Birth Name Leader, WILLIAM
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years, 7 months, 2 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1807-01-26 Yaxley, Suffolk, England  
Birth 1804 Suffolk, England  
Event Note

Date of birth ranges between 1804 (Family & Headstone) and 1808 (various censuses). May be either Leeder or Leader, with one mistranscription as Luder. Consistently referred to as Wm rather than William even when contemporaries are William. - SJL

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Marriage 1831-01-05 Yaxley, Suffolk, England Jane Aldrige
Event Note

Leader/Aldrige in FamilySearch results
Leeder/Aldridge in Suffolk Marriage Index

NB Leader/Leeder interchangable all through the Suffolk records

Event Note

30 Sept 2015: ordered in from LDS and viewed microfilm of marriage record at Yaxley. Note spellings:

"William Leader of this Parish, Single Man, and Jane Aldrige of this Parish, Single Woman, were married in this Church by Banns this fifth Day of January in the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

By me Robert Rose, Minister.

This Marriage was solemnized between us

(William Leeder - his x mark
(Jane Aldrige - her + mark

In the Presence of
(Henry Aldrige - his + mark
  (Sarah Tufts? Tufte? [no mark]
No. 59"

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Census 1841-06-07 Saffron Walden, Wimbish, Essex, England Ellis Green
Event Note

1841 Census of England:
Leader: Wm 25, Jane 25, Maria 11, Joshua 10, Jane 8, Susannah 7, Henry 5, Isabella 1.
Occupation: Wm - Ag Lab [Agricultural Labourer]
Born: All born outside the parish except Isabella.
House: stand-alone.

[NB1: There are four stand-alone houses on Ellis Green. May be the same place as the listed cottages below. Other addresses appear to match vicinity. Note Aldrige family living nearby also not of parish except Ephraim's wife and children]


[NB2: In the 1841 Census people over 15 had their ages rounded *down* to the nearest five - so they may be up to 30 years old giving a birth range of 1812-1816. - SJL]

Occupation 1841-06-07 Saffron Walden, Wimbish, Essex, England Ag Lab
Census 1851-03-31 Yaxley, Suffolk, England "Leeder" - Yaxley St, possibly at Bull Inn
Event Note

1851 Census of England
Leeder: Wm [William] 43, Jane 39, Joshua 20, Henry 13, Issabella 11, Thomas 9, Robert 6, Shadrack 2.
Occupation: Wm - Farm Lab, Joshua (single) Pauper Cripple, Henry - Farm Boy; Issabella, Thomas, Robert - Scholars
Born: Yaxley, Suffolk - All

Note: on one side of their home is an empty house, on the other two new houses are being built. - SJL

Occupation 1851-03-31 Yaxley, Suffolk, England Farm Lab
Census 1861-01-14 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada  
Event Note

1861 Census of Canada:
 Leader: Wm 54, Jane 50, Thos 17, Robt 15, Shadbiach (sic) 13, Ellen 14, Ephraim 9, William 6.
Occupation: Wm, Thos, Robt, and Shadbiach - Labourer
Born - England all except William who is born in UC [Upper Canada]
Religion: CE - all
Dwelling: 1 1/2 storey log, 1 family

[If Marg or Mary Currie 71 Widow Scotland, UP; Menzies Currie 36 Single same; and Eliz'beth Brownworth (?) 6, born UC but resident in Pilkington turn up anywhere they may be living in the house, too. Listed as Not Family Male, Family Female, and Not Family Female so rather confused and next residence unclear which line applies to. - SJL]

Occupation 1861-01-14 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Labourer
Census 1871-04-02 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada East North Ward of Town of Guelph
Event Note

1871 Census of Canada:
Leader: William 65, Jane 58
Religion: William - Church of England, Jane - Baptist
Born: England - both
Origin: English - both
Occupation: William - Provision Dealer
Education: unable to read, unable to write - both [first time this is noted]

Occupation 1871-04-02 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Provision Dealer
Census 1881-04-04 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada  
Event Note

1881 Census of Canada:
Leader: William 74, Jane 69.
Born: England - both
Religion: Baptist - both
Origin: English - both
Occupation: William - Pork Dealer
Dwelling: Stand alone

Occupation 1881-04-04 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Pork Dealer
Death 1886-08-28 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada  
Event Note

Edmiston Family Tree: Headstone, Guelph

William Leader Jr
His Wife Emma E.
William Leader Sr
His Wife Jane

"L" with ferns to each side at Top, "LEADER" in cartouche on Base

Wm and Jane and Wm Jr and Emma Leader headstone.jpg

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Burial 1886-08-30 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Woodlawn Cemetary
Religion     Anglican


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Leeder, ROBERT
Mother Moy, MARGARET
    Brother     Leeder, ?John
    Brother     Leader, William
    Sister     Leader, Mary
    Sister     Leader, Sarah
    Sister     Leader, Susan
         Leader, WILLIAM
    Brother     Leader, Henry


    Family of Leader, WILLIAM and Aldrich, JANE
Married Wife Aldrich, JANE
  1. Leader, Susannah
  2. Leader, Henry
  3. Leader, Marjorie/Maria
  4. Leader, Joshua
  5. Leeder, Jane
  6. Leader, Isabelle
  7. Leader, THOMAS
  8. Leader, Robert
  9. Leader, Ellen
  10. Leader, Frederick/Shadrach
  11. Leader, Henry
  12. Leader, Ephriam
  13. Leader, William



  1. Leeder, ROBERT
    1. Moy, MARGARET
      1. Leader, William
      2. Leader, Sarah
      3. Leader, Susan
      4. Leader, Henry
      5. Leader, Mary
      6. Leeder, ?John
      7. Leader, WILLIAM
        1. Aldrich, JANE
          1. Leader, Marjorie/Maria
          2. Leader, Joshua
          3. Leeder, Jane
          4. Leader, Susannah
          5. Leader, Henry
          6. Leader, Isabelle
          7. Leader, THOMAS
          8. Leader, Robert
          9. Leader, Frederick/Shadrach
          10. Leader, Ellen
          11. Leader, Henry
          12. Leader, Ephriam
          13. Leader, William


Source References

  1. Ancestry.co.uk
      • Citation:

        found via "qltn" on Ancestry shared 13 July 2016 who says "Fromthe parish records of Yaxley Suffolk. 1806 was at the top of the page, 1807 looks like it was added after the recoding of the next christening in January as seen in the image."  

        The entry reads: "WIlliam son of Robt and Margaret Leader late Moy ditto [Jan] 26."  Wm Leader christening.jpg and 1807 William Leader Chr Yaxley.jpg (closeup).

        Unfortunately "qltn" is no longer contactable on Ancestry, but the entry is consistent with microfilmed copies from Yaxley sighted for WIlliam and Janes' marriage and other christening entries.

  2. William Leader 1804 & descendants
  3. Edmiston Family Tree - ancestry.com.au
      • Page: Headstone; Wm and Jane and Wm Jr and Emma Leader headstone.jpg
  4. England Marriages 1538-1973
      • Page: M13247-1/England-VR/989589/2:3DXDDW4; William Leader BTS, 'England Marriages, 1538–1973 ' — FamilySearch.org.htm
      • Page: M13247-1 England-ODM 989589; William Leader, 'England Marriages, 1538–1973 ' — FamilySearch.org.htm
  5. Suffolk Marriage Index
      • Page: via Rootschat; 131113 Request Birth William LEADER 1804 Family History.htm
  6. England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
      • Page: BTs; 1687 - 1837; 989589; England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 - AncestryLibrary.com and 151101 W&J best.tif
  7. 1841 Census of England
      • Page: HO107/340/24/Saffron Walden/Radwinter/Wimbish/Essex; 1841 England Census for Jane Leader.pdf
  8. 1851 Census of England
      • Page: HO107/1795/613/pg 29/Hartismere/Eye/Yaxley/9B/Suffolk; 1851Census Wm Leader and family _ Findmypast.co.uk.htm and Wm Leader 1851Census-RS00003597-4294500_01179.jpeg and 1851 Census page 1 Wm Leeder family SFKHO107_1795_1796-0249.jpg
      • Citation:

        "The Whole of the Parish of Yaxley" - Enumerator's initials only. - SJL
        1851 Census page 1 Wm Leeder family SFKHO107_1795_1796-0249.jpg

  9. 1861 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1861 Census of Canada/ON/District 1/Twnshp of Guelph/Wellington/pg 5/ln 25-32; 1861 Maybe our William 4108430_00013.pdf
  10. 1871 Census of Canada
      • Page: ON//Wellington South/Guelph (Town)/C/4/51/C-9946, RG31 - Statistics Canada, 139024; 1871 Canada Census William and Jane Leader 4396297_00211.jpg
  11. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1881 Census of Canada/ON/151 Wellington/C Guelph City/pg10/ln 22-23; 1881 William and Jane - the pork dealer again e008191383.pdf
  12. Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
      • Page: yr 1886 cn 18671/1853483/4033017/838; William Leader, 'Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947' — FamilySearch.org.htm
      • Page: yr 1886; Deaths, Wellington/Guelph; William Leader record-image_TH-266-11096-105699-81
      • Citation:

        Died Aug 28, 1886, 82 year, Farmer, b Suffolk England, Diarrhoea, Dr Herod, reported by Frederick Leader; William was a Baptist. [2 infants died from similar cause - "inflammation of the bowels", "Diarrhoea" - in the same week so maybe something going round. SJL]