~The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580, p. 145 527
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 1037
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