Gowther Legh (Leigh) (deceased)

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  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
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  • JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY (desc. King Edward I) [see SAVAGE 12].
    • 13. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of Peter Legh, of Lyme (in Handley, Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter, John, 'Gowther', and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was present at the siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwick, Lancashire.
      • 14. PETER LEGH, Esq., of Lyme (in Prestbury) and Bradley, Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, born about 1479 (aged 48 in 1527). He married (1st) JANE GERARD, daughter of Peter Gerard, of Bryn (in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. They had three daughters, Cecily (wife of Thomas Butler), Jane (or Joan), and Anne. His wife Jane, died 5 May 1510. He married (2nd) before 1513 MARGARET DE TYLDESLEY, daughter of Nicholas de Tyldesley. They had three sons, Peter, Knt., George, and Robert, and six daughters, Katherine (wife of Peter Langton), Margaret (wife of Thomas Bruche), Ellen (wife of ___ Stanley), Elizabeth (wife of Lawrence Downes), Alice (wife of ___ Rowley), and Mary. PETER LEGH, Esq., died 4 Dec. 1541, leaving a will datede 6 Sept. 1536.
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  • 'The house of Lyme from its foundation to the end of the eighteenth century (1917)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924027932320
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  • . . . Peter the third (son of Sir Peter Legh last named) succeeded his father at the age of seven or eight. He was married when only sixteen to Margaret Molyneux, the daughter of his stepfather, Sir Richard Molyneux, by Ellen, daughter of Sir W. Harrington of Hornby. At her death, shortly before June 28, 1428, when the writ of diem clausit extremum issued, Peter Legh married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Trafford and widow of Sir John Pilkington.
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  • This Sir Peter Legh died at Bradley in 1478 at the age of sixty-three, and his eldest son, also a Peter, the fourth of his name, married, about 1449, Mabell, the heiress of the Crofts. She leaves a very curious will, dated 1474, in which there is mentioned an indenture of the 8 of July, 14 Edward IV, by which " Dame Mabell Lye, widow of Peres Legh," provides for her three younger sons, Hamond, James, and John, with 100 shillings yearly during their lives, the money "if they be evil deposit or wrong gydit" to go to her eldest son " Peersher," i.e. Piers or Peter. One hundred shillings would be equivalent to about L8o of the money of the present day ; but this would not appear to be a very munificent portion even for a younger son.
  • This Peter dying in the lifetime of his father, the estates devolved, at the death of Sir Peter in 1478, on his grandson, Peter the fifth, generally called Piers, born in 1455, and married in 1467 when a child to Ellen, daughter of Sir John Savage. . . . .
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  • By his wife Ellen, Sir Piers had four sons, and three daughters. His 'second son, Gowther, gave L10 a year towards a free school at Winwick, Lancashire (one of the oldest parts of the Legh property), which fact is notified by a brass on the school building erected by Gowther's great-nephew'. Sir Peter Legh, in 161 8, who augmented the grant by another yearly sum of L10, "for his zeal to God's glorye and his love to the parish of Winwick and common good of the country."
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  • In 1491, Sir Piers Legh lost his wife, to whom he was devotedly attached. She was buried at Bewgenet, in Sussex, but there is no record to show what took her there. Her husband, who never ceased to mourn her loss, retired from the world at her death and became a monk, probably influenced by his brother-in-law, the Archbishop of York.* He died at Lyme in 1527, and is buried at Winwick, the burial-place of the Legh family for many generations.
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  • This Sir Piers — a very remarkable man in his way — was succeeded by his son, another Peter, sixth of his line, who had reached the age of forty-eight at his father's death. He was twice married, first to Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Gerard, and in 1510 to Margaret, daughter of Nicolas de Tydesley, by whom he had one son, born in 1513.
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
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  • JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY [see SAVAGE 11].
    • 12. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER (or PIERS) LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Stewardd of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of Peter (or Piers Legh, of Lyme (in Handley), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter (or Piers), John, 'Gowther', and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was prsent at the Siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwich, Lancashire.
      • 13. PETER (or PIERS) LEGH, Esq., of Lyme (in Prestbury) and Bradley, Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, born about 1479 (aged 48 in 1527). He married (1st) JANE GERARD, daughter of Peter Gerard, of Bryn (in Ashton-in-Makerfield), Lancashire. They had three daughters, Cecily (wife of Thomas Butler), Jane (or Joan), and Anne. His wife, Jane, died 5 May 1510. He married (2nd) before 1513 MARGARET DE TYLDESLEY, daughter of Nicholas de Tyldesley. They had three sons, Peter (or Piers, Knt., George, and Robert, and six daughters, Katherine (wife of Peter Langton), Margaret (wife of Thomas Bruche), Ellen (wife of ___ Stanley), Elizabeth (wife of Lawrence Downes), Alice (wife of ___ Rowley), and Mary. PETER LEGH, Esq., died 4 Dec. 1541, leaving a will dated 6 Sept. 1539.
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  • 'Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (1879)
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  • ch of S'r Piers Leighe & Margarett Moluneux
    • 1. Piers Leighe died before his father 1468. mar. Mabell da. & heir to S'r James Croftes & of the da. to ffreackleton [died 1474-5]. 2. Janne vxor Richard Kighley.
    • ch of Piers Leighe & Mabell Croftes
      • 1. James 2 sonne [died 1514] mar. Ciceley da. to S'r Roger Gerrard. 2. John 3 son. 3. S'r Piers Leighe Knight banarett by E. 4. obiit 1524 [1527]. mar. Ellen da. to S'r John Sauage Knight [died 1492]. 4. Margarett vxor Raffe Orrell. 5. Elizabeth.
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsociety58recouoft#page/142/mode/1up/search/Legh
      • ch of Piers Leighe & Ellen Sauage
        • '1. [Gowther Legh, founded Winwick Grammar School.]' 2. John. 3. James. 4. Piers Leighe of Lime & Bradley [died 1541]. mar. Jane da. to S'r Thomas Gerrard K. 2 wyffe [1 wife, died 1510]. mar. Margarett da. to Nicholas Tillesley 1 wyffe [2 wife]. 5. Margarett vxor Lawrance Warren [of Poynton] barron of Stopford [Stockport].
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  • Eleanor SAVAGE
  • Born: ABT 1452
  • Died: 17 May 1491/2
  • Father: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Catherine STANLEY
  • Married: Peter LEIGH (Sir) (b. ABT 1455 - d. 11 Aug 1527) (son of Peter Leigh and Mabel Croft) 2 Jan 1466/7, Clifton, Cheshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Peter LEIGH (b. 1479/80 - d. 4 Dec 1542) (m.1 Jane Gerard - m.2 Margaret Tyldesley)
    • 2. Margaret LEIGH (b. 1473) (m. Hamnet Hyde)
    • 3. John LEIGH (b. ABT 1482)
    • 4. James LEIGH (b. ABT 1484 - d. 1530)
    • 5. Richard LEIGH (b. ABT 1486)
  • '6. Gunther LEIGH (b. 1490)
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SAVAGE.htm#Eleanor SAVAGE1
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