Mary Ann Leare

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Leare was christened on 8 April 1750, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Lear, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Singleton, was 22.

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Richard Lear
Sarah Singleton
Mary Ann Leare
Sally Lear
Mary Lear
Richard Lear
William Lear

Sources (2)

  • Mary Ann Leare, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Ann Leare, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


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


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning


habitational name from Leake (Lincolnshire), East and West Leake (Nottinghamshire), Leek (Staffordshire), Leck (Lancashire), Leak (NorthYorkshire), or Leak Hall in Cumberworth (West Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English lece or Old Scandinavian lœkr, both meaning ‘brook’. See also Like .

possibly also a nickname from Middle English lek ‘leek’ (Old English lēac), perhaps for a grower or seller of leeks.

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

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