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Sarah Leach (Conant)

Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: 1659 (31-32)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gov. Roger Conant and Sarah Conant
Wife of John Leach, of Salem
Mother of John Leach; Elizabeth Leach; Remember Leach; Mary Leach; Richard Leach and 4 others
Sister of Sarah Conant; Caleb Conant; Lot Conant, of Beverly; Joanna Conant; Roger Conant and 5 others

Occupation: 2nd wife
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About Sarah Leach

Sarah Conant was born about 1628 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. She married John Leach and had ten children.


Although there is no record of Sarah's marriage to John Leach, author Frederick Odell Conant lays out the argument for it in his A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America, Thirteen Generations, 1520-1887:

Sarah, born about 1628; married John, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Leach. Although there is no direct documentary evidence to prove that she married John Leach, the circumstances indicating such a marriage are considered sufficient to warrant the statement; viz.: 1st, John Leach's wife was named Sarah; 2nd, there is no record of the marriage of either of them to anyone else; 3rd, John Leach was a near neighbour of Roger Conant; 4th, John Leach's eldest surviving child was John, and there were at least four daughters, one of whom was named Mary, who, at the time of Lot and Roger Conant's death, was unmarried; 5th, in Lot Conant's will Mary Leach is called kinswoman; and in Roger Conant's will she is mentioned in connection with his granddaughter, Rebecca; he also mentions his daughter, Sarah, and her son, John, and four daughters.

John Leach had a grant of land 1637, and was made freeman 1681 (Savage).

Sarah Leach was admitted to the First Church, 1648, and dismissed to the Beverly church, 1667; she died about 1681.

Children of John and Sarah (Conant) Leach: i. John, bapt. 3 Sept., 1648; ii. John twins bapt. Nov., 1648 , married and had family. iii.Sarah twins bapt. Nov., 1648 iv. Rachael, bapt, 6 Apr., 1651. v. Sarah, bapt. il June, 1652. vi. Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Nov., 1653. vii. Mary, bapt. 8 Sep., 1654; m. 2 Mch., 1080, Thos, Field, and probably then received the cow or heifer left her by Lot Conant, 1674, "at her being married or leaving my wife." viii. Richard, bapt. 15 June, 1656, d. y. -pp135-136 A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America, Thirteen Generations, 1520-1887: Containing Also Some Genealogical Notes on the Connet, Connett and Connit Families Private print. [Press of Harris & Williams], Portland, Me. 1887

The marriage is also listed in the profile for Roger Conant in The Great Migration Begins page 454

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Sarah Leach's Timeline

September 19, 1619
London, , , England
September 19, 1619
London, Middlesex, England
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
September 3, 1648
Age 21
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 22, 1651
Age 24
Rial-Side, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
September 3, 1654
Age 27
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 27
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
June 15, 1656
Age 29
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 32
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts