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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:41 pm 
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Hi mazvita, do you know if Stephen Gerald Leaver was wounded during the war, if so, do you have a time period? If he was wounded there might be an article in the Burnley Express.

LEAVER Stephen G.
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Pte. 20337
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:17 pm 
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As regards Thomas Leaver (1827, son of James 1806) & Ellen Unknown (poss Roberts) I have

1841 Census - HO 107 / 2253 140
Briercliffe and Extwistle - Extwistle Hall

1851 Census – HO 107 / 2251 / 59
2 Dawson Square, Burnley

1871 Census - RG10; Piece: 4146; Folio: 102; Page: 26
17 Grimshaw St Burnley

1881 Census - RG11; Piece: 4151; Folio: 90; Page: 5
33 Rowley Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley

The details are all on page 1 of this topic. It shows the children of Thomas and Ellen as:

Margaret E Leaver, 1856, born Burnley
Sarah Jane Leaver, 1863, scholar, born Burnley
Arthur Leaver, son, 1865, born Burnley

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:46 pm 
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LEAVER, Rennie Stewart
East Lancashire Regiment
Pte. 23781
Medals: Victory, British

Births June 1890
LEAVER, Renny Stewart – Burnley 8e 180

Marriages Dec 1915
LEAVER, Rennie – Glossop, 7b 2227
MORRIS Mary E. - Glossop, 7b 2227

Births June 1916
LEAVER Nevil (Mum’s maiden name is Morris) – Burnley, 8e 279

http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Sol ... Leaver.htm

Son of Rennie and Mary Elizabeth Leaver, of Gunnislake, Cornwall; husband of Gladys May Leaver, of Yeadon, Yorkshire.

1960 - LEAVER Rennie Stewart of 52 Burnley Road, Harle Syke near Burnley died 19 July 1960 at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance. Administration Manchester 17 August to Olga Mary Leaver, widow. Effects £1,087 16s. 3d.


And then we have a Rennie Lever

Births, June 1919
LEVER Rennie (Mum’s maiden name is Young) – Burnley, 8b 246

1948 – LEVER Rennie of 3 Causeyfoot, Nelson, Lancashire died 1 June 1947 at the Royal Infirmary Blackburn. Administration Lancaster 9 July to Henry Lever, retired company director. Effects £2,353


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:25 pm 
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http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Sol ... Leaver.htm

Births Mar 1916
LEAVER, Clifford (Mum’s maiden name is Edmondson) – Burnley 8e 353

Marriages June 1915
LEAVER, Harry – Burnley 8e 625
EDMONDSON, Edith L. – Burnley 8e 625


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:30 pm 
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Births June 1890
LEAVER Percy – Burnley 8e, 191

Marriages September 1919
LEAVER Percy – Birmingham, 6d, 856
STOKES Florence M. C. - Birmingham, 6d, 856

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LEAVER, Percy
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Medals – Victory, British

1941 – LEAVER Dennis Kennedy of Briarclough 49 Weeping Cross, Stafford, Staffordshire, died 6 December 1940, on war service. Administration Birmingham, 25 October, to Percy Leaver, bank official. Effects £124 11s. 3d.

Births September 1920
LEAVER, Dennis K (Mum’s maiden name is Stokes) – Stafford, 6b, 20

http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Sol ... Leaver.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Births September 1901
LEVER Cyril Bernard – Burnley 8e 202

Marriages September 1927
LEAVER Cyril B. – Burnley 8e 628
REA Elizabeth – Burnley 8e 628

1957 – LEAVER Cyril Bernard of 39 Plover street, Burnley died 13 April 1957. Administration London 17 May to Helen Leaver, widow. Effects £852 13s. 6d.

Buried at Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel – 16 April 1957


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Fred Leaver, son of John Leaver (1851) and Esther Ann Cowgill

Births June 1875
LEAVER Fred – Burnley, 8e 277

1901 Census - RG13; Piece: 3880; Folio: 151; Page: 22
53 Derby Street, Nelson (Gt. Marsden St. James)
Fred Leaver, Head, Mar, 26yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson
Emma Leaver, Wife, 24yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson
John W. Leaver, Son, 1yrs, b. Nelson
Mary A. Nutter, Aunt, Mar, 25yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson

Marriages June 1898
BLACKBURN Emma – Burnley 8e, 556
LEAVER Fred – Burnley 8e 556
Burnley Register Office or Registrar Attended

Wheatley Lane Inghamite chapel
Doris Leaver, buried 1 May 1903 age 1yr
Emma Leaver, buried 7 January 1957, age 79
Fred Leaver, buried 24 December 1958, age 82

1963 – LEAVER Fred of 48 Swinden Hall road, Nelson, Lancashire died 19 December 1958 at Victoria Hospital Burnley. Probate Lancaster 1 March to Marion Leaver, spinster. Effects £301 13s.

Births September 1899
LEAVER John Willie – Burnley 8e 270


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3378; Folio 69; Page 2
8 Mount Pleasant, Great Marsden, Nelson
John Leaver, Head, Married, 58yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Briercliffe
Margaret Leaver, Wife, Mar, 55yrs, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Benjamin Leaver, Son, Widower, 34yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Adam Leaver, Son, Single, 24yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Thomas Leaver, Son, 22yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Willie Leaver, Son, 19yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Nanny Leaver, Daughter, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Harry Leaver, Son, 13yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Walter Leaver, Grandson, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Great Marsden Nelson

1901 Census - RG13; Piece: 3880; Folio: 61; Page: 24
18 Trawley Robert? Nelson
Adam Leaver, Head, Mar, 34yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson
Margaret E. Leaver, Wife, Mar, 35yrs, b. Nelson
Smith Leaver, Son, 8yrs, b. Nelson (Blind)
Fred Leaver, Son, 4yrs, b. Nelson

Births September 1892
LEAVER Smith – Burnley 8e 316

Deaths September 1904
LEAVER Smith (age 11) – Burnley 8e 163

Births September 1866
LEAVER Adam – Burnley 8e 215

Marriages June 1892
LEAVER Adam – Burnley 8e 436
KIPPAX Margaret Jane – Burnley 8e 436
Burnley Register Office or Registrar Attended


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Leaver wrote:
1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3378; Folio 69; Page 2
8 Mount Pleasant, Great Marsden, Nelson
John Leaver, Head, Married, 58yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Briercliffe
Margaret Leaver, Wife, Mar, 55yrs, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Benjamin Leaver, Son, Widower, 34yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Adam Leaver, Son, Single, 24yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Thomas Leaver, Son, 22yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Willie Leaver, Son, 19yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Nanny Leaver, Daughter, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Harry Leaver, Son, 13yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden Nelson
Walter Leaver, Grandson, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Great Marsden Nelson

1901 Census - RG13; Piece: 3880; Folio: 61; Page: 24
18 Trawley Robert? Nelson
Adam Leaver, Head, Mar, 34yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson
Margaret E. Leaver, Wife, Mar, 35yrs, b. Nelson
Smith Leaver, Son, 8yrs, b. Nelson (Blind)
Fred Leaver, Son, 4yrs, b. Nelson

Births September 1892
LEAVER Smith – Burnley 8e 316

Deaths September 1904
LEAVER Smith (age 11) – Burnley 8e 163

Births September 1866
LEAVER Adam – Burnley 8e 215

Marriages June 1892
LEAVER Adam – Burnley 8e 436
KIPPAX Margaret Jane – Burnley 8e 436
Burnley Register Office or Registrar Attended


1901 Census - RG13; Piece: 3881; Folio: 40; Page: 22
Mount Pleasant, Nelson, Great Marsden
John LEAVER, Head, Mar, 68yrs, Retired Stone Cutter, b. Briercliffe
Margaret LEAVER, Wife, Mar, 65yrs, b. Nelson
Benjamin LEAVER, Son, Widow, 44yrs, Stone Cutter at Quary, Worker, b. Nelson
Walter LEAVER, Grandson, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Nelson

1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3378; Folio 69; Page 2
8 Mount Pleasant, Nelson, Great Marsden
John LEAVER, Head, Mar, 58yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Briercliffe
Margaret Leaver, Wife, 55yrs, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Benjamin LEAVER, Son, Widower, 34yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Adam LEAVER, Son, Single, 24yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Thomas LEAVER, Son, 22yrs, Stone Quarry Man, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Willie LEAVER, Son, 19yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Little Marsden, Nels
Nanny LEAVER, Daughter, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Harry LEAVER, Son, 13yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson
Walter LEAVER, Grandson, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Great Little Marsden, Nelson

1881 Census - RG11; Piece: 4162; Folio: 63; Page: 11
Mount Pleasant, Great Marsden
John LEAVER, Head, Mar, 50yr, Stone Quarry Man, b. Briercliffe
Margaret LEAVER, Wife, Mar, 45yrs, b. Great Marsden
Grace LEAVER, Daughter, Unm, 19yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden
James LEAVER, Son, Unm, 17yrs, Stone Quarryman, b. Great Marsden
Adam LEAVER, Son, Unm, 14yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Great Marsden
Thomas LEAVER, Son, Unm, 12yrs, Scholar, b. Great Marsden
Willie LEAVER, Son, 9yrs, Scholar, b. Great Marsden
Nanny LEAVER, Daughter, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Great Marsden
Harry LEAVER, Son, 3yrs, b. Great Marsden

1871 Census - RG10; Piece: 4156; Folio: 42; Page: 32
Lower Row, Great Marsden
John LEVER, Head, Mar, 38yrs, Quarry Man, b. Briercliffe
Margaret LEVER, Wife, 35yrs, At Home, b. Marsden
Benjamin LEVER, Son, Unm, 14yrs, Quarry Man, b. Marsden
Hartley LEVER, Son, 12yrs, Quarry Boy, b, Marsden
Grace LEVER, Daughter, 9yrs, Scholar, b. Marsden
James LEVER, Son, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Marsden
Adam LEVER, Son, 4yrs, b. Marsden
Thomas LEVER, Son, 2yrs, b. Marsden

1861 Census - RG9; Piece: 3073; Folio: 101; Page: 14
Holt Hill, Briercliffe with Extwistle
John Leaver, Head, Mar, 24yrs, Quarryman, b. Briercliffe
Margaret Leaver, Wife, Mar, 24yrs, Weaver (cotton), b. Marsden
Benjamin Smith, Son, 4yrs, b. Marsden
Hartley Smith, Son, 2yrs, b. Marsden

Family Names
St John Gt Marsden

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John of Southfield Nelson died August 5th 1906 aged 73 years
Margaret wife died June 4th 1903 aged 67 years
Benjamin son died June 14th 1914 aged 57 years
Elsie daughter of Harry and Catherine died April 20th 1907 aged 11mths
Ann dau? died June 5th 1910 aged 14mths
John son of Thomas and Ellen died July 7th 1909 aged 1 year

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Willie died April 6th 1953 aged 81 years
Mary wife died September 16th 1942 aged 70 tears
Wilfred son died October 29th 1923 aged 19 years
John son killed in France April 5th 1917 aged 21 years
Nora daughter died in infancy
Althea May daughter died in Egypt August 14th 1940 aged 42 years.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:44 am 
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1962 - LEAVER Phyllis Annie of 59 Burnley Road, Briercliffe, Burnley, widow died 25 April 1962 at 22 Highfield Ave, Burnley. Probate Lancaster, 19 June to Fanny Atkinson (wife of John Spencer Atkinson), Willie Smith Leaver, Building Society Secretary and John Derek Witham Leaver, School Teacher. Effects £11,540 3s. 5d.

Births June 1912
LEAVER Abraham H. (Mum’s maiden name is Howarth) – Burnley, 8e 318

Births September 1919
LEAVER Willie S. (Mum’s maiden name, Howarth) – Burnley, 8e 223

Births December 1926
LEAVER John D. W. (Mum’s maiden name, Howarth) – Burnley, 8e 190

Possible parents of the children above.

Marriages September 1904
HOWARTH Emma – Burnley, 8e 593
LEAVER Charles – Burnley, 8e 593

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1881 Census - RG11; Piece: 4148; Folio: 116; Page: 41
Primrose Bank, Burnley (St. Andrew’s)
John Leaver, Head, Mar, 32yrs, Farmer of 34 Acres, b. Burnley
Nanny Leaver, Wife, Mar, 40yrs, Farmers Wife, b. Burnley
William Brown, Son, Unm, 21yrs, Share Brok? Clerk, b. Burnley
John Brown, Son, Unm, 18yrs, Farmers Son, b. Burnley
James Leaver, Son, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Charles Leaver, Son, 6yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Joseph Leaver, Son, 5yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Elizabeth Leaver, Daughter, 4yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley

1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3362; Folio 13; Page 20
2 Cobden street, Burnley
John Leaver, Head, Mar, 40yrs, Joiner, b. Extwistle
Clara Leaver, Wife, Mar, 34?yrs, b. Derby
James Leaver, Son, Single, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Charles Leaver, Son, 16yrs, Carter, b. Burnley
Joseph Leaver, Son, 15yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Elizabeth Leaver, Daughter, 14yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Arthur Leaver, Son, 9yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley

1901 Census - RG13; Piece: 3865; Folio: 150; Page: 52
126 Cleaver street, Burnley
William H. Stuttard, Head, Mar, 24yrs, Cotton Warp Dresser, Worker, b. Burnley
Elizabeth Stuttard, Wife, Mar, 24yrs, b. Burnley
Albert E. Stuttard, Son, 5 months, b. Burnley
Charles Leaver, Brother in Law, 26yrs, Concreter for road, Worker, b. Burnley
Arthur Leaver, Brother in Law, 19yrs, Cotton Weaver, Worker, b. Burnley

Marriages June 1872
BROWN Nanny – Burnley, 8e 346
LEAVER John – Burnley, 8e 346
Burnley Register Office (Nanny WOOD (Maiden name))

Marriages September 1890
LEAVER John – Burnley 8e 449
PAGE Clara – Burnley 8e 449
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:14 pm 
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On the 1901 census for Fred Leaver, b1875 (posted above) there is an aunt Mary Ann Nutter. This is Fred's mother's sister.

1. WILLIAM1 COWGILL was born 1832 in Earby, Lancashire. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born 1834 in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

Children of WILLIAM COWGILL and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:
2. i. ESTHER ANN2 COWGILL, b. 1855, Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England.
ii. JAMES COWGILL, b. 1864, Marsden, Lancashire.
iii. JOSEPH COWGILL, b. 1866, Marsden, Lancashire.
iv. ROBINSON COWGILL, b. 1869, Briercliffe, Lancashire.
v. GEORGE COWGILL, b. 1870, Marsden, Lancashire.
vi. JOHN H COWGILL, b. 1873, Marsden, Lancashire.
vii. MARY ANN COWGILL, b. 1877, Marsden, Lancashire
viii. RENNIE COWGILL, b. 1879, Marsden, Lancashire.

Esther Ann married John Leaver. Mary Ann married Stephen Herbert Nutter 1897 (Burnley Register Office or registrar attended)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:23 pm 
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Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1854

COWGILL William married HARRISON Elizabeth
at Barnoldswick, St Mary-le-Gill. Records at Preston CE134/1/288

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Kris has sent me an updated leaver tree. It can be found at http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Family%20Trees.htm

Thanks Kris

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Do any of you Leaver bods know when Elizabeth Whitehead died please? (Wife of Abraham Leaver)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:56 pm 
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According to my tree she ain't dead yet! But I'll have a firtle around and see what I can come up with

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