Re: James G Leake from Ireland - Looking for any info
Out of curiosity I did a check of the 1901 and 1911 censuses to see if there were any Leakes in them.There are, though not many. Was he Catholic or Protestant?There are some of each religion, of course, but it might help narrow down the possible areas if you know which he was.
The only way, I'm afraid, that you're going to (maybe) find anything in Ireland is to find out where he was from and then check church records for possible baptisms.
Do you have his death and marriage certificates?They may well provide you with some answers.Marriage certs may not tell you where he's from but very likely would tell you his parents' names, which is a good start.Every so often there are ecclesiastical records at the church in which the marriage took place, and sometimes those records tell a place of baptism.
Death certs, because they're filled out by someone else, are sometimes less reliable, but very often they have valuable information.
It's a good idea to look at the birth certificates for his children as well.Some contain good hints.Good luck!