Robert Lee, 4th Earl of Lichfield
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Robert Lee, 4th Earl of Lichfield (3 July 1706 – 3 November 1776) was an English politician and peer.
An uncle of the 3rd Earl, George Henry Lee II, he was a son of Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield and his wife Charlotte Fitzroy, an illegitimate daughter of Charles II. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxford from 1754 to 1768, and considered a Tory.
Family, and end of the line
In January 1748, Lee married Catherine Stonhouse (b. before 1730 – 8 March 1784), daughter of Sir John Stonhouse, 3rd Baronet, of Radley, co. Berks. The marriage was childless. Lee who died in 1776 was thus the last in the 2nd Creation Earl of Lichfield; the estate and title eventually reverted to his niece Lady Charlotte Lee, eldest surviving daughter of his brother, George Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield.
In 1744 Charlotte had married Viscount Dillon. Their son Charles Dillon, 12th Viscount Dillon inherited the estate of Ditchley but not the title of Earl of Lichfield. Ditchley remained the home of the Viscounts Dillon until 1934.
- Lee Baronets of Quarendon, Buckinghamshire, 1611-1776.
- "Lee, Hon. Robert (1706–76), of Charlbury, Oxon., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- The Scots Magazine. Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran. 1776. p. 622.
- William Betham (1801). The Baronetage of England: Or The History of the English Baronets, and Such Baronets of Scotland, as are of English Families; with Genealogical Tables, and Engravings of Their Coats of Arms. Burrell and Bransby. p. 318.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
The Viscount Wenman
| Member of Parliament for Oxford
With: Thomas Rowney to 1759
Sir Thomas Stapleton, Bt 1759–1768
Hon. William Harcourt
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Lichfield