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Leake

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 609
1851 H.O. 107 / 2098
1861 R.G. 9 / 2332
1871 R.G. 10 / 3335 - 3336
1881 R.G. 11 / 3214
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Church History

Leake St Mary church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Leake is a village and a parish 115 miles north of London, 8 miles northeast of Boston and about 3 miles due east of Sibsey in the Fen region. Technically, the parish is known as "Old Leake". There is a hamlet called "New Leake" in Eastville parish, further north. In 1872, the parish included 7,193 acres of land. It now covers about 9,400 acres.

In addition to the village of Old Leake, there is "Leake Commonside" just to the north of Old Leake. Leake Commonside is was a separate parish for a while. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military Records

John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Old Leake:

War memorial

plaque 1   plaque 2

plaque 3   plaque 4

footing 5   footing 6

footing 7   footing 8

John EMERSON provides this list of names from the war memorial: [2002]

WW1

WW2

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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

The parish doubled its population between 1801 and 1841.

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 911
1831 1,744
1841 1,859
1871 1,952
1881 2,114
1891 1,962
1901 1,387
1911 1,340
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Probate Records

Denny LOWE provides a transcript of the will of Thornton WILLOWS (Snr.) of Leake.

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Schools

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[Last updated: 25-April-2014 - Louis R. Mills]