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Ellen Leycester (Legh)

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Norbury Booths, Cheshire, England
Death: 1515 (33-41)
Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Phillip Legh and Elizabeth Carrington
Wife of Sir Ralph Leycester, MP
Mother of Anne Mainwaring; Mary Leycester; William Leycester, MP; Lawrence Leycester, of Chester; Jane Leycester and 1 other
Sister of Anne Hulse; John Leigh Lord of Booths, Knight and Lady Jane Legh of Boothes

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From A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 By John Burke Pg. 45

  • 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,
    • II. PHILIP, heir to his nephew.
  • 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,





  • The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882)
    • Lecester of Toft.
  • .... etc.
  • Ralfe Lecester of Toft. = Eleanor d. to Rafe Egerton. ; ch: Sr Ralfe (m. Ellin Leigh & Jane Calvely) Lecester
    • Sr Ralfe Lecester of Toft 1566. = Ellin d. to Phillip Leigh of Bouthes. ; ch: Wm (m. Katherine Edwards), Lawrence, Elizabeth (m. Randoll Manwaring & Edm'd Trafford), Anne (m. Phillip Manwaring), Jane (m. Rob't Langton) Lecester; = 2. Jane d. to Sr Hugh Calveley widdow to John Edwards of Chirke.
      • Wm Lecester of Toft A° 1580. = Katherine d. to John Edwards of Chirk. ; ch: Rafe (disinherited), Sr George (m. Alice Lecester), Jane, Ellin, Parnell, Mary, Anne Lecester
        • Rafe natus ante nuptias disinherited by his father aetat. 17 annor'm 1580.
        • Sr George Lecester of Toft 1599. = Alice d. to Piers Lecester of Tabley.
      • Elizabeth vxr Randoll Manwaring & after to Edm'd Trafford.
      • Anne vxor Phillip Manwaring of Peever.
      • Jan vxr Rob't Langton of the Low.
    • Leigh of Bouthes.
  • .... etc.
  • Sr John Legh of Bouthes slaine at Bloreheath Ao 1459. = Jane. ; ch: John (m. Anne Grosvenor), Phillipp (m. Elizab. Brereton), Geffrey Leigh
    • John Leigh eldest sonne 5 E. 4. = Anne d. & coheire to Robert Grosvenor of Holme. ; ch: Margrett, Elizabeth (m. Peter Shakerley) Leigh
    • Phillip Leigh of Bouthes. Inquisition taken 8 H. 8. = Elizab. d. to Sr Andrew Brereton. ; ch: Roger, William, Edward, Anne (s.p.), Ellin (m. Sr Rafe Lecester), Jane (m. Ric. Starky & . . . Stanley), Sr John (m. Jane Snead) Leigh
      • Ellin vx'r Sr Rafe Lecester.
      • Jane vxor Ric. Starky of Stretton and after to . . . . Stanley of Bickerstaff.
      • Sr John Ligh of Bouthes obijt 1558. m. Jane sister to Sr Wm Snead.
        • .... etc.


  • Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (1879)
    • Leigh, of Boothes.
  • .... etc.
  • John Leigh 7 H. 6. mar. Maude da. to Sr William Boothe of Dunham, Knight. ; ch: Sr John (m. Joane Ashton) Leigh
    • Sr John Leigh of Bouthes knight slayne at Blore heathe 2 R. 3. = Joane, da. & coe heire to Sr Tho. Ashton de Asheton knight in co. Lanc. ; ch: (Pg.152 John (m. Eme Grosvenor), Philip (m. Elizabeth Brereton, Gefferey Leighe)
      • John Leighe of Boothes 5 H. 7. mar. Eme da. & coe heire to Sr Robart Grosvenor of Holme, knight, 2ndly to Peter Shakerley. ; ch: John (wthout issue), Margaret, Elizabeth (m. Petter Shakerley & Raffe Egerton
      • Philip leigh of the bouthis coossen & heire male 18 H. 8. = Elizabeth daughter of Sr Andrew Brereton. ; ch: Sr John (m. Jane Snede), 2. Roger, 3. Edward, 4. William, Ellin (m. Sr Ralf lester), Amy (ob. s.p.'le), Jane (m. Richard Starky & after Stanly) Leigh
        • Sr John Leigh of Bouthis knight ob. 5-6 P. & Ma., 13 Aug't [1558]. = Jane sister of William Snede knight, da. to Richard Snead of Bradwall. ; ch: .... etc.
        • Ellin maried to Sr Ralf lester of Tofte.
        • Jane maried to Richard Starky of Stretton & after to Stanly.


  • Anne Legh1,2
  • F, #88347, b. circa 1472
  • Father Philip Legh2 d. 1512
  • Mother Elizabeth Brereton2 b. c 1470
  • Anne Legh was born circa 1472 at of Norbury Booths, Cheshire, England.1 She married Thomas Hulse, son of Ralph Hulse and (Miss) Cambridge, circa 1493.1
  • Family Thomas Hulse b. c 1470
  • Child
    • William Hulse1 b. c 1495
  • Citations
  • [S10297] Unknown author, History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Omerod, 1819., p. 245.
  • [S10297] Unknown author, History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Omerod, 1819., p. 383.
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  • 'Leigh05'
  • Sir John de Legh (a temp Edward III 1327-1377)
  • Visitation shows John as married (only) to Isabel, dau of Sir Richard Sandbach, and his son Richard as married to Maud, dau of John Arderne. We follow Commoners.
  • m1. Maud Arderne (dau of Sir John Arderne of Aldford)
    • 1. John Legh of Booths
    • m. Elizabeth de Sonbach (dau of Sir Richard de Sonbach)
      • A. Maud Legh
      • m. Richard Radclyffe of Ordshall (d 1380)
    • 2. James Legh
      • A. John Legh of Booths, Sheriff of Cheshire (a 1393)
      • m. Maud
        • i. John Legh of Booths (a 1428)
        • m. Maud Booth (dau of Sir William Booth of Dunham) identified in Visitation (1613), possibly by the Harleian editor
          • a. Sir John Legh of Booths (d Blore Heath 1459)
          • m. Jane Ashton (dau of Sir Thomas Ashton of Asheton) identified in Visitation (1613), possibly by the Harleian editor
            • (1) John Legh of Booths (d 1470)
            • m. Emma Grosvenor (dau of Robert Grosvenor of Hulme, m2. Peter Shakerley)
              • (A) .... etc.
            • (2) Philip Legh of Booths (d 1527-8)
            • m. Elizabeth Brereton (dau of Andrew Brereton of Brereton)
              • (A) Sir John Legh of Booths (d 1558)
              • m. Jane Sneyd (sister of William Sneyd of Bradwell)
                • (i) John Legh of Booths (d 1617-9, 3rd son?)
                • .... etc.
              • (B) Joan Legh
              • m1. Richard Starkey of Stratton or Stretton
              • m2. _ Stanley of Bickerstaff
              • (C) Ellen Legh
              • m. Sir Ralph Leycester of Toft
              • (D) daughter possibly of this generation
              • m. Thomas Hulse
              • (E)+ other issue - Roger, William, Edward, Anne (dsp)
            • (3) Geffrey Legh
            • (4) Margaret Legh possibly of this generation
            • m. Roger Millington of Millington
            • (5) Katherine Legh possibly of this generation
            • m. William Croxton of Ravenscroft
        • ii. Margaret Legh possibly of this generation
        • m. (mcrt 1425-6) Nicholas Gerard of Crewood
  • m2. Isabel (or Ellin?) Baggileigh (d c1370, sister of John Baggileigh of Baggileigh, dau of Sir William, son of Sir John of Baggileigh or Baguley)
    • 3. William Leigh of Baguley (Baggileigh)
  • Main source(s): Commoners (vol ii, Legh of Norbury Booths Hall) with some support from BLG1886 (Legh of Norbury Booths Hall), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580+1613+1663, Leigh of Bouthes or Boothes)
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Norbury Booths, Cheshire, England
Age 37
Cheshire, England
Age 37
Norbury, England
Age 37
Age 37
Age 37
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Knutsford, UK