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Richard de Leigh

Also Known As: "de Legh"
Birthplace: High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Lord William de Leigh and Margery de Leigh
Husband of Margery de Holgrave
Father of Lord Richard de Legh

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About Richard de Leigh

Richard de Leigh lived during the reign of Henry III, who ruled England 1216-1272.

Richard de Leigh is the son of William de Leigh.2 Richard de Leigh lived at High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire, England.3

Children of Margery de Holgrave and Richard de Leigh

  1. Richard de Leigh1
  2. Agnes de Leigh+1 d. 1286 [Disputed]
  3. Margery de Leigh1

• Background Information. 713

In or about the time of Henry II, the manor of High Legh had been granted out in moieties to two families who assumed the local name. The progenitor of the West Hall family was Hamon de Legh. Hamon Legh was followed by his son William Legh, and William by Richard Legh. Richard de Legh had issue of Richard, Madoc and Margery who married Aytrop, son of Aytrop of Millinton. Richard's son Richard had a daughter named Agnes.

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. I, pp. 450, 452-452


  • [S40] L. G. Pine, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 17th edition, (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1952), page 1503. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 17th ed.
  • [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.
  • [S344] Burke's Peerage and Gentry, online Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Gentry.
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Richard de Leigh's Timeline

High Leigh, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Knutsford, Cheshire, England