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James Leach

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: June 30, 1697 (73)
Great Island, Province of New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Leach and Jane Leach
Father of Thomas Leach; Son Leach; Zachariah Leach; John Leach; Joseph Leach and 7 others

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About James Leach

Not a known child of Lawrence Leach, of Salem

Mr. Leach was a weaver at Great Island, Portsmouth. He owned the Island now called Leach Island. Grand Juryman, 1654-5; took oath of allegiance and was sworn Constable, 27 June, 1656; and was Tythingman in 1678. 26 July, 1660, he sued Richard Cummings (former partner of Walter Michemor), for profits of a voyage about 11 years since. 13 December, 1699,his sons James and John, sold to George Huntress, the land which was granted to him by the town of Portsmouth. He left a will on Jan 14, 1696.

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From The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire

James Leach’s "...will dated 14 was Jan. 1696, proved 30 June, 1697. He married twice: first was Jane, daughter of Thomas and Agnes Turpin; secondly Jane, widow of WalterMichemor, and probably daughter of Alexander ... , 1656; and Tythingman in 1678. 26 July, 1660, he was sued Richard Cum ings (former partner of WalterMichemor), m for the profits of about 11 years since. 13 Dec. 1699, a voyage 6 ..."

Genealogical Dictionary of New England:

LEACH, JAMES, weaver, Newcastle, m. Jane (Turpin), wid. of Walter Muchemore, and 26 July 1660 sued Rich. Cummings for W. M.'s share in a fishing voyage 11 yrs. bef. They, their four ch. and her mo., Jane, were legatees of Mrs. Ann Batchelder (1) in 1660; they and s. James helped Goody -or widow- Furson tear up the Cummings corn and were bound over for it in 1674. His land incl. Leach's Isl. near Little Harbor, where he liv. See Ely. O. A. 27 June 1656. Gr. j. 1654-5, 1667-8, 1676, 1678, 1683; tr. j. 1682, 1683, 1685; Constable 1656; Deputy Provost Marshall 1688. Lists 323, 326ac, 330ab, 312c, 313a, 331ab, 49, 52, 319, 315ac. Will, of Portsm., 14 Jan.--30 June 1697, attested by w. Jane, names her and ch: Son, either d. bef. fa., or incl. in will with 'my children.' James, b. approximately 1655. John, b. approximately 1658, named first in will but called 3d son. Daus. (unnamed), presumably include (or possibly step-daughter) the young widow of Henry Mansfield in 1678, and a daughter Mary, m. 1st Lieut. Aaron Moses, 2d John Sherburne, unless Mansfield was the first of three husbands. [2]

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James Leach's Timeline

1624
1624
Probably England
1652
1652
Age 28
Portsmouth, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1653
1653
Age 29
1654
1654
Age 30
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1657
1657
Age 33
Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH, United States
1658
1658
Age 34
Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH, United States
1660
1660
Age 36
Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH, United States
1662
1662
Age 38
Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH, United States