LEACH William

Name William LEACH
Country Of Origin England
Born 1774
Died 1853
Birth/Baptism Born approx. early 1770s, St Luke’s, Islington, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 3 June 1816, Hobart, to Mary Brown.
Trial February 1801: Publicly whipped and sentenced to one month in Newgate Prison for stealing two shirts.

1 July 1801, Middlesex, recorded as John Leach

Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing a copper pot, value 6 shillings
Arrival October 1803, Port Phillip, Victoria, on the convict ship, Calcutta.
January 1804, Van Diemen’s Land, on the ship, Ocean.
Police Number
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon
Other 1816: Land grant, Glenorchy, Hobart.

1827: Death of wife Mary, recorded as a ‘poor woman.’

March 1838: Acreage sold by auction, mortgagee order.

Death 24 September 1853, 33 Argyle Street, Hobart, recorded as a watchmaker.

The Hobart Town Advertiser 27 September 1853:
‘Death. On the night of the 24th instant, at No. 33 Argyle Street, William Leach, aged 83 years and one of the first arrivals in the Colony.’

Marjorie Tipping, Convicts Unbound: The Story of the Calcutta Convicts & their Settlement in Australia, 1988, pp19, 289.
TAHO: CON22/1/1, RGD36/1/1 no202 Marriage 1816, RGD34/1/1 no1442 Death 1827 [Mary Leach], RGD35/1/4 no470 Death 1853.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales Criminal Register 1801, 1788-1868 Convicts Records; Old Bailey online, Ref No. t18010218-55 18 February 1801, John Leach Ref. t18010701-75 1 July 1801.
Hobart Town Courier 18 October 1828, 30 March 1838; The Examiner (Launceston) 29 September 1853.