Elizabeth Medora Leigh

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Medora

When Elizabeth Medora Leigh was born on 15 April 1814, in Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Leigh, was 44 and her mother, Augusta Mary Leigh Byron, was 31. She married Jean-Louis Taillefer on 23 August 1846, in Aveyron, France. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 August 1849, in Versols-et-Lapeyre, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France, at the age of 35, and was buried in Lapeyre, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France.

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Jean-Louis Taillefer
Elizabeth Medora Leigh
Marriage: 23 August 1846
Elie Traillefar
Marie Violette Taillefer
Jean Marie Elie Taillefer

Sources (12)

  • Elizabeth Medora Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Medora Leigh Taillefer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elisabeth Medora Leigh, "France, Haute-Garonne, Parish and Civil Registration, 1539-1993"

World Events (7)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


Restoration and constitutional monarchy (Louis XVIII, Charles X). Revolution of 1830. Reign of Louis-Philippe. Economic prosperity. Rapid development of industrialization. First railways. First colonies established.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye ).

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 李, based on its Cantonese pronunciation. See Li 1.

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

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