Nicholas de Leycester, Knight
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About Sir Nicholas de Leycester
Annals of the Lords of Warrington, pg. 113
Nicholas de Leycester was of Tabley, and married Margaret the daughter of Geoffery Dutton and the widow of Robert de Denbigh, by whom he was the father of Roger de Leycester, a judge of the common pleas from 1276 to 1289.
The History of Cheshire, pg. 784-786
The villiage of nether-Tabley was in the possession of Adam de Dutton towards the end of Henry the Second's reign. Adam de Dutton was the youngest son of Hugh de Dutton of Dutton in Cheshire, and lineal ancestor of Warburton of Arley, whose posterity living at Warburton in the reign of Edward II. Geffrey Dutton, Son of Geffrey, son of Adam Dutton, gave this township to Margaret his daughter and to her heirs about the very end of Henry III. Margaret Dutton first married Robert de Denbigh, but had no issue with him. Afterwards she married Nicholas de Leycester, about 1276, by whom she had issue.
Nicholas Leycester also had the manors of Wethale and Hield brought to him by his marriage to Margaret Dutton. He was to be come Sir Nicholas by 1292. Nicolas and Margaret had a son named Roger.
Sir Nicholas Leycester, knight, was formerly seneschal to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, and constable of Cheshire. He married Margaret about the year 1276. They had sons, Roger, heir, and Johy Leycester, vicar of Walleyfey, in Wirral in 1312. Sir Nicholas died 23 Edward I.
The Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, pg. 156
Sir Nicholas Leycester was stlyed knight in 20 Edward I, or 1291/92. He died in 23 Edward I, or 1294/94. He married Margaret Dutton in about 1276. Margaret had been previously married to Robert de Denbigh, but they had no children.
Margaret brought Nether Tabley and the manors of Wethale and Hield bptj om Aston nigh Great Budworth, in Cheshire, by their marriage.
Sir Nicholas was seneschal to Henry Lacy, Earl of Lincoln and constable of cheshire. He also had lands in Adwick, near Doncaster in yorkshire, and in Wath, near Adwick in 1292. His children that are listed by Ormerod in the History of Chester, Vol. 1, pages 617-619 are:
- Roger, son and heir, m. Isabel
- John, vicar of Walleysey in Wirrall, 1312