NameJohn LEECH
Birthabt 1822, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death1893, Barnet, Middlesex
FatherThomas WHITTAKER (~1801-)
MotherMary (~1801-)
Marriage1 Jul 1841, St. Mary, Edge Hill, Liverpool
ChildrenMary Adelaide (1843-)
 Maria (1851-)
 Eveline (~1855-)
Notes for Sarah (Spouse 1)
Maiden name from Bob Hogg.

From Bob Hogg.
Marriage at St Mary, Edge Hill, Liverpool, on July 1, 1841:
John Leech, Full, Bachelor, Farmer, Newcastle-under-Lyme,
Father Thomas Leech, Farmer
Sarah Whittaker, 19, Spinster, Walton on the Hill,
Father Thomas Whittaker, Brewer
Witnesses: Thomas Whittaker, Jos. Bristol, Sarah Leech, Thomas Leech

also from Bob Hogg
In 1843 Sarah gave birth to a daughter named Mary Adelaide and there were almost certainly others who died prematurely before the death of Sarah's husband himself.

A daughter who survived childhood was Maria, born in 1851.

Sarah’s husband appears to be the John Leech whose death was recorded in the March quarter of 1855 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Sarah was pregnant at the time and she apparently preferred to be with her mother in Liverpool when the child, Eveline, was born later that same year.

Sarah must have returned to Staffordshire, or at least visited the county,
for her to agree to a marriage proposal from widower Frederick Warner Tunnicliffe. They may have been acquainted already, of course, as is the way with farmingfamilies. Anyway, the upshot was that everyone traipsed back to Sarah's home town of Liverpool to get married in 1859.

Marriage at St Stephen the Martyr, Edge Hill, Liverpool, on June 8, 1859:
Frederic Warner Tunnicliffe, Full, Widower, Gentleman, Eccleshall Staffordshire,
Father, John Tunnicliffe, Gentleman
Sarah Leech, Full, Widow, Low Hill Liverpool,
Father, Whittaker, Gentleman
Witnesses: M A Tunnicliffe, A C Edwards, Jno G Forster, E J Tunnicliffe
[Some of the names are difficult to read in the original]

end of information from Bob Hogg.

In the 1871 census No. 9 Newport Road, Castle Church, Staffordshire, Sarah Tunnicliffe, head, widow, age 49, Lady and ind., born Liverpool. Son Edwin T. Tunnicliffe, age 10, born Eccleshall. Son John E. Tunnicliffe, age 9 born Eccleshall. Son Frank W. Tunnicliffe, age 5, born Eccleshall. 1 servant.

In the 1881 census 24 Newport Road, Castle Church, Staffordshire. Sarah Tunnicliffe, head, widower, age 59, born Liverpool. Daughter Maria Leech, unmarried, age 29, born Newcastle, Staffordshire. Daughter Eveline Leech, unmarried, age 25, born Liverpool. 1 servant.

In the 1891 census registration district Barnet, sub district Finchley, ecclesiastical parish, St John, Middlesex at Riverslea, Holden Rd. Sarah Tunnicliffe, head, widow, age 69, living on own means, born Liverpool. Daughter Maria Leech, single, age 39, born Newcastle, Staffordshire. Son Francis W. Tunnicliffe, single, age 25, Bachelor of Medicine, born Eccleshall. 1 servant.

In the January to March 1893 death index Sarah Tunnicliffe, age 71, Barnet, Middlesex, volume 3a page 157
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