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Hereford, and has a son,

John, b. 11 Aug. 1886.

Iiineagre.— Richard Le Hunte, bapt. at Little Bradley,
10 Aug. 1620 (son of Sir George Le Hunte, of Little Bradley,
Suffolk, by Elizabeth his wife, dau. of Sir John Peyton), went
to Ireland as a Col. in the army of Cromwell, and Capt. of his
Body Guard. This last commission, dated 1649, is still extant.
He settled at Cashel, co. Tipperary, and was M.P. for that
city 1661. He m. Mary, dau. and heiress of Thomas Lloyd, of
Cileyfcdd, co. Pembroke (who d. 1688), and had issue. His
elder son,

George Le Hunte, Esq., to. 1683, Alice, dau. and heir of
Col. William Legge, of Cappagh, co. Tipperary, uncle to the
first Earl of Dartmouth ; and d. 27 May, 1697, leaving i.?sue,

1 Richard, of Llanrian, co. Pembroke, M.P. for Enniscorthy ;

2 Thomas, of Brenanstown, co. Dublin, M.D. ; 3 William,
B.D., Rector of Kidderminster, d. 1746 ; 4 George, of whom
presently; 5 Thomas, Barrister-at-Law, M.P. for Wexford;

1 Anne, m. Humphrey French, Esq., Lord JIayor of Dublin ;

2 Elizabeth, m. Rev. Mr. Browne ; S Jane, in. George War-
burton, Esq. of Garryhinch. The 4th son,

George le Hunte, Esq. of Ballymartin, co. Wexford, m.
Editha Jones, an heiress; and dying 1741, left issue. The
2nd son,

George le Hdnte, Esq. of Artramont, co. Wexford, had
issue by Alicia Mary Corry his wife,

Richard, his heir.

William Acgdstus, .5. his brother.

Charles, b. 2 June, 178^.

Francis (Sir), Knt., J. P., twin with Charles, d. unra. 1800.

Anne, m. Simon Purdon, Esq., of a collateral branch of the
Purdons, of Tinerana.

Editha, m. Sir Henry Meredyth, 3rd Bart, of Carlandstown.
Mr. Le Hunte d. 1799, and was s. by his son,

Richard Le Hcnte, Esq. of Artramont, 4. 25 Feb. 1769;
1,1. Miss Morgan, co. Pembroke, and had 1 Maria Alicia, ))*.
Samuel Meade Hobsou, Esq., Q.C., and d. 10 May, 1883, aged
81 ; 2 Sophia, m. Capt. William Doyle, son of Gen. Doyle ; 3
Louisa Editha, m. 8 Feb. 1831, William H. B. J. Wilson, E.sq.
of Knowle Hall, co. Warwick. Mr. Le Hunte was s. at his
decease by his brother,

William Acgustds Le Hdkte, Esq. of Artramont, b. 25 Oct.
1774; m. 1st, Martha (or Patty), only dau. of George War-
burton, Esq. of Garryhinch, King's Co., M.P., but by her had
no issue; he ?ii. 2ndly, Isabella Maria, eldest dau. of Lieut.-
Col. Huson, Wexford Militia, by whom (who d. 1809) he had
a dau., Alicia (commonly called Isabella), m. Rev. Robert
Cooper, Rector of Aghade, and d. 16 Sept. 1383, aged 74. He
TO. 3rdly, Henrietta Eliza, dau. of Kev. Joseph Miller, and
had issue by her,

George, now of Artramont.

William Augustus, of Knocknalier, J. P., 6. 28 Jan. 1819 ;
d. imm. 14 March, 1878.

Francis (Rev.), 6. 8 Jan. 1820; Rector of St. Mary's, New
Koss, CO. Wexford : m. 12 Jan. 1860, Eleanor Barbara, dau.
of George Robert Magrath, Esq. of Rutland Square, Dublin.

Harriet Josephine, d. young.

Patty Warburton, d. young.

Maria, d. v.am. 21 Oct. lSs4. Marianne.

Editha Christian, m. Rev. Yarburgh Gamaliel Lloyd, who
has taken the name of Greame.
Mr. Le Hunte d. 1820, and was s. by his eldest son,

George Le Hcnte, Esq. of Artramont, co. Wexford, J.P.
and D.L., and High Sheriff 1837, M.A. Trin Coll. Cambridge,
6. 15 June, 1815; m. 5 Aug. 1845, Mary, 5th dau. of the Right
Hon. Edward Pennefather, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, and
had issue,

I. George Ruthven, now of Artramont.

II. Richard, Lieut. R.N., 0. 8 Sept. 1854; d. unra. 1876.
I. Mary Harriet. ii. Ellen Lily.

III. Margaret Dora.

Mr. George Le Hunte d. 1891, and was s. by his only sur-
viving son,

^7 - /iW— Quarterly 1st and 4th, vert, a saltire or: 2nd and
3rd, az., a stag's head caboshed, ppr. Crest — A lion sejant
erm. Jl/o(/o— Farcere subjectis.

Seal — Artramont, Castlebridge, co. Wexford.

LEIGH OF WEST HALL, HIGH LEIGH.

Leigh, Egerton, Esq. of the West Hall, High
Leigh, and Jodrell Hall, co. Chester, J.P. and



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D.L., High Sheriff 18S2, late Capt. 1st Eoyal
Dragoons. A.D.C., b. 13 July, 1843 ; m. 1st, 5 Aug.
1S74, the Lady Elizabetli Mary Gore White,
eldest dau. of ^^'illiam Heni'y, 3rd Earl of Eautry,
and by her (who d. 1 Oct. ISSO) has issue,

I. Edward Egerton, 6. 23 June, 1876.

I. Margaret Eliz.ibetli Egerton.

He m. 2ndly, 7 May, 1SS9, Yiolet Cecil May, 2nd
dau. of Col. Alfred Tippiuge, of Longparish House,
AVliitehiirch, Hants, and has,

II. Cecil Egerton, h. 23 Sept. 1890.

Liineag-e.— Old and honourable as is the descent of the
I.eiglis of the West Hall, the Lymmes, from whom they
j^prang, weie even still more ancient. Ormerod conjectures
Lymme to have been a collateral branch of the Barons of
Halton. Agnes de Legh, heir of the West Hall, High Leigh,
•/... temj). Hej.kt III., Eichabd de Lymme, and was mother
cf

Thomas de Legh, named from the place of his residence.
From him descended the eminent and highly allied family of
Leigh, of West Hall, High Leigh : the male representative of
which towards the close of the 17th century (the intermediate
descent is fully set forth in Ormerod's Cheshire) was

The Eev. Peter Leigh, M.A., Vicar of Great Budworth,
Eectorof Lymme and of Whitchurch, co. Salop. He m. Eliza-
beth (in direct descent from Henry VIL, through his dau.,
Mary, Queen Dowager of France, Duchess of Suffolk, and her
posterity) dau. of the Hon. Thomas Egerton of Tatton Park, 3rd
son of John, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, by his wife, Elizabeth,
dau. of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, and had issue,
Egerton, heir to lus uncle, Austine ; John; Thomas, ancestor
of the Leighs of Leatherlake House, Surrey ; Peter, ancestor
of Sir Egerton Leigh, Bart, ; Jane ; Hester; and Mary. vi. the
Venerable John Heai, Archdeacon and Prebendary of Canter-
bury. Peter Ltigh r/. 1719. His eldest son.

The Key. Egerton Leigh, LL.D., of the West Hall, Rector
of Lymme and Middle, co. Salop, Canon Residentiary of Here-
ford, and Master of the Hospital of St. Katherine at Ledbury,
bapt. 30 March, 1702; in. 1st, Anne, dau. and co-heir of
Hamlet Yates, Esq. of Crowley, and had issue, i. Peter, his
heir ; ii. Thomas ; in. Hamlet ; iv. Egerton, M.A., forty years
Rector of Lymme, Canon Residentiary of Lichfield, and Arch-
deacon of Salop, m. 1st, Letitia, dau. of George Legh, Esq. of
East Hall, by whom he had no issue ; and 2ndly, Theodosia,
dau. of Ralph Leycester, Esq. of Toft, and d. Sept. 1798, aged
tie, leaving two daus., Susanna, «i. Ralph Leycester, junr., Esq.,
^l.P., and Theodosia; i. Mary; ii. Anne, m. 1st, the Rev.
Mr. Felton, and 2ndly, the Eev. Mr. Cockayne; and iii. Eliza-
beth. Dr. Egerton Leigh m. 2ndly, Elizabeth Drinkwater, and
had by her, i. John; ii. William; lu. Austine; iv. Samuel;
V. George, d. v.nm. 1816; vi. WilUam ; i. Hester; and ii.
Jane. He m. 3rdly, Cassandra Phelps, and had issue, Henry,
Ca.ssandra, Ariana, and Catherine. He ci. at Bath, 1760. His
son and successor.

The Eev. Peter Leigh, LL.B., Rector of Lymme and
Middle, m. Mary, dau. and co-heir of Henry Doughty, Esq.
of Broadwell, co. Gloucester. He d. before his father, 1758,
leaving issue, i. Egerton, his heir; ii. Thomas Hodges; iii.
Peter Neve ; iv. Timothy d. unm. in the East Indies, 1814 :

I. Mary, la. Robert Lancaster, Vicar of Arsley, co. Bedford;
n. Anne, m. John Frodsham, Capt. R.N. ; and in. Elizabeth,
who d. I'liiii. The son and heir,

Egerton Leigh, Esq., of the West Hall, High Leigh, and of
Twemlow, 6. 25 Oct 1752 ; in. 21 Sept. 1778, Elizabeth, dau.
and co-heir of Francis Jodrell, Esq. of Yeardsley and
Twemlow, co. Chester, and by her (who d. 12 March, 1807)
had issue, i. Egerton, of the West Hall, High Leigh, his heir;

II. Peter, M.A., Rector of Lymme, h. 20 Aug. 1782 ; in. 10 Nov.
1812, Mary, dau. of Thomas Blackburne, LL.D., Warden of
Manchester CoUege ; she d. 19 July, 1G19, aged 30 ; and Peter
Leigh, m. 2ndly, 18 March, 1828, Jane, dau. of Harriot
Steward, Esq. of Watford, co. Herts (deceased); in. Jodrell,
Vice-Admiral, R.N., of Broadwell, co. Gloucester, 6. 15 Jan.
1790 : d. Oct. 1863 ; i. Mary Anne, m. 14 June, 1802, James
Abercromby, Lord Dunfermline ; ii. Charlotte, m. Joseph
.Jellicoe, Esq. of Finchley, Middlesex (she d. at Borne, 1823) ;
in. Emma, ,n. 1 May, 1811, John Smith, Esq., M.P. of Dale
Park, Sussex (brother of Lord Carrington), deceased ; iv.
Augusta, in. 1821, Thomas Dumblecon, Esq. of Hall Grove,
.Surrey (deceased;; v. Caroline (deceased); and vi. Har-
riet, d. unm. 1809. Mr. Leigh d. 22 June, 1833. The eldest
son.



Egerton Leigh, Esq. of the West Hall, High Leigh, and of
Jodrell Hall, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff 1836, formerly Capt.
3rd Dragoon Guards, h. 23 Aug. 1779 ; ni. 26 Dec. 1809, Wil-
helmina Sarah, dau. of George Stratton, Esq. of Tew Park, co.
Oxford, and by her (who d. 24 Nov. 1849), had issue,
Egerton, of West Hall and Jodrell.
Eleanor Agnes, d. unm. 20 Nov. 1837.
Anna Elizabeth, d. unm. 29 Aug. 1879, aged 67.
Beatrice Julia, m. 1st, 1845, the Rev. John Oliver Hopkins,
of Uffington, CO. Salop ; and 2ndly, the Rev. L. Burton.
Caroline, m. 14 Sept. 1858, the Rev. Richard Morris, Vicar

of Eatington, co. Wanvick, who. d. 1859.
Augusta, in. Charles Gresley, Esq. of the Close, Lichfield,
and had issue.

Mr. E. Leigh d. 15 Oct. 1865. The eldest son,

Egerton Leigh, Esq. of the West Hall, High Leigh, and
Jodrell Hall, co. Chester, Broadwell House, co. Gloucester, and
Bulcote Lodge, co. Notts, J. P. and D.L., late a Capt 2nd Dra-
goon Guards, and afterwards Major and Brevet Lieut. -Col. 1st
Cheshire Militia, High Sheriff 1872, M.P. for Mid-Cheshire
from 1873 to 1876, b. 1815 ; in. 20 Sept. 1842, Lydia Rachel,
dau. and co-heir of John Smith Wright, Esq. of Bulcote Lodge,
Notts, and by her (who d. 3 April, 1893) had issue,
I. Egerton, now of West Hall, Jodrell, Twemlow.
It. John -Jodrell, h. 21 April, 1845; d. 26 April, 1860.
in. Edward Egerton, of Broadwell, late Lieut. 2nd Dragoon
Guards, 6. 1 July, 1851 ; in. 17 Sept. 1874, Laura Maud,
youngest dau. of Sir Henry Edwards, Bart, of Pye Nest,
Halifax, and had issue, John Egerton, b. 1876; Henry
Egerton, b. 20 April, 1877.
iv.'Nevill Egerton (Rev.), M.A., b. 1 Sept. 1852.
v. Arthur Egerton, b. 6 Nov. 1853 ; m. Mary Louisa Hay,
youngest dau. of Robert Hay Murray, Est^ of Springfield,
Great Marlow, and has issue, Gladys Mary Egerton.
I. Eleanor Sophia Egerton, in. 5 Aug. 1869, Sir Robert
Alfred Cunliffe, Bart, of Acton Park, Wrexham, and has
issue.

Mr. Leigh d. 1 July, 1876.

yJnKs— Or, a lion rampant gu. C«.si — A cubit arm vested
paly of five pieces or and sa. cuffed arg. hand ppr. grasping
the upper and lower fragments of a broken tilting spear, the
point upwards. Motto — Force avec vertu.

Stats — West Hall, High Leigh, near ICnutsford ; Jodrell
Hall, Holmes Chapel, and Twemlow Hall, Holmes Chapel,
Chester.



LEiaH OF BROWNSOVEE. HALL.

Waed-Boughton-Leigh, Edward Alleslet
BouGHTON, Esq. of Brownsover Hall, co. Warwick,
and Guilsborough Hall, co. Northampton, J. P. and
D.L. for both cos.. High Sheriff for Warwick 1876,
h. 1822 ; m. 19 Dec. 1867, Ellen Caroline, dau. of
Hon. Charles Lennox Butler, youngest son of the
22nd Lord Dunboyne, and has issue,

I. Henry Allesley, b. 23 May, 1877. ''"

I. Ellen Theodosia. ii. Maude Mary, iii. Ada Rose.

IV. Edith Violet. v. Mabel Constance.

Lineage.— See Leigh of West Ball, High Leigh.

John Ward Boughton Leigh, Esq. of Brownsover Hall,
and Guilsborough, 6. 1790 (4th son of William Zouch Lucas-
Ward, Esq. of Guilsborough Park, co. Northampton, who was
b. 1760; in. 1782, Mary (who d. 25 May, 1835), only child of
Robert Lamb, of Addington Hall, co. Northampton, and d.\l
Dec. 1837), assumed, by sign manual, 1831, the additional sur-
names and arms of Bohghton and Leigh. He m. 1811, Theo-
dosia de Malsburg, only dau. and heir of Sir Egerton Leigh,
Bart., by Theodosia his wife, dau. of Sir Edward Boughton,
Bart., and d. 18 June, 1868, leaving by her (who d. 1870),

I. John, Ist Dragoon Guards, d. unm.

n. Edward Allesley Boughton, now of Brownsover Hall,

III. Theodosius, M.A. (Triu.Coll., Camb), Vicar of Newbold-
on-Avon, co. Warwick, m. 1853, Elizabeth, only surviving
child of the late Thomas Cotterell, of 50. Eaton Square, Ex-
Sheriff of London and MidiUesex, and has issue, 1 Theo-
dosius (Rev.), M.A., Rector of Bradfield, Suffolk, m. 27
April, 1887, Florence Catherine, elder dau. of the late Capt.
Eyre Maunsell, E.N., of Brighton; 2 Bridgeman (Rev.),
M.A. Trin. Coll., Camb., Rector of Harborough Magna,
CO. Warwick ; 3 Cotterell, M.A., Trin. Coll., Camb. ; 4 John
H., Capt. 2nd Warwickshire Militia; 5 Percy \V., Jesus
Coll., Camb. ; 1 Alice ; 2 Ethel B. ; Lelia A.

IV. Egerton, M.A., Rector of Harborough Magna, m. Miss
Andrews, and d. 8 Sept. 1870, leaving issue.

I. Theodosia, in. Thomas Fanshawe Parratt, Esq. of Effing-
ham House, Surrey.

II. Grace, m. 11 May, 1848, Capt.. Charles Rowley, R.N.
(who d. s. p. 18 June, 1879), eldest son of Sir Charles Row-
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III. Emma Adeline Leigh Boughton, m. 28 Sept. 1871, Julius
Caesar Levison, Esq. of Copenhagen.

Arms — Quarterly, Leigh, Boughton, and Wabd. Crests —
Leigh, Booghton, and Ward.

&a«s— Brownsover Hall, near Rugby; Guilsborough Hall,
Northampton.



LEIGH OF WOODCHESTER PARK.

Leigh, William, Esq. of Woodchester Park, co.
Gloucester, J.P., b. 23 Sept. 1829; m. 25 June,
1S59, Mary Victoria, dau. of Thomas Jarrett, Esq.
of Madras, Barrister-at-LaTv, and by her (who d.
•6 Feb. 1871) has issue,

I. Francis William, b. 4 July, 1860.

II. Henry Vincent, b I March, 186".

III. Arthur Hubert, 6. 21 March, 1869; d. 12 June, 1S69.

IV. Bertrand Charles, b. 27 Jan. 1871.

1. Mary Blanche. ii. Beatrice Cjecilia.

Lineage. — The ancestors of this family were for several
generationSjSeated at Lymm,and from researches made in 1811,
It appeared probable that they had originally descended from
the Leighs of if'est Hall in High Leigh; but as entries of
pedigree had not been made in the Heralds' College, it was
found impracticable to ascertain with precision the particular
liranch of the Leighs from which they originally sprang, so as
to prove a right to armorial bearings. The Heralds' College
therefore made 6 March, 1811, a new grant of Armorial bear-
ings to

William Leigh, Esq. of Liverpool, and of Roby Hall, co.
Lancaster, merchant, son, by Katherine his wife, of William
Leigh, Esq. of Lymm, co. Chester. He was b. 16 Sept. 17.54,
and m. 12 Feb. 1798, Catherine, dau. and heir of Richard
Robinson, Esq. of Liverpool, merchant, and d. in Jan. 1815,
leaving by this lady {d. 1S40), who was the sole represen-
tative of her family, and through her mother, Mary Handley,
an heiress, representative also of Margaret, one of the co-heirs
of the family of Frodsham of Elton, co. Chester {See Ormebod's
Cheshire), an only son,

William Leigh, Esq. of Woodchester Park, D.L. forthecos.
of Lancaster and Stafford, and J. P. for the latter, h. 4 Nov.
1802 ; m. 30 April, 1828, Caroline, 5th dau. of Sir John Geers
Cotterell, Bart of Garnons, co. Hereford, and by her (who d.
15 Oct. 1878) had issue,

I. William, now of Woodchester Park.

II. James Henry, d. in infancy.

I. Caroline Blanche, d. luim. 1852.

II. Beatrice Catherine, d. v/am. 1867.

Mr. Leigh, who had the Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the
Great, d. 4 Jan. 1873.

Arms — Gu., a cross engrailed arg. in the first Quarter a lion
rampant or, and in the second a lozenge of the secona. Crest —
A lozenge gu. charged with a unicorn's head couped arg.
armed and crined or.

3eat — Woodchester Park, Stonehouse, co. Gloucester.



holding between the paws a lozenge arg. charged with a rose
gu. and charged on the shoulder for distinction with a cross
patee or.

Seats — Hindley Hall, Wigan : Barham Court, Maidstone.
Town Residence — 17, Queen's Gate, S.W.



LEIGH OF HINDLEY HALL.

Leigh, Eogee, Esq. of Hindley Hall, co. Lan-
caster, and Barham Court, Kent, Lord of the Manor
of Orrell in the first-named co., J.P. Eent and
Lancashii-e, M.P. for Eochester 1880 to 1885, b.
21 April, 1840; m. 1st, 29 May, 1861, Elizabeth
Jane, eldest dau. of Thomas Eden Black well, Esq.,
91st Royal Argyllsliire Highlanders, and granddau.
of Gen.' Blackwell, C.B., and by her (who d. 30
July, 1884) had issue,

I. Margaret Caroline.

II. Amabel Frances Louisa, deceased.

III. Mary Ktheldreda. iv. Emma Lindsay.

ilr. Leigh, who m. 2ndly, 1885, Agatha Elizabeth,
only dau. of the late Alfred Shaw, Esq., is the
adopted son of the late Sir Eobert Holt Leigh,
Bart, of Hindley Hall (who d. 1843). He was
educated at Ch. Ch. Oxford, and Trin. Coll. Camb.
He s. to the estates in 1867, under the will of Sir
E. Holt Leigh, Bart., at the death of Tliomas Lord
Xingsdown (who had a life interest in them).

Arms—(i\x.. a cross engrailed arg. between four lozenges
erm., for distiaction a canton or. Crest — A demi-lion gu.



LEIGH OF BELMONT.

Leigh, Oswald Moslet, Esq. of Belmont Hall,
and Grappenhall Lodge, co. Chester, J.P., Capt.
Chester Yeo. Car. b. 30 Aug. 1864 ; m. 30 April,
1889, Florence Louisa, 2nd dau. of J. Edward
Eeiss, Esq. of Jodrell Hall, Cheshire, and has issue,

Oswald Edward Stanley, 6. 18 March, 1899.
Phyllis Constance, 6. 26 Oct. 1892.

Lineagre. — This family claims to be a branch of the
ancient family of Leigh of High Leigh.

Joseph Leigh, Esq. of Belmont, b. 25 Oct. 1768 ; vi. 21 Oct.
1794, Margaret Sherlock, and had issue,

I. James Heath, of whom hereafter.

II. John, Rector of Eggington, co. Derby, b. 8 Feb. 1798; d.
23 Oct. 1856.

The elder son,

James Heath Leigh, Esq. of Belmont and Grappenhall
Lodge, J.P. and D.L., High SheritT 1835 : m. 9 Oct. 1827,
Frances, 3rd dau. of Sir Oswald Mcsley, Bart, of RoUeston
Hall, CO. Stafford, and had issue,

I. Joseph, his heir.

II. James Mosley, b. 16 March, 1832 ; m. 28 June, 1855,
Susan Mary, 2nd dau. of Capr. Wynyard, R.N., and niece
of Edward Lloyd, Esq. of Oldtield Hall, co. Cheshire, and
d. s. p. 14 Jan. 1853.

III. Oswald Peteb, of whom hereafter.

IV. John, b. 5 July, 1835 : d. 16 April, 1874.

V. Albert, b. 26 Aug. 1841 ; d. 7 Feb. 1875.

VI. Henry Alfred, /_*. 14 March, 1846 ; d. 7 March, 1875.

I. Frances, ni. 14 Jan. 1853, the Rev. Francis Edward Bel-
combe, of the Brooms, near Stafford, Incumbent of Whitley,
and d. Feb. 1872.

II. Amy Sophia, m. Feb. 1865, Ferdinando Dudley Lea-
Smith, Esq., Halesowen Grange, co. Worcester, J.P. and
D.L. (senior co-heir to the ancient barony of Dudley), and
d. 10 June, 1884.

Mr. James Heath Leigh d. 5 Aug. 1848, and was s. by his eldest
son,

Joseph Leigh, Esq. of Belmont, J.P., Major Chester Yeo-
manry Cavalry, b. 7 May, 1330 ; m. 6 Oct. 1852, Fanny Pene-
lope, eldest dau. of the Rev. James Streynsham Master, Rector
of Chorley, and Canon of Manchester, and d. s. %>. 23 July,
1869, and was s. by his eldest surviving brother,

Oswald Peter Leigh, Esq. of Belmont Hall and Grappen-
hall Lodge, J. P., Lieut. 22nd Regt., 6. 20 Sept. 1833; m. Id
Oct. 1863, Frances, only dau. of Rev. George Ayton Whitaker,
M.A., J. P., of Knoddishall, co. Suffolk, by Anna Maria, dau.
of Thomas Farr, Esq. of Waveney House, Beccles, co. Suffolk,
J.P. and D.L., and grand-dau. of Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bart.,
and had issue,

I. Oswald Moslet, now of Belmont.

II. John Henry, 6. 29 Nov. 1868, to. 1890, Laura, dau of G.
Bale, Esq., late of Hillington Hall, co. Norfolk.

I. Mabel, in. 10 Feb. 1886, Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Corn-
wallis, Esq., M.P., of Linton Park, co. Kent.

II. Frances Lucy Isabel.

III. Hilda Georgiana.

Mr. Oswald Peter Leigh d. 27 Aug. 1876, and was s. by his
eldest son.

Arms — Gu., a cross engrai'ed arg. ; in the 1st quarter a lion
rampant or ; and in the 2nd a lozenge of the second. Crest —
A lozenge gu. charged with a unicorn's head couped arg.
crined or. Motto — Leges juraque servo.

Seats — Belmont Hall, Northwich, co. Chester ; Grappenhall
Lodge, Warrington, co. Lancaster.



LEIGH OF ROSEGARLAND.

Leigh, Feaxcis Augustine, Esq. of Eosegar-
land, CO. Wexford, J.P., High SheriflE 1867, formerly
Lieut. 10th Hussars, b. 24 Nov. 1822 ; r,i. Augustine,
dau. of Mons. Charles Perrier, of Metz, in the Pro-
vince of Lorraine, and by her (who d. 22 Nov.
1880), has had issue,

I. Francis Robert, Lieut. 3rd Eatt. R. Irish Regt., b. 28
April, 1853.

II. Edward, Lieut. Hampshire Regt., b. 25 Aug. 1867.

1. Rose Jane. ii. Frances. in. Jane.



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Mr. Leigh s. his grandfather 1839.

liineagre. — Francis MacLaoighsigh, MacLtsach, Mac-
Lte, or Lye petitioned for a lease of the dissolved Monastery,
town and lands of the Holy Cross of Killeigh, near Geashill,
King's Co., 1551, and obtained a lease of them next year; two
months after, 30 Nov. 1552, he obtained a grant of English
liberty to en.able him to hold the lands. He m. the dau. of
John O'CarroI, and had issue,

I. Jobs, his successor.

II. Arthur, lining in 1612, and mentioned in his brother's
■will in remainder to his estates.

m. Francis, in the army, appointed 6 Sept. 1579.

IV. Henry, living in 1G12.

Francis MacLaoighsigh or Lye was dead in 1573, and his lands
were in possession oi his eldest son,

John MacLaoighsigh, Lye, or It, who having a perfect
knowledge of the English language as well as the Irish, was
appointed Interpreter to the State, and was granted for his
services as interpreter, by patent dated 9 May, 1584, 26 Queen
Elizabeth, the fee of the monastery of Killeigh, which he
then held under the lease made to his father, and obtained a
grant of Eathbride. CO. Kildare, dated 1 June, 1591. He )/i.
Amy, dau. of George FitzGerald, Esq. of Ticroghan, co. Meath,
and sister of Sir Edward FitzGerald, Knt. of the same place,
and had issue,

I. John', his heir. ii. Andrew, a minor in 1612.

I. Katherine, m. James FitzGerald, Esq. of Osbaldeston, co.
Kildare. ii. Mabel. iii. Mary. iv. Margaret.

V. Bridget. vi. Amy. vn. Ellen.

John MacLaoighsigh, or Ly, d. 7 May, 1612, and was bur. at
the Cathedral of Kildare, where his tombstone still remains.
He was s. by his eldest son,

John Leigh, Esq. of Piathbride, who with his mother having
alienated some of his father's lands, got a pardon for alienation
dated 1-1 Deo. 1613. He was in great favour with Cuakles I.,
and was a faithful subject during the Protectorate of Oliver
Cbo.mwell. He had by his wife, whose name was Dowdall,
the following issue,

I. Francis, his heir.

II. Kobert, who wns abroad with Charles II. during Crom-
well's time, and after the Restoration, as a reward for his
faithful and loyal services, got a grant of the manor of Rose-
garland, CO. Wexford, by the several letters patent dated
18 May, 1668, and 9 Sept. 1669, and by other letters patent
the manors ol Colpe, alias Newbawn, Longraigc, Garry
Richard, 3,344 acres, and other lands in the cos. Wexford and
Kildare. He m. Oct. 1673, Margaret, dau. of Sir Caesar
Colclough, 2nd Bart of Tintern Abbey, co. Wexford, and
Bister and heir of Sir Caesar Colclough, 3rd and last Bart.,
by whom (who d. 1722) he had no issue. On his marriage
he assumed the additional name and arms of Colcloogh.
By his will, dated 4 May, 1604, and proved 11 June, 1695,
he bequeathed his estates to his nephew, as below.

1. Mabel, m. 1675, James Barnewall.

John Leigh, d. abroad and intestate. Administration was
granted, 5 May, 1660, to his eldest son,

Francis Leigh, Esq. of Rathbride, who was appointed
Escheator-General of Leinster by letters patent dated 22 July,
1663, and M.P. for the borough of Kildare 1689. Having sup-
ported James II., he was attainted of high treason in 1691,
when all his lands were forfeited. He m. Feb. 1662, Judith,
dau. of Henry Spencer, by whom he had,

I. Robert, who was executor and heir of his uncle, Robert
Leigh-Colclough, d. unia. : administration granted to his
brother Francis, 7 Nov. 1724.

II. John, of Dublin, d. v.nm. : administration granted to his
brother Robert, 20 July, 1700.

III. Andrew, of Friarstown, co. Kildare. d. unm.; adminis-
tration granted to his brother Francis, 30 Nov. 1706.

IV. Francis, of whom presently.
I. Judith, d. unm. 1700.

The 4th son,

Francis Leigh, Esq. of Eathangan, co. Kildare, .?. hi- brother
in the Wexford estate, and became of Rosegarland. He m.
1st, Sept. 1699, Alice, widow of John Rawlins, Esq. of Eathan-
gan, by whom (who rf. 1702) he had no issue; he m. 2ndly,
Miss Carew, by whom he had issue,

I. John, his heir.

II. Kobert, a Free Burgess of New Boss 1730, d. v.nm. 17.34.

III. Andrew, a Free Burgess of New Ross 1735, rf. unm. 1745.

I. Cecilia, w. 1729, Joseph, 1st Earl of Milltown, and d. 1737.

II. Judith, d. unm. 1788. iii. Mary.
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