FitzRoy Henry Lee
|FitzRoy Henry Lee
Fitzroy Henry Lee, ca. 1725
|Born||2 January 1699|
|Died||14 April 1750(aged 51)|
|Allegiance|| Kingdom of Great Britain
|Years of service||1716–1750|
Fitzroy Henry Lee (2 January 1699 – 14 April 1750) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served as Commodore Governor of Newfoundland, Canada. He was supposedly the model for Hawser Trunnion from Tobias Smollett's The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.
He entered the Royal Navy in 1716, and in May 1735 was commissioned Governor of Newfoundland. Lee was known for debauchery and drunkenness which subsequently led to his being relieved of his naval command around 1746.
Apparently the complaints could not be substantiated; for Lee was not tried, and on his arrival in England, in October 1747, his promotion to be rear-admiral, which had been suspended, was dated back to 15 July. On 12 May 1748, he was advanced to be vice-admiral of the white, but he had no further service, and died suddenly on 14 April 1750.
- J. K. Laughton, ‘Lee, Fitzroy Henry (1699–1750)’, rev. Philip Carter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Laughton 1892.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Laughton, John Knox (1892). "Lee, Fitzroy Henry". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Biography at Government House The Governorship of Newfoundland and Labrador
- "FitzRoy Henry Lee". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
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