My ancestor Sampson Lees (1813-1889) was born at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, to Paul and Elizabeth Lees.He married Emma Ashford in 1836 at All Saints West Bromwich, Staffordshire, and they had six children Edward, Emily, Charlotte, Arthur, Frederick and Alice.Edward died young, but the rest of the family emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1852.Emma died in 1867, Sampson remarried Elizabeth Cozens, and eventually died (in Melbourne gaol, for vagrancy!) in 1889.His eldest daughter Emily is my great-great-great-grandmother.
I think Sampson's father Paul was the Paul Lees baptised at Wednesbury in 1793 son of Joseph and Mary Lees but I can't prove this.
Sampson was a bricklayer, and in 1841 and 1851 was living at Toll End, in between Tipton and West Bromwich.
Any information on these or other Wednesbury Lees families much appreciated.