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Title: Edward Leech
Post by: carver1641 on Thursday 08 February 18 12:33 GMT (UK)
from Newbury Middlesex county Ontario  died dec 7 1896 84 yrs old  trying to find out when he came to Canada from England  and any other imfo  my great great grandfather
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Thursday 08 February 18 13:13 GMT (UK)
What information do you already have ?

Edward appears on the 1851 census of Wentworth County Canada with wife and children. 4 of those children listed were born in Suffolk England. Emily aged 3 was born Guelph Ontario.

There are a lack of passenger lists prior to 1865 so it unlikely we can find them listed.

Edward aged 40 years. born Suffolk Eng. Farmer.
Margaret aged 25 years born Suffolk Eng.
John aged 14 years born Suffolk Eng.
Charlotte aged 12 years born Suffolk Eng.
Margaret aged 11 years born Suffolk Eng.
Emily E aged 3 years born Guelph. Ont.

Anc tree shows John Leech parents Edward leech and Barbara Rhoda.
John Leech 1838  - Wickham Market, Suffolk.

1841 census Wickham Market Suffolk.

Edward Leech 25-29   Suffolk
Rhoda Leech 25-29   Suffolk
William Leech  9 Suffolk
Maria Leech 7 Suffolk
Robert Leech 5   Suffolk
John Leech 3 Suffolk
Charlotte Leech   1 Suffolk


Sandra
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Thursday 08 February 18 13:22 GMT (UK)
Looks like Edward Leech remarried 16 June 1866 to Susannah Seromisnan - Mosa Township. Middlesex.
Parents Samuel and Deborah.

Sandra
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Thursday 08 February 18 13:26 GMT (UK)
Death record for Emily Ellen Leech/Randall - indicates she was born Elgin Co. Ontario - 21 June 1849
Father Edward Leech - mother unknown.
Married James Randall 19 February 1877 Middlesex Ontario.

Sandra
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Thursday 08 February 18 14:25 GMT (UK)
Interesting that on 2 US Census the son John Leech/Leach immigration was 1847.  You need to be signed in to see the images on family search (it is free)

1910 Maple Valley, Sanilac, Michigan. Mistranscribed as Dack  ??? (This has been changed to Leech on anc.)

John Dack   72 Born Eng. Imm 1847. farmer. general farm. own account. NA
Eliza Francis Dack 50
Genevive Dack   17
Russel Dack   15
Albert Dack   13

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLT3-5QW

also 1920 census

John Leach aged 81. Immigrated 1847. NA.
Eliza Leach aged 59 years.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ7H-WHB

Sandra


Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: carver1641 on Thursday 08 February 18 17:04 GMT (UK)
Thankyou so much for you help my great grandfather married his daughter susan from second wife his name was Jason bell  from mosa   Edward was always hard to find  mabey now I can find out more about him in Guelph..thanks again  appears he had a little money  nice farm in mosa.
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 09 February 18 09:23 GMT (UK)
Don't forget that the death record for Emily Ellen Leech/Randall - indicates she was born Elgin Co. Ontario - 21 June 1849  ???

Sandra
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: polarbear on Friday 09 February 18 21:53 GMT (UK)
Looking at the 1852 census.....

Edward appears to have a very young wife, age 25, and I think her name is Mary A rather than Margaret? She is too young to be the mother of the older children. The GRO index has MMN as Barber for Charlotte and little Mary A. There is a marriage of an Edward Leech and a Rhoda Barber in 1832 in Suffolk which would match the 1841 census posted earlier.

When Edward's son Samuel b. 1852 marries for the first time in 1875 his mother is given as Mary, and as Mary Leader for his second marriage in 1902. His first marriage was to Hannah Scrimshaw, daughter of Joseph and Susan Scrimshaw. His second marriage was to a widowed Elizabeth Stocking nee Flagg.

Edward marries Susan in 1866 and they have several children. I think her name is quite garbled in the marriage transcript and should actually be Scrimshaw. She can be found in Mosa in the 1861 census with 4 children including George and Jerimiah, who are with the family in 1971. I think her first child with Edward was probably Elizabeth.

I can't at the moment find a death for Rhoda in England or Ontario. Ontario, of course, not having civil registration until 1869 doesn't help. But to me it looks like she died after the birth of Mary Ann (she could even have died at sea on the journey over), Edward married Mary Ann with whom he had several children and who must have also passed, and then he married Susan in 1866.

Anyway, food for thought.

PB
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: *Sandra* on Saturday 10 February 18 12:48 GMT (UK)
Thanks PB - Sorry the wife was Mary and not Margaret on the 1851 census (my mistake) - - I couldn't find a death for Edwards first wife in the UK or Canada either.  :'(

Sandra
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: DonM on Saturday 10 February 18 13:36 GMT (UK)

She could lay in Wardsville Cemetery with Edward and the rest of the family just not photographed.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2375806/wardsville-municipal-cemetery

You might find other family in Glencoe (Oakland Cemetery) there is Elizabeth Leech buried there. 

Also, Edwards farm was between Newbury and Glencoe on the 14th Concession across for the railway tracks.

https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/Images/Maps/TownshipMaps/mid-m-mosa.jpg

If you are looking for more info contact the Glencoe Historical Society.  Glencoe is actually closer to the farm than Wardsville.   They have info on all the Mosa cemeteries.  I would look at Leitch as well since it is possible that the two families have blended together in the archives.

Don
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: polarbear on Saturday 10 February 18 16:22 GMT (UK)
Although it says Edward, Mary, and Robert were b. Scotland, this does look like the family in 1861. Emily Ellen is down as Ellin, the younger children match the next census.

They are living in Southwold Elgin now.

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4391546_00068.jpg

Indexed as Sirtch on Anc*

PB
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: carver1641 on Saturday 17 February 18 16:47 GMT (UK)
thank you so much for the help this can get confusing at times truly appreciate  anything you find
Title: Re: Edward Leech
Post by: carver1641 on Saturday 17 February 18 16:51 GMT (UK)
I believe the farm house still stands and is lived in if I'm correct.