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Thomas, 6. in 1090; d. num. in 1632.
i. Peter Leicester, esq. of Tabley, b. 10th August, I6f», the celebrated antiquary, and historian of Cheshire, who waa created a Baronet 10th August, I860. Sir Peter m. 6th November, 1042, Elixabeth, third daughter of Gilbert, second Lord Gerard, of Gerard'a Bromley, in Staffordshire, and dying 11th October, 1G7S, m t. by his son,
ii. Su Robert Leicester, b. 11th September, 1643, married Sth Jane, 1667, Meriel, daughter and heir of Francis Watson, esq. of Church Aston, in Salop, and lad san iying issue,
Ftaacis, his successor.
Meriel, m. to John Danvers, esq. who after her decease, succeeding his father, became Sir John Da ii vers, hart. He d. 7th July, 1664, and was g. by his son,
in. Sia Francis Leicester, 6. 30th July, 1674, U. P. for Newton, in the county of Lancaster, who «. Frances, daughter and sole heir of Joshua Wilson, esq- of Colton, in Yorkshire, and widow of Bryan I tc-rnhill, esq. by whom he bad one daughter. He d- Sth -August, 1742, when the Baronetcv became Unset. His only child and heiress,
Mibiil Leicester, b. 25th November, 1705, m. first, in 1723, Fleetwood Legh, esq. of Bank, and by him. who rf. in 1725, had a daughter, Aime-Meriel Legh, who m. Peter Brooke, esq. of Mere, and d. s. p. She wedded, secondly, Sir John Byrne, bart. of Timogue, in the Queen's County, and was s. by her son, Sir Peter Byrne, who assumed the name of Leicester, and was father of Sir John Fukki.no Leicester, created Baron Or Tablet in 1826. (Refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage,)
torn As. a fesse gn. between three fleurs-de-lis or.
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Tub was a branch of the great Cheshire family of Legh, founded by
Sis Thosis Leigh , knt. lord mayor of London in 1558, P*** rreat-grandaon of Sir Peter Leigh, knight-banttrt, who fell at Agincourt in 1415. Sir Thomas was *«ght sp by Sir Rowland Hill, an opulent merchant tad alderman of the same city, and obtained the hand ■* sia fsTourite niece, Alice Barker, otherwise Core■"*» in marriage, and with her the greater part of his tndth. Sir Thomas received the honour of knightistd daring his mayoralty, and dying 15th November, *I> was buried in Mercers' Chapel, London. His ri«V» mrrhed him two-and-thirty years; she resided
* Stomeieigh, ..nd lived to see her children's children
* tiw fourth generation. She was interred in 1603 at
that place, where she had founded an hospital for five poor men and fire poor women, all to be unmarried, and to be nominated after her decease by her third son, Sir Thomas Leigh, of Stoneleigb, and his heirs for ever. She had issue by Sir Thomas Leigh,
I. Rowland, who was largely provided for at
Iv. William, of Newnhain Regis, in the county of
thorpe, in Lincolnshire, in. Katherine, tn. to Edward Barber, serjeant-atlaw, iv. Winifred, m. to Sir George Bond, knt. of London. Sir Thomas's third son,
i. Sir Thomas Leigh, of Stoneleigh, in the county of Warwick, received the honour of knighthood from Quern Elizabeth, and was made a Baronkt on the institution of the order, 29th June, 1611. He m. Catherine, fourth daughter of Sir John Spencer, knt. of Wormleighton, in Warwickshire, and had issue,
John (Sir), m. first, Ursula, daughter of Sir Christopher Hoddesdon, knt. lord of the manor of Leigh ton, in Bedfordshire, and had a son,
Thomas, heir to his grandfather. Sir John Leigh m. secondly, Anne, eldest daughter of Sir John Cope, bart. of Hanwell, in Oxfordshire, but by her had no issue. He d. before his father. Thomas (Sir), 1 Fernando, J 'TM*
Alice, m. to Sir Robert Dudley, knt. She was created Duchess of Dudley for life. He died 1st February, 1625, and was t. by his grandson,
Ii. Sir Thomas Leigh, M.P. for the county of Warwick temp. Charles I. who, for his seal in the royal cause, was created in 1643 Baron Leigh, of Stoneleigh. He m. Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Egerton, eldest son of the Lord Chancellor Egerton, and had issue,
i. Thomas (Sir), his heir, who m. first, Anne,
in the county of Warwick.
i. Elizabeth, m. to John, Lord Tracy. Ii. Vere, m. to Sir Justinian Isham, bart. in. I rsula, m. to Sir William Bromley, KB. His lordship d. 22nd February, 1671, and was s. by his grandson,
m. Sia Thomas Lkich, second Lord Leigh, who m. first, Elizabeth, daughter aud heir of Sir Richard Brown, knt. of Shingleton, in Kent, but by her had no issue. He wedded, secondly, the Hon. Eleanor Wat-son, eldest daughter of Edward, second Lord Rockingham, and grandaugbter, maternally, of the unfortunate Earl of Strafford, and by her had Edward, his successor.
Charles, who inherited the estates of his greatuncle, the Hon. Charles Leigh, of Leighton. He m. Lady Barbara Lumley, but d. v. p. in IMtt. Anne, d. unm. in 1734.
Eleanor, m. to Thomas Verney, esq. and d. in 1756.
He d. in 1710, and was s. by his elder son,
It. Sir Edward Leigh, third Lord Leigh, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Thomas Holbech, esq. of Fillongley, in the county of Warwick, and heir, through her mother, of Bernard Paulet, esq. by whom be had issue,
Edward, who d. in the lifetime of his father, anno 1737.
Thomas, successor to his father.
Eleanor, > d. unm.
Anne, J His lordship d. in March, 1737. and was s. by his son, v. Sir Thomas Leigh, fourth Lord Leigh, who m. first, Maria-Rebecca, daughter of the Hon. John Craven, and sister of William, fifth Lord Craven,by whom he hud
Edward, his successor,
Mary. He in. secondly, Catherine, daughter of Rowland Berkeley, esq. of Cotheridge, in Worcestershire, and had another daughter,
Anne, m. to Andrew Hacket, esq. and died of the small-pox. His lordship d. 30th November, 1740, and was s. by his son,
vi. Sir Edward Leigh, fifth Lord Leigh, who died unmarried 26th May, 1786, when all his honours, including the Baronetcy, are presumed to have become Bxtinct. Stoneleigh, at the decease of his lordship, devolved upon his only surviving sister,
The Hon. Mary Leigh; and at her death, 2nd
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LEIGH, OF NEWNHAM. Created 24th Dec. 1618.—Extinct 2lst Dec. 1653.
William Leigh, esq. of Newnham Regis, in the county of Warwick, fourth son of Sir Thomas Leigh, lord mayor of London at the decease of Queen Mary,
m. Frances, daughter of Sir James Harrington, of Exton, in the county of Rutland, and was i. by hi* son,
Sir Francis Leigh, K.B. who m. the Hon. Mary. daughter of Sir Thomas Egerton, Viscount Bradley, Lord Chancellor of England, and left a Mm and b«r, l. Francis Leigh, esq, of Newnham, who was created a Baronet 24th December, 1618, and mis-' to the peerage ten yean after as Baron Dunsmore. Hb lordship having subsequently distinguished himself is the cause of royalty during the civil war, was created Earl of Chichester in 1044. He m. first, Sana, daughter and heir of Richard Northan, esq. but by h«T had no issue. He wedded,secondly, Audrey,daughter and co-heir of Sir John Butler, Baron Butler, ef Uramfield, and widow of Sir Francis Anderson, sod by that lady had
Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Wriothesley,fourth Eari
of Southampton. Mary, m. to George Villiers, Viscount Grandbaa,
in the peerage of Ireland. His lordship d. 21st December, 1633, when the earldom of Chichester devolved, according to a special Umi tation in the patent, upon his son-in-law. Thomas fourth Earl of Southampton, and the barony of Dun*more, with the Baronktct, became Extinct.
Arms—As Leigh Of Stoneleigh.
i. Sir Francis Leer, knt. of Sutton,* in tbeoaun of Derby, being a gentleman of ancient family itd ample fortune, was created a Baronet on the intfitution of the order, 22nd May, 1611. In thirteen years after he was raised to the peerage, as Baron Deincourt, of Sutton; and taking an active part in hrrmr of the king during the civil war, was made Earl o4 Scarsdale in 1645. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir 1".: ward Carey, knt. of Berkhampstead, in the county ad Hertford, and had issue,
Francis, slain in France.
Nicholas, his heir.
Charies'l feU fightine undeT *** rey*1 sUJttA*r<L
Anne, m. to Henry Hildyard, esq. of Winstrsf and East Horsley, in Surrey.
Catherine, m. to Cuthbert Morley, esq.
Muriel, J d- Unm*
Frances, m. to Viscount Gonnanston
Penelope, m. to Charles, Lord Lucas. His lordship felt the execution of his royal mi Charles I. so deeply, that he clothed himself in sack
• This manor was acquired by the marriage of Richard de Grey (»on of William de Grey, of Sand ford aud Sandiacre, a younger sou of Henry de Grey, of Thorrock,) with I.M.y, daughter and heir of Robert de Hares ton, Lord of Suiion in the Dale; which, with divers other
lordships, by issue male failing, came n> a female brasri to the Hilarys, who look the name oi Grey ; by a fenwV heir or which line, married to Sir John Leke ia the rttp of Henry IV. the same came to this family. Bun*' Extinct Peerage.
cloth, and causing bis grave to be dug some years before his death, laid himself therein every Friday for divine meditation and prayer. He d. in 1055, and was s. by his Mil,
ti. Sir Nicholas Lcke, second Earl of Scarsdale, who married Lady Frances Kich, daughter of Robert, second tarl of Warwick, and bad issue, Robert, his successor.
Richard, m. Mary, daughter of Sir John Molyneux, hart, and bad Nicholas, successor to his uncle. Robert, d. young. FrancesLucy. Mary. His lordship d. in 1680, and was s. by his elder son,
in. Sir Robert Like, third Earl of Scarsdale, who wedded Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Lewis, '( Leditone, in the county of York., but had no surriring issue. His lordship, temp. James II. was lordlieutenant of Derbyshire, colonel of horse, and groom of the ?tole to Prince George of Denmark. He died in 1*07, and was s. by his nephew,
ir. Sir Nicholas Leke, fourth Earl of Scarsdale, *bi) died unmarried in 1730, when all his honours, including the Baronetcy, became Extinct.
Jms— Arg. on a saltier engrailed sa. nine annulets
and wan buried in St. Michael's, Crooked Lane, London, on the t<outh side of the chaucel.
Margaret, m. to — Collin.
Anne, m. to Richard Barber, of Shadbrooke, Suffolk.
The elder son,
William Leman, esq. of Beccles, m. Alice, daughter of— Bourne, of Norwich, and had fire sons,
i. John, of Beccles and Otley, ancestor of the Lemans of Charsfield, Winhaston.Weston, and Parham. li. Robert, of Ipswich, buried in St. Stephen's Church there, left two daughters, his co-heirs, Mary, m. to Richard Bennet, esq. of Kew, in Surrey, brother of Sir Richard Bennet, bart. of Babraham, in Cambridgeshire, and had a daughter, Mary Bennet, m. to Sir Henry Capel, K.B. created Baron Cafel, of Tewkesbury, and d. s. p. Alice, m. first, to Thomas Barker, esq. of Frcsingfield, in Suffolk; and secondly, to Charles Goring, second Earl of Norwich, but d. issueless, in. Thomas, of Gillingham, who m. Margaret, dau. of John Smith, esq. of Laxfield, in Suffolk, and had a son and two daughters, John, of Bruens Hall, in Suffolk, who in. Anne, daughter of Thomas Weld, esq. of Windham, in Norfolk, and left issue. Margaret,m.to Thomas Smith, gent.of Wal
soken, in Norfolk. Alice, m. to John Parker, of Wickham Market, in Suffolk, iv. William, of whom presently. v. Philip, of Thames Ditton, in Surrey. The fourth son,
William Lrman, of London, woollen draper, and heir to the chief part of his uncle. Alderman Sir John Leman's wealth, purchased the manor of Northaw.in Hertfordshire, from William Sidley, esq. In 1631 he served the office of sheriff for that county, and was elected to parliament by the borough of Hertford in 1645. He rn. Rebecca, daughter and co-heir of Edward Prescot, of Thoby, in Essex, and of London, Salter by whom he had issue, i. William, his heir.
ii. John, m. Elisabeth, daughter of Mr. Haley, of Edgeworthbury, in Middlesex, and had two daughters, Elizabeth. Anne, in. Thomas, of London, draper, m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Hickford, of London, and had I lick ford, aged nineteen in 1005. Robert, aged eighteen in 1005, a student at
Trinity College, Cambridge. Rebecca. It. Edward, of Fenchurch Street, London, merchant, in 1005, m. Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Holt, knt. Serjeant at-law, and had Edward, aged nine in 1005. Susanna-Maria. v. James, it. unm.
Ti. Philip, in holy orders, rector of Warboys, in Huntingdonshire, tri. Catherine, daughter of Richard Carter, gent, of Colne, in the same county, and bad issue, vn. Tanfeild, barrister-at-law, died 10th January, 1704.
i. Rebecca, m. to Tanfeild Vachel, esq. of Coley,
in. Martha, m. to Richard Harrison, gent, of Had
ley, in Hertfordshire. Iv. Mary, m, to Thomas Overman, gent, of Southward v. Priscilla, d. num.
vi. Elizabeth, m. to James Winstanley, of London, vu. Alice, m. to John Jennings, gent, of London. Viii. Anne, d. num.
The eldest son and heir,
i. William Leman, esq. of Northaw, was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 3rd March, 1004 5. Sir William was high sheriff of Hertfordshire 28 Charles II. and representative in parliament for Hertford 2 William and Mary, 1C90. He m. in 1655, Mary, daughter of Sir Lewis Mansell, bart. of Margam, in Glamorganshire,* and had issue,
Mansbll, who died in his father's lifetime, 13th
Mary, m. to Peter Pheasant, esq. of Up wood, in
Hunti n gdo nshire.
Elizabeth, m. to Henry, son of Alderman Aley.
had been one of the commissioners of the great
seal, and died in 1700.
He died at his house at Northaw 18th July, 1701, and was s. by his grandson,
II. Sir William Leman, who m. Anna-Margaretta, one of the daughters of Colonel Brett by the Countess of Macclesfield,t and d. s. p. 22ud December, 1741. He was s. by his cousin,
III. Sirtanfkild Leman, whoa*, in Southward anno 170*2, when the Baronetcy is presumed to have re Tired. The estate of Northaw passed, on the death of Lucy, sister of the second baronet, to her cousin, Richard Alley, sq.; and after being enjoyed by John Granger, esq. and William Strode, esq. was sold to Patrick Thompson, esq. of Turnham Green, Middlesex.
Arms— Az. a fesse between three dolphins naiant cmbowed arg.
John Lennard, esq. of Chevening, in Kent,*** by Catherine, daughter of Thomas Weston, of Cbtpsted, had issue,
John Lbnnard, esq. of Knol and Cheveninr, vh* was custom brevium in the reign of Elihifth, aid purchased from Sir William Hey don, km. the raaiwr of West Wickham, Kent. He m. Elizabeth,daughter of William Harman, of Crayford, and bad three soa*.
1. Sampson, who m. Margaret Fienes, sister v\l
heir of George Fienes, tenth Lord Dacre. ud
thus acquired the estate of Herstmonceaa*.
in Sussex. On the death of her brother,
Mrs. Lennard claimed the barony of Dam,
and her claim being admitted in 16M, she
became Baroness Dacre. They had i*»ae,
Henry Lennard, twelfth Lord Dacre. His
Thomas Lennard, fifteenth Lord Dacre,
was created in 1674 Earl of Sowei,
but dying without male issue in I'll
that dignity expired, and the barony
of Dacre devolved eventually apes
Lady Anne Barret Lennard. (Set Burke's Peerage.) 11. Timothy, whose line failed. 111. Samuel (Sir).
The youngest son,
Sir Samuel Leonard, Kent. of West Wiekbam, is Kent, m in 1553; m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir St- yhtu Slany, knt. alderman of London; and was ». in I*'*. by his son,
I. Stephen Lennard, esq. of West Wiekbam, wba was created a Baronet 15th August, 1644. Sir Stephen m. first, Catherine, daughter of Richard Hale, ess-«( Clatry, in Essex, and by her had a daughter,
Elizabeth, m. to John Holmden, esq. of Surrey.
He m. secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir Morton Lun bert, of Greenwich, by whom he had a son, Samuel, who d. young. He wedded, thirdly, Anne, daughter of Sir John Oglander, knt. and by that lady bad
Stephen, his successor.
Christian, in. to Sir Thomas Stanley, bart- d
Sir Stephen was .?. at his decease by his son,
II. Sir Stephen Lennard, M.P. for Kent 7 Qwef Anne, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Delalynd Hatty, esq. of Thomson, in Dorsetshire, and had issue,
Samuel, his successor.
Anne, m. to Nicholas Carew, Esq. of Beddingtc*.
in Surrey. Elisabeth, m. to Sir John Leigh, knt. of Addbf
ton, in Surrey. Dorotht, d. unm. He d. 15th December, 1700, and was succeeded by hit son,
III. Sir Samuel Leonard, lieutenant colonel of nW a troop of Horse Guards and M. P. for Hythe, who died unmarried 8th October, 17x7, when the Baxo>etct Expired. West Wickham is now the property ana residence of Sir Charles-francis FaanaiT, bart.
Arms- Or, on a fess gu. three fleurs-delis of tas first, a crescent for difference.
* By his third wife, Lady Elizabeth Montague, daughter ul Henry, Earl of Manchester.
t First wife of Charles Gerard, second Earl of Maceb* field, from whom he separated; she was daughter o: Sb Richard Mason, knt. of Shropshire.
The first mention we find of this family is by Sir Villiam Dugdale, thus: "At a great just or turna11. nt held at Castle Peverel, in the Peak of Derbyhire, where, among divers other persons of note, )weo, Prince of Wales, and a son of the King of icota, were present; there were also two sons of the Juke of Brettaign, and that the youngest of them, juy, was called Guy L'Estrange, from whom the serersl families of the L'Estranges do descend."
Raids: L'Estrange, who obtained, temp. Edward 1. Hunstanton,* in Norfolk, by gift of his brother, lohn L'Estrange, sixth Baron Strange, of Knockyu, B. Margaret, daughter of Ralph Vernon, and was s. sy his son,
Hkvon L'estrange, of Hunstanton, who m. Catharine, daughter and heir of John, Lord Camois, and . id issue,
Si« John L'estrance, knt. who m. Eleanor, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Walkefare, knt. and dying in U17, was s. by his son,
Johs L'estrange, esq. who espoused Alice, daughter and heir of Nicholas Beaumont, and was s. by his ton,
Iunby L'estrange, esq. who m. Catherine, daughter of Roger Drury, esq. of Halsted, in Suffolk, and dying in J4S3, was s. hy his son,
Sir Roger L'estrancc, of Hunstanton, esquire of the body to Hknry VII. who m. Anne, daughter of Sir (ibrirtopheT Hey don, knt. and dying s. p. in 1306, was i. by nil brother,
Sir Roblrt L'estrance, of Hunstanton, who m. Von, daughter and co-heir of Thomas, son of Sir Tho w*3 L'Estrange, of WeUisborn, in Warwickshire, and by her (who m. secondly, Sir Edward Knyvet,) lelt >t his decease in 1311 a son and successor,
Sit Thomas L'estrange, high sheriff of Norfolk in I1M, whom. Aone, daughter of Nicholas, Lord Vaux, -I'd bad sixteen children; of whom Nicholas, the fWeit, succeeded at Hunstanton; and Richard, set<hag in Ireland, was ancestor of the L'estranqes of *l'jyitowi». in the King's County, now represented by Resit Pi Islet L'estrange, esq. of Moystown, lieutenant colonel of the King's Couuty militia. Sir ThoffiJ! L'Estrange died temp. Henry VIII. and was s. fcy his son,
Sir Nicholas L'estrange, of Hunstanton, knighted in Ireland, m. Ellen, daughter of Sir William Kitzwilliam, of Milton, in Northamptonshire, and dying in 1570, was i. by his son,
Hamon L'estrange, esq. who left by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Hugh Hustings, knt. of GressinhaUt and Elsing, in Norfolk, a son and heir,
Sir Nicholas L'estrange, knt. M.P. for Norfolk 1 Edward VI. who married two wives: by the second, Anne, daughter of Sir William Paston, of Paston, relict of Sir George Chaworth, he had no issue; but by the first, Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Bell, knt. of Beaupre Hall, in Norfolk, lord chief baron of the Exchequer, was father of
Sir Hamon L'estrange, knt. of Hunstanton, who m. Alice, daughter and co-heir of Richard Stubbe, esq.j of Sedgeford, in Norfolk, and had (with a daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Sir William Spring, of Pakenham,) three sons, viz.
i. Nicholas, his successor, n. Hamon, of Pakenham, in Suffolk, left issue, in. Roger (Sir), who became so celebrated. He was born about the year 1617, and having in 1644 obtained a commission from King Charles 1. for reducing Lynn, in Norfolk, then in possession of the parliament; the design was discovered to Colonel Walton, the governor, and L'Estrange made prisoner. He was immediately after tried by a court martial at Guildhall, in London, and condemned to death as a spy, but was reprieved, and continued in Newgate for several years. At length, with his keeper's privity, he made his escape, and got beyond sea with much difficulty. In 1(3.13 he returned to England upon the dissolution of the Long Parliament, and advertised the council, then sitting at Whitehall, " that fiuding himself within the act of indemnity, he thought it convenient to give them notice thereof." He was subsequently, after a good deal of trouble, fully discharged on giving two thousand pounds bail. Lord Clarendon calls him *' a man of good wit, and a fancy very luxuriant, and of an enterprising nature." After the Restoration he wrote many books, pamphlets, and papers, and his observations made a considerable impression. He was afterwards knighted, and served in the parliament called by King Jamks II. in 1685, for Winchester. He was continued licenser of the press until King William's accession, when he experienced some annoyance, being considered a disaffected person. He went to his grave, however, in peace, although he had survived his intellect. Of his works Mr.Winstanley says, *< those who shall consider the number and greatness of his books, will admine he should ever write so many; and those who have read them, considering the style and method they are written in, will more admire he should write so well." He rf. 11th December, 1704,$ in the eighty-eighth year of