Robert Leach, of Manchester-by-the-Sea

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Robert Leach, of Manchester-by-the-Sea

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hurst, Berkshire , England
Death: May 22, 1688
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Lawrence Leach, of Salem and Elizabeth Leach
Husband of Miriam Leach and Alice Elwell
Father of Mary Leach; Elizabeth Leach; Sarah Smith; Robert Leach; Samuel Leach and 3 others
Brother of Agnes Leach; Clement Leach; Henry Leach; John Leach, of Salem; Capt. Richard Leach, of Salem and 2 others

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About Robert Leach, of Manchester-by-the-Sea

Son of Lawrence Leach, of Salem and Elizabeth (Mileham) Leach Husband of 1) Miriam 2) Alice

Birth location is incorrect. [FIXED] The only record for birth of a Robert son of a Lawrence Leach in this period is from Hurst, Berkshire, England. This ties up with where Lawrence and Elizabeth Leach were married.

Birth record on LDS FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQJ9-JMP

Information in the record of Roberte Leache from England Births and Christenings

Name: Roberte Leache

Gender: Male

Christening Date: 06 Mar 1613

Christening Date (Original): 06 MAR 1613

Christening Place: Hurst, Berkshire, England

Father's Name: Lawrence Leache

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(II) Robert Leach, of Manchester, Massachusetts, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Leach, born at Devon, England, 1616, died May 22, 1688, and came to America with his parents and brothers Richard and John in the fleet with Rev. Francis Higginson. They were passengers in the ship “Talbot,” which dropped anchor in Manchester harbor between five and six o’clock, Saturday, June 27, 1629. He was one of the founders of Manchester, settling there 1636; was town clerk until 1648; selectman 1658-61, and again 1680-84. He was the founder of the Manchester branch of the family, and his descendants are very numerous, many of them having been eminent in civil and ecclesiastical affairs. Children: Robert. born 1650; Samuel, born 1655; Sarah, Elizabeth; Mary; Bethiah, and Abigail, married John Day, December 10, 1682, at Manchester. He was a son of Anthony and Susanna Day, of Gloucester. Anthony Day was at Gloucester in 1645. John Day was a soldier in King Philip’s war, and received a grant of land at Kettle Cove for his service. He was born April 28, 1657, and was living in 1715. Robert’s wife Alice married second, Robert Elwell, of Gloucester, by whom she had several daughters. Her will is dated March 27, 1 1. https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/1798794

THE DEED OF MANCHESTER

In 1700 the town of Manchester paid the grandsons of Masconomet the sagamore of Agawam three pounds and nineteen shillings in current silver money of New England for a release deed of all the right title and interest of the grantors in the land then comprising that township.

The grantors Samuel English Joseph English and John Umpee lived in Middlesex County at or near Chelmsford and the grantees were Robert Leach John Knowlton and Samuel Lee selectmen of the town of Manchester in behalf of the town The deed is dated December 19 1700 acknowledged on the same day and recorded in the Essex Registry of Deeds book 14 leaf 82 Dec 31 1700 The following is a copy of this document as thus recorded For more:

http://www.judyharper.info/Geneology/history%20of%20robert%20leach%20SCAN8125_000.pdf

https://books.google.com/books?id=Ng8TAAAAYAAJ&q=Leach#v=snippet&q=Leach&f=false https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofm00lams#page/64/mode/2up https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofm00lams#page/n5/mode/2up

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Robert Leach, of Manchester-by-the-Sea's Timeline

1614
March 6, 1614
Hurst, Berkshire , England
1640
1640
Age 25
1642
1642
Age 27
Manchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1645
1645
Age 30
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1650
1650
Age 35
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1653
1653
Age 38
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1661
1661
Age 46
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1663
1663
Age 48
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony