'Leigh01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Legh of Adlington, Leigh of Hanley, Legh of High Legh (Leigh of High Leigh)

Hamon de Venables or Leigh of High Legh (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. William de Leigh of West Hall in High Legh
  m. _ Oughrington (dau/heir of John Oughrington, nephew of Peter Oughrington)
A. Richard de Leigh the first mentioned by BLG1952, omitted by Visitation (1580) but included in Visitation (1613)
  i. Richard de Legh of High Legh = Richard de Leigh of High Leigh
  a. Agnes le Legh
  Visitation shows Agnes as having only 2 husbands though Ralph de Hawarden is shown as possibly an extra son. It does not identify her 1st husband but names their son's wife as Agnes, dau of Alen Lymm & sister/heir of Gilbert Lymm. We follow BLG1886, BP1934 & BLG1952 in showing her family as below.
  m1. Richard de Lymme (a 1258)
  Their son Thomas inherited High Leigh and was ancestor of the Leighs of West Hall in High Leigh.
  m2. William de Hawardyn
(2) Ralph de Hawardyn
  m3. William de Venables of Bradwall
  (3) John de Legh of Knutsford Booth(s)
  Visitation shows that John had one wife, Ellin, dau of Sir William Baguley. BP1934 shows 2 wives as follows:
  m1. Ellen (dau of Richard Dent of Cheshire)
  (A) Sir John de Legh (a temp Edward III 1327-1377) ancestor of Leghs of Booths
  m1. Maud Arderne (dau of Sir John Arderne of Aldford)
  m2. Isabel (Ellin?) Baggileigh (d c1370, sister of John Baggileigh of Baggileigh)
  m2. Ellen (dau of Thomas de Corona of Adlington, son of Hugh, son of Hugh)
  (B) Robert de Legh of Adlington - continued below
  m1. Sibil or Sara Hanford or Honford
  m2. Maud de Norley
  (C) Sir William de Legh had issue
Visitation shows William as of Baguley but Commoners identifies this William as ancestor of the Leghs of Isall and the William who was ancestor of the Leighs of Baguley (Baggileigh) as son of his brother John.
  (D) Peter de Legh of Berchington (Bechton) who apparently married ...
  m. (c1318) Ellen Bechton (dau of Robert de Bechton)
  (i) Elizabeth Legh apparently of this generation
  m. Thomas or John Davenport of Davenport
  (ii) Margaret Legh apparently of this generation
  m. Thomas Fitton of Gawsworth (d 03.1391)
  (E) Gilbert de Legh of Preston
(i) John de Legh (d c1330) ancestor of Towneleys of Towneley
  m. Cecilia de Towneley (dau of Richard de Towneley)
  Mentioned by Visitation so unsure by which marriage was ...
  (F) Agnes de Legh
  m. Hugh Massy of Timperley
  (4) Thomas Leigh (a 1305) apparently of this generation
  m. Anne Lyme
  ii. Madock or Mathew de Leigh shown by Visitation (1580) as brother of Margery
  iii. Margery de Leigh shown as of this generation by BLG1952
  m. Eitrop or Aytrop (son of Aytrop de Millington)



Robert de Legh of Adlington - continued above
m1. Sibil or Sara Hanford (dau of _ Hanford of Hanford or Honford, sister of Henry)
1. Sir Robert Legh of Adlington (b c1330)
  m. Matilda de Arderne (dau of Sir John de Arderne of Aldford and Alvanley)
  A. Sir Robert Legh of Adlington, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 1361)
  m. Isabella Belgrave (dau of Sir Thomas Belgrave)
i. Robert Legh of Adlington (b 1386)
  m. Maud
  a. Robert Legh of Adlington (b 1409, d 1478)
  m1. (sp) Isabella Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
  m2. Isabella Stanley (dau of Sir William Stanley of Hooton)
  (1) Robert Legh of Adlington
  m. Ellen Booth (dau of Sir Robert Booth of Dunham Massey)
  (A) Thomas Legh of Adlington (b 1452)
  m. Catherine Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
(i) George Legh of Adlington (b 1497, d 1530)
  m. Jane Larke (dau of Peter Larke or Lack of London, m2. Sir George Pawlett, brother of the Marquis of Winchester)
  (a) Thomas Legh of Adlington (b 1527, d 1599??)
  m. Maria Grosvenor (dau of Richard Grosvenor of Eaton, m2. Sir Richard Egerton)
  ((1)) Thomas Legh of Adlington, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 1547, d 1602)
  m. Sibilla Brereton (d 1610, dau of Sir Urian Brereton of Honford)
  ((A)) Sir Urian Legh of Adlington (b 1566, d 02.06.1627)
  m. (1586) Margaret Trafford (dau of Sir Edmund Trafford of Trafford)
  ((B)) Mary Legh
  m(2). Sir John Bentley of Derbyshire
  ((C)) Elizabeth Legh
  m1. Richard Sutton of Sutton
  m2. Thomas Molyneux
((D)) Margaret Legh
  m1. (04.06.1601) Henry Arderne of Hawarden (bpt 26.05.1580, d 02.11.1623)
  m2. William Davenport of Bramhall
  ((E))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp 1598), Edward, Ranulph (dsp), Dorothy (d young)
  (b) Mary Legh probably the Mary who married ...
  m. Peter Norton
  (c)+ other issue - Ellin, Elizabeth
  (ii) Albon Legh
  (iii) Elinor Legh
  m. Sir Piers Dutton of Dutton (a 1539)
  (iv) (Elizabeth) Legh
  m. William Hulton of Hulton Park (d 20.09.1554)
  (B) Renold Leigh of Annsley, Nottinghamshire ancestor of Leigh of Derbyshire
  (C) Isabel Legh
  m. Robert Holt
  (D) Blanch Legh
  m. Richard Lancaster of Raynhill
(E) Elizabeth Legh
  m. Thomas Leversedge
  (F) Margaret Legh
  m. John More of Parkhall
  (G) Margaret Legh (2nd)
  m. Randoll Hyde
  (H)+ other issue - Richard, Ranulph, John, William
  (2) Maud Legh
  m. (John) Mainwaring of Over Peover (d 08.07.1495)
  (3) Agnes Legh
  m. Sir Andrew Brereton of Brereton
(4) (Ellen?) Legh
  m. (Thomas?) Picott of Chetwind
  (5) Margaret Legh
  m. Thomas Mere of Mere
  (6) Isabel Legh
  m1. Sir Lawrence Warren of Pointon (d 1474)
  m2. Sir George Holford
  (7) Margery (probably not Margaret) Legh
  m. William Damport of Bromhall
b. Ellin Legh
  m. Roger Leigh of Ridge
  c. Elizabeth Legh possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Dukinfield of Dukinfield (a 1420, 1451)
  d.+ other issue - James (priest), William, Peter
  B. Katherine Legh
  C. Susannah Legh probably of this generation
  m. William de Radclyffe of The Tower (d before 1390)
  D. Agnes Legh probably of this generation
  m. Roger de Hulton of Hulton (d before 08.07.1411)
2. (Margaret) de Legh
  m1. Sir John de Assheton (a 1385)
  m2. William Radcliffe
Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Leigh of Lyme), supported by Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Leigh of Boothes), identifies Robert's 2nd wife as Maud, dau/co-heir of Sir Thurston (Thurstan) Norley of Norley, etc. but BP1934 identifies her as ...
m2. Maud de Norley (dau of Adam de Norley of Norley)
3. Sir Piers Leigh of Hanley & Lyme (d 01.08.1399)
  m1. (11.1388) Margaret Danyers (dau of Sir Thomas Danyers of Bradley)
  A. Sir Peter Leigh of Hanley & Lyme (d Agincourt 24.10.1415)
  m. Joan Haydock (dau of Sir Gilbert Haydock of Haydock)
  m2. Cicely Hagh (dau of John Hagh of Hagh, Derbyshire) mentioned by Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Leigh of Lyme) but not by BP1934
  B. John (Jenkin) Leigh of Ridge (d 1453)
  m. Alice Alcock (dau of John Alcock of Ridge)
4. Matilda de Leigh
  m. Ralph de Wilburgham (Wilbraham) of Radnor (d 1388)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 (Legh of Norbury Booths Hall) with support from Commoners (vol II, Legh of Norbury Booths Hall), BLG1952 (Leigh formerly of West Hall, High Legh), BP1934 (Leigh), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Leigh of High Ligh of the Westhall)
(2) For lower section : BLG1952 (Legh of Adlington), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580+1613, Leigh or Legh of Adlington)
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