2,049. Lawrence Leach (Married (Elizabeth ___ ) Elizabeth (Mileham ?)(#2,050) (Elizabeth's last name is unverified ... ancestry.com) (The source of pink information about Lawrence 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 dark green information is Leach Family History, American Genealogical Research Institute. Heritage Press Inc, Washington, DC. 1978, p. 28.)
Born: ca. 1580 (1580) of Unknown Father (#4,097) and Unknown Mother (#4,098)
Died: 24 June 1662 at Beverly, Massachusetts.
[His siblings, if any, are unknown]
Lawrence emigrated from England to Salem, Massachusetts on board the ship Abigal in 1629. He founded a church in Salem and he built and operated the first iron foundary in the colonies. [Lawrence would have been 49 years old when he made the trip.]
Lawrence was in Salem, Massachusetts by 1629. He was the first Leach to come to Pawling just before the first census.
He and his wife had 10 children: Robert, Clement, John, Margaret, Ambrose, Richard, Edmund, Rachel, James (#1,025), and Giles.
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