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William LEAKE

Male 1664 - 1713  (49 years)



  • Name William LEAKE  [1
    Born 1664  , , Nottingham, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
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    • Excerpt from "A Crane's Foot...", p. 527:

      There is an interesting account of the origin of the Leake family of Virginia given by Shelton F. Leake of Charlottesville, Va., to his nephew Dr. Henry K. Leake, of Dallas, Teas, in a letter written 14 Aug 1879. In it he said:

      "As I told you before, teh first Leake that ever came to Virginia (William), is said to have been the son by a first marriage of a very wealthy man on the Marches of Wales, in England. His mother having died in his early infacy, his father married a second wife by whom he had issue. The estates were entailed so that they would have descended to the eldest son. During the absence of the father, the step-mother had the first son kidnapped and sent to Virginia. It so happened that a sompany of Gypsies were in the neighborhood at the time, and the step-mother persuaded her husband that the gypsies had stolen his son. Immense rewards were offered but, of courese, without results."

      "This is the legend current in our family. In confirmation of it (undoubtedly authentic), the following incident is given: My uncle, Austin D. Leake, was, about 1795, sent to college at Carlisle, Pa. He was expected home every day, when one day a young man rode up to my grandfather's my grandmother saw him alight and, supposing him to be her son, ran out and threw her arms around him, and kissed him before she discovered her mistake. He was sonderfully like my uncle austin, and gave his name as Leake, from one of the northern states. He was travelling for pleasure and remained for some weeks at my grandfather's. He said that he was descended by a second marriage from a very wealthy Englishman on the Marches of Wales, and that the only son by the first marriage was stolen by Gypsies. Up to this time our name had been spelled Leak, but the younger man persuaded my grandfather that the true spelling was Leake, and so it has remained ever since."
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    • Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Volume 4 (Google eBook), Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915 p. 106

      Walter Leake. The Leakes of Henrico. Goochland and Albemarle counties, Virginia, are descended from William Leake, their common ancestor. Branches of that family live in Virginia, North Carolina. Mississippi and Texas. Hon. Walter Leake, sometime governor and United States senator from Mississippi, was descended from the same stock, and, in addition, the family has furnished names of persons who have become distinguished in the history of several states.

      (I) William Leake, the first American ancestor, was born in England. He emigrated to Virginia in 1685, presumably with his wife, and settled in what was then Henrico but now Goochland county, Virginia. He died about 1720 at Rocky Spring, Goochland county, Virginia. He married, about 1685, probably just before leaving for America, Mary Bostwick, who was also born in England.

      (II) Walter Leake, son of William and Mary (Bostwick) Leake, was born about 1686-87, at Rocky Spring, in what was formerly Henrico but now Goochland county, Virginia. He succeeded to his father's estate, and died there about 1756. He married Judith Mass, about 1710, and left surviving issue.

      (III) Josiah Leake, son of Walter and Judith (Mass) Leake, was born about 1712, at Rocky Spring, Goochland county, Virginia, and died there in 1785. He was a planter and land owner. He married Ann Minter. and left issue.

      (IV) Josiah (2) Leake, son of Josiah (1) and Ann (Minter) Leake, was born May 1, 1770. at Rocky Spring, Goochland county, Virginia. He graduated A. B. from Dickinson College, at Carlisle. Pennsylvania; practiced law in Goochland county; was a successful planter; and in 1810-11 was a member of the Virginia legislature. He died May 13. 1847, m Goochland county, Virginia. He married, in 1797, Eliza (or Elizabeth) Porter Hatcher, of Huguenot descent; and left surviving issue, namely: Samuel D., of whom more hereafter, and Walter D., of whom more hereafter.

      (V) Walter D. Leake, son of Josiah (2) and Eliza (or Elizabeth) Porter (Hatcher) Leake, was born about 1812, at Rocky Spring, Goochland county, Virginia. He was a graduate of Hampden-Sidney and William and Mary Colleges, and the University of Virginia. He was a lawyer, practiced law in Goochland county; a Democrat in politics; a member of the Virginia legislature in 184— and for several consecutive years; a member of the Virginia convention of 1850 and the secession convention of 1861 ; a member of the Presbyterian church; captain of the Goochland Artillery Company in the civil war. He married, about 1838, Margaret Kean. daughter of Dr. Andrew Kean, and they had children, namely:

      1. Andrew Kean. of whom more hereafter.

      2. Charles L. }. Mattie E., who married William Miller.

      (VI) Andrew Kean Leake, son of Walter D. and Margaret (Kean) Leake, was born about 1842 in Goochland county, Virginia. He was lieutenant in a company of Colonel Richardson's command, in the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America. He studied law and was admitted to the bar of Goochland county, Virginia; he was judge of the Goochland county court. In politics he was a Democrat; a member of the Presbyterian church. He married Violet Harris, daughter of Colonel David B. Harris, at Woodville, Goochland county, Virginia. Her father was chief engineer on the staff of General G. T. Beauregard, Confederate States army, in the defence of Charleston, South Carolina harbor, 186163; and she is a descendant of Major Robert Harris, who came from England, and was ancestor of the Harris family in Louisa county, Virginia. His wife was Mrs. Rice, nee Claiborne. Issue of Mr. and Mrs. Leake, namely: David H., Louis K., Walter, Charles L., Margaret, Frederica, Eliza Overton.

      Josiah Jordan Leake. (V) Samuel D. Leake, son of Josiah (2) (q. v.) and Eliza (or Elizabeth) Porter (Hatcher) Leake, was born at Rocky Spring, Virginia, December 10, 1809. died in Ashland, Virginia, July 18, 1880. He was educated at Hampden-Sidney College, and all his life was a prosperous agriculturist. He married. September 16, 1833, Fanny Minor Kean. daughter of Dr. Andrew and Martha W. (Callis) Kean, of Cedar Plains, Goochland county. Dr. Andrew Kean, of Scotch-Irish parentage, came from Ireland to Virginia, settling in Alleghany county. He was a famous physician and a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. and Mrs. Leake had issue, including William Josiah. of whom further.

      (VI) William Josiah Leake, son of Samuel D. and Fanny Minor (Kean) Leake, was born in Goochland county, Virginia. September 30, 1843. He was ahighly educated lawyer and a cultured gentleman, judge of the Virginia court of chancery at Richmond, served his term and declined a re-election. He served four years in the Confederate army and was ever devoted to the service of his state. He held high and honorable position at the bar, was a jurist of distinction, and much esteemed by his fellow citizens. He died in Richmond, November 23, 1908. He married, July 3, 1866. Sarah R. Jordan, born in Prince George county, Virginia, died May 23, 1890, daughter of Josiah M. Jordan, died November.

      1886, and Mary C. (Anderson) Jordan, his wife. Children: Fanny K., married James Lindsay; Patton; Josiah Jordan, of whom further; Stuart C.

      (VII) Josiah Jordan Leake, son of William Josiah and Sarah R. (Jordan) Leake, was born in Ashland, Hanover county, Virginia, February 13, 1870. He attended Norwood's University School, in Richmond. 1882-85, entered Randolph-Macon College in 1885, from whence he was graduated with the degree of A. M., class of 1890. In that year he entered the law department of the University of Virginia, and received his degree of B. L., class of 1893. During his last two years at Randolph-Macon College he was sub-professor in mathematics, but with this exception his time was all devoted to acquiring a classical and professional education. Immediately after his graduation from the law school in June, 1893, he began the practice of law in Richmond, this profession having his personal preference and the goal of his ambition. He is a lawyer of high standing, admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts of the district, and in all the varied branches of his profession transacts much business of importance. He is a member of the various legal societies, Sons of the Revolution, Beta Theta Pi, and in religious matters is affiliated with Holy Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

      Mr. Leake married, December 7, 1904, Lisa Foulke Beirne, daughter of Richard F. and Clara G. Beirne. granddaughter of Patrick and Elizabeth F. Beirne, and of Thomas Billop and Clara (Haxall) Grundy. Patrick Beirne came to Greenbrier county, Virginia, in 1812, from Rhodeen, parish of Aughrim, county of Roscommon, Ireland.

      source link: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/33134704/person/18397045880/media/82775878-83e4-48e5-897f-02c5bbff1652?destTreeId=109044862&destPersonId=380068940212&_phsrc=MMo44&_phstart=default
    Immigration 25 May 1685  [2
    Died 1713  , , Henrico [later Goochland] County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death 1725  , , Henrico [later Goochland] County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    FindAGrave
    • FindAGrave.com, Memorial #5752320
    Buried Leake Family Cemetery, , Goochland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I4573  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Walter LEAKE,   b. 1635, , , , England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1700  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Jane [UNKNOWN] 
    Family ID F1667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary BOSTICK,   b. , , , England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1718, , , Goochland County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1685  , , Goochland County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William LEAKE
     2. Jane LEAKE,   b. 11 Jan 1700/01, , , Henrico [later Goochland] County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard LEAKE
    +4. Walter LEAKE,   b. 20 May 1704, , , Henrico [later Goochland] County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 May 1758, , , Goochland County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)
     5. Mary LEAKE,   b. 1706, , , Henrico [later Goochland] County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1765  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://www.kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4573&tree=1: accessed 6 June 2020), "William LEAKE."

  • Sources

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    1. [S215] Barbara J. (Case) Helwick, "Case Family Group Sheets," supplied 2005 by Helwick, Casper, Wyoming; no specific documentation for any piece of data. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1220] Gregg, E Stuart, A Crane's Foot (or Pedigree) of Branches of the Gregg, Stuart, Robertson, Dobbs and Allied Families, (Hilton Head Island, S.C.: Gregg, 1975), p. 527. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S215] Barbara J. (Case) Helwick, "Case Family Group Sheets," supplied 2005 by Helwick, Casper, Wyoming; no specific documentation for any piece of data.

    4. [S963] Find A Grave, database with images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 April 2016), memorial page for William Leake, I (1664–1714), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5752320, citing Leake Family Cemetery, Goochland County, Virginia, USA; maintained by Diane Midkiff (contributor 12450322). (Reliability: 2).