Leander Lesley is the father of Marigold Lesley.

He was a doctor, and died two weeks before Marigold was born.

His first wife was Clementine Lesley and his second Lorraine Winthrop.

He was named after "he who swam the Hellespont" by his grandfather. He was an imaginative child, and had three imaginary friends." He often told me about them. He had three chums when he was a little boy. He called them Mr. Ponk and Mr. Urt and Mr. Jiggles. Mr. Ponk lived in the well and Mr. Urt in the old hollow poplar-tree and Mr. Jiggles 'just roamed round!" Magic for Marigold, ch.6