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Dame Alice Barker, of Caverhall

Also Known As: "Or /Coverall/"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Hagmond, Wolverton, Shropshire, England
Death: 1603 (73-81)
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Barker, alias Coverall and Elizabeth Barker
Wife of Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London
Mother of Alice Coney; Winifred Colles; Sir Thomas Leigh, 1st Bt., of Stoneleigh; Richard Leigh; Sir Rowland Leigh, Kt., of Longborrow and 4 others
Sister of John Barker; Edward Barker; Daughter of John Barker; Parnell Cutler; James Barker and 2 others

Occupation: Dame of Caverhall
Managed by: Private User
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About Dame Alice Barker, of Caverhall

  • 'Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 1 By John Burke
  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 1 By John Burke, Pg. 573
  • III. Thomas, who m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodhey, in Cheshire, and had issue,
    • Elizabeth, m. to John Barker, Esq. of Haughmond, in Salop, and had a dau.,
      • 'ALICE BARKER, who m. Sir Thomas Leigh, and from this alliance lineally descends the present CHANDOS, LORD LEIGH of Stoneleigh.


  • 'A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ... By John Burke
  • A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ... By John Burke, Pg. 310]
  • ROGER LEIGH, of Wellington, in Shropshire and Rushall, in the county of Stafford. This gentleman had issue, . . . . And a younger son,
    • 'THOMAS LEIGH, who was brought up under Sir Rowland Hill, a rich merchant of London, and Lord Mayor of that city; by whom, for his knowledge and industry, he was made his factor beyond sea; and in that trust deporting himself with the highest integrity, Sir Rowland bestowed upon him the hand of his favourite niece, Alice, daughter of John Barker, alias Coverall, of Wolverton, in the county of Salop, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hill, and upon the issue of the marriage he entailed the greater part of his estate. Thomas Leigh subsequently served the office of Sheriff of London, and was Lord Mayor at the death of Queen Mary. He was knighted during his mayoralty, and dying in 1571, was buried in Mercer's Chapel, London, with this epitaph upon is tomb: . . . .
    • 'His widow lived at Stoneleigh to a very advanced age, having seen her chiildren's children to the fourth generation. She died in 1603, and was buried at Stoneleigh, where she had founded an hospital for five poor men, and five poor women, all of them to be unmarried persons, and nominated after her decease by Sir Thomas Leigh, her son, and his heirs for ever. Sir Thomas Leigh had issue by this lady,
      • ROWLAND, who was largely provided for at Longborough, in Gloucestershire, by Sir Rowland Hill, his godfather. He m. first Margery, daughter of Thomas Lawe, of London, vintner, and secondly, __, daughter of Sir Richard Berkeley, Knt., of Stoke-Gifford, in Gloucestershire.
      • Richard, died s. p.
      • THOMAS, of whom presently.
      • William (Sir), of Newnham-Regis, in Warwickshire, who m. Frances, daughter of Sir James Harrington, of Exton, in Rutlandshire, and left a son, . . . .
      • Mary, m. first, to Robert Andrews, of London and secondly, to __ Cobb.
      • Alice, m. to Thomas Connye, of Lincolnshire.
      • Katherine, m. Edward Barber, of Somersetshire, Serjeant at Law.
      • Winifred, m. Sir George Bond, Lord Mayor of London.
      • The second surviving son,
      • THOMAS LEIGH, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and created a baronet, upon the institution of that order, 29th June, 1611. Sir Thomas m. Catherine, fourth daughter of Sir John Spencer, Knt., of Wormleighton, in the county of Warwick, and had issue,


  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p12901.htm#i129003
  • 'Alice Barker1
  • 'F, #129003, d. 1603
  • Last Edited=30 Dec 2008
  • ' Alice Barker was the daughter of John Barker.1 She married Sir Thomas Leigh, son of Roger Leigh, before 13 March 1536.2 She died in 1603.2
  • ' From before 13 March 1536, her married name became Leigh.1
  • 'Children of Alice Barker and Sir Thomas Leigh
    • 1. Sir Thomas Leigh, 1st Bt.+1 d. 1 Feb 1625/26
    • 2. Rowland Leigh+1 d. a 1596
  • *3. Sir William Leigh3
    • 4. Mary Leigh3
    • 5. Alice Leigh3
    • 6. Katherine Leigh3
    • 7. Winifred Leigh3


  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 44. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[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 2, page 2292. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


  • 'Alice Barker
  • F,
  • b. circa 1518, d. 1600
  • Father John Barker b. c 1495
  • Mother Elizabeth Hill b. c 1498
  • ' Alice Barker was born circa 1518 at of Wolverton, Shropshire, England.1 She married Thomas Leigh circa 1536.1 Alice Barker died in 1600.
  • 'Family Thomas Leigh b. c 1515, d. 17 Nov 1572
  • Children
    • ◦Alice Leigh+1 b. c 1537, d. b 1621
    • ◦Winifred Leigh+ b. c 1538, d. a 1592



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Dame Alice Barker, of Caverhall's Timeline

Hagmond, Wolverton, Shropshire, England
Age 10
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 12
Basingthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Age 13
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 15
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 20
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 22
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 26
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 30
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England