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  • George Leiche of Mollington, Sheriff of Chester (c.1498 - d.)
    Leches of Mollington: Arms, as Leche of Carden, exception Crescent on a crescent, as allowed by Sir Walter Dugdale. George eventually settled at Mollington, and founded there a branch of the Leche ...
  • Robart Leche, LLD, Doctor of Ciuell Lawes & Chancellor of Chester (c.1538 - c.1587)
    Robart Leichey, Doctor of Ciuell Lawes & Chancellor of Chester Robert Leche, LL.D., Chancellor of the Diocese of Chester, 1562-1587 (Robert Leche was appointed by patent from William (Downham) Bishop o...
  • Richard Leach, Jr. (c.1711 - c.1805)
    Richard Leach was born, July 15 1711 in Wenham, Massachusetts. He is a son of Richerd Leach and Hannah Balch. Richerd, s. Richerd and Hannah, July 15, 1711. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639...
  • Giles Leach, of Bridgewater (c.1632 - aft.1705)
    Tony Leach comment 2017-0-19: Seems highly unlikely that Giles is a child of Lawrence and Elizabeth. See a detailed summary in [ ]. Testwork on FTDNA suggests Giles' yDNA is either R-M269, or R-U10...
  • Joannet Hart (c.1680 - d.)

This project is designed to collect together for Research & Discussions the historically documented & gateway profiles on the Leach / Leech / Leche/ Leitch etc family lines, originating in Britain. Please join and come and help.

  • If you find historically significant profiles / lines - please attach them to the project, and add them into the text below. If you have any trouble joining or editing - yell for help to Sharon.
  • If you're a Leach and have had your Y-DNA tested - please add your haplogroup below. In the long term, it is hoped that DNA testing of modern descendants will help us to figure out which lines belong together:

Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details

The present coate of this ancient family, one whereof living in Barkshire near Windsor in ye time of King Edward III., three Kings were entertained and feasted in his house - one ye King of England, one ye King of France, and one ye King of Scotts, which two Kings were at that time prisoners to King Edward; which King Edward to requite his good entertainment and other favours, gave him three crowns on his chief, indented gules, ye field ermine, which coate is borne by the name and family dispersed into many other countrays as Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Lancashire and many other places at this day.

Historically Useful Profiles:

Line Associated with Edward III:

  • John le Leche surgeon to Edward III, b c 1300 Oxford, Oxfordshire; d c 1377 Chester

Line Associated with Henry IV:

The Chatsworth House Line:

The Carden Hall, Cheshire Line:

The American Line:

Testwork on FTDNA suggests Giles' yDNA is either R-M269, or R-U106.

Other testwork on FTDNA suggests Lawrence Leach's yDNA is I-M253 as derived from Boyden Leach

The Print Works line in Surrey 17 -1800's:

The South African Line from the 1820 Settler:

Queries & Discussion

  • The American progenitor Lawrence Leach may actually be from Ash near Reading in Berkshire, England, rather than Ash in Somerset. This would make sense as several of his children may have been born in other Berkshire villages near Reading.
  • It seems likely that Lawrence Leach (or one of his brothers) are the progenitors of both the American Leach families, and the descendants of the Leach print works operators in Surrey. An exact Y-DNA match (the only one) was found between Boyden Leach in Knoxville Tennessee (a descendent of Lawrence via his son John) and Tony Leach (UK born). The print works Leaches indicate their ancestry was to Leaches from Westerham Kent who departed to America in the 1600's.
  • There is a strong possibility that the American progenitors Lawrence and Elizabeth Leach are not the parents of Giles Leach - for a summary see []. There is no record of the birth of Giles Leach.


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