Sir John de Legh of Knutsford Booths, Knight

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John Legh (de Leigh)

Also Known As: "Leigh"
Birthplace: Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Death: 1324 (26-28)
Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Legh of Norbury Booths and Ellen Dent
Husband of Maud Arderne
Father of Sir John Leigh III of Booth's Hall; James Leigh, of Addington and Elena Mere
Brother of Peter de Legh of Bechton
Half brother of Joan de Legh; Robert de Legh of Adlington and William de Legh

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About Sir John de Legh of Knutsford Booths, Knight

3. Sir John de Legh of Knutsford Booths, Knight, eldest son and heir of Sir John de Venables AKA John Legh, by his 1st wife Ellen Dent.

  • ◾+ 1st wife of Sir John was Maude, daughter of Sir John Arderne of Aldford.
  • ◾+ 2nd wife of Sir John was Isabel, (Note the main section on this family in Ormerod has Isabel as sister and co-heiress of John Baggilegh of Baggilegh but the corrections in the appendix state that her affiliation is unknown and the Baggilegh connection is placed in the previous generation where Ellena's description is changed to daughter of Sir William Baggilegh from daughter of Thomas de Corona.)

Children of 1st wife:

  1. John de LEIGH , of Booths Hall b: ABT 1317 in Knutsford Booths Hall, Bucklow, Cheshire, England. Married Elizabeth de Sandback
  2. James de LEIGH , of Addington b: ABT 1319 in Knutsford Booths Hall, Bucklow, Cheshire, England.


  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke
  • Pg. 530
  • HAMON DE LEIGH, of High Leigh, was father of
    • WILLIAM DE LEIGH, whose son,
      • RICHARD DE LEIGH, living temp. Henry III. had, with a daughter, Margery, m. to Aytrop, son of Aytrop of Millington, a son and successor,
        • RICHARD DE LEIGH, whose only daugher and heir,
          • AGNES DE LEIGH, married three husbands: her first was RICHARD DE LYME (son of Hugh de Lymm, lor of the moiety of Lymm in 1358), by whom whe had one son,
            • THOMAS, who assumed the name of Leigh, and obtained the estate of the West Hall, in High Leigh.
          • By her second husband, William Venables she had
            • JOHN, who also assumed the surname of LEGH, and resided at Booths, in Cheshire. By his first wife he had a son, SIR JOHN DE LEGH, living temp. Edward III., ancestor of the LEGHS, of Booths (see vol.ii. p. 4??) and by his second, Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Corona, of Adlington, he had, inter alios, another son,
              • ROBERT, of Adlington, ancestor of
              • Pg. 531
              • the Leghs, of Adlington, Lyme, Stoneleigh, &c. &c. Sir Peter Legh, the first of Lyme, was beheaded at Chester by order of the Duke of Lancaster, in 1399; and his son and successor Sir Peter Legh, knight banneret, fell at Agincourt. For the LEGHS, of Adlington, see vol. iii. p. 453, and the the LEGHS, of Lyme, vol. ii. p. 686.
          • Agnes de Legh wedded, thirdly, William de Hawardyn, by whom she had a son,
            • RALPH DE HAWARDYN.
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  • Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities
  • VI. SIR JOHN ARDERNE of ALDFORD, ALDERLY, ALVANLEY, and ELFORD, Knight, son and heir of Sir Peter and Margery, was born 1266, and contracted as above.
  • On July 1, 1308, 1 Ed. II,2 he was appointed a Commissioner of Array for the county of Chester, with Hugh Venables, and had the leading of the levies against Bruce as far as Carlisle. In the same year he made a settlement of the manors of Aldford, Elford, and Alderley, in contracting for marriage of his eldest son and heir apparent, John, with Alice, daughter of this Hugh, Baron of Kinderton, covenanting to endow her with Alvanley. This manor was granted by him to them ; and in 1 Ed. II, Sir Hugh Venables, guardian of John, his son and heir, and Alice, wife of that John, constituted his brother William his attorney for taking seisin of Alvanley.
  • Margaret his wife, according to official records, and the direct evidences of the Cheshire Domesday Roll as cited, was daughter of Griffin, or Gruffydd ap Madog, the last Prince of Powys-Vadog, Lord of Bromfield and the Castle of Dinas Bran, near Llangollen, and a warlike ally of the Earls of Chester. His father, Madog, was the founder of Valle Crucis Abbey, and his wife, Emma, daughter of Henry Lord Audley, the founder of Hilton Abbey. For other particulars of her princely ancestors, Yorke's Royal Tribes, and Dugdale's Baronage, may be severally consulted.5 Three of her five brothers died issueless, two being said to have perished, when infants, in the Dee above Aldford. Their alleged murders were bitterly revenged by the descendant of the third, Owen Glendower.
    • The issue of this marriage were, Sir John Arderne, and Peter
    • Arderne, of Over Alderley;1 Maud, wife of John Legh, of Booths,2 and other daughters, who had settlements of land. In this generation, according to a contemporary Roll, the arms were temporarily varied to gules, crusule, or, and a chief of the second,3 instead of the three crosslets and the chief.
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  • Remains, historical and literary, connected with the palatine ..., Volume 97 By Chetham Society
  • Pg. 116
  • John de Venables, called Legh, and purchaser of Norbury Booths, 28 Edward I. m. Ellen de Corona, or Baggiley, great-aunt of Thomas, the last of the Corona's. Ob. 1350
  • children
    • Pg. 117
    • 4. Sir Jno. de Legh of Boothes. m.1st Maud, daughter of Sir Jno. Arden of Alford. (First wife.) m.2nd Isabel, daughter of ___ Ob. 43 Edward III.
    • child
      • John Legh of Booths. m. Eliz., daughter and heiress of Richard de Sonbach.
      • child
        • Maud Legh. m. Richard Radcliffe of Ordsall.
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Sir John Legh of Booths, nr. Knutsford.

Second wife: Isabell Baggiley

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Sir John de Legh of Knutsford Booths, Knight's Timeline

Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Booth's Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
Age 27
Booths Hall, Norbury, Cheshire, England
August 25, 1934
Age 27
January 12, 1939
Age 27
October 6, 1960
Age 27