1,025. James Leach (Married 1st Jane Turpin (#1,026), daughter of Thomas and Agnes Turpin,1650 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; and 2nd Jane Bachiller, widow of Walter Michemor and probably the daughter of Alexander Bachiler, merchant of Portsmouth and his wife, Ann; Mrs. Bachiler's will dated 5 Nov 1660, and probated 26 June 1661, bequeath's to James Leach, his wife and 4 children; probably children by second marriage.) (The source of pink 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) (Source of light green information is ancestry.com and a published scan of a manuscript with no details about its origin).
Born: *1626? probably in Salem, MA. of Lawrence Leach (#2,049) and Elizabeth (Mileham?) (#2,050)
Died: Circa 1697. His will was dated 14 Jan 1696. His will was proved at Portsmouth 30 June 1697.
[His siblings included:
Robert Leach: Married (1st Mary ?, 2nd Ailce ?) Born: 1605; Died:?
Clement Leach: Born: in England where he remained. Died: ?
John Leach: (Married 1st Sarah Conant ca. 1648, 2nd Sarah Waldron) Born: ? Died: 1659 Miscellaneous: He emigrated from England to Salem, Massachusetts with his father, Lawrence, in 1629.
Margaret Leach: Born:1613; Died: ?
Ambrose Leach: Born: 1616; Died: ?
Richard Leach: (Married: Sarah Fuller); Born: 1618; Died ?
Edmund Leach: Born: ? Died: ?
Rachel Leach: Born: ? Died: ?
Giles Leach: (Married (Annes Nokes) Anne Noakes in 1656/67); Born: 1632 (1632) at Salem; Died: 1705; Miscellaneous: Giles emigrated to Massachusetts prior to 1656; he was one of original proprietors of Bridgewater. (Source of dark green information is Leach Family History, American Genealogical Research Institute. Heritage Press Inc, Washington, DC. 1978, p. 28]
*Lawrence (James' father) emigrated from England to Salem, Massachusetts on board the ship Abigal in 1629. [Thoughts by Susan Leach Snyder (amateur genealogist) : James would have been about 3 years old when he made the trip if the 1626 posted ancestry.com date for his birthday is correct. But other sources state that James was probably born in Salem. If that is true, then he was born after 1629 ](Source of dark green information is Leach Family History, American Genealogical Research Institute. Heritage Press Inc, Washington, DC. 1978, p. 28.)
James was a weaver at Great Island, Portsmouth N.H. He owned the Island now called Leach Island. He was a Grand Juryman, 1654-5; took oath of allegiance and was sworn Constable 27 June 1656; and was Tythingman in 1678; 26 July 1660, he sued Richard Cummings (former partner of Walter Michenor), for the profits of a voyage about 11 years since. 13 Dec. 1699. (Source of light green is ancestry.com and a published scan of a manuscript with no details about its origin).
Background Information (Source: Historically Speaking by Ken Kuhl, July 24, 2011) : In early New England colonies, a constable was the chief law enforcement officer of a town, similar to chief of police today. A Thyingman was a citizent that lead a small group of about 10 families in what was an early form of community policing. If a citizen was accused of a crime, the Grandjurors determined if there was enough evidence found that the accused had committed the crime and should be indicted and brought to a trial before a jury of his peers. Note: in the preceeding paragraph, James was a Constable, Thyingman, and GrandJuror.
James was the father to six children: Thomas Leach, James Leach (#513) , Zachariah Leach, John Leach, Joseph Leach, and Nathaniel Leach.
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