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Hamon de LEGH

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  • Name Hamon de LEGH 
    Born Abt 1130  of West Hall, High Legh, Rostherne, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Hamon de LEIGH 
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    • (1) Source: Welsh Medieval Database Primarily of Nobility and Gentry.

      (2) Lee, Edmund Jennings, Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2003, pp. 17-19:

      THE LEES OF ENGLAND.

      THE earliest records of England contain references to many families of this name, though spelt in many different forms. The various counties of England have been from early times dotted with Lee villages, towns, and rivers; there was scarcely a county that did not contain several Lee seats, mansions, or manors. In view of the prevalence of this name, it will be readily acknowledged that the accurate tracing of the descendants of any special progenitor is no easy task. . . .

      The following sketches of ten of the principal Lee families in England are from the pen of Mr. J. Henry Lea, of Fairhaven, Mass., who has devoted considerable time to the study of the genealogies of the families of this name. His sketches may, therefore, be considered thoroughly accurate and reliable. They are necessarily very brief. These ten families are: . . .

      LEIGH OF WEST HALL, CHESHIRE.

      Arms: Or, a lion rampant, gules. (ancient arms, Gules a pale fasill??e argent, being the arms of Lyme).

      This, the most ancient family of the name in England, traces its pedigree through Hamon de Leigh (temp. Henry II.) son of Gilbert de Venables, Baron of Kinderton, and great grandson of Gilbert de Venables of Normandy, who accompanied the Conqueror to England, and was a younger brother of Thibault (III.), Count of Blois, and a descendant of Thibault, brother of Rollo, the Viking, the first Duke of Normandy. Richard de Leigh, great grandson of Hamon, left issue Agnes, only daughter and heir, who married, first, Richard de Lyme, the younger son of Hugh de Lyme, and had issue a son, Thomas, who took the name of his mother, and became the ancestor of the Leighs of West Hall. This Agnes married, secondly, Sir William de Venables, Knt. (her fourth cousin in the male line), and had issue, John De Leigh, who assumed the name of his mother, but retained the arms of his father, i e., Azure, two bars argent. From him are descended the Leighs of Boothes, Stoneley, Lee of Hartwell, and many others.

      The following ancient and noble families of the name trace their descent from the parent stock of High Leigh: - Boothes (arms: az. 2 bars arg., over all a bend gu.); Baguley (arms: az. 2 bars arg., over all a bend sa.); Adlington (arms: az. 2 bars arg., over all a bendlet gobony or and gu.); Berchington (arms: az. 2 bars arg., over all, on a bend gu., 3 ph??ons of the second); Lyme (arms: gu., a cross engrailed arg.); of the Ridge (same arms); Stoneley, Warw., Lords Leigh (same arms); Lee of Hartwell, Bucks. (arms: az. 2 bars or, over all a bend gobony or and gu.); Oughtrington (arms: arg. a. bend fusill??e sa., quartering or a lion rampant, gu.); Brownsover, Warw., Barts.; Annerley, co. Notts.; Egginton, co. Derby (arms: az., a plate betw. 3 ducal crowns or, within a bordure arg.); Birch, co. Lanc. (arms: az., 2 bars arg. a bend gobony or and gu., and sometimes 2 crowns in chief or); Rushall, co. Staff. (arms gu., a cross engrailed arg., in dexter quarter an escutcheon of the last charged with 2 bars az. and debrused by a bend gobony or and gu.); Longborrow and Adlestrop, co. Glouc. (arms: gu., a cross engrailed arg., in dexter quarter a lozenge of the second); Newnham Regis, co. Warw., Earls of Chichester (same arms); Stockwell, co. Surry (arms: gu., a cross engrailed and bordure engrailed arg.); Isell, co. Cumb. (parent stock of Baguley); Townley, co. Lanc. (arms: arg., a fess and 3 mullets in chief, sa.); Middleton, co. York (arms: arg., 2 bars sa., over all a bend, gu.), and many other distinguished and gentle families. (O[r]merod's Cheshire, Helsby's Ed. I, 449.)


    • (2) Lee, Edmund Jennings, Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2003, pp. 17-24:

      THE LEES OF ENGLAND.

      THE earliest records of England contain references to many families of this name, though spelt in many different forms. The various counties of England have been from early times dotted with Lee villages, towns, and rivers; there was scarcely a county that did not contain several Lee seats, mansions, or manors. In view of the prevalence of this name, it will be readily acknowledged that the accurate tracing of the descendants of any special progenitor is no easy task. . . .

      The following sketches of ten of the principal Lee families in England are from the pen of Mr. J. Henry Lea, of Fairhaven, Mass., who has devoted considerable time to the study of the genealogies of the families of this name. His sketches may, therefore, be considered thoroughly accurate and reliable. They are necessarily very brief. These ten families are: . . .

      1. Leigh of West Hall, High Leigh, Cheshire.
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     1. William de LEGH,   b. Abt 1170, of West Hall, High Legh, Rostherne, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 13:36:21 
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