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CAUTION: I have made an attempt to connect these Leers but I cannot guarantee I have done it correctly. I am hoping someone can help or correct me if I am wrong. I am a direct descendant from William Richard Leer and Charlotte Jane Sutton. In my research I have not found any of the Leers spelt LEAR

?Christopher Leer married Jane Elmes 13/2/1702 Saint Giles, Cripplegate. Is he connected?
?John Leer married Ann Morchant 1/10/1752 Westminster, London

Christopher Jacob Leer (widow) married Mary Aikman (widow) 7/9/1760 Saint Olave Southwark. He died 1786 Kent (Will). Mary died 1806 Fort Place, Bermondsey (Will).


1. Christopher Jacob Leer bapt 14/2/1762 Saint Olave Southwark, Surrey, Occ: Coachmaker. He married Hannah Viner 1784 St George in Borough. He died c 1822,Surrey(Will). Hannah died 1833 12 Bridge Rd Lambeth (Will)
(i) J Christopher John Leer c 1787-1791 Lambeth (coachmaker) Possibly 3 marriages;?1st to unknown 2nd to Elizabeth Arnold MarQ 1842 St Olave,Southwark and 3rd to Alice Rachel Selway SeptQ 1859 Lambeth. He died JunQ1870 Croydon aged 83.
(ii) Mary Leer c 1790 Died SeptQ 1854 Bromley, Kent (will)
(iii) Augusta Leer 28/8/1791 St Marys Lambeth. She married Andrew McLauchlan 18/8/1823. Andrew died JunQ 1859 Holborn. Augusta died MarQ 1862, Lambeth
(iv) Hannah Leer c 1795 Died JunQ 1847 Bromley, Kent (will)
(v) James Leer c 1797 Lambeth (coachmaker) m Jane Emily Baskerville 25/8/1837. James died JunQ 1870 Croydon aged 73. Jane died JunQ 1871 Croydon aged 55.
James Leer and Mary Ann (was this the same James? 1st marriage)
1. James Daniel Leer b 2/8/1818 bapt 23/8/1818 Saint John
Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, London
2. Jane Ferrin (Fervin) Leer b 6/9/1820 Saint John
Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, London
(vi) Charles Leer c 1799-1802 Lambeth (coachmaker) m Catherine Brown 1825 St James,Clerkenwell. Catherine died DecQ 1870 Camberwell aged 75. Charles died DecQ 1884 Camberwell aged 85
1. Christopher Thomas Leer b 28/9/1827 bapt 16/11/1827 Saint Andrew Holborn, London.
2. Charles Samuel Leer born c 1827 Clerkenwell Middlesex. Occ- Clerk
(vii) Elizabeth Leer c 1800 Lambeth m John Adams 23/4/1827 Saint John the Evangelist, Lambeth.
(viii) Ann Viner Leer 30/8/1801 St Marys Lambeth. She married George Adams 7/11/1833. She died JunQ1870 Gravesend, Kent aged 67

2. James Leer bapt 29/7/1764 Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey

3.? William Richard Leer c 1770 or earlier/later? m 1st to unknown. 2nd to Frances Berrington 22/11/1801St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey and 3rd to Charlotte Jane Sutton 26/8/1804, Rotherhithe. He died 1806 Kings Row, Walworth, Surrey/London.Occ: Baker? (Will) 450 pounds left to Charlotte.
(i) ?William (Richard) Leer C ?1790 married Mary Baynton 1815 St James Clerkenwell
1. William Richard Leer 6/7/1817 bapt 31/12/1820 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Rd, Saint Marylebone, London. Occ- House decorator
2. George Christopher Leer 15/8/1819 bapt31/12/1820 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Rd, Saint Marylebone, London. Occ- Master painter
3. Charles Edward Leer 15/5/1822 bapt 16/6/1822 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Rd, Saint Marylebone, London. Occ- Journeyman painter
(ii) John Henry Leer bapt 26/5/1804 St Marys Newington, Surrey. Occ-coal porter/ag labourer. Married Mary Ann Box 23/7/1826
Children: 1. Sarah Mary Anne 2. John Henry 3. Charlotte 4. William Richard 5. James Joseph 6.Elizabeth 7. Fanney 8. George. All born Surrey. See other post for details.

NB: The majority of the 2008 Eng BMDs to 1900 belong to the above Leer Families

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by Christopher52 on 2009-02-20 04:28:41

Christopher Leer married Jane Elmes 13/2/1702 Saint Giles, Cripplegate. Is he connected?

No. He was actually Christopher Layer (spelling was variable in those days)of Norfolk, who married Janes Elwes, from a well-know gentry family. Their son was Christopher Layer, the famous Jacobite, executed at Tyburn.

by quirk_cantwell on 2009-02-20 15:46:12

Thankyou Christopher for clearing that up. That is one I can eliminate from my list on my journey to get it all correct.

by Christopher52 on 2009-02-27 11:51:30

When I said that there was no connection with the Leer/Elwes marriage, I must specify that I meant that there was no genealogical connection. When Christopher Leer was baptised in 1729 or 1730, his parents must have known that his name would be virtually the same as that of someone who was hanged, drawn and quartered for Jacobite intrigue in 1723. I think this means that they approved of the deceased, for partisan reasons. Possibly George Leer had suffered in the South Sea Bubble, the usual reason for hating the government in those days. Or maybe the Fieldings were Jacobite: Beau Fielding was a noted Catholic adherent of King James. I have not yet found any list of South Sea subscribers: an important tool for genealogists, I would have thought.

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