Profile & Legacies Summary
???? - 1772
Brother of Robert Cooper Lee (q.v.).
- Will of Joseph Lee of Jamaica [made in 1772] proved 12/03/1773. He had, he said, some £6000 in the hands of Thomas and Stephen Fuller of London, and left this sum and other moneys sent to them up to a total of £10,000 in trust to pay £100 p.a. to his sister Mary Charlotte Morley and the rest to support his reputed son John 'born of the body of Sarah Lewis'; if John died before 21, the money was to go to another reputed son William Robert Lee; and if he died, to a reputed daughter May Jacques Lee. He left the latter two £1000 each; £1000 to his brother Robert Cooper Lee; £100 each to his sister Morley and to Robert Cooper Lee's wife and three of Robert Cooper Lee's children, with £200 to a fourth, Richard Lee (q.v.); and £300 currency to his [the testator's] 'mulatto son' George Brown. He authorised his executors to dispose of all his 'lands, negroes and other slaves'. He left his residual estate half to Robert Cooper Lee and half for the benefit of his natural children in sequence. In a codicil he left to Sarah Lewis 'the two negro slaves named Betty and Juliet' and £50 currency p.a. He identified his partner as John Allan.