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Henbt, m. Phcebe Humphries, and had issue, 1 Abel (who
TO. and had issue, Abel Humphbies, (Kev.), M.A., Wore.
Coll. Oxon, m.and rf. s. p., and Jo«eph Henry, d. s.p.); 2
Henry (711. and had issue, four daus. all unm.) ; 3 Tboma.'i
Cheke, of whom there is no trace, and two daus., 1
Marianne, lu. W. Morton, and 2 Eliza.

II. Francis, of whom hereafter.

I. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 April, 1730, to. Samuel Talbot.

II. Esther, bapt. 8 Dec. 1735, m. Thoma.s Cooper.
in. Jane, bapt. 2 Dec. 1737, m. Andrew Cooper.

He TO. 2ndly, Martha, who survived him, but by whom he had
no issue, and d. 6 July 1777. His second son,

Francis Lea, Esq. b. 31 Dec. 1733, to. 21 Oct. 1755, Hannah
dau. of John Broom, of Kidderminster, and had issue,

I. John, of whom hereafter.

II. Moses, b. 14 Sept. 1761, m. and had issue,

1 Joseph Wakeman, m. Sarah Barrett, and d. s. p.

2 Francis, 711. and left issue.

11;. Thomas, 6. 13 April, 1771, d. s. p.

IV. Broom, 6. 1 Oct. 1773, d. s. p. 15 May, 1797.

I. Hannah, m. Eev. John Barrett.

II. Rebekah, m. Joseph Talbot, Esq.

III. Esther, in. John Addington, Esq., M.E.C.S.

IV. Elizabeth, to. — Butcher, Esq., and had issue. George
Butcher, Esq., who was heir to his uncle, Thomas Lea,
Esq. and took the name of Lea. He m. Emma, dau. of
George Harris, Esq. of Oaklands, co. Gloucester, and d. 2
Sept. 1859, leaving by her who d. 5 March, 1862, issue,

1 Thomas (Sir), (.see Burke's Peerage, Lea, Bart..).

2 George Harris, Judge of County Court, b. 2 April, 1842,
TO. 1st, -29 Nov. 1864, Mary, (who d. 25 Sept. lH6r) dau. of
E. Futvoie, Esq., and 2ndly, 25 Feb. 1873, Marion, dau. of
C. Bushcll, Esq., and has is.sue by both marriages.

1 Emma, m. Basil Woodd Smith, Esq. and d. 1870.

2 Linnie, m. Juno, 1860. James A. Crowther, Esq.

3 Annie, to. 19 Dec. 1872, Frank Young, Esq. and d. 1887.
Mr. Francis Lea d. 22 Feb. 1805, and his widow d. 20 April,
1815. His eldest son,

John Lea, Esq. of the Lakes, Kidderminster, 6. 7 Nov. 1757,
m. 14 March, 1786, Ann, dau. of Thomas Simcox, Esq. of
West Bromwich and Birmingham, and d. 21 Sept. 1843,
having by her, who d. 6 Feb. 1855, had issue,

I. Thomas Simcox, of Astley Hall, of whom hereafter.

II. John, d. an infant.

III. George, d. an infant.

IV. John, 6. 28 Aug. 1799, m. Anna Maria, dau. of George
Simcox, Esq., and d. 30 April, 182^, leaving i.^sue,

1 Arthur Augustus, of Wadhain College, Oxon, d. s. p. 13
May, 1848.

2 John Walter, of Wadham College, 7)!.. 1851, Laetitia
Ncale, dau. of Rev. William Russell, Rector of Shepper-
ton, and Rural Dean of Hampton. Middlesex, and d. 29
Feb. 1888, leaving issue, Guy Archibald Arthur, b. 1857,
m. and has two sons ; and Gertrude Etheldreda.

v. Augustus, 6. 27 April, 1802, d. s. p. 2 May, 1827.
VI. George (Rev.), Canon of Lichfield, b. 22 Oct. 1804, 71!.
1336, Sophia, dau. of Sir John Gurnev, Baron of the

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Exchequer, and d. s. p. 10 May, 1S83. His widow d. 3 May,

I. Hannah Maria, m. Thomas Green Simcox, Esq. of Ilar-
horne House, co. Stafford.

II. Louisa, d. itnvi. 9 Feb. 1SS3.
in. Ann, d. an infant.

IT. Jane, d. an infant.

V. Ann, m. William Hogan, Esq. of Dullin, Banister-at-

His eldest son,

Thomas Simcox Lea, Esq. of Astlcy Hall, co. Worcester,
J.P. and D.L. for that co. and High Sheriff 1845, J. P. cos.
Stafford and Salop, 6. 17 June 1788, m. 1st, 12 Aug. 1818,
EUzabeth Pratt, eldest dau. of George Simcox, Esq., J.P. of
Harborne, co. Stafford, and by her, who d. 13 Feb. 1834, had

I. Frederick Simcox, of Astley Hall.

I. Harriet Eliza, m. 8 Jan. 1845, Kev. Stephen Eichard
■Waller, M.A.

n. Margaret.

III. Anne Maria,
rv. Lavinia.

He m. 2ndly, 21 April, 1835, Lavinia Anne, dau. of William
BracUstone Tarbutt, Esq. of London, and by her, who d. 29
Aug. 1869, had issue,

II. Reginald Stephen, of Lindley Lodge, Higham on the Hill,
Nuneaton, 6. 21 Jan. 1846, m. 1st, ;-;i July, 1872, Miriam
Louisa, eld. dau. of Henry Crane, Esq. of Oakhampton, co.
Worcester, and by her, who d. 27 July, 1877, had issue,

1 Henry Crane, b. 16 July, 1877.
Mr. R. S. Lea rn. 2ndly, 1 Jan. 1891, Blanche Marie
Pauline, dau. of M. Ryan, Esq. W.D., of Ratbgar, Dublin,
and widow of W. D. Lovell, Esq. M.B.C.S.

V. Caroline, d. unm.

VI. Laura Sophia, d. unm.

VII. Augusta, d. unm.
vin. Charlotte.

IX. Clara Jane, d. unm.

Mr. Thomas Simcox Lea d. 15 Nov. 18C8, and was s. by his
eldest son.

Rev. Feederick Simcox Lea, of Astley Hall, co. Worcester,
and The Lakes, Kidderminster, M.A. Oxford, Prebendary of
Hereford, and Uector of Tedstone, Delamere, 6. 24 Dec. 1823 ;
m. 11 Dec. 1855, Elizabeth Catherine, 2nd dau. of Rev. Henry
Clark, Vicar of Harmston, co. Lincoln, and had issue,

I. Thomas Smcos, now of Astley Hall.

II. George Henry Clark, b. 14 July, 1858, m. 1886, Katherine,
only dau. of W. D. Itavies, Esq. of Highgate, and has issue,

1 Gladys Mary.

2 Jocelyn Clare.

III. Arthur Augustus, scholar of Corpus Christi Coll. Oxford,
M.A., 6. 3 Nov. 1859. iv. John, 6. 14 Jan. 1861.

1. Elizabeth Mary. ii. Margaret Katherine.

III. Ellen Harriet.

Mr. F. S. Lea d. 30 Sept. 1893, and was .«. by his eldest son,

Arms—T^Ttn. a fesse dancetfe, vert, fleury cnunterfleury or
between in chief two lions passant sa. and in base a stag
lodged ppr. collared, and chain reflexed over the back of the

Crest— A beaver ppr. semi^e de lis or, holding in the mouth a
branch of w illow, also ppr.

Motto — .Spe viiae melioris.

Seat — Astley Hall, Stourport, Worcestershire.

Frances Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of W. H. Ince, Esq. of Thurloe
Square, and has issue, Henry Edmund Burleigh, 6. July,
1870 ; Ronald.

VII. Bladen, d. 1840. vui. Frederick.

I. Caroline.

5eat— Corston, Pembroke.


Leach, Henet, Esq. of Corston, co. Pembrolfc,
J.P., High iSheriff 1885, Major and Hon. Lieut.-
Col. Pembroke Yeoinanry, b. 15 Aug. 1824; m. 28
May, 1867, Mary, 2ncl dau. of Francis Edwardes
Lloyd, Esq. of Plas-Cil-y-bebyll, co. Glamorgan.

Lineage.— Abraham Leach, Esq. m. 1793, Catherine
Smyth, and d. 1843. His son,

Henrt Leach, Esq., D.L., of Corston (who d. 1864), had by
Elizabeth his wife Im. 1823 ; d. 1861;, dau. of W. 0. Brigstocke,
Esq. of Blaenpant, co. Cardigan,

I. Henry of Corston.

It. Edward, d. unm. 1829.

III. William, d. unm. 1874.

IV. Robert Owen, Rear Admiral, R.N., 5. 1832; m. 1869,
Mary Ellen Thornhill, youngest surviving dau. of the late
William Donaldson Davis, Esq. of St. Leonards-on-Sea,

V. Hugh, 6. 1835; m. 1860 (at Coburg, Canada West), Janet
Orjiher Scott, d. having had issue, 1 Henry Scott, b. Sept.
1861, m.; 2 Frederick Hugh, h. 1863; rn.

Ti. Edmund, C.B., Col. in the Army, b. 1836; m. 1869,


Leadbitter, Thomas Ebancis, Esq. of War-
den, CO. Northumberland, b. 26 May, ] 839 ; m. 14
Aug. 1872, Mathilda, dau. of Joseph Thomas
Savory, Esq. of Wendover, Bucks, and has had

I. Francis John Graham, h. 17 June, 1881.

II. Thomas Cuthbert, b. 16 March, d. 5 June, 1883.

III. Matthew Graham, b. 29 Oct. 1885.

IV. Eric Cyril Egerton, 6. 8 June, 1891.

I. Frances May.

II. Matilda Clare, d. 7 March, 1876, in infancy.

III. Violet Graham.

IV. Margaret Helen.

Lineage. — A member of this old Border family, Walter
LE LEDBETEiiE,is mentioned in the Assize Roll of Northumber-
land, 40 Henry III (1256) and is described "of Heydon,"
which is in Warden Parish in the N.W. division of Tynedale
Ward. Seven of the name are to be found in the Musters
Roll for Northumberland, 1538.

Matthew Leadbitter, of Warden, d. 1588, leaving hy Agnes
his wife, who d. 1614,

Nicholas, who s. him.

Agnes, m. Thomas Stokoe, of Newbrough, co. Northumber-
land, from whom descend the Stokoes of Acorab.
He had a brother, Cuthbert, who d. 1615, leaving by
Elizabeth, his wife, who d. 1617, a dau. and heir, Agnes, rii.
1st Robert Wynn of Hexham and 2adly Rev. William,
of St. John's Lee.

Nicholas Leadbitter, of Wardon, d. 1671, leaving by
Winifred, his wife, who d. 1668 or 1669, two sons,

Nicholas, who s. him.

Cuthbert, named in liis brother's will 5 Oct. 1681.

Nicholas Leadbitter, of Wardon, m. Mary or Mable, dau.
of Mr. Greenwell of Kingswood and Coibridge, and d. 1682
leaving, by her, who d. 1683,

Mathew, who s. him.

Mabcll, m. William Greenwell, of Corbridge, yeoman, and
had with otlier issue, Nicholas.

Mathew Leadbitter, of Wardon and Wharnley, also of
Hexham West Fields, »i. Frances, dau. of Thomas Jefferson,
Gent, of Hexham, and d. 1704, leaving by her, who d. 1710,

I. Nicholas, who s. him.

II. Mathew, of Wharnley, and Hexham West Fields, and
Hallewhistle Spital, co. Northumberland and Morton, co.
Durham, m. 1st, Anne, dau. and co-heir of Ralph Fewster,
of Ebchester, and had issue, one son, Matthew, who had
three sons, 1 Nicholas; 2 Matthew (father of Arnold and
five other children) ; and 3 William. His wife was buried
at Wardon 25 P'eb. 1726. He m. 2ndly, Mary, dau. of
Thomas Lowes, of Wharnley, by whom he had, 1 George,
2 Nicholas, 3 William, 4 John, and 5 Thomas. He n*.
3rdly, 20 June, 1728, Mary, dau. of William Pearson, Esq.,
of Hexham Spital (who was a Col. in the Jacobite army ia
1715), and by her had Margaretd. unm. He d. 7 June, 1751.

III. John, of Wharnley, m. Margaret, dau. and co-heir of
Ralph Fewster, of Ebchester. He was butied at Wardon
29 Feb. 1769, and she 12 May, 1744.

iv. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Kirsopp, of Hexham, and had

V. A dau., m. Christopher Dickenson, of Hexham, and had

VI. Winnifred, m. Cuthbert Lambert, of Hexham, surgeon,
and had issue.

Nicholas Leadbitter, of Wardon, m. 1st, 1697, Mary,
dau. of Thomas Taylor, of Cornsay Row, Lancliester, co.
Durham, and by her, who was buried at Wardon, July, 1699,
had a dau. Elizabeth, who was buried at Wardon, 27 Nov.
1707. He m. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. of Ralph Fewster, of
Ebchester, and by her (who d. Dec. 1730) had (with a dau.
Margaret, m. Jasper Gibson, of Stonecroft, and was mother of
Matthew Gibson, Bishop of Comana in partibus, and William
Gibson, Bishop of Acanthos in partibus, the founder of
Ushaw, and d. 17 Jan. 1777, leaving issue), a son and suc-

Matthew Leadbitter, Esq. of Wardon, bapt. 29 Oct. 1708,
m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Heron, of Raise, and Hexham, (who
was great-grandson of John Heron, of Chipehase, by Ann





Camafey his wife, co-heir of the Paise and Nubbick), and
by her, who m. 2ndly, — Eowell, Esq. had issue (his will dated
19 May, 1773),

Nicholas, his heir.

John (Kev.), b. 10 June, 1740 ; d. 20 April, 1811.

Matthew, of London, merchant, b. 9 Sept. 1742; rf. about
1830, leaving issue, Matthew (who had issue), John, d. s.p.
Aug. 1834, and Thomas (who had issue).

Ealph, of Hexham, d. unm. 8 Oct. 1829, aged 82.

Jasper <Eev.), of Hexham, d. 1 July, 1830, aged 84.

William, of Newcastle, merchant, m. Jane, dau. of Robert
Scott, of Newcastle, and d. 3 Aug. 1801, having had issue,
1 William, of Newcastle, d. s. p. 16 Oct. 1816, 2 Thomas,
d. a. p. 5 March, 1794, 3 Robert, Attorney-at-Law, d. i. p.
■4 John, of York, merchant, m. 1829, Catherine, dau. of
Jos.Swinboum,of Yarm, and had issue, Edward, of the Spital
Hexham, Hexham, High Sheriff of Northumberland 1893, and
four other children; 5 Thomas, of Hexham, d. t.pAl June,
1829, 6 Francis, d. 5 Jan. 1800, and four daus. d. unm.

Thomas, of Hexham, d. unm. 5 June, 1833.

Anne, b. 28 Nor. 1736, vi. William Worthy, of Durham.

Mary, d. unm. 1827.

Elizabeth, 6. 29 Feb. 1743, m. 6 Sept. 1776, John Gibson, of
Whitington, and had an only son, James Gibsok, who took
the name of Kiesopp on succeeding to bis uncle's estate,
and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Alexander Livingstone, Bart.,
and was grandfather of the present James Joseph Kirsopp,
Esq., of The Spital, Northumberland.

Frances, d. unm. 1834.

Margaret, m. John Knott, and had issue.

The eldest son and successor,

Nicholas Leadbitteb, Esq. of Wardon, Northumberland,
b. 24 Dec. 1737 ; m. 31 March, 1783, Margaret, dau. of Thomas
Reed, Esq. of Aydon, and The Craig, Northumberland, and
by her, who d. 9 Dec. 1817 {sec Reed of Cragg), had issue,

I. Matthew, 6. at York 1784; d. unm. in London 26 Jan.

II. Nicholas, of Wardon.

III. Thomas, b. 26 July, 1787 ; m. 19 April, 1827, Frances,
dau. of John Graham, Esq., of Low House, near Wetheral,
CO. Cumberland, and sister and eventual heiress of John
Oraham, Esq., of Low House, and d. 7 Jan. 1874, and by
her (who d. 26 June, 1870) had issue,

1 John Geaham, of Warden.

2 Thomas Feancis, now of Warden.
1 Frances Isabella.

•2 Sarah Maria, d. unm. 6 July, 1889.
S Geraldine Elizabeth, d. unm. 29 April, 18G2.
4 Elizabeth Anne.
IT. John Feancis Leadbitteb-Smith, Esq., of Flass IlaU,
(whieli see).

Y. Edward, b. 25 Feb. 1790, d. 24 Nov. 1806.
Tl. Ralph, d. young.

I. Elizabeth, b. 2 March, 1785, d. unm. 5 June, 1853.
n. Anne Marie, b. 21 Nov. 1792; m. Feb. 1830, Edward
Charlton, Esq. of Sandhoe, Northumberland, and d. s. p.
6 Oct. 1805.

Mr. Leadbitter d. 1 May, 1826. His eldest surviving son,

Nicholas Leadbitteb, Esq. of Wardon, to. 3 Sept. 1834,
Frances, dau. of Col. Francis Skelly Tidy, C.B., 24th Regt.
(son of Rev. Thomas Holmes Tidy, Rector of Redmarshall,
by Henrietta Augusta, dau. of Rev. John Skelly, Rector of
Redmarshall, by his wife. Lady Elizabeth Gordon, dau. of
Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon), and d. 6 March, 1870, and
by her (who d. 26 Feb. 1875, left issue,

1 Matthew Edwaed, of whom hereafter.

2 Nicholas, b. 11 June, 1840, d. s.p. 14 Oct. 1865.

1 Frances Elizabeth, b. 4 May, ls35, m. — Mayo, and d.

26 May, 1863, having had John Herbert, d. an infant 29
April, 1861.

2 Jane Anne, m. and d. having had a child, d. an infant.

Matthew Edwaed Leadbitteb, Esq. of Wardon, Lieut. 86th
Regt., 6. 29 Jan. 1839, t. his father, 1870, and d. >. p., 4 Feb.
1874, having devised his property to a relation Thomas
Gibson, Esq. (who assumed the name and arms of Leadbitter in
addition to his own), who d. t. p. 4 Dec. 1879, when the
property reverted to

Majoe John Graham Leadbitteb, of Warden (eldest son
of Thomas Leadbitter Esq., uncle and heir-at-law of Matthew
V-dward Leadbitter, Esq.), b. 11 March, 1830, served in
the Indian Mutiny and in China, in the 87th Royal Irish
Fusiliers, was afterwards Capt. 97th Regt., and retired with
the rank of Major, and d. s.p. 24 Jan. 1889, and was «. by
iiij brother, Thomas Francis Leadbitteb, Esq. now of

Arms — Sa. on a chevron or between three bezants as many
crosses patonce of the field ; quartering Geaham, Hebon, and

C)-est — A grifiSn's head sa. erased gu. pierced through the
mouth with an arrow fessways or.

Motto — Fidelia.

Stat — Warden, near Hexham, Northumberland.
Tovm .^dtirejs— Auckland House, Brondesbury, London,


{See Smith of Flass Eall.)


Leadee, William Nicholas, Esq. of Dromagh.
Castle, CO. Cork, J.P. and D.L., b. 1853, late Lieut.
Scots Greys ; m. 21 June, 1881, Hon. Eleanor
Burke Eoche, eldest dau. of Edmund, 1st Lord

Lmeagre. — About the middle of the 17th century, two
brothers, Henbt and John Leadee, settled in the co. Cork.
The younger, brother, John, was ancestor of the Leadees of
Keale, co. Cork. The elder,

Henrt Lbadee, Esq., purchased very considerable estates
in the co. Cork, amongst others, the family residence of
Mount Leader. He m. 1689, Margaret, dau. of Thomas
Radley, Esq., by Marbella Chinnery his wife, and d. eirca
1738, having had issue,
John, of Mount Leader, b. 1698 ; m. 1718, Margaret, 3rd
dau. of Edward Herbert, of Kilcow, co. Kerry, and d. eirca
1732, leaving by his wife (who m. 2ndly, Rev. Craven
Stanley), with six dans., of whom the eldest, Mary, m.
Richard Edward Hull, Esq. of Leamcon, three sons, Edwaed,
whose only son, John Leader, Esq., sold Mount Leader to
his cousin, William Lea.Aer (see bdoie) ; Thomas; Richard,
Capt. in the Army, of Oldcastle, co. Cork.
Thomas, 6. 1700; d. 1727.
Henbt, of Tullig, co. Cork, of whom presently.
Mary, m. 1711. John Purcell, Esq. of Gurteenard.
Margaret, m. Charles O'Keefe, Esq. of Cullen.
Marvella, m. John Leader, of Keale.
The 3rd son of Henry Leader, by Margaret Radley his wife,

Heney Leadee, Esq. of Tullig, co. Cork, 6. 1705; m. 1741,
Christabella, dau. of William Philpott, of Dromagh, co. Cork,
and by her (who d. 1794) left issue.

I. John, b. 1742, d. 1801. He m. 20 Oct. 1767, Deborah,
eldest dau. of Emanuel Hutchinson, Esq. of Mount Massy,
and had an only son, Henet Leader, Esq., formerly of Illy,
CO. Donegal, and of Adelaide Road, Dublin, 6. 1768 ; m.
Mary, dau. of the Rev. Thomas Stewart, and d. 1844, leav-
ing a son, Henbt, of Dromaneen, near Kanturk, co. Cork;
m. 1835, Sarah, dau. of Thomas Woodcock, Esq., Banker of
Wigan, and d. 1873, leaving William of Dromaneen, b. 1837,
and other issue ; and five daus. Elizabeth, d. unm. ; Deborah,
m. 1845, John Allen, Esq. ; Mary, m. 1844, William Ribton
Ward, Esq. ; Charlotte, m. Francis Foster, Esq. of Rushine
Lodge, CO. Donegal; and Margaret, m. Aug. 1834, John
Herbert Orpen, Esq., M.D.

II. William, of Mount Leader (which he purchased from
his cousin, John Leader), J. P., h. 1743 ; d. April, 1828; m.
April, 1768, Margaret, dau. of Warham St. Leger, Esq. of
Heyward's Hill, and by her (who d. Feb. 1828) had issue,

1 Nicholas Philpot, M.P. for Kilkenny, m. Margaret,
dau. and co-heir of Andrew Nash, Esq. of Nashville, co.
Cork, and d. 1836, leaving by her (who d. 8 Oct. 1858),

Nicholas Philpot, late of Dromagh Castle, J. P., M.P.,
d. 31 March, 1880, aged 69.

William, J. P., of Rosnalee, Kanturk, co. Cork, m. 29
June, 1847, Dorothea, 2nd dau. of MacGillycuddy of
the Reeks; and d. 1860, having had issue, William
Nicholas, now of Dromagh Castle ; Francis Henry
Mowbray, b. 1855, m. 1879, Agnes, dau. of — Brodrick,
Esq. ; Dora Margaret, m. 1877, George Ware, Esq. ; and
Margaret, m. 1883, Henry Bruce Armstrong, Esq.

Henry, b. 1815 ; wt. Ist, 1841, Margaret, dau. of John
Birmingham Miller, Esq., Q.C., and has issue two sons
and a dau. m. 1864, Rev. Edward L. Puxley; he m.
2ndly, 1864, Annette, dau. of Rev. John Ellison and
sister of J. W. Ellison Macartney, Esq., M.P.

Margaret, m. John Newman, Esq., eldest son of Adam
Newman, Esq. of Dromore, co. Cork.

Elizabeth, m. 14 April, 1849, Sir George Richard
Waldie- Griffith, Bart, of Hendersyde Park, co. Rox-

2 Warham, Rector of St. Anne's, Shandon, Cork, m. Hen-
rietta, dau. of Robert Atkins, Esq. of Firville, co. Cork,
and d. s. p.

3 William, Curate of St. Peter's, Cork, d. unm.

4 Henrt, m. Aug. 1830, Elizabeth Anna, 2nd dau. of Rev.
Charles Eustace, of Robertstown, co. Kildare, claimant
of the Baltinglass Peerage (see Bdbke's Dormant Peerage),
and d. 5 April, 1868, leaving by her (who d. 1858) an only

Hbnet Eustace Leadeb, Esq. of Mount Leader, J.P.,
Capt. 16th Lancers, b. 1833; m. 1 Oct. 1868, Helen





AuKUSta, youngest dnu. of Lieut. -Col. Williamson, of
Carrowktal, to. Cork; and by her (who m. 2nclly, 1878,
Charles Arthur Duncan, Esq., Barristcr-at-Law) he had

I. Henry Williamson, of Mount Leader, co. Cork,
and Buniinglord, Hants, J. P., M.A. Camb., b. 18
July, 18(59.

II. Lionel Frederic.

III. lioland William.

Mr. Leader ti. 1 ,Iune, 1876.
1 Elizabeth, vt. 1799, Kev. Matthew Purcell, of Burton,

•J Harriett, tij. Matthias Henley, Esq. of Mount Eirers, co.

Cork, and d. a. p. 1833.

3 Eu.ili,i, m. 1810, John Kye Coppinger, Esq. of Carhue,
CO. Cork, and d. s. p. 1832.

4 Louisa, m. Uichard Harris Purcell, of Annabella.

III. Henry, of Tullig, m. Mary Kearney, and d. in ISOO,
leaving issue an only child, Henry, whod. s. p.

IV. Nicholas, «ho went to America.

I. Elizabtth 111. Joseph Barry, Esq., M.D. of Mallow.
n. Christabella, b. Is33; m.l773, ChriBtopher Hendley, Esq.
of Mount Ki\ers.
III. Catherine, d. s.p. 1772.
IT. Mavella, d. s.p. 1773.

Arms — Arg., on a fess sa. between three ogresses, each
charged with an escallop of the field, a lion's head erased
between two boars' heads also erased or, all within a bordure
engrailed az. Cresi— An arm habited paly of six vert and gu.
holding in the hand ppr., a branch of three roses barbed and
leaved ppr.

Seat — Dromagh Castle, Kanturk, co. Cork.

au6— Carlton.


Leader, Charles Reginald De Verb, Esq. of
Ashgrove, co. Cork, b. 29 Nov. 1847 ; m. Not. 1871,
Fanny, dau. ef Capt. Moore, late 35tli Eegt., and
has issue, a son.

Xiineagre. — Thomas Leonakd Leader, Esq. of Aehgrove, co.
Cork, J. P. (son of Thomas Leader, Esq. ot Springmount, formerly
an officer of the 1st Somerset Militia, and Margaret Maria his
■wife, dau. and co-heiress of William Power, Esq. of Cork,
great-niece to Right Reverend Dr. McKenna, Bishop of Cloyne
and Ross, the founder and benefactor of the Irish College in
Paris for the education of ecclesiastical students), formerly
Lieut. 2nd Queen's Royals, and a Magistrate and Grand Juror
of CO. Cork ; saw much service in India ; he was subsequently
Capt. 5th Royal Middlesex Militia, 6. 20 Sept. 1825 ; m. 1st, 10
July, 1845, Airlie, only dau. of Capt. Macdougall, 42nd Royal
Highlanders, by Jean Cameron his wife, only dau. of
Alexander Macdonald. Esq. of Glencoe, chieftain of his clan,
great-niece to Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart., and cousin to
Charles Brownlow, LordLurgan, and by her (who d. 20 Aug.
1885) had issue,

I. Charles Reginald Db Vere, now of Ashgrove.

II. Thomas Brownlow, b. 1854.
HI. Harry Ellesmere, 6. 1858.

I. Jean Margaret.

II. Blanche Louisa, m. 4 Sept. 1872, Robert Warren, Esq.,
3rd son of Sir John Borlase Warren, 4th Bart., of Warrens
Court, CO. Cork.

in. Kathleen Airlie Adelaide.

He m. 2ndly, 12 Aug. 1886. Janet Oliphant, only dan. of
Capt. Hon. Patrick Oliphant Murray, and niece of Alexander,
9lh Baron Elibank, and had issue, Catherine Jubilee Oliphant,
b. 1 June; 1887, and d. 11 Feb. 1892,

Arms— Arg., on a fess sa. between three ogresses, each
charged with an escallop of the first, a lion's head erased
between two boare' heads also erased or, all within a bordure
waTy gu. Crest — An arm embowed habited paly wavy of six
Ten and gu. the hand grasping a branch of three ruBes barbed
and leaved all ppr. Mollo — Probum non poenitet.

5<a(— Aehgrove, near Macroom, co. Cork.

which were held in dependence on the head of the O'Brien
family, were forfeited in the time of Cromwell.

John Leaht, 6. at Abbeyfeale, 1720, settled at Killarney in
the year 1754. tie d. 1785, leaving issue,

John Leaht, b. 1770; m. 1809, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard
Ashe, Esq. of Ashgrove, co. Cork, and d. 1846, leaving issue,

I. John, b. 1810, of whom hereafter.

II. Richard, 6. 1811; m. 1841, Eleonora, dan. of Kev. C
Nash, of Ballycarthy, co. Kerry ; d. 1865, leaving issue.

III. Edward, b. 1812.

IV. Henry, 6. 1820 ; d. 1870.

V. David, b. 1826; d. 1866.
Ti. Thomas, b. 1828.

Tii. Arthur, 6. 1830, Lieut. -Col. R.E.; m. Ist, in 1856, Har-
riet, dau. of Molifere Tabuteau, Esq. of Simmonscourt, co.
Dublin, which lady d. 1862, leaving issue, Arthur Herbert,
b. 1857, M.A., and Fellow of Pembroke Coll., Cambridge;
and 2ndly, Sept. 1866, Eliza, only diu. of Thomas Poynier,
Esq. of Westborne Terrace, Hyde Park, and had issue.

Tin. Charles John, 6. 1833; m. 1862, Susan, dau. ol William
Thornton, Esq. of Cork, and d. 1866, leaving issue.

I. Elizabeth, d. unm. 1893.

II. Mary, m. 1847, Right Hon. and Most Rev. Samuel
Butcher, D.D.,P.C., Bishop of Meath, who d. 1876, and had

III. Frances, d. young.
The eldest son,

John Leaht, Esq. of Southhill, 6. 1810, called to the Irish
Bar 1833 (Q.C. 1859), Chairman of Quarter Sessions co.
Limerick, J.P. ; in. 1851, Matilda Emma, eldest dau. of
William White, Esq. of Shrubs, co. Dublin, and Keildra, co.
Leitrim, son of Luke White, Esq. of Woodlands, co. Dublin,
and d. 1874, leaving issue,

John White Leahy, Esq., now of Southhill.

Seat — Southhill, Killarney.


Leaht, John White, Esq. of Southhill, co.
Kerry, B.A. Oxon, J.P., High Sheriff 1877, b. 29
May, 1852.

Lineag'e. — The tribe from which this family is descended
formed a subdivision of the O'Brien race, and are found in
the occupation of a considerable tract of country in the neigh-
bourhood of Abbeyfeale, on the borders of cos. Kerry and
Limerick, terap. Elizabeth, where they are supposed to have
been established as early as the 13th century. These lands,


Byees-Leake, John,

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