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  • ID: I43
  • Title: Sir 1 2
  • Name: Thomas LEIGH Lord Mayor of London (1558) 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 16 DEC 2012
  • Birth: 1498 3
  • Event: Public Office 1526
  • Note: In 1526 he was admitted as a freeman of the Mercers' Company. In 1554, 1558 and 1564 he served as Master of the Company. He served as an Alderman and Sheriff of London, and on 28 October 1558 was elected Lord Mayor. On the death of Queen Mary Tudor in November 1558 he had Elizabeth proclaimed Queen 'at the Crosse in Cheape, and other places of the citye'. On 15 January 1559 he acted as Butler to the coronation banquet in Westminster Hall.
  • Death: 17 NOV 1571 4 1
  • Burial: NOV 1571 Mercers' Chapel, London, England 1

    Father: Roger LEIGH of Rushall

    Marriage 1 Alice BARKER b: ABT 1525 in Wolverton, Shropshire
    • Note: Thomas Leigh ...'with his wife Alice acquired Stoneleigh Abbey from Queen Elizabeth.' 2
    • Married: 4 1 2
    1. Has Children Rowland LEIGH of Adlestrop and Longborough
    2. Has Children Thomas LEIGH 1st Baronet (1611); of Stoneleigh, co. Warwick, Kt.
    3. Has Children Mary LEIGH
    4. Has Children Alice LEIGH
    5. Has Children Katherine LEIGH
    6. Has Children William LEIGH of Newnham Regis, co. Warwick
    7. Has No Children Richard LEIGH
    8. Has No Children Isabell LEIGH
    9. Has Children Winifred LEIGH b: ABT 1538

    1. Title: Visitation
      Abbrev: Visitation
      Page: Visitation of Warwickshire 1682
      Harleian Society Vol. LXII (1911)
      Leigh of Stoneleigh pp.10-12
    2. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Leigh of Stoneleigh, Vol.7 p.566 note (b)
    3. Title: A History of Jane Austen's Family
      Abbrev: Jane Austen's Family
      Author: George Holbert Tucker
      Publication: Sutton Publishing Ltd, Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2BU, 1983, Rev.1998
    4. Title: Burke's
      Abbrev: Burke's
      Page: Landed Gentry - First edition 1836

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