Margaret Legh, of Clifton

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Margaret Legh (Danyers), of Clifton

Also Known As: "Margaret Daniel", "Margaret Daniers", "Danyer"
Birthplace: Cheadle, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 24, 1428
Clifton, Cheshire, England
Place of Burial: Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Thomas Danyers of Over Tabley and Isabel Danyers
Wife of Sir John Savage, of Stainesby; John Radcliffe and Sir Piers de Legh, of Lyme
Mother of Isabella Covert; Sir John Savage II, of Clifton; Elizabeth Savage; Mary Leigh; Blanche Savage and 16 others

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About Margaret Legh, of Clifton

Margaret DANIERS was born 1353 in Bradley, Cheshire, England. She died 24 Jun 1428 in Clifton, Cheshire, England. alternate place of birth: Cheadle, Cheshire, England

Father: Thomas de Danyers b: 1274 Mother: Isabel de Baguley b: 1278 in Baguley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England

Marriage 1: Sir John Radcliffe RADCLIFFE (Sir)1

younger son, served with his father in the wars in France and was knighted after the battle of Crecy. His first wife was Ellen, daughter of Thomas del Bothe of Salford and Barton, Thomas del Bothe appointed as his executors Richard, son of Sir John de Radcliffe, John de Radcliffe, his brother and Ellen del Bothe, his wife, and Thomas de Wyche, rector of Manchester Church. After the death of Ellen, Sir John married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas D'Anyers, of Bradley-in-Appleton, Cheshire, who distinguished himself at the Battle of Crecy by rescuing the Standard of the Black Prince and taking prisoner the Earl of Tankerville, Chamberlain to the King of France. After the death of Sir Thomas, the wardship of his daughter and heiress was given to Sir John de Radcliffe, who after an ecclesiastical enquiry regarding his rights married her. Through her mother, Isabel be Bagguley, Margaret was heiress of Clemency de Cheadle. The Cheadles were a branch of the Duttons, and Sir John's mother was the widow of Sir Hugh Dutton when she married his father. Sir John died without issue, and Lady Margaret afterwards was married to Sir John Savage, whose descendants succeeded to the Cheadle estates. Six years later she was again a widow and she was married to a third husband in Sir Piers de Legh, younger son of Robert de Legh of Adlington.

Marriage 2: John de Savage b. c.1343 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England d. 1386 Cheadle, Cheshire England Married: 1365 in Chedle, Cheshire, England


  1. Dorothy Savage b: ABT 1366 in Clifton, Cheshire, England m. Robert Needham
  2. John de Savage b: 1375 in Clifton, Cheshire, England
  3. Mary (Maud) Savage m. John Legh
  4. Elizabeth Savage m1. John Macclesfield, m2. Randle Mainwaring
  5. Blanche Savage m. Thomas Carrington
  6. Petronel Savage m. Reginald Leigh
  7. William Savage
  8. Isabella Savage
  9. Margaret Savage m. John Dutton
  10. Alice (Dowse) Savage m. Henry Bold
  11. Roger Savage
  12. George Savage
  13. Lucy Savage m. Hamlet Carrington
  14. Anne Savage m. Charles Noel
  15. Eleanor Savage m. Jofrey Warburton
  16. Arthur Savage
  17. Maud Savage SAVAGE1

Marriage 3: Piers de Legh b. c. 1347, d. 1399 Married: aft 1386 Children:

  1. Piers II de Legh b. c. 1387, d. 1422, Paris France. Wounded at Agincourt in 1415.
  2. John de Legh
  3. Matilda de Legh


  • Margaret Daniell1,2
  • F, #10870, d. 24 June 1428
  • Father Sir Thomas Daniell2 d. bt 1351 - 1352
  • Mother Isabel Baggiley d. a 1327
  • Margaret Daniell was born at of Bradley, Appleton, Cheshire, England. She married John Ratcliffe circa 1360. Margaret Daniell married John Savage, son of Sir Robert Savage and Amicia Walkington, in 1365.2 Margaret Daniell married Sir Piers Legh, son of Robert de Legh and Matilda de Arderne, in November 1388. Margaret Daniell died on 24 June 1428.
  • Family 1 Sir Piers Legh d. 1 Aug 1400
  • Children
    • Sir Peter Legh+ d. c 25 Oct 1415
    • John Legh+
  • Family 2 John Savage d. 1386
  • Children
    • Dulcia Savage+
    • Isabel Savage+3
    • Dorothy Savage+
    • Sir John Savage, Bailiff of the Forest of Macclesfield, Constable of Halton Castle, Chamberlain of Middlewich+4,2 b. c 1378, d. 1 Aug 1450
  • Family 3 John Ratcliffe
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2739] Unknown author, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Ormerod, 1819, p. 526; Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 417; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 55.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 490.
  • 3.[S13]
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 638.
  • From:


  • Margaret Dammery1
  • F, #328417
  • Last Edited=31 Dec 2008
  • Margaret Dammery is the daughter of Sir Thomas Dammery.1 She married, secondly, Sir Piers Leigh, son of Robert Leigh and Maud de Norley.1 She married, firstly, Sir John Savage.1
  • Her married name became Savage.1 Her married name became Leigh.
  • Children of Margaret Dammery and Sir Piers Leigh
    • 1.John Leigh+2
    • 2.Sir Peter Leigh1 d. 24 Oct 1415
  • Citations
  • 1.[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.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • From:


  • John SAVAGE
  • Born: 1343
  • Died: 1386
  • Father: Robert SAVAGE (Sir)
  • Mother: Avice De WALKINGTON
  • Married: Margaret DANYERS (b. 1347 - d. 24 Jun 1428) Dau. of Sir Thomas D'Anyers of Bradley-in-Appleton and Isabel be Bagguley) (w. of Sir John Radcliffe - m.3 Piers Legh) ABT 1369
  • Children:
    • 1. John SAVAGE (Sir)
    • 2. Mary SAVAGE
    • 3. Elizabeth SAVAGE
    • 4. Blanche SAVAGE
    • 5. Petronel SAVAGE
    • 6. William SAVAGE (b. ABT 1375)
    • 7. Isabella SAVAGE (b. ABT 1376)
    • 8. Margaret SAVAGE (b. ABT 1377)
    • 9. Alice SAVAGE
    • 10. Mary SAVAGE (b. ABT 1379)
    • 11. Roger SAVAGE (b. ABT 1380)
    • 12. George SAVAGE (b. ABT 1381)
    • 13. Lucy SAVAGE
    • 14. Anne SAVAGE
    • 15. Eleanor SAVAGE
    • 16. Dorothy SAVAGE
    • 17. Arthur SAVAGE (b. ABT 1386)
    • 18. Maud SAVAGE (b. ABT 1387)
  • From: SAVAGE1



Sir Thomas and Lady Isobel had a daughter, Margaret, who married Sir John Savage in 1357. She received as her dowry her mother's lands and lived with her husband at the Old Hall at Clifton. It is possible that it may have been erected as part of the dowry, as there is no mention of it before this time.The name "Clifton" is interesting, and may derive from the fact that the township was founded on a steep rocky slope rising from the flat land that was covered in those days with water - hence Cliff-Town - Clifton.Through his marriage John Savage seems to have succeeded to the royal favour granted to his father-in-law, Sir Thomas Danyer, for in 1397 Henry III appointed him bailiff of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield. Although Clifton long remained the home of the Savages, they had close ties with Macclesfield and Congleton, and are buried in the Parish Church at Macclesfield.

Margaret was married 3 times.

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Margaret Legh, of Clifton's Timeline

Clifton, Cheshire, , England
Appleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Cheadle, Cheshire, England
Runcorn, Cheshire, England
Cheadle, Cheshire, England
Over Peover, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Cheadle, Cheshire, , England