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The Leach, Mexborough
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 20:27 BST (UK) »
Hi all, I have a death certificate from 1897 which has the place of death as the Leach, Mexborough. Does anyone know what this place was as I have searched online but all I can find is a Leach Lane but no building.

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 20:48 BST (UK) »
There's a Leech Bridge on this late 19th century map [spelt with 2 e's].
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.49198&lon=-1.28654&layers=168&b=1

and this list of Methodist baptisms shows a family in Leech Row, Market Street.
https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Mexborough/MexboroughMethodistBaptisms1883-1892

I would suspect that 'The Leech' is the area of housing north of Leech Bridge, south of Market Street. The modern Leach Lane is the dotted track running south of Market Street to Leech Bridge.

Perhaps look at the 1901 census to see the enumerators walk to see where The Leach/Leech features.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 20:57 BST (UK) »
It seems more like a hospital or possibly workhouse related.

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:01 BST (UK) »
Here is enumerator's walk from 1901.There's a Leach Cottage next to the Station Houseas well as Leach Row off Market Street.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON


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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:06 BST (UK) »
Thank you, much appreciated.

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:12 BST (UK) »
Just checking - the place of death listed in column 1 of the certificate also says  'The Leach' as well as the address of the informant? Was the informant a relative? Where was the deceased living in 1891 & where was A E Andrews living in 1901?

ADDED: 1901 Leach Row reference
RG13 Piece 4408 Folio 67 Page 20
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:30 BST (UK) »
Yes the first column also has the Leach listed. I don't think it was the home of the person who died, it says he died of influenza after 10 days. I'm not sure who the A E Andrews is. I'll see if I can find any info on that person. The person who died was my grt grandad but I have no information on him at all apart from the death certificate.

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:37 BST (UK) »
I did see that there were some Almshouses in Market Street at the top of Leach Lane, maybe as you say they were called The Leach. Maybe get in touch with a local history society?

Do you have access to newspaper archive?
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: The Leach, Mexborough
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:40 BST (UK) »
No, I'm just looking into any historical groups for that area.