Edward Leach

30th Jan 1802 - 28th Nov 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Goshen and Longhill Pen in St Elizabeth Jamaica as trustees with others including John Frederick Leach and Henry Leach as 'Trustees of a marriage settlement for £1500 sterling 20 Oct 1792 being one year arrears of two annuities and for future monies' and as 'surviving mortgagees and also surviving and continuing trustees of a marriage settlement for the accruing interest on and £10,000'.

  1. The marriage settlement appears to have been that of Francis George Smyth, who was the original claimant. Francis George Smyth's sister, Catherine, was baptised at Barnstaple, Devon, in 1765 (daughter of Francis George Smyth [the elder] and his first wife Frederata. Catherine had married Abraham Leach (1763-1843) of Pembrokeshire in 1793. Edward, Henry and John Frederick Leach were the sons of Abraham Leach and Catherine Smyth; Abraham Leach was Mayor of Pembroke in 1802.

  2. Edward Leach, born at Corston 30 January 1802. He was at Charterhouse school 1818-1819 and became a solicitor in 1825, practising at Pembroke. He became Clerk of the Peace for Pembrokeshire in 1843 and Mayor of Pembroke in 1848. He died at Boulogne 8 November 1855 and was buried at the Cimetiere de I' Est there, where his memorial states that he was '5th son of Abraham Leach esquire of Corston House in the county of Pembroke S. Wales' and 'died 28 November 1855 aged 53 years and 10 months.' He married at Monkton in August 1832 Elizabeth, youngest daughter of James Thomas of Lamphey park and widow of Henry Parry of Portclew. They had no family and she died at Herbert villa, Lamphey on 13/01/1887 aged 80.


T71/870 St Elizabeth no. 103.

  1. Roland Thorne M.A., 'The Leach Family of Castlemartin', The Pembrokeshire Historian No. 7 1981 pp. 29-51; Familysearch.org batch no. P00574-1.

  2. Thorne p. 49.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Parry (nee Thomas)
Charterhouse [1818-1819 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£7,616 17s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
1848 -

Relationships (5)

Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (3)

Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Wales
Boulogne, France
Corston, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Wales