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Dave's Ancestors - Leadbetter

The Leadbetter Family.

Family tree diagram showing an overview of the Leadbetter family. Leadbetter family tree. Overview .


For the earlier Leadbetters, going back to the 16th century, I am grateful for leads from the late Frank Leadbetter's book, (now long out-of-print), "The Leadbetter Papers." Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th-19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.
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. She left a will, which detailed three daughters, and a son, Robert.


 

Children of Hamlet and Margaret:

Tree diagram showing children of Hamlet and Margaret. Tree diagram showing children of Hamlet and Margaret.
Jane Leadbetter,
[Married Richard Makin on 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 on 10th January 1574 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Anne Leadbetter,
[Married Hugh Thorston on 28th January 1591 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].

 

Children of Robert Leadbetter and Isabell:

Tree showing children of Robert Leadbetter and Isabell.
Tree showing children of Robert Leadbetter and Isabell.
Peter Leadbetter (1577 to 1638),
[Birth and/or baptism 1577, Married Margaret Banastre of Croston at Lathom Chapel on 30th May 1608. Buried 28th February 1638 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.
and, according to other researchers, (but I have seen no source evidence):
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1579 to 1603).
Robert Leadbetter.

Children of Peter and Margaret:

Tree showing the children of Peter Leadbetter and Margaret Tree showing the children of Peter Leadbetter and Margaret
Margaret Leadbetter (1608 to 1608),
[Baptised on 16th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 29th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.
Richard Leadbetter (1608 to 1608),
[Baptised on 16th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 29th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.
Robert Leadbetter (died 1647),
[Birth unknown. Married Dorothy Webster on 10th November 1635 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Died 1647]. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1610 - ),
[Baptised on 30th April 1610 Croston, married Peter Woosey on 9th May 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire].
Jane Leadbetter (1612 - ),
[Baptised on 20th December 1612 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston].
Henry Leadbetter (1617 to 1658),
[Baptised on 3rd December 1617 at 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 on 15th May 1623 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 12th June 1626 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Jane Leadbetter (1623 - 1665), (twin of Ellen),
[Baptised on 15th May 1623 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 18th March 1664 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Mary Leadbetter (1626 - 1629),
[Baptised on 20th March 1626, (church year 1625), at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 22nd August 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Peter Leadbetter (1629 - 1629),
[Baptised on 17th May 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 24th May 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Ann Leadbetter (1631 - ),
[Baptised on July 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Married Oliver Atherton, (Quaker), ] Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.

 

Children of Henry and Mary:

Tree showing the children of Henry and Mary Tree showing the children of Henry and Mary.
Peter Leadbetter (1641 to 1684),
[Baptised on 11th July 1641, "s. of Hen. Leadbeater", St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. Married 3 times: to Mary Whittle, (died 1670), to Mary Crooke, (died 1671), to Ellen, (died 22nd October 1691)].
Margaret Leadbetter, (5th March 1643 - 9th August 1657), Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.
Alice Leadbetter (1646 - ),
[Baptised on 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 on 30th September 1654, "son of He. Leadbeater, Tarlton". St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire].
Catherine Leadbetter (1657 - ),
[Baptised on 2nd January 1657, (church year 1646), "dr. of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton" St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire].
Christopher Leadbetter,
[Baptised on 12th September 1658,at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried on 28th July 1719 at Croston].
Elizabeth Leadbetter (died 1657),
[Buried 10th May 1657 St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton]
Dorette Leadbetter, (Dorothy?), (died 1657),
[Buried on 10th May 1657 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton].

Children of Christopher:

Tree showing the children of Christopher. Tree showing the children of Christopher.
Peter Leadbetter (1690 to 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 to 1696),
[Baptised and buried on 19th July 1696 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton].
Mary Leadbetter (died 1697),
[Buried on 24th March 1697, (Church year 1696), St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England].
Mary Leadbetter (1709 to 1750),
[Baptised on 24th April 1709 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried, "spinster of Tarleton", 19th November 1750 at 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. Tree showing the children of Peter and Katherine.
Thomas Leadbetter (1718 - ),
[Baptised on 9th February 1718 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton].
Henry Leadbetter (1721 to 1727),
[Baptised on 12th March 1721 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Buried on 6th January 1727, Tarleton].
Alice Leadbetter (1723 to 1726),
[Baptised on 4th August 1723 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman. Buried on 29th December 1726, at Tarleton].
Alice Leadbetter (1727 - ),
[Baptised on 26th November 1727 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman].
Margaret Leadbetter (1732 - ),
[Baptised on 20th February 1732 at 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. Tree showing the children of Peter and Jane.
Peter Leadbetter (1736 - 1797),
[Married to Margaret Blondel(l) on 9th September 1760 and to Mary Barton on 10th October 1776].
John Leadbetter (1740 - 1798),
[Baptised on 18th January 1741, (to Peter Leadbetter and Elizabeth??), at 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 Tree showing the children of John and Mary.
Thomas Leadbetter (1762 to 1831)
[Baptised on 21st November 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Married in 1784 to Ann Peet (1765 to 1855) ]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Peter Leadbetter (1765),
[Baptised on 8th September 1765 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire. Abode: Crossens]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Robert Leadbetter (1771 to 1774),
[Baptised on 14th April 1771 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks. Buried on 18 Dec 1774 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jane Leadbetter (died in 1770),
[Buried on 10th April 1770 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jane Leadbetter (1774 - ),
[Baptised on 9th September 1774 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode Banks. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
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]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
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 to Elizabeth, (Betty), (surname unknown). Children: Elizabeth (1806) and Peter 1808)],
Margaret Leadbetter (1781 - ),
[Baptised on 1st April 1781 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

 

Children of John and his second wife, Ellen Abram:

Tree showing the children of John and Ellen Tree showing the children of John and Mary.
Isabel Leadbetter (1791 - ),
[Born on 9th February 1791, baptised 6th March 1791 at St Cuthbert, North Meols; Buried, aged 14, on 29 October 1805 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jenney Leadbetter (1794),
[Born on 18th January 1794, baptised on 9th February 1794 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

 

Children of Thomas and Ann (aka Nanny):

Tree showing the children of Thomas and Ann Tree showing the children of Thomas and Ann.
John Leadbetter (1784 - ),
[baptised on 21st November 1784 at St Cuthbert North Meols]. [Married Cicely Howard in 1805]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jane Leadbetter (1786 - ),
[Baptised on 11th September 1786 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks. Married James Wright in 1820]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Mary Leadbetter (1788 - ),
[Baptised on 8th June 1788 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Ellen Leadbetter (1792 - ),
[Born on 14th May 1792, baptised on 7th June 1792 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. [Married John Johnson in 1826]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Richard Leadbetter (1794 to 1823)
[Born on 1st March 1794, baptised on 6th April 1794 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Buried, aged 29, on 10th December 1822 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Thomas Leadbetter (1796 - ),
[Baptised on 28th February 1796 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Southport, Lancashire; Married to Margaret Simpson in 1816].
William Leadbetter (1799 to 1878)
[Baptised on 3rd March 1799 at St Cuthbert, North Meols,Lancashire. Married in 1823 to Anne Benson, who died in 1888].
Alice Leadbetter (1802 to 1862)
[Baptised on 11th April 1802 at North Meols, Lancashire. Married Richard Abram on 5th December 1822 at St Cuthbert, 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 on 13th May 1897 and was buried on 16th May 1897.]

 

Children of Peter Leadbetter and first wife Mary Ascroft:

Tree showing the children of Peter and Mary Tree showing the children of Peter and Mary.
Ann Leadbetter(1828 - ),
[Baptised on 23rd November 1828 at St Cuthbert, North Meols].
Thomas Leadbetter (1831 to 1832)
[Baptised on 24th July 1831, buried on 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 to 1913),
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 his second wife Jane Bibby:

Tree showing the children of Peter and Jane Tree showing the children of Peter and Jane.
Mary Leadbetter (1847 - ),
[married Thomas Parkinson (1847 - ) on 31st March 1872 at St Peter, Fleetwood].
Nanny (Nancy?) Leadbetter (1849 - ),
[married Samuel Mooney (1840 - ) on 21st January 1883].
Martha Leadbetter (1854 - ),
[married Isaac Cowell on 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 (died 1561).

Tree showing Hamlet Leadbetter and his family 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.

I have found no parish records of the births or baptisms 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 on 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 on 10th January 1574 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Anne Leadbetter,
[Married Hugh Thorston on 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 to 1603).

Tree showing Robert Leadbetter and his family. Tree showing Robert Leadbetter and his family.


Robert's Birth.

As yet, I have no evidence for Robert's birth or baptism.

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 to 1638). Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th-19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.
and, according to other researchers, (but I have seen no source evidence),
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1579 to 1603).
Robert Leadbetter.

Robert's death.

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




 

Peter Leadbetter (1577 to 1638)

Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family 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 to 1608),
[Baptised on 16th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 29th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk]. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.
Richard Leadbetter (1608 to 1608),
[Baptised on 16th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 29th May 1608 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].] Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.. Source: Family Search. Opens in a new tab or window.
Robert Leadbetter (died 1647),
[Birth unknown. Married Dorothy Webster on 10th November 1635 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Died in 1647]. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th to 19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.. Source: The Leadbetter Papers : being certain aspects of West Lancashire history : 14th-19th centuries. F.Leadbetter.
Elizabeth Leadbetter (1610 - ),
[Baptised on 30th April 1610 at Croston. Married Peter Woosey on 9th May 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire]
Jane Leadbetter (1612 - ),
[Baptised on 20th December 1612 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston].
Henry Leadbetter (1617 to 1658),
[Baptised on 3rd December 1617. Married Mary Sutch at Croston, on 30th August 1640. Buried on 18th May 1658 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston].
Ellen Leadbetter (1623 to 1626), (twin of Jane),
[Baptised on 15th May 1623 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 12th June 1626 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Jane Leadbetter (1623 to 1665), (twin of Ellen),
[Baptised on 15th May 1623 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried 18th March 1664 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Mary Leadbetter (1626 to 1629),
[Baptised on 20th March 1626, (church year 1625), at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 22nd August 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk ].
Peter Leadbetter (1629 to 1629),
[Baptised on 17th May 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Buried on 24th May 1629 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk].
Ann Leadbetter (1631 - ),
[Baptised on July 1631 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk. Married to Oliver Atherton, (Quaker)].

Peter's death.

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




Henry Leadbetter (1617 to 1658).

Tree showing Henry Leadbetter and his family Tree showing Peter 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 on 30th August 1640 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire.

Children of Henry Leadbetter and Mary:

Peter Leadbetter (1641 to 1684),
[Baptised on 11th July 1641: "s. of Hen. Leadbeater", St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire. Married 3 times: to Mary Whittle, (died 1670), to Mary Crooke, (died 1671), to Ellen, (died 22nd October 1691)].
Margaret Leadbetter (5th March 1643 - 9th August 1657), Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Alice Leadbetter (1646 - ),
[Baptised on 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 on 30th September 1654: "son of He. Leadbeater, Tarlton", St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire].
Catherine Leadbetter (1657 - ),
[Baptised on 2nd January 1657, (church yr. 1646): "dr of He. Leadbeater of Tarlton", St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire].
Christopher Leadbetter,
[Baptised on 12th September 1658, St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried on 28th July 1719 at Croston].
Dorothy Leadbetter (died 1657),
[Buried on 10th May 1657 at 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 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 to 1770),
[baptised at Croston on 7th November 1690. Buried on 26th July 1770 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston].
Alice Leadbetter (1696 to 1696),
[Baptised and buried on 19th July 1696 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Daughter of Christopher Leadbeater of Tarleton].
Mary Leadbetter (died 1697),
[Buried on 24th March 1697, (Church year 1696) at St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England].
Mary Leadbetter (1709 to 1750),
[Baptised on 24th April 1709 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Buried, "spinster of Tarleton", on 19th November 1750 at 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 to 1770).

Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family Tree showing Christopher 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 maps Link to St Michael and All Angels, Croston at nls maps
Link to St Michael and All Angels, Croston at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to St Michael and All Angels, Croston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing St Michael and All Angels, Croston 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 on 9th February 1718 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton].
Henry Leadbetter (1721 to 1727),
[Baptised on 12th March 1721 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Buried on 6th January 1727, Tarleton].
Alice Leadbetter (1723 to 1726),
[Baptised on 4th August 1723 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman. Buried on 29th December 1726, Tarleton].
Alice Leadbetter (1727 - ),
[Baptised on 26th November 1727 at St Michael and All Angels, Croston. Abode: Tarleton. Father's occupation: Husbandman].
Margaret Leadbetter (1732 - ),
[Baptised on 20th February 1732 at 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 to 1797),
[married to Margaret Blondel(l) on 9th September 1760, and to Mary Barton on 10th October 1776].
John Leadbetter (1740 to 1798),
[Baptised 18th January 1741, (to Peter Leadbetter and Elizabeth??) at 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. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.





John Leadbetter (1741 to 1796).

Tree showing John Leadbetter and his family 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, and 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 maps Link to St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown). at nls maps
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Map showing St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown). Map showing St Cuthbert, North Meols (now Churchtown).
John Leadbetter and Mary Wright were married, by Banns on 25th April 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire.
Both of the Parish.
Witnesses: Henry Linaker; Peter Rymer Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

Children of John's first marriage:

Thomas Leadbetter (1762 to 1831)
[Baptised on 21st November 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Married to Ann Peet (1765 - 1855) in 1784]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Peter Leadbetter (1765),
[Baptised on 8th September 1765 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, Abode: Crossens]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Robert Leadbetter (1771 to 1774),
[Baptised on 14th April 1771 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks. Buried on 18th Dec 1774 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jane Leadbetter (died 1770),
[Buried on 10th April 1770]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jane Leadbetter (1774 - ),
[Baptised on 9th September 1774 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, abode Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Robert Leadbetter,
[Married on 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]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
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 on 1st April 1781 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Abode: Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

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Widowed.

Mary Leadbetter, wife of John Leadbetter, was buried on 15th November 1783 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England.
Abode: Banks; Notes: Poor. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

John's second marriage.

John Leadbeater married Ellin Abram on 7th December 1790 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

Children of John's second marriage.

Isabel Leadbetter (1791 - ),
[Born on 9th February 1791, baptised on 6th March 1791 at St Cuthbert, North Meols. Buried, aged 14, on 29 Oct 1805 at St Cuthbert, North Meols]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.
Jenney Leadbetter (1794),
[Born on 18th January 1794, baptised on 9th February 1794 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Abode: Banks]. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

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. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

John's widow, Ellen, died in 1816.

Ellen Leadbetter was buried on 24th January 1816 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England.
Age: 48; Abode: Crossens. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.



Thomas Leadbetter.

Tree showing Thomas Leadbetter and his family Tree showing Thomas Leadbetter and his family.

Baptism.

21 Nov 1762 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England.
Thomas Leadbetter, Son of John Leadbetter and Mary. Abode: Crossens. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

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Marriage.

Thos. Leadbeater married Ann Peet on 21st Sep 1784 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.


Burial.

Thomas leadbetter of Banks was buried, age 68, on 15th February 1831, at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.

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."

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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 at St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire, England.
Age: 91 years. Abode: Banks. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window. Source: Lancashire Online Parish Clerks. Opens in a new tab or window.




 

Peter Leadbetter (1809 to 1897).

Tree showing Peter Leadbetter and his family

In Brief:


In detail:


Peter's First Marriage.

To Mary Ascroft (Ashcroft) (1809 to 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 Leadbetter (née Ascroft) was buried on 8th May 1846.

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

To Jane Bibby (1812 to 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.

Click for a larger image Click for larger image. Elizabeth, (Betsey), Leadbetter.

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.
Click for a larger image Click for larger image. James Wilson and Betsey.
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 were expected to be in Preston Street area.
However, I have eventually found them in the Scottish census for Ayr, visiting the Struthers family, in Meuse Lane:

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Thomas Struthers, age 39, Wool Weaver, born Ayr, Scotland.
Mary Struthers, wife, age 40, born Ayr, Scotland.
James Strthers, son, age 19, Cabinet Maker, born Ayr, Scotland.
Mary Struthers, daughter, age 16, Dressmaker, born Ayr, Scotland.
Marion Struthers, daughter, age 10, born Ayr, Scotland.
Catherine Struthers, daughter, age 8, born Ayr, Scotland.
Margaret Struthers, daughter, age 6, born Ayr, Scotland.
James Wilson, visitor, age 47, Fisherman, born Northmiles, Lanarkshire. Taken from a transcript. This should read "North Meols, Lancashire", but is incredibly hard to read on the original.
Elizabeth Wilson, visitor, age 47, born Northmiles, Lanarkshire. Taken from a transcript. This should read "North Meols, Lancashire" but is incredibly hard to read on the original.
Matthew Wilson, visitor, age 4, born Blithwood, Lanarkshire. Taken from a transcript. This should read "Fleetwood, Lancashire" but is incredibly hard to read on the original.
Henry Wilson, visitor, age 2, born Blithwood, Lanarkshire. Taken from a transcript. This should read "Fleetwood, Lancashire" but is incredibly hard to read on the original.

I cannot yet find a good reason for James and Betsey to have brought their two youngest children to Ayr at this time. There seems to be no relationship with the Struthers family.
Perhaps they were just enjoying a holiday; Ayr had become a popular holiday resort by this time.
Maybe James was combining busuness with pleasure; Ayr hosted an important fishing industry.

Meanwhile, daughters Jane, Martha and Rachel are staying with their older sister Alice, now married to Robert Whiteside, at 55 Preston Street, Fleetwood:


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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

Link to the Whiteside Family Page.

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 Wilson) age 19, born Askham?

1901 census
52 Preston Street, Fleetwood

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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

James Wilson died, aged 78, in April 1914 and he is buried in Fleetwood cemetery.