Sir Robert Legh, Knt., of Adlington

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Robert de Legh, Ill, Knight

Nicknames: "Robert lll de Legh of Adlington", "Robert Leigh"
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Birthplace: Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Adlington, Cheshire, , England
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Son of Robert de Legh, of Adlington and Matilda/Maud de Arderne
Husband of Isabel de Belgrave, of Belgrave and Margaret (Margery) de Legh
Father of Joan Davenport; Robert Legh, of Adlington Hall and Reginald Legh, of Adlington
Brother of Margaret Leigh; Agnes De Leigh; John De Legh; Katherine De Legh; Joan De Leigh and 1 other
Half brother of Margaret Bold

Occupation: High Sheriff of Cheshire
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Robert de Legh, Ill, Knight

Robert de Legh III of Adlington, was knighted during the reign of Richard II (1377-1399). He was twice (High) Sheriff of Cheshire. 1393 & 1398. Above are the specific arms of Robert.

Sir Robert de Legh III, who was more than 20 years of age at the time of his father's death in 1382 as stated in the post mortem inquisition by which same instrument it appears that he was born at Bortherley Hey, and was baptized in Audley Church, on the feast of St. Chad the bishop on the 2 of March, 35 Edward III (1362).

He married Anabella, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas de Belgrave of Eccleston. He held Adlington manor in chief by knight's service. Anabella brought manor other estates to the marriage including LIttle Belgrave, Moultisdale, March, Northwall in Flintshire, Kellsall and Tiersworth in Cheshire and in the city of Chester. These properties stayed in the family until the reformation, when upon the purchase of the manor of Prestbury, a moiety of Belgrave manor, and a large part of the other Belgrave possessions were sold to the Grosvenors, who were instrumental in securing the inheritance of Prestbury to the Leghs of Adlington.

In 10 Richard II, Robert III was engaged against the French. .

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ROBERT WAS THE SON OF ROBERT (son of ROBERT AND SIBILLA HONFORD) AND MATILDA ARDERNE, HE MARRIED 1ST ISABEL/ELIZABETH BELGRAVE MARRIED 2ND UNKNOWN WIFE (WHO MARRIED 2ND RICHARD CLYDERHOW). ROBERT AND ISABEL BELGRAVE'S CHILDREN WERE ROBERT, REGINALD, JOANNA (RALPH DAVENPORT), ? DAUGHTER, WILLIAM, PIERS.

-------------------- Sherrif of Cheshire -------------------- The Leghs of Adlington •Robert de Legh (1308-1370) •Robert de Legh (1330-1382) •Sir Robert de Legh (1362-1408) •Robert de Legh (1386-1415) •Robert de Legh (1410-1478) •Robert de Legh (1428-1487) •Thomas Legh (1452-1519) •George Legh (1497-1529) .•Thomas Legh (1527-1548) •Thomas Legh (1547-1601) •Sir Urian Legh (1566-1627) •Thomas Legh (1593-1644) •Thomas Legh (1614-1687) •Thomas Legh (1644-1691) •John Legh (1668-1739) •Charles Legh (1697-1781) .•Elizabeth Rowlls Legh (1728-1806) •Richard Crosse Legh (1754-1822) •Thomas Legh (1795-1829) •Charles Richard Banastre Legh (1821-1888) •Caroline Mary Florence Legh (1873-1940) •Cynthia Combermere Legh (1896-1983) •Charles Francis Legh (1922-1992) •Camilla Jane Corona Legh (1960- . The first Legh of Adlington, Robert de Legh, was a descendant of Gilbert de Venables, who had come to Britain with William the Conqueror. He was a Riding-Forester of the Forest of Macclesfield, Bailiff of the Hundred of Macclesfield, “Lieutenant” to Sir Thomas de Ferrers, Justice of Chester and for many years “Lieutenant of the Prince’s Bachelor”. He also sat as Justice in Eyre..

Robert de Legh, the second in succession, was one of the Black Prince's Esquires. Robert de Legh the third in succession was knighted during the reign of Richard II. He was twice (High) Sheriff of Cheshire. Robert de Legh the fourth in succession was preparing to take part in the Battle of Agincourt but died of pestilence ten days before the battle..

Some years after the dissolution of the monasteries, Thomas Legh the tenth in succession acquired the rights of the Manor of Prestbury, together with the advowson of the Church and the tithes. Leghs became Patrons of the Living and Lay Rectors of Prestbury as they still are. Thomas Legh was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1588..

Urian Legh was knighted for his services in taking Cadiz in 1596. He was High Sheriff in 1613..

Thomas Legh the twelfth in succession was twice High Sheriff of Cheshire and a Colonel in the Royalist Army during the Civil War. He lost Adlington Hall in December 1642 but regained it later. In February 1644 the house was again besieged. This time it had to be surrendered to the Parliamentarians in order to prevent severe damage. It was not returned to the family until 1656 after heavy fines had been paid..

Thomas Legh the thirteenth in succession was gazetted Colonel of Militia and appointed High Sheriff in 1662 in recognition of his services to the Stuarts. The next three in succession were also Colonels of Militia and High Sheriffs. On the death of Charles Legh in 1781 the direct male line of succession failed but the succession continued through Charles' niece Elizabeth Rowlls who assumed the surname of Legh by Royal Sign Manual..

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Sir Robert Legh, Knt., of Adlington's Timeline

1363
March 6, 1363
Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
1380
1380
Age 16
Adlington, Cheshire, England
1382
1382
Age 18
Adlington, Cheshire, England
1385
1385
Age 21
Adlington, Prestbury, Cheshire, England
1393
1393
Age 29
Adlington, Cheshire , England
1408
August 18, 1408
Age 45
Adlington, Cheshire, , England
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