Robert Leeming

about 1849–9 May 1905 (Age 56)
Thorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Leeming was born about 1849, in Thorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Leeming, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Swale, was 35. He married Elizabeth Jackson on 29 May 1886, in Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Witton Gilbert, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died on 9 May 1905, in Sacriston, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56.

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Robert Leeming
Elizabeth Jackson
Marriage: 29 May 1886
Ada Leeming
Mary Hannah Leeming
Jane Ann Leeming
Elizabeth May Leeming
Robert Leeming

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Jackson


29 May 1886
Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom


    Ada Leeming


    Mary Hannah Leeming


    Jane Ann Leeming


    Elizabeth May Leeming


    Robert Leeming


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 14

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in West Yorkshire near Keighley and in North Yorkshire near Northallerton. Both are named with a river name, derived from the Old English word lēoma ‘gleam’, ‘sparkle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Leeming, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert Leeming in household of George Leeming, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Robert Leeming in household of Georg Leeming, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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