Here's where the tricky part of this line comes along. (This could be a little more tricky than Thomas Henry Lee changing his name to Henry Lee-Thomas). This concerns the marriage of Sarah Ann to John Lee. The link here is to their marriage certificate.
You will notice that the name for Sarah Ann is, "Sarah Ann Tysoe." It appears that Sarah Ann's mother (Sarah Thornton) was married twice: first to George Lever, and second to Joseph Tysoe. Most of Sarah Thornton's children were born of the marriage to Joseph Tysoe. Sarah Thornton had two children (Sarah Ann and Joseph) with George Lever and seven children with Joseph Tysoe. There is no proof that Joseph Tysoe actually adopted Sarah Ann and Joseph, but Sarah Ann gives Tysoe as her name when she married John Lee. This two marriage idea on Sarah Thornton is the consensus of the family (in Australia too) with the documents which we have currently. This could all change if future different proof comes to light. Anyone who would like to take this on?
In the future I will post many certificates from the John Lee/Sarah Ann Lever/Tysoe family and the Joseph Tysoe/Sarah Thornton family. For now just enjoy this certificate, study the Lee pedigree chart so that you can follow this along. Here is the link to the marriage certificate.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The following link is to the birth certificate of Sarah Ann Lever (mother of Thomas Henry Lee), and wife of John Lee. She was born as Sarah Ann Lever, daughter of George Lever and Sarah Thornton. Notice on the birth certificate that the parents were married "At Sea". Could be on the way to Australia??? Also, that there were two other children listed as living at the time of this birth. It is believed that George Lever had been married before and these children were his by a previous marriage. I have no certificates to back this up. There is also a link to a picture of Sarah Ann which she sent to her grandson, Maurice. Also, there is a picture of John Lee and Sarah Ann. The young man in the picture with John and Sarah is Clarence Leslie Lee. He is the brother of Thomas Henry Lee and the father of Margaret Lee Haag (the relative from Australia who found Steve and I a few years back). Here are the links.