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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 16 December 18 22:56 GMT (UK) »
There's a claim here for land at St Mary's originally granted to Robert Leech that fits with land granted to Robert Leach in 1860 on the corner of Story and Groom streets. So he didn't own it by 1887
1887 'Advertising', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 25 February, p. 1. , viewed 17 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9131451

A Robert Leach was also granted 32 acres south of St Mary's on St Patrick's creek in 1867


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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 December 18 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mathew,

Thanks for those titbits, there is an article on the history of St Mary's that has a Robert Leach being one of the first to build a house in the settlement in 1845.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38323444?searchTerm=robert%2Bleach%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-state=Tasmania
Would this likely be my Robert? He had not yet been freed, so would he be able to build a house there? Does this mean there was another Robert Leach in the area at the same time?

There is also a Robert Leach, a headmaster of a school in Elizabeth Street Launceston around the same time???

I appreciate any insight that you may be able to offer.

Regards, Jo  :)
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Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
Leach, Lipscombe - Hampshire
Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.

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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 March 19 03:25 GMT (UK) »
Ann Leach nee Mallon is identified in Police Gazettes of 1883 at Longford -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL709-1-19 scroll to page 31 (of 1883) Offence is in the Longford Lower Courts here - https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL709-1-19 page 75.

There is an Ann Leach dying in Deloraine in 1891 that may be her - https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-60p68j2k

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Robert,

Thanks for still keeping an eye out for my Leach family, I canít get the links to work properly on my iPad, they load but I canít go past page 6, so will try on the weekend with my laptop.

I have found a newspaper report of Agnes Leach (this is given as an alias on her conduct record) being arrested in Launceston with a John Lake in 1875 for stealing. Then there is a marriage in Launceston between an Ann Leach, 60, widow & a John Lake, 63, bachelor in 1891.

I havenít found a death that would match for Robert but wondered if Ann had left hm for John Lake and only married him after Robert was known to have died?

And still nothing on daughter Leah? Or any further mention of Robert Steven Leach?

I appreciate any input, suggestions, theories that you can offer.

Jo  :)
Puplett, Sonnex, Lott, Dunkiss, Hart - London area.
Hudson, Jenner, Dedman - Sussex
Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
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Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.

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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 March 19 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jo,
The marriage for John Lake to Ann Leach in 1891 doesn't appear to have lasted long. John Lake aged 62, a widower is seen to be marrying a Catherine Hardy in Launceston in 1892 - https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-51p335j2k An Ann Lake died in Launceston 21 July 1891 - https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-60p25j2k Age is out put possibly her?.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: Tasmanian brick wall - HELP!!!
« Reply #14 on: Friday 08 March 19 02:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Peter,

Thatís a great find! Even though the age is out I think thereís a good chance itís her, she made herself about 3-4 years younger on her marriage.

Now.....whereís the rest of the family???

Jo  :)
Puplett, Sonnex, Lott, Dunkiss, Hart - London area.
Hudson, Jenner, Dedman - Sussex
Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
Leach, Lipscombe - Hampshire
Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.