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There are 3598 names in this family tree.The webmaster of this site is DAVID RICHARDS. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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This is my family tree website. It focuses on my LEATHERLAND ancestors who came from several  villages clustered around the town of Rugby : Clay Coton / Yelvertoft / Crick / Kilsby  (Northamptonshire) and Pailton / Monks Kirby / Stretton-under-Fosse (Warwickshire). My direct  Leatherland line moved to Churchover, Warwickshire in the 1860s and to Birmingham in the late  1890s.

I am hoping to trace all Leatherland families and their offshoots in the counties of Northants,  Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire, so there are some entries in this site who are not  directly related to my ancestors. But I hope that this may be of use to other researchers.   
 Leatherland is a rare surname. It is most commonly found in the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire and  Derbyshire). The surname was probably originally Litherland derived from the town of Litherland  near Liverpool. The greatest concentration of Litherlands is in Lancashire and Cheshire.

It is possible to trace my Leatherland line back to Edward and Elizabeth Leitherland who lived in  Clay Coton, Northants from  the 1660s. Their descendants lived in the neighbouring villages of  Yelvertoft and Crick in the 18th century. One branch settled in Kilsby and Pailton.

The Leatherland tree is not complete, although it seems likely that most with that name in  Northants and Warwickshire are related. There are some gaps in the records and I have made some  educated guesses.

No one did more to study and write about the history of Kilsby and neighbouring villages than Gren  Hatton, who sadly died in 2017. Anyone with ancestors in Kilsby should read his books on the  village. I also  want to express my appreciation to my uncle, John Leatherland of Chingford, who  worked diligently to trace the Leatherlands several decades ago and who sadly passed away a few  months ago.

I have two other Leatherland websites :

www.leatherlandancestry.info looks in more detail at my family history and generally at many  Leatherland references which I have collected over the years.

www.charlesleatherland.info explores the life of my grandfather Charles Leatherland.

I have many other surname interests including  

* My father's RICHARDS family from Bulwell, Nottingham.
 * My grandmother's MORGAN ancestors from Shareshill, Staffordshire. * My great-grandmother's ABBIS family from Harlington, Bedfordshire. * My step-great grandmother's ATKINS family from Lambeth, London.

If you believe that we may have Leatherland or any other ancestors in common, please feel free to  contact me at davidr4u@btinternet.com

David Richards
Last updated October 2019
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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