Ann Leach

6 March 1771–
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Leach was christened on 6 March 1771, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Leach, was 25 and her mother, Ann Lee, was 21. She married Richard Whitaker on 3 April 1793, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Whitaker
1762–
Ann Leach
1771–
Marriage: 3 April 1793
Martha Whitaker
1794–
Abraham Whitaker
1795–
Alice Whitaker
1797–
James Whitaker
1799–
Richard Whitaker
1800–
Mary Whitaker
1802–
Mary Whittaker
1802–
Sarah Whitaker
1806–
Robert Whitaker
1807–
George Whittaker
1810–
Ann Whittaker
1814–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1793
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

    Martha Whitaker

    Female1794–Female

    Abraham Whitaker

    Male1795–Male

    Alice Whitaker

    Female1797–Female

    James Whitaker

    Male1799–Male

    Richard Whitaker

    Male1800–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Leach

    Male1746–Male

    Ann Lee

    Female1750–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a physician, Old English lǣce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Whittaker in entry for Mary Whittaker, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"
  • Ann Leech, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Whittaker in entry for Ann Whittaker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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