Birth: 12 November 1826

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Leek, Staffordshire

Baptism: 16 November 1826

Place of Baptism: Leek, Staffordshire

Death: 17 August 1907 - Aged 80

Place or Registered Place of Death: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Place of Burial: St. Giles Churchyard, Hartington, Derbyshire

Father: John Sleigh (1767-1848)

Mother: Hannah Atkinson (1785-1842)

Spouse(s):

1. Margaret Petty

2. Florence Eugenie Senior (1855-)

Date of Marriage:

1. 27 July 1853

2. 1896 - June Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. Ulverston, Lancashire

2. St. Giles, London

Children:

Gervase Petty Sleigh (1854-1883)
Samuel Edmund Sleigh (1855-1909)
Alice Margaret Sleigh (1856-)
Ralph Bateman Sleigh (1858-1885)
Maude Mary Sleigh (1859-)
Myles Atkinson Sleigh (1861-1921)
Ethel Dorothea Sleigh (1862-)
Amye Penelope Sleigh (1863-)

Notes:

John Sleigh published "The History of the Parish of Leek in Staffordshire" 1883. John Sleigh, the son of a Leek silk manufacturer. Sleigh chose law rather than textiles for his profession, although he moved away from his hometown, he maintained close links with his friends and business associates.

Men at the Bar - 1885
John Sleigh, J.P. co. Derby, author of "History of Leek", a student of the Inner Temple 6 Nov. 1850 (then aged 23), called to the bar 26 Jan. 1854 (youngest son of late John Sleigh, esq., of Leek, co. Staff; born 12 Nov. 1826; married 27 July 1853, Margaret, dau. of George Shaw Petty, of Ulverston, banker.

St. Giles Churchyard, Hartington, Derbyshire - Memorial Inscriptions
John SLEIGH Barrister at Law born 12 Nov 1826 died 17 Aug 1907.
Gervase Petty SLEIGH eldest son of John/Margaret SLEIGH, Captain in Siamese Navy
Born 4 May 1854 died 18 Aug 1883 buried Portland.
Ralph Bateman SLEIGH third son born 14 July 1858, Canadian M.W.M.B. Killed in Action 2 May
1885 buried Battleford, N.W. Canada.
Myles Atkinson SLEIGH born Good-Friday 29 Mar 1861 died Friday 4 Feb 1921 age 59.

John Sleigh was secondly married to Florence Eugenie Senior (b. 1855, December Q - Aylesbury) during the June quarter of 1896. N.B. An Edith Senior was a visitor in the Sleigh household at the time of the 1901 Census, presumably the sister of Florence.

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1861 Census:

Thornbridge House, Dales, Ashford, Derbyshire
John Sleigh - Head - Married - 34 - 1827 - Barrister at Law - not practicing - Leek, Stafford
Margaret Sleigh - Wife - 35 - 1826 - Pennington, Lancaster
Gervase Petty Sleigh - Son - 6 - 1855 - London
Samuel Edward Sleigh - Son - 5 - 1856 - London
Alice Margaret Sleigh - Daughter - 4 - 1857 - Ulverston, Lancashire
Ralph Bateman Sleigh - Son - 2 - 1859 - Bradburn Vicarage
Maude Mary Sleigh - Daughter - 1 - 1860 - Thornbridge, Derby
Myles Atkinson Sleigh - Son - 1 Month - 1861 - Thornbridge, Derby
Sarah Jane Petty - Visitor - 28 - 1833 - Fundholder - Ulverston, Lancashire

1871 Census:

Thornbridge House, Dales, Ashford, Derbyshire
John Sleigh - Head - Married - 44 - 1827 - Barrister at Law - not practicing, J.P. - Bute, Staffordshire
Margaret Sleigh - Wife - 46 - 1825 - Pennington, Lancashire
Alice M. Sleigh - Daughter - 14 - 1857 - Scholar - Ulverstone, Lancashire
Maude M. Sleigh - 11 - 1860 - Scholar - Ashford, Derbyshire
Ethel D. Sleigh - 8 - 1863 - Scholar - Ashford, Derbyshire
Amy Penelope Sleigh - Daughter - 7 - 1864 - Scholar - Ashford, Derbyshire

1881 Census:

Bentley Cottage, Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire
John Sleigh - Visitor - Married - 54 - 1827 - Magistrate - Leek, Staffordshire

1891 Census:

Eversley, Cross Green, Wensley And Snitterton, Tinkersley, Derbyshire
John Sleigh - Head - 64 - 1827 - Magistrate and Barrister-at-Law - Leek, Staffordshire
Margaret Sleigh - Wife - 65 - 1826 - Pennington, Lancashire
Myles Atkinson Sleigh - Son - 30 - 1861 - Solicitor - Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire
Maude Mary Sleigh - Daughter - Single - 31 - 1860 - Ashford in the Water
Ethel Dorothea Sleigh - Daughter - Single - 31 - 860 - Ashford in the Water
Ame Penelope Sleigh - Daughter - Single - 27 - 1864 - Ashford in the Water

1901 Census:

Kent Cottage, Queens Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire
John Sleigh - Head - Married - 74 - 1827 - Barrister - Leek, Staffordshire
Florence E. Sleigh - Wife - 40 - 1861 - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Edith Senior - Visitor - Single - 45 - 1856 - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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John Sleigh (Sen.), the son of Samuel Sleigh and Mary, was born about 1767 at Hartington in Derbyshire, and was baptised there on 11 October 1767. John (Sen.) died at Leek in Staffordshire, aged 80, on 5 April 1848.

Hannah Atkinson was born about 1785 and died during the December quarter of 1842 at Leek in Staffordshire.

John Sleigh was a silk manufacturer. He was the son of Samuel Sleigh and Mary.

John Sleigh (as surviving partner in trade of Hugh Sleigh and Joseph Alsop both of Leek, silk manufacturers, deceased)

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 29 - 1848
Obituary
Stafford
April 5. At Leek, aged 80, John Sleigh, esq.

Some Memorial Inscriptions - Leek, Staffordshire
St Edward's Churchyard, St Luke's Churchyard & Leek Cemetery
Mary, infant child of John & Hannah SLEIGH, nee ATKINSON, 13 March 1820

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1841 Census:

Spout Street, Leek, Leek & Lowe, Staffordshire
John Sleigh - 70 - 1771
Hannah Sleigh - 55 - 1786
Elizabeth Sleigh - 20 - 1821
Hugh Sleigh - 15 - 1826
John Sleigh - 14 - 1827

John Sleigh