William de Legh
- Born: West Hall, High Legh, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Daughter and heir of John Oughrington 527
~The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580, p. 145, son of Hamon de Leigh, and married to daughter and heir of John Oughrinton, nephew to Peter Oughrington. 527
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 776
The ancestors of the Leigh family assumed their name for the town of High-Leigh in Cheshire, where they were seated before the Norman invasion. Hamon was the Lord of the mediety of High-Leigh during the reign of Henry II. He was the father of William de Leigh of West-Hall in High-Leigh, whose son was named Richard. Richard had a daughter named Agnes, his heir, who married as her first husband, Hugo de Lymme of Lymme, married as her second husband, William Venables, of Bradwell, and married as her third husband, William de Hawardyn. Agnes, by her first husband, had a son named Thomas, who had half of the moeity of High-Leigh, and took the surname of Leigh. He left a son also named Thomas, who was patriarch of the Leighs, of West-Hall in High-Leigh. Agnes had a son, by her second husband, named John who also took the name of Leigh, after his mother, but bore his father's arms, and died in 1322.
Collin's Peerage of England, Vol. VII, p. 110
• Background Information. 713
In or about the time of Henry II, the manor of High Legh had been granted out in moieties to two families who assumed the local name. The progenitor of the West Hall family was Hamon de Legh. Hamon Legh was followed by his son William Legh, and William by Richard Legh. Richard de Legh had issue of Richard, Madoc and Margery who married Aytrop, son of Aytrop of Millinton. Richard's son Richard had a daughter named Agnes.
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. I, pp. 450, 452-452
William married Daughter and heir of John Oughrington, daughter of John Oughrington and Unknown.527