He is listed as the minister of St. John's Parish in Barbados where he is named as a friend for Benjamin Corbett's will dated 1652. He was the Rector William Leslie in 1657 and 1658 records in St. John's Parish, Barbados performing a long list of marriages. William is listed as a "Clarke" by profession in his will dated 1674 and in the 1652 Corbett will. I am therefore assuming that "Clarke" meant minister. There is a plaque in his honor in the current day St. John's parish church that states: "In Memorium, William Leslie, first rector, 1653-1676, Grandson of fifth Laird of Kincraicie and great grandson by his grandmother of John Leslie, Eighth Baron of Balquhain." According to a 2nd hand source on the net, "sent out to Barbados by the Archbishop of Canterbury". Note that his death date suggests that the death date I have for him or the final date of his position as Rector are not in agreement and need verified. A William Leslie (of no named title) also witnessed a 1663 will for Capt. James Lindsay in an unnamed Parish transcription. William possibly had a brother or father named Robert Leslie who wrote his will in St. John's Parish, Barbados on Sep. 2, 1676 as he is in the right place and listed a son, William in his will. This Robert could be the Robert who married Mary Bedrich on Mar. 26, 1665 in St. John Parish, Barbados. 2 3
William married Ann UNKNOWN. (Ann UNKNOWN died before May 28, 1692 of Barbados.)
1 Leslie, Ann, Will of Ann Leslie (Jan 25, 1692, RB 6/3, p. 12, "English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800", www.ancestry.com).
2 English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 (www.ancestry.com).
3 Lesley, William, Will made Nov. 13, 1674 (RB6/9, p. 210 "English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800").
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