Edward Smith Lees (1783 - 1846)

Born: March 30, 1783
Died: September 24, 1846, Merville
Married: ? Clarke, 1821
Father: Sir John Lees, 1st Baronet (c1737-1811)
Mother: Mary Cathcart
Siblings:
* Charlotte Lees
* Rev. Sir Harcourt Lees, 2nd Baronet b. November 29, 1776, d. March 7, 1852
* John Cathcart Lees b. October 21, 1777, d. September 1858 (barrister-at-law)
* Townshend Lees b. August 3, 1779
* William Eden Lees b. August, 5 1784, d. December 24, 1856
* Thomas Orde Lees b. June 30, 1788
Offspring: none

from Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2279. https://thepeerage.com

He was invested as a Knight by King George IV on his visit to Ireland in 1821. He held the office of Secretary to the Post Office, Ireland and Scotland