'Lever1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lever of Aldanrig, Lever of Alkrington, Lever of Great Lever, Lever of Kersall, Leaver of Little Leaver

Apparently son of Emma de Lever, probably dau of Leising de Farnworth, was ...
John de Lever, Lancashire
1. Adam de Lever (d c1310)
  m. Agnes?
  A. John de Lever (d by 1313)
i. Adam de Lever (d c1345)
  a. John de Lever (d c1370)
  (1) Adam de Lever of Great Lever
  m. Margaret Cuncliffe
  (A) William de Lever of Great Lever (d before 28.01.1447-8)
  m. Alice Longworth (m2. John Hulme)
(i) Adam Lever of Great Lever
  m. Joane Garnet (dau of William Garnet)
  (a) Margaret Lever
  m. Ralph Assheton (son of Sir Ralph of Middleton)
  (ii) Roger Lever (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377) - continued below
  m. Elizabeth Heton (dau of Raphe Heton of Heton)
  (iii) Margaret Lever
  m. (mcrt 1437) John Byrom of Byrom
  partner unknown
  (iv)+ other issue - Ralph, Lawrence
  (B) Henry de Lever
  b. Alyne de Lever probably of this generation
  m. (1346) Roger de Hulton of Hulton
  B.+ other issue - Roger, Adam



Roger Lever (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377) - continued above
m. Elizabeth Heton (dau of Raphe Heton of Heton)
1. Ralph Lever (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  m. Ane Ratcliffe (dau of Robert Ratclife of Ratcliffe)
  A. Adam Lever (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461)
  m. Ellen Chetham (dau of Geffrey Chetham of Chetham)
  i. Robert Lever (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  m. Jane Houghton (dau of Raphe Houghton of Preston)
  a. Robert Lever (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Mary Pilkington (dau of Thomas Pilkington of Rivington)
  (1) James Lever (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Lettice Barton (dau of George Barton of Smethills)
  (A) Robert Lever (d 18.05.1620)
  m. Katherine Crompton (dau of William Crompton of Warth)
  (i) James Lever (d 24.03.1634)
  m. Jane Whitehead (dau of Edmund Whitehead of Hustede)
  (a) Robert Lever of Lever (b c1608, a 09.1664)
  m. Mary Warburton (dau of Hamnet Warburton of Partington)
  (ii) Richard Lever (4th son)
  m. Anne (dau of John ap Howell)
  (a) Robert Lever (b c1599, a 1664)
((1)) John Lever (b c1639, a 1664)
  (iii) William Lever of Kersall, Lancashire
  m. Elizabeth Kenyon (dau of George Kenyon of Kersall)
  (a) William Lever of Kersall (d 1660)
  m. Catherine Rosthorn (dau/coheir of Edward Rosthorn of Newhall)
  ((1)) William Lever (d infant)
  ((2)) Rosthorn Lever of Kersall (b c1658, a 03.1664)
  (b) Catherine Lever
  m. Henry Bridgeman, later Bishop of the Isle of Man (b 1613, 1682, Dean of Chester)
  (c) Jane Lever
  m. William Langton of Gray's Inn
  (d) Elizabeth Lever
m. John Lightbound of Manchester & Gray's Inn
  (e) Mary Lever
  m1. William Dantsey of Agecroft
  m2. Reginald Egerton
  (f) Alice Lever
  m. Ferdinando Stanley of Broughton
  (g) Anne Lever
  m. Oswald Moseley of Manchester
(h) Sarah Lever
  m. John Ashton of Shepley
  (iv) John Lever of Alkrington (d 1645)
  The following comes from VCH (Lancashire, vol 5, ‘The parish of Prestwich with Oldham: Alkrington’).
m. Catherine widow of John, possibly mother of ...
  (a) Robert Lever of Alkrington (d 1710)
  m. Anne Mosley (dau/heir of Nicholas Mosley of Collyhurst)
  ((1)) John Lever of Alkrington (b c1676, d 1718, 2nd son)
((A)) Sir Darcy Lever of Alkrington, Sheriff of Lancashire (b c1705, bur 15.08.1742)
  m. (03.05.1725) Dorothy Ashton (dau of Rev. William Ashton of Prestwich)
  ((i)) Sir Ashton Lever of Alkrington, Sheriff of Lancashire (dsp c1788) who apparently married ...
  m. Frances Bayley
  ((ii)) John Lever of Alkrington (cleric)
((a)) Darcy Lever in Edinburgh (d 1839)
  ((b)) John Lever of Alkrington (b c1772, d(sp?) 1834, younger son)
  ((c)) daughter
  m. _ Rasbotham
  (((1))) Dorning Rasbotham, last of Alkrington (a 1844)
  ((iii)) Dorothy Lever probably of this generation
  m. (1765) Rev. William Warrington (b 1735, d 1827)
  ((2))+ other issue - Robert (b c1673, dvp unm), Catherine, Jane
  (b) Jane Lever probably of this generation
  m. Nicholas Mosley
  (c) Elizabeth Lever probably of this generation
  m. John Hopwood of Hopwood (b c1623, d 1689-90)
  (v)+ other issue - Raphe (d unm), Robert in London (d unm c1642)



The following family is shown on the same page as the above family for convenience purposes only. It is likely that they were not connected.
Robert Leaver of Little Leaver, Lancashire
m. _ Orrell of Turton
1. John Leaver of Little Leaver
  m. Elynor Heyton (dau of Richard Heyton of Heyton)
  A. Richard Leaver of Little Leaver
m. Catherine Bolton (dau of Robert Bolton of Little Bolton)
  i. Richard Leaver of Little Leaver
  m. Ann Gerred (dau of Thomas Gerred (Gerard) of Brynn)
  a. Robert Leaver of Little Leaver
  m. (1590) Thomasine Heath (dau of John Heath of Keper)
  (1) Thomasine Leaver
  m. George Martyn of co. Durham
  (2)+ other issue (a 1613) - John (b c1595), Thomas, Richard, Robert, Raufe, James, Elizabeth, Heath, Anne, Christian, Dorothy, Barbara, Jane, Catherine
  b. Ann Leaver
  m1. Thomas Shuttleworth of Gawthrop
  m2. John Wood
  m3. _ Underhill
  ii. Thomas Leaver or Lever (d before 05.08.1577) possibly of this generation
  The following comes from FMG (vol 1, 'MS45, 'Lever-Dixon', p103) which identifies Thomas as "of the family of Lever of Little Lever, co. Lanc.".
  m. Margaret (a 08.1577)
  a. Sampson Lever of Aldanrig (a 01.1642)
  m. Margaret Hall (bur 08.07.1622, dau of Philip Hall of Wingate Grange)
(1) Henry Lever (dsp bur 06.06.1673, rector of Branspeth, 2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Hicks (d 22.12.1661, widow of Thomas Dixon of co. Durham)
  m2. ??
  (2) Robert Lever of York
  (A) Robert Lever of Brancepeth (b 1624, d 01.07.1690)
  m. Margaret Dyneley (a 1715, dau of Robert Dyneley of Bramhope)
  (i) Robert Lever of Aldanrig (bur 07.02.1728-9, minister)
  (ii) daughter
  m. _ Wilson
  (iii)+ other issue - Henry, Sampson, Elizabeth, Anne
  (3) Samuel Lever of Aldernage (sic, younger son)
(A)+ issue - Nevil, Margaret
  (4) Dorothy Lever (Leaver)
  m. William Wickliffe
  (A) Ralph Wickliffe (bpt 29.04.1632, d 1683)
  (5)+ other issue - Thomas (a 1642), Ralph (d before 1642), James (d 09.08.1622), Barbara (bpt 29.03.1610)
  b. Anne Lever (a 1577)
  m. (12.10.1602) Samuel Salstonstall
  iii. Margaret (Elizabeth?) Leaver possibly of this generation
  m. Sir George Lathum of Irelam (a temp Edward VI who r. 1547-1553)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : VCH (Lancashire, vol 5, Townships: Great Lever)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, Lever of Kersall)
(3) For lower section : Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, Leaver) with input as repored above
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