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John Leighton, of Wattlesborough

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Birthplace: Wattlesborough, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Wattlesborough,,Shropshire,England
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Son of Sir Thomas Leighton and Elizabeth Corbet
Husband of Joyce Leighton and Maud / Matilda Leighton
Father of Sir Edward Leighton, MP; Sir Thomas Leighton, MP; Elizabeth Mason; Cecilia Leighton; Dorothy Leighton and 4 others
Half brother of Anne Cornwall; Elizabeth Trentham; Sir Robert Corbet II; George Corbet; Margaret Clive and 6 others

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About John Leighton, of Wattlesborough

  • John Leighton1
  • M, #496932
  • Last Edited=17 Nov 2013
  • John Leighton is the son of Sir Thomas Leighton and Elizabeth Devereux.2 He married, secondly, Joyce Sutton, daughter of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley and Cicely Willoughby.2 He married, firstly, Matilda Harewell, daughter of John Harewell.1
  • He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Shropshire.1 He was Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII.1 He was (an unknown value) in 1532.1
  • Children of John Leighton and Joyce Sutton
    • Sir Thomas Leighton+1
    • Sir Edward Leighton+2 d. 1593
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2294. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p49694.htm#i496932

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  • Sir Thomas Leighton (c.1530–1610) was an English soldier and politician. He served as the Governor of Guernsey and Jersey from 1570 to 1609. Although the ancestral link still awaits confirmation,[1][2] there is evidence that Sir Thomas and his wife are common ancestors of the current Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; being 12th great-grandparents of William, and 11th great-grandparents of Catherine, which would make them 12th cousins, once removed.[3][4][5]
  • Sir Thomas was knighted in 1579 during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. He was from Feckenham, Worcestershire, England, born to John Leighton of Wattlesborough and Joyce Sutton, daughter of Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley.[6]
  • Leighton was unpopular as governor. He developed the defensive capabilities of Castle Cornet, but to do so he imposed heavy taxes on the islanders.[4] In 1588 he was sent as a diplomat to Henry III of France, and then served at the camp at Tilbury in the defensive moves against the Spanish Armada. For some years from 1595 he employed Thomas Cartwright as chaplain.[6]
  • Leighton served as Member of Parliament for Worcestershire in 1601. He died in Guernsey.[6]
  • Leighton married Elizabeth Knollys (cousin once removed of Elizabeth I) in 1578. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne Leighton, and one son, the father's namesake Thomas Leighton (born 1584), who married Mary, daughter of Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche.[6]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Leighton_(Governor)

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  • Sir Edward Leighton (by 1525-1593) was an English politician.
  • He was the eldest son of John Leighton of Wattlesborough Castle, Shropshire, and admitted in 1541 to Gray's Inn to study law. He succeeded his father in 1532.
  • He was appointed High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire for 1549 and 1591 and High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1567 and 1587. He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Shropshire in October 1553 and 1563. He was knighted in 1591.
  • He married twice: firstly Elizabeth née Edwards, the widow of a Mr. Meverell and secondly Anne, the daughter of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckinghamshire, with whom he had 4 sons and 3 daughters.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Leighton_(died_1593)

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  • LEIGHTON, Edward (by 1525-93), of Wattlesborough, Salop.
  • b. by 1525, 1st s. of John Leighton of Wattlesborough by Joyce, da. of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley; bro. of Sir Thomas†. educ. G. Inn, adm. 1541. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of one Edwards, wid. of one Meverell; (2) by 1553, Anne, da. of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks., 4s. inc. Thomas† 3da. suc. fa. 28 Feb. 1532. Kntd. 1591.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/leighton-edward-1525-93

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  • LEIGHTON, Edward (by 1525-93), of Wattlesborough, Salop.
  • b. by 1525, 1st s. of John Leighton of Wattlesborough by Joyce, da. of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley; bro. of Sir Thomas. educ. G. Inn 1541. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of one Edwardes, wid. of one Meverell; (2) by 1553 Anne, da. of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks., 4s. inc. Thomas 3da. suc. fa. 28 Feb. 1532. Kntd. 1591.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/leighton-edward-1525-93

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  • Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley,[1] and the 6th Baron Sutton, (c. 1460 – 31 January 1531) was a Member of Parliament (MP) of the Parliament of England from 12 August 1492 to 3 November 1529. He was one of the English noblemen elected as Knight of the Garter (KG) in the beginning of King Henry VIII's reign.[2] He was chamberlain to Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I) from 1525 to 1528.[3]
  • Edward Sutton was the son of Sir Edmund Sutton and Joyce de Tiptoft,[1] daughter of Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft. In right of his wife Joyce, Edmund Sutton became Baron Tibetot and Baron Cherleton, and thus co-heir to the Powis inheritance.
  • Edward married Cecily Willoughby,[1] granddaughter of Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk, by whom he had:[2]
    • 1. John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, his successor.
    • 2. Geoffrey Sutton, who married Eleanor Talbot, by whom he was father of Thomas Sutton of Russels.
    • 3. Thomas Sutton.
    • 4. Arthur Dudley, prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral (see Chad of Mercia#Cult and Relics).
    • 5. Elizabeth Sutton, who married Thomas Butler, son of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond.
    • 6. Alice Sutton.
    • 7. Eleanor Sutton, who married firstly Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, and secondly Leonard Grey, 1st Viscount Grane.
    • 8. Joyce Sutton, who married Sir John Leighton of Wattlesborough. Their son, Sir Thomas Leighton, was Governor of Jersey and married Elizabeth Knollys, daughter of Catherine, Lady Knollys and sister of Lettice Knollys.
    • 9. Jane (Joan, Johanna) Sutton, who married Sir Thomas Fiennes, son of Thomas, Baron Dacre. Their son Thomas Fiennes, 9th Baron Dacre was executed for murder in 1541.
    • 10. Margaret Sutton, who married John Grey, 2nd Baron Grey of Powis. Their son was Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis, to whom his uncle John, Lord Dudley, sold the Tiptoft-Dudley portion of Powis Castle.
    • 11. Catherine Sutton, who married Sir George Gresley of Drakelow.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Sutton,_2nd_Baron_Dudley

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  • Joyce SUTTON
  • Born: 1492
  • Died: AFT 1586
  • Father: Edward SUTTON (2º B. Sutton of Dudley)
  • Mother: Cecily WILLOUGHBY (B. Sutton of Dudley)
  • Married 1: John LEIGHTON of Watlesburgh 1508, Feckenham, Worsestershire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas LEIGHTON (Sir Gov. of Jersey) (d. ABT 1611, S.P.) (m. Elizabeth Knollys)
  • Married 2: Richard LEE AFT 28 Feb 1531/1532
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SUTTON.htm#Joyce SUTTON2

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  • Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley & Lord Powys1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #46807, b. circa 1460, d. 31 January 1532
  • Father Sir Edmund Sutton7,8,9 b. c 1435, d. bt 6 Jul 1483 - 1486
  • Mother Joyce Tiptoft10,7,8,9 d. b 1472
  • Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley & Lord Powys was born circa 1460; Age 26 in March 1486, but age 28 or 30 in 1487.10,2,5,6 He married Cecily Willoughby, daughter of Sir William Willoughby and Joan Strangeways, circa 1480; They had 7 sons (Sir John, 3rd Lord Dudley; Edward; Thomas; Arthur, a cleric; George; Geoffrey; & William) & 8 daughters (Margaret, wife of John, Lord Grey of Powis, & of Robert Sutton; Eleanor, wife of Sir Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert; Jane, wife of Thomas Fiennes; Katherine, wife of Sir George Gresley; Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Huddleston, & of Thomas Boteler; Joyce, wife of John Leighton; Dorothy; & Constance).11,12,2,3,4,5,6 Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley & Lord Powys died on 31 January 1532; About age 72.11,2,5,6
  • Family Cecily Willoughby d. a 14 Nov 1541
  • Children
    • Margaret Sutton+13,14 b. c 1486, d. b 11 May 1525
    • Eleanor Sutton15,2,4,5,6 b. c 1490, d. b 24 May 1532
    • Sir John Dudley, 3rd Lord Dudley+11,2,5 b. c 1496
    • Elizabeth Sutton+16,3,5,6 b. c 1498, d. a 1532
    • Katherine Dudley16,2 b. c 1505
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 480-481.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 279.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 457.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 50-51.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 156.
  • 6.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 671.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 278-279.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 155.
  • 9.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 670.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 480.
  • 11.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 481.
  • 12.[S11583] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 830.
  • 13.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 300.
  • 14.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 141-142.
  • 15.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 850.
  • 16.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1557.htm#i46807

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  • 'Leighton2'
  • John Leighton of Streeton, later of Wattlesborough and Loton, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1493)
  • m. Ankeret Burgh (dau of Sir John Burgh of Wattlesborough)
    • 1. Sir Thomas Leighton of Wattlesborough or Watlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire (b 1454)
    • Visitation shows that Sir Thomas married twice. As Elizabeth Devereux was married before her marriage to Sir Thomas, we presume that she was his second wife so that his first marriage was to ...
    • m1. Anna Baker (dau of Roger Baker of Salop)
      • A. Joyce Leighton
      • m. William Spencer of Witton
      • B. Elizabeth Leighton
      • m. Jacob Leich of Newton
      • C. Margaret Leighton
      • m. John ap Henry = John Howley
      • D. Alice Leighton
      • m. Roger Hawkes
      • E.+ other issue (dsp) - Edward, William, Thomas, Ancareta, Matilda
    • m2. Elizabeth Devereux (dau of Sir Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley)
      • J. John Leighton of Wattlesborough or Watlesborough (d 1532)
      • m1. Matilda Harewell (dsp, dau of John Harewell) probably Matilda here
      • m2. Joyce Sutton (dau of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord of Dudley)
        • i. Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough, Sheriff of Shropshire then Montgomeryshire (d 1593)
        • m1. Anne Darrell (dau of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Darrell)
          • a. Thomas Leighton .... etc.
        • ii. Sir Thomas Leighton of Feckenham or Feckingham, Governor of Jersey
        • m. Elizabeth or Cecilia Knollys (dau of Sir Francis Knollys of Rotherfield Greys)
          • a. Anne Leighton .... etc.
        • iii. Charles Leighton
        • iv. Elizabeth Leighton
        • m. Thomas Sciuen or Scriven of Frodesley
        • v. Katherina Leighton
        • m1. Richard Wigmore
        • m2. John Dodg of Kent
        • vi. Jane Leighton (dsp)
        • m. Stephen Sankey
        • vii. Elianor Leighton
        • m. Thomas Heneage of Lincolnshire
        • viii. Cecilia Leighton
        • m1. William Jennyns or Jenings of Williberne or Wallibone
        • m2. _ Barker
        • ix. Dorothea Leighton
        • m. Thomas Onslowe of Boreaton
      • K.+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Richard
    • 2. Sir Cuthbert .... etc.
  • Main source(s): BP1934 (Leighton), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Leighton of Leighton, Stretton, etc.)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ll/leighton2.php

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John Leighton, of Wattlesborough's Timeline

1469
1469
Wattlesborough, Shropshire, England
1492
1492
Age 23
Watlesborough, Shropshire, England
1499
1499
Age 30
Wattlesborough
1510
1510
Age 41
Church Stretton, Shropshire, England
1516
1516
Age 47
Church Stretton, Shropshire, England
1522
1522
Age 53
Of,Feckenham,Worsestershire,England
1523
1523
Age 54
Feckenham, Worcestershire, England
1525
1525
Age 56
Shropshire, England
1526
1526
Age 57
Wattlesborough, Shropshire, England
1528
1528
Age 59
Church Stretton, Shropshire, England