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About Joyce Sutton

Joyce Sutton was the daughter of Edward Sutton, 2nd baron Dudley (c.1457-January 31, 1531/2) and Cecily Willoughby (c.1463-August 1539). Genealogy sources are contradictory concerning the date of her marriage to John Leighton of Watlesburgh/Wattlesborough, Shropshire (1480-February 28, 1532), some giving 1508 and others 1522. The couple had at least three children, Elizabeth (c.1522-May 16, 1606), Edward (d. September 10, 1593), and Thomas (c.1530-1609). By 1538, Joyce had married Richard Lee of Oxenbold, Shropshire (d.1557+), a member of the royal household. They lived on Leighton property, the manors of Stapleton and Wattlesborough. In June 1540, he acquired the wardship of her son Edward. In c.1550, Lee and his wife were defendants in a chancery case.

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  • 'LEE, Richard (?1501-57 or later), of Oxenbold, Salop.
  • b. ?1501, 2nd s. of Fulk Lee of Langley, by Alice, da. of Sir Richard or Thomas Cornwall of Berrington, Herefs. 'm. by 1538, Joyce, da. of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley, wid. of John Leighton (d. 28 Feb. 1532) of Wattlesborough, Salop.1
  • When Leland, writing about 1538, ranked Thomas Lee of Langley seventh in wealth among Shropshire landowners, he called Lee ‘elder brother to he that married Leighton’s wife of Wattlesborough’, and it was indeed Richard Lee’s marriage that both renewed a long-standing connexion with the powerful Leightons and established one with the noble house of Dudley. When he married, Lee was already in the royal household: he was one of the staff of the cellar who remained at home to serve the Queen when the King visited France in October 1532. ....
  • In June 1540 Lee acquired the wardship and marriage of his stepson Edward Leighton. He and his wife had occupied the Leighton manors since their marriage, and he was variously known as of Stapleton and Wattlesborough, as well as of Oxenbold. ....
  • Lee’s election for Wenlock, in preference to his elder brother who was a more considerable figure in the shire, may be seen as answering to both his municipal standing and his connexions, especially his relationship to Edward Leighton, returned on this occasion as a knight of the shire: he could also have received the support of the crown which he had served so long. Unlike Leighton, he was not among the Members noted as having ‘stood for the true religion’ against the initial measures to restore Catholicism.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/lee-richard-1501-57-or-later
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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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  • 'Joyce Sutton1
  • F, #378318
  • Last Edited=16 Mar 2011
  • ' Joyce Sutton is the daughter of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley and Cicely Willoughby.1 She married John Leighton.1
  • ' Her married name became Leighton.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1192. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p37832.htm#i378318
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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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Joyce Sutton's Timeline

1492
1492
Dudley, Worcestershire, England
1499
1499
Age 7
Wattlesborough
1522
1522
Age 30
Of,Feckenham,Worsestershire,England
1525
1525
Age 33
1535
1535
Age 43
of, Feckenham, Worcestershire, England
1586
1586
Age 94
Wattlesborough,,Shropshire,England
1904
June 7, 1904
Age 94
June 7, 1904
Age 94
June 7, 1904
Age 94
June 7, 1904
Age 94