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Charles DAuvert Leech, David Lees, Septimus Allen Leete, Alexander Leggett, Michael LeGuier,
Thomas Leigh, Adolph Gottlieb Lemke, William Hardy Leng, Michael Lennett, Patrick Lennon, David Ritchie Lennox,


Charles DAuvert Leech

Birth registered in June quarter, 1843, Vol 6, page 22, in Bedford district, of Charles [D-}auvert
Mary Jane Keast gave Jersey as her birthplace. She appears to be daughter of George Keast 26 and Ellen Keast 24 who arrived July 1854 on the Maria Hay with daughters Ellen 3 and Mary J aged 1.
George Keast and Ellen Wharem (spelling varies) registered Harriet 1855, George William 1861, Catherine died 1861, Henry 1864 and Eliza 1868

Charles DAuvert Leech from Bedford wed 1872 #3448 to Mary Jane Keast and lived at Ballarat, at Wychetella, then at Inglewood
5 children 1. Rosina Annie Leech 1873 #621
2. Alice Jane Leech 1875 #21041
3. Mabel Ellen Leech 1880 #12638
4. George Leech 1882 #23897
5. Alfred Dauvert Leech 1886 #27112
3. Mabel Ethel Leech 1880 #12638 - 1954, daughter of Mary Jane Keast and Charles Leech, wed 1901 to Thomas Younghusband 1866 - 11 Dec 1954, and see the photo provided by Grandson, , 9 children

From on Monday, 29 September, 2008

Dear Elizabeth!
Hello! I am a descendant of the Leech family through Charles’ brother Henry Frederick.
You may be interested to refer to the Bedford County homepage
Where it is listed that Charles and Henry’s father named Henry Leech, was mayor in 1847!


David Lees

David Lees came c1855 with Elizabeth McQueen and lived at Fryers Creek, Ballarat, Timor
8 Children 1. Grace Kenar Lees 1856 #9919
2. William Mcqueen Lees 1859 #4397
3. David Lees 1861 #16549
4. Hugh Mcqueen Lees 1864 #14719
5. James Acorn Lees 1867 #1776
6. Jessie Aitkin Lees 1870 #242
7. George Mcqueen Lees 1873 #13240
8. Andrew Lees 1877 #12059 - 1877 #6702 lived 14 days
William McQueen Lees 1859 #4397 wed 1880 #4509 to Charlotte Cuthbertson nee Iverson widow of Robert Cuthbertson 1855 #4265 - 1876 #11024 aged 21, and lived at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Robert John Cuthbertson 1877 #6635 - 1877 #3802 lived 3 days
13 Children
of William
2. Elizabeth Charlotte Lees 1881 #15599
3. William George Lees 1882 #15310 - 1958 #23874 aged 75
4. John Samuel Lees 1883 #15711 - 1885 #4827 lived 16 months
5. Jessie Akin Lees 1884 #23827 - 1955 #22307 aged 71 wed Weybury
6. Robert John Lees 1886 #17508 - 1886 #8860 lived 3 days
7. Rosetta May Lees 1887 #27633
8. David John Lees 1888 #28612 - 1948 #7943 aged 59
9. Mabel Maude Burkie Lees 1890 #19374 - 1953 #22233 aged 63 wed McKenzie
10. Chas Alex Lees 1891 #29710 - 1943 #17051 aged 51
11. Nellie Myrtle Lees 1892 #29505
12. Annie Sabel Lees 1894 #8810
13. Hugh Hedley Lees 1896 #625 - 1971 #17436 aged 75
14. Albt Victor Lees 1897 #25535 - 1956 #15046 aged 59
8. David Lees wed 1884 #2769 to Elizabeth Ellis
1 Child 1. David Mcqueen Lees 1885 #2199

Septimus Allen Leete

Septimus Allen Leete 1823 - 1890 12439 aged 67, son of Cath Wright Chew and Wm Leete from Northampton UK,
Sister Lucy Ellen Leete 1833 - 1893 #2495 aged 60, wed 1869 #1478 to William Harvey Wood, lived at Kyneton also brothers Thomas 1829 - 1859 #7635 aged 30 and Benjamin Leete 1821 - 1873 #4340 aged 52 wed Martha Holloway
Septimus Allen Leete 1823 - 1890 12439 aged 67, wed 1863 #1409 to Lucy Green 1835 - 1900 #2315 aged 65, dau of Sarah and George Green, and lived at Kyneton
6 Children 1. Annie Leete 1856 #13579
2. Emma Leete c1859 - 1937
3. Frank Ernest Leete 1861 #9333
4. Lucy Ellen Leete 1864 #9390
5. Amelia Leete 1866 #9016
6. John William Henry Allen Leete 1869 #3089
7. Catherine Florence Leete 1872 #3303
1. Annie Leete 1856 #13579 wed 1882 #2760 to Walt Harrison
3 Children 1. Walter Ernest Harrison 1882 #15166
2. Lucy Florence Harrison 1885 #1911
3. Lilian Maud Harrison 1888 #30232
2. Emma Leete c1859 - 1937 wed 1883 #4607 to Charles Woolley and lived at Essendon
6 Children 1. Susannah Steele Woolley 1887 10803
2. Flor Lilian Woolley 1890 12502
3. Margaret Hannah Woolley 1893 12496
3. Frank Ernest Leete 1861 #9333 wed 1883 #5460 to Mary Jane Trevett and lived at Kyneton
1st Child 1. Lucy Elizabeth Leete 1884 #21876
4. Amelia Leete 1866 #9016 - 1946 #21192 aged 80, died at Kyneton, wed 1888 #4283 to John Fran Woolley 1862 - 1915 aged 55. Lived in Essendon then Kyneton
8 Children 1. Chas Francis Woolley 1889 #3066 - 1935 #18381 aged 46
2. Gertrude Gardner Woolley 1890 #22580
3. Wm Allen Woolley 1892 #3692 - 1982 #28461 aged 90
4. Elsie May Woolley 1893 #23944 - 1936 #9864 aged 42, wed Henderson, born in Kyneton
5. Amelia Gladys Woolley 1895 #4784 - 1984 #13212 aged 89, wed Hicks
6. Hy Woolley 1896 #21154 - 1897 #2045 lived 1 month
7. Daisy Woolley 1898 #4381 - 1898 #3084 lived 1 day
8. James Arthur Woolley 1899 #4114

Charles Woolley

Charles Woolley c1823 wed 26 May 1847 in Edge Hill, West Derby, Lancashire to Susannah Steele c1828 - 24 June 1903 aged 75, dau Susannah Hayburn and George Steele, born Yorkshire, died Essendon, Vic, and came to Vic about 1853 (details from Mary Cotter in Rootsweb). Lived in Essendon, 8chn, including Charles Woolley 1853 wed 1883 #4607 to Emma Leete, and John Francis Woolley 1862 wed 1888 #4283 to Amelia Leete

Alexander Leggett

Alexander Leggett aged 27 came Sep 1855 on the Western Bride with Frances Blainey aged 20, and lived at Warnambool, Wangaratta,
6 Children 1. Ann Jane Leggett 1857 #6740
2. Robert Harper Leggett 1866 - 1867 #11645 lived 1 year
3. Frances Leggett 1868 #20744
3. Fanny Leggett 1868 #20744 wed 1891 #2014 to Frederick William Marr

Michael LeGuier

See FirstFamilies2001 page by Shirley Muir, records Life in Australia
Michael LeGuier aged 39, came 8 June 1854 on the Parsee with Eliza 38 and 4 children, and lived at Taradale -
Parsee is a ship, 1172 tons, EE Thomas Master, from Plymouth 27 Feb, with 365 Government immigrants, Brown & Co., Agents. Captain Thomas reports the immigrants had good health during the passage and there was nothing but very light weather during nearly the whole of the run out (to Melbourne). Argus, 10 June 1854 reports that the weather suddenly changed yesterday, with rather heavy rain during the afternoon.
Michael Le Guier 1809 - 1879 #6506 aged 70 son of Mary Sparking and Jacob LeGuier from Limerick.
Elizabeth Orange 1803 - 24 Aug 1883 born at Roserea, Tipperary, Ireland and died at Pinegrove, Vic
4 Children 1. Mary LeGuier 18, 1836
2. Margaret LeGuier 16, 1838
3. Eliza LeGuier 13, 1841
4. Michael LeGuier 11, 1843
1. Mary Ann LeGuier 1836 wed 1856 #645 to Joseph Henry Elliott and lived at Gisborn, Elphinstone, Hawthorn, 8 Children
2. Margaret LeGuier/Lequier 16, 1838 - 07 Jan 1874 aged 36, wed 1856 #122 to Henry Vicars Justice and lived at Elphinstone, Taradale. Hamett V Justice aged 23 came Mar 1853 on the Medway. IGI submitted data - Henry Vicars Justice 03 Dec 1829 - 17 Mar 1903 born at All Saints, Huntingdon, England, son of Elizabeth Watson Barnes and Joseph Justice
7 Children 1. Mary Ann Elizth Le Guir Justice 1856 #13729
2. Jane Eliza Justice 1860 #21603
3. Walter Staples Justice 1864 #5521
4. Emily Justice 1866 #5205
5. Catherine Amelia Justice 1868 #12687 - 1869 #2965 lived 1 year
6. Ellen Amelia Hannah Justice 1870 #12223
7. Grace Eveline Justice 1872 #5962
1. Mary Ann Elizth Le Guir Justice 1856 #13729 - 1903 #8266 aged 47 died at Waterloo, NSW, wed 1874 #4809 to Thomas Killeen from Meath, and lived at Taradale, then went to NSW
7 Children 1. Robert Henry Killeen 1875 #12782 - 1908 #6382 aged 33, died at Narrandera, NSW
2. Mary Ann Killeen 1877 #25437
3. Margaret Killeen 1879 #21131 - 1905 #12723 died at Granville
4. Barbara J Killeen 1881 #1 in Sydney
5. Isabella E Killeen 1883 #3406 Sydney wed 1903 #7666 to Henry J Munro in NSW
6. May M Killeen 1887 #9968 at Paddington wed 1907 #5386 to Henry Abel (Hendery S Abel born 1886 #10493, son of Jessie and Martin Abel born at Woollahra) in Paddington, NSW
7. Thomas M Killeen 1889 #13000 born at Paddington. Enlisted 7 Sep 1915 when he was aged 27 years 3 months was wounded in action and Thomas Killeen wed in 1920 to Ada E Mahalm who seems to be Ada E Mahalm not registered at birth, daughter of James Mahalm wed 1856 to Jane Claire in NSW records
2. Jane Eliza Justice 1860 #21603 wed 1880 #2696 to Thomas Pearce, no chn listed
3. Eliza LeGuier/ Lequier 13, 1841 as Elizabeth Orange wed 1862 #3221 to John Small Aird 1834 - 1877 #12607 aged 43 son of Elizabeth Small and Thomas Aird of Ireland, lived at Kyneton, Sandhurst
Elizth Orange Aird nee Lequier wed 1882 #3984 to John Lowrie, 7 Children
4. Michael LeGuier 1843 wed 1869 #2319 to Eliza Sayers 02 Apr 1853 - 28 Jan 1918 aged 64, and lived at Taradale
10 Children 1. George James LeGuier 1870 #5607 - 22 Aug 1927 #12018 aged 58 died as George Edward, see the Argus, Wednesday 24 August 1927 p 1 Family Notices, for funeral
2. Elizabeth LeGuier 1871 #20100
3. Christopher LeGuier 1874 #5799
4. Catherine May Lequier 1878 #19495 - 1941 #18828 aged 64
5. Albert Thomas Lequier 1880 #12093
6. Archibald Sydney LeGuier 1882 #19644
7. Arthur Raymond LeGuier 1883 #26897
9. Jane Eveline LeGuier 1890 #8165 - 1958 #22096 aged 68 wed Cameron 10. Gertrude (Florence) LeGuier 1892 #8459 - 1957 #19156 aged 65, wed Sullivan
4. Cath LeGuier 1878 #19495 - 1941 #18828 aged 64, wed 1896 #5183 to Moses Salathiel and had 14 children

Thomas Leigh

Thomas Leigh and Martha Letherland (Litherland, Leitherland) came c1856, and lived at Geelong, at Forest Ck and then Morr? (could be Morrison's Creek)
3 children 1. Thomas Leigh 1857 #12810
2. Sarah Leigh 1861 #4197
3. Kate Leigh 1864 #23774
1. Thomas Leigh 1857 #12810 wed 1880 #3949 to Mary Elizabeth Cook and lived at Ballarat
5 children 1. Thomas Isaac Leigh 1881 #21020
2. Ethel May Leigh 1883 #6783
3. Herbert John Leigh 1886 #17719
4. Harry Albert Leigh 1888 #17312
5. Walter James Leigh 1893 #28569
2. Sarah Leigh 1861 #4197 - 1887 #5080 aged 26 born at Forest Creek, wed 1883 #3408 to Arnall Silas Alvin Buckle 1864 #15216, 1 Child Martha Elizabeth Buckle 1885 #23019

Adolph Gottlieb Lemke

From an Ancestry post dated 2001, Adolph Gottlieb Lemke bap.1825 Schlagenthin son of Frederike Wilhelmine Speck and Wilhelm Emanuel Lemcke.
Adolph Gottlieb Lemke wed 1853 #115 to Auguste Juliane Caroline Hildebrandt and lived at Geelong, Dunedin, Ballarat
Augusta Lemke nee Hilderbrandt 1831 - 1878 #10382 aged 47, dau of Susannah Schales and Aug Hilderbrandt
8 Children 1. Emil Adolph August Lemke 1856 #1776 - 1932 #1684 aged 76, as Arthur Emil
2. Emma Auguste Lemke 1857 #6298 - 1920 aged 62
3. Adolf Lemke 1859 #14011 - 1859 #8400 lived 3 months
4. Paul Lemke 1860 #20071
5. Wilhelm Paul Lemke 1863 #2150 - 1863 #1238 lived 9 months
6. Gustave Robert Lemke 1864 #2476 - 1947 #2255 aged 84, wed 1892 #6035 to Isabella Gray, no known chn
7. Adolphus Lemke 1866 #19373 - 1947 #16476 aged 80, as Adolph Wm
8. Albert William Lemke 1870 #20957 - 1947 #12589 aged 77
1. Emil Adolph August Lemke 1856 #1776 - 1932 #1684 aged 76, as Arthur Emil wed 1885 #928 to Teresa Jane Mawley 1864 #1864 #17796 dau of Mary Elizabeth Mclaren and William Mawley 1842 #12913 - 1886 aged 44, son of Mary Sutlen and Pat Mawley, born in Gippsland,
They lived at Hotham East, Albert Park
5 Children 1. Albert William Lemke 1887 #4083 - 1942 #2378 aged 55
2. Gustace Robert Lemke 1889 #4463 - 1956 #12549 aged 67
3. George Adolph Lemke 1891 #13623 - 1977 #5227 aged 85, wed Alice Maud Trotman 1895 - 1976 aged 81
4. James August Lemke 1893 #23479 - 1962 #16431 aged 69
5. Edward Mawley Lemke 1901 #15689 - 1968 #22012 aged 67
2. Emma Auguste Lemke 1857 #6298 - 1920 aged 62, wed 31 Jan 1883 #1414 to William George Downing 1855 - 1930 aged 75, born in Sydney, son of Josias Hannaford Downing wed 1853 #V185352 39C to Matilda M Scott at NSW Church of England,
William George Downing and Emma Augusta Lemke lived in Ballarat, Stawell, Albert Park
6 Children 1. Marion Matilda Downing 1886 - 1960 #12070 aged 74, wed Ryan 2. Edith Augusta Downing 1883 #21196 - 1956 #22008 aged 72 3. Marian Matilda Downing 1885 #15123
4. Percy Albert William Downing 1889 - 1961 #21672 aged 71 5. William George Downing 1891 #37374 - 1959 #6621 aged 67
6. Emma Doris Downing 1901 #7814 - 1970 #6786 aged 69, wed Hendy
1. Edith Augusta Downing 1883 #21196 wed Alfred Charles Clack 22 Apr 1867 - 23 Dec 1948 aged 79, son of Margaret Balfour 1822-1909 and Alfred Charles Clack 1828-1882
1st Child 1. Dorothea Emma Clack 1908 - 1983 wed Smith

William Hardy Leng

William Hardy Leng 1831 - 1875 #1518 aged 44, son of William Leng of York, wed 1857 #2034 to Violetta Clark, and lived at Amherst, then at St Arnaud
4 Children 1. William Henry Leng 1857
2. Mary Ann Leng 1859 #15265
3. Matilda Leng 1865 #5365 - 1869 #8917 lived 5 years
4. Robert Leng 1867 #24836
1. William Henry Leng1857 wed 1880 #753 to Lucy Hillgrove and lived at Laen
10 children 1. William Hillgrove Leng 1881 #10576
2. John Leng 1883 #10526
3. Lucy Leng 1885 #18971 wed 1914 #3300 to Thomas Bennetto
4. Henry Leng 1887 #29595 - 1958 #27298 wed 1916 #7661 to Ruby Maud Dickeson
5. Donald Leng 1890 #5019 - 1972 #3302
6. Violetta Leng 1892 #14943 - 1976 #19983 wed 1915 #8625 to Joseph Marcus Leslie
7. Janet Blair Leng 1894 #22070
8. Thomas Leng 1895 #30598 wed 1919 #6727 to Beatrice Amelia Dickeson 9. Mary Leng 1898 #12209
10. Catherine Elizabeth Leng 1900 #27704 - 1901 #2329 lived 1 year
1. William Hillgrove Leng 1881 #10576 wed 1907 #7835 to Eliza Clark and lived at Minyip

Michael Lennett

Added 26 May 2010 because I received a page of 5 Birth records for registrations 6th and 7th Nov 1861 at Geelong, and this family was included.

Michael Lennett was aged 48, a farmer born in Co Fermanaugh, Ireland, when his daughter Catherine, born 27 June 1861, was taken by her mother to be registered. He was first wed in Scotland and has a daughter Jane aged 20. He wed the second time in 1853 in Sydney, NSW, to Margaret Hogan from Limerick, Ireland who was 28 when she registered Catherine and signed with her mark.
Michael Lennett died 1889 #1608 aged 71, son of Ellen Cox and Edward Lennett
Margaret Lennett died 1901 #13042 aged 65, dau of Ellen OShannessy and John Hogan
6 Children 1. Michael Lennett aged 5 and 1/2
3. Ellen Lennett 4
4. Ann Lennett 2 1/4, 1860 #3084
5. Catherine Lennett 1861 #20933
6. Edward Michael Lennett 1869 #5475
2. Mary Lennett had a baby Edward 1877 #13992 who lived 1 day. Mary also died, 1877 #7476 aged 21.
5. Kathleen Theresa Lennett wed 1893 #628 to Charles Mat Dixon 1864 #20292 born at Brunswick
1 Child 1. Charles Michael Dixon 1894 #19601
6. Edward Michael 1869 #5475 wed 1891 #2434 to Edith Harriet Haysom 1873 #1494 dau of Mary Ann Davidson wed 1863 #165 to George Alfred Haysom
1 Child 1. John Michael Lennett 1894 #6242

Patrick Lennon

Patrick Lennon wed 1856 #3151 to Caroline Devon lived at Beaufort then Raglan
Caroline's surname is different for each child, Divan, Doonan, Dewar and Dwan
4 children 1. Charles Lennon 1861 #15256 wed 1888 #1461 to Sarah Newey
2. Patrick William Lennon 1863 #16721 - 1864 #4582 lived 12 weeks
3. Mary Lennon 1868 #913
4. Margaret Lennon 1871 #4761
1. Charles Patrick Lennon wed 1888 #1461 to Sarah Newey
9 children 1. James Lennon died 1888 #11732 aged 3 months
2. Charles Patrick Lennon 1889 #27249 - 1949 #11049 aged 60
3. Vera Lennon 1891 #38100 - 1957 #24299 aged 66, wed Rye
4. Maggie (Margaret) Lennon 1893 #36131 - 1967 #2906 aged 73, wed Hollingsworth
5. Carol Lennon 1898 #7362
6. Norman David Lennon 1900 #7331 - 1975 #13866 aged 75
7. John Albert Lennon 1902 #6771 - 1964 #15303 aged 62
8. Sarah Alberta Lennon 1904 #6814 - 1923 #5806 aged 19, wed Simpson
9. Walter Archard Lennon 1908 #7706 - 1959 #4173 aged 53

David Ritchie Lennox

David Ritchie Lennox 1824 - 1863 #2539 aged 39, son of Mary Ritchie and Robert Lennox of Isle, and Martha Warren 30 came Mar 1853 on the Blackheath with Eliza 5, infant Jessie

David Lennox came Mar 1853 on the Blackheath with Sarah Percey 1832 - 1874 #7056 aged 42 daughter of Agnes and John Percey of Ayrshire and lived at Indented Head, Bellarine
7 Children 1. Agnes Lennox 1856 #4880
2. David Lennox 1857 #10460 - 1860 #11102 lived 5 years
3. Elizth Lennox 1859 #19185
4. Sarah Lennox 1861 #13744
5. Jane Lennox 1863 #12597
6. David Lennox 1865 #840
7. Andrew Lennox 1867 #829
1. Agnes Lennox 1856 #4880 wed 1880 #4602 to Edward Ashton Woodhead
3. Elizth Lennox 1859 #19185 wed 1881 #3044 to John Charles Spriggins born in London, and lived in Geelong
7 Children 1. John Percy Spriggins 1882 #16451
2. Sybil Gertrude Spriggins 1884 #17141 - 1885 #8699 lived 1 year
3. Ruby May Spriggins 1886 #18503
4. Lottie Pearl Spriggins 1888 #29789
5. Alf David Spriggins 1891 #33495
6. Chas Lariner Spriggins 1894 #29600
7. Eric Edward Spriggins 1901 #19345
5. Jane/Jean Lennox 1863 #12597 wed 1887 #4134 to Henry Seuling 1860 #714 born at and lived in Melbourne, 4 Children


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