Henry Lee (MP)

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Lee in 1880

Henry Lee (born 29 November 1817) was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1885.

Lee was the son of Lee Lee of Chorley Lancashire and his wife Anne Cocksey, daughter of Joseph Cocksey. He was a merchant and manufacturer being head of the cotton firm Tootal, Broadhurst, and Lee. He was a director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and of the Manchester and Salford Bank. He was a J.P. for Lancashire and the borough of Salford.[1]

Lee stood unsuccessfully for parliament in Salford at the 1874 general election.[2] At the 1880 general election he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton,[3] and held the seat until his defeat[4] at the 1885 general election.[5] He contested Manchester North West at the 1886 election, without success.[6]

Lee married Hannah Dracup, daughter of John Dracup of Salford in 1846. His daughter Florence was the mother of Frank Lee Pyman.[7]


  1. ^ Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 264. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ Craig, Election results 1832–1885, page 280
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 189. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ Craig, Election results 1885–1918, page151
  7. ^ Obituary Notices

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alfred Giles
Sir Frederick Perkins
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Charles Parker Butt 1880–83
Alfred Giles 1883–92
Succeeded by
Sir John Commerell
Alfred Giles