Birth: 1540 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Beaudesert, Staffordshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1584 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Death: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Father: William Paget

Mother: Anne Preston

Spouse(s): Henry Lee

Date of Marriage: 1554 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Not Known


John Lee
Henry Lee
Mary Lee


Wives and Daughters, The Women of Sixteenth Century England (1984)
Anne Paget (c.1540-c.1590-4)
Anne Paget was the daughter of William, 1st baron Paget of Beaudesert (1505-June 9,1563) and Anne Preston (c.1510-February 1587). She married Sir Henry Lee (c.1533-February 12,1611) in 1560. They had three children, John, Henry, and Mary, all of whom seem to have died young. There is a story that Anne fostered an illegitimate child borne by Lettice Knollys, countess of Essex, to Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, before their marriage. Lettice was a kinswoman of the Lee family through her grandmother, who was married to both a Lee and a Knollys. Queen Elizabeth visited the Sir Henry Lee at Quarendon, Buckinghamshire in the Vale of Aylesbury for two days in August 1592. Most online sources give Anne’s date of death as 1590, but I have also seen 1594, which would mean she was still alive at that time. She was also doubtless aware that her husband had taken a mistress, the notorious Ann Vavasour. Anne was buried at Aylesbury.

Anne Paget