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Piers Legh, IV, Esq.

Also Known As: "Peter Leigh"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lyme Handley, Prestbury, Cheshire, England
Death: August 04, 1468 (30-39)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Place of Burial: Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Piers Legh, III and Margaret Molyneux
Husband of Mabel Legh
Father of Sir Piers Legh, of Lyme and John Leigh of Fristington
Brother of Joan Keighley; John Legh and Thomas Legh
Half brother of Percival Legh, of Lyme; Maud Holford; Thomas Bulkeley, Esq. of Eaton and Katherine Brereton

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About Piers Legh, IV, Esq.

  • ' Peter Legh1
  • 'M, d. 1468
  • Father Sir Peter Legh d. 1478
  • Mother Margaret Molyneux b. c 1418
  • ' Peter Legh was born at of Haydock, Lancashire, England.1 He married Mabell Croft, daughter of Sir James Croft and (Miss) Butler.1 Peter Legh died in 1468; Buried at Winwick.
  • 'Family Mabell Croft
  • Child
    • Sir Peter Legh, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, & Clitheroe+1,2 b. c 1455, d. 11 Aug 1527
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11577] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p., 686.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 443.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1477.htm#i44394
  • ____________
  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 443
  • JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY (desc. King Edward I) [see SAVAGE 12].
    • 13. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of 'Peter Legh, of Lyme (in Handley, Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft'. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter, John, Gowther, and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was present at the siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwick, Lancashire.
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 505
  • JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY [see SAVAGE 11].
    • 12. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER (or PIERS) LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Stewardd of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of 'Peter (or Piers Legh, of Lyme (in Handley), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft'. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter (or Piers), John, Gowther, and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was prsent at the Siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwich, Lancashire.
  • _____________
  • Eleanor SAVAGE
  • Born: ABT 1452
  • Died: 17 May 1491/2
  • Father: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Catherine STANLEY
  • Married: Peter LEIGH (Sir) (b. ABT 1455 - d. 11 Aug 1527) (son of 'Peter Leigh and Mabel Croft') 2 Jan 1466/7, Clifton, Cheshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Peter LEIGH (b. 1479/80 - d. 4 Dec 1542) (m.1 Jane Gerard - m.2 Margaret Tyldesley)
    • 2. Margaret LEIGH (b. 1473) (m. Hamnet Hyde)
    • 3. John LEIGH (b. ABT 1482)
    • 4. James LEIGH (b. ABT 1484 - d. 1530)
    • 5. Richard LEIGH (b. ABT 1486)
    • 6. Gunther LEIGH (b. 1490)
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SAVAGE.htm#Eleanor SAVAGE1
  • _____________
  • 'The house of Lyme from its foundation to the end of the eighteenth century (1917)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924027932320
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n30/mode/1up
  • With the eldest son of the first Sir Piers, Peter Legh of 1403 Lyme and Haydock, afterwards Sir Peter — began the Lancashire connexion, he having been married about 1403 when a child, as was so much the fashion in those early days, to Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Gilbert de Haydock. Through her the Legh family became possessed of very large estates in both Lancashire and Cheshire . . . .
  • . . . . He was made knight banneret on the field of Agincourt and died in Paris in 1422, presumably from the result of wounds received in battle. His widow married secondly Sir Richard Molyneux.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n31/mode/1up
  • . . . Peter the third (son of Sir Peter Legh last named) succeeded his father at the age of seven or eight. He was married when only sixteen to Margaret Molyneux, the daughter of his stepfather, Sir Richard Molyneux, by Ellen, daughter of Sir W. Harrington of Hornby. At her death, shortly before June 28, 1428, when the writ of diem clausit extremum issued, Peter Legh married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Trafford and widow of Sir John Pilkington.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n34/mode/1up
  • This Sir Peter Legh died at Bradley in 1478 at the age of sixty-three, and his eldest son, also a 'Peter, the fourth of his name, married, about 1449, Mabell, the heiress of the Crofts. She leaves a very curious will, dated 1474, in which there is mentioned an indenture of the 8 of July, 14 Edward IV, by which " Dame Mabell Lye, widow of Peres Legh," provides for her three younger sons, Hamond, James, and John, with 100 shillings yearly during their lives, the money "if they be evil deposit or wrong gydit" to go to her eldest son " Peersher," i.e. Piers or Peter. One hundred shillings would be equivalent to about L8o of the money of the present day ; but this would not appear to be a very munificent portion even for a younger son.
  • ' This Peter dying in the lifetime of his father', the estates devolved, at the death of Sir Peter in 1478, on his grandson, Peter the fifth, generally called Piers, born in 1455, and married in 1467 when a child to Ellen, daughter of Sir John Savage.
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  • 'Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society
  • Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society
  • Pg. 125
  • The following pedigree of Legh of Lyme was in possession of Mr. Sampson Yardswick in April 1576. It was copied into Bostock's Cheshire Collections, and now forms a part of the Harleian MSS., from which is was extracted by me in 1857:
  • Peter Leghe K't Ban't m'd Joane d. & h. of Sir Gilbert Haydocke, by whom descended Bradley, Burton wood, Newton, Waryngton, Onfeth, Sonkey, Bold, Hadocke, Lawton, Golbron, and Walton-le-dale, and he was slayin at the battle of Agincourt in An. dom. 1422. Ossa sepelita apud Macclesfield.
    • Peter Leghe, knighted at the bataile of Wakefield by Richard Duke of Yorke. He mar. Margarett d. of Sir Richard Molyneux, and dyed at Bradley Nov. 29 A.D. 1478. b'd at Winwicke.
      • Pg. 126
      • ' Peter Legh Esquire m'd Mabell d. & h. of James Crofte, by whom descended Dalton, and the advowson of Claughton. He dyed at Macclesfield Aug. 2 A.D. 1486. b'd at Winwich.
      • Peter Leghe Knyght Ban't and Priest, in his youth mar'd Helen d. of Sir J'no Savage K't. He was made Knight, and created Ban't in the warres of Ed. 4 at Barwicke, and was maide priest in an. aetat. suae 56, after the dethe of his wyfe, and he lyved 22 years, and buylded the Chappell at Dystley in Ao 1524.
        • (Peter his son was borne)
  • Pg. 132
  • Sir Piers Legh the first of Lyme was justiciary stewart of Macclesfield, and of the forest of Macclesfield. He left issue Piers, or Peter Legh the second of Lyme, who was a minor when his father suffered decaptitation for loyally serving his fallen master and king. If the respective dates of the father's marriage in 1388 and of the beheadment in 1399 be compared, it becomes plain that the eldest son was about eight, or from that to nine years old when he succeeded. Later on he was knighted, and afterwards created a bannaret.
  • He married Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Gilbert Haydock of Haydock, near Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, by whom he had a son also named Peter.
  • Pg. 133
  • Sir Peter Legh took part in the French wars . . . It has been generally stated that Sir P. Legh died of these wounds in Paris; but as this latter event happen in 1422, i.e., seven years after the battle of Agincourt, it is more likely . . . .
  • His remains were brought ot England, and buried in the church of St. Michael in Macclesfield, . . .
  • After Sir Peter Legh's death, at the age of 33 years, his widow Joan, married Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, in Lancashire. . . .
    • Sir Peter Legh, son and heir of the above, and the third of Lyme, was a minor at the time of his father's death. When of age, he married Margaret, the daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, . . .
    • Pg. 134
    • He greatly enlarged and adorned his mansion at Bradley, of which place he styled himself, and where he died in 1478. . . .
      • ' He was succeeded by his son Peter Legh, who married Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft of Dalton, whose mother was daughter and heiress of Butler of Freckleton. . . .
      • ' Peter Legh died at Macclesfield in 1486, in the lifetime of his father, and was buried at Winwick. He left a son Peter', afterwards Sir Peter Legh, soldier first, and priest afterwards He married Helen, the daughter of Sir John Savage, knight, by whom he had a son and successor named Peter. . . . After his wife's death, in 1492, he entered into holy orders, . . .
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  • 'The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/visitationchesh00fellgoog
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n169/mode/1up
  • CHART
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Piers Legh, IV, Esq. https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LH85-NK3

Peter Legh1 'M, d. 1468 Father Sir Peter Legh d. 1478 Mother Margaret Molyneux b. c 1418 ' Peter Legh was born at of Haydock, Lancashire, England.1 He married Mabell Croft, daughter of Sir James Croft and (Miss) Butler.1 Peter Legh died in 1468; Buried at Winwick. 'Family Mabell Croft Child Sir Peter Legh, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, & Clitheroe+1,2 b. c 1455, d. 11 Aug 1527 Citations 1.[S11577] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p., 686. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 443. http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1477.htm#i44394 ____________ 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham Pg. 443 JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY (desc. King Edward I) [see SAVAGE 12]. 13. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of 'Peter Legh, of Lyme (in Handley, Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft'. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter, John, Gowther, and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was present at the siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwick, Lancashire. _______________________________ 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham Pg. 505 JOHN SAVAGE, K.G., of Clifton, Cheshire, married KATHERINE STANLEY [see SAVAGE 11]. 12. ELLEN SAVAGE, married by dispensation dated 1467 PETER (or PIERS) LEGH, Knt., of Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire, Stewardd of Blackburnshire, Tottington, Rochdale, and Clitheroe, son of 'Peter (or Piers Legh, of Lyme (in Handley), Cheshire, and Dalton and Haydock, Lancashire by Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft'. He was born about 1455. They had four sons, Peter (or Piers), John, Gowther, and Richard, and three daughters, including Margaret (wife of Laurence Warren, Esq.), and Alice (wife of ___ White). In his earlier life he followed the profession of arms, and was prsent at the Siege of Berwick in 1482, where he was made a knight banneret by King Edward IV. His wife, Ellen, died at Bewganet, Sussex 17 May 1491. In 1511 he entered into holy orders and became a priest. In 1521 he joined Sir Thomas Butler and others in soliciting contributions to build Lymm steeple. he built the chapel of Disley and the Cage in Lyme Park in 1524. SIR PETER LEGH died at Lyme (in Prestbury), Cheshire 11 August 1527, leaving wills dated 1 Feb. 1521 and 1 Dec. 1522. He was buried at Winwich, Lancashire. _____________ Eleanor SAVAGE Born: ABT 1452 Died: 17 May 1491/2 Father: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight) Mother: Catherine STANLEY Married: Peter LEIGH (Sir) (b. ABT 1455 - d. 11 Aug 1527) (son of 'Peter Leigh and Mabel Croft') 2 Jan 1466/7, Clifton, Cheshire, England Children: 1. Peter LEIGH (b. 1479/80 - d. 4 Dec 1542) (m.1 Jane Gerard - m.2 Margaret Tyldesley) 2. Margaret LEIGH (b. 1473) (m. Hamnet Hyde) 3. John LEIGH (b. ABT 1482) 4. James LEIGH (b. ABT 1484 - d. 1530) 5. Richard LEIGH (b. ABT 1486) 6. Gunther LEIGH (b. 1490) http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SAVAGE.htm#Eleanor SAVAGE1 _____________ 'The house of Lyme from its foundation to the end of the eighteenth century (1917) http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924027932320 http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n30/mode/1up With the eldest son of the first Sir Piers, Peter Legh of 1403 Lyme and Haydock, afterwards Sir Peter — began the Lancashire connexion, he having been married about 1403 when a child, as was so much the fashion in those early days, to Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Gilbert de Haydock. Through her the Legh family became possessed of very large estates in both Lancashire and Cheshire . . . . . . . . He was made knight banneret on the field of Agincourt and died in Paris in 1422, presumably from the result of wounds received in battle. His widow married secondly Sir Richard Molyneux. http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n31/mode/1up . . . Peter the third (son of Sir Peter Legh last named) succeeded his father at the age of seven or eight. He was married when only sixteen to Margaret Molyneux, the daughter of his stepfather, Sir Richard Molyneux, by Ellen, daughter of Sir W. Harrington of Hornby. At her death, shortly before June 28, 1428, when the writ of diem clausit extremum issued, Peter Legh married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Trafford and widow of Sir John Pilkington. http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924027932320#page/n34/mode/1up This Sir Peter Legh died at Bradley in 1478 at the age of sixty-three, and his eldest son, also a 'Peter, the fourth of his name, married, about 1449, Mabell, the heiress of the Crofts. She leaves a very curious will, dated 1474, in which there is mentioned an indenture of the 8 of July, 14 Edward IV, by which " Dame Mabell Lye, widow of Peres Legh," provides for her three younger sons, Hamond, James, and John, with 100 shillings yearly during their lives, the money "if they be evil deposit or wrong gydit" to go to her eldest son " Peersher," i.e. Piers or Peter. One hundred shillings would be equivalent to about L8o of the money of the present day ; but this would not appear to be a very munificent portion even for a younger son. ' This Peter dying in the lifetime of his father', the estates devolved, at the death of Sir Peter in 1478, on his grandson, Peter the fifth, generally called Piers, born in 1455, and married in 1467 when a child to Ellen, daughter of Sir John Savage. __________________________ 'Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society Pg. 125 The following pedigree of Legh of Lyme was in possession of Mr. Sampson Yardswick in April 1576. It was copied into Bostock's Cheshire Collections, and now forms a part of the Harleian MSS., from which is was extracted by me in 1857: Peter Leghe K't Ban't m'd Joane d. & h. of Sir Gilbert Haydocke, by whom descended Bradley, Burton wood, Newton, Waryngton, Onfeth, Sonkey, Bold, Hadocke, Lawton, Golbron, and Walton-le-dale, and he was slayin at the battle of Agincourt in An. dom. 1422. Ossa sepelita apud Macclesfield. Peter Leghe, knighted at the bataile of Wakefield by Richard Duke of Yorke. He mar. Margarett d. of Sir Richard Molyneux, and dyed at Bradley Nov. 29 A.D. 1478. b'd at Winwicke. Pg. 126 ' Peter Legh Esquire m'd Mabell d. & h. of James Crofte, by whom descended Dalton, and the advowson of Claughton. He dyed at Macclesfield Aug. 2 A.D. 1486. b'd at Winwich. Peter Leghe Knyght Ban't and Priest, in his youth mar'd Helen d. of Sir J'no Savage K't. He was made Knight, and created Ban't in the warres of Ed. 4 at Barwicke, and was maide priest in an. aetat. suae 56, after the dethe of his wyfe, and he lyved 22 years, and buylded the Chappell at Dystley in Ao 1524. (Peter his son was borne) Pg. 132 Sir Piers Legh the first of Lyme was justiciary stewart of Macclesfield, and of the forest of Macclesfield. He left issue Piers, or Peter Legh the second of Lyme, who was a minor when his father suffered decaptitation for loyally serving his fallen master and king. If the respective dates of the father's marriage in 1388 and of the beheadment in 1399 be compared, it becomes plain that the eldest son was about eight, or from that to nine years old when he succeeded. Later on he was knighted, and afterwards created a bannaret. He married Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Gilbert Haydock of Haydock, near Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, by whom he had a son also named Peter. Pg. 133 Sir Peter Legh took part in the French wars . . . It has been generally stated that Sir P. Legh died of these wounds in Paris; but as this latter event happen in 1422, i.e., seven years after the battle of Agincourt, it is more likely . . . . His remains were brought ot England, and buried in the church of St. Michael in Macclesfield, . . . After Sir Peter Legh's death, at the age of 33 years, his widow Joan, married Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, in Lancashire. . . . Sir Peter Legh, son and heir of the above, and the third of Lyme, was a minor at the time of his father's death. When of age, he married Margaret, the daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, . . . Pg. 134 He greatly enlarged and adorned his mansion at Bradley, of which place he styled himself, and where he died in 1478. . . . ' He was succeeded by his son Peter Legh, who married Mabel, daughter and co-heiress of James Croft of Dalton, whose mother was daughter and heiress of Butler of Freckleton. . . . ' Peter Legh died at Macclesfield in 1486, in the lifetime of his father, and was buried at Winwick. He left a son Peter', afterwards Sir Peter Legh, soldier first, and priest afterwards He married Helen, the daughter of Sir John Savage, knight, by whom he had a son and successor named Peter. . . . After his wife's death, in 1492, he entered into holy orders, . . . _____________________ 'The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882) http://www.archive.org/details/visitationchesh00fellgoog http://www.archive.org/stream/visitationchesh00fellgoog#page/n169/mode/1up CHART

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Piers Legh, IV, Esq.'s Timeline

1433
1433
Lyme Handley, Prestbury, Cheshire, England
1455
1455
Lyme Hall, Disley, Cheshire, England
1455
Lyme, Cheshire, England
1468
August 4, 1468
Age 35
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
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Warrington, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom