John was a coal miner and amateur astronomer who lived and worked in Codnor, England. Codnor is in Derbyshire County. It was the largest coal mining district in England.
John and Elizabeth married in 1830.
(The information here comes mainly from a two-page Swinscoe family history that Joyce (Freestone) McClellan had. It's unclear who wrote it.)
The Find A Grave page for his daughter Eliza Leeson Swinscoe (Find A Grave: Memorial #8143343) gives this unsourced information: "Daughter of John Leeson (ABT. 1812 • Edingley, Nottinghamshire, England / OCT 1871 • Yorkshire, England) and Elizabeth Bostock (ABT. 1816 • Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, England / AFT. 1891 • England)"
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