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Thomas Leech


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Thomas Leach
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: Lanercost 1858
Date and Place of Death: Carlisle 1938
Nationality: English
Childhood: Father died when Thomas was very young. Mother adopted a younger girl
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth nee Dixon
Parents occupations: School master and dressmaker
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: General labourer
Place of residence at Gretna: Home in Carlisle
Marital status: Unmarried
Children: N/K
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions help: N/K
Trivia / any other information: None

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Mini Biography

Thomas Leach 1858-1938

Thomas Leach was born in Lanercost, Cumberland in 1858 to school master Thomas Leach and dressmaker mother Elizabeth nee Dixon.

1861 – Thomas is the 5th of 6 children. G/G/B/B/B/G living at Banks, Burtholme ( Hadrian’s Wall)

1871-1871 6 Lees Hill, Askerton . Father a school master, mother a dressmaker.

1881 – 60 Charles St, Botchergate, Carlisle. Thomas a ‘Spirit merchant assistant.’ Mother now a widow, head of house – a dressmaker. 8 month Carolina – boarder.

1891- Carolina now adopted daughter. Thomas a general labourer. Still at Charles Street.

1901- Charles Street, Sister Mary is head of household- a charwoman. Thomas a general labourer.

1911- 23 Union Street, Carlisle Single-Living alone in  2 rooms , a general labourer  aged 52.

WW1 – too old for military service but employed at Gretna according to 1921 census. Probably as a general labourer or in a manual capacity.

1921 census , Thomas, Bessie, James and 6 others are on the record. This could have been a lodging house.

1938 – died Carlisle aged 80

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