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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Family Time Line

Richard Lee or Leigh
1734–1798
Anne Wood
1737–
Thomas Lee
1758–
Betty Leigh
1769–
James Lee
1759–
Isabel Lee
1761–1810
Ellen Lee
1763–
John Lee
1765–1765
Ann Leigh
1769–
Ellen Leigh
1772–
John Leigh
1772–
Joseph Leigh
1774–
Sally Leigh
1776–1777
Stillborn Leigh
1779–1779

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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World Events (3)

1815

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

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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