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Dave's Ancestors - Leadbetter

The Leadbetter Family


In this website I count Generation 1 as the first family I have discovered or verified by my own researches. In the case of the Leadbetter family, my earliest 'find' is Thomas Leadbetter (1762 - ) and his wife Ann. However, from the late Frank Leadbetter's out-of-print book, "The Leadbetter Papers", I can trace the family tree, with some certainty, back to the sixteenth century.



Earlier Generations - courtesy of the late Frank Leadbetter

Tree showing generations between Hamlet Ledebeter c16th and Peter Leadbetter c19th

Hamlet Ledebeter

(spelling as used at that time) (died 1561) Husband of Margaret (d. 1572)

Children of Hamlet and Margaret

Jane Leadbetter (married R. Makin 23rd October 1558)
Robert Leadbetter (d. 1603)
Elizabeth Leadbetter (married Thomas Ambrose 10th January 1574)
Ann Leadbetter (married Hugh Thorston 28th January 1591)

Children of Robert Leadbetter

Peter Leadbetter (1577 - 1638) Husband of Margaret Banastre of Croston
[They were married at Lathom Chapel on 30th May 1608, Peter died 28th February 1638]

Children of Peter and Margaret

Robert Leadbetter (d. 1647, married Dorothy Webster 10th November 1635)
Elizabeth Leadbetter (born 30th April 1610, married Peter Woosey 9th May 1631)
Jane Leadbetter (born 20th December 1612)
Henry Leadbetter (30th April 1610 to 18th May 1658) married Mary Sutch at Croston, 30th August 1640
Ellen Leadbetter (1623 - 1626)
Jane Leadbetter (1623 - 1665)
Mary Leadbetter (1626 - 1629)
Peter Leadbetter (17th May 1629 - 24th May 1629)
Ann Leadbetter (born 17th July 1631) married Oliver Atherton (Quaker)

Children of Henry and Mary

Peter Leadbetter (1641 - 1684) 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)
Alice (6th September 1646 - ) child marriage to William Wilson July 1657)
Catherine Leadbetter (2nd January 1657 - )
Henry Leadbetter (30th September 1654)
Christopher Leadbetter (12th September 1658 - 28th July 1719)
Dorrette Leadbetter (d. 10th May 1657)

Children of Christopher

Peter Leadbetter (7th November 1690 - ) married twice:
to Katherine Abraham (1717 - 30th August 1735)
to Jane (d. 15th June 1736)
Alice Leadbetter (b. 19th July 1696)
Mary Leadbetter (d. 24th March 1696)
Mary Leadbetter (1709 - 1750)

Children of Peter and his second wife Jane

John Leadbetter (1740 - 1798) married twice:
to Mary Wright (d.1783) (married 1762)
to Ellin Abraham (d.1816)
Peter Leadbetter (1736 - 1797) married to Margaret Blondell 9th September 1760

Generation 1 - the earliest generation of the Leadbetter family I have discovered or verified by my own researches.


Tree starting from Thomas and Ann

Children of John and Mary

Thomas Leadbetter (1762 - ) Husband of Ann Peet (1765 - ) [Married 1784 ]
John Leadbetter Married twice:
to Ellin (d.1805)
to Betty (Elizabeth)
Jane Leadbetter(1) (d. 1770)
Robert Leadbetter(1) (1771 - 1774)
Jane Leadbetter(2)(1774 - )
Robert Leadbetter(2) married twice:
in 1798 to Betty Blundell (d.1813)
in 1815 to Ellen Barton
James Leadbetter (1777 - )
Margaret Leadbetter (1781 - ) married Stephen Waring in 1812
Christopher Leadbetter (d. 1808)

Generation 2

Tree starting from Thomas and Ann

Children of Thomas and Ann

John Leadbetter (1784 - )
[baptised 21st November 1784, St Cuthbert North Meols] [married Cicely Howard in 1805]
Jane Leadbetter (1786 - )
[married James Wright in 1820]
Mary Leadbetter (1788 - )
Ellen Leadbetter (1792 - )
[Born 14th May 1792, baptised 7th June 1792 St Cuthbert, North Meols], [married John Johnson 1826]
Richard Leadbetter (1794 - 1823)
[Born 1st March 1794, baptised 6th April 1794 St Cuthbert, North Meols]
Thomas Leadbetter (1796 - )
[married to Margaret Simpson in 1816]
William Leadbetter (1799 - 1878)
[married to Anne Benson (d. 1888) in 1823]
Alice Leadbetter (1802 - )
Mararet Leadbetter (1804 - )
Robert Leadbetter (1806 - )
[married Mary Ball in 1826]
Peter Leadbetter (1809 - 1897)
[married Mary Ascroft (1809 - 1846) on 4th March 1848 and later, to Jane Bibby (1812 - 1881)]

Generation 3

Tree starting from Thomas and Ann

Children of Peter Leadbetter and first wife Mary Ascroft

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 (1843 - )
[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

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 - )



Thomas Leadbetter

Husband of Ann Peet (1765 - ). Married 21st September 1784

It would appear that Thomas died before 1841 (to be investigated). His widow, Ann is found in 1841 and 1851

1841 census
Banks
HO107 514/5

Ann Leadbetter age 70, Wool Spinner

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks

1851 census
Banks

Ann Leadbetter age 86, annuitant

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Peter Leadbetter (1809 - 1897)



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In detail:


First Marriage

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

1841 Census
Banks, North Meols

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks
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

To Jane Bibby (1812 - 1881) of Tarleton
Peter's second marriage must have taken place quite soon after Mary's death, since the first child of this new marriage, Mary, was born in 1847.

1851 Census
28 Walmesley Street, Fleetwood

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Walmsley Street, Fleetwood
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Victoria Street, Fleetwood
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Victoria Street, Fleetwood
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Victoria Street, Fleetwood
Peter Leadbetter Age 71, Fisherman retired, born North Meols
Jane Leadbetter Age 68, born Tarleton
Nanny Leadbetter Age 32, domestic, born North Meols


1891 Census
58 Dock Street, Fleetwood

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Map showing Dock Street, Fleetwood
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 died on 13th May 1897

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Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) Leadbetter



In Brief:


In detail:


Born 1834 in Banks, near Southport, Lancashire.

1841 Census
Banks, North Meols

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Walmsley Street, Fleetwood
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing West Street, Fleetwood, now Lord Street
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood
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


Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
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

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
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)
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
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.

Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Landskrona, Fleetwood.
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
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