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Isabel Leek (Towers)

Also Known As: "Issabel", "Tower", "Leeke"
Birthplace: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: before 1417
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Towers of Somerby
Wife of Sir John Leeke of Cotham
Mother of Margaret Rempston; Sir John Leek of Sutton and Simon Leek, MP, of Leake & Cotham

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About Isabel Leek


A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham MP m Isabell Towers, dau of John Towers of Somerby. He was the son of Simon (Leeke) de Leeke and Margaret Vaux.

Children include

  1. Simon Leek of Cotham, Esq.[3] b. bef. 1389, d. b 1 Jun 1439 m Joan Talbot dau of Sir John Talbot of Swanington [sic: his son Thomas Talbot]
  2. John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire, Esq., b c 1390, m Alice Grey
  3. Margaret Leek or Leake, m 1) Godfrey Foljambe m 2) Sir Thomas Rempston


"John de Leek, Chr. and Isabell his Wife, 6 H. 4. (1404/05) by Fine, settled the Manor of Kilvington, four Mess. sixty-four Acres of Land, sixteen of Meadow, and 20s. Rent, with the Appurtenances in Kilvington, Staunton, Flawburgh, Dalinton, and Newarke, on Simon de Leeke, and Joane, who had been the Wife of Sir Thomas Malory, Knight, and the Heirs of their Bodies; but if the said Simon and Joane should fail of Issue, to remain to them the said John and Isabell, and the Heirs of John."[5]


Stirnet: ‘Leeke01’

  • Sir John Leeke, lord of Cotham
    • 1. Sir Simon (not John) Leeke of Cotham, Nottinghamshire m. Margaret Vaux
      • A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham (MP) m. Isabell Towers (dau of John Towers of Somerby)
        • i. Sir Simon Leek of Cotham m. Joan Talbot (dau of Sir John Talbot of Swanington)
          • a. Elizabeth Leek m. Sir Hugh Hercy of Grove
          • b. Mary Leek (d 17.02.1442/3) m. (before 18.05.1436) Sir Giles Daubney
          • c. Margaret Leek m. Sir John Markham of Sebrook (judge)
          • d. Anne Leek (nun) Thanks to a contributor (KLW, 05.03.08) for drawing our attention to the apparent fact that, before Anne entered a convent, she was married to .. m. Richard Willoughby (dsp 1471)
        • ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire m. Alice Grey
          • a. William Leek or Leake of Langford m. Katherine Chaworth
            • (1) John Leake of Sutton m. Elizabeth Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
              • (A) Sir John Leake of Sutton (d 11.12.1522) m. (09.06.1489) Jane Foljambe (dau of Henry Foljambe of Walton by Benedicta Vernon)
                • (i) Sir Francis Leake of Sutton (d 01.08.1580) m. Elizabeth Paston (dau of Sir William Paston of Paston)
              • (B) Catherine Leek or Leake probably of this generation (but see below) m. (c1490) Godfrey Foljambe of Walton (b 27.03.1472, d 1541)
            • (2) Thomas Leake of Hasland (2nd son) m. Margaret Fox (dau of William Fox) name found on various web sites
              • (A) Elizabeth Leave m1. (1512) John Hardwick (d 1527) m2. Ralph Leche
        • iii. Margaret Leek or Leake m1. Godfrey Foljambe see above m2. Sir Thomas Rempston ## see here
      • B. William Leeke of Kirketon (a 1384, MP) m. Avice Stockton (dau/heir of John de Stockton by dau/heir (by Margaret) of Thomas de Kirketon son (by Beatrix) of Robert son of John son of Robert de Kirketon, probably son of Roger de Kireketon)

Hercy pedigree in the Visitations of Nottinghamshire, 1569 & 1614. Has an error: John Leek who married Isabel Towers was the son of Simon Leek.
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Isabel Leek's Timeline

Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Nottinghamshire, England
Age 56
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Probably Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England
Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)