'Leeke01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Leek(e) of Cotham, Leek of Kirketon, Leke of Scarsdale, Leake (Leeke or Leke) of Sutton

BE1883 & BEB1841, which provide the same information about this family, identify this as a "very ancient family in those parts", referring to Derbyshire. TCP reports that a "very elaborate pedigree of Leeke was entered (4 D. xiv, pp. 89-103) in 1717 at the Coll. of Arms". We have managed to obtain some additional information on the earlier generations of this family but hope to confirm it in due course by reference to a single (more co-ordinated) source. [The upper part of the upper section was orginally uploaded within Temp07 on 26.06.05.]
Sir John Leeke, lord of Cotham
1. Sir Simon (not John) Leeke of Cotham, Nottinghamshire
  Named John by the Visitation but the SGM correspondence mentioned below reports that this was a mistake for Simon. The SGM correspondence identifies Simons's wife as ...
m. Margaret Vaux
  A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham (MP)
  m. Isabell Towers (dau of John Towers of Somerby)
  i. Sir Simon Leek of Cotham
  m. Joan Talbot (dau of Sir John Talbot of Swanington)
  a. Elizabeth Leek
  m. Sir Hugh Hercy of Grove
  b. Mary Leek (d 17.02.1442/3)
  m. (before 18.05.1436) Sir Giles Daubney
  c. Margaret Leek
  m. Sir John Markham of Sebrook (judge)
  d. Anne Leek (nun)
Thanks to a site visitor (KLW, 05.03.08) for drawing our attention to the apparent fact that, before Anne entered a convent, she was married to ...
  m. Richard Willoughby (dsp 1471)
  Visitation mentions the following Sir John, indicating that he had issue. We thank a site visitor (DS, 28.01.09) for drawing the following to our attention. It comes from newsgroup correspondence within soc.genealogy.medieval (SGM) which notes that some sources suggest (apparently wrongly) that the following John was son of a Ralph.
  ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire
The SMG correspondence identifies Sir John's wife only as Alice Grey. Some web sites support the connection we make but others identify her as daughter of a John Grey of Unstone (Ounston or Ownston). The connection should be viewed as somewhat speculative.
  m. Alice Grey
  a. William Leek or Leake of Langford
  m. Katherine Chaworth
The SMG correspondence follows their son Thomas, identified as probably the 2nd son. Various web sites show their elder/eldest son as the following John and provide the connection to Sir Francis shown at the continuation point.
  (1) John Leake of Sutton
  m. Elizabeth Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
  (A) Sir John Leake of Sutton (d 11.12.1522)
  m. (09.06.1489) Jane Foljambe (dau of Henry Foljambe of Walton by Benedicta Vernon)
(i) Sir Francis Leake of Sutton (d 01.08.1580)
  m. Elizabeth Paston (dau of Sir William Paston of Paston)
  (a) Sir Francis Leke of Sutton in Scarsdale, Derbyshire (d 1626) - continued below
  m1. Frances Swift (dau of Robert Swift of Bayton)
  m2. Mary
  (b) Mary Leake
  m. Robert Markham of Coatham
  (2) Thomas Leake of Hasland (2nd son)
  m. Margaret Fox (dau of William Fox) name found on various web sites
  (A) Elizabeth Leake
  m1. (1512) John Hardwick (d 1527)
  m2. Ralph Leech
  b. Catherine Leek or Leake probably of this generation
  m. (c1490) Godfrey Foljambe of Walton (b 27.03.1472, d 1541)
  ## We presume that this Catherine was a different person from the Margaret mentioned by the SMG correspondence as of a generation earlier (see just below) who (also) married a Godfrey Foljambe.
  iii. Margaret Leek or Leake
  m1. Godfrey Foljambe see note ## just above
  m2. Sir Thomas Rempston
  B. William Leeke of Kirketon (a 1384,MP)
The following comes from Thoroton's 'History of Nottinghamshire, (vol 1, 1797, p248).
  m. Avice Stockton (dau/heir of John de Stockton by dau/heir (by Margaret) of Thomas de Kirketon son (by Beatrix) of Robert son of John son of Robert de Kirketon, probably son of Roger de Kireketon)
  i. William Leek of Kirketon
  m. Joana
  a. Robert Leek of Kirketon (a 1419, 1438)
  m. Agnes Babington (m2. Thomas Leek)
  (1) Thomas Leek of Kirketon (Kirton Hall)
  m. Jane
  (A) Elizabeth Leek
  m. Richard Whalley of Darlaston
  ii. Nicholas Leek
  a. Thomas Leek (a 1418)
  m. Agnes Babington (widow of Robert Leek)
  iii. Ralph Leek
  a. John Leek (a 1418)



Sir Francis Leke of Sutton in Scarsdale, Derbyshire (d 1626) - continue above
m1. Frances Swift (dau of Robert Swift of Bayton, Yorkshire (& Rotheram))
1. Sir Francis Leke or Leake, 1st Bart of Sutton, Baron Deincourt of Sutton, 1st Earl of Scarsdale (b before 1581, d 09.04.1655)
  m. (16.09.1607) Anne Carey (bpt 10.08.1585, d before 1660, dau of Sir Edward Carey of Berkhampstead)
  A. Nicholas Leke, 2nd Earl of Scarsdale (bpt 01.10.1612, d 27.01.1680/1)
  m. (c1653) Frances Rich (bur 21.11.1692, dau of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick)
i. Robert Leke, 3rd Earl of Scarsdale (b 09.03.1653/4, dsps 27.12.1707)
  m. (c11.02.1671/2) Mary Lewis (dau of Sir John Lewis, Bart of Ledstone, by Sarah, dau of Sir Thomas Foote, Bart)
  ii. Richard Leke (d 16.04.1687)
  m. (06.12.1680) Mary Molyneux (dau of Sir John Molyneux, 3rd Bart of Teversal)
  a. Nicholas Leke, 4th Earl of Scarsdale (b c1682, d unm 17.07.1736)
  b.+ other issue - Robert (d young), Frances, Lucy
  iii. Mary Leke
  B. Anne Leke
  m. Henry Hildyard of Winestead
  C. Catherine Leke
  m. Cuthbert Morley
  D. Frances Leke (dsp 29.07.1682)
  m. Jenico Preston, 7th Viscount Gormanston (d 17.03.1691)
  E. Penelope Leke
  m. Charles Lucas, 2nd Lord Lucas of Shenfield (d c28.11.1688)
  F.+ other issue - Francis (dvp before 06.1646), Edward, Charles, Henry (d unm), Elizabeth (d unm), Muriel (d unm)
m2. Mary here??

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 29.01.09) : Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Hercye) with input as noted above
(2) For lower section (uploaded 15.12.07) : BE1883 (Leke of Deincourt & Scarsdale), BEB1841 (Leke of Sutton), TCP (Scarsdale)
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