Richard Leonard

30 April 1738–
Woodbury, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Leonard was born on 30 April 1738, in Woodbury, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonas Leonard, was 35 and his mother, Ann Tucker, was 36. He married Anne Stokes on 13 July 1772, in Aylesbeare, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Leonard
1738–
Anne Stokes
1741–
Marriage: 13 July 1772
Thomas Lennard
1772–
John Lenard
1775–
Mary Lenard
1777–
Richard Leonard
1779–
Elizabeth Leonard
1781–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 July 1772
Aylesbeare, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Male1772–Male

    John Lenard

    Male1775–Male

    Mary Lenard

    Female1777–Female

    Richard Leonard

    Male1779–Male

    Female1781–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jonas Leonard

    Male1702–Male

    Ann Tucker

    Female1701–Female

siblings

(7)

    Andrew Leonard

    Male1733–Male

    Jonas Leonard

    Male1735–Male

    Male1738–Male

    Samuel Leonard

    Male1740–Male

    Ann Leonard

    Female1745–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 63

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 77

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 92

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard Lenerd in entry for Elizabeth Lenerd, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Richard Lenard in entry for Mary Lenard, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Richard Lenard in entry for John Lenard, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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