Barbara Ellen Clinkett Leach

Barbara Ellen Clinkett Leach

Female 1921 - 2019  (97 years)

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  • Name Barbara Ellen Clinkett Leach  [1
    Born 11 Sep 1921  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Travel 20 Sep 1927  St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • arriving on, She travelled at age 6 aboard the vessel Canadian Pathfinder from, I assume, Barbados to St. John, New Brunswick arriving 20 September 1927. The passenger list records her place of birth as Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her father is listed as Mr. H.S. Leach, 39 Parc Marguerite, Montreal. Barbara was traveling with Agnes Lavinia Clarke, I am not sure what the relationship is between Barbara and Agnes, if any.
    Travel 27 Apr 1930  Southhampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • with her mother from New York aboard the ship Empress of Australia and arrived
    Residence 2011  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 9 Jan 2019  West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3893  Gittens Direct Line from REunion
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2019 

    Father Henry "Harry" Selman Leach,   b. 27 Feb 1891, Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1975, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Minnie Etta "Molly" Dowler,   b. 1st Quarter 1887, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1948, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1929  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Separated
    _STAT Abt 1929 
    • Separated
    Family ID F1084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael Christopher Ellis Mair,   b. 21 Jun 1921, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1991  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1945  West Moors, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Anthony 'Tony' Christopher Mair
    +2. Carolyn Susan Mair
     3. Pauline Mary Mair
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F1236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Barbara (Leach) Mair
    Barbara (Leach) Mair
    Picture was taken from a Blog Site Race Online 2012.
    http://raceonline2012.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/barbara/

  • Notes 
    • (Research):My mother went to a day school in Montreal, a name with the word 'Queen' in it, but not surprisingly she can't remember finer details back as far as the 1920's. She did, however, go to boarding schools during her stay in Italy, firstly in Switzerland, and then in the UK. She was tri-lingual by the time she reached her teens. The only reason she was sent to England was because her English had become so poor!

      Also I have discovered that Minnie Etta's (Molly's) brother, William Joseph Dowler went to live in Grimsby, which is in the north of England, sometime either during or after the First World War, so I am presuming that Molly and my mother stayed there with him for a short while on their return to the UK in 1930 before then going on to Italy. William was involved in the Merchant Navy, I believe, and this would tie in with him living in Grimsby. He married in Grimsby in 1919 and his wife came from the town. He enlisted during the War, so perhaps he was posted there (after a stint in the Royal Engineers in Kent in the south of England) where he met his future wife. He died in Grimsby in 1973, aged 82. During their short time in the UK, Molly and my mother visited the entire family, mainly in the south of England, London and Kent.

      I had actually already found the 1930 passenger list, but have only just discovered her brother's whereabouts during the 20's. I have also found a separate journey made by the new man in Molly's life, from Canada to the UK, but this was in September 1932 when he states he was already living in Italy (I am only guessing that he had to return to Canada to tie up loose ends, on family business). My mother is quite firm on the fact that they all went to England together in 1930. There must be a separate passenger listing for him somewhere from 1930. To be honest I am not so interested in him - I have an obituary from a press cutting and it seems he was an eminent and highly respected Professor at McGill University. The obituary states that he retired in 1930 due to ill health. This all ties in. It would appear that he left his wife, two sons and three daughters for a life in Italy with Molly. Enough said.

      Best wishes

      Carolyn

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] E-mail correspondence with Cliff Gittens. Privately held by Gittens, Carolyn Hawkins [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Cliff Gittens, e-mail<; privately held by Gittens., Hawkins, Carolyn, Aug 5 2011>, "Proposed Change: Henry Selman LEACH (I1949),".

    2. [S140] E-mail correspondence with Cliff Gittens. Privately held by Gittens, Carolyn Hawkins [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Cliff Gittens, e-mail<; privately held by Gittens., Hawkins, Carolyn, Aug 5 2011>, "Leach Family,".

    3. [S2187] Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010., (Passenger Lists, 1865–1935. Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542. Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.).

    4. [S2104] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2008;).

    5. [S3] Carolyn Hawkins.

    6. [S140] E-mail correspondence with Cliff Gittens. Privately held by Gittens, Carolyn Hawkins [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Cliff Gittens, e-mail<; privately held by Gittens., Hawkins, Carolyn, Aug 7 2011>, "Leach Family,".

    7. [S140] E-mail correspondence with Cliff Gittens. Privately held by Gittens, Carolyn Hawkins [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Cliff Gittens, e-mail<; privately held by Gittens., Hawkins, Carolyn, Aug 8, 2011>, "Henry Selman Leach and Minnie Etta "Molly" (Dowler) Leach,".


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