Seeking Leaf Ancestry

Joanne Carter contacted us with the following request about her Bishopthorpe ancestors – can anyone help?


I am tracing my family tree and it would seem that my great great great grandmother Elizabeth Leaf and her family came from Bishopthorpe.  She was born on 14 Sept 1811 and baptised on 29 Sept 1811.  Her parents were John Leaf and Lydia (nee Mathers).  Does anyone know of this family, are there any old tales relating to the family or things of interest, photos perhaps?  I know it’s a long shot but worth a go at asking. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

 Joanne Carter