John Leahy aka Lee1852

John Leahy aka Lee 1852

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John, was born in Taibach, Port Talbot, Wales, 1st February 1852, according to his Royal Artillery army records. His father, also called John Leahy, was said to be from Fermoy County Cork, most likely from Castlelyons. His mother was Ellen Oddley [Audley, O'Daily, O'Dell??] from Aberavon, Wales.

John left for India 1871, for 30 years army service there. While in service, in some records he is John Lee or William Lee or Leahy!

He married Annie Burke in Ferozapore, India, in 1875.  Annie was daughter of Honoriah Ann Finn or Flynn and Patrick Burke of Galway. John & Annie had 12 children in India, Catherine, Louise, Maude, Edmund Burke, Sidney John, Reginald, Dennis, Nora, Ellen, Gertrude Theresa, Clement Urban, & Mona. Their last child, John, was born in the Isle of Wight.

Captain John Leahy's retirement in the Isle of Wight came to an untimely end, when he died there in 1906. He is buried in Shanklin Cemetery. His family returned to India, where Annie Burke died 1930.

Their many decendants now live in at least 5 different countries.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Feb 1852
Date of Death 1st Jan 1906
Father (First Name/s and Surname) John Leahy, Fermoy County Cork
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Annie Burke, Galway


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