His life and books
|Born: 1832 Manchester|
|Died: 1913 Southport|
|Francis Gould 1804-1877|
|Hannah Needham Champion 1804-1840|
|Joseph Leach 1827-1897|
Frances Gould was born on 23 March 1832, the daughter of Francis Gould 1804-1877 and his wife nee Hannah Needham Champion 1804-1840. She was known in the family as Fanny Gould.
In 1854 she was married to Joseph Leach, a Lancashire cotton and insurance broker. He was born in 1827 at Preston in Lancashire, the son of Thomas and Isabella Leach of Camden Place, Preston. Thomas Leach was a hosier.
In 1861 Joseph and Frances Leach were living at Southwood Road, Toxteth Park in Liverpool. At the time of the 1871 Census they were visiting the home of Richard Sankey Tipton, a cotton broker, at Upton, Wirral, Cheshire. In 1891 they were visitors in the home of Robert Hughes, a farmer at Coedcyn Heliar, Summer Hill, Bettws-y-Coed in Wales. together with William H. Leach (born in Manchester in 1854) a railway and shipping agent, nephew of Joseph Leach, and Ethel Leach (born in Liverpool in 1857) described as an evangelist.
Joseph Leach died in 1897 at Southport in Lancashire.
At the time of the 1901 Census, widowed Frances Leach was living at 30 Promenade, Southport, where she was head a household occupying four rooms. With her was the then widowed William H. Leach, nephew of her late husband, and Herbert M. Leach (born in Manchester in 1875) a banker's clerk, another nephew.
By 1911 Frances Leach was living alone at Claremont, Promenade, Southport. She died at Southport in 1913.