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Tobias Leech III (1652 - 1726)

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Tobias "Toby" Leech III
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniamap
Leech-43 created 21 Feb 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 18 May 2017
12:14: Robert Abercrombie edited the Status Indicators for Tobias Leech III. [Thank Robert for this]
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Categories: William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project | Bristol Factor, sailed August 1682.

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Biography

Christening: 1 JAN 1652[1]

From Pennsylvania Traveler Post, Vol 1, Issue 3, May 1965, an article about the Toby Leech family.[1]

Toby Leech joined with three other Quakers, John Ashmead, Richard Wall and Edward Bolton to purchase 1000 acres from William Penn. Toby & Hester along with their son were on the 18th boat (The Bristol Factor) to leave for PA. from England. Toby died in 1726. When Toby died, he had acquired 2,700 acres of land and had been a member of the PA Assembly in 1713, 1714, 1715, 1717, and 1719. It is also believed Toby was a large stockholder and a member of the Free Society of Traders. As such he built several mills along the Tacony Creek and was given additional land by William Penn as a partial compensation for the risk he took in investing in the society.

From Genforum: this is the same Toby Leech who came from Cheltenham, England at the time of William Penn. He was an original PA land owner as was his father-in-law John Ashmead, who never came to this country, but left his land to Toby. Toby's mother-in-law was Mary Ashmead; she came over on the Bristol Factor.[1]

Sources

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name: Toby Leech Birth Date: 1652 Birth Place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Death Date: 16 Nov 1726 Death Place: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Cemetery: Trinity Oxford Episcopal Churchyard Burial or Cremation Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Has Bio?: Y Spouse: Hester Leech Children: Isaac Ashmead Leech Jacob Leech Tobias Leech IV John Leech Thomas Leech Hester Poole URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...


Biography

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Acrossthepond.ged, 21 February 2011
  • Name: Toby Leech

Gender: Male Birth Date: 1 Jan 1652 Birth Place: Cheltenham, Gloucs, England Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1679 Father: Toby Leech Spouse: Esther Ashmead Children: Esther Leech; Esther Leech Source Information

Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.

Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting. Description

The Millennium File contains more than 880,000 linked family records, with lineages from throughout the world, including colonial America, the British Isles, Switzerland, and Germany.

Name: Toby Leech State: PA County: Pennsylvania County Township: Petition Year: 1692 Page: 500 Database: PA Early Census Index

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Original data: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

Name: Tobias Leech Arrival Year: 1682 Arrival Place: Pennsylvania Source Publication Code: 8370 Primary Immigrant: Leech, Tobias Annotation: This excellent work contains over 3,000 names and an index to vessels. Reprints the following articles with corrections, additions, and new materials: "The Real Welcome Passengers," by Marion Balderston (no. 242) pp. 1-26; "Pennsylvania's 1683 Ships," (no Source Bibliography: SHEPPARD, WALTER LEE, JR., compiler and editor. Passengers and Ships prior to 1684. (Publications of the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, 1.) Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970. 245p. Reprinted by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1985. Page: 54

Source Citation

Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1682; Page Number: 54 Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.

Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.

Name: Toby Leech Gender: Male Birth Place: En Spouse Name: Hester Number Pages: 1 Source Citation

Source number: 926.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: DGM Source Information

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Name: Toby Leech Birth Date: 1652 Death Date: 16 Nov 1726 Cemetery: Trinity Oxford Episcopal Churchyard Burial or Cremation Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Has Bio?: Y Spouse: Hester Leech URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...

Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.



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On 23 Feb 2017 at 15:15 GMT Bob Leach wrote:

Leech-380 and Leech-43 appear to represent the same person because: I think these are the same person.



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