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Dave's Ancestors - Leadbetter

The Leadbetter Family Tree showing generations between Hamlet Leadbetter c16th and Elizabeth Leadbetter c19th


For the earlier Leadbetters, back to the 16th century, I am grateful for leads from the late Frank Leadbetter's (out-of-print) book, "The Leadbetter Papers" [LP].
As more records have become available online, I have been able to view images of early documents and verify much of this earlier data for myself.

Although the spelling of the family name has varied through time, and even within one generation, - Ledbeater, Leadbeater. Lethbetter, etc. - I will use the spelling Leadbetter throughout but indicate the version used in particular records.



The earliest member of the Leadbetters to whom I can trace an unbroken lineage by documentary evidence is Hamlet Leadbetter of Bickerstaffe, who was buried on 7th January 1561 (church year 1560) at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk.
His widow, Margaret was buried at Ormskirk on 2nd July 1572 and left a will, which detailed three daughters and a son, Robert.


Children of Hamlet and Margaret Tree showing children of Hamlet and Margaret

Jane Leadbetter
[Married Richard Makin 23rd October 1558 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Two daughters, Margerye and Elyn.]
Robert Leadbetter
[Married Isabell. Buried on 17th May 1603 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Elizabeth Leadbetter
[Married Thomas Ambrose 10th January 1574 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Anne Leadbetter
[Married Hugh Thorston 28th January 1591 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]

Children of Robert Leadbetter and Isabell Tree showing children of Robert Leadbetter and Isabell

Peter Leadbetter (1577 - 1638)
[Birth/baptism 1577 [LP] . Married Margaret Banastre of Croston at Lathom Chapel on 30th May 1608. Buried 28th February 1638 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
and, according to other researchers, (but I have seen no source evidence),
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1579 - 1603)
Robert Leadbetter

Children of Peter and Margaret Tree showing the children of Peter and Margaret

Margaret Leadbetter (1608 - 1608)
[Baptised 16th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 29th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk] [FamilySearch]
Richard Leadbetter (1608 - 1608)
[Baptised 16th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 29th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk] [FamilySearch]
Robert Leadbetter (d.1647)
[Birth unknown. Married Dorothy Webster 10th November 1635 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Died 1647] [LP]
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1610 - )
[Baptised 30th April 1610 Croston, married Peter Woosey 9th May 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire]
Jane Leadbetter (1612 - )
[Baptised 20th December 1612 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston]
Henry Leadbetter (1617 - 1658)
[Baptised 3rd December 1617 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk Married Mary Sutch at Croston, 30th August 1640. buried on 18th May 1658 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston]
Ellen Leadbetter (1623 - 1626) (twin of Jane)
[Baptised 15th May 1623 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 12th June 1626 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Jane Leadbetter (1623 - 1665) (twin of Ellen)
[Baptised 15th May 1623 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 18th March 1664 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Mary Leadbetter (1626 - 1629)
[Baptised 20th March 1626 (church year 1625) St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 22nd August 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk ]
Peter Leadbetter (1629 - 1629)
[Baptised 17th May 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 24th May 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk ]
Ann Leadbetter (1631 - )
[Baptised July 1631 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Married Oliver Atherton (Quaker) [LP] ]

Children of Henry and Mary Tree showing the children of Henry and Mary

Peter Leadbetter (1641 - 1684)
[Baptised 11th July 1641 "s. of Hen. Leadbeater" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. Married 3 times: to Mary Whittle (d. 1670), to Mary Crooke (d. 1671), to Ellen (d. 22nd October 1691)]
Margaret Leadbetter (5th March 1643 - 9th August 1657)[Lan-OPC]
Alice Leadbetter (1646 - )
[Baptised 6th September 1646 "dr of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. (Possible child marriage to William Wilson July 1657)]
Henry Leadbetter (1654 - )
[Baptised 30th September 1654 "son of He. Leadbeater, Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire]
Catherine Leadbetter (1657 - )
[Baptised 2nd January 1657 (church yr. 1646) "dr of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire]
Christopher Leadbetter
[Baptised 12th September 1658 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried on 28th July 1719 at Croston]
Elizabeth Leadbetter (d.1657)
[Buried 10th May 1657 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton]
Dorette Leadbetter (Dorothy?)(d.1657)
[Buried 10th May 1657 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton]

Children of Christopher Tree showing the children of Christopher

Peter Leadbetter (1690 - 1770)
[Baptised on 7th November 1690 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Married Katherine Abraham on 29th January 1717 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston and then Jane (surname unknown) on 15th June 1736 at Tarleton Chapel.]
Alice Leadbetter (1696 - 1696)
[Baptised and buried 19th July 1696 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton]
Mary Leadbetter (d.1697)
[Buried 24th March 1697 (Church year 1696) St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England]
Mary Leadbetter (1709 - 1750)
[Baptised 24th April 1709 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried, "spinster of Tarleton", 19th November 1750 St Michael and All Angels, Croston]



Children of Peter Leadbetter (1690) and his first wife, Katherine (Catherine) Abraham Tree showing the children of Peter and Katherine

Thomas Leadbetter (1718 - )
[Baptised 9th February 1718 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton ]
Henry Leadbetter (1721 - 1727)
[Baptised 12th March 1721 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Buried 6th January 1727, Tarleton]
Alice Leadbetter (1723 - 1726)
[Baptised 4th August 1723 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman. Buried 29th December 1726, Tarleton]
Alice Leadbetter (1727 - )
[Baptised 26th November 1727 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman.]
Margaret Leadbetter (1732 - )
[Baptised 20th February 1732 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Labourer.]

Children of Peter Leadbetter (1690) and his second wife, Jane Tree showing the children of Peter and Jane

Peter Leadbetter (1736 - 1797)
[married to Margaret Blondel(l) 9th September 1760 and to Mary Barton on 10th October 1776]
John Leadbetter (1740 - 1798)
[Baptised 18th January 1741, (to Peter Leadbetter and Elizabeth??) St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman. Married Mary Wright on 25th April 1762 and then Ellin Abraham on 7th December 1790 both at St Cuthbert, North Meols

 Children of John and his first wife, Mary Wright Tree showing the children of John and Mary

Thomas Leadbetter (1762 - 1831)
[Baptised 21st November 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Married Ann Peet (1765 - 1855) in 1784] [Lan-OPC]
Peter Leadbetter (1765)
[Baptised 8th September 1765 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, Abode: Crossens] [Lan-OPC]
Robert Leadbetter (1771 - 1774)
[Baptised 14th April 1771 St Cuthbert, North Meols, abode: Banks. Buried 18 Dec 1774 St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
Jane Leadbetter (d.1770)
[Buried 10th April 1770] [Lan-OPC]
Jane Leadbetter (1774 - )
[Baptised 9th September 1774 St Cuthbert, North Meols, abode Banks. [Lan-OPC]
Robert Leadbetter
[Married 26th June 1798 to Elizabeth (Betty) Blundell at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Children: John (1798), Jenny (1800), John (1801), Mary (1803, Thomas (1805), Henry (1807-8), Henry (1809-17), Robert 1812. Betty died in 1813. Robert remarried, to Ellen Barton on 27th November 1815 at St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
John (or James) Leadbetter (1777 - )
[LanOPC has a partial transcription for a John Leadbetter baptised "29 ? 1777" while Family Search has a 'James' baptised 22nd June 1777. Married Elizabeth (Betty) (surname unknown). Children Elizabeth (1806) and Peter 1808)]
Margaret Leadbetter (1781 - )
[Baptised 1st April 1781 St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode Banks] [Lan-OPC]

  Children of John and his second wife, Ellen Abram Tree showing the children of John and Ellen

Isabel Leadbetter (1791 - )
[Born 9th February 1791, Baptised 6th March 1791 St Cuthbert, North Meols; Buried aged 14 29 Oct 1805 St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
Jenney Leadbetter (1794)
[Born: 18th January 1794, Baptised 9th February 1794 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Abode Banks] [Lan-OPC]

 

Children of Thomas and Ann (aka Nanny) Tree showing the children of Thomas and Ann

John Leadbetter (1784 - )
[baptised 21st November 1784, St Cuthbert North Meols] [married Cicely Howard in 1805] [Lan-OPC]
Jane Leadbetter (1786 - )
[Baptised 11th September 1786 St Cuthbert, North Meols Abode Banks; Married James Wright in 1820] [Lan-OPC]
Mary Leadbetter (1788 - )
[Baptised 8th June 1788 St Cuthbert, North Meols Abode Banks;] [Lan-OPC]
Ellen Leadbetter (1792 - )
[Born 14th May 1792, baptised 7th June 1792 St Cuthbert, North Meols], [married John Johnson 1826] [Lan-OPC]
Richard Leadbetter (1794 - 1823)
[Born 1st March 1794, baptised 6th April 1794 St Cuthbert, North Meols; Buried aged 29 on 10th Decenber 1822 St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
Thomas Leadbetter (1796 - )
[Baptised 28th February 1796 North Meols, Southport, Lancashire; Married to Margaret Simpson in 1816]
William Leadbetter (1799 - 1878)
[Baptised 3rd March 1799 North Meols,Lancashire; Married to Anne Benson (d. 1888) in 1823]
Alice Leadbetter (1802 - 1862)
[Baptised 11th April 1802 North Meols, Lancashire; Married Richard Abram on 5th December 1822 at St Cuthberts, North Meols]
Margaret Leadbetter (1804 - )
[Baptised 8th July 1804 North Meols,Lancashire]
Robert Leadbetter (1806 - )
[Baptised 22nd June 1806 North Meols,Lancashire; Married Mary Ball in 1826]
Peter Leadbetter(1809 - 1897)
[ Baptised 16th July 1809 North Meols. Died 13th May 1897 and buried 16th May 1897.]

 

Children of Peter Leadbetter and first wife Mary Ascroft Tree showing the children of Peter and Mary

Ann Leadbetter(1828 - )
[Baptised 23rd November 1828 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]
Thomas Leadbetter (1831 - 1832)
[Baptised 24th July 1831, buried 6th March 1832 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]
Thomas Leadbetter (1833 - )
[married Jane Cowell (1834 - ) on 4th October 1852 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Elizabeth ('Betty', 'Betsey') Leadbetter(1836 - )
Richard Leadbetter (1838 - )
[married Martha Salthouse (1843 - ) on 6th February 1861 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Peter Leadbetter (1841 - )
Henry Leadbetter (1844 - )
[Baptised 14th July 1844 at St Peter, Fleetwood] [married Margaret Fisher on 11th February 1868 at St Peter, Fleetwood]

Children of Peter Leadbetter and second wife Jane Bibby Tree showing the children of Peter and Jane

Mary Leadbetter (1848 - )
[married Thomas Parkinson (1847 - ) 31st March 1872 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Nanny (Nancy?) Leadbetter (1849 - )
[married Samuel Mooney (1840 - ) 21st January 1883]
Martha Leadbetter (1854 - )
[married Isaac Cowell 4th August 1877 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1862 - )
Mary Ann Leadbetter (1864 - )

I cannot find birth registration details or baptisms for Elizabeth and Mary Ann. They are both listed on the 1871 census as daughters of Peter and Jane




Further details of Dave's direct Leadbetter ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed or paraphrased directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.




Hamlet Leadbetter (d. 1561) Tree showing Hamlet Leadbetter and his family



Hamlet's Birth

I have yet seen no documentary evidence of Hamlet's birth or baptism. From the marriage date of his eldest daughter, he must have been born before about 1525.

Hamlet's marriage

Evidence of Hamlet's marriage comes from the will of his widow, Margarett, (sic) who states that she is the "...relicte of Hamlette Ledbeater of Byckerstathe within the parishe of Ormiskirke..."

Children of Hamlet Leadbetter and his wife, Margaret

There are no parish records of the births of the children but they are named as beneficiaries of Margaret's will and their marriages are recorded in the parish register for Ormskirk:

Jane Leadbetter
[Married Richard Makin 23rd October 1558 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Robert Leadbetter
[Buried on 17th May 1603 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Elizabeth Leadbetter
[Married Thomas Ambrose 10th January 1574 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Anne Leadbetter
[Married Hugh Thorston 28th January 1591 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]

Hamlet's death

Hamlet's burial is recorded in the register of St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk on 2nd January 1562 (church year 1561).
"Hamlet Leadbeater in ecclia"


Robert Leadbetter (~1555 - 1603) Tree showing Robert Leadbetter and his family



Robert's Birth


Robert's marriage

I have not seen a record of Robert's marriage, so the only evidence I have for Robert's wife is a record of the burial of Izabell Leadbetter on 13th November 1611 in the register of St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk.

Children of Robert Leadbetter and his wife, Izabell

Peter Leadbetter (1577 - 1638) [LP]
and, according to other researchers, (but I have seen no source evidence),
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1579 - 1603)
Robert Leadbetter

Robert's death

Robert Leadbetter was buried on 17th May 1603 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk.


Peter Leadbetter (1577 - 1638) Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family



Peter's Birth

Peter Leadbetter was born in Ormskirk in 1577. (This according to Frank Leadbetter. I have not yet seen documentary evidence.)

Peter's marriage

From a marriage licence issued at Chester in 1608, (original in Latin),
Peter Leadbetter of Ormskirk married Margaret Banastre of Croston at Lathom Chapel on 30th April 1608.
Peter's bondsman was Richard Whitney.

Children of Peter Leadbetter and his wife, Margaret

Margaret Leadbetter (1608 - 1608)
[Baptised 16th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 29th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk] [FamilySearch]
Richard Leadbetter (1608 - 1608)
[Baptised 16th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 29th May 1608 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk] [FamilySearch]
Robert Leadbetter (d.1647)
[Birth unknown. Married Dorothy Webster 10th November 1635 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Died 1647] [LP]
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1610 - )
[Baptised 30th April 1610 Croston, married Peter Woosey 9th May 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire]
Jane Leadbetter (1612 - )
[Baptised 20th December 1612 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston]
Henry Leadbetter (1617 - 1658)
[Baptised 3rd December 1617 Married Mary Sutch at Croston, 30th August 1640. buried on 18th May 1658 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston]
Ellen Leadbetter (1623 - 1626) (twin of Jane)
[Baptised 15th May 1623 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 12th June 1626 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Jane Leadbetter (1623 - 1665) (twin of Ellen)
[Baptised 15th May 1623 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 18th March 1664 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]
Mary Leadbetter (1626 - 1629)
[Baptised 20th March 1626 (church year 1625) St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 22nd August 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk ]
Peter Leadbetter (1629 - 1629)
[Baptised 17th May 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 24th May 1629 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk ]
Ann Leadbetter (1631 - )
[Baptised July 1631 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Married Oliver Atherton (Quaker) [LP] ]

Peter's death

Peter Leadbetter was buried in Ormskirk on 28th February 1638 (church year 1637).


Henry Leadbetter (1617 - 1658) Tree showing Henry Leadbetter and his family



Henry's Baptism

Henry Leadbetter, son of Peter, was baptised on 3rd December 1617 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk.

Henry's marriage

"Hen. Leadbeater and Mary Sutch" were married by license 30th August 1640 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire.

Children of Henry Leadbetter and Mary

Peter Leadbetter (1641 - 1684)
[Baptised 11th July 1641 "s. of Hen. Leadbeater" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. Married 3 times: to Mary Whittle (d. 1670), to Mary Crooke (d. 1671), to Ellen (d. 22nd October 1691)]
Margaret Leadbetter (5th March 1643 - 9th August 1657)[Lan-OPC]
Alice Leadbetter (1646 - )
[Baptised 6th September 1646 "dr of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. (Possible, but unlikely, child marriage to William Wilson July 1657 - suggested by Frank Leadbetter)]
Henry Leadbetter (1654 - )
[Baptised 30th September 1654 "son of He. Leadbeater, Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire]
Catherine Leadbetter (1657 - )
[Baptised 2nd January 1657 (church yr. 1646) "dr of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire]
Christopher Leadbetter
[Baptised 12th September 1658 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried on 28th July 1719 at Croston]
Dorothy Leadbetter (d.1657)
[Buried 10th May 1657 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton]

Henry's death

"He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" was buried on 18th May 1658 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire.


Christopher Leadbetter (1658 - 1719) Tree showing Christopher Leadbetter and his family



Christopher's Baptism

(Christopher), Sonne of He. Leadbetter of Tarleton, was baptised at Croston on 12th September 1658
The name Christopher has been inserted later into the parish register record. The Bishop's Transcription only records " A sonne of ..."

Christopher's marriage

Christopher's marriage remains a mystery. If it took place at Croston, it may have been recorded on a page which contains damage and so became lost.

Children of Christopher Leadbetter

Peter Leadbetter (1690 - 1770)
[baptised at Croston on 7th November 1690. Buried on 26th July 1770 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston]
Alice Leadbetter (1696 - 1696)
[Baptised and buried 19th July 1696 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Daughter of Christopher Leadbeater of Tarleton]
Mary Leadbetter (d.1697)
[Buried 24th March 1697 (Church year 1696) St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England]
Mary Leadbetter (1709 - 1750)
[Baptised 24th April 1709 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried, "spinster of Tarleton", 19th November 1750 St Michael and All Angels, Croston]



Christopher's death

Christopher Leadbetter of Tarleton was buried on 28th July 1719 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire.


Peter Leadbetter (1690 - 1770) Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family



Peter's Baptism

Peter Leadbetter, son of Christopher Leadbetter of Tarleton, was baptised at Croston on 7th November 1690

Peter's first marriage, to Katherine Abraham

Link to St Michael and All Angels, Croston at nls.uk
Link to St Michael and All Angels, Croston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing St Michael and All Angels, Croston
Peter Leadbetter and Katherine Abraham, both of Tarleton, were married at St Michael and All Angels, Croston on 29th January 1717 (church year 1716)
Katherine is sometimes spelt Catherine in subsequent documents

Children of Peter and Katherine

Thomas Leadbetter (1718 - )
[Baptised 9th February 1718 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton ]
Henry Leadbetter (1721 - 1727)
[Baptised 12th March 1721 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Buried 6th January 1727, Tarleton]
Alice Leadbetter (1723 - 1726)
[Baptised 4th August 1723 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman. Buried 29th December 1726, Tarleton]
Alice Leadbetter (1727 - )
[Baptised 26th November 1727 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman.]
Margaret Leadbetter (1732 - )
[Baptised 20th February 1732 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Labourer.]


Katherine's death

"Catherine Leadbetter, w. of Peter Leadbetter of Tarleton, Husbandman" was buried on 30th August 1735 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston.

Peter's second marriage, to Jane

"Peter Leadbetter and Jane, his wife (surname not stated in the register) both of Tarleton, married by virtue of banns duly published by the Revd. Mr. Tomlinson at Tarleton on 15th June 1736 at Tarleton Chapel."

Children of Peter Leadbetter (1690) and his second wife, Jane

Peter Leadbetter (1736 - 1797)
[married to Margaret Blondel(l) 9th September 1760 and to Mary Barton on 10th October 1776]
John Leadbetter (1740 - 1798)
[Baptised 18th January 1741, (to Peter Leadbetter and Elizabeth??) St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman.

Peter's death

"Peter Leadbetter of Tarleton, Husbandn." was buried on 26th July 1770 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire.

Jane's death

I believe that this may be the burial of Peter's widow, Jane:
12th February 1781 Jaine Ledbeatter, Widow, Abode: Tarlton. St Mary the Virgin, Rufford, Lancashire, England [Lan-OPC]


John Leadbetter (1741 - 1796) Tree showing John Leadbetter and his family



Baptism

John Leadbetter was baptised on 18th January 1741 (Church year 1740) Parish of Croston, Lancashire, England
- Son of Peter Leadbetter of Tarleton, husbandman, & Elizabeth his wife.
[I am uneasy about this. This seems to be the right baptism by date, by place and by father's occupation. However, John's father had married 'Jane' in 1736, not Elizabeth.
There are possible explanations:
A mistake in the register - it is not unknown for a curate to record the wrong name;
the lady may have been Elizabeth Jane or Jane Elizabeth;
or, worst of all, this may be the 'wrong' John or indeed the correct John but not connected to the earlier ancestors I have described.
]

John's first marriage

Link to St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown). at nls.uk
Link to St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown) at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown).
25th April 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire.
John Leadbetter and Mary Wright were married, by Banns. Both of the Parish
Witnesses: Henry Linaker; Peter Rymer [Lan-OPC]

Children of John's first marriage

Thomas Leadbetter (1762 - 1831)
[Baptised 21st November 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Married Ann Peet (1765 - 1855) in 1784] [Lan-OPC]
Peter Leadbetter (1765)
[Baptised 8th September 1765 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, Abode: Crossens] [Lan-OPC]
Robert Leadbetter (1771 - 1774)
[Baptised 14th April 1771 St Cuthbert, North Meols, abode: Banks. Buried 18 Dec 1774 St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
Jane Leadbetter (d.1770)
[Buried 10th April 1770] [Lan-OPC]
Jane Leadbetter (1774 - )
[Baptised 9th September 1774 St Cuthbert, North Meols, abode Banks.] [Lan-OPC]
Robert Leadbetter
[Married 26th June 1798 to Elizabeth (Betty) Blundell at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Children: John (1798), Jenny (1800), John (1801), Mary (1803, Thomas (1805), Henry (1807-8), Henry (1809-17), Robert 1812. Betty died in 1813. Robert remarried, to Ellen Barton on 27th November 1815 at St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
John (or James) Leadbetter (1777 - )
[LanOPC has a partial transcription for a John Leadbetter baptised "29 ? 1777" while Family Search has a 'James' baptised 22nd June 1777. Married Elizabeth (Betty) (surname unknown).Children Elizabeth (1806) and Peter 1808)]
Margaret Leadbetter (1781 - )
[Baptised 1st April 1781 St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode Banks] [Lan-OPC]

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks

Widowed

Mary Leadbetter, wife of John Leadbetter was buried on 15th November 1783 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Abode: Banks; Notes: Poor[Lan-OPC]

John's second marriage

John Leadbeater married Ellin Abram on 7th December 1790 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England [Lan-OPC]

Children of John's second marriage

Isabel Leadbetter (1791 - )
[Born 9th February 1791, Baptised 6th March 1791 St Cuthbert, North Meols; Buried aged 14 29 Oct 1805 St Cuthbert, North Meols] [Lan-OPC]
Jenney Leadbetter (1794)
[Born: 18th January 1794, Baptised 9th February 1794 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Abode Banks] [Lan-OPC]

John's death

John Leadbetter died aged 58 on 10th January 1798
He was buried on 11th January 1798 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Abode: Banks; Cause of Death: A Fever[Lan-OPC]

John's widow died in 1816

Ellen Leadbetter was buried on 24th January 1816 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Age: 48; Abode: Crossens[Lan-OPC]

Thomas Leadbetter Tree showing Thomas Leadbetter and his family

Baptism

21 Nov 1762 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Thomas Leadbetter - Son of John Leadbetter & Mary. Abode: Crossens [Lan-OPC]

Link to St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown). at nls.uk
Link to St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown) at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown).

Marriage

21 Sep 1784 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Thos. Leadbeater married Ann Peet. [Lan-OPC]


Burial

Thomas leadbetter of Banks was buried, age 68, on 15th February 1831, at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire. [Lan-OPC]
The Cheshire probate index for 1831 shows:
"Leadbetter. Sworn under £100. 2nd March. Before G. Ford Surrogate. Will of Thomas Leadbetter late of Banks in the Parish of North Meols, deceased, was proved and admon granted unto Anne Leadbetter and Thomas Leadbetter the Executor."

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks

Thomas' widow, Ann, continued to live in Banks until her death in 1855


1841 census
Banks
HO107 514/5

Ann Leadbetter age 70, Wool Spinner

1851 census
Banks

Ann Leadbetter age 86, annuitant

Ann's death

Burial: 15th October 1855 St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England
Age: 91 years Abode: Banks [Lan-OPC]


Peter Leadbetter (1809 - 1897) Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family



In Brief:


In detail:


First Marriage

To Mary Ascroft (Ashcroft) (1809 - 1846) on 4th March 1828 at St Cuthbert, North Meols

1841 Census
Banks, North Meols

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Peter Leadbetter Age 30, Fisherman
Mary Leadbetter age 25
Ann Leadbetter age 12
Thomas Leadbetter age 7
Betty Leadbetter age 5
Richard Leadbetter age 2
Peter Leadbetter age 2 months
William Aspinall age 20

Widowed

Mary was buried on 8th May 1846

Second Marriage
(by licence obtained 3rd August 1846, giving Peter's age as 37 and Jane's age as 35.}

To Jane Bibby (1812 - 1881) of Tarleton
Peter married Jane on 4th August 1846 at St John, Preston - only 3 months after Mary's death. The first child of this new marriage, Mary, was born in 1847.

1851 Census
28 Walmesley Street, Fleetwood

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Peter Leadbetter Age 42, Fisherman, born Meols
Jane Leadbetter Age 38, born Tarleton
Thomas Leadbetter Age 17, Fisherman, born Meols
Elizabeth Leadbetter age 14, born Meols
Richard Leadbetter age 12, Fisherman, born Meols
Peter Leadbetter age 9, scholar, born Meols
Henry Leadbetter age 7, scholar, born Fleetwood
Mary Leadbetter age 3, born Fleetwood
Nancy Leadbetter age 2, born Fleetwood
Mary Bibby, visitor, age 63, Fisherman's widow, born Tarleton


1861 Census
Victoria Street, Fleetwood

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Peter Leadbetter Age 52, Fisherman, born Southport
Jane Leadbetter Age 43, born Tarlton
Henry Leadbetter age 17, Fisherman, born Fleetwood
Mary Leadbetter age 13, born Fleetwood
Nancy Leadbetter age 12, born Fleetwood


1871 Census
14 Victoria Street, Fleetwood

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Peter Leadbetter Age 62, Fisherman, born North Meols
Jane Leadbetter Age 57, born Tarlton
Mary Leadbetter Age 23, Dressmaker, born Fleetwood
Martha Leadbetter Age 16, born Fleetwood
Elizabeth Leadbetter Age 9, born Fleetwood
Mary Ann Leadbetter Age 7, born Fleetwood


1881 Census
14 Victoria Street, Fleetwood

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Peter Leadbetter Age 71, Fisherman retired, born North Meols
Jane Leadbetter Age 68, born Tarleton
Nanny Leadbetter Age 32, domestic, born North Meols


Jane's death

Peter's wife, Jane, died on 5th May 1881 at 14 Victoria Street.
As reported in the Preston Chronicle, 14th May 1881.

1891 Census
58 Dock Street, Fleetwood

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Mary Cockerill age 44, Lodging House Keeper, born lancashire, Bury
Henry Walsh age 48, Gardener, born Thornton
Peter Leadbetter Age 82, visitor, retired fisherman, born Lytham
Apart from the given birthplace, I am certain this is Peter. No earlier census shows a Peter Leadbetter of this age born in Lytham

Death

Peter was buried in Fleetwood on 16th May 1897
He shared a grave with his wife, Jane.

From the headstone of their grave:
In Affectionate Remembrance of JANE the beloved wife of PETER LEADBETTER, of Fleetwood who died May 5th 1881 aged 69 years
Thy Rod and Thy Staff they Comfort Me
also, the above PETER LEADBETTER who died May 13th 1897 aged 88 years.


Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) Leadbetter Tree showing Betsey Leadbetter



In Brief:


In detail:


Born 1834 in Banks, near Southport, Lancashire.

1841 Census
Banks, North Meols

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Peter Leadbetter Age 30, Fisherman
Mary Leadbetter age 25
Ann Leadbetter age 12
Thomas Leadbetter age 7
Betty Leadbetter age 5
Richard Leadbetter age 2
Peter Leadbetter age 2 months
William Aspinall age 20

1851 Census
28 Walmesley Street, Fleetwood

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Peter Leadbetter Age 42, Fisherman, born Meols
Jane Leadbetter Age 38, born Tarleton
Thomas Leadbetter Age 17, Fisherman, born Meols
Elizabeth Leadbetter age 14, born Meols
Richard Leadbetter age 12, Fisherman, born Meols
Peter Leadbetter age 9, scholar, born Meols
Henry Leadbetter age 7, scholar, born Fleetwood
Mary Leadbetter age 3, born Fleetwood
Nancy Leadbetter age 2, born Fleetwood
Mary Bibby, visitor, age 63, Fisherman's widow, born Tarleton


Marriage

Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) Leadbetter was married to James Wilson of Preston Street, Fleetwood on 30th June 1853, at the church of St Peter, Fleetwood. Betsey and James were of the same age and both from Banks.
James is described on the marriage certificate as a sailor. His father was Matthew Wilson, sailor, and Betsey's father was Peter Leadbetter, sailor.
Witnesses at the wedding were James Cowell and Sarah Wilson


Link to Wilson Family

1861 census
3 West Street, Fleetwood

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James Wilson age 25, fisherman, born Southport
Betty Wilson age 24, born Southport
Mary Wilson age 7 born Fleetwood
Alice Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
Ann J. Wilson age 1, born Fleetwood

1971 census
38 Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood

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James Wilson age 35 Fisherman, born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 35 born Banks
Alice Wilson age 14, born Banks
Ann Wilson age 11, born Fleetwood
Peter Wilson age 9, born Fleetwood
Jane Wilson age 8, born Fleetwood
Martha Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
James Wilson age 1, born Fleetwood

1881 census
Betsey and James should be in Preston Street area, but I have not found them yet.
However, daughters Jane, Martha and Rachel are staying with their older sister Alice, now married to Robert Whiteside at 55 Preston Street


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Robert Whiteside age 26, Gas Stoker born Blackpool
Alice Whiteside age 24, born Fleetwood
Elizabeth Whiteside age 6 born Fleetwood
Zachariah Whiteside age 4, born Fleetwood
George Whiteside age 2, born Fleetwood
James Whiteside age 8 months, born Fleetwood

Jane Wilson, Boarder, age 17, India Rubber Works, born Fleetwood
Martha Wilson age 13, General Servant, born Fleetwood
Rachel Wilson age 9, born Fleetwood

1891 census
52 Upper Preston Street, Fleetwood

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James Wilson age 56, Fisherman, born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 56, born Banks
Matthew L. Wilson age 14, Fisher boy, born Fleetwood
Henry L. Wilson age 12, born Fleetwood
Bessie Wilson, granddaughter, age 3, born Fleetwood
James Wilson age 21, Fisherman, born Fleetwood
Annie (wife of 'young' James Wilsonz) age 19, born Askham?

1901 census
52 Preston Street, Fleetwood

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James and Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Olsson)
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James Wilson and Betsey (Leadbetter)
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James Wilson age 67, Prawn Fisherman (employer) born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 67, born Banks
Bessie Wilson age 10, Granddaughter, born Fleetwood
John Peter Olsson, age 46, Son in Law, Shipping Clerk (chemicals) born Sweden
Elizabeth Ann Olsson Daughter (of James) age 41 born Fleetwood


1911 census

James and Elizabeth living at the home of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, at "Landskrona", Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood.
Also visiting from Garston, was their daughter, Alice, my great grandmother.

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John Peter Olsson, age 56, Shipping Clerk for chemical manufacturers, born Sweden, Naturalised British Subject
Elizabeth Ann, age 51, married 30 years with no children, born Fleetwood
James Wilson, (Elizabeth's father) age 75, Retired Fisherman, Born Banks,
Elizabeth Wilson, age 74, Married 57 years, with 13 children from that marriage, 10 of whom still alive, born Banks
Alice Whiteside, Elizabeth Ann's sister, age 54, married 37 years, with 5 children from her marriage, all still alive, born Fleetwood
Death Death July 1913 in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England James Wilson died aged 78 in April 1914 and is buried in Fleetwood cemetery.