Elizabeth Harriet Leigh

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Elizabeth Lee (Leigh)

Birthplace: Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Egerton Lea Leigh Lee, Sir
Wife of Robert Redden Smith and Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von der Malsburg
Mother of Anna Smith; Allen Smith; Elizabeth Smith; Edith Smith; Redden Smith and 10 others
Sister of William Lee and John Lee

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Sir Egerton Leigh, 1st Bt.

1st son and hr. of Peter Leigh, High Bailiff of Westminster and later Chief Justice of South Carolina (by his wife Elizabeth Latus, dau. of William Latus, of Manchester, co. Lancaster), 4th son of Rev Peter Leigh, of West Hall, High Legh, co. Chester, Rector of Lymm and Vicar of Great Budworth, co. Chester, by his wife Elizabeth Egerton, only dau. of Hon Thomas Egerton, of Tatton Park, co. Chester (by his wife Hester Busby, dau. of Sir John Busby, of Addington, co. Buckingham), 3rd son of John [Egerton], 2nd Earl of Bridgewater


11 Oct 1733


15 Jan 1756 at St Philip's Church, Charleston, South Carolina, Martha Bremar (b. 13 Mar 1738; d. 10 Jan 1801), dau. of Francis Bremar, of South Carolina, British North America, by his wife Martha Laurens, dau. of John Laurens, also of South Carolina, British North America


1. Egerton Leigh (b. 18 Dec 1759; dvp.)

2. Rev Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Bt.

3. Sir Samuel Egerton Leigh, of 42 Bedford Row, Westminster, and of Edinburgh, knighted 1793 (b. 1 Mar 1770; d. 11 Dec 1796), mar. 1793 Catherine Greig (d. aft. 1806), dau. of Alexander Greig, and had issue:

1a. Sir Samuel Egerton Leigh, 3rd Bt.

4. Thomas Egerton Leigh, a plantation owner in Georgetown County, South Carolina (b. 1775; d. ????)

1. Martha Leigh (b. 5 Dec 1762), mar. (1) Nathan Garrick, nephew of the actor David Garrick, and (2) George Grazebrook

2. Elizabeth Harriet Leigh (b. 29 Jul 1764), mar. 1780 Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von der Malsburg, of Schloss Escheberg, Hesse-Cassel (d. 1855), and had issue

3. Mary Leigh (b. 1 Feb 1766), mar. 1783 John Smith, of Madeira

4. Harriet Anne Leigh (b. 30 Sep 1767; dsp.), mar. 1797 as his second wife Capt James Burnett, yr. bro. of Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, 6th Bt., and 2nd son of William Burnett of Criggie by his wife Jean Burnett, 3rd dau. of Robert Burnett of Muchalls

5. Charlotte Lucy Leigh (b. 8 Dec 1768; d. 1801)


15 Sep 1781


15 May 1773 a Baronet of Great Britain, styled "of South Carolina, America"

suc. by



a Member of the Council, Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court, Surveyor-General and Attorney-General of South Carolina


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Elizabeth Harriet Leigh's Timeline

July 29, 1764
Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Age 15
Johnson, North Carolina, USA
Age 15
Age 17
Johnson, North Carolina, USA
Age 19
Hawkins, Tennessee, USA
Age 20
Johnson, North Carolina, USA
Age 20
June 23, 1786
Age 21
Hanau, Hesse, Germany
Age 21
Johnson, North Carolina, USA