Michael Leach

Worsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Michael

When Michael Leach was born in 1846, in Worsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Leach, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Hammond, was 27. He married Eliza Smith in 1869, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Dalton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Michael Leach
Eliza Smith
Marriage: 1869
William Leach
Amy Leach
Agnes Leach
Elizabeth Leach
Alice Leach
Eliza Leach

Spouse and Children

Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Leach


    Amy Leach


    Agnes Leach


    Elizabeth Leach


    Alice Leach


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

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 17

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 34

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Leach, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Michael Leach in household of Francis Leach, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Michael Leach, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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