Leech, Daniel



Leech, Daniel


Daniel Leech was a master house carpenter elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1794.

Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Roger W. Moss.

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Duncan Leech


Jane Patterson

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Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects page 474. A master builder elected to The Company in 1794. See Selected Bibliography in Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects. -------------------- Prime Directory: Listed as house carpenter 154 Spruce St. (1793); 156 Spruce St. (1795, 96, 97). --------------------] PA Gazette 2/25/1795 - #10685 Listed at 150 Spruce St. -------------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1794-7-8, 12 Robert Allison proposed Daniel Leech; Daniel Leech elected. -------------------- E-mail from George K. Avara (in file) My ancestor was Edward Leech, a brother of Daniel Leech. They were children of Duncan Leech and Jane Patterson of Philadelphia. Duncan was a carter who had come from Argylle, Scotland, in 1740. The Leech family resided at #148-152 Spruce St. (1790's). Their other children were: John, Robert, Duncan, Andrew, Thomas and Jane Leech. Duncan was a close friend of Robert Allison to whom he apprenticed his son Robert in 1773. They were also associated with the Loxley and McClure families. Daniel's sister Jane was married to Peter L. Berry, another well known Philadelphia builder in 1797. Their home, which he built about 1804 at 410 Locust St. is still preserved. Duncan Leech died in 1797, his wife in 1817. Daniel's brother John was married to Margaret McShane about 1775. He is believed to have perished on a prison ship in New York harbor during the Revolution. Duncan and Jane Leech were all deceased by 1797; Thomas a victim of the yellow fever plague of 1793. Edward (a hatmaker) moved to Edenton, NC, about 1779 and on to Tennessee by 1800. I have much more information about the family, most of it well documented, but no personal information about Daniel Leech. I suspect he was married and had children, but can find no records of either. No children of Daniel were mentioned in the wills of Duncan or Jane Leech. I also suspect he was a victim of the 1798 yellow fever but can't prove it . . . "

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