|About LEATHERLAND ANCESTRY
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
Last updated September 2018