Charles Leach

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Leach was born about 1867, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Joseph Leech, was 29 and his mother, Jane May, was 31.

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William Joseph Leech
Jane May
George Leach
Charles Leach
about 1867–
Willoughby Leach
Eliza Marie Leech
Henry John Leach
Fredrick Leech
Emily Jane Leach
William Joseph Leech
Ernest Frank Leech
Clara May Leach

Sources (5)

  • Charles Leach in household of James May, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Leach - Government record: birth-name: Charles Leach
  • Charles Leach in household of William Leach, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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