Barbara was born on 20th June 1851 in Beaumouth, Near Carlisle
Her parents were William Richardson and Jane Stubbs
Barbara died from scarletina in 1874 leaving three young sons.
On the 1881 census, John Briggs Leadbeater states he was born in Manchester, about 1847.
There is no record of this and it is believed that he was adopted by Edward Leadbeater following his own parents deaths, a not uncommon occurrence in 1850's Manchester working class areas.
On the 1881 census I found the following record.
58 Rydal Road , Lancaster
John B. Leadbeater
Railway Engine Driver
Wife Age 41
Born Halton, Lancashire
Son age 11
Born Wray Lancashire
Son age 9
Born Carnforth Lancashire
Son Age 7
Daughter age 5
Daughter Age 1
|Joseph Leadbeater married Edith Heslop in St. Mary's Parish Church, South Shields on September 30th 1899. Edith died in 1961 and Joseph in 1945.
|Edith Heslop was the daughter of Thomas Heslop and Mary Scott.
|She was born in Westoe, South Shields on July 29th 1876.
|I found the following entry on the 1881 census.
|26 Frances Street, Westoe
|B. South Shields
|Mary Jane Heslop
|James S. Heslop
|Thomas Heslop and Mary Scott married in South Shields early in 1863 (10a - 616)
From her marriage and birth certificates, Edith was only 5 year old at the date of the census, probably a transcribers error.
Edith and Joseph had several children.
Mary Jane died aged 1
There were other siblings, some shown on the 1911 census.
|John Leadbeater b1901
|Edith Leadbeater b1903 (Married William Godfrey Robinson)
|Barbara Leadbeater b 1907
|Margery Leadbeater b 1910
|Eleanor and Joseph were not on this census (born after this date??)
|Joseph Briggs Leadbeater married Elsie, daughter of Alfred and Helen Henderson in 1938
|They had children Richard Briggs , Joseph , Michael , Keith and Susan May. Sadly Michael died in March 2006.
Edward Leadbeater married another Heslop sister and lived in South Shields. His son Edward had a daughter Lorna. I know very little about this line of the family.
I have a lot more research to complete on this family line.
Last updated December 2011