I also have Leal ancestors from the Canary Islands. My great-great-great grandfather was Diego Leal from Fuerteventura. He was born in 1792 and died in Puerto Rico. I'm trying to find a list of the churches in the Canaries in order to do more research. It's very likely that our Leal's were cousins since the population there was so small. Would like to hear about your progress.