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Roger Leigh, of Wellington

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England
Death: 1555 (68-76)
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Leigh, of Rushall and wife of Richard Leigh, of Rushall
Husband of Ann Leigh and Alice Leigh
Father of William Leigh, of Shawell & Rushall and Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London

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About Roger Leigh, of Wellington

From Jane Austen Rootsweb database Change Date: 04 APR 2010

  • Father: Richard LEIGH of Rushall
  • Spouse: Unknown


  1. William. Married Elizabeth Harpur. Usher to Henry Vll
  2. Roger. Usher to Queen Mary
  3. John
  4. Thomas LEIGH Lord Mayor of London (1558) b: 1498. Married Alice Barker.


  1. Page: Visitation of Warwickshire 1682 Harleian Society Vol. LXII (1911) Leigh of Stoneleigh pp.10-12.  
  2.  A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance.  England (Google eBook) John Burke 1831.  Page 310.  "Leigh"
  3. "Pedigree of the Leigh Family of Rushall." Records of Rushall, County Stafford: With a Transcript of the Old Parish Register and Extracts from the Churchwardens' Accounts (Google eBook) Frederick William Willmore.  Robinson, 1892 - 195 pages.  Page 82



Corrected Nov 2015


Name: Roger Leigh

  • Surname: Leigh
  • Given Name: Roger
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1483 in Wellington, Salopshire, Eng. [1]
  • Death: 1522 in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, Eng.
  • ID: I22326; _UID: D847F630DA96BB46AE5DFF69EDE3F0260F60
    • Change Date: 7 Oct 2006 at 18:33:06
  • Father: Richard Leigh b: 1446 in Langley, shropshire, Eng.
  • Mother: Margary Sprencheaux b: 1454 in Donnington, Shropshire, Eng.
  • Marriage 1 Alice Trafford
    • b: 1487 in Leigh, Lancashire, Eng.
    • Married: 1508 in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, Eng. [2]
  • Children
    • 1 Thomas, Sir Leigh b: ABT 1508 in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, Eng.


  • 1 Title: Ancestors of the Hahns,
  • 2 Title: McFarlane Family Tree rootsweb

A History of Walsall and Its Neighbourhood, By Frederic William Willmore. page 268.

The Leighs of Russell'

  • “Russell came finally to her (Dorothy Harper) two aunts, of whom Elizabeth married, in 1540, William Leigh, of Shawell, in Leicestershire, a son of Roger Leigh, of Wellington, and a brother of Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London, ancestor of the Leighs of Stoneleigh.
    • Roger Leigh himself was a descendant of John Leigh, of the Ridge in Cheshire. Several of this family were famous, and may now be fitly noticed.
  • The Leighs assumed their name from the township of High Leigh, in Cheshire, where they were seated before the Conquest. Sir Piers Leigh, a descendant, was beheaded in 1399, by order of the Duke of Lancaster, for his adherence to King Richard. Roger Leigh, who lived tempo Henry VIII, had several sons, the youngest of whom was Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London in 1558. The eldest brother of this Sir Thomas was William Leigh, of Wellington, in Shropshire, and Shawell, in Leicestershire, who married, in 1540, the daughter and sole heiress of John Harper, of Russell.”

A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and ... By John Burke. page 310.

John Leigh, who inherited his mother’s estate, of Ridge was escheat of Chesire for seven years, from the 12th Henry VI., and was living in 1452, being then also escheat. He m. Alice, daughter and heir of Thomas Alcock, and had issue,

  • Roger, who by Ellen, his wife, daughter of Robert Leigh, Esq., of Adlington, was ancestor of the Leighs of Ridge.
  • Richard, of whose line we are about to treat.
  • John, from whom descended Sir Hohn Leigh, K.B., of Stockwell, in Surrey.
  • Richard Leigh, the second son, was seated at Russell, in Staffordshire, in 1456, and was s,. by his son,
    • Roger Leigh, of Wellington, in Shropshire & Russell, in the county of Stafford. This gentleman had issue,
      • William, who succeeded to the estates, and marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Harper, Knt., and co-heir of her brother, was progenitor of the Leighs, of Russell. This William Leigh, was gentleman usher to King Henry VII,.
      • Thomas Leigh, a younger son, who was brought up under Sir Rowland Hill, a rich merchant of London, and Lord Mayor of that city; by whom, for his knowledge and industry, he was made his factor beyond sea ; and in that trust deporting himself with the highest integrity, Sir Rowland bestowed upon him the hand of his favorite niece, Alice, daughter of John Barker, alias Coverall, of Wolverton, in the county of Salop, by Elizabeth, hi wife, daughter of Thomas Hill, and upon the issue of marriage he entailed the greater part of his estate. Thomas Leigh subsequently served the office of Sheriff of London, and was Lord Mayor at the death of Queen Mary. He was knighted during his mayoralty and dying in 1571, was buried in Mercer’s Chapel, London, with this epitaph upon his tomb:
        • “Sir Thomas Leigh bi civil life, All offices did beare, Which in this city worshipful Or honorable were: Whome as God blessed with great wealth, So losses did he feel; Yet never changed he constant minde, Tho’ fortune turn’d her wheels. Learning he loved and helpt the poore to them that knew him deere; For whom this lady and loving wife This tomb hath builded here.”
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Roger Leigh, of Wellington's Timeline

Wellington, Shropshire, England
Age 17
Shawell, Leicestershire , England
Age 26
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Age 72
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, UK