LEECH (LEACH), JOHN (ca. 1663-1713). BORN:
ca. 1663, in Calvert County; eldest son. NATIVE:
second generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Leech (?-
1699), who immigrated in 1662; illiterate. MOTHER:
Alicia. BROTHERS: Ambrose (ca. 1668-?); James
(?-ca. 1703); and Jeremiah (?-1722), who mar-
ried Elizabeth. MARRIED possibly Elizabeth. CHIL-
DREN. SONS. John; Samuel (?-ca. 1732/33).
DAUGHTERS: Margaret, who married ca. 1714 Otho
Holland; Alice; Mary, who probably married John
Young (?-ca. 1731/32); and Elizabeth. Leech may
also have had four other children whose births
were registered in Christ Church Parish, Calvert
County, between ca. 1689 and 1698, but who are
not mentioned in his will. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. An-
glican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: brothers
held no provincial offices. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1697/98-1700
(Elections 3), 1704-1707 (Accounts 5), 1712-1713
(Accounts 1, 2, probably chairman; died before
the 3rd session of the 1712-1714 Assembly). LO-
CAL OFFICES: All Saint's Parish Vestry, Calvert
County, 1693-1696, ca. 1703-1707, 1712-1713;
justice, Calvert County, by 1700-1713. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: opposed Revolution
in 1689; described in 1700 as a supporter of Lord
Baltimore's interests and of the Quaker party.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC
TION: probably at least 400 acres in Calvert County.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on November 18, 1713,
in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County; estate pro-
bated in Calvert County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £369.7.10 as calculated (including 4 slaves
and ca. 59 oz. plate); FB, £230.2.11 as calculated.
LAND: probably ca. 550 acres in Calvert County.
LEEDS, WILLIAM (?-1688). BORN: probably in
England. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1650 as an indentured
servant. RESIDED: in Kent County; Talbot County
by 1688. CHILDREN. SONS: William; Michael; John;
and Edward, who married Ruth Ball (1677-1728).
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter, by 1655. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1661.
LOCAL OFFICES: clerk, Kent County, 1657-1658;
justice, Kent County, 1660-1661. MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, by 1661. STANDS ON PUBLIC/
PRIVATE ISSUES: refused to serve as a military
officer, 1668. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: ca. 220 acres in Talbot County
(by patent). Free of indenture by 1655, he proved
his rights to 50 acres in Kent County, which he
sold by March 1656. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will
probated on December 1, 1688, in Talbot County.
PERSON AL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £132.5.3 (in-
cluding 1 slave). LAND: ca. 220 acres in Talbot
LETCHWORTH, THOMAS (?-1668) IMMI-
GRATED: by 1657 as a free adult. RESIDED: in
Calvert County. MARRIED Elizabeth (?-1694/95).
CHILDREN. SON: Joseph (?-1699), who married
by ca. 1685 Mary (?-by 1696), sister of Robert
Skinner (?-1712/13). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: no
title on arrival. OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter,
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Calvert County, 1663-1664. LO-
CAL OFFICE, justice, Calvert County, 1661-1667.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC
TION: at least 1,440 acres, and probably over 2,000
acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: administration
bond granted on May 9, 1668, in Calvert County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 13,823 pounds of to-
bacco (including 1 servant); FB, 12,207 pounds
of tobacco. LAND: probably ca. 3,800 acres.
LEMMON, ROBERT (ca. 1740-1817). BORN: ca.
1740, probably in Ireland. IMMIGRATED, by Jan-
uary 1775 as a free adult. RESIDED: in Susque-
hanna Hundred, Harford County, by January 1775;
at "Springfield," North Hundred, Baltimore
County, by June 1776; Baltimore City by 1787;
Somerset County by April 1790; Salisbury, Som-
erset County, by 1795-death. MARRIED probably
by April 1790 Nancy (ca. 1748-1833), widow of
John Nelms (?-1787), a merchant of Somerset
County. CHILDREN. SON: Richard. STEPSONS: Noah
Nelms (ca. 1775-1808), a merchant with the firm
of Levering & Nelms of Baltimore City, who mar-
ried in 1801 Mary Ann Lemmon of Baltimore;
John Nelms; and Peter Nelms. DAUGHTER: Maria,
who married by 1817 Joseph King. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: said to have been educated
"in the most respectable seminary of learning in
the city of Dublin." SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1779. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
physician, merchant, land developer. Although
Lemmon is described as a "Doctor of Physick"
throughout his residence in Maryland, he had in-
terests in a variety of commercial activities as
well. In 1777 he was a partner with Richard Lem-
mon and Mark Alexander (?-by 1797) in a salt-
works on Sinnepuxent Bay, Worcester County.