TO THE GLORY OF GOD
PRESENTED TO CHRIST CHURCH PORTSWOOD BY
EMILY MARY LEE
WIFE OF JOHN MORLEY LEE
RECTOR OF BOTLEY AND HON CANON OF WINCHESTER
AND HER DAUGHTERS
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF HER HUSBAND AND SISTER
ELLEN OGDEN GINGELL
WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
Church Institute Cornerstone
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John Morley Lee was born on October 12th, 1825. He was baptised on the 2nd December 1825, in the parish church of St. Lukes, Middlesex (Islington). His parents were Henry Lee (1794-1867) and Ann Morley (1799-1829). His father was a builder and they lived on Chiswell Street.
Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Luke, Old Street, Register of baptisms, P76/LUK, Item 012
In the 1841 census, Emily Mary Gingell (b.1828) and her sister Ellen Ogden Gingell (b.1826) were at school in the parish of St. John in Chester.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 129; Folio: 17; Page: 28; Line: 21; GSU roll: 241255.
He attended Oundle School before St Johns College at Cambridge University. He received a BA in 1848 and MA in 1851. From Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students …, Volume 2
edited by John Venn
From 1845 to 1850, John Morley Lee played first class cricket for Cambridge University and Surrey. Source: www.cricinfo.com
In the 1851 census, John Morley Lee (b.1826, London, Middlesex) was living in Westgate Street, Melford, Suffolk. He was described as BA Assistant Curate of Melford. Staying with him was visitor, Frederick Bovadail, BA (b.1828, Clapham, Surrey).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1789; Folio: 442; Page: 34; GSU roll: 207438.
In 1851, Emily was visiting her married sister, Martha O. Cruickshank (b.1824) and her family living at 49, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Martha was married to Alexander (b.1822, Edinburgh) and had 3 children; Ellen (b.1846), James (b.1848) and an unnamed 1 month old. Alexander was a hosier.
Source Citation: Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 13A; Page: 15; Line: 10; Roll 1035; Year: 1851.
Marriage recorded for John Morley Lee and Emily Mary Gingell, Apr-Jun 1855, West Ham, Vol. 4a, page 4.
Also in 1855 Johns father, a London builder, bought him the living at Botley, Hampshire, where he became Rector until his death.
Source: See 1 bottom of page.
In the 1861 census, the family were living in Rectory House, Botley. John and Emily had two daughters; Ellen Annie (b.1857, Botley) and Alice Mary (b.1859, Botley). Staying with them were Emily’s parents, James (b.1801, London) and Martha (b.1807, London) Gingell. James was a Hay and Straw Factor. Three servants were listed; a nurse, housemaid and cook.
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 681; Folio: 4; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542684.
In the 1871 census, Emily and her sister Ellen, were visiting their sister Martha Cruickshank and family at Cranbourne Road, Winterbourne in Bournmouth, with their father, James Gingell (b.1801, Whitechapel, Middlesex). James was still married and a Hay and Straw Factor. Martha was a widow. Ellen was unmarried. Emily was described as a clergymans wife and had with her their daughter Alice M. (b.1859, Botley, Hampshire) and governess, Elizabeth Stearn (b.1848, Suffolk).
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1178; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 827805.
At the same time, John was still in the Rectory at Botley with his daughter, Ellen Annie. His sister, Anna Maria Lee (b.1829, St.Lukes, Middlesex), was staying with them. She had no occupation. They also had a governess, cook and two housemaids.
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1197; Folio: 1; Page: 1; GSU roll: 827815.
In 1881, John was still rector in Botley. His wife was not home, but he was living with his two daughters and sister-in-law, Ellen O. Gingell. They had 5 domestic servants.
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1218; Folio: 10; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341298.
At this time, Emily was visiting with her uncle, William Henry Ogden (b.1799, Melksham, Wiltshire), a retired stockbroker, at Highfield House in Highfield. Also staying their were her aunt, Jane Ogden, and her brother, William Henry Gingell (b.Stratford, Essex).
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1219; Folio: 82; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1341298.
In 1891, John was described as a Clerk in Holy Orders, but was still at the Rectory in Botley. Emily, Ellen and Alice were present. They had 4 domestic servants.
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 924; Folio 6; Page 5; GSU roll: 6096034
In 1901, John was described as a ‘Clergyman (Church of England)’. Still at the Rectory, Emily and John lived with their unmarried daughters; Ellen and Alice. They had 4 domestic servants.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1065; Folio: 15; Page: 21.
John Morley Lee died on January 20th, 1903.
Death recorded for John Morley Lee (aged 77), Jan-Mar 1903, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 37.
Following the death of her aunt, Jane Ogden, Highfield House passed to her brother, William Henry and then to Emily in 1896. In 1901, her sister Ellen was living there, but following her sisters death and that of her her husband, Emily moved there in January 1903.
Following her death on 6th January 1910, her daughters inherited the house, which they subsequently sold to a local builder for redevelopment of the whole site.
Source: see 1 below.
Death recorded for Emily Mary Lee, Jan-Mar 1910, Southampton, Vol. 2c, page 2.
Source 1 : Material collected on behalf of the Oakmount Triangle Residents’ Association in preparation for an application for Conservation Area status.
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Birth, Marriage & Death records obtained from Freebmd.org.uk.
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