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Families covered: Leighton of Bausley, Leighton of Loton Park, Leighton of Plash, Leighton of Wattlesborough

John Leighton of Stretton, later of Wattlesborough & Loton, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1493)
m. Ankeret Burgh (dau of Sir John Burgh of Wattlesborough)
1. Sir Thomas Leighton of Wattlesborough or Watlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire (b 1454)
  Visitation shows that Sir Thomas married twice. As Elizabeth Devereux was married before her marriage to Sir Thomas, we presume that she was his second wife so that his first marriage was to ...
  m1. Anna Baker (dau of Roger Baker (or Barker) of Salop)
  A. Joyce Leighton
  m. William Spencer of Witton
  B. Elizabeth Leighton
  m. Jacob Leich (or Leeche) of Newton, Sheriff of Montgomeryshire
C. Margaret Leighton
  m. John ap Henry = John Howley
  D. Alice Leighton
  m. Roger Juckes (not Hawkes)
  E.+ other issue (dsp) - Edward, William, Thomas, Ancareta, Matilda
  m2. Elizabeth Devereux (dau of Sir Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley)
  J. John Leighton of Wattlesborough or Watlesborough (d 1532)
  m1. Matilda Harewell (dsp, dau of John Harewell) probably Matilda here
  m2. Joyce Sutton (dau of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord of Dudley)
i. Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire then Montgomeryshire (d 1593)
  m1. Anne Darrell (dau of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Darrell)
  a. Thomas Leighton of Wattlesborough (d 1600)
  m. Elizabeth Gerrard (dau of Sir William Gerrard, Lord Chancellor of Ireland)
  (1) Robert Leighton of Wattlesborough (d 1625?)
  m. Anna Devereux (dau of Edward Devereux of Castle Bromwich)
  (A) Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough (b c1618, a 1632)
The Visitation record reports that Edward was aged 14 at the time of the visitation, 1632, when he was son and heir (implying that his father was still alive at the time). However, BP1934 reports that he died that year, having married twice.
  m1. Abigail Stephens (dau of William Stephens of Shrewsbury)
  (i) Robert Leighton of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1689)
  m. Gertrude Baldwyn (dau of Edward Baldwyn of Diddlebury)
  (a) Sir Edward Leighton, 1st Bart of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1711)
  m1. (1679) Dorothy Charlton (dau of Sir Job Charlton, Bart, Speaker)
  ((1)) Sir Edward Leighton of Loton Park, 2nd Bart of Wattlesborough (b 1681, d 06.03.1756)
  m1. Rachel Forester (dau of Sir William Forester of Watling Street)
  ((A)) Sir Charlton Leighton of Loton Park, 3rd Bart of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Salop (b 1715, d 05.05.1780)
  m1. Anna Maria Mytton (d 08.1750, dau of Richard Mytton of Halston by Letitia, dau of Roger Owen of Condover)
  ((i)) Sir Charlton Leighton of Loton Park, 4th Bart of Wattlesborough (d unm 09.09.1784)
  ((ii)) Anna Maria Leighton of Condover
  m. Nicholas Smythe of Nibley, Sheriff of Salop
The following comes from BLG1952 (Cholmondeley formerly of Condover).
  ((a)) Nicholas Smythe, later Owen-Smythe of Condover (dsp 30.01.1804)
  m. Henrietta Jemima Townsend (dau of Chauncey Hare Townsend of Bruce Castle, Middlesex)
  ((b)) Anna Maria Smythe
  m. (02.1792) Edward Pemberton of Longnor
(((1))) Edward William Smythe Pemberton, later Owen of Condover, Sheriff (b 28.12.1793, d(sp?) 1863)
  m. (10.02.1824) Charlotte Maria Madocks (dau of John Edward Madocks of Vyron-lw & Glanywern by Elizabeth, dau of 6th Lord Craven)
  (((2))) Harriet Maria Pemberton (d 16.04.1831)
m. (07.11.1814) Sir John Salusbury Piozzi-Salusbury of Brynbella (b 09.09.1793, d 1858)
  (((3))) Letitia Caroline Pemberton
  ((c)) Letitia Sophia Smythe (d 21.11.1812)
  m. (16.02.1791) Henry Augustus Leicester (d 1815)
((d)) Caroline Elizabeth Smythe (d 1818)
  m. (13.01.1794) Charles Cholmondeley of Overleigh
  Condover passed into the Cholmondeley family.
  ((e)) Louisa Harriet Smythe (b c1774, d 12.10.1862)
  m. (05.1798) Charles Leicester (d 1815)
  ((f)) Charlotte Annabella Smythe
  ((iii)) Honora Leighton (d unm)
  ((iv)) Annabella Leighton (d 21.01.1816)
  m. (20.11.1775) William Baldwyn, later Childe of Kinlet (d 03.02.1824)
  m2. (22.10.1751) Emma Maude (dau of Sir Robert Maude, 1st Bart)
((v)) Sir Robert Leighton of Loton Park, 5th Bart of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire (b 1752, d unm 02.1819)
  ((vi)) Emma Leighton
  m. John Corbet of Sundorne
  ((B)) Baldwin Leighton (b 1717, captain)
  m. Ann Smith (dau of Capt. _ Smith)
  ((i)) Sir Baldwin Leighton, 6th Bart, Governor of Jersey (b 15.01.1747, d 13.11.1828, General, 2nd son)
m1. (05.1780) Anna Pigott (dsp, dau of Rev. William Pigott)
  m2. (25.11.1802) Margaretta Louisa Anne Stanley (d 08.01.1842, dau of Sir John Thomas Stanley, Bart of Alderley Park)
  ((a)) Sir Baldwin Leighton, 7th Bart (b 14.05.1805, d 26.02.1871) had issue
  m. (09.02.1832) Mary Parker (d 05.03.1864, dau of Thomas Netherton Parker of Sweeney Hall)
  ((ii)) Thomas Leighton (b 1751, d 22.05.1808, Maj. General)
  m. Mary Louisa Everett (dau of Capt. _ Everett)
  ((a)) Francis Leighton (b 05.12.1801, d 15.12.1870, rector of Cariston) had issue
  m. (12.02.1829) Catherine Severne (d 22.04.1884, dau of Samuel Amy Severne of Thenford)
  ((iii)) Burgh Leighton (b 1760, dsp 1836, 5th son)
  m. Jane Holme (dau of Rev. Thomas Holme)
  ((iv)) Forester Leighton (b 1763, d 12.05.1807, Rev.)
  m. Honoria Barclay (dau of Gen. ?? Barclay)
  ((a)) Forester Owen Leighton (b 1797, d 29.02.1876) had issue
  m. (09.06.1827) Mary Whateley (d c16.11.1859, dau of William Whateley of Wandsworth)
  ((b)) Baldwin Francis Leighton (b 31.03.1804, Rev.)
  m. (08.03.1849) Sarah Catherine Hughes (d 21.06.1864, dau of Sir Richard Hughes, Bart)
  ((v)) Anne Leighton (dsp 1820)
  m. Rev. Thomas Holme
  ((vi)) Victoria Leighton
  m. Rev. Francis Leighton
((vii))+ other issue - Edward (b 1745, dspo 21.05.1804, rector of Pontesbury and Cardiston), Francis (b 1757, d 1809, vicar of Condover), Mary (d 1771), Rachel (d 1757), Emma (d 1832), Belinda (d 1884)
  ((C)) Rachel Leighton
  m. Thomas Jenkins of Charlton Hall
  m2. Judith Elwick (dsp 1764, dau of John Elwick of Mile End)
  ((2))+ other issue - Job (b 1682, d 1704), Lettice (d unm 1758)
  m2. (1693) Jane Nicholl (dau of Daniel Nicholl of London)
  ((4)) Daniel Leighton of Bausley (b 1694, d 01.1765, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Jane Thorold (dau of Nathaniel Thorold of London)
  ((A)) Herbert Leighton of Bausley
  m. Harriet Wilson (dau of Henry Wilson of Aswelthorpe by Elizabeth Knyvett)
  ((i)) Francis Leighton of Bausley (Rev.)
  m1. Clare Adams (sister of John Boynton Adams of Cambleforth)
((a)) Francis Knyvett Leighton (d 1834) had issue
  m. Louisa Anne St. Leger (dau of St. Leger St. Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile)
  m2. Victoria Leighton (dau of Baldwin Leighton)
  ((B))+ other issue
  ((5)) Francis Leighton of Loton Park (b 1696, d 1773, Lt. General)
  m. Renea Pinfold (sister (not dau) of Col. Charles Pinfold, Governor of Barbados)
  ((A)) Renea or Jane Leighton
  m1. Hon. Schaw Cathcart (Captain)
m2. (26.01.1758) Jonathan Cope of Orton Longueville (dvp 02.11.1763)
  ((B)) Frances Leighton
  m. (16.05.1783) Sir Hew Whiteford Dalrymple, 1st Bart (d 09.04.1830, Lt. General)
  ((6)) Gerard Leighton (captain)
  ((7)) Jane Leighton
m1. Thomas Jones (MP for Shrewsbury)
  m2. Sir Charles Lloyd, Bart of Garth
  (b) Baldwyn Leighton (captain)
  (c) Abigail Leighton probably of this generation
  m. (05.08.1680) Basil Wood of White Abbey (bpt 1658, bur 1714)
  m2. Martha Owen (dau of Thomas Owen)
  (B) Thomas Leighton
  (2) Anna Leighton
  m. Richard (not Roger) Greves (d 1632)
  (3) Lionel Leighton
  m. Jane Harper (dau of Thomas Harper of Cheshire)
  (4) Mary Leighton
m. Robert Owen of Woodhouse
  (5)+ other issue - Edward (a 1623), Roland (dsp), Jane (dsp)
  b. Richard Leighton
  m. Katherine Moston (dau of William Moston)
  c. William Leighton (4th son)
  m. Jane Grey (dau of Edward Grey of Powys)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, Edward, Leticia, Elizabeth, Gresoldia
d. Elizabeth Leighton
  m. Edward Fox
  e. Katherine Leighton
  m. Charles Fox
  f. Joyce Leighton
  m1. Francis Bromley of Hallon
  m2. Walter Wrotesley of Salop (d 1630)
  g.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Maria
  m2. Elizabeth Edwards (Mrs. Meverell)
ii. Sir Thomas Leighton of Feckenham or Feckingham, Governor of Jersey
  m. Elizabeth or Cecilia Knollys (dau of Sir Francis Knollys of Rotherfield Greys)
  a. Anne Leighton (d 1628)
  m. Sir John St. John, 1st Bart of Lydiard Tregoze and Battersea, Sheriff of Wiltshire (d 1648)
  b. Elizabeth Leighton (d 12.01.1633)
  m. Sherrington Talbot of Salwarp and Lacock
  iii. Charles Leighton
  iv. Elizabeth Leighton
  m. Thomas Sciuen or Scriven of Frodesley
v. Katherina Leighton
  m1. Richard Wigmore
  m2. John Dodg of Kent
  vi. Jane Leighton (dsp)
  m. Stephen Sankey
  vii. Elianor Leighton
  m. Thomas Heneage of Lincolnshire
  viii. Cecilia Leighton
  m1. William Jennyns or Jenings of Williberne or Wallibone
  m2. _ Barker
  ix. Dorothea Leighton
  m. Thomas Onslowe of Boreaton
K.+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Richard
2. Sir Cuthbert Leighton
3. William Leighton
  Visitation identifies William's wife as Dorothea, daugher of Thomas Lacon. BP1934 identifies her as ...
  m. Margery Sprencheaux (dau of Sir Fulk Sprencheaux of Plash)
  A. William Leighton (a 1603, chief justice of North Wales)
  m1. Isabella Onslow (dau of Thomas Onslow, son of Edward)
  i. William Leighton of Plash
  m. Winifred Harcourt (dau of Symond Harcourt, sister of Walter)
  a. Harecourt Leighton of Plashe (a 1623)
  m1. Elizabeth Dantsey (dsp, dau of John Dantsey)
  m2. Ursula Wiseman of London (relict of Sir Simon Hervy)
  b. daughter
  m. William Rooe
  c. Dorothea Leighton
  m. Goodrick de Insula Eliensis
  ii. Richard Leighton
  m2. Anna Corbet (dau of Reginald Corbet)
  iii. Henry Leighton
  iv. Dorothea Leighton
  m. Richard Prince of Abbey Foregate
  v. Elianora Leighton
  m. Thomas Lister
vi. Mary Leighton
  m. John Parry of Paston
  vii. Elizabeth Leighton
  m. Edward Lutwich
  B. Jane Leighton
  m. Thomas Screuen (Scriven) of Frodesley
  C. Margery Leighton
  m. William Eyton (or Elton) of Ledbury
4. Elizabeth Leighton
  There is some confusion between this Elizabeth and her paternal aunt Elizabeth. BP1934 & Visitation both show this Elizabeth married (only) to William Lyster (Lister). However, as kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (CH, 16.04.17), Stemmata Botevilliana (p184) shows William's wife a generation earlier and this Elizabeth as married to ...
  m1/2. Fulk Lee
  This may also be the Elizabeth, dau of John Leighton, sister of Sir Thomas of Watlesborough, who married ...
  m2/1. William Mason of Didlebury
5. Jane or Joane Leighton
  m. John Breyn (Brayne or Bruyn) of Bridgnorth

Main source(s): BP1934 (Leighton), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Leighton of Leighton, Stretton, etc.)
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