de Leigh,  Piers II

de Leigh, Piers II

Male 1389 - 1422  (32 years)

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  • Name de Leigh, Piers  [1
    Suffix II 
    Born 29 Aug 1389  Disley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 64248244 
    Died 16 Jun 1422  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Macclesfield, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Michael's and All Angels Churchyard
    Person ID I32022  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Ancestors of Glenn Close, Ancestors of President Cleveland, Ancestors of President Fillmore, Ancestors of President Hayes
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    Father de Leigh, Piers I,   b. 1355, Disley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1399, Lyme Hall, Disley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Danyers, Margaret,   b. 1345, Gropenhale, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1428, Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Haydock, Joan,   b. 1387, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1440, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Leigh, Piers III,   b. 4 Jun 1415, Disley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1478, Bramhall Park, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1389 - Disley, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1422 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Macclesfield, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • Sir Piers Legh II (died 16 June 1422), also known as Sir Piers de Legh and Peers Legh, was the second generation of the Leghs of Lyme.

      He was wounded in the Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415. His mastiff stood over him and protected him for many hours through the battle. The dog returned to Legh's home and was the foundation of the Lyme Hall Mastiffs. Five centuries later, this pedigree figured prominently in founding the modern English Mastiff breed. An old stained glass window remains in the drawing room of Lyme Hall portraying Sir Piers and his devoted mastiff.

      He was injured again in action in 1422 and died as a result of his wounds in Paris. He was buried at St Michael's Church, Macclesfield in the Legh Chapel, which had been built to receive his body.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Sir Piers Legh III