John Leishman

Brief Life History of John

When John Leishman was born on 26 July 1678, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, his father, Thomas Leishman, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Brown, was 25. He married Agnes Dundee on 23 December 1697, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 June 1736, at the age of 57.

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John Leishman
1678–1736
Agnes Dundee
1669–1715
Marriage: 23 December 1697
John Leishman
1694–
David Leishman
1698–
Jean Leishman
1700–
George Leishman
1701–
James Leishman
1704–
Andrew Leishman
1706–
Richard Leishman
1710–
Christian Leishman
1713–
William Leishman
1709–1752

Sources (3)

  • John Leishman in entry for Robert Simpson and Christian Leishman, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Leishman in entry for John Leishman and Janet Rrokous, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Lishman in entry for Robert Simson and Christian Lishman, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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Name Meaning

Scottish (Stirlingshire): occupational name for a maker of leashes, from Middle English and Older Scots lese, leise, lech(e), lesh(e) ‘a leash for holding a coursing hound or watchdog’, also ‘a thong for securing a hawk’, + man. The name would be synonymous with Lesmaker, Leshmaker, attested in early 15th-century Durham.

Perhaps also a Scottish variant of Leachman .

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

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