Jane Leach

Female1780–26 October 1821

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Leach was born in 1780, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Andrew Leach, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Hobart, was 22. She married William Ritchey on 24 December 1801. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 26 October 1821, in her hometown, at the age of 41, and was buried in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Ritchey
Jane Leach
Marriage: 24 December 1801
Jane Ritchie
William Ritchie
Charles Ritchie
Andrew Ritchie
John Ritchie
Isabella Montgomery Ritchie
James Ritchie
Henry Ritchie

Sources (6)

  • Jeanney Leach, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jane Leach, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Jeanney Leach, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1801
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 1

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 3

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 14

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a physician, from Middle English leche, lache ‘physician’ (Old English lǣce ‘leech; physician, blood-letter, surgeon’). The name refers to the medieval medical practice of bleeding, typically by applying leeches to a patient. The surname is recorded in the late 14th-century Poll Tax Returns for men whose occupation is stated as medicus ‘physician’, or occasionally spicer (spicers acted as apothecaries), but some men named le Leche have unrelated occupations including cultor ‘cultivator, farm laborer’, which suggests that leche could refer to an amateur ‘medicine man’ who supplied folk remedies.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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