Robert Legh, of Adlington Hall

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Robert Legh, IV

Also Known As: "Robert Leigh", "Robert Lee"
Birthplace: Adlington, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: October 15, 1415 (32-33)
Adlington, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom) (Disease)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Legh, Knt., of Adlington and Isabel de Belgrave, of Belgrave
Husband of Matilda
Father of Ellen Leigh, of Adlington; William Legh; Peter Legh; Rev. James Legh, of Adlington and Robert Legh, Esq., of Adlington
Brother of Joan Davenport and Reginald Legh, of Adlington

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About Robert Legh, of Adlington Hall


"Robert Leigh, of Adlington, who left, at his decease, (Inq. p. 111., 3 IlsNnv V.,) by Matilda, his wife, (remarried to William de Honford,) four sons and one dau., viz., RoBERT; James, Rector of Rostherne, in 1456; William; Peter; and Ellen, the wife of Roger Legh, of Ridge."

  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 1 By John Burke Pg. 707
  • ROBERT LEGH, of Adlington, who m. Matilda, dau. and co-heir of Sir John de Arderne, Knt. of Aldford and Alvanley, and had two sons, vix., I. ROBERT, (Sir,) his heir; II. Piers, (Sir,) ancestor of the LEGHS of LYME. The elder son,
    • SIR ROBERT LEGH, Knt. of Adlington, sheriff of Cheshire, 17 and 22 Richard II., m. Isabella, dau. and heir of Sir Thomas Belgrave, Knt., by Joan, his wife, dau. and heir of Sir Robert Pulford, and left (with a dau., Joanna, m. 1st, to Ralph Davenport, of Davenport, and 2ndly, to John Legh, of High Legh) a son and successor,
      • ' ROBERT LEGH, of Adlington, who left, at his decease, (Inq. p.m., 3 Henry V.,) by Matilda, his wife, (remarried to William de Honford,) four sons and one dau., viz., ROBERT; James, Rector of Rostherne, in 1456; William; Peter; and Ellen, the wife of Roger Legh, of Ridge. The eldest son,
        • ROBERT LEGH, Esq. of Adlington, m. 1st, Isabella, dau. of John Savage, of Clifton, but had no issue, and 2ndly, Isabella, dau. of Sir William Stanley, Knt. of Hooton, and by her had (with six dau., vix., Margaret, m. 1st, to Thomas Mere, of Mere, and 2ndly to Robert Reddish of Catteral; Margery, m. To William Davenport, of Bramall; Isabel, m. 1st, to Laurence Warren, of Poynton, and 2ndly, to Sir George Holford, of Holdord; Matilda, wife of Mainwaring, of Peover; Agnes, of Sir Andrew Brereton, of Brereton; and the youngest, wife of Pigott, of Chetwynd,) one son, is heir, at his decease, 19 Edw. IV.,
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  • 'Ancestry of John Barber White and his descendants edited by Almira Larkin White
  • Pg. 198
  • 4. Robert de Legh, lord of Adelynton, son and heir by 1st wife m. Matild, dau. of Sir John de Arderne of Aldford and Alvanley kt by Elen de Wasteneys, his 3rd wife.
    • 5. Sir Robert de Legh, kt. lord of Adelyngton m. (1) Isabel, dau. and heir of Thomas de Belgreve by Joan his wife, sister and heir of John de Pulford. He m. (2) Margery.
      • ' 6. Robert de Legh, esq., lord of Adlyngton son and heir by 1st wife. He m. Matild -- who m. (2) William de Holford of Chorley and d. 1478, aged about 90.
        • 7. Robert de Legh, lord of Adlyngton, born there and bapt. at Prestbury 1415 aged 5 and m. before that date to Isabel, dau. of Sir John Savage of Clyfton, knight. She probably d. in childhood. He m. (2) Isabel (11) 14th Lineage, dau. of Sir William de Stanley, knight and lord of Hoton, or Hooton, b. about 1410. m. by dispensation.
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3. Robert de Legh, ancestor of the Leghs of Adlington, Annesley, Eggington, Lyme Birch, Ridge, Rushall, Longbarrow, Adlestrop, Stoneleigh, Newnham Regis and Stockwell. Living 10 Edw. II. (1317) and 1338.

Robert de Legh IV of Adlington Hall, was preparing to take part in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 with Henry V, but died of pestilence ten days before the battle. By this time, he would have been in camp, and probably died of "camp fever", putting his death at Oct. 15, 1415 at modern day Azincourt, in northern France. Records note that Robert IV supplied Henry with a number of archers. The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which Henry used in very large numbers, with English and Welsh archers forming most of his army. The battle is also the centrepiece of the play Henry V, by William Shakespeare. The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War.' The battle occurred on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France. Henry V's victory at Agincourt, against a numerically superior French army, crippled France and started a new period in the war during which Henry married the French king's daughter and then Henry's son, Henry VI, was made heir to the throne of France.

Henry's army landed in northern France on 13 August 1415 and besieged the port of Harfleur with an army of about 12,000. The siege took longer than expected. The town surrendered on 22 September, and the English army did not leave until 8 October. The campaign season was coming to an end, and the English army had suffered many casualties through disease. Rather than retire directly to England for the winter, with his costly expedition resulting in the capture of only one town, Henry decided to march most of his army (roughly 9,000) through Normandy to the port of Calais, the English stronghold in northern France, to demonstrate by his presence in the territory at the head of an army that his right to rule in the duchy was more than a mere abstract legal and historical claim. He also intended the manoeuvre as a deliberate provocation to battle aimed at the dauphin, who had failed to respond to Henry's personal challenge to combat at Harfleur

Disconnected from Matilda as mother Jan 2014

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Robert Legh, of Adlington Hall's Timeline

Adlington, Cheshire, England
March 24, 1409
Adlington, Cheshire East, England
October 15, 1415
Age 33
Adlington, Cheshire, England
Age 33
Adlington, Lancashire , England
Adlington, Cheshire, England