Sir Henry de Lea Knight
- Born: Lea, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1288, Lea Hall, Preston, Lancashire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Titles: Sheriff of Lancaster Circa 1282, 1283 and 1285. 334
• Background Information. 824
Henry de Lea, the son of John de Lea, was sheriff 11 Edward I or A.D. 1283. He died 17 Edward I, and was found possessed, by Inquisition taken that same year, of the manors of Chernok, Meles, Lea and lands in Quarlton. His son William de Lea, married Clemence, daughter of Robert Banastre.
~The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, footnote, pp. 497-8
• Background Information. 913
Sir Henry Lea was a prominent man in the county and was at one time sheriff. He died in 1288, leaving as heir his son William de Lea, who acquired the manor of Mollington Banastre near Chester by his marriage with Clemency Banastre [Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 32b. Clemency was daughter of Robert Banastre]. Their son Henry, taking part with Adam Banastre in his rebellion in October/November 1315, was executed; but his sister Sibyl was able to secure the inheritance, which she carried by marriage to Sir Richard de Hoghton of Hoghton [Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 32b]. From that time Lea has descended in the same way as Hoghton.
'Townships: Lea, Ashton, Ingol and Cottam', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, pp. 129-137