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Surnames mentioned on this page
Thomas Allmond, Hannah Eliza Atkinson, Arthur Birch, Charles Foster Clarkson,
Maud Dawes, Sanford Duryer/Duryea, Henry Evans, Caroline Hancock,
Jeremiah Hicks, William Jones, James Little, Ruby Ida Russell,
Ellen Frances Scudder, John Forest Hay Tolmie,
The Hancock and Scudder family have pages.

This material with details for 10th child James Batley Leeder, was collated or proofread by Vincent Leeder, given to me on 13 Nov 1998
On 19 Oct 2003 I added families of children apart from 10th child.
Jones data from

William Leeder 2 June 1797 - 5 March 1845, born at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, (detail from an IGI submitted entry), wed 23 May 1817 to Hannah Emily French 6 Oct 1797 - 7 Jan 1889, and they arrived in West Australia on 14 May 1830 per the Rockingham with five children
William Leeder began by selecting 88 acres on 14 Oct 1831 and 200 acres on 14 July 1832. He was employed in Perth as a Shoemaker, then in 1831 was granted fee simple title to "Leeder's Hotel" and later ran the "Freemason's Hotel".
William Leeder died 5 March 1845 at Perth of delirium tremens, aged 47.
Mrs Leeder took over the running of the hotel in Perth. In Feb 1848 she sent her son George to England per 'Merope' for schooling and he returned per 'Melope' from England in March 1849.
In March 1850 Mrs Leeder left for England per 'Mary'.
From Neila Biddle on Sun, 8 Oct 2006 but email to her 6 Apr 2009 bounced.

Your web page on William and Hannah Leeder was great to find and many thanks. My interest is through Williamís sister Sophia Leader (I have still to find more documentation for absolute confirmation of this), however it is well known in our family.

I have a copy of my Great Great Grandmother Sophiaís record of marriage 03 Oct 1824 to James Scarfe at St James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Their son Robert Scarff , aged 19, came to Western Australia in 1851 with his Aunt Hannah widow of William Leeder. Hannah had returned to England to visit family

I also have a copy of William and Hannahís record of marriage at St James, Bury St Edmunds on which he signed his name William Leader. I wonder why he changed the spelling when he came to Western Australia?

My main reason for writing to you is to enquire whether any of the family knows the names of Williamís parents as to date I have been unable to locate this information. I would be very grateful to receive any earlier history on this family.

With again, Sincere thanks,

Neila Biddle, Perth, Western Australia

From Rootsweb, dated Sun, 8 Oct 2000 and signed Neila Biddle, whose GG Grandfather was, she believes, a doctor in the town of Brookeborough - his name was Lendrum West - and both these names are listed. I have seen the surname Lendrum on several occasions but as a First name it is very unusual and I wondered perhaps if Lendrum West's Mother or some other member of the family was a Lendrum before marriage. Apart from being mentioned in the Griffiths Valuation of Ireland as a leaseholder of two properties (a house he lived in, and some vacant ground or garden), I have been unable to find any more information on the family in Ireland.
Lendrum West's daughter Mary Ann West travelled to Western Australia at the age of 18 in 1865 on the Ship Fitzroy and married Robert Scarff in 1866. Robert had come to Western Australia from Suffolk in 1851 when in his late teens and took up farmland in the Greenough/Geraldton area, an excellent property which they called "Hinton". Robert & Mary Ann raised a large family, however on Mary Ann's Death Certificate only her Father Lendrum West was listed, her mother's name was marked as unknown.


Children born in England
       1. Hannah Eliza Leeder 6 Mar 1818 - 15 Aug 1901 wed 1837 to Charles Foster Clarkson
2. William Henry Leeder 4 March 1820 - 13 Feb 1853 wed 1843 to Theophila Charlotte Gouch
3. Martha French Leeder 18 July 1823 - 30 July 1893 wed 1847 to William Jones
4. John Richard Leeder 28 Aug 1824 - 25 Feb 1827 died in England aged 3 years
5. Elizabeth Suzannah Leeder 23 Nov 1826 - 30 Sep 1909 wed 1848 Jeremiah Hicks
6. Emma Matilda Leeder 14 Feb 1828 - 28 Oct 1914 wed 1849 to Thomas Allmond
Children born in the Colony
7. Charlotte Anne Leeder 25 Feb 1832 - 20 Jun 1901, wed 1853 to James Little
8. George Edmond Leeder 19 Dec 1832 - 1907, is sent to England in 1848, returns 1849, wed 1872 to Eliza Gregg and 1893 to Theresa Gaunt
9. Sophia Jane Leeder 20 April 1836 - 18 July 1901 wed 1854 to Arthur Birch
10. James Batley Leeder 24 Dec 1837 - 12 Dec 1900 wed 1856 to Carolyn Hancock
11. Ellen Amelia Leeder 2 Oct 1839 - wed 1858 #1141 to Sanford Duryer/Duryea
12. Jesse David Leeder 23 Jan 1842 - 31 July 1899 wed c1863 to Rebecca Shreeve

1. Hannah Eliza Leeder 6 Mar 1818 - 15 Oct 1901 wed 2 Mar 1837 to Charles Foster Clarkson 12 May 1812 - 16 Dec 1853 aged 41 who arrived in Perth 27 Jan 1833 on the Cygnet with his father, and on 7 Oct 1858 to John Enoch Hammond 1825 - 12 Sep 1892, he arrived in Perth 1847 on the Java from Hobart
7 Children 1. Elizabeth Smith Clarkson 1 Jan 1838 - 1891, wed 10 Jan 1865 to Thomas Robert Readhead 1829 - 1878
2. Hannah Eliza Clarkson 9 Aug 1840 - 10 Oct 1915, wed 1869 to Edward Key 1839 - 1879, 6 dau
3. William Wilberforce Clarkson born 10 Jan 1842, listed 1843 #140, died 1874 at Hooley's Well, North West of WA
4. Edward Winteringham Clarkson 24 Jun 1845 #608 - 7 Nov 1927, wed 1875 to Sarah Ann Grant 1850 - 1927, 8 chn
5. Henry James Clarkson 16 Sep 1847 #1026 died 1874 at Hooley's Well, North West of WA
6. Joseph Charles Clarkson 1 Sep 1849 #1339 - 28 Nov 1890
7. Robert Leeder Clarkson 6 Sep 1851 #1745 - 5 Dec 1907, wed 1889 to Margaret Placida McCourt 1847-1940
4 Children 8. Alice Matilda Hammond b. 1855 wed 1878 to George Reed in York
9. Jesse Elijah Hammond b.1856 - 4 Dec 1940, wed 7 Sep 1879 to Annie Retta McKay, alive in 1901
10. Theophila Susannah Hammond b. 1859 wed 26 Mar 1884 to Edward Cearns in Sydney
11. John Evatt Hammond (not sure of bithday but was bp 11/8/1874 as an adult C/E) wed 1876 to Maria Herbert, 6 chn

From on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
I found that my wife is directly descended from 1. Hannah Eliza Leeder 6 Mar 1818, you have listed through her second marriage. This was to John Enoch Hammond on 7 Oct 1858 (Perth C/E). This marriage resulted in 4 children, Alice Matilda b. 1855, Jesse Elijah b.1856, Theophila Susannah b. 1859 and John Evatt ( not sure of bith day but was bp 11/8/1874 as an adult C/E). This I have found in the bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians edited by Rica Erikson.
My wife a great great Grand Daughter of Jesse Elijah.


The West Australian (about) Tuesday 11 July 1882 has a confirmation
A witness in a court case - John Enoch Hammond, a teamster, confirmed the evidence of the previous witness, but differed with him as to who served the beer, alleging that it was Mr. Love himself and not Mrs. Love - at least, that was his impression. It was a serious case in the Supreme court of Perth, Charles Lennard, a teamster, was charged with committing perjury, when giving evidence against Mr Love for selling liquor on Sunday. The whole story filled one and a half columns and resulted in Lennard being found guilty and given a year's imprisonment with hard labour.
From Andrew Black on Thursday, 2 August 2012 - The Western Australian newspapers have a funeral notice for a Mrs H.E. Hammond in the West Australian Wednesday 16th Oct 1901, Page 2, and some obituaries in papers later in the week. "She left four sons - Mr E Clarkson, Mr R Clarkson, Mr E Hammond, and Mr JE Hammond, and three daughters are called Mrs Key, Mrs Cerns/Clarns and Mrs Mitchell".
Thankyou to on Friday, 3 August 2012, who forwarded the reply he received from Roger Black, with the newspaper records.
On 4 Aug he corrected the dates I had, for the children of Charles Foster Clarkson and Hannah Eliza Leeder
See the FamilyTreeCircles pages by Janilye - Clarkson brothers also at Clarkson from Holme Upon Spalding Moor, Yorkshire to West Australia


2. William Henry Leeder 4 March 1820 - 13 Feb 1855 aged 34, wed 1843 to Theophila Charlotte Gouch who died Western Australia 1888 #503 aged 66, and lived at Perth,
7 Children 1. Eliza Theophila Leeder 1843 #318 - 1844 #137 aged 11 months
2. Unnamed M Leeder 1845 #542
3. Henry John Leeder 1847 #913
4. Eliza Matilda Leeder 1849 #1275 - 1852 #537 aged 3 years
5. Maria Theophila Leeder 1851 #1834
6. Eliza Charlotte Leeder 1852 #537
7. Annie Frances Leeder 1855 #3081 wed 1893 #293 to Frederick Llewellyn Spencer
From on 20 Feb 2004
3. Henry John Leeder 1847 #913 had a son called Selby Cecil Leeder
Selby Cecil had a son called Stanley Irvine Leeder
Stanley Irvine had a son called Selby Cecil Leeder and S Leeder is his grand-daughter

3. Henry John Leeder 1847 #913 wed Susanna Harriet Morrell 1855 - 1897 #1509 aged 42, daughter of Susannah Summerland and Richard Morrell, and lived at Mokine then at Northam
8 Children 1. Amy Idonia Leeder 1874 #15439
2. Selby Cecile Leeder 1875 #16635
3. Laura Linda Leeder 1877 #18764
4. Lucius Leeder 1880 #20603
5. Ernest Leeder 1883 #23801
6. Lilla Carlotta Leeder 1884 #24758
7. Ethel Irene Leeder 1887 #657
8. Bina Theophila Susan Leeder 1890 #529
2. Selby Cecile Leeder 1875 #16635 wed c1900 to Ethel Hephzibah Martin and lived at Northam
3 Children 1. Stanley Irvine Leeder 1901 #3436
2. Mavis Sylvia Leeder 1902 #3795
3. Alexis Leith Leeder 1904 #4258
3. Martha French Leeder 18 July 1823 - 30 July 1893 wed 27 Apr 1847 to William Jones 1819 - 1901 and lived at Guildford then at Geraldton WA, 10 Children
5. Elizabeth Suzannah Leeder 23 Nov 1826 - 30 Sep 1909 wed 1848 to Jeremiah Hicks and lived at Perth, Fremantle then at Geraldton WA
6 Children 1. Henry Crandon Hicks 1849 #1303
2. Charles Fredrick Hicks 1851 #1572
3. Albina Jane Hicks 1856 #3352
4. James Albert Hicks 1857 #3940
5. Catherine Leeder Hicks 1862 #6669
6. Ann Sophia Hicks 1864 #8209
6. Emma Matilda Leeder 14 Feb 1828 - 28 Oct 1914 wed 1849 to Thomas Allmond and lived at Perth
8 Children 1. Anne Eliza Allmond 1850 #1457
2. Emma Elizabeth Allmond 1853 #2215
3. Edward Barnes Allmond 1856 #3088
4. Matilda Sophia Allmond 1858 #4004
5. James Richard Allmond 1860 #5269A
6. Walter Henry Allmond 1863 #6844
7. Wm Leeder Allmond 1868 #10798
8. Bertha Mary Allmond 1870 #12443
7. Charlotte Anne Leeder 25 Feb 1832 - 20 Jun 1901, wed 1853 to James Little and lived at Guildford WA then at perth
5 Children 1. James Chapman Little 1853 #2149
2. Ann Jane Little 1855 #2905
3. Ellen Amelia Little 1857 #3662
4. Mary Susannah Little 1859 #4781
5. William Thomas Little 1865 #8394
8. George Edmond Leeder 19 Dec 1832 - 1907, is sent to England in 1848, returns 1849, wed 1872 to Eliza Gregg who died 1884 #12324 aged 48, and 1893 to Theresa Gaunt. Child registered with mother Eliza England
1 Child 1. Henry George Leeder 1873 #15085
9. Sophia Jane Leeder 20 April 1836 - 18 July 1901 wed 1854 to Arthur Birch and lived at Perth, Harvey Est, then at Birchmont WA
12 Children 1. Arthur Moss Birch 1855 #2963
2. Somers Lyle Birch 1857 #3876
3. Selina Evelyn Birch 1860 #5057
4. Lewis Brown Birch 1862 #6682 and Lewis Broun Birch 1862 #7609B
5. Sophia Florence Birch 1864 #7958
6. Vernon Rowland Hill Birch 1866 #9493
7. Harry Sanford French Birch 1869 #11386
8. Edmund William Gregory Birch 1872 #13816
9. Ida Hannah Birch 1874 #15802
10. Herbert Ruhamah Birch 1877 #18121
11. Gerald Gourcy Lester Birch 1879 #20482
12. Errol Cyrus Carlton Birch 1882 #23194
10. James Battley Leeder (b.1837 - 1896) see below
 
From on Tue, 8 May 2007
Hello Elizabeth I have researched the Duryeas for some years in connection with their photography and can expand on this branch on your website

Here is the family as I have them:
1. Sanford Bennett Duryea, b. 22 Feb 1833, (son of Hewlett Duryea and Ann Bennett) d. 22 Mar 1903.
Married 18 Mar 1858 in Perth, WA, Ellen Amelia Leeder, b. 2 Oct 1839, Perth, WA, (daughter of William Leeder and Hannah Emily French).
Children:
i Carlton Bennett Duryea b. 1859 in Perth, WA.
ii Alice Amelia French Duryea b. 12 Jul 1860 in Norwood, Adelaide, SA, baptized 19 Jun 1868 in Flushing, Queens, New York.
iii Hewlett Frederick Duryea b. 18 Aug 1862 in Adelaide, SA, baptized 19 Jun 1868 in Flushing, Queens, New York.
iv Ella Maude Elvira Duryea, b. 30 Sep 1863 in Adelaide, SA.
v Jesse Townsend Duryea b. 11 Nov 1865, baptized 19 Jun 1868 in Flushing, Queens, New York.
vi E. Maybelle Duryea, b. Aug 1875 in Queens, New York.
vii Chester Ford Duryea b. Dec 1877 in Queens, New York.
viii Sanford Duryea, b. Dec 1878 in Queens, New York.

I am particularly keen to know if any of the Leeder family had portraits taken by the Duryeas in particular do any daguerreotypes of the Leeder family exist whether known to have been taken by Sanford Duryea or not. If you could pass this query around the family members it would be much appreciated as I hope to produce a small book on the Duryeas eventually.
I am in touch with quite a few members of the family, mainly Townsend Duryea's descendants (Sanford's brother) although I have spoken to one Duryea Leeder descendant who lives in America.
Cheers!
Marcel Safier (Photographic Historian)
PO Box 239, Holland Park 4121, Queensland Australia - ~msafier/index.html
From on 10 December 2011
Thanks for providing this Leeder information online. I apologize that some names are difficult to read due to the reflection in the stone. I have been transcribing headstones to add the records to www.findagrave.com, a free website. I am not a relative, just a diehard genealogist. Here is a transcribed record of the headstone:
Buried at Flushing Cemetery: FRONT
Hewlett K. Duryea Nov 22, 1794-Mar 12, 1887
Ann Bennett Duryea June 4, 1795-Apr 23, 1882
Sanford Bennett Duryea Feb 22, 1833- Mar 20, 1903
Elvira Duryea Warner May 15, 1837- Nov 14, 1861
Ellen Maud Duryea Sept 30, 1863-Feb 11, 1867
Sanford Leeder Duryea Oct 16, 1871-Oct 31, 1872
Mary Duryea Cannon Feb 28, 1825-Feb 14, 1909
Ellen Leeder Duryea Oct 2, 1839-June 16, 1924
BACK
Sarah Amelia Duryea June 12, 1828-Sept 23, 1906
Carlton Bennett Duryea Jan 1, 1859-Sept 28, 1911
Eliza Kissam Pearsall April 15, 1821-Jan 19, 1915
Mabelle Duryea Smith Aug 31, 1875-Dec 25, 1927
Chester Ford Duryea, M.D. Dec 22, 1877-Nov 7, 1928
Florence Hall Duryea Apr 4, 1880-Dec 29, 1956
Very clear confirmation of the work done by Marcel Safier - Thankyou for sharing your discovery.


11. Ellen Amelia Leeder 2 Oct 1839 - wed 1858 #1141 to Sanford Duryer/Duryea and lived at Perth and then travelled
1st Child 1. Carleton Bennett Duryea 1859 #4535
12. Jesse David Leeder 23 Jan 1842 - 31 July 1899 wed c1863 to Rebecca Shreeve and lived at Perth Western Australia
1 Child 1. Emily Adeline Leeder 1864 #8184
10. James Batley Leeder 24 Dec 1837 - 12 Dec 1900, born in Perth, wed 24 Aug 1856 in Mt Barker, South Australia to Caroline Hancock 10 May 1839 - 28 Aug 1911. He is recorded as a passenger per 'Balclutha' returning from Perth to Adelaide 8 Jan 1861. The first three children were born in Adelaide, then the next five were born in West Australia, where James is recorded as a Perth gardener and farmer. About 1873 the family moved to the Dunolly-St Arnaud area, probably to assist Caroline's parents, and four more children were born.
1. William Leeder 11 Aug 1857 - 28 June 1940 wed c1876 his mother's younger sister Eliza Hancock 1 Apr 1856 - 7 Apr 1922.
8 Children 1. William Leeder 4 Sep 1877 lived 1 day
2. Hilda Florence Leeder 20 Mar 1879 - 20 Dec 1955 wed George Albert Neville, 6 children
3. Robert Edward Leeder 7 Feb 1881 - 4 May 1910
4. Ernest Nicholas Leeder 12 May 1883 - 12 Oct 1950, wed Ellen Frances Scudder, 13 children - See Below
5. William Leeder 27 Jan 1886 - 21 Mar 1918, KIA Belguim
6. Nellie Violet Leeder 25 Apr 1888 - 28 Feb 1968, wed Herbert William Harvey, 8 children
7. Ethel Lila Leeder 21 Oct 1893 - 20 Jun 1955 wed Albert Hill, 1 daughter
8. Florence Wilma Leeder 10 Mar 1899 - 23 Jul 1924, wed Arthur Edward Boxhall, no details known

2. Ellen French Leeder 28 Jul 1859 - 21 Jun 1876 aged 16 years 11 months

3. John Henry Leeder 6 Jul 1862 - 21 Feb 1943 wed 1885 #4129 to Hannah Eliza Atkinson
6 Children 1. Charles Henry Leeder 6 Jul 1886 - 6 Jan 1959 wed 1913 to Alice Pope 1890 - 7 May 1974
2. Edgar John Leeder 1888 - 9 Jul 1957 wed 1920 to Antoinette Amelia McCarthy 1889 - 3 May 1984 aged 95 - see Green Box
3. Rowland Leeder 1891 wed (1) Ivy Sunderland
and (2) Ivy Helena Angus
4. Ruby Rose Leeder 30 Jun 1893 - 2 Mar 1967 wed 2 Sep 1914 to Leslie Alan McClellend
5. Olive Blanche Leeder 1895 - 1963
6. Reginald George Leeder 1899 - 3 June 1963
From Swanwater West Cemetery
Buried on 9 July 1957, John Edgar LEEDER, aged 68 years.
Of Cope Cope via St Arnaud, Farmer, C of E, Born at Traynors Lagoon, died at St Arnaud Hospital. Son of John Henry Leeder and Hannah Leeder nee Atkinson. Wed to Antoinette Amelia McCarthy. Father of Ivan Edgar, James Henry, Ellen Myra Antoinette and Reema Rose. Headstone.

Buried 3 May 1984, Antoinette Amelia LEEDER, aged 95 years.
Wife of John Edgar Leeder died 1957, same Enclosure. Daughter of J and E McCarthy, d 1940 & 1934 - next grave. mother of Myra, Ivan, Reema and Jim. Headstone.

4. Hannah Eliza Leeder born in Perth 22 Aug 1864 - 21 Aug 1949 wed (as Eliza) 1887 #5261 to John Forest Hay Tolmie, 6 Children

5. Emma Elizabeth Leeder 12 Nov 1866 lived 8 days born in Perth

6. George Leeder born in Perth 16 Mar 1868 - 23 Aug 1948 wed 1887 #3364 to Maud Dawes
2 Children 1. Victor Sanford Leeder 1888 - 1859 wed Ruby Ida Russell 1893 - 1927
2. Harold Stanley Leeder 1890

7. Rose Leeder 18 Jul 1870 - 28 Dec 1955, wed c1896 to Henry Evans
4 Children 1. Clifford Henry Evans 1897
2. Ronald Leeder Evans 1901
3. Leonard Batley Evans 1906
4. Morris Charles Evans 1907

8. James Leeder born in Perth 26 Nov 1872 lived 5 months
9. Sanford Leeder 14 Aug 1874 lived 5 years

Caroline's brother Cornelius Hancock 11 Sep 1850 died 14 June 1876 aged 25 years.
Caroline's daughter Ellen 28 Jul 1859 died 21 Jun 1876 aged 16 years 11 months
Caroline's mother Caroline Kerrison died 24 June 1876 aged 56
Three adult deaths in 10 days! Was this a bad 'flu' winter?
Caroline and James also lost 6 children in infancy, those born 5th, and 8th to 12th.

10. Ernest Batley Leeder 4 Jul 1877 lived 20 months
11. Esther Leeder 2 Feb 1879 lived 4 months
12. Victor Albert Leeder 28 May 1880 lived 22 months

The Fourth and Fifth Generations
Earnest Nicholas Leeder 12 May 1883 - 12 Oct 1950, 4th child of Number 1 - William Leeder and Eliza Hancock, wed on 5 Sep 1907 at Charlton to Ellen Frances Scudder 6 June 1890 - 30 July 1977
13 Children and
43 Grand Children
1. Wilfred Robert Leeder 23 June 1908 - 22 Dec 1977, no children
2. Rose May Leeder 31 July 1909 - 17 Jan 1976, 4 children
3. Iris Rose Isabel Leeder 11 May 1911 - 12 Feb 1916 lived 4 years
4. Leila Dorothy Leeder 25 Sep 1912 - 15 Aug 1982, one daughter
5. Robert Vivian Leeder 2 Sep 1914 - 2 Mar 1974, 3 children
6. Kevin Vincent Leeder 5 Feb 1917, 6 children
7. Ernest William Leeder 23 June 1919 - 10 July 1998, one son
8. Arthur Desmond Leeder 11 Apr 1921, 9 children
9. Brian Francis Leeder 14 Feb 1923, 3 children
10. Audrey Patricia Leeder 3 Oct 1925, 5 children
11. Vincent Lionel Leeder 13 July 1927, 2 children
12. Leo Lawrence Leeder 6 Dec 1929, 3 children
13. Elaine Carmel Leeder 28 July 1932, 4 children

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