About John Leach
Not much is known about John Leach, father of Edmund and William and probably other children too.
On the marriage certificate of his son Edmund to Sarah Heath he is recorded as being an engraver, so is likely to have worked in the fabric printing industry - most likely at one of the print works along the Wandle River that runs through Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Merton, and Morden, then in surrey, now in southwest Greater London.
It is tempting to speculate that he is somehow connected to the line of Leaches that operated print works there. A possible candidate for him is John Leach, born 1791, son of Bishop Leach, the brother of John Leach who owned one of the main calico print works.