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Sir Henry de Lea Knight
William de Lea
(Abt 1244-)


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William de Lea

  • Born: Abt 1244, Lea Hall, Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Clémence Banastre 845

bullet  General Notes:

~Ormerod's History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. II, p. 574, Banastre, Lee & Hoghton, of Molynton Pedigree, p. 574-575, William, descended from whom the barons of Kendal. He married Clemence Banstre. Their children were Sir Henry Del Lea, and Sibill del Lea who married Sir Richard de Hoghton. 713

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 824
Henry de Lea, the son of John de Lea, was sheriff 11 Edward I or A.D. 1283. He died 17 Edward I, and was found possessed, by Inquisition taken that same year, of the manors of Chernok, Meles, Lea and lands in Quarlton. His son William de Lea, married Clemence, daughter of Robert Banastre, and they had two children:

• Henry, who died without issue
Sibilla, wo married Richard de Hogton.

~The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, footnote, pp. 497-8

• Background Information. 913
Sir Henry Lea was a prominent man in the county and was at one time sheriff. He died in 1288, leaving as heir his son William de Lea, who acquired the manor of Mollington Banastre near Chester by his marriage with Clemency Banastre [Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 32b. Clemency was daughter of Robert Banastre]. Their son Henry, taking part with Adam Banastre in his rebellion in October/November 1315, was executed; but his sister Sibyl was able to secure the inheritance, which she carried by marriage to Sir Richard de Hoghton of Hoghton [Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 32b]. From that time Lea has descended in the same way as Hoghton.

'Townships: Lea, Ashton, Ingol and Cottam', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, pp. 129-137

William married Clémence Banastre, daughter of Sir Robert Banastre and Alice Woodcock.845 (Clémence Banastre was born in Lancashire, England and died before 8 Feb 1290 in England 845.)


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