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Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to trace my Leach (also spelled Leech) ancestors who emigrated from Wexford, Ireland arriving in Canada and settling in Beckwith Township in 1820. I know of a Thomas Leach and William Leach who came over on the passenger ship "Maria". I believe they were the sons of William Leach (b. 1750) and Anne Edwards (b. 1752). Several members of Leach families came to Lanark County between 1819 and 1822. I believe Thomas Leach was born about 1793 and married France Cooke sometime before emigrating. I also believe William Leach was born about 1780 and married Elizabeth Lumas prior to emigrating. I would be so appreciative of any information you are able to provide to me. Thank you in advance.


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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
1851 census Lanark County Ontario

Thomas Leich   58 born Ireland.
Frances Leich    58 born Ireland.
Ann Leich  24 Born Canada
Edward Leich 18 Born Canada
James Leich 16 Born Canada
Frances Leich  12 Born Canada

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:03 GMT (UK) »
Above Thomas on the same 1851 census sheet in Lanark Co Ontario

William leich aged 65 years. born Ireland.
Elizabeth aged aged 60 years. born Ireland.
James aged 30 years. born Ireland.
Josiah aged 16 years. born Canada.
George aged 10 years. born Ireland.

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Above William on the same census shee 1851 census Lanark Co Ontario - all surname Leich.

William Leich 60 years born Ireland.
Harriet 56 years. born Ireland
James 20 years. born Canada.
Henry 18 years. born canada.
Susan 21 years. born Canada.
Jemima 14 years. born Canada.
George 11 years. born Ireland.
Helen 9 years. born Ireland.
William R Leich 3 years. born Canada.

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Thomas John Leech - 1793 passed away 29 March 1852 - Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario.

Burial -  Franktown Public Cemetery  Franktown, Lanark County, Ontario.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109615204

Frances Cooke Leech - 1792 - 22 April 1879 -

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109615286/frances-leech

Edith Leech Griffith  - 16 August 1821 Ontario Canada - 11 Jul 1893 Perth, Lanark County, Ontario.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109617065/edith-griffith

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:19 GMT (UK) »
William Leach born Ireland 1780 passed away 31 Janauary 1878 Beckwith lanark Ontario - aged 98 years - Old Age. (from death cert)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF6R-62G

https://www.canadianheadstones.com/view?id=406576

Pedigree resource file - family search - marriage is listed as 16 April 1804 Ireland.
Immigrated 1819

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:9CQL-LDN

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Elizabeth Leech (Lumas)  passed away 1874 - aged 83 years - Franktown Cemetery

Canadian Headstones - https://www.canadianheadstones.com/view?oid=on.386577

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:33 GMT (UK) »
You are really on top of it Sandra. Great information. The census showed me that all 3 boys were brothers, but it is strange that 2 of them were named William - the oldest was William Henry Leach and the younger one was just William. I guess it makes some kind of sense as their father was also William (1850-killed at Vinegar Hill battle in 1798). Not sure how the William Leach born Ireland 1780 and passed away January 31, 1878 fits in!!

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Re: Leach family in Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 February 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
There is a tree on anc with DNA links - might be worth you having a look


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