Elizabeth Alexander was born circa 1828 in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Alexander (-) and Ann Unknown (-) . She married William Lees (c1828-) 25 April 1853 in Alcester, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.


Presumably siblings included sister Hannah, mother of Beatrice. Census evidence not found.


Offspring of William Lees and Elizabeth Ann Alexander (c1828-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Hall Lees (c1865-) 21 September 1865 Middlesex, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Edith Mary Sherrard (c1862-)


  • 1828 Staffordshire (baptism)
  • 1841 Brewood, Penkridge, Staffordshire (census)
  • 1851-1853 Alcester (census and marriage)
  • 1853-1865 presumably London with husband
  • 1877 Leicester (John starts school)
  • 1901 Leiceser (census, with niece and boarders)
  • 1911 London (with John and his wife and daughter)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Her surname was deduced by working with the fact that in 1901 she was in the same household as a niece, Beatrice Mary Caink (1881-1909), easy to track down because of rare surname. Beatrice;s mother was also said to have been born at Wolverhampton.
  • Baptism record (Used by permission of FamilySearch Intl) and census records and marriage registration
Ω Birth
  • County assumed from baptism place.
† Baptism
  • Transcript (Used by permission of FamilySearch Intl)
₪ Wedding
  • She was resident in Alcester, where she had been at the 1851 census. John was resident at Saint Ethelburge, Bishopsgate, London, and she probably joined him there, where he was a Tea Dealer like his father. Their son John later reported having been born in Middlesex.
  • Registration seen