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Thomas Leonard


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  • Name Thomas Leonard  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I34439  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 

    Father Henry Leonard 
    Family ID F20260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth White 
    +1. James Leonard,   b. Abt 1616,   d. Bef 5 Nov 1691  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +2. Henry Leonard,   b. Abt 1618,   d. 1695, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Said by some to have been "of Pontypool, Wales" and by others to have been of Bilston, Staffordshire. He appears to have been involved in the early iron refining industry; he may have lived at both places at one time or another. He was not in any way "one of the last of the 13 children of Sampson Leonard and Margaret Fiennes, Baroness Dacre, of Knol in Kent and Herstmonceux in East Sussex", as asserted on his Find a Grave page; that chestnut was debunked decades ago. There is also no evidence of his birth and death dates, nor any indication that he ever came to New England.

      An internet source cited in Ancestral Lines (citation details below) claims that he was christened at Chevening, Kent on 23 May 1577.

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

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

    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.