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Tobias Leech III (1652 - 1726)

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Tobias Leech III
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniamap
Leech-43 created 21 Feb 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 23 Feb 2017
10:15: Bob Leach proposed a merge of Leech-380 and Leech-43 with a comment. [Thank Bob for this]
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Categories: William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project | Bristol Factor, sailed August 1682.

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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]


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:

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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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