513. James Leach (Married: Mary ___ (#514) (The source of information about James is The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York by Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569, 2003) p 911-912.) (Source of added orange information below is from Windham, Connecticut Vital Records).
Born: 1654, probably at Portsmouth, New Hampshire of James Leach (#1,025) and probably Jane Turpin (James' Father's 1st wife).
Died: 12 Sept 1726 (12 Sept 1726 ae. about 72y). His will was dated Sept 1726.
[His siblings included:
Thomas Leach: (Married 3 times.); Born: 1652 ; Died: 1732
Zachariah Leach: Born: ?; Died: ?
John Leach: Born: ?; Died: ?
Joseph Leach: Born: ?; Died: ?
Nathaniel Leach: (Married:1st Magdalena Williams, 2nd Elizabeth Cowell); Born: ?; Died: 18 Jan 1759. ]
His son Amos (#257) was named executor.
James and his wife had 10 children: Amos( #257), Nathaniel, James, Zachariah, Ebenezer, Mehitable, Sarah, Mary, Joanna, and Joseph.
The historic seaport town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire was incorporated in 1653; the year before James was born. It was named in honor of the colony's founder, John Mason, since Mason had been a sea captain of the port of Portsmouth, England, in the County of Hampshire. (Source of information: <http.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth,_New_Hampshire)>
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