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LEESON

Robert Leeson
Born Elston, Nottingham, England abt. 1752 ?? (6)
Christening Barnetby, Lincolnshire 16 November 1756 ?? (1)
Died

Married Ann Hulse at Tollerton, Nottingham on 5 November 1772

Their children:
Name Born Married Spouse Died

Sarah 1792 (3)

Marmaduke S. 1797 1821 Mary Johnson


Marmaduke S. Leeson
Born 21 July 1797 Barnetby, England (3)
Died Southgate 1867

Married Mary Johnson Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, England on 11 June 1821.

Their children:
Name Born Married Spouse Died
Elizabeth 1819 1844
Robert 1823 1896 (3)
William 1825 1875 (3)
Christopher 1827 1854 Jane Byrnes 1884
Henry 1829 1852 Ann Lowe 1889 (6)
Thomas 1832 1857
Septimus 1834 1860 Marian Kelly 1911
George Johnson 1836 1927 (3)

In 1884 Marmaduke and family migrated to NSW on the ‘Templar’ which sailed from Cork, Ireland, on 16 May and arrived Sydney on 27 August. (5) Elizabeth (Marmaduke’s stepdaughter???) died during the voyage. (2)

For the first 12 months in the Colony Marmaduke, Robert, William and Christopher worked as farm labourers for William Bowman of Richmond, near Parramatta. (6)

Mary Johnson
Born Amphill, Bedford, England on 28 December 1797 (6)
or 1 April 1804 (3) ??
Died Southgate 1867

Her parents were Amos Johnson and Jane. (6)

Christopher Leeson
Born Brocklesby, England 1827
Died Southgate 12 May 1884, buried Grafton.

Married Jane Byrnes Raymond Terrace 1854

Children:
Matilda Mary 1855
Ada Ann (Annie) born Raymond Terrace 1857 died 1936
Jane Isabella (Isabella) 1859 d. 1908
Herbert Christopher Johnson 1861
Henry Edgar 1863
Christopher Frederick (Frederick) 1866 d. 1948
Jessie Jane born Grafton 1868 died 27 May 1954 (3)
Emeline born Grafton 1870 married Thomas Leeson 1895 died 1944
Alma Florence born Grafton 1876
Jane West born Grafton 1879

Christopher’s stepchildren and Jane’s children
(by her former husband, Thomas Byrnes):

Amelia Jane 1847*
Elizabeth 1850*
Arthur 1852*
Catherine 1853*

Jane (Byrnes) Leeson
Born Jane West at Parramatta 1829
Died Southgate 11 August 1898

Jane West married Thomas Byrnes in 1846 at Sydney. They had four children (see* above) before Thomas died in 1853. (6)

Jane Byrnes married Christopher Leeson at Raymond Terrace in 1854.

Jane parents were Benjamin West and Bridget Riley. They had six children: Christopher (England) 1815, John (Sydney) 1819, James (Launceston, Tas.) 1923, Benjamin (NSW) 1825, Catherine (NSW) 1826 and Jane (Parramatta) 1829. (6)

Benjamin was baptised 1 November 1781 Great Harwood, Lancs., England and died 16 June 1860 at Windsor NSW. His parents were Christopher West and Catherine Whalley. (6)

Bridget Riley was born was born in Ireland in 1790. (6)

On 3 September 1817 Benjamin West arrived in Sydney on the ship ‘Dick’. He was a Private in the 48th Regiment. By 1828 the family was living in Clarence Street, Parramatta, where Benjamin was working as a tailor. (6)

Matilda Mary (Leeson) Grainger
Born 25 August 1855 at Dungog or Stroud ?? NSW
Died 5 March 1929 Casino

Married William Arthur Grainger at Grafton on 30 November 1875

Children:
Cicely Mary 1877 m. Peter James Gooley
Bertie Louis R. (Bert) 1879 m. Robertine M. Mulvena
John T. (Jack) 1881
Sidney F. 1884
Grace A. 1886 m. Howard C. Gilson
Minnie Matilda m. Frederick Gordon Bursle
William H. (Bill)
Mabel Agnes 1894 died 1964
Florence Rose (Flo) 1897 m. John Dixon Brown Jr. 1922 died Lismore 1974.

Florence Rose (Grainger) Brown
Born Casino 25 November 1897
Died Lismore 19 June 1974

Married John Dixon Brown Jr. at Casino on 19 September 1922

Sources/References

1. International Genealogical Index
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/igi/old_individual_record.asp

2. Leeson, Neryl

3. Moore, Shane
My Hunter Valley Pioneers and Associated Families 

4. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Birth Matilda Leeson V18551808 42A/1855
Death Christopher Leeson 1884/007723
Marriage Henry Leeson/Ann Lowe V1852711 38C/1852
Marriage Septimus Leeson/Marian Kelly 1737/1860

5. State Records New South Wales
Immigrant Index 1844-59 Reel 2135, 2454

6. Williams, Donna

Prepared by Anne Case (Florence Rose Brown’s granddaughter)
30 May 2002



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