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  • 'Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester1
  • 'M, #15872, d. 21 December 1653
  • Last Edited=1 May 2011
  • ' Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester was the son of Sir Francis Leigh and Hon. Mary Egerton.2 He married, firstly, Susan Northam, daughter of Richard Northam, on 31 July 1617 at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England.3 He married, secondly, Hon. Audrey Boteler, daughter of John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield and Elizabeth Villiers, from 1617 to 1618.1 He died on 21 December 1653 at Apscourt, Surrey, England.3 He was buried at Newnham, Hampshire, England.3 His will was probated on 22 June 1654.3
  • ' Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester was invested as a Knight in January 1612/13 at Newmarket, Suffolk, England.2 He was created 1st Baronet Leigh [England] on 24 December 1618.3 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Warwick from 1625 to 1626.2 He was created 1st Baron Dunsmore, co. Warwick [England] on 31 July 1628, with special remainder to his step-son, John Anderson of Hardwick, Huntingdon.3 He was a Commissioner to treat wth the Scots at Ripon in September 1640.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 8 August 1641.2 He was Colonel of the Regiment of Horse in 1643.2 He held the office of Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners between 1644 and 1646.2 He was created 1st Earl of Chichester, co. Sussex [England] on 3 June 1644, with a special remainder to his son-in-law, Thomas, Earl of Southampton.3 He was a King's Commissioner at the conference at Uxbridge in January 1645.2 His last will was dated 2 September 1652.
  • ' On his death, the Barony of Dunsmore became extinct.3
  • 'Children of Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester and Hon. Audrey Boteler
    • 1.Lady Elizabeth Leigh+3
    • 2.Lady Mary Leigh+3 d. 7 Jul 1671
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 65. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 193. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 194.
  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p1588.htm#i15872
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  • 'The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county; incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal, and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. By George Ormerod (1819)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/historyofcountyp00orme
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofcountyp00orme#page/348/mode/1up
  • CHART
  • Sir THOMAS EGERTON, Knt. lord chancellor of England, baron of Ellesmere, co. Salop. July 21, 1603, viscount Brackley, co. Northampton, Nov. 7, 1616, born about 1540, died in London March 15, 1616-7, buried at Dodleston, co. Cest. marr. 1st ELIZABETH, daughter of Thomas Ravenscroft, of Bretton, co. Flint, esq. died 1588, buried at Dodleston.
  • CHILDREN
    • MARY, wife of sir Francis Leigh, of Newnham Regis, co. Warwick, K. B. father of 'Francis L. earl of Chichester', died Ap. 3, 1612, bur. at St. Margaret's Westm.
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  • 'A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ... By John Burke
  • A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ... By John Burke
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  • LEIGH - BARONS LEIGH, OF STONELEIGH, IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK.
    • By Letters Patent, dated 1st July, 1643.
  • Lineage.
  • The ancestors of this noble family assumed their surname from the town of HIGH-LEIGH, in Cheshire, where they were seated before the conquest.
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  • William (Sir), of Newnham-Regis, in Warwickshire, who m. Frances, daughter of Sir James Harrington, of Exton, in Rutlandshire, and left a son,
    • FRANCIS (Sir, K.B.), who m. Mary, daughter of Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, and left a son,
      • ' FRANCIS, who was elevated to the peerage as Earl of Chicester (see Leigh, Earl of Chichester).
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  • LEIGH-BARON DUNSMORE, EARL OF CHICHESTER.
  • Lineage.
  • ' SIR FRANCIS LEIGH, Baronet, of Newnham Regis, in Warwickshire, was elevated to the peerage on the 31st July, 1628, in the dignity of BARON DUNSMORE, of Dunsmore, in the county of Warwick. His lordship espoused Audrey, daughter and co-heir of John, Lord Butler, of Bramfield, (by Elizabeth, sister of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham,) and widow of Sir Francis Anderson, Knt., by whom he had issue,
    • Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton (his lorship's second wife).
    • Mary, m. to George Villiers, Viscount Grandison, in the peerage of Ireland.
  • 'Lord Dunsmore having distinguished himself by his zeal in the royal cause during the civil wars, was advanced, on the 3rd July, 1644, to the Earldom of Chichester, with remainder to the Earl of Southampton, and his issue male by his lordship's above mentioned daughter Elizabeth. He d. 21st December, 1653, when the BARONY OF DUNSMORE
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  • 'became EXTINCT, and the Earldom of Chichester devolved according to the limitation (see Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton).
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  • 'The genesis of the United States: a narrative of the movement in ..., Volume 2 By Alexander Brown
  • The genesis of the United States: a narrative of the movement in ..., Volume 2 By Alexander Brown
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  • Lee (Leigh, etc.), Sir Francis, 3. Sub. L37 10s.; pd. L33 6s. 8d. He was the grandson of Sir Thomas Lee, the Lord Mayor of London in 1558, and the son of Sir William, of King's Newenham in County Warwick, by his wife Frances, daughter of Sir James Harington, of Exton. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of James I.; was M. P. for Oxford, 1601 and 1604-11.
  • He married the Hon. Mary Egerton, daughter of Thomas Lord Ellesmere, lord chancellor of England. Their son, 'Francis Leigh, was created Earl of Chichester.'
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  • 'Dictionary of national biography, Volume 32 edited by Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
  • Dictionary of national biography, Volume 32 edited by Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
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  • ' LEIGH, FRANCIS, first EARL OF CHICHESTER (d. 1653), son of Sir Francis Leigh, by Mary, daughter of Thomas Egerton, viscount Brackley [q. v.], and great-grandson of Sir Thomas Leigh or Lee [q. v.] of Stoneleigh, was born at his father's seat at Newnham Regis, Warwickshire, before 1600.
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  • 'He died on 21 Dec. 1653, and was buried in the chancel of Newnham Church. He married, first, Susan, daughter of Richard Norman, esq., by whom he had no issue, and secondly, Audrey, daughter and coheir of John, baron Butler of Bramfield; she died 16 Sept. 1652, leaving two daughters, Elizabeth, second wife of Thomas Wriothesley, fourth earl of Southampton [q. v.], and Mary, wife of George Villiers, fourth viscount Grandison, whose granddaughter married Robert Pitt . . .
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  • LEIGH or LEE, SIR THOMAS (1504?-1571), lord mayor of London, son of Roger Leigh of Wellington in Shropshire, was born about 1504 or 1505. He was descended from an ancient family settled before the conquest at High Leigh in Cheshire. Leigh was apprenticed to Sir Thomas Seymer . . .
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  • After his marriage in 1536 Leigh began to turn his attention to . . .
  • . . . He died on 17 Nov 1571, and was buried in Mercers' Chapel under a handsome monument erected by his widow, which . . .
  • Leigh married, shortly before 13 March 1536 (State Papers, Henry VIII, viii. 14, x.192), Alice Barker, alias Coverdale, of Wolverton, who seems to have resided at Calais, and was niece of Alderman Sir Rowland Hill [q. v.], whose fortune, including the manor of King's Newnham, she inherited. She survived her husband, and lived to a great age, having seen her children's children to the fourth generation. She died in 1603 (BURKE, Peerage, 54th edit. p.832). . .
  • ' Francis Leigh [q. v.], grandson of his third son, Sir William Leigh, became Earl of Chichester, and among his descendants was the great Earl of Chatham.
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  • 'A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct .. By Sir Bernard Burke
  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct .. By Sir Bernard Burke
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  • Thomas WRIOTHESLEY (4º E. Southampton)
  • Born: 10 Mar 1607, Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Christened: 2 Apr 1607, Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Acceded: 1624
  • Died: 16 May 1667, Southampton House, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England
  • Buried: 18 Jun 1667, Titchfield, Hampshire, England
  • Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI,p.131-134.
  • Father: Henry WRIOTHESLEY (3° E. Southampton)
  • Mother: Elizabeth VERNON (C. Southampton)
  • Married 1: Rachel De MASSUE 18 Aug 1634, Charenton, France
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth WRIOTHESLEY (C. Gainsborough) (m. Edward Noel, E. Gainsborough)
    • 2. Rachel WRIOTHESLEY (B. Russell) (b. 1637 - d. 29 Sep 1723, Bloomsbury - bur. Chenies) (m. William Russell, B. Russell 31 Jul 1669 Titchfield, Hants)
    • 3. Magdalene WRIOTHESLEY
    • 4. Charles WRIOTHESLEY (b. 6 Jun 1636 - d. BEF 20 Nov 1635)
    • 5. Henry WRIOTHESLEY (b. 31 Oct 1638, Southampton House, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England - d. ABT 1643, Paris, Seine, France - bur. Charenton, France)
  • Married 2: Elizabeth LEIGH (dau. of 'Francis Leigh, 1° E. Chichester, and Audrey Butler') 24 Apr 1642
  • Children:
    • 6. Audrey WRIOTHESLEY
    • 7. Penelope WRIOTHESLEY
    • 8. Elizabeth WRIOTHESLEY
    • 9. Penelope WRIOTHESLEY
  • Married 3: Frances SEYMOUR (C. Southampton) 1659
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WRIOTHESLEY.htm#Thomas WRIOTHESLEY (4º E. Southampton)
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