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|
Lee was born in Oxfordshire, England. He entered the Royal Navy in 1716, and obtained a promotion to lieutenant in 1722. Lee became captain of HMS Falkland in 1734 and was commissioned Governor of Newfoundland in May 1735.
Around 1746, the Navy relieved Lee of command, based on charges of debauchery and drunkenness. A pending promotion to rear-admiral was suspended. However, in October 1747, when Lee arrived back in England, the Navy reinstated his promotion, effective 15 July 1747. On 12 May 1748, Lee was promoted to vice-admiral of the white, but he had no further service,
Lee died suddenly on 14 April 1750.
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.
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