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Thomas Leigh

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stone-leigh, Parish of Stonely, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Place of Burial: Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of ?? Leigh and Wife of ?? Leigh
Husband of Martha Leigh
Father of Maj. Thomas Leigh and Martha Furness
Brother of John Leigh and Capt. Joseph Leigh

Occupation: Sea Captain
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About Capt. Thomas Leigh

CAPT THOMAS LEIGH of Portsmouth, b Stone-leigh, Parish of Stonely, Warwick, England ca 1735, d 1815. Thomas and Martha are bur at Old Fields Cem (Leigh Family Recs, CFAA). Thomas came to this country prior to 1765 and was perhaps the builder of Leigh Pond for the water-powered mills at Lower Falls, S Berwick. The old family home built in 1726 still stands on Vine St in S Berwick, and has an historical marker.

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  1. 497 The Association Test of 1776 471 men signed the oath, 31 were loyal to the King. "... Thomas Leigh. Joseph Leigh. ..."
  2. From http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Berwick::me::8907.html: seeking information on the Leigh Family of So Berwick, Maine. Captain Thomas Leigh of Portsmouth b abt 1735 in England. Married Martha Chadbourne of So Berwick, Maine in 1769. Sea captain sailed West Indies, signed the Association Test of 1776 in Portsmouth, NH. Brother Joseph Leigh of Portsmouth, NH, commissary in Revolutionary War. Brother John Leigh in English Navy returned to England at start of Revolutionary War. Captain Thomas Leigh possibly died in the Almshouse in Portmouth even tho his son Major Thomas Leigh was prominent in So Berwick, Maine.

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1735
1735
Stone-leigh, Parish of Stonely, Warwickshire, England
1769
October 1, 1769
Age 34
1773
1773
Age 38
South Berwick, York , Maine
1780
January 10, 1780
Age 45
Portsmouth, Rockingham , New Hampshire, United States
1815
1815
Age 80
Berwick, York, Maine, United States
1815
Age 80
Berwick, York, Maine, United States
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- 1765
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Vine St, South Berwick, York, Maine, United States of America