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"LEACH, LETTCH. From Old English (Anglo-Saxon) kece, 'doctor.' The medicus regis is often mentioned in old charters. Henry Leche held a tenement in Glasgow, 1325 (LCD., p. 157). Henry Leche, Vallettus' to David de Bruys (Rot. Scot., p. 724, 797), is later referred to in a safe conduct by Edward m of England in 1348 as Hector medicus David de Bruys."" From" another reference to him in 1369 (RMS., i, 333) he turns out to be a Mac-Beth, perhaps one of the family of hereditary doctors of that name so famous in West Highland history. William de (an error for le') Lech or Leche was burgess of Aberdeen, 1362 (REA., i, p. 105, 106). He may be William Leche, merchant of Aberdeen, whose goods were plundered in England, 1370, when his ship was driven ashore in Kirklee Rode, Suffolk (Bain, iv, 158). John Leitch, canon of Glasgow, appears in 1363 as Leche, and in 1372 as Lithe (for Liche) or Leche. Robert Leche, seneschal to the earl of March and Moray, 1367 (RMS., i, 265). Ferchard Leche had a grant of lands in Assynt in 1386 to be held for the services of old due and wont (OPS., n, p. 695, 704). The land of Thomas Leyche is mentioned in 1421 (RAA., n, 56). Patrick Leiche (Lech, Leich, Leche) appears several times as a canon of Glasgow between 1440 082, and built and endowed S. Mauchan's altar in the church there (REG.). John Leche had a garden in the same city in 1487 (LCD., p. 200). Gilbert Leiche was made burgess of Aberdeen, 1452 (NSCM., i, p. 13), and Alexander Leche, chaplain, a Scotsman, received letters of denization in England in 1484 (Bain, iv, 1500). Sir Archibald Lech, chaplain at Lismore, 1511 (Poltalloch Writs, p. 183), is Sir Archibald Leycthe, provost of Kilmun in 1520 (Cawdor, p. 135). Leatch 1779, Leeche 1638, Leiche 1550, Liech 1767, Litch 1639. There was an old family of this name (Lech, Leech, Leich, Leitch) in Menteith in the sixteenth century who gave name to Leitchtown there, and the Leitches of Logie-Almond are said to have been a family of doctors. Andrew Leiche, preceptor of the grammar school of Brechin in 1580 is probably Andrew Leitche who was minister of Maritoun (Maryton), Montrose, 1587 (REB., 216, 329). A tombstone in Maryton reads: "Heir lyis Villame 0 Lietch and David Lieth tvoe briether soum tyme in Old Montrois" who died in 1666 (Jervise, i, p. 368). John Leech of Aberdeen, author of Rudimenta C.rammaticx Latino-, London, 1624, Latinized his name Leochaeus. In the fifteenth century the lands of Kildavanan in Bute were held by a family named Lech for a "yearly reddendo of two pennies or a pair of gloves within the parish church of Bute." John Lech, son of deceased Gilzequhome or Cilquhome, had a grant of these lands in June, 1429 (RMS., n, 129), which had belonged by heritage to the same Gilzequhome. In 1466 or earlier Cilchrist Leiche, lord of Kilmavanane, granted to his son and heir, David Leiche, these same lands, except two acres called the Clours. See M ACINLEICH. 0 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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