John LEAKE c.1801-1893
Mary WESTON 1819-1872

Staffordshire, England; Ireland; Adelaide SA; Portland & Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

John LEAKE b. 1800, Staffordshire, England, son of John LEAKE & Mary ___ was married in 1841 at Adelaide, South Australia to Mary WESTON b. c.1819 in Co Carlow, Ireland, daughter of ____ & ___.

John LEAKE and his wife came to Port Fairy and Portland about 1842 and joined Richard LEWIS (later of the "Woolpack Inn" and "Rifle Downs" station, Digby) in whaling, fishing, and tending wool ships. He then established a carrying business until he purchased one of the first lots of land at Merino. Here he settled, expanded his farm, raised his 4 children until his wife died in 1872.

As he became more frail he lived with his son Joseph at the "Glenelg Hotel" in Casterton, owned by his son, and this is where he died at the age of 92 years in 1893.

John LEAKE and his wife Mary WESTON are both buried in the Merino Cemetery in 1893 and 1872 respectively.

John LEAKE and Mary WESTON had the following family...

  1. Sarah LEAKE b. 1842, d. 1845, Portland, Vic.;

  2. Joseph LEAKE b. 1846, Portland, Vic, d. 1909, Casterton, Vic., m. Margaret Scott DRUMMOND, b. 1851, d. 1927, sister of James DRUMMOND who married Joseph's youngest sister Mary Ellen LEAKE. Joseph LEAKE and Margaret Scott DRUMMOND had the following known family...
    1. Evelyn Mary LEAKE, b. 1874, Digby, Vic, m. Charles Warburton Saunders PARAMOR
    2. Flora LEAKE, b. 1875, d. 1875, Merino, Vic.
    3. George Drummond LEAKE, b. b. 1875, d. 1881, Merino, Vic.
    4. John LEAKE, b. 1877, Merino, Vic, m. Ethel Annie JEFFRIES and was allocated a block of land in the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme in 1900.
    5. Joseph Weston LEAKE, b. 1881, Merino, Vic, d. 1965
    6. Maraget Sarah LEAKE, b. 1883, Merino, Vic, m. Franz John KOCH
    7. Alice Gordon LEAKE, b. 1885, Merino, Vic, d. 1971
    8. Louis Russell LEAKE, b. 1887, Merino, Vic, d. 1958, m. Hazel Beryl Lorraine PENTLAND

  3. Sarah LEAKE b. 1847, Portland, Vic, d. ..............before 1872;

  4. Hannah LEAKE b. 1850, Portland, Vic, d. 1937, Merino, Vic. m. 1872 to William John HEANEY, b. c.1846, Co Tipperary, Ireland d. 1942 Merino, Vic. William HEANEY was a member of Digby Ancient Order of Foresters in 1868. William and Hannah HEANEY had the following family...;
    1. Mary Alice HEANEY, b. 1873, Co Dundas, Vic, d. 1899, Merino, Vic.
    2. Ruth Emily HEANEY, b. 1875, Digby, Vic, d. 1881, Merino, Vic
    3. William John HEANEY, b. 1882, Merino, Vic, d. 1949, Casterton, Vic, m. Annie Maria Gertrude NICOL 1881-1936

  5. Alice LEAKE b. 1852, Merino, Vic, d. 1910, m. Henry NORTHCOTT, b. c.1853, d. 1894;

  6. Mary Ellen LEAKE 1852-1893, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m.1 1877 to James DRUMMOND1847-1885, b. Scotland, d, Merino, S-W Victoria; m.2 1899 to Alfred Arthur John FARLEY 1855-1896 of Digby, S-W Victoria.

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