Leader, ROBERT

Birth Name Leader, ROBERT
Gender male
Age at Death about 71 years, 12 days


Robt Lee/ader c 1728 - find birth record


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1728   as Leeder - from burial record 1a
Marriage 1746-10-03 Brockdish, Norfolk, England Probable 1st marriage - Sara Rudder 2a 3a
Event Note

- the 1746 Brockdish Register was in the middle of the microfilmed Thrandeston Registers, and is missing in the Brockdish sequence. Minister is Char:Jillett, Churchwarden Jn Chappell.
- see Brockdish Norfolk Register 1754-1812 pg 9, entry 26 where marriage solemnized by Lawrence Gibbs, Clerk in 1764, and entry 27 where marriage solemnized by Law:Gibbs Curate of Thrandeston in 1765; by 1770 he is "Rector", and Registers show all sorts of 'cross-border' marriages.
1765 part Brockdish Nflk register showing Thrandiston connection.jpg
- genuki says Thrandeston is 6.2 miles from Brockdish and Yaxley is 6.7, so very accessible.
On that basis I am going with 'probable'. Haven't found origin for Sara Rudder yet but only just started looking 14 July 2019. - SJL

8 January 2020 - have had several runs at this both here and at Library using Ancestry. Sarah Rudder has so far only shown for this record. The Rudders as a clan are scarce as well. Have now found a marriage with Sarah Scales in 1751 which fits (see entry). As there are no children recorded for Robert and Sarah until 1753 am going to assume for the moment that this marriage was of short duration and no children survived. Will continue to check for the Licence which is noted in the Free Reg record in case there is further information there. - SJL

Marriage 1751-10-07 Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk, England Probable 2nd Marriage - Sarah Scales 4a
Event Note

The parish of Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk, is 8.3 miles from Thrandeston, so within reasonable distance. The key indicator of this marriage being correct is that the Parish Register notes the groom as "Robt Leeder of Thrandeston". The timing makes better sense for the children to be theirs with the first born in 1753.

NB The righthand page is crossed for some reason - years 1741-2 - e ntries for St Mary's. In 1742 Robt Leader and Elizabeth Lincoln married on April 30th. Humphrey Christian is the Curate.

On the left-hand page under 1752 Thomas Hambler (??) and Elizabeth Leader (?) married on Dec 19th.

Register says is for St Mary's. - SJL

Burial 1799-01-13 St Margaret's, Thrandeston, Suffolk, England age 71 3b 5a 1a


Family of Leader, ROBERT and Rudder, SARAH

Married Wife Rudder, SARAH ( * about 1730 + ... )

Family of Leader, ROBERT and Scales, Sarah

Married Wife Scales, Sarah ( * 1731-11-14 + 1807-04-26 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Leader, Jonathan
Leader, Sarah
Leader, Elizabeth
Leeder, Ann
Leader, Mary1758-02-26
Leader, Jane1770-12-28
Leeder, ROBERT1846-03-10

Source References

  1. RootsWeb
      • Page: RootsWeb Forum - look ups by Members: 131113 Request Birth William LEADER 1804 Family History.htm
      • Citation:

        Age at death fits Sarah Scales so more likely her than Sarah Rudder.

  2. England - Parish Registers and Bishops Transcripts images
      • Page: Brockdish Norfolk, 25 March 1746-25 March 1747; 1746 Robt Leader m Sara Rudder Norwich.jpg
  3. FreeReg
      • Page: Parish Register; 1746 Robt Leader m Sara Rudden-r by License.jpg
      • Page: Robert Leeder Burial 1799.JPG
  4. Church of England Parish Registers, Norfolk Registry Office, Norwich, Norfolk, England: Norfolk, England, Church of England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials,1535-1812
      • Page: 1751 Rbt Leeder marriage Sarah Scales 4008712_00426.jpg and 1751 Rbt Leeder marriage Sarah Scales record.jpg
  5. via Family Search: England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991
      • Page: England-EASy, B05102-7, 887401, pg 9, #4; 1799 bur Robert Leeder Thrandeston.jpg