'Leycester1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Leycester of Nether Tabley, Leycester of Toft, Leicester of Worleston

Sir Nicholas de Leycester (d 1295)
m. (1276) Margaret Dutton (dau of Sir Geoffrey Dutton)
BLG1952 suggests that Margaret was daughter of Adam Dutton of Dutton but we follow BP1934 & BEB1844 which show her as Adam's grandaughter.
1. Roger de Leycester (d 1349)
  Roger's wife is the only wife identified by Visitation before the John who married Margery Leigh. It names her Agnes (dau of Geffery Dutton). We follow BLG1952, which names all the wives, in naming her ...
  m. Isobel
A. Nicholas Leycester (d 1349) this generation omitted by Visitation
  m. Mary Mobberly (dau of William Mobberly of Mobberly)
  i. John Leycester of Nether Tabley (d 1398)
  m. Joan Touchet (dau of Robert Touchet)
a. William Leycester of Nether Tabley (d 1428)
  m. (1398) Agnes Dutton (sister of Sir Piers Dutton)
  (1) John Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1400, d 1462)
  m. (1421) Elizabeth Massy (dau of Hamon Massy of Rixton)
  (A) John Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1423, d 1496)
  m. (1442) Margery Legh (of West Hall in High Legh)
  (i) Thomas Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1444, d 1526)
m. Margaret Grosvenor (dau of Robert Grosvenor of Hilton or Hulton)
  (a) John Leycester of Nether Tabley (d 1543)
  m1. (1479) Lucy Ratcliffe (dau of John Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe)
  ((1)) William Leycester (dvpsp)
  m. Anne Sneyd (dau of Richard Sneyd of Bradwell)
m2. (1491) Alice Henshaw (dau of Henry Henshaw of Milne Hall)
  ((2)) Peter Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1507, d 08.04.1577)
  m. (1529) Alice Holford (d 1575, dau of Sir John Holford of Holford)
  ((A)) Peter Leycester of Tabley (b 1541, d 21.07.1581)
  m. Elizabeth Colwich (dau of Sir Edward Colwich of Colwich)
  ((i)) Peter Leycester (dsp)
  ((ii)) Alice Leycester
  m. Sir George Leycester of Toft, Sheriff of Cheshire (d 1612) @@ below
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Leycester
  m. (c1581) George Legh of High Legh (d 24.03.1617)
((iv)) Katharine Leycester
  m. John Ireland of Hutt
  ((B)) Adam Leycester of Nether Tabley (d 17.06.1591)
  m. (1582) Dorothy Shakerly (d 1630, dau of Peter Shakerly, widow of Thomas Holford)
  ((i)) Peter Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1588, d 07.03.1647)
  m. (c11.1611) Elizabeth Mainwaring (b 1587, d 1641, dau of Sir Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover)
  ((a)) Sir Peter Leycester or Leicester, 1st Bart of Nether Tabley (b 03.03.1613-4, d 11.10.1678)
  m. (06.11.1642) Elizabeth Gerard (d 26.01.1678-9, dau of Gilbert Gerard, 2nd Lord of Gerard's Bromley)
((b)) Adam Leycester (b 21.10.1625, to Ireland)
  m. Mary Thaddius (dau of _ Thaddius of Northdown)
  ((c))+ other issue (d unm) - Philip (b/d 1616), Philip (b 1618, d unm 1653), Thomas (b 1620, d unm 27.08.1652), Margaret (b 1612, d young), Elizabeth (b/d 1615)
  ((C)) William Leycester ancestor of Leycesters of Legh
  ((D)) Alice Leycester
  m. Geoffrey Brereton of Tatton
  ((E)) Margaret Leycester
  m. Richard Birkenhead of Manley
  ((F))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Ellin, Parnell
  ((3)) Richard Leycester mentioned by BLG1952 only
  ((4)) James Leycester ancestor of Leycesters of Hale Low
  The following comes from Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Leicester of Hale Low in Bowdon).
  ((A)) Lawrance Leicester of Halelow (a 1613)
  m. Elizabeth Massey (dau of Raffe Massey of Hale)
  ((i)) Peter Leicester
  m. _ Wood (dau of Richard Wood)
  ((ii))+ other issue (a 1613) - James (b c1590), Lawrance
  ((5)) Lawrence Leycester
  m. Elizabeth Swinton (dau of William Swinton)
((6)) Elizabeth Leycester
  m. William Swinton
  ((7)) Jane Leycester
  m. Hugh Newton
  ((8)) Isabell Leycester
  m. John Ogles of Prescott, Lancashire
  (B) Alice Leycester
  m. (1442) Richard Leigh of West Hall in High Legh (d 1486)
  (C) Maude Leycester probably of this generation
m. Thomas Daniell of Tabley
  (D) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Hawarden of Wolstone
  (E)+ other issue - Hammon (parson of Mobberly), Randle, Nicholas, Henry, William
  (2) Cicely Leycester probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Maisterson (a 1435, 1467)
  (3)+ other issue - Laurence, Jeffrey
  ii. Ralph or Rafe Leycester (d 1380)
  Visitation shows Rafe as son of Rafe (by dau of Samon Grene) son of Nicholas (a 1318, by Mary, dau of Sir William Modberley) son of Roger (by Joice, dau of Roger Downes) son of Rafe. We show the ancestry given by BLG1952 supported by BP1934 & BEB1841.
m. Joan or Cicely Toft (dau of Robert Toft of Toft)
  a. Robert Leycester of Toft this generation omitted by Visitation
  (1) Robert or Rafe Leycester of Toft named Robert by BLG1952, Rafe by Visitation
  m. Jane Booth (dau of Rafe Booth of family of Dunham Massey)
  (A) Rafe Leycester of Toft
  m. Agnes Ratcliff (dau of Robert Ratcliff of Worsall)
(i) John Leycester of Toft
  m. Elinor Harrington (dau of Sir James Harrington of Wolfage)
  (a) Rafe Leycester of Toft
  m. Ellen Egerton (dau of Rafe Egerton of Ridley)
  ((1)) Sir Rafe Leycester of Toft (a 1544, 1566)
  m1. Ellen Legh (dau of Philip Legh of Booths)
((A)) William Leycester of Toft
  m. Katharine Edwards (dau of John Edwards of Chirk)
  ((i)) Sir George Leycester of Toft, Sheriff of Cheshire (d 04.1612)
  m. Alice Leycester (dau of Peter Leycester of Tabley) @@ above
  ((a)) Rafe Leycester of Toft (bur 17.06.1640)
  m. Mary Woodhull (bur 21.09.1653, dau of Anthony Woodhull of Mollington)
  ((b)) Katherine Leycester
  m. (1602-3) William Tatton of Wythenshaw (bpt 15.09.1585, d 08.01.1616-7)
  ((c)) Mary Leycester (d 1658)
  m. (c02.1611) James Massey of Sale (d 1649)
  ((d)) Alice Leycester
  m. John Bradshaw of Bradshaw
  ((ii)) Jane Leycester
  m. (Henry) Davenport (of Chorley)
  ((iii)) Anne Leycester
  m. _ Bradshaw of Lancashire
  ((iv)) Ellyne Leycester
  m. _ Slade
  ((v)) Mary Leycester
m1. _ Huntington
  m2. Peter Middleton
  m3. George Calveley (son of Sir George)
  ((vi))+ other issue - Rafe (b c1563), Parnell
  ((B)) Laurence Leycester 'of Chester'
  ((i)) Anne Leycester (d 1656) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Basil Brooke, Governor of Donegal (b 1567, d 1633)
  ((ii)) Eleanor Leycester (bur 01.10.1660) probably of this generation
  m. (13.06.1596) Edward Domville of Lymme 
  ((C)) Elizabeth Leycester
  m1. Sir Randall Mainwaring of Over Peover
m2. Edmund Trafford
  ((D)) Anne Leycester
  m. Philip Mainwaring of Over Peover
  ((E)) Jane Leycester
  m1/2. Robert Langton of the Low
  Probably the Joan who (also) married ...
m2/1. (before 1584) Nicholas Ward of Castle Ward
  ((F)) Mary Leycester probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Hugh Calveley of Lea
  m2. Jane Calveley (dau of Sir Hugh Calveley, widow of John Edwards of Chirke)
  b. Randle Leycester
  The following comes from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Lecester of Worleston) & Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Leicester of Worleston and Chester).
  m. Isabel Crew (dau/(co)heir of David Crew of Pulcroft)
(1) Thomas Leicester of Worleston
  m. Cicely Owsinger (dau of Thomas Owsinger of Owsinger)
  (A) Randoll Leicester
  m. Anne Foulshurst (dau of John Foulshurst, brother of Crew)
  (i) Henry Leicester of Worleston
  m. Maud Huxley (dau of James Huxley of Brindley)
  (a) Thomas Leicester of Worleston (then Pool?)
  m1. Susanna Lodge (dau of Sir Thomas Lodge, Mayor of London)
  ((1)) Margaret Leicester (dsp)
  m2. _ Wright of Nantwich
  (b) George Leicester of Poole
  m. Alice Parvish (sister of Henry Parvish of London)
  ((1))+ issue - Thomas, George, John
  (c) William Leicester, Mayor of Chester (d 1616)
  m. Jane Stokes (d 1629, dau of (Richard?) Stokes of Chester)
  ((1)) Richard Leicester of Chester
  m1. Jane Fitton (dau of John Fitton of Chester)
  ((A)) Thomas Leicester
  m2. Elizabeth Newall (dau of Peter Newall, alderman of Chester)
  ((B)) child (dsp)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Leicester
  m. Randall Minshull of Humpton, Cheshire
  ((3))+ other issue - William (dsp), Randall of London, Margaret, Mary
  (d) Anne Leicester
  m. Edward Minshull of Nantwiche
(e)+ other issue (dsp) - Richard, Randoll, Ralfe
  (ii) Cicely Leicester
  m. Robert Highfield
  (iii) Katherine Leicester
  m. Rafe Croxton
  c. John Leycester
  iii. Margery Leycester probably of this family, of this generation
  m. William Mainwaring of Over Peover (d 1364)
2. John de Leycester (vicar of Wirral, a 1312)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Leycester of Hilton), BP1934 (Leicester), BEB1844 (Leicester of Tabley), BLG1952 (Roxby (formerly Leycester) of Toft), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580+1613, Lecester/Leicester of Tabley), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580+1613, Lecester/Leycester of Toft)
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