Richard Ledsham

Male1740–26 November 1799

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Ledsham was born in 1740, in Beeston, Cheshire, England, his father, Johannes Ledsham, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Coddington, was 31. He married Mary Maddox on 16 August 1762, in Eastham, Cheshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Whitby, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1762 and Eastham, Cheshire, England in 1762. He was buried in Beeston, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Ledsham
Mary Maddox
Marriage: 16 August 1762
Thomas Ledsham
Richard Ledsham
Ann Ledsham
Peter Ledsham
William Ledsham
Edward Ledsham
Mary Ledsham
Jonathan Ledsham
James Ledsham
Charles Ledsham

Sources (39)

  • Richard Ledsham, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"
  • Richard Ledsham in entry for Thos. Ledsham, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Richard Ledsham, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1762Eastham, Cheshire, England
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 12

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 14

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 30

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: locative name from either of the places called Ledsham in Cheshire and WR Yorks.

    2 English: occasionally perhaps a variant of Letson .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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