Person:Richard Leach (1)

Captain Richard Leach
chr.7 Feb 1618/19 Sonning, Berkshire, England
m. 2 Feb 1605/06
  1. Agnes Leach1608 -
  2. Clement LeachEst 1611 -
  3. Robert Leach1613/14 - Bef 1674
  4. Henry Leach1615 -
  5. John Leach1616 - Aft 1684/85
  6. Captain Richard Leach1618/19 - Bef 1687
  7. Margaret Leach1621 - 1635
  8. Rachel Leach1621 -
  • HCaptain Richard Leach1618/19 - Bef 1687
  • WSarah FullerBef 1625 - Aft 1687
m. Bef 1645
  1. John Leach1648 -
  2. Rachel Leach1650/51 -
  3. Sarah Leach1652 - 1674
  4. Elizabeth Leach1653 -
  5. Mary Leach1654 -
  6. Richard Leach1656 -
  7. Hanna Leach1661 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Captain Richard Leach
Gender Male
Christening[2] 7 Feb 1618/19 Sonning, Berkshire, England
Marriage Bef 1645 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Sarah Fuller
Death[3][4] Bef 9 May 1687 Rial Side, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[3] 25 Nov 1687
  1. Lawrence Leach, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    "Richard (Leach), b. about 1619 (deposed aged about fifty years, March 1669 [EQC 4:111]; deposed aged 'about sixty-seven years' 4 February 1684/5 (ELR 9:255]); …"

  2. 2.0 2.1 Henderson, Robert F., and James R. Henderson. English Origins of Lawrence1 Leach of Salem, Massachusetts. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr 2008)

    Richard Leach, bp. Sonning 7 Feb. 1618/9; d. after 4 Feb 1684/5; m. ca. 1645 Sarah (Fuller?), daughter of widow Anne Fuller."

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 4. Richard2 Leach, in Leach, F. Phelps (Fayette Phelps). Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts and some of his Descendants. (East Highgate, Vermont: F. Phelps Leach (Printed by The Messenger Press, St. Albans, Vermont), 1924-1926)

    "4. Richard2 Leach (Lawrence1), of Salem, Mass., born in 1618, died at Rial-side (Leach farm), 9 May, 1687; will was probated 25 Nov. 1687; bequeathed to wife Sarah; son John; daughters Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Collins; Mary, wife of Benjamin Ireson, Hannah & Rachel; Joseph, Sarah and John Herrick, children of daughter Sarah; and young Pasho Foote,
    now with him. … He had a grant of land at Salem, near that of his brother John., in 1639; was a member of the first church 1648; freeman, 1665; Lieut., 1675, and Captain two years later of the militia …"

  4. Felt, Joseph B. Annals of Salem, from Its First Settlement. (Salem, Mass.: W. & S. B. Ives, 1827)

    "1687 … May 9th, Richard Leach died recently. He left wife, Sarah, who joined the church here 1648. He left children, John, Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Collins, Mary, wife of Benjamin Johnson, Hannah and Rachel. He had lost a daughter Sarah, wife of Joseph Herrick. He had been a Selectman. He commanded the company at Salem village. His will, written beautifully on parchment, instead of being approved by County Court, as usual, was approved by Sir Edmund Andros, and also, bears the signature of his Deputy Secretary John West. Hutchinson remarks: 'It was a great burden on widows and children, who lived remote, to be obliged to come to Boston for every part of business, relative to the settlement of estates'."