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Agnes Brereton (Legh)

Also Known As: "Agnes Legh", "Agnes Leigh", "Carrington"
Birthplace: Adlington, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: May 22, 1511 (62-71)
Brereton, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Legh, Esq., of Adlington and Isabel Legh
Wife of Sir Andrew Brereton, Kt.
Mother of Elizabeth Smith; Katherine Smith; Elizabeth Carrington; Sir William Brereton, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Katherine Bowyer and 4 others
Sister of Robert Legh; Isabel Holford; Ellen Pigot; Maud Mainwaring; Margaret Mere and 1 other

Managed by: Gwyneth Potter McNeil
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About Agnes Brereton

  • Agnes Legh
  • F, #44398, b. circa 1445
  • Father Robert Legh, Esq. b. 3 May 1410, d. 29 Jan 1479
  • Mother Isabella Stanley
  • Agnes Legh was born circa 1445 at of Adlington, Cheshire, England. She married Sir Andrew Brereton, son of Sir William Brereton and Philippa Hulse, circa 1459.
  • Family Sir Andrew Brereton b. c 1440
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Brereton+ b. c 1470
    • Sir William Brereton+ b. 1473
    • Ellen Brereton+ b. c 1477, d. 22 Sep 1541
  • From: ____________________
  • Agnes Leigh was born in 1456 at Adlington, Cheshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Leigh and Isabel Stanley.1
  • Child of Agnes Leigh and Andrew Brereton
    • 1.Ellen Brereton+1 b. 1477, d. 22 Sep 1541
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • From: _____________________
  • Isabel STANLEY
  • Born: ABT 1435, Hooton, Cheshire, England
  • Father: William STANLEY
  • Mother: Alicia HOUGHTON
  • Married: Robert LEIGH
  • Children:
    • 1. Agnes LEIGH
  • From: ________________________
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 3 By John Burke Pg.453-457
  • Pg. 454
  • ROGERT LEGH, esq. of Adlington, wedded, first, Isabella, daughter of John Savage, of Clifton, by whom he had no issue; and, secondly, Isabella, daughter of Sir William Stanley, knt. of Hooton; by whom he had,
    • I. ROBERT, his heir.
    • I. Margaret, m. first to Thomas Mere, of Mere; and secondly to Robert Reddish, of Catteral.
    • II. Margery, m. to William Davenport, esq. of Bramall.
    • III. Isabel, m. first, to Laurence Warren, esq. of Poynton; and, secondly, to Sir George Holford, of Holford.
    • IV. Matilda, m. to John Mainwaring, esq. of Peover.
    • V. Agnes, m. to Sir Andrew Brereton, of Brereton.
    • VI. ___ m. to ___ Pigott, esq. of Chetwynd, Salop.
  • Robert Legh was s. at his decease (inq. p. m. 18 Edward IV.) by his son,
    • ROBERT LEGH, esq. of Adlington, who m. Ellen dau. of Sir Robert Booth, of Dunham-Massey, and had six sons and five daughters, namely, ______________________
  • Alice SAVAGE
  • Father: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Dorothy VERNON
  • Married: William BRERETON (son of Andrew Brereton and Agnes Leigh) ABT 1488, Clifton, Cheshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. William BRERETON (b. 1506) (m. Anne Booth)
  • From: SAVAGE5 ________________________


  • John Paul Rylands, ed., The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 etc, (London: Harleian Society, 1882), pp.147-8.
  • “Hand-list of the Legh of Booths Charters in the John Rylands Library”. By F. Taylor, M.A., PhD, Keeper of Manuscripts and Assistant Librarian in the John Rylands Library. Page 247. < PDF >
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Agnes Brereton's Timeline

Adlington, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Brereton, Cheshire East, England (United Kingdom)
England (United Kingdom)
Brereton, Cheshire, England
Brereton, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Brereton, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Brereton,Cheshire, England
Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)