People: Lee, Thomas

Surname

Lee (Le)

Forename

Thomas

Sex

Male

Parish

Eccles

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/2/1 – defendant

 

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People: Leche, Ralph

Surname

Leche

Forename

Ralph

Sex

Male

Parish

Tilston

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/1560/2 – defendant

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People: Lightfoot, Gilbert

Surname

Lightfoot (Lightfote)

Forename

Gilbert

Sex

Male

Parish

Warmingham

Marital Status

Unknown

Occupation Status

Clerk

Remarks

Although in the suit at EDC 5/1/6 he is described as a chaplain, he is described elsewhere as a curate, so was presumably curate under the rector of the parish at the time of the suit who was Richard Minshull or Mynshull.

Causes

EDC 5/1/6 – plaintiff (joint)

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People: Lord, Margery

Surname

Lord (Lorte)

Forename

Margery

Sex

Female

Approx Year of Birth

1546

Parish

Middleton

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Thomas

Causes

EDC 5/1580/10 – witness on the libel

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People: Legh, Elizabeth of Ridge

Surname

Legh (Leigh, Leigh)

Forename

Elizabeth

Sex

Female

Parish

Prestbury

Marital Status

Widow

Spouse Name

John Legh

Remarks

Elizabeth Legh was married to John Legh of Ridge who died in 1578. She was the daughter of Fulk Dutton of Chester and her eldest son was called John.

Sources:
J. P. Earwaker, East Cheshire Past and Present, vol. 2 (London, 1880), pp. 432-437.

 

Causes

EDC 5/1580/9 – defendant

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People: Lloyd Matthew, David

Surname

Lloyd Mathew

Forename

David

Sex

Male

Parish

Bangor

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/1575/15 – defendant

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People: Layton, John

Surname

Layton

Forename

John

Sex

Male

Marital Status

Married

Remarks

John Layton was the nephew of  Robert Brassey, Provost of King’s College and vicar of Prescot. The earl of Derby, who leased the Prescot Hall estate from the college,  granted a lease of this property to John Layton in 1558, perhaps at the instigation of Dr Brassey. The Prescot Hall estate adjoined the Whiston lands of the Ogle family, previous occupiers of Prescot Hall as stewards of the lords of the manor.

John Layton died in January 1569.

Sources:

British History Online ‘Townships: Prescot’, in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 353-354.  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp353-354 

F. A. Bailey, ‘Early Coalmining in Prescot, Lancashire’, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 99 (1947), pp. 1-20.

 

 

Causes

EDC 5/1566/11 – possibly rightful owner of the farm of the tithes in dispute

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People: Legh, John of Ridge

Surname

Legh (Leigh, Leigh)

Forename

John

Sex

Male

Parish

Prestbury

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Grace Coton

Occupation Status

Esquire

Remarks

John Legh inherited an estate in the township of Sutton called Ridge. He later acquired a property known as Wincle Grange which had belonged to Combermere Abbey until the dissolution, following which it was bought by George Cotton of Combermere in 1541.

He died in 1578 and his will referred to ‘my mansion or dwelling howse off the Ridge’ and ‘my mansion and dwelling howse called Winckle Graunge’.

Other tithe causes involving John Legh were heard at York, and the papers are held at the Borthwick Institute there under the following references:
CP.G.1374
CP.G.1375
CP.G.1388
CP.G.1413
CP.G.1428
CP.G.1435
CP.G.1448A
CP.G.1450

Sources:
J. P. Earwaker, East Cheshire Past and Present, vol. 2 (London, 1880), pp. 432-437.
George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. 3 (second edition, revised and enlarged by T. Helsby, London, 1882), p. 765.
Rev. G. J. Piccope (ed.), Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, (Chetham Society, old series,  old series, 54, 1861 (Third Portion)), pp. 92-94.

 

Causes

EDC 5/1566/6– plaintiff

EDC 5/1580/9 – defendant

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People: Leighe, Katherine

Surname

Leighe

Forename

Katherine

Sex

Female

Parish

Bowdon

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

John Leighe the younger

Remarks

John Leighe was said to be ‘of Altrincham’, a township in the parish of Bowdon, which is now much larger and more populous than Bowdon.

Causes

EDC 5/1575/4 – named in the libel

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People: Lether, Ellen

Surname

Lether

Forename

Ellen

Sex

Female

Parish

Bowdon

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Richard Lether

Causes

EDC 5/1575/4 – joint defendant

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