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William Leatham

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 3, 1779 (77)
Pontefract, Yorkshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Leatham and Sarah Leatham
Husband of Elizabeth Wilson
Father of William Leatham; Mary Leatham; John Leatham; Elizabeth Howard; Isaac Leatham and 1 other
Brother of Robert Leatham; John Leatham and Sarah Leatham

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About William Leatham

William Leatham a linen draper residing at Pontefract.

He and his wife Elizabeth Leatham were members of the Pontefract Society of Friends in 1764 (see THE LARGE AND SMALL NOTEBOOKS OF JOSEPH WOOD. A YORKSHIRE QUAKER 1750-1821)

From Friends Records, Yorkshire: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ski/katie/bios_and_records/friends_records_yorkshire.html


Surname Given name Year Mo Day Parents Parent's Abode Monthly Meeting

Leatham Robert 1657 12 13 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Sarah 1661 8 20 Robert Newlathes Pontefract

Leetham Robert 1662 12 13 Robt. Barnsley Pontefract

Leetham Sarah 1663 8 20 Robt. New Lathes Pontefract

Leatham John 1664 3 11 Robert Newlathes Pontefract

Leatham Anne 1666 10 20 Robert Newlathes Pontefract

Leetham Ann 1668 10 20 Pontefract

Leatham Mary 1689 2 17 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Ann 1690 12 19 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Robert 1691 12 15 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham John 1694 5 16 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Sarah 1696 11 30 Robert Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Martha 1699 4 1 Robert and Sarah Pontefract

Leatham William 1701 4 26 Robert and Sarah Barnsley Pontefract

Leatham Joseph 1703 5 21 Robert of Burton Meeting Pontefract

William and Elizabeth Leatham had three sons and three daughters.

William Leatham, the oldest of the family lived many years in London. He married his first cousin Sarah Leatham, they had no children but they adopted an orphan niece of S.L.’s. William Leatham was an upright man of business in the Irish Linen trade in Basinghall Street. He died at Clapham. After his decease his widow retired to the neighbourhood of Pontefract, and resided several years at Featherstone. The adopted niece Elizabeth Wordsworth removed to Carlton near Pontefract where she resided till her death.

John Leatham Married Elizabeth Flintoff of Thirsk. They carried on the drapery business in the Market place at Pontefract. J. Leatham was also engaged at the Bank, and the business of the shop was very much left to his wife, and under her clever and energetic management it became a very prosperous concern. J. and E. Leatham had two sons and one daughter. The eldest son was the late William Leatham of Heath, a principal partner in the Bank at Wakefield. He married Margaret Walker of Leeds and died in 1842 leaving four sons and two daughters. The daughter of J. and E. Leatham whose name was Elizabeth died about her 20th year, after a long time of bodily weakness.

The other son of J. and E. Leatham whose name was Flintoff was much younger than his brother and sister. He married Eliza Blackburn and resided at Pontefract.

Isaac Leatham Was a successful farmer at Barton on the same farm that his grandfather Linley occupied. He married Mary Cockrill of Whitby, they had two sons and one daughter, the daughter and one of the sons died young. The other son Henry married Lucy Lunn the daughter of the Clergyman at Barton. They resided many years at Carlton near Pontefract. They had one daughter Harriet who married Joseph Kenworthy, Incumbent of Ackworth; she died after a few years leaving several little children.

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William Leatham's Timeline

April 26, 1701
Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England
Age 32
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
May 29, 1738
Age 37
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
February 3, 1740
Age 38
March 1, 1742
Age 40
Pontefract, UK
February 10, 1744
Age 42
Pontefract, Yorkshire
February 3, 1779
Age 77
Pontefract, Yorkshire