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Elizabeth Carrington (Brereton)

Also Known As: "Legh"
Birthplace: Brereton, Cheshire, England
Death: 1540 (67-77)
Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton, Kt. and Agnes Brereton
Wife of Philip Legh of Bothes, Esq. and John Carrington
Mother of Ellen Leycester; Lady Jane Stanley; Roger Legh; Edward Legh; Anne (or Amy) Legh and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Smith; Katherine Smith; Sir William Brereton, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Katherine Bowyer; Ellen Fitton (Brereton) and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Carrington


Extracted from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brereton-8

Elizabeth Brereton was born around 1468. [Elizabeth had a son William who was 14 in 1527 (18 Henry VIII) therefore born in 1513, if she was 45 (est max age to give birth) when she had him she was born in 1468]. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton of Brereton and Agnes DeLeigh, daughter of Robert Ligh of Adlington.[1]

Elizabeth married Philip Legh of Bothes, esq, after 14 August, 1506. Phillip Leigh, who was heir to his nephew, died 2 December, 18 Henry 8 and an Inquisition post mortem was held in 18 Henry VIII.[7]

18 Henry Vlll - -21 April 1526 - 21 April 1527

Elizabeth then married John Carrington.[1]

Elizabeth and Phillip had seven children:[5]

  1. Sir John Leigh of Bouthes, was 14 in 18 Henry VIII, married Jane, sister of Sir William Snead, and died 1558;[7]
  2. Jane married to (1) Richard Starky of Stretton and (2) Stanley of Bickerstaff;
  3. Ellin married to Sir Rafe Lecester;
  4. Anne (or Amy) who died without children;
  5. William
  6. Edward
  7. Roger

Supporting data

  • Elizabeth Brereton
  • F, #44555, b. circa 1470
  • Father Sir Andrew Brereton b. c 1440
  • Mother Agnes Legh b. c 1445
  • Elizabeth Brereton married Philip Legh, son of Sir John Legh. Elizabeth Brereton was born circa 1470 at of Brereton, Cheshire, England.
  • Family Philip Legh d. 1512
  • Children
    • Anne Legh+1 b. c 1472
    • Ellen Legh+ b. c 1480
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10297] Unknown author, History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Omerod, 1819., p. 383.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1483.htm#... ______________
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • http://archive.org/details/agenealogicalan00austgoog
  • http://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalan00austgoog#page/n77/mode/1up
  • Pg. 45
  • JOHN LEGH, of Booths, father of
  • SIR JOHN LEGH, of Booths, a staunch Lancastrian, who fell fighting under the Red Rose at Blore Heath, in the 38th of Henry VI. He left two sons,
    • I. JOHN, his successor.
    • II. PHILIP, heir to his nephew.
  • The elder son,
  • JOHN LEGH, of Booths, espoused Emma, daughter and co-heiress of Robert Grosvenor, of Hulme, with whom he acquired the demesne lands of Allostock. He died in 1470, and was s. by his only son,
  • JOHN LEGH, esq. of Booths. This gentleman m. Anne, daughter of Sir William Booth, of Dunham Massey, by whom (who m. secondly, Geoffrey Shakerley, esq. of Shakerley) he had an only daughter,
    • ELIZABETH LEGH, who was sole heiress to her grandmother's estate at Hulme. She m. Peter Shakerley, esq. of Shakerley. (See vol. i. p. 9)
  • John Legh dying without male issue, was s. by his uncle,
  • PHILIP LEGH, esq. who was returned to the estate of Booths by inquisition in the 2nd RICHARD III. He wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Brereton, of Brereton, by whom (who wedded, secondly, John Carrington, of Carrington) he left issue,
    • JOHN (Sir), his Heir.
    • Joan, m. first to Richard Starkey, esq. of Stretton, and secondly to _ Stanley.
    • Ellen, m. to Sir Ralph Leycester, of Toft. (See vol. i. p. 74)
  • He died in the 18th of HENRY VIII. and was s. by his son,
  • SIR JOHN LEGH, of Booths, who received the honor of knighthood at Leith, 11th May, 1544, at which time the Earl of Hertford, being then general, knighted several Cheshire gentlemen. He espoused Jane, sister of William Sneyd, esq. of Bradwell, and was s. at his decease by his eldest son, ... ___________________
  • The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882)
  • http://archive.org/details/visitationchesh00fellgoog
  • http://archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n57/mode/1up
  • Pg.41
    • Brereton of Brereton Pg. 41-42
  • .... etc.
  • Wm Brereton obijt vivo patre. = Alice d. to Jno Corbet of Leighton sister and heire to Richard.; ch: Sr Wm (m. Phillippa Halse) Brereton.
    • Sr Wm Brereton of Brereton. = Phillippa d. to Sr Hugh Halse.; ch: Wm, Sr Andrew (m. Agnes Ligh & Anne Done) Brereton (Pg.42 Sr John (m. Katherine Barkley & Jane Massy), Hugh (m. Anne Donn) Brereton)
      • Sr Andrew Brereton of Brereton. ch: Katherine (m. Wm Bowyer), Elizabeth (m. John Smith); = 1. Agnes d. to Rob't Ligh of Adlington.; ch: (Pg.42 Sir Wm (m. Alice Savage & Elenor Brereton), Katherine (m. Sr Thomas Smith), Elizabeth (m. Phillip Ligh & John Carrington), Alice (m. Wm Morton), Maud (m. John Damport) Brereton).; = 2. Anne Done.
        • Katherine uxr Wm Bowyer of Knipsley.
        • Elizabeth vxr John Smith of Oldlaugh. [Oldhaugh. Harl. 1505.]
        • http://archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n58/mode/1up
        • Pg.42
        • Sir Wm Brereton L. Cheife Justice of Ireland. = 1. Alice d. to Sr John Savage.; ch: Will'm (m. Anne Boothe) Brereton; = 2. Elenor d. to Sr Randoll Brereton of Ipstones.; ch: Richard (m. Thomasine Ashley), Mary (m. Sr . . . . Warburton) Brereton.
        • Katherine vxor Sr Thomas Smith of Hough.
        • Elizabeth uxor Phillip Ligh of Boothes & after to John Carrington.
        • Alice uxr Wm Morton of Morton.
        • Maud vxr John Damport of Damport. __________
  • Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (1879)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/recordsociety58recouoft
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsociety58recouoft#page/151/mode...
    • CHART
  • John Leigh 7 H. 6. mar. Maude da. to Sr William Boothe of Dunham, Knight.
    • Sr John Leigh of Bouthes knight slayne at Blore heathe 2 R. 3. mar. Joane, da. & coe heire to Sr Tho. Ashton de Asheton knight in co. Lanc.
    • ch of John Leigh & Joane Ashton
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsociety58recouoft#page/152/mode...
      • 1. John Leighe of Boothes 5 H. 7. mar. Eme da. & coe heire to Sr Robart Grosvenor of Holme, knight, 2ndly to Peter Shakerley. 2. Philip Leigh of the bouthis coossen & heire male 18 H. 8. mar. Elizabeth daughter of Sr Andrew Brereton. 3. Geffery Leighe.
      • ch of Philip Leigh & Elizabeth Brereton
        • 1. Sr John Leigh of Bouthis knight ob. 5-6 P. & Ma., 13 Aug't [1558]. mar. Jane sister of William Snede knight, da. to Richard Snead of Bradwall. 2. Roger. 3. Edward. 4. William. 5. Ellin maried to Sr Ralf Lester of Tofte. 6. Amy ob. s. p'le. 7. Jane maried to Richard Starky of Streeton & after to Stanly. _____________________
  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct .. By Sir Bernard Burke
  • http://archive.org/details/agenealogicalhi00burkgoog
  • http://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00burkgoog#page/n94/mode/1up
  • Pg. 74
  • .... etc.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Philippa, dau. of Sir Hugh, and sister of Thomas Hulse, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Katherine, dau. of Sir John Byron, and d.s.p.
    • II. ANDREW (SIR), of whom presently. .... ETC.
  • The eldest surviving son,
  • SIR ANDREW BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. Agnes, dau. of Robert Legh, of Adlington, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM (Sir), his heir.
    • II. John, of Leek, co. Stafford.
    • III. Andrew.
    • IV. Matthew.
    • I. Ellen, wife of John Fitton, of Gawsworth.
    • II. Alice, wife of William Moreton, of Little Moreton.
    • III. Elizabeth, m. 1st to Philip Legh. of Boothes; and 2ndly, to John Carington, of Carington.
    • IV. Catherine, m. to Thomas Smith, of Hagh.
    • V. Matilda, m. to John Davenport of Davenport
    • VI. Johanna, m. to Lawrence Dutton. of Marshe, brother and heir of Sir Thomas Dutton, of Dutton.
  • The eldest son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt.; chief Justice and lord high marshal of Ireland, m. 1st, Alice, dau. of Sir John Savage, Knt, of Clifton, and by her had a son, .... Etc.
  • The chief justice m. 2ndly, Eleanor, dau. of Sir Ralph Brereton, of Ipstones, co. Stafford, and widow of _ Egerton, and by her had issue, ....
  • Sir William, who was buried at Kilkenny, in Ireland, 4 February, 1541, was s. by his grandson, .... ________________________
  • 'Brereton02'
  • Sir William Brereton of Brereton
  • m. Philippa Hulse (dau of Sir Hugh Hulse)
    • 1. William Brereton of Brereton (dsp)
    • m. Katherine Byron (dau of Sir John Byron)
    • 2. Sir Andrew Brereton of Brereton
    • m1. Agnes Legh (dau of Robert Legh of Adlington)
      • A. Sir William Brereton of Brereton (b c1483, bur 04.02.1541, Chief Justice and Lord High Marshal of Ireland)
      • m1. Alice Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
        • i. .... etc.
      • m2. Eleanor Brereton (d 1570, dau of Sir Ralph Brereton of Ipstones)
        • iii. .... etc.
      • BIFR1976 reports that "It is not clear by which marriage Sir William Brereton had his daus". Visitation shows only 1 daughter, Mary, dau of Eleanor. BE1883 shows them all as Eleanor's.
        • vi. .... etc.
      • B. Ellen Brereton
      • m. John Fitton of Gawsworth (d 19.02.1524)
      • C. Alice Brereton
      • m. William Moreton (Morton) of Little Moreton
      • D. Elizabeth Brereton
      • m1. Philip Legh of Boothes
      • m2. John Carington of Carington or Carrington
      • E. Catherine Brereton
      • m. Thomas (not John) Smith of Hagh (Hough)
      • F. Matilda (Maud) Brereton
      • m. John Davenport of Davenport
      • G. Johanna Brereton
      • m. Lawrence Dutton of Marshe
      • H.+ other issue - John of Leek, Andrew, Matthew
    • m2. Anne Done
    • partner(s) unknown
      • K. Katherine Brereton
      • m. William Bowyer of Knipersley (d 1540-1)
      • L. Elizabeth Brereton
      • m. John Smith of Oldhaugh
    • 3. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): BE1883 (Brereton) with some support from TCP (Brereton of Laghlin or Leighlin), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Brereton of Brereton), BIFR1976 (Brereton)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4fz/brereton02.php#top

John Paul Rylands, ed., The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 etc, (London: Harleian Society, 1882), https://archive.org/stream/visitationofches00glov#page/148/mode/2up pp.147-8.


Proof of Marriage - after 14 August 1506



  • http://www.brereton.org/Cheshire%20January%202013.pdf - SOME DATES ARE NOT CORRECT IN THIS LISTING & CONNECTIONS VERY CONFUSING
  • Married: Sir Philip Leigh in 1479 in Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England (???) Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Brereton
  • Citation: The History of Cheshire, Ormerod, George Esq., LL.D., F.S.A., 2nd Edition by Thomas Helsby, Esq, London: George Routledge & Sons, 1882, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Provo, UT 84604, Page number: vol. 1, p. 499
  • John Paul Rylands, ed., The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 etc, (London: Harleian Society, 1882), pp.147-8. https://archive.org/stream/visitationofches00glov#page/148/mode/2up
  • “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 >
  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p70044.htm#i700435 shows as born circa 1474 & died 1540.
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Elizabeth Carrington's Timeline

Brereton, Cheshire, England
Norbury, Cheshire, England
Cheshire West and Chester, England
Age 72
Cheshire, England
June 22, 1925
Age 72
December 7, 1934
Age 72
Norbury Booths, Cheshire, England