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Simon Leeke, Esq.

Also Known As: "Simon Leke"
Birthplace: Probably Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: between 1426 and 1430
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Leeke of Cotham and Isabel Leek
Husband of Joan Leek
Father of Margaret Markham; Mary Leek; Anne Leek and Elizabeth Hercy
Brother of Sir John Leek of Sutton and Margaret Rempston - Foljambe

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About Simon Leek, MP, of Leake & Cotham


Simon Leek of Leake & Cotham, co. Notts. (fl. Jun 1390 - 1423; probably d. by 1430) is the son and heir of Sir John Leek (living Jun 1390).[1]


m. (by Jan 1405) Joan [--Talbot?--], poss. dau. of Sir John Talbot (b. c. 1335) of Swannington, Leics., & widow of Sir Thomas Mallory. Issue: 4 dau.


Simon and Joan had four daughters, who were co-heirs.

  • 1. (dau) m. (as second wife) Sir Giles Daubeney (d.1456)
  • (dau) m. Sir John Markham, KB,[2]
  • (dau) m. Hugh, s. & h. Sir Thomas Hercy of Grove
  • (dau) m. Richard Willoughby.[3]


10 Nov 1413 - 12 Nov 1414: Escheator, co. Notts. & Derbys.
08 Jul 1420 - 29 JP for co. Notts.
Justice of the Peace


According to Roskell, Clarke & Rawcliffe (1993), Leek probably died in the late 1420s.


According to Simon Payling's *Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire* (1991), Simon Leek (d. 1420s) of Leake and Cotham, Notts., was married to Joan Talbot, daughter of Sir John Talbot of Swannington. Payling indicates that Simon Leek and Joan Talbot were married ca. 1405. Roskell, in *The House of Commons 1386-1421*, mentions that Simon Leek's wife (Joan) was the cousin of a Walter Prest of Melton Mowbray.


Don’t confuse him with Sir Simon (not John) Leeke of Cotham, Nottinghamshire b about 1375, his grandfather.

That Simon was called John by the Visitation but the SGM correspondence mentioned below reports that this was a mistake for Simon. The SGM correspondence identifies that Simons's wife as Margaret Vaux.


Stirnet: ‘Leeke01’

  • Sir John Leeke, lord of Cotham
    • 1. Sir Simon (not John) Leeke of Cotham, Nottinghamshire m. Margaret Vaux
      • A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham (MP) m. Isabell Towers (dau of John Towers of Somerby)
        • i. Sir Simon Leek of Cotham m. Joan Talbot (dau of Sir John Talbot of Swanington)
          • a. Elizabeth Leek m. Sir Hugh Hercy of Grove
          • b. Mary Leek (d 17.02.1442/3) m. (before 18.05.1436) Sir Giles Daubney
          • c. Margaret Leek m. Sir John Markham of Sebrook (judge)
          • d. Anne Leek (nun) Thanks to a contributor (KLW, 05.03.08) for drawing our attention to the apparent fact that, before Anne entered a convent, she was married to .. m. Richard Willoughby (dsp 1471)
        • ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire m. Alice Grey
          • a. William Leek or Leake of Langford m. Katherine Chaworth
            • (1) John Leake of Sutton m. Elizabeth Savage (dau of Sir John Savage of Clifton)
              • (A) Sir John Leake of Sutton (d 11.12.1522) m. (09.06.1489) Jane Foljambe (dau of Henry Foljambe of Walton by Benedicta Vernon)
                • (i) Sir Francis Leake of Sutton (d 01.08.1580) m. Elizabeth Paston (dau of Sir William Paston of Paston)
              • (B) Catherine Leek or Leake probably of this generation (but see below) m. (c1490) Godfrey Foljambe of Walton (b 27.03.1472, d 1541)
            • (2) Thomas Leake of Hasland (2nd son) m. Margaret Fox (dau of William Fox) name found on various web sites
              • (A) Elizabeth Leave m1. (1512) John Hardwick (d 1527) m2. Ralph Leche
        • iii. Margaret Leek or Leake m1. Godfrey Foljambe see above m2. Sir Thomas Rempston ## see here
      • B. William Leeke of Kirketon (a 1384, MP) m. Avice Stockton (dau/heir of John de Stockton by dau/heir (by Margaret) of Thomas de Kirketon son (by Beatrix) of Robert son of John son of Robert de Kirketon, probably son of Roger de Kireketon)

Hercy pedigree in the Visitations of Nottinghamshire, 1569 & 1614. Page 14 < Archive.Org > Has an error: John Leek who married Isabel Towers was the son of Simon Leek.


  1. "Hercye," in Visitation of Nottingham. Pedigree.[4]
  2. Richardson, D. (2015, November 10). "RE: Did Elizabeth Eure marry thrice?" Soc.Genealogy.Medieval. Google Groups.
  3. Roskell, J.S., Clarke, L. & Rawcliffe, C. (1993). Leek, Simon, of Leake and Cotham, Notts. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421. HOP. Web.[5]
  4. Roskell, J.S., Clarke, L. & Rawcliffe, C. (1993). Hercy, Sir Thomas (d.1424), of Grove, Notts. The History of Parliament: House of Commons 1386-1421. Boydell and Brewer. HOP. Web.[6] See Also...
  5. Notes
  6. Leek, Simon, 1993.[1]
  7. Markham's inheritance was held in trust by Simon Leek, (Roskell, Clarke & Rawcliffe, 1993).[2]
  8. co. Lincs. landowner, (Roskell, Clarke & Rawcliffe, 1993).
  9. Born 1370 Died 1439 (Richardson Vol. III p.130 and Vol. IV p. 30 & 450).
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Nottinghamshire, England
Of, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England
Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Probably Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England
Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England