Hugh de Corona
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Hugh de Corona

  • Marriage: Amabilla de Barmwille
  • Died: After 1270, Adlington, Cheshire, England 685

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• Background Information. 685
Adlington came to Hugh de Corona by royal grant, and after continuing in this family for three generations, passed to the Leghs of Adlington by deed of gift. Hugh de Corona held on to these lands from Henry III and remained in his family until Edward III. He also possed the manors of Little Neston, Hargreave and Penisby-in-Wirral. About the year 1270, Hugh de Corona gave his land in Penisby to his daughter Sarah and her heirs. H also granted to Richard de Worth, and his heirs, all the land which Wasse del'Hope formerly held of him in the villde of Adlington, and an enclosure for tillage adjacent to the said land, ascending Holbrook, and rendering thirteen shillings and sixpence at the feast of All Souls. This deed is without deate, but is attested by Sir Geoffrey de Chedle, William de Baggiley (son-in-law), John de Mottram and others who lived in the time of Edward I. These lands passed from the Worths to the Downes'' and remained in the latter family until the year 1696, when they reverted to John Legh by purchases from Edward Downes.

Hugh de Corona had a brother named John, whose name appears amongst the Tower charters in the same reign of Henry III. "Extunc' terrae Joh'is de Corona in cest." Hugh de Corona married Amabilla, the daughter of Sir Thomas de Barnville, and left issue of one son, Hugh, and two daughters, Lucy and Sarah.

Hugh de Corona, the second of Adlington, married, and left a son, John, who was lord of the manor of Adlington in the reign of Edward II. "John de Corona held the manor of Adlington and the manor of little Neston. Thomas de Corona is his (Hugh II) sib abd geur." [Tower records 22 Edward II] The Christian name of John's wife was Margaret.

Thomas de Corona died unmarried about the middle of the reign of Edward III, and so the male line failed. During his lifetime, by deed without date, he gave to John de Lassells all the land which Lucy de Corona held of his inheritance in the ville of Newton-in-Wirrall, and which came to him by gift of his grandfather, Hugh de Corona, and all the land which Margaret, who was wife of John de Corona, held of his inheritance in Newton-in-Wirrall, by gift of his father, John de Corona.

Lucy, daughter of the first Hugh de Corona, married for a second husband, Sir William Baggiley, and had issue by him one son, who died without issue, and two daughters named Ellen and Isabel, which last married Sir John de Hyde.

Nothing is known of Sarah, Lucy's sister, who may haved died either single or married without issue.

Ellen, daughter of Lucy de Corona, married Sir John Legh, son of Sir William Venables of Bradwell, and called "de Legh" from having been left to care of his mother, whose maiden name was Legh and which was also the name of the place where he was born, and where he lived untl his married. From this marriage, the Leghs of Adlington descended. (Continued on John de Legh & Elena de Corona)
~Remains, Historical and Literary, Connect with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, Vol. XCVII, Adlington, and Legh of Adlington, pgs.78-79

Hugh married Amabilla de Barmwille, daughter of Sir Thomas Barmwille and Unknown.

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