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Phillip Legh

Also Known As: "Phil", "Philip", "Leigh", "Leighe"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Probably Norbury, Cheshire, England
Death: 1512 (62)
Norbury, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Leigh, of Booths,ESQ and Joane Legh
Husband of Elizabeth Carrington
Father of Anne Hulse; Ellen Leycester; John Leigh Lord of Booths, Knight and Lady Jane Legh of Boothes
Brother of John Legh, Esq. of Booths

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About Phillip Legh

  • Philip Legh
  • M, #44560, d. 1512
  • Father Sir John Legh1 d. 23 Sep 1459
  • Philip Legh was born at of Norbury, Cheshire, England. He married Elizabeth Brereton, daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton and Agnes Legh. Philip Legh died in 1512.
  • Family Elizabeth Brereton b. c 1470
  • 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:


  • Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (1879)
    • Leigh, of Boothes. Chart Pg.150-152
  • John Leigh 7 H. 6. = 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. = Eme da. & coe heire to Sr Robart Grosvenor of Holme, knight, 2ndly to Peter Shakerley.
      • 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 Ralph lester), Amy, Jane (m. Richard Starky & _ Stanly) Leighe
        • 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.
        • 2. Roger.
        • 3. Edward.
        • 4. William.
        • 5. Ellin maried to Sr Ralf Lester of Tofte.
        • Amy ob. s. p'le.
        • Jane maried to Richard Starky of Streeton & after to Stanly.
      • Geffery Leighe.


  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • .... etc.


  • 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.
    • 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.



  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct .. By Sir Bernard Burke
  • 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.
  • .... etc.


  • '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)
  • From:


  • '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:


Legacy NFS Source: Philip Legh -

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. 3, p. 464

Citation The Visitation of Chester 1580, Rylands, John Paul, ed., Publications of the Harleian Society vol. 18, London: John Whitehead and Son Limited, 1935., Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Provo, UT 84604, Page number: p. 128


England Births and Christenings

Philip Leigh in entry for Frederick White Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Philip Leigh in entry for Fetherstonehaugh Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Philip Leigh in entry for Stephen Leigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Phillip Legh's Timeline

Probably Norbury, Cheshire, England
Age 22
Norbury Booths, Cheshire East, England
Age 28
Norbury Booths, Cheshire, England
Age 57
Norbury, Cheshire, England
Age 62
Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
Age 62
Norbury, Middlesex, England