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Gilbert Rigby Leah

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Gilbert Rigby Leah (c1845-1900) of Goodlass, Wall and Co

c1845 Born in Everton, Liverpool, the son of John Leah, Commission Agent, and his wife Eliza

1866 Bankrupt. 'Thomas Woolf and Gilbert Rigby Leah, of Midland Works, Moseley-street, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Fire Proof Safe Manufacturers and Iron Bedstead Manufacturers, Dealers and Copartners, having been adjudged bankrupts...'[1]

1887 Married Ann Eliza McClellan

1891 Living at Sau Saladdor, Peckett Road, Liscard, Cheshire: [Gilbert Rigby Leah|Gilbert R. Leah]] (age 45 born Everton, Lancashire), Paint Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Ann E. Leah (age 42 born Liverpool). One servant.[2]

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