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|Earl of Lichfield|
|Predecessor||Edward, 1st Earl of Lichfield|
|Successor||George, 3rd Earl of Lichfield|
|Born||12 March 1690|
|Died||15 February 1743 aged 52|
|George Henry & others|
|Father||Edward, 1st Earl of Lichfield|
George Henry Lee I, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (1690–1743) was a younger son of Edward Henry Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield and his wife Charlotte Fitzroy, an illegitimate daughter of Charles II by his mistress, the celebrated courtesan Barbara Villiers. On 14 July 1716 George Henry Lee succeeded his father as the 2nd Earl of Lichfield.
George was born on 12 March 1690 in St. James Park, London.  He was one of the ten children and the fourth of the sons of Edward Henry Lee and his wife Charlotte Fitzroy. His father was created Viscount Quarendon and Earl of Lichfield just before his marriage. George's mother was a natural daughter of Charles II and Barbara Villiers. 
|George listed among his brothers|
|He appears below among his brothers as the fourth son: |
George became heir apparent and was given the corresponding courtesy title of Viscount Quarendon when his eldest brother, Edward Henry, died in 1713.  On 14 July 1716 his father died and he succeeded as the 2nd Earl of Lichfield. 
In about 1717 Lord Lichfield, as he was now, married Frances Hales (died 3 February 1769), daughter of Sir John Hales, 4th Baronet of Hackington, of Woodchurch in Kent. 
George and Frances had three sons:
—and five daughters:
In 1719 Lord Lichfield was one of main subscribers in the Royal Academy of Music (1719), a corporation that produced baroque opera on stage. In 1722 he built the Oxfordshire Stately home, Ditchley, designed by James Gibbs. Lichfield was educated at St John's College, Oxford and created a D.C.L. of Oxford on 19 August 1732. On 7 August 1739 he was made Custos Brevium in the Court of Common Pleas, as well as a governor of the Foundling Hospital.
Lichfield died on 15 February 1743 and was buried in Spelsbury.  He was succeeded by his son and namesake, George Henry Lee II.
|0||1690, 12 Mar||Born, in London. |
|11||1702, 8 Mar||Accession of Queen Anne, succeeding King William III |
|23||1713||Became heir apparent on his brother's death and gained the courtesy title of Viscount Quarendon. |
|24||1714, 1 Aug||Accession of King George I, succeeding Queen Anne |
|26||1716, 14 Jul||Succeeded his father as the 2nd Earl of Lichfield. |
|27||1717, about||Married Frances Hales. |
|37||1727, 11 Jun||Accession of King George II, succeeding King George I |
|52||1743, 15 Feb||Died and was buried at Spelsbury.|
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