Charity LEONARD and Capt. William CANEDY were married on 6 December 1753 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.427 Capt. William CANEDY, son of William CANNEDY and Elizabeth EATON, was born in 1729 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA. He died on 26 March 1804 at the age of 75. Also spelled Canada. He was a captain, 4th company, Taunton militia. He fought in the French and Indian War. He lived in that portion of Lakewood known as Beech Woods.
"At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, Captain William Canedy, an influential man in that part of the town now Lakeville, had served with distinction in the French and Indian War. When questioned concerning his loyalty, he replied that he had fought for his kind, had held a commision as captain from his Majesty's governor of the province, and he could not be a traitor in his old age." Weston, History of the Town of Middleborough, 1906, p. 155. He and Judge Oliver were included in the list of loyalists in Middleborough during the Revolutionary War, but he (unlike Oliver) was not banished nor was his estate confiscated.
They had at least 4 children.