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Lea wills in Brereton cum Smethwick

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Date: 1600 to 1850
Location: Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Lea
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Précis of wills detailing relationships mentioned ( from digital images of their wills on the findmypast website)

James Lee, yeoman, 1703

wife Ellen
daughters Margaret, Martha and Mary
son John
late brother Thomas Lea of Pentrage in Staffordshire (May have mentioned the girls in his will)[1] A Thomas Lea was buried in Penkridge, Staffordshire on 13 Jun 1703[2]

Thomas Lea, yeoman, 1774

son Thomas Lea
wife Elizabeth
son in law John Sunderland
daughter Martha Sunderland
daughter Elizabeth Lea
daughter Mary Booth who married son in law John Booth [Jorder?]
grandson Thomas Toeston

Theophilus (Leah) Lea (bef.1738-1814), farmer, 1814[3]

daughter Mary Lea (1765-)

William (Leah) Lea (bef.1737-bef.1817)

daughter Mary Lea (bef.1762-bef.1833)
daughter Elizabeth Lea (bef.1764-bef.1828)
daughter Martha Lea (bef.1775-1797), her son William Lea
daughter Ann (Lea) Webb (1765-) and son-in-law Thomas Webb
son Joseph Lea
son John Lea (bef.1772-1842)

James Lea (abt.1770-1842), 1842

son Thomas Lea (bef.1801-1857) of Cranage
son William Lea (bef.1806-) of Brereton cum Smethwick
daughter Ann (Lea) Wood (1799-)
daughter Elizabeth (Lea) Wood (1803-)
daughter Martha (Lea) Taylor (bef.1795-)
daughter Mary (Lea) Barratt (bef.1807-)

Elizabeth Lea, widow, 1895

grandchildren Harriet Alice Lea, Mary Elizabeth Lea
daughter Harriet Lea

Other wills indexed but unavailable to view online, or no longer exist

1704 James Lea, yeoman [4]
13 Sep 1802 William Lea, farmer adm[5]
1818 William Lea, farmer[6]


  1. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FCHS%2F748106942
  2. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2FBUR%2F796564
  3. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FCHS%2F748061044
  4. https://archive.org/details/recordsocietyfo01chesgoog/page/n138/mode/2up?q=Lea :
  5. https://archive.org/details/indextowillsadmi62ches/page/228/mode/2up?view=theater&q=Lea
  6. http://databases.cheshirearchives.org.uk/RecordOfficeWillEPayments/details.aspx?id=19907

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