Peter Godwin Leith

#789, (4 June 1827-14 September 1895)
FatherSamuel Leith1 (c 1800-)
MotherAgnes Matthews1 (c 1800-)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Last Edited29 Dec 2021
Peter Godwin Leith's signature - June 1855
[Source: Marriage Certificate, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne]
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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 the Melbourne suburb of 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. Amelia was the daughter of a confectioner.. John Oaten attended as father of the bride; others who may have attended the wedding include Charlotte Amelia Pellett as mother of the bride. Peter and Amelia went on to have nine children together.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
1855Residencethe Melbourne suburb of Collingwood1
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.
  3. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1855 No.1081.
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