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Piers Legh

Male Abt 1360 - 1399  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Piers Legh  [1
    Born Abt 1360  of Lyme in Handley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1399  Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I35886  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 

    Father Robert de Legh,   b. of Adlington, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1370, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maud de Norlegh,   d. Aft 1374 
    Family ID F21048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Danyers,   b. Abt 2 May 1348,   d. 24 Jun 1428  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1388  [2, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • Married with dispensation.
    Children 
    +1. Piers Legh,   b. Abt 1390, of Lyme in Handley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1422, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was "executed 10 August 1399 at Chester by Henry Bolingbroke, on account of his support of Richard II, his 'mutilated body' being consigned to the Carmelite Friars of Chester for burial." [John Blythe Dobson, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

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

    3. [S5947] Contributions toward a History of the Ancient Parish of Prestbury by Frank Renaud. Contained in Remains Historical and Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, volume 97 (1876), published by the Chetham Society., place only.

    4. [S1129] The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy King of Arms. Edited by John Paul Rylands. London: 1882., year only.

    5. [S5947] Contributions toward a History of the Ancient Parish of Prestbury by Frank Renaud. Contained in Remains Historical and Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, volume 97 (1876), published by the Chetham Society., year only.

    6. [S77] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882., month and year only.