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LEECH/LEACH family who came in about 1871

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11 years 3 months ago #134 by Diane Main
Diane Main created the topic: LEECH/LEACH family who came in about 1871
In around 1871, my great great grandparents and their three children moved to Bisley from Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve (near Cheltenham).

From my notes:
1871 Census Information:

RG10/2631, 7, 72, 12
Bisley, Oakridge, Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire
John LEACH, Head, married, male, 48, Farmer, born Woodmancote Gloucestershire
Eliza LEACH, Wife, married, female, 38, born Woodmancote Gloucestershire
John LEACH, Son, unmarried, male, 12, Scholar, born Woodmancote Gloucestershire
Alice, Daughter, female, 10, Scholar, born Woodmancote Gloucestershire
George LEACH, Son, male, 7, Scholar, born Woodmancote Gloucestershire

It appears that when the LEECHes left Emblem Cottage, they moved to Water Lane, Bisley. In 1876 on September 4th, a tenancy agreement was assigned to John Leech of Oakridge for the occupation of Westwood and Rookwood Farms at a rent of £230.00. The 1881 Census shows Eliza (Ayliffe) LEECH as a farmer of 120 acres living with her son John and daughter Alice. Her third child, George Hubert, was an apprentice at sea since 1880 on the \"Indian Empire\" at Cardiff St. Mary, Glamorgan, Wales. Melanie Webb has the original apprentice indenture where George Hubert is the apprentice and his brother John his surety. George Hubert married Selina Clementina Smith on 27 January 1891 in the parish of Holborn, London.

More notes:
October 13th 1876: Rookwoods and Westwood Farms, Bisley, Valuation of Acts of Husbandry, Hay, Straw, and Fixtures
Executors of the late Mr. Edward Davies to Mr. Leach

November 7th 1876: Oakridge, Bisley, Valuation of Acts of Husbandry, Hay, Straw, and Fixtures
Mr. Leach to Mr. Chas. Driver

1881 Census Information:

Dwelling: Water Lane
Census Place: Bisley, Gloucester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341614 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2543 Folio 57 Page 7

Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Eliza LEECH W 48 F Woodmancote Bishops Cleeve, Gloucester, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Employs 1 Laborer Farmer Of 120 Acres
John LEECH U 22 M Woodmancote Bishops Cleeve, Gloucester, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Farmers Son
Alice LEECH U 20 F Woodmancote Bishops Cleeve, Gloucester, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Farmers Daughter
Henry ARUNDELL U 16 M Stroud, Gloucester, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Farm Serv Carter

1891 Census Information:

Bisley, Gloucestershire, England (Oakridge or Water Lane area)
27. Rookwood Farm
Eliza LEECH, Head, Widow, female, 59, Farmer (employer), Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Alice LEECH, daughter, single, female, 30, Assistant, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

This is on the same Census page as Seth GARDINER and his family. Eliza's son, George Hubert LEECH, married Seth GARDINER's niece, Selina Clementina SMITH, in London in January 1891.

1901 Census Information:

Oakridge St. Bartholomew, Bisley with Lypiatt (sp?), Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
1. Rookwoods Farm
Henry HUNT, Head, married, male, 46, Farmer, employer, at home, Gloucestershire Oakridge
Alice HUNT, Wife, married, female, 40, Gloucestershire Cleeve
Wilfred HUNT, Son, single, male, 17, Farmer's Son, worker, at home, Gloucestershire Oakridge
Alfred HUNT, Son, male, 2, Gloucestershire Bisley
Edward HUNT, Son, male, 1, Gloucestershire Bisley
Baby, Daughter, female, 1 month, Gloucestershire Bisley
Eliza LEECH, Mother-in-Law, widow, female, 68, Own Means, Gloucestershire Cleeve

Eliza (Ayliffe) Leech died in 1909, and I have details of her will, which mentions a \"Trench property.\" I don't know what this was.

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10 years 1 month ago #340 by Elisa
Elisa replied the topic: Re:LEECH/LEACH family who came in about 1871
I have also been searching for my Leach family for which the only records I have is
Joseph Leach born 1864 married Clara and they had 11 children 2 of which died. They were all born in Stroud, gloucestershire. Their names are:


I believe they lived at 42 Bisley Old Road and then moved to 63 Stanley Road.

I believe both Gilbert and Edward moved to Cardiff.

Do you know of anybody related to the above.

Any info greatly appreciated


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