Richard Lee (MP for Rochester)

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Richard Lee was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1640 to 1648.

Lee was from a family of Rochester and in 1621 became one of the bridge wardens of Rochester Bridge, a post he held until 1653.[1]

In April 1640, Lee was elected Member of Parliament for Rochester for the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Rochester in November 1640 for the Long Parliament where he sat until he was excluded under Pride's Purge in 1648.[2] Lee was mayor of Rochester in 1643 when he was also appointed a commissioner for Kent to oversee the speedy raising and levying of money for the relief of the Commonwealth.[3]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: Sir Thomas Walsingham
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Walsingham