GEORGE LEATHLEY. Born 20.8.1822.Grewelthorpe. Died 1.4.1899.M.I. Son of John & Mary Dowthwaite. married Elizabeth Jackson. of Bedale in 1849. 1891 Blacksmith & Postmaster in Grewelthorpe. Had 9 children.
William born 1850 died 1922. He was a painter.
Mary born 1852 died 1940 Schoolmistress.
Jonah born 1855 died 1922.
Annie born 1857. Assistant in post office.
John born 1859. blacksmith.
Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Leathley born 1861 died 1940. Dressmaker.
Emily born 1863 died 1895.
Julia born 1866. A pupil teacher in 1881.
Helena born 1870.
[see more about the Leathley family in the genealogy section]
Report of funeral of George Leathley in Ripon Observer April 1899.
On the afternoon of Easter Tuesday there was laid to rest in the quiet little churchyard of Grewelthorpe, the mortal remains of George Leathley, who died on the preceding Saturday aged 76. Of a genial and active dispositition, Mr Leathley was known and respected by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood for miles around, and has closely been associated with the village of Grewelthorpe all his life. He was a staunch churchman and dearly loved the church at Grewelthorpe in which he was the first to be married. He had been in failing health for some time past , but about 10 days before his death he was seized with a severe bout of influenza, to which he succumbed. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from a considerable distance assembled with those from the neighbourhood to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Mr Leathley leaves a large grown up family to mourn him.
The above images were kindly sent to this site by a gentleman who found them behind a print that he bought in Lincolnshire.
We thank him for his thoughtfulness in realising that they would be of interest to genealogists and residents in Grewelthope.