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Toms, Elizabeth

Female 1791 - 1857


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  • Christened  12 Feb 1791  St Martin in the Field, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 May 1857  Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I00923  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  17 Jun 2015 

    Father  Toms, William,   b. Abt 1770, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Aft 1791 
    Family ID  F00728  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Graham, James,   b. Abt 1789, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1860, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Graham, James,   b. 1826, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1873, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Graham, Louisa Adelaide,   b. 23 Ded 1832, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1913, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00400  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Leach, John Wood alias,   b. Abt 1789, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1847, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1806  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leach, John,   b. Abt 1820, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1833, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Leach, Eliza Jane,   b. Abt 1822, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1864, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Leach, Esther Emma,   b. 10 Jun 1824, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1914, "Dalkeith", Alma Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00399  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Born in London about 1790 according to her NSW death certificate.

      Possibility?
      St. Martins in the Field vol. 17,18,19,20
      Baptised 13.03.1791, St. Martins in the Field, Middlesex, daughter of William and Elizabeth Toms, born 12th February, 1791.(Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London)Is this the one?

      Other possibilities:
      Name: Elizabeth Toms Baptism Date: 5 Sep 1792 Parish: St Andrew Holborn County: London Borough: City of London Parent(s): Thomas Toms, Mary Toms Record Type: Christening|: Elizabeth born in Somersetshire.


      Married about 1806 to John Leach; no record to date.
      Arrived Sydney, 12.01.1814 per H.M.Kangaroo from Portsmouth England. Described as free, wife of a convict.

      Historical Record of Austrtalia Series 1 Volumne 8.
      10th January, 1814(Lieutenant Charles Jeffreys)
      "...has arrived in port afer a tedious passage of 9 months and 8 days from Porthsmouth having met with calms and heavy gales etc.
      I beg to send you an account of our stoppages during the above voyage, as also my reasons for so doing. At Madeirs, from 21stJune - 3rd July in consequences of M.M.S.INCONSTANT under whose orders I was, having gone there.
      At Rio-de-Janeiro, from 29th August to 20th September, put in for refreshments and to get the brig caulked in every part of her upperworks, they having proved leaky in consequences of her having been built of green wood. At the Cape of Good Hope from 3rd to 13th November for filling of water and getting refreshments, which the woman passengers stood in great need of, and to refit our rigging which had been standed and carried away in several parts owing to the heavy gales of wind met with during 45 days passage to that place.
      I have the happiness to add that we only met with two deaths, both children not 18months old.

      Elizabeth is listed in the 1814 muster, the 1822 muster, the 1825 muster and the 1828 census. During this time the convict John Wood is continually released and resentenced until a final pardon in 1847. No record of his death to date.

      In the 1828 Colonial Census, at the same address as Elizabeth, is James Graham and James Jnr. aged two years. It is possible that James Graham, a convict who also arrived on the "Earl Spencer" is the father of at least James and Louisa. Louisa Adelaide's baptism certificate of 1848 lists James Graham as her father.

      At the time of her death in 1857 Eliza Leach is residing with her son-in-law, John Jones of Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo.

      No.3915
      23rd October, 1857 This day upon Petition adminsitration of all and singular the goods chattles credits and effects of Elizabeth Leach widow of deceased was granted to James Leach the only son of the deceased intestate. Intestate died the 12 of May 1857. Goods sworn at 70. Letters of Administration dated the same day as granted.
      (Is this the same child listed on the 1828 census with Elizabeth as James Graham?)


  • Sources 
    1. [S00135] New South Wales Australia Death Certificate.