Peter Godwin Leith

#789, (4 June 1827-14 September 1895)
FatherSamuel Leith1 (c 1800-)
MotherAgnes Matthews1 (c 1800-)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Peter Godwin Leith's signature - June 1855
[Source: Marriage Certificate, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne]
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Peter was born on Monday, 4 June 1827 at Banff, Aberdeenshire.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Leith and Agnes Matthews.1 Peter lived in June 1855 at Collingwood.1 He was a clerk in June 1855.1

He married Amelia Oaten, daughter of John Oaten and Charlotte Amelia Pellett, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Saturday, 30 June 1855 at Melbourne. He was 28 and his wife Amelia was 19. Witnesses to the wedding were John Oaten.3,1,2 Peter Godwin Leith was timber measurer circa 1860.2

Peter died on 14 September 1895 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at age 68.2


1827BirthBanff, Aberdeenshire1,2
1855MarriageSt. Peter's, in Melbourne3,1,2
1895DeathDunedin, Otago, New Zealand2


Amelia Oaten (28 Jan 1836-23 Jun 1907)


  1. [S936] Various, Extracted Parish Records, 1848-1955 Peter Leith / Amelia Oaten 1855.
  2. [S372] GEDCOM file created by Arthur Russ, 21 April 2011 (Tim Hill's collection, GEDCOMS received).
  3. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1855 No.1081.