Sir John II de Legh, of Booth's Hall

Is your surname de Legh?

Research the de Legh family

Sir John II de Legh, of Booth's Hall's Geni Profile

Records for John de Legh

13,615 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John . de Legh, II, of Booths Hall

Nicknames: "Sir John de Venables"
Birthplace: Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John DeLegh; Sir John de Venables (alias John de Legh) and Ellen Leigh
Husband of Maud (Matilda) de Leigh and Jane Leigh
Father of Richard Leigh; John Legh, IV, of Booth's Hall and Peter Leigh, Of Lyme De

Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
Last Updated:

About John . de Legh, II, of Booths Hall

  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke
  • Pg. 530
  • HAMON DE LEIGH, of High Leigh, was father of
    • WILLIAM DE LEIGH, whose son,
      • RICHARD DE LEIGH, living temp. Henry III. had, with a daughter, Margery, m. to Aytrop, son of Aytrop of Millington, a son and successor,
        • RICHARD DE LEIGH, whose only daugher and heir,
          • AGNES DE LEIGH, married three husbands: her first was RICHARD DE LYME (son of Hugh de Lymm, lor of the moiety of Lymm in 1358), by whom whe had one son,
            • THOMAS, who assumed the name of Leigh, and obtained the estate of the West Hall, in High Leigh.
          • By her second husband, William Venables she had
            • JOHN, who also assumed the surname of LEGH, and resided at Booths, in Cheshire. By his first wife he had a son, SIR JOHN DE LEGH, living temp. Edward III., ancestor of the LEGHS, of Booths (see vol.ii. p. 4??) and by his second, Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Corona, of Adlington, he had, inter alios, another son,
              • ROBERT, of Adlington, ancestor of
              • Pg. 531
              • the Leghs, of Adlington, Lyme, Stoneleigh, &c. &c. Sir Peter Legh, the first of Lyme, was beheaded at Chester by order of the Duke of Lancaster, in 1399; and his son and successor Sir Peter Legh, knight banneret, fell at Agincourt. For the LEGHS, of Adlington, see vol. iii. p. 453, and the the LEGHS, of Lyme, vol. ii. p. 686.
          • Agnes de Legh wedded, thirdly, William de Hawardyn, by whom she had a son,
            • RALPH DE HAWARDYN.
  • _____________________
  • Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities
  • VI. SIR JOHN ARDERNE of ALDFORD, ALDERLY, ALVANLEY, and ELFORD, Knight, son and heir of Sir Peter and Margery, was born 1266, and contracted as above.
  • On July 1, 1308, 1 Ed. II,2 he was appointed a Commissioner of Array for the county of Chester, with Hugh Venables, and had the leading of the levies against Bruce as far as Carlisle. In the same year he made a settlement of the manors of Aldford, Elford, and Alderley, in contracting for marriage of his eldest son and heir apparent, John, with Alice, daughter of this Hugh, Baron of Kinderton, covenanting to endow her with Alvanley. This manor was granted by him to them ; and in 1 Ed. II, Sir Hugh Venables, guardian of John, his son and heir, and Alice, wife of that John, constituted his brother William his attorney for taking seisin of Alvanley.
  • Margaret his wife, according to official records, and the direct evidences of the Cheshire Domesday Roll as cited, was daughter of Griffin, or Gruffydd ap Madog, the last Prince of Powys-Vadog, Lord of Bromfield and the Castle of Dinas Bran, near Llangollen, and a warlike ally of the Earls of Chester. His father, Madog, was the founder of Valle Crucis Abbey, and his wife, Emma, daughter of Henry Lord Audley, the founder of Hilton Abbey. For other particulars of her princely ancestors, Yorke's Royal Tribes, and Dugdale's Baronage, may be severally consulted.5 Three of her five brothers died issueless, two being said to have perished, when infants, in the Dee above Aldford. Their alleged murders were bitterly revenged by the descendant of the third, Owen Glendower.
    • The issue of this marriage were, Sir John Arderne, and Peter
    • Arderne, of Over Alderley;1 Maud, wife of John Legh, of Booths,2 and other daughters, who had settlements of land. In this generation, according to a contemporary Roll, the arms were temporarily varied to gules, crusule, or, and a chief of the second,3 instead of the three crosslets and the chief.
  • __________________
  • Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society
  • Pg. 116
  • John de Venables, called Legh, and purchaser of Norbury Booths, 28 Edward I. m. Ellen de Corona, or Baggiley, great-aunt of Thomas, the last of the Corona's. Ob. 1350
  • children
    • Pg. 117
    • 4. Sir Jno. de Legh of Boothes. m.1st Maud, daughter of Sir Jno. Arden of Alford. (First wife.) m.2nd Isabel, daughter of ___ Ob. 43 Edward III.
    • child
      • John Legh of Booths. m. Eliz., daughter and heiress of Richard de Sonbach.
      • child
        • Maud Legh. m. Richard Radcliffe of Ordsall.
  • _________________________
view all

Sir John II de Legh, of Booth's Hall's Timeline

<Of Booths, Lancaster, England>
Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Age 13
Norbury, Cheshire, UK
Age 13
Knutsford Booth,,Cheshire,England
Age 23
Booths Hall,Norbury,Cheshire,England
Age 27
Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
August 25, 1934
Age 27
January 12, 1939
Age 27
October 6, 1960
Age 27