'Leigh03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Legh of Legh or High Legh (East Hall), Legh of Northwood Hall

Possibly connected to the family of Venables of Kinderton, and perhaps ancestor/relative of the other families of Legh shown in Leigh01, was ...
Edward de Lega (a temp William II who r. 1087-1100)
1. Hugh de Lega
  A. Thomas de Lega
  i. Thomas de Lega (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  a. Adam de Lega or Legh of Legh (d c1250)
  m. (c1245) Margery de Hulgreve (dau of Henry de Hulgreve)
  (1) Hugh de Legh of Legh (d 1295)
  m. Alice de Stanwyg
  (A) John de Legh of Legh
  m. (before 1312) Joan de Somerville (dau of Matthew de Somerville of Alpraham)
  (i) William de Legh (d c1349)
(a) John de Legh (d c1378)
  m. Margaret Wasteneys (dau of John Wasteneys)
  ((1)) Hugh de Legh (d 1403)
  m. Isolda (dau of William de Bromley)
  ((A)) John de Legh (d c1440)
  m. Isabel Poole (dau of Sir John Poole of Poole)
  ((i)) Henry Legh (d c1466)
m1. ??
  ((a))+ issue
  m2. Ellen Bruen (dau of John Bruen of Tarvin)
  ((b)) Nicholas Legh of East Hall (d c1496)
  m. (1463) Maud Leigh (dau of Richard Leigh of West Hall)
  (((1))) Ralph Legh of High Legh (d c1507)
m. Joan Grosvenor (dau of Robert Grosvenor of Eaton, m2. John Spurstow)
  (((A))) Richard Legh (dvpsp)
  (((B))) Katherine Legh
  m1. Thomas Leigh, younger of West Hall (dvpsp)
  m2. Robert Minshull
  m3. Richard Done of Flaxyards
  (((C))) Margaret Legh
  m. Richard Leigh of Swinhead
  (((D))) Jane Legh
  m. Randoll Spurstow (son of John)
  (ii) John de Legh of Northwood Hall and Alpraham (a 1329)
  m. Isabel
(a) Thomas de Legh of Northwood Hall (a 1363, d before 1403)
  m. Joan
  ((1)) Thomas de Legh of Northwood Hall
  m. Isabel
  ((A)) Thomas Legh of Northwood Hall (d before 06.1458)
  m. Joan
  ((i)) Thomas Legh of Northwood Hall (d c1502)
  m. Elizabeth Millington (dau of Geoffrey Millington of Appleton)
  ((a)) Thomas Legh of High Legh (d 16.12.1589) - continued below
  m. (c1464) Margaret Chollerton (dau of Richard Chollerton)
  (iii) Matthew de Legh or Leigh of Swinehead (Swinyard)
  BLG1952 identifies Matthew as ancestor of the Leghs of Swinhead. It is a presumption that this was the Mathew of Swinehead shown in Visitation (Cheshire, 1580) as married to ...
  m. Jane Leigh (dau of Thomas Leigh of High Leigh)
  (2) Richard de Legh
  B. Cicely de Lega
  m. Candelan de Lega (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)



Thomas Legh of High Legh (d 16.12.1589) - continued above
m. (c1464) Margaret Chollerton (dau of Richard Chollerton)
1. Robert Legh of High Legh (d before 08.1559)
  m. (1502) Alice Starkey (dau of Hugh Starkey of Oulton)
  A. Thomas Legh of Easthall in High Legh (d 16.12.1589)
  m. Isabel Trafford (dau of George Trafford, sister/co-heir of Ralph of Garrett Hall)
  i. Robert Legh (dvp 1551)
  m. (1540) Eleanor Spurstow (dau of Randle Spurstow of Spurstow)
a. George Legh of High Legh (d 24.03.1617)
  m1. (c1581) Elizabeth Leycester (dau of Peter Leycester of Tabley)
  (1) Thomas Legh of High Legh (b c1584, bur 04.02.1628)
  m. (06.12.1596) Townsend Brooke (dau of Thomas Brooke of Norton)
  (A) Henry Legh of High Legh (bpt 23.11.1611, bur 24.02.1664-5)
  m. (30.01.1631) Dorothy Turner (bur 21.08.1651, dau of Gregory Turner of Manley)
(i) Richard Legh of High Legh, Sheriff of Cheshire (b c1632, bur 29.12.1705)
  m. Mary Legh (bur 30.11.1700, dau of Thomas Legh of Adlington)
  (a) Henry Legh of High Legh (bpt 06.01.1680, d 11.1737)
  m. (17.10.1701) Letitia Brooke (d 1758, dau of Sir Richard Brooke, 2nd Bart of Norton)
  ((1)) George Legh of High Legh (b 11.07.1703, d 26.01.1780)
  m. (1731) Anna Maria Cornewall (d 07.07.1741, dau of Francis Cornewall, 16th of Burford)
((A)) Henry Cornwall Legh of High Legh, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 24.05.1734, d 03.1791)
  m. (1761) Elizabeth Hopkinson (d 04.1808, dau of Robert Hopkinson of Heath Hall)
  ((i)) George John Legh of High Legh, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 26.05.1769, d 17.03.1832) had issue
  m. (14.07.1803) Mary Blackburne (d 10.06.1856, dau of John Blackburne of Hale)
  ((ii)) Anna Maria Legh
  m. (03.01.1788) Thomas Pitt of Westminster
  ((iii))+ other issue - Henry Cornwall (d 09.1795), Elizabeth Dorothea (d unm)
  ((B)) Letitia Legh
  m. Egerton Leigh (b 1732, d 09.1798, Archdeacon of Shropshire)
  (b)+ 4 daughters
  (B) George Legh (d Oswestry)
  (i) daughter
(C) Elizabeth Legh
  m. James Chantrell of the Beach
  (D) Mary Legh
  m. Richard Golburn of Kendon
  (E)+ other issue - Thomas (d unm), Katherine
  m2. (c1587) Anne Booth (dau of John Booth of Barton)
  (2) George Legh of Barton
m1. Frances Brook (dau of Thomas Brook of Norton)
  (A) George Legh of Barton
  (B) Elizabeth Legh
  m2. Susan Domville (dau of Edward Domville of Lymme)
  m3. (c1601) Elizabeth Touchet (dau of Lord Audley)
  Possibly of this generation, being "base dau of George Legh of the East Hall", was ...
  (3) Anne Legh
  m. Edward Morgell of Chester (d 23.03.1653)
  b. Robert Legh (5th son)
The following comes from Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, Legh of East Hall in High Legh).
  m. Alice Gleane of High Leigh
  (1) Robert Legh of the Meyre in Rostherne
  m. (c01.1612-3) Susanna (dau of Rev. William Brownhill or Brownbill of Gawsworth)
  (A) Henry Legh of Newton (b c1621)
  m1. Anne Mealls (dau of John Mealls of Newton)
  m2. Mary Fernhead (dau of Peter Fernhead of High Leigh)
  (i) John Legh (b c1655)
  c. Mary Legh
  m. Richard Leigh of Swineshead or Swinyard (d 1618-9)
  d.+ other issue - Philip, Richard, Thomas
2.+ 3 daughters

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Legh of High Legh) with some support from Visitaiton (Cheshire, 1580, Leigh of High Leigh, of the East Hall), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Legh of the East Hall in High Leigh), Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, Legh of High Legh)
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