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Jane Legh

Female Aft 1513 - Aft 1575  (> 61 years)


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  • Name Jane Legh  [1
    Born Aft 1513  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 20 Nov 1575  Bromley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I35765  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 

    Father Peter Legh,   b. Abt 1479, of Lyme in Prestbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1541, Bradley-in-Burtonwood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Margaret de Tyldesley,   b. of Tyldesley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 17 Jan 1514  [2
    Notes 
    • Date of dispensation.
    Family ID F21038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Gerard,   b. Between 1502 and 1512, of Bryn in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1550  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Bef 1522  [3
    Divorced 27 Nov 1550  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Gerard,   d. Bef 1575
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richardson's Royal Ancestry (citation details below) (3:83; 3:557) makes Jane Legh a daughter of Piers Legh and his first wife, Jane Gerard. But that would make Jane Leigh and Thomas Gerard--who are noted as having been second cousins through common Savage ancestry--into first cousins, both grandchildren of Peter Gerard and Margaret Stanley. John Blythe Dobson (citation details below) says that "there is no doubt" that Jane Legh who married Thomas Gerard was a daughter, not of Piers Legh's first wife Jane Gerard, but rather his second wife Margaret de Tyldesley, and this seems more plausible.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5955] The House of Lyme from Its Foundation to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Evelyn Caroline Legh Newton (writing as "The Lady Newton"). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917.

    2. [S413] Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    4. [S5955] The House of Lyme from Its Foundation to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Evelyn Caroline Legh Newton (writing as "The Lady Newton"). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917., date only.