Lee Steere

Lee Steere (sometimes hyphenated as Lee-Steere), is the surname of several prominent Western Australians:

The Lee Steere family were originally from Jayes, in Surrey, England.[1][2] The family took the name Lee Steere in 1675 when John Steere (1649-1689[3]) married Fiducia Lee in Plastoe, Surrey.[4] Members of the family continued to live in Jayes Park, Ockley.[5]

Not all of John Steere and Fiducia Lee's descendants had a separate given name with "Lee Steere" as a surname. One of the female descendants married Richard Witts and had a son named Lee Steere Witts, who later "assumed the name of Steere".[6] There are also records of family members named (for example) Lee Steere Steere and Sarah Steere Steere.[7] Others were known simply as "Lee Steere" (including the 1848 High Sheriff of Surrey).


  1. Schorer, Albert (1968). History of the Upper Blackwood. Bunbury, Western Australia: South West Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd. p. 24.
  2. Muir, Alison & Dinee (1982). Forrest Family, Pioneers of Western Australia, 1842-1982. J.R. Muir & Son. p. 26. ISBN 0-9592883-0-9.
  3. "John Steere". Halhed genealogy & family trees. Basil Halhed. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. Birman, Wendy (1986). "Lee Steere, Sir Ernest Augustus (1866–1957)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 10. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. "Dorking Museum". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. Malden, Henry Elliot (1911). Wikisource link to The Victoria History of the County of Surrey, Volume 3. Wikisource. p. 155.
  7. "STEER-L Archives". RootsWeb. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
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