Joseph Leigh

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Leigh was christened on 8 January 1774, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lee or Leigh, was 41 and his mother, Anne Wood, was 38.

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Richard Lee or Leigh
Anne Wood
Thomas Lee
Betty Leigh
James Lee
Isabel Lee
Ellen Lee
John Lee
Ann Leigh
Ellen Leigh
John Leigh
Joseph Leigh
Sally Leigh
Stillborn Leigh

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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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: 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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