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William Leake (Leeke)

Also Known As: "Leeke", "Leke", "Lake and Leake appear to be alternative spellings accepted by various members of this family tree."
Birthplace: Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1458 (39-56)
England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Leek of Sutton and Alice Leeke
Husband of Catherine Leake
Father of John Leake of Sutton; Thomas Leake of Hasland and Catherine Leeke
Brother of Thomas Leeke and Anne de Leke

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About William Leake of Lakeford

  • William Leeke, Esq.1,2,3,4
  • M, #37898, b. circa 1418, d. 1458
  • Father John Leeke, Esq.5,3,4 b. c 1390
  • Mother Alice Grey5,3,4 b. c 1382
  • William Leeke, Esq. was born circa 1418 at of Langford & Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England.1,2,3 He married Katherine Chaworth, daughter of Sir Thomas Chaworth, Sheriff of Nottingham, Lincolnshire, & Derbyshire and Isabel Aylesbury, circa 1444; They had 2 sons (John, Esq; & Thomas, Esq.).1,6,3,4 William Leeke, Esq. died in 1458 at of Sutton Scarsdale, Sandiacre, & Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire, England.3,4
  • Family Katherine Chaworth
  • Children
    • John Leeke, Esq.+2,7 b. c 1452, d. 31 Mar 1505
    • Thomas Leeke, Esq.+1,3,4 b. c 1455, d. 1523
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 270.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 755.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 13.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 554.
  • 5.[S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 450.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 148.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 296.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1262.htm#...
  • _________________
  • Catherine CHAWORTH
  • Born: ABT 1436, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Father: Thomas CHAWORTH (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Isabel AYLESBURY
  • Married: William LEEKE (b. 1434) 1462, Ripinghall, Lincolnshire, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CHAWORTH.htm#Catherine CHAWORTH1 _______________
  • Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History (1848)
  • https://archive.org/details/proceedingssuff00histgoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/proceedingssuff00histgoog#page/n97/mode/1up
  • Pg.139
  • .... There was William Leeke, who married Catherine Chaworth, and then their son, John Leeke, High Sheriff of Derby and Notts, in 1489, and who died in 1505, succeeded by his son, Sir John Leeke, knighted at Lille in 1513, who died in 1523. He married Jane Foljambe, and was succeeded by a son, Sir Francis Leeke, whose marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Paston, of Oxnead, in Norfolk, gives him a connection with us in East Anglia. He was High Sheriff in 1548, and died .... ____________________
  • Descriptive catalogue of Derbyshire charters in public and private libraries and muniment rooms (1906)
  • https://archive.org/details/cu31924028029050
  • https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028029050#page/n198/mode/1up
  • Pg.181
    • (HUKNALL.)
  • 1469. Release from John Benet to John Leek, son and heir of William Leek of Lanforth, of the manors of Lanforth, Hick[lyng], Estleek, and Saxendale [Langford, Hickling, East Leek, Saxondale, co. Notts.], with appurtenances in Wyverton and Carcolstone [Wiverton and Carlcaston], same county, the manor of Huknall [Ault Hucknall] and Sutton in la Dall [co. Derby], with advowson of the churches of Hicklyng at Sutton [co. Notts.], the manor of Sandeacre and Harstone [Sandiacre, co. Derby, Harston, co. Leic], with lands in North Colyngham, Stockwith, Holme justa Newerk, Gedlyng, and Elstone [co. Notts.], Kirkhalome [Kirk Hallam, co. Derb.], and Dalderby, Craslound, and Gunthorpe, co. Linc. Witn. John You (?), Thomas White, John Mill, jun., of North Colyngham, etc. Dat. Eyleston, 5 Feb., 11 Edw. IV. [1472]. (Woll. i. 77.) ________________

William LEEKE was born 1410 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England. He died 1458 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England. William married Katherine CHAWORTH on 1451 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England.

Katherine CHAWORTH was born 1432 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. She married William LEEKE on 1451 in Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	John LEEKE Esquire was born 1452 and died 20 Mar 1505.
     		M 	ii 	Thomas LEEKE was born 1455 and died 1523.



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)
        • ii. Sir John Leek or Leake of Sutton, Derbyshire 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 of Sutton (d 01.08.1580) m. Elizabeth Paston (dau of Sir William Paston of Paston)
                  • (a) Sir Francis Leke of Sutton in Scarsdale, Derbyshire (d 1626) - continued below m1. Frances Swift (dau of Robert Swift of Bayton) m2. Mary
                  • (b) Mary Leake m. Robert Markham of Coatham
              • (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 Leake m1. (1512) John Hardwick (d 1527) m2. Ralph Leech
          • b. Thomas Leek
        • 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)


  1. The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 450.
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 13.
  3. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 554
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William Leake of Lakeford's Timeline

Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Of Southwell Dale, Derbyshire, England
Hasland, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 48
England (United Kingdom)