened: 
         Died: 1893 - West Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 10
       Buried: 
 



6 F Edith Lee



 
         Born: 30 Apr 1877 - 14 Mayo Terrace, Hull, York, England 9
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



7 F Alice Mary Lee



 
         Born: 26 May 1879 - 14 Mayo Terrace, Hull, York, England 9
   Christened: 
         Died: 1970
       Buried: 
 




General Notes: Husband - Job Lee


The 1881 census lists him as Master of the vessel "Middle Light Ship" , which was at Great Grimsby, Lincoln, England at the time of the census. At the time of the 1861 census he was an able bodied seaman on the ship, Asabella Hartley.


General Notes: Wife - Joanna Nelson


Dwellings: 1864-13 Albert St., Hull;1866-Windsor Place, Windsor St., Hull;1868-1873-13 Outram Terrace, Rodney St., Hull;1877-1880 14 Mayo Terrace, Stanley St., Hull


General Notes: Child - William Robert Lee


resided at 26a Derringham St., Kingston Upon Hull. He was apprenticed to the Humber Pilot Service at age 15. In the "Description Book maintained by Hull Trinity House he was described in 1887 as 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair and eyes. At the time of his death he lived at 242 Marlborough Ave., Kingston upon Hull. His wife, Kate, was still living and probated his estate, which consisted of 4,551 pounds or about $150,000.


General Notes: Child - Thomas Lee


According to Marjorie D. Wood, she grew up in the early 1900s on a 7 acre farm in Kalihi Valley. This farm was three miles from Honolulu public transport and had no electricity. She said that Thomas Lee's family had been river pilots on the Humber river in Yorkshire. In the 1900 census, Thomas Lee reported his birth month as November 1867. However, I believe this to be incorrect. I have a birth certificate for a Thomas Lee, born December 6, 1866, whose father was Job Lee, a merchant seaman. The 1871 and 1881 census for Yorkshire does not contain another Thomas Lee of the right age whose father was a seaman. Significantly, this Thomas Lee does not appear in the 1891 census. According to the 1900 census, Thomas Lee emigrated to Hawaii in 1886. In the 1881 census Job Lee's wife refers to her husband as a pilot. Her oldest son Robert was a pilot's apprentice. In the 1881 census Job is identified as the Master of the vessel, "Middle Light Ship". According to the Brittish census, Thomas went to school at the Trinity House School in Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire, which was operated by Trinity House, the Guild for merchant ship's captains and Humber River pilots, to train students in subjects necessary for positions in the Guild, such as navigation. The School still exists. See: https://www.hthacademy.org.uk/ In September 1881, having left Trinity House school at the end of the previous month, he took a berth as a 4 year apprentice on the Steamer SS. Amethyst which was docked in London. According to a local directory, in 1890 Thomas was a sugar boiler for Hutchinson Sugar Plant Co. in Hanuapo. He was naturalized a citizen on October 10, 1902, according to the Hawaiian Star for that date.


General Notes: Child - Arthur Lee


As near as I can make out from the 1901 occupation description in the census, Arthur's tailor service catered to the sea trade and he, also , made sails.
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John Lee

 




Husband John Lee



 
         Born: 1635 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: William Lee (      -      )
       Mother: 



 
     Marriage: 

Events

1. Baptism: 15 Nov 1635, St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, Yorkshire.




Wife



 
         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



Children


1 M Francis Lee



 
         Born: 1655 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1750 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
       Buried: 13 Jun 1750 St Mary the Virgin Whitby, Yorkshire
 
       Spouse: Patience Hope (      -1705)
         Marr: 15 Oct 1700 - St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, Yorkshire




General Notes: Child - Francis Lee


The first name in the baptismal record is hard to read and has not been transcribed by Find My Past. I make it out as Francis daughter of John Lee. Francis can be either a man or woman's name. Evidently the minister did not check to see which this was. The Family Search Center, also, read it that way, except mistranscribed the year as 1656. As births and deaths were so consistently reported for this family in the parish register, I have no reason to doubt that this is the same Francis who married Patience Hope. Although he would have been 45 at the time of the marriage, I note that Patience is described in the marriage record as a widow. I have not been able to determine whether Hope was her maiden or married name. Francis is described in the parish records as a carpenter.
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John Lee and Mary Reed

 




Husband John Lee



 
         Born: 20 Apr 1795 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 23 Apr 1795 - Parish Church, Whitby, Yorkshire
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Francis Lee (1765-      )
       Mother: Hannah Smith (1763-      )



 
     Marriage: 13 Sep 1819 St Mary's Church , Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England

Events

1. Occupation: 1841, Mariner.

2. Residence: 1841, East Sculcoates, Harthill - Hunsley Beacon Div.




Wife Mary Reed



 
         Born: 2 Jul 1796 - Doncaster, Yorkshire, England 11
   Christened: 11 Sep 1796 - Doncaster Parish Church
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Anthony Reed (      -      )
       Mother: Mary Ledger (Abt 1760-Abt 1806)





Children


1 M Richard Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1821 - Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 19 Oct 1821 St Mary's Church , Scullcoats, Yorkshire
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Sarah Ann Lewis (Abt 1822-      )
         Marr: Abt Dec 1849 - Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England 12



2 M George Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1826 - Abou
   Christened: 29 Jan 1826 St Mary's , Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England
         Died: Abt 1892
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Emma Sweeting Lewis (1827-1900)
         Marr: Apr 1850 - Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire



3 M Frank Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1826 - Yorkshire, England 13
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



4 M Anthony Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1829 - Yorkshire, England 13
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



5 F Mary Ann Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1830 - Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 1 Aug 1830 - Doncaster Parish Church
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



6 M John Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1833 - Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 22 Dec 1833 - Doncaster Parish Church
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



7 M William Collier Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1837 - Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



8 M Job Lee



 
         Born: 15 Jan 1841 - Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1895 - Hull, Yorkshire, England
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Joanna Nelson (1845-1925)
         Marr: 19 Dec 1863 - All Saints Church, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 1




General Notes: Husband - John Lee


The 1861 census shows John and Mary living in Hull and identifies him as a former mariner, now "almsman". They were living in the Victoria Alms House, which adjoined Trinity House, the offices of the Guild for commercial ship's captains and Humber River Pilots. The Victoria Alms House provided homes for pensioners of the Guild. Since Mary's entry matches her entry in the 1851 census, in which Job is listed in the household, and Job's birth certificate confirms that his father's name was John and that he was a mariner, we can say with assurance that the couple listed in the 1861 census is the same one. The 1861 census confirms a year and place of birth, i.e. 1795 in Whitby, Yorkshire, for John. The Family Search Center has the records from the Whitby Parish Church. From these, John's parents can be readily identified.


General Notes: Child - Job Lee


The 1881 census lists him as Master of the vessel "Middle Light Ship" , which was at Great Grimsby, Lincoln, England at the time of the census. At the time of the 1861 census he was an able bodied seaman on the ship, Asabella Hartley.
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David Kemble Wood and Marjorie Dawson Lee

 




Husband David Kemble Wood



 


 
         Born: 21 Jul 1888 - Davington Hill, Faversham, Kent
   Christened: 
         Died: Nov 1968 - Morris County, NJ
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ



 
       Father: William Manners Wood (1857-1933)
       Mother: Mildred Kemble Donne (1863-1894)



 
     Marriage: 7 Jan 1918 - Oahu, Hawaii

Events

1. Education: Dartmouth Naval College.

2. Occupation: Forman, Hawaiian Pineapple Co.

3. Education: 1901, St. Ann's Rd. Grammer Shool of Ch. of Eng., Faversham, Kent.

4. Baptism: 19 Aug 1888, St. Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent.




Wife Marjorie Dawson Lee



 


 
         Born: 10 Dec 1901 - Island of Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: Apr 1977 - Morris County, NJ
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ



 
       Father: Thomas Lee (1866-Abt 1933)
       Mother: Edith Maria Rea (1868-1943)





Children


1 M Thomas Kemble Wood



 


 
         Born: 3 Feb 1919 - Oahu, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 17 Aug 2008 - Summit, NJ
       Buried:  - at sea by the US Navy
 
       Spouse: Janet Estelle Potters (1925-2016)
         Marr: 17 Sep 1944 - St. Gabriel's Church, Hollis, Queens County, NY



2 F Mildred Kemble Wood



 
         Born: Apr 1921 - Oahu, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 12 Apr 2005 - Redding, California
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Earl Fielding Jr. (1915-1982)
         Marr: 13 Jun 1941 - Oahu, Hawaii



3 M William Manners Wood



 
         Born: 10 Aug 1922 - Honolulu, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 26 Oct 2017 - Bellingham, WA
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Cornelia Hotchkiss Begle (1920-1985)
         Marr: 16 Feb 1946 - Greenwich, CT




General Notes: Husband - David Kemble Wood


His mother died when he was 5 years old. At 12 years old, according to the 1901 census, he was a boarder at the St. Ann's Road Grammer School of the Church of England in Faversham, Kent. In 1903, at the age of 14, he enlisted as a Midshipmen in the British Navy. By 1909 he was a sublieutenant and in 1910 he became a Lieutenant. In 1911 his father remarried and he left the Navy. According to family lore, he emigrated to Canada and worked for a while as a Canadian Mounty and, then, on the Canadian Pacific Railway. In that manner he reached the West Coast and arrived in Washington State in 1913. In 1914 he enlisted in the US Army and served in the Philipines, rising to the rank of Sergeant in 1917 at which point he was transferred to Hawaii. At the time of his enlistment, he gave his profession as auto machinist. While in the Phillipines and Hawaii he served in the Signal Corp. In 1919 he was honorably discharged from the Army. Thereafter he became a foreman for the Hawaian Pineapple Company (Dole). While working for Dole he was awarded a patent for a packaging machine in 1941. He continued to work for Dole until his retirement, holding a number of supervisory titles including Warehouse Division Manager. After he retired, he moved to the mainland to be closer to his children.


General Notes: Wife - Marjorie Dawson Lee


She worked for a few years as a librarian in the main library in Honolulu.


General Notes: Child - Thomas Kemble Wood


Graduated Iolani School - 1937. Graduated from U. of Hawaii with a BS in 1941. Entered the Navy in 1941 as an Ensign. Was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Leiutenant Commander in 1946. During the war he, principally, worked as an engineer developing airborn radar. He went to work at Potters Industries in 1948. He became President in 1956. He was President from 1958 until 1981 when he became Chairman of the Board. He retired from the company in 1984. (for more information on Potters Industries see the entry on Rudolph Potters). During his term as President, Potters grew in size from a single factory in Queens to a technology leader in its product fields with factories all over the world. He was on the Board of Annin and Company from 1980 until his death in 2008. Annin is the largest flag company in the world.


General Notes: Child - William Manners Wood


William had a job as an Electronics Technician at the US Naval Yard in Pearl Harbor and was a witness to the Japanese attack in 1941. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Corp and became a bomber pilot. During the war he flew B29s. He was in the 462nd Bomb Group with a rear echelon base in Piradoba, India and a forward base at Kung Lai, China. From these bases he carried out bombing raids over South East Asia and Japan, "flying the hump" over the Himlayas to get from the India base to the Chinese base, from which bomb raids could be had on Japan. He flew a total of 35 combat missions including the fire bombing of Tokyo in 1945. During the war he was promoted to Captain and, after the war, he stayed in the Air Force, holding many positions in many bases and flying many aircraft up to and including the B52 Bomber. When he retired in 1964 he was a Leiutenant Commander. He had earned The Dinstinguished Flying Cross and several other medals and awards.
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Richard Lee and Sarah Ann Lewis

 




Husband Richard Lee



 
         Born: Abt 1821 - Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 19 Oct 1821 - Saint Mary's Church, Scullcoats, Yorkshire
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: John Lee (1795-      )
       Mother: Mary Reed (1796-      )



 
     Marriage: Abt Dec 1849 - Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England 12

Events

1. Occupation: 1851, Cabinet Maker.

2. Occupation: 1841, Cabinet Maker.




Wife Sarah Ann Lewis



 
         Born: Abt 1822 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 28 Jul 1822 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: John Lewis (      -      )
       Mother: Elizabeth (      -      )




 
 Other Spouse: Elijah Forman(      -      ) - Abt Dec 1840 - Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England 14



Children


1 F Mary Emma Lee



 
         Born: Abt Aug 1850
   Christened: 31 Aug 1851 - St. James, Kingston, Upon Hull, Yorkshire
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 




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Thomas Lee and Edith Maria Rea

 




Husband Thomas Lee



 


 
         Born: 6 Dec 1866 - Windsor Place, Hull, York, England
   Christened: 
         Died: Abt 1933 - Oahu, Hawaii
       Buried:  - Oahu Cemetary, Craigside Place off Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HA



 
       Father: Job Lee (1841-1895)
       Mother: Joanna Nelson (1845-1925)



 
     Marriage: 16 Mar 1896 - Home of T.D. Garvin, Honolulu, Hawaii 6

Events

1. Baptism: 26 Dec 1866, Hull, York, England.

2. Education: Between 1 Feb 1878 and 30 Aug 1881, Trinity House.

3. Occupation: Port Captain, Honolulu harbor, Stevidore.

4. Occupation: 1900, Farmer in Kau District, Island of Hawaii.




Wife Edith Maria Rea



 


 
         Born: 6 Mar 1868 - Myton, Hull, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 9 Feb 1883 - St. Thomas, Hull, Yorkshire, England
         Died: May 1943 - Oahu, Hawaii
       Buried:  - Oahu Cemetary, Craigside Place off Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HA



 
       Father: John Rea (1831-1900)
       Mother: Jane Martha Dawson (1835-1930)



Events

1. Residence: 1900, Kau District, Island of Hawaii.


Children


1 M John Nelson Lee



 
         Born: 22 Jan 1897 - Puumakani, Kau District, Island of Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 21 May 1970 - San Jose, Santa Clara Co., Ca
       Buried: 23 May 1970 - Oak Hill Memorial, San Jose, CA
 
       Spouse: Alice Marguerite Fuller (1902-      )
         Marr: 29 Oct 1949 - Los Angles, CA



2 M Maurice Lee



 
         Born: 1 Feb 1899 - Honuepa, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 31 Oct 1914 - Oahu, Hawaii
       Buried:  - Oahu Cemetery, Craigside Place off Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HA
 



3 F Bessie Dawson Lee



 


 
         Born: 10 Dec 1901 - North Kohala, Island of Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 24 Sep 1980 - Grass Valley Hospital, Nevada City, CA
       Buried: 25 Sep 1980 - Sacremento Memorial Lawn, CA
 
       Spouse: Earl Milton Dawson (1894-1955)
         Marr: 10 Jul 1918 - Honolulu, Hawaii
 
       Spouse: John Edward Freeman (1892-1933)
         Marr: Jan 1931 - California, USA
 
       Spouse: Morton Allan Anderson (1899-      )
         Marr: 15 Apr 1942 - Oahu, Hawaii



4 F Marjorie Dawson Lee



 


 
         Born: 10 Dec 1901 - Island of Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: Apr 1977 - Morris County, NJ
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ
 
       Spouse: David Kemble Wood (1888-1968)
         Marr: 7 Jan 1918 - Oahu, Hawaii



5 M Donald Leslie Lee



 
         Born: 23 Dec 1903 - Oahu, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 13 Jan 1952 - Manila, Philipines
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Evelyn Elizabeth Trevenen (1902-1956)
         Marr: 1 Mar 1927 - Honolulu, Hawaii
 
       Spouse: Sarissa (      -      )




General Notes: Husband - Thomas Lee


According to Marjorie D. Wood, she grew up in the early 1900s on a 7 acre farm in Kalihi Valley. This farm was three miles from Honolulu public transport and had no electricity. She said that Thomas Lee's family had been river pilots on the Humber river in Yorkshire. In the 1900 census, Thomas Lee reported his birth month as November 1867. However, I believe this to be incorrect. I have a birth certificate for a Thomas Lee, born December 6, 1866, whose father was Job Lee, a merchant seaman. The 1871 and 1881 census for Yorkshire does not contain another Thomas Lee of the right age whose father was a seaman. Significantly, this Thomas Lee does not appear in the 1891 census. According to the 1900 census, Thomas Lee emigrated to Hawaii in 1886. In the 1881 census Job Lee's wife refers to her husband as a pilot. Her oldest son Robert was a pilot's apprentice. In the 1881 census Job is identified as the Master of the vessel, "Middle Light Ship". According to the British census, Thomas went to school at the Trinity House School in Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire, which was operated by Trinity House, the Guild for merchant ship's captains and Humber River pilots (see a typical pilot cutter of that era), to train students in subjects necessary for positions in the Guild, such as navigation. The School still exists. See https://www.hthacademy.org.uk/ In September 1881, having left Trinity House school at the end of the previous month, he took a berth as a 4 year apprentice on the Steamer SS. Amethyst which was docked in London. According to a local directory, in 1890 Thomas was a sugar boiler for Hutchinson Sugar Plant Co. in Hanuapo. He was naturalized a citizen on October 10, 1902, according to the Hawaiian Star for that date. He is buried in the grave with his son Maurice.


General Notes: Wife - Edith Maria Rea


In the 1900 census, she gives her birth month as July 1868. I believe this to be incorrect, as I have a birth certificate for Edith Maria Rea, born March 6, 1868, whose mother was Jane Martha Dawson. This can't be a coincidence since Edith gave her twins the middle name Dawson. According to the 1900 census, she emigrated to Hawaii in 1896. This coincides with the Yorkshire census records, which list Edith M. Rea,, whose mother is Jane Martha (Dawson) Rea, for the 1891 census but not the 1901 census. Her daughter, Marjorie D. Lee, said that her mother and father were "high school sweathearts". Since Thomas Lee attended the Trinity House School, which was all boys, it is more likely that they knew each other because one of Edith's brothers, also, went to the Trinity House School. Both Thomas's father, Job Lee, and Edith's father, John Rea, were Humber River Pilots and, therefore, members of the Trinity House Guild which ran the school to, among other things, teach pilotage. According to Marjorie D. Lee, her father actually went to Hull to propose to Edith and that she came out later, presumably, after he gathered together the money to pay for her trip. According to The Daily Bulletin (a Hawaii newspaper) dated October 20, 1892, Thomas Lee, a sugar boiler, returned from San Francisco on the W. H. Dimond that morning. The Dimond was a three masted Barquentine. It appears that it took Thomas from 1886, when he arrived in Hawaii after completing his apprenticeship on the SS Amethyst, to 1892 (6 years) to gather together enough money to travel to Hull to propose. It then took an additional 4 years for him to gather enough money to pay for Edith's passage. She had to wait for four years for him. According to the Hawaiian Star for Saturday March 14, 1896, Edith arrived that day on the RMSS Monawai from San Francisco. The Monawai was a one stack steam ship built in 1890 and operated by the Union Steamship Co. out of New Zealand. According to Marjorie D Lee, her mother traveled by steam ship from Hull to NY. She then took the transcontinental railroad from New York to San Francisco, before boarding the Monawai. It took her about three weeks to get from Hull to Honolulu. She was married in Oahu two days after arriving, according to the Hawaiian Star for Tuesday March 17, 1896. The couple then returned to the Big Island, where Thomas was working, four days later, March 20, on the steamer W. G. Hall, according to the Hawaiian Gazette for March 24, 1896. According to the Hawaiian Star for January 6, 1911, Edith was the organist for a masonic organization called the Order of the Eastern Star. She is buried in the same grave with her son, Maurice.


General Notes: Child - John Nelson Lee


"Jack" an engineer


General Notes: Child - Maurice Lee


Died at age 19 of a diving accident


General Notes: Child - Marjorie Dawson Lee


She worked for a few years as a librarian in the main library in Honolulu.


General Notes: Child - Donald Leslie Lee


Worked for a cable company. Died just after World War II. Don McGee found an obituary indicating he was buried in Hawaii at the Oahu Cemetery with his parents.
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Thomas William Lee and Harriet Nicklin

 




Husband Thomas William Lee



 
         Born: Abt Sep 1891 - Hull, York, England 15
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: William Robert Lee (1864-1916)
       Mother: Kate Burnham (1863-      )



 
     Marriage: Abt Jun 1909 - All Saints Church, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England 16



Wife Harriet Nicklin



 
         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



Children



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William Lee

 




Husband William Lee



 
         Born: 1745
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Francis Lee (1708-1760)
       Mother: Elizabeth Ventris (1712-1785)



 
     Marriage: 

Events

1. Baptism: 9 Jun 1745, St Mary the Virgin , Whitby , Yorkshire.




Wife



 
         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



Children


1 M John Lee



 
         Born: 4 Oct 1763 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 




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William Lee

 




Husband William Lee



 
         Born: 1640 Whitby Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



 
       Father: William Lee (      -      )
       Mother: 



 
     Marriage: 

Events

1. Baptism: 20 Dec 1640, St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, Yorkshire.




Wife



 
         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 



Children


1 M John Lee



 
         Born: 1698 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1728 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
       Buried: 2 Dec 1728 - St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, Yorkshire
 



2 M William Lee



 
         Born: 1696 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
 



3 F Elizabeth Lee



 
         Born: 1694 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
         Died: 1694 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
       Buried: 24 Sep 1694 - St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, Yorkshire
 



4 M Robert Lee



 
         Born: 1700 - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
   Christened: 
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Sources


1 Marriage Certificate HAS/14/247.

2 Civil Registration Beverley Vol. 23 pg. 7.

3 Hull Death Certificate WES/92/482.

4 Hull Death Certificate WES/82/135.

5 Civil Registration, Sculcoates, 2nd Quarter, 1889, vol 9d pg 261.

6 Marriage Announcement, Hawaiian Gazette, March 17, 1896, pg 8.

7 Civil Registration, Vol. 9d pg. 97.

8 Civil Registration, Vol 9d pg. 443.

9 Birth Certificates.

10 Hull Death Certificate WES/52/190.

11 1851 census.

12 Civil Registration, Hull, 4th Quarter 1849, vol. 22 pg. 418.

13 1841 British Census, Kingston Upon Hull, Sculcoates Parish.

14 Civil Registration, Hull, 4th Quarter 1840, vol. 22 pg. 299.

15 Civil Registration, Sculcoates, 3rd Quarter, 1891, vol 9d pg 222.

16 Civil Registration, Sculcoates, 2nd Quarter, 1909, vol 9d pg 344.


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