Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Mattison Leece

Male 1772 - 1847  (75 years)


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  • Name John Mattison Leece 
    Born 1772  , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land 30 Jul 1817  North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 08, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number dnf-54724 
    Died 1847  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I54724  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Family 1 Margaret,   b. 1765, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Leece,   b. CALC 11 Nov 1804, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1879, Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Leese,   b. CALC 18 Jan 1802, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1841, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F37648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret,   b. 1765,   d. 1835  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Leece,   b. CALC 11 Nov 1804, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1879, Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F270736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The price of land at this early period was about $3 per acre. There is lying before us as we write, in a perfect state of preservation, an agreement entered into for a farm between Mr. Dickson and Mr. John Leece. This gentleman was a native of Lancashire, England, but had been for some time in Albany, New York, before coming to Dumfries. The agreement was for the sale of the south half of lot number eight, in the tenth concession-being the farm now owned by Mr. William Smith, situated on Mill-creek, about one mile from Galt. The document was signed on the 30th of July, 1817, the signatures upon it being those of William Dickson, by his Attorney, Absalom Shade, and the purchaser, John Leece. The witnesses were William Dickson, jr., and Charles Irwin. The consideration money was £75, and it was payable in five years with interest.


      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose pg 30

  • Sources 
    1. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, M. (1772). John Mattison Leece (1772-1847) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152886985.

    2. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      [S] In memory of/ John Mattison LEECE/ died 1847/ aged 75 y'rs/ Margaret LEECE/ died 1835/ aged 70 y'rs/ John Leece/ died 20th April 1879,/ aged 74 years 5 mo's/ & 9 days/

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1772 - , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1847 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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