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James Leonard

Male Abt 1616 - Bef 1691  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name James Leonard  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1616  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 5 Nov 1691  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I22718  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 

    Father Thomas Leonard 
    Mother Elizabeth White 
    Family ID F20259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Martin,   d. 25 Feb 1664, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Leonard,   d. Aft 12 Dec 1698
    +2. Capt. Thomas Leonard,   b. 3 Aug 1641,   d. 24 Nov 1713, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F13694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At Lynn in 1651; of Braintree, 1652, and settled the same year in Taunton. At each of these places he and his brother Henry established forges, the first in Plymouth colony.

      He was survived by a wife, Margaret, who was not the mother of his children.

      On 2 Feb 1733, Hannah (Leonard) Deane, a daughter of James Leonard and the wife of Isaac Deane (d. 1710), wrote down an account of several generations of her family, which she gave to her great-newphew Zephaniah Leonard (Stephen3, James2, James1) (1704-1776). An abstract of Hannah (Leonard) Deane's account was published in the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1853 ("Brief Memoirs", citation details below). Pertinent portions of the abstract are shown below:

      1st. Namely her Great Grandfather's name was Henry Leonard
      2nd. Her own Grandfather's name was Thomas Leonard
      3rd. Her Father's name was James Leonard
      Her Grandmother's name was White
      Her Mother's name was Martin

  • Sources 
    1. [S5509] "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 7:71, 1853.

    2. [S5888] Staffordshire baptisms, on findmypast.co.uk.

    3. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.

    4. [S2892] William Reade Deane, "Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5:403, Oct 1851., year only.

    5. [S3989] Ancestors of Henry Rogers Winthrop and His Wife Alice Woodward Babcock by Josephine C. Frost. 1927.