Captain Vaughan Hanning Vaughan-Lee, J.P. and D.L., of Dillington, Somerset, and Rheola and Lanelay, in the county of Glamorgan, late M.P. for West Somersetshire, died at Dillington on the 7th inst. He was born Feb. 25, 1836, the only son of Mr. John Lee Lee, of Dillington, M.P. for Wells, by Jessie, his wife, only daughter of Mr. Edwards-Vaughan, of Rheola. He entered the Army as Ensign 21st Fusiliers in 1854, and retired when Captain in 1859, having served in the Crimean War, and having been present at the battles of Alma and Inkerman, the siege of Sebastopol, the attack on the Redan, and the expedition to Kilburn. He was twice, wounded. After taking up his residence at home, he was for some time Major of the Glamorganshire Light Infantry Militia, and High Sheriff of that county in 1871. In 1874 he assumed the additional surname of Vaughan, and in the same year was elected for West Somersetshire, which he continued to represent until he accepted the Chiltern Hundreds, a short time since. Captain Vaughan-Lee married, Aug. 7, 1861, Clara Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. George Moore, of Appleby hall, in the county of Leicester, and leaves four sons and four daughters.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.95