Sir John Leake of Sutton

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Sir John Leeke, Kt.

Also Known As: "Leake", "named Grandson", "Robert Peck as an executor of his will."
Birthplace: Carlton, Suffolk, England
Death: November 17, 1529 (66-75)
Beccles, Suffolk, , England (Beccles, Suffolk, , England )
Immediate Family:

Son of John Leake of Sutton and Elisabetha Leeke
Husband of Margery Leeke; Alyce Leeke and Jane Leke
Father of Marjorie Peck; John Leke and Sir Francis Leake of Sutton
Brother of Thomas Leeke; Muriel Waterton (Leeke); Elizabetha & John Leake's daughter's name is unknown; Elizabeth Freschville and Mary Leeke

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About Sir John Leake of Sutton

  • John Leeke, Esq.1,2,3,4
  • M, #48436, b. circa 1452, d. 31 March 1505
  • Father William Leeke, Esq.5,4 b. c 1418, d. 1458
  • Mother Katherine Chaworth5,4
  • John Leeke, Esq. was born circa 1452 at of Sutton, Derbyshire, England; Age 7 in 1459.1,2,5 A contract for the marriage of John Leeke, Esq. and Elizabeth Savage was signed on 13 January 1459; They had 2 sons (Sir John; & Thomas of Williamthorpe) and 3 daughters (Muriel, wife of Sir Robert Waterton; Katherine, wife of Sir Godfrey Foljambe; & Elizabeth, wife of John Frecheville).1,2,5,3,4 John Leeke, Esq. left a will on 24 March 1505.5,4 He died on 31 March 1505.5,4 His estate was probated on 1 July 1505.5,4
  • Family Elizabeth Savage b. c 1453
  • Child
    • Muriel Leeke+5,4 b. c 1474
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 473.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 639.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 493.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 296.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 755.
  • From: _____________________
  • Descriptive catalogue of Derbyshire charters in public and private libraries and muniment rooms (1906)
  • Pg.318
  • 2533- Covenants between Henry Foliambe, sen., of Walton, "squier," and John Leeke, sen., of Sutton-in-le-Dale, squier, for the marriage of Godfrey Foliambe, son and heir of the said Henry (or in the event of his death to Thomas Foliambe, second son of the same), with Katherine, dau. of the said John Leeke, or (in the event of her death) with Muriel, second dau. of the same, and for the marriage of John Leeke, son and heir of the said John, with Jane, dau. of the said Henry Foliambe. Dat. 9 June, 4 Hen. VII. [1489]. (Foljambe.) ___________________________
  • LEKE, Francis (by 1510-80), of Sutton in the Dale, Derbys., Elkering, Notts. and London.
  • b. by 1510, 1st s. of Sir John Leke of Sutton in the Dale by 1st w. Jane, da. of Henry Foljambe of Walton, Derbys. m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Paston of Caister and Oxnead, Norf., 2s. 3da.; 2s. illegit. suc. fa. Nov. 1523. Kntd. 1545.3
  • From: ______________________________
  • 'Leeke01'
  • .... etc.
  • A. Sir John Leeke or Leek of Cotham (MP)
  • m. Isabel 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 .... etc.
  • Visitation mentions the following Sir John, indicating that he had issue. We thank a visitor (DS, 28.01.09) for drawing the following to our attention. It comes from newsgroup correspondence within soc. genealogy.medieval (SGM) which notes that some sources suggest (apparently wrongly) that the following John was son of a Ralph.
    • ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire
    • The SMG correspondence identifies Sir John's wife only as Alice Grey. Some web sites support the connection we make but other identify her as daughter of John Grey of Unstone (Ounston or Ownston). The connection should be viewed as somewhat speculative.
    • m. Alice Grey
      • a. William Leek or Leake of Langford
      • m. Katherine Chaworth
      • The SMG correspondence follows their son Thomas, identified as probably the 2nd son. Various web sites show their elder/eldest son as the following John and provide the connection to Sir Francis shown at the continuation point.
        • (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 .... etc.
  • From: __________________________

circa 1458 Carlton, Suffolk, England Death: November 17, 1529 (67-75) Beccles, Suffolk, , England

lineage goes back to the names "de Lech" , and Henricus de Leca 1080

Alanus de Leca (Leka), Lord of Lechelade circa 1125 I

Son of Heraldus de Leca and Unknown de Leca Husband of unknown Leche Father of Elfast de Leca, Lord of Leche; Alanus Heraldus le Leche; Sir Willielmus de Leca, Knight, Sheriff of Nottingham & Derbyshire; Henricus of Leche and Alice de Lechelade, Heiress of Manor of Lechelade

Robert Peck, the Elder, of Beccles, was the grandson of John Leeke, of Beccles

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Sir John Leake of Sutton's Timeline

Carlton, Suffolk, England
Carlton, Colville, England
November 17, 1529
Age 71
Beccles, Suffolk, , England