John Leake of Sutton

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John Leeke

Also Known As: "Leeke", "Leke", "Lake and Leake appear to be alternative spellings accepted by various members of this family tree."
Birthplace: Of Southwell Dale, Derbyshire, England
Death: March 31, 1505 (46-55)
Sutton cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire, England
Place of Burial: Sutton cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Leake of Lakeford and Catherine Leake (Chaworth)
Husband of Elisabetha Leeke and Alys Leake
Father of Sir John Leake of Sutton; Thomas Leeke; Muriel Waterton (Leeke); Catherine Foljambe; Elizabeth Freschville and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Leake of Hasland and Catherine Leeke

Occupation: Sir/Knight
Managed by: Private User
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About John Leake of Sutton

  • John Leeke, Esq.1,2,3,4
  • M, #48436, b. circa 1452, d. 31 March 1505
  • Father William Leeke, Esq.5,4 b. c 1418, d. 1458
  • Mother Katherine Chaworth5,4
  • John Leeke, Esq. was born circa 1452 at of Sutton, Derbyshire, England; Age 7 in 1459.1,2,5 A contract for the marriage of John Leeke, Esq. and Elizabeth Savage was signed on 13 January 1459; They had 2 sons (Sir John; & Thomas of Williamthorpe) and 3 daughters (Muriel, wife of Sir Robert Waterton; Katherine, wife of Sir Godfrey Foljambe; & Elizabeth, wife of John Frecheville).1,2,5,3,4 John Leeke, Esq. left a will on 24 March 1505.5,4 He died on 31 March 1505.5,4 His estate was probated on 1 July 1505.5,4
  • Family Elizabeth Savage b. c 1453
  • Child
    • Muriel Leeke+5,4 b. c 1474
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 473.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 639.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 493.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 296.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 755.
  • From: _______________
  • Elizabeth SAVAGE
  • Father: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Catherine STANLEY
  • Married: John LEEKE (son of William Leeke of Longford)
  • From: SAVAGE1 _________________
  • Descriptive catalogue of Derbyshire charters in public and private libraries and muniment rooms (1906)
  • Pg.181
    • (HUKNALL.)
  • 1469. Release from John Benet to John Leek, son and heir of William Leek of Lanforth, of the manors of Lanforth, Hick[lyng], Estleek, and Saxendale [Langford, Hickling, East Leek, Saxondale, co. Notts.], with appurtenances in Wyverton and Carcolstone [Wiverton and Carlcaston], same county, the manor of Huknall [Ault Hucknall] and Sutton in la Dall [co. Derby], with advowson of the churches of Hicklyng at Sutton [co. Notts.], the manor of Sandeacre and Harstone [Sandiacre, co. Derby, Harston, co. Leic], with lands in North Colyngham, Stockwith, Holme justa Newerk, Gedlyng, and Elstone [co. Notts.], Kirkhalome [Kirk Hallam, co. Derb.], and Dalderby, Craslound, and Gunthorpe, co. Linc. Witn. John You (?), Thomas White, John Mill, jun., of North Colyngham, etc. Dat. Eyleston, 5 Feb., 11 Edw. IV. [1472]. (Woll. i. 77.)
  • Pg.318
  • 2533- Covenants between Henry Foliambe, sen., of Walton, "squier," and John Leeke, sen., of Sutton-in-le-Dale, squier, for the marriage of Godfrey Foliambe, son and heir of the said Henry (or in the event of his death to Thomas Foliambe, second son of the same), with Katherine, dau. of the said John Leeke, or (in the event of her death) with Muriel, second dau. of the same, and for the marriage of John Leeke, son and heir of the said John, with Jane, dau. of the said Henry Foliambe. Dat. 9 June, 4 Hen. VII. [1489]. (Foljambe.) ______________________
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke
  • Pg.439
  • SIR GODFREY FOLJAMBE, knt. of Walton, born there 27th March, 1472, served as sheriff of Derbyshire, 16 and 28 HENRY VIII. He m. 5 HENRY, VII. Catherine, daughter of Sir John Leake, of Sutton in le Dale, in that county, and had issue, .... ________________________
  • From:
  • Sir GODFREY FOLJAMBE, of Walton, Knt., born at Walton on Easter-day, 27 March, 1472, esquire of the body to King Henry 7 & 8. Was granted a tiger arg. ducally gorged or, and an antelope quarterly or and sa. as supporters, and two additional crests; viz. 1. A chapeau gu. turned up ermine, a tiger statant arg. ducally gorged or, and 2. On a wreath a chat-loup or calopus quarterly, or and sa., to be borne by him and his posterity. He was thrice sheriff of co Derby, 11, 16 & 28 Hen. 8, married 1490, and died 20 Dec., 1541, buried in the family vault at Chesterfield with his ancestors 22 December.
  • married KATHERINE, dau. of Sir John Leeke, of Sutton-en-le-Dale, co. Derby, Knt. She d. 24 May, 1529, buried at Chesterfield.
  • [They had issue] .... ____________________
  • Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History (1848)
  • Pg.139
  • .... There was William Leeke, who married Catherine Chaworth, and then their son, John Leeke, High Sheriff of Derby and Notts, in 1489, and who died in 1505, succeeded by his son, Sir John Leeke, knighted at Lille in 1513, who died in 1523. He married Jane Foljambe, and was succeeded by a son, Sir Francis Leeke, whose marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Paston, of Oxnead, in Norfolk, gives him a connection with us in East Anglia. He was High Sheriff in 1548, and died .... __________________
  • 'Leeke01'
  • .... etc.
  • A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham (MP)
  • m. Isabel 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 .... etc.
  • Visitation mentions the following Sir John, indicating that he had issue. We thank a visitor (DS, 28.01.09) for drawing the following to our attention. It comes from newsgroup correspondence within soc. genealogy.medieval (SGM) which notes that some sources suggest (apparently wrongly) that the following John was son of a Ralph.
    • ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire
    • The SMG correspondence identifies Sir John's wife only as Alice Grey. Some web sites support the connection we make but other identify her as daughter of John Grey of Unstone (Ounston or Ownston). The connection should be viewed as somewhat speculative.
    • m. Alice Grey
      • a. William Leek or Leake of Langford
      • m. Katherine Chaworth
      • The SMG correspondence follows their son Thomas, identified as probably the 2nd son. Various web sites show their elder/eldest son as the following John and provide the connection to Sir Francis shown at the continuation point.
        • (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 .... etc.
          • (2) Thomas Leake of Hasland (2nd son)
          • m. Margaret Fox (dau of William Fox) name found on various web sites
            • (A) Elizabeth Leake .... etc.
      • b. Catherine Leek or Leake probably of this generation
      • m. (c1490) Godfrey Foljambe of Walton (b 27.03.1472, d 1541)
      • @@@ We presume that this Catherine was a different person from the Margaret mentioned by the SMG correspondence as of a gerneration earlier (see just below) who (also) married a Godfrey Folljambe.
    • iii. Margaret Leek or Leake
    • m1. Godfrey Foljambe see not @@@ just above
    • m2. Sir Thomas Rempston
  • B. William Leeke (MP) .... ect.
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) for upper section (uploaded 29.01.09) : Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Hercye) with input as noted above
  • 'Savage02'
  • A. John Savage of Clifton and Stainesby
  • m. Elizabeth (or Elenor) Brereton (dau of Sir William Brereton of Brereton) named by Elizabeth by Armstrong, Elenor by Visitation, not named by Ormerod/BE1883
    • i. Sir John Savage of Clifton (b c1422, d 22.11.1495)
    • m. Catherine Stanley (dau of Thomas Stanley, 1st Lord, sister of Thomas, 1st Earl of Derby)
      • a. Sir John Savage of Clifton (dvp Bologne)
      • m. Dorothy Vernon (dau of Sir Ralph Vernon)
        • (1) Sir John Savage of Clifton 'of Frodsham', Sheriff of ....
      • .... etc.
      • k. Elizabeth Savage see Note C below, shown by Armstrong a generation earlier
      • m. John Leeke or Leake of Sutton (son of William of Longford)
      • l. ...etc.
      • Note C. Armstrong shows 2 daughters for John & Katherine: Elizabeth (m. Sir John Hampden) & Alice (m. Sir William Brereton. Ormerod & BE1883 both show 5 daughters: Ellen (m. Peter Legh of Lyme), Katherine (m. Thomas Legh of Adlington), Margaret (m. Edmund Trafford), Alice (m. Roger Pilkington) - see Ann below, a generation earlier) & Elizabeth (m. John Leeke). Visitation shows 6 daughters: unnamed (m. Sir Thomas Waterton), Elizabeth (m. _ Leake, unnamed (m. Sir Edward Trafford sb Edmund, husband of Margaret?), Elenor (m. Sir Piers Leigh), Katherin (m. Thomas Leigh of Adlington), Alice (m. Roger Pilkenton - see Ann below, a generation earlier).
    • ii. Eleanor Savage see Note D below
    • m. (1467) Sir Piers Leigh of Lyme
    • iii. Elizabeth Savage m. John Leake, see Note D below, shown a generation later
    • iv. Helen Savage .... etc.
    • Note D. Armstrong mentions 6 daughter of John & Elizabeth: Eleanor (m. Sir Piers Leigh of Lyme), Elizabeth (m. John Leake - we show a generation later), Helein .... etc.
  • From: ____________________

John LEEKE Esquire [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 was born 1452 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England. He died 20 Mar 1505 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England. John married Elizabeth SAVAGE on 1476 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England.


Sir John LeAk was a member of the Sutton branch of the family. He is first mentioned in 1513 as an Esquire, but soon afterward he received the honour of Knighthood. Sir John appears in the list of " the names of the Captayns and Pety Captayns .... of the Aremy and Vantgard of the Kyng's Lefftenaunt entering in to France, the 16th day of June, in the 5th yer of the Reigne of Kynge Henry VllI, 1513." A note is appended " The said Sir John made Knyght at Lyile."



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John Leake of Sutton's Timeline

Of Southwell Dale, Derbyshire, England
Carlton, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Probably Sutton, Derbyshire, England
Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England
March 31, 1505
Age 51
Sutton cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire, England
Age 51
Church Chancel, Sutton cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)