Sir John Legh, of Boothes

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John Legh

Also Known As: "John de Leigh"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Booth's Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Norbury, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John de Legh, of Booth's Hall and Matilda (Maud) de Arderne
Husband of Elizabeth de Sandback
Father of Maud (Matilda) de Leigh
Brother of James de Legh, of Addington
Half brother of Agnes Legh, de Venables; Robert de Legh and William Leghe or Venables

Occupation: of Booth's Hall
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Sir John Legh, of Boothes

The eldest son,John Legh, of Booths, wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard de Sanbach. by whom he had an only daughter, Maud Legh, who m. Richard Radcljffe, of Ordeshall, and conveyed to him, as her inheritance, a moiety of the manor of Mobberley. John Legh dying thus without male issue, the estate of Booths devolved upon his nephew John Legh, who thus became "of Booths."

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Sir John Legh of Boothes is described as one of seven loyal Chesire men who Thomas Cholmondeley, Ralph Davenport, Adam Bostock, John Done of Utkinson, Thomas Holford, Thomas Beeston and seventy retainers (Chesire Bowman) each, became the bodyguard for King Richard "guarding over him day and night with their battle axes, upon his return from a punitive expedition in Ireland in 1399, and before the Battle of Shrewesbury.

Source: Nooks and corners of Lancashire and Cheshire James Croston

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  • 'John de Legh1
  • 'M, b. before 1324, d. after 1377
  • Father John de Legh d. bt 1323 - 1324
  • Mother Matilda de Arderne
  • ' John de Legh married Elizabeth de Sandback, daughter of Richard de Sandback. John de Legh was born before 1324 at of Booths, Cheshire, England. He died after 1377.
  • 'Family Elizabeth de Sandback
  • Child
    • Matilda de Legh+
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10325] Unknown author, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Ormerod, 1819, p. 383; The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by Weis, 4th Ed., p. 143.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1108.htm#i33292
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  • 'A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • Pg. 45
  • JOHN LEGH, became proprietor, by puchase, of Knutsford Booth, before the 28th of Edward I. He wedded, first. ___, and had a son, JOHN (Sir). He espoused, secondly, Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Corona, of Adlington, and was father of . . . . .
  • He was s. by his eldest son,
    • SIR JOHN DE LEGH, living in the time of Edward III. who m. first, Maud, daughter of Sir John Arderne, of Aldford, and acquired with her a moiety of the manor of Mobberley. By this lady he had,
      • ' I. JOHN, his heir.
      • II. James, who died before the 43rd of Edward III. leaving a son,
        • JOHN, heir to his uncle.
    • Sir John espoused, secondly, Isabel, sister and co-heir of John Baggileigh, of Baggileigh, and had another son,
      • III. William, founder of the Leighs, of Baggileigh, now extinct.
    • The eldest son,
      • ' JOHN LEGH, of Booths, wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard de Sonbach, by whom he had an only daughter,
        • MAUD LEGH, who m. Richard Radclyffe, of Ordeshall, and conveyed to him, as her inheritance, a moiety of the manor of Mobberley.
      • 'John Legh dying thus without male issue, the estate of Booths devolved upon his nephew,
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  • 'Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 2 By John Burke Pg.1091-
  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 2 By John Burke
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THIS SOURCE SEEMS TO HAVE DIFFERENT FATHERS FOR ISABEL SANDBACH AND THEY ARE NOT THE PARENTS OF MAUD/MATILDA WHO MARRIED RICHARD RADCLIFF AND IN ONE THE CHILD IS JOHN THE OTHER RICHARD WHO MARRIED MAUD/MATILDA ARDERNE WHO WERE PARENTS OF MAUD WHO MARRIED RICHARD RADCLIFFE

  • 'The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/visitationchesh00fellgoog
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n160/mode/1up/search/Massy
  • It is to have in mind that Tho's Legh of High Legh and old John Legh of the Bouthes were brethren.
  • And the said John Ligh married Ellin d. to Sr Wm Baguley, and had issue Sr John Lygh of Bouthes, William Ligh of Baguley, Robert Legh of Adlington & Peter Legh of Berchinton, And of old Robert came Robin & Sr Rob't. Robinett & Robin that was father to Robert that married Ellin daughter to Sr Wm Bouth, & had issue Tho. Legh of Adlngton.
  • ' Sr John Legh of Bouthes and Isabell daughter and heir to Sr Piers Sandbach had issue John Legh, James Legh, William & Jhn, &c. Then John sonne & heire of Sr John and Dame Isabell married Maud daughter and heir to Sr John Arderne and had by her Maud daughter and heir married to Richard Radcliff of Wordsall &c.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n163/mode/1up
  • Leigh of Bouthes.
  • [Harl. 1424, fo. 87'b. Harl. 1505, fo. 91.]
  • CHART
  • ch of John Leigh of Bouthes. & Ellin Baguley
    • GEN5.7.21. Sr John Liegh of Bouthes.
      • ' GEN6.21.94. John Ligh mar. Isabel d. & heire to Sr Richard Sandbach.
        • GEN7.94.96. Richard Leigh. m. Maud d. & heire to Sr John Arderne. (see page next page for children)
      • GEN6.21.95. James Leigh who did entaile certaine lands to him & his heires.
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Sir John Legh, of Boothes's Timeline

1317
1317
Norbury, Cheshire, England
1337
1337
Age 20
Knotsford, Cheshire, England
1337
Age 20
Booths Hall,Norbury,Cheshire,England
1399
1399
Age 82
Norbury, Cheshire, England
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