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Maud de Norlegh

Female - Aft 1374


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Maud de Norlegh (daughter of Thurstan de Northlegh and Margery de Walton); died after 1374.

    Notes:

    According to Frank Renaud (citation details below), an "old MS. pedigree" indicates that she was her husband Robert de Legh's second cousin. Renaud also makes her a daughter of an Adam de Norley of North Leigh, son of Thurstan de Norley, and Adam's wife Matilda.

    After the death of her husband Robert de Legh, she was charged with having forged a settlement of her husband's estates in fraud of the heir and in favor of her youngest son, John. The outcome of the case is unknown.

    Family/Spouse: Robert de Legh. Robert (son of John de Venables and Ellen) was born in in of Adlington, Cheshire, England; died about 1370 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Piers Legh was born about 1360 in of Lyme in Handley, Cheshire, England; died on 10 Aug 1399 in Chester, Cheshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thurstan de Northlegh was born in in of Norley-in-Pemberton, Lancashire, England; died between 1321 and 1346.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Pemberton, Lancashire, England

    Notes:

    Ormerod and Renaud (citation details below), evidently mistakenly, call him "Adam de Norley." From "Townships: Pemberton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 4, it seems more likely that Adam de Northlegh was this Thurstan's father.

    Other sources, apparently relying on a visitation, erroneously place this family in Norley, Cheshire.

    Thurstan married Margery de Walton before 1315. Margery (daughter of John de Walton) died after 1346. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margery de Walton (daughter of John de Walton); died after 1346.

    Notes:

    "Margery sister of Adam, who married Thurstan de Northlegh [...]." ["Townships: Ulnes Walton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 6]

    "In 1311 Robert del Clough and Joan his wife claimed two-thirds of certain messuages, &c., in Eccleston and Ulnes Walton against Margery daughter of John de Walton, and it appeared that Joan, Margaret and Margery were the sisters and heirs of Adam son of John de Walton. Margery had married Thurstan de Northlegh before 1315, when the suit was continued. From a continuation of the suit it is shown that John de Walton was brother and heir of an Adam de Walton." ["Townships: Ulnes Walton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 6]

    Children:
    1. Katherine de Norlegh
    2. 1. Maud de Norlegh died after 1374.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  John de Walton was born in in of Walton le Dale, Lancashire, England (son of Warin de Walton); died before 1311.

    Notes:

    Called by Ormerod (actually Helsby, editor and expander of the second edition of the History of Chester, citation details below) "John fitz Warin de Waleton."

    "Robert de Legh of Adlington and William de Radcliffe of Smithills married respectively Maud and Katherine, daughters and co-heirs of Thurstan de Northlegh in Pemberton, by his wife Margery, daughter and heir of John de Walton [...]." ["Townships: Pemberton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 4]

    "In 1311 Robert del Clough and Joan his wife claimed two-thirds of certain messuages, &c., in Eccleston and Ulnes Walton against Margery daughter of John de Walton, and it appeared that Joan, Margaret and Margery were the sisters and heirs of Adam son of John de Walton. Margery had married Thurstan de Northlegh before 1315, when the suit was continued. From a continuation of the suit it is shown that John de Walton was brother and heir of an Adam de Walton. Afterwards (1320) Thurstan de Northlegh and his wife appear to have purchased the rights of Joan and her husband [...]." ["Townships: Ulnes Walton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 6]

    Children:
    1. 3. Margery de Walton died after 1346.
    2. Adam de Walton of Mitton was born in in of Mitton, Lancashire, England; died before 1330.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Warin de Walton was born in in of Eccleston, Lancashire, England (son of Adam de Walton); died before 1302.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Walton le Dale, Lancashire, England

    Notes:

    "[Adam, son of Ulf] was succeeded by a son Adam, who gave his moiety of Eccleston to his son Warine, and in 1242 Warine de Walton held the fifth part of a knight's fee in Walton of the fee of the Earl of Lincoln (Lacy), and he of the fee of the Earl of Ferrers (as lord between Ribble and Mersey), and he of the king in chief." ["Townships: Ulnes Walton" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 6]

    "Adam son of Adam de Walton gave to Warine his son half the vill of Eccleston as Adam the elder had held it of Benedict Gernet and Adam the son of the heirs of Benedict. Master Adam de Walton in 1294 claimed 6 acres in Eccleston against William de Dacre. The land had been approved from the waste by Benedict Gernet and Warine de Walton, lords in common, and fell to the latter's share on a division. Adam son and heir of Warine demised it to William de Shorneton (? Shurventon) for 6s. a year, and this tenant sold his crops and title to William de Dacre. In 1301 the moiety of the manors of Eccleston and Heskin was included in a Walton agreement. By 1320–1 it had come into the possession of Thurstan de Northlegh and Margery his wife [...]." ["Townships: Eccleston" in VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 6]

    Children:
    1. 6. John de Walton was born in in of Walton le Dale, Lancashire, England; died before 1311.
    2. Adam de Walton died before 1307.