Legh, Piers (1514 - 1589)

of Lyme, Cheshire

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1514-04-23
Death Date: 1589-12-06

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1518-8-27
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Marriage dispensation date


From Gerard, Margaret (1505 - )

  1. Male offspring: Legh, Piers (d. 1570)
  2. Male offspring: Legh, James (n.d.)
  3. Male offspring: Legh, Robert (d. 1580)
  4. Female offspring: Legh, Margery (n.d.)
  5. Female offspring: Legh, Ellen (d. 1574)
  6. Male offspring: Legh, John (n.d.)
  7. Male offspring: Legh, Thomas (n.d.)

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed 1544
    Vacated 1589-12-06

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Deputy Steward, Cheshire n.d. n.d.
Sheriff, Lancashire 1549-11-14 n.d.
Sheriff, Cheshire 1553-11-17 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Lancashire 1570 n.d.
Provost-marshal, Cheshire 1585 n.d.
Provost-marshal, Lancashire 1585 n.d.
JP, Lancashire 1587 n.d. Possibly held this office. Date uncertain

Details of Properties



  • Cheshire
  • Lancashire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1584-1584 Smithills Hall, near Bolton , Lancashire Sir Peter Legh's Musicians
Performance 1588-1588 Smithills Hall, near Bolton , Lancashire Sir Peter Legh's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Peter Legh's Musicians Legh, Piers (1514 - 1589) Musicians 1
Sir Peter Legh's Players Legh, Piers (1514 - 1589) Players 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Bradley Hall Lancashire Private Residence
Lyme Park Cheshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Coward, Barry. Stanleys, Lords Stanley, and Earls of Derby, 1385–1672. Chetham Society, 3rd ser, 30. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1983.
Crofton, H.T. A History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford in Manchester Parish. Chetham Society, ns, 51. Manchester: Chetham Society, 1903.
Croston, James. County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire. London: John Heywood, 1887.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
The National Trust. Lyme Park, Cheshire. London: The National Trust, 1988.
Newton, Lady [Evelyn Caroline (Bromley-Davenport) Legh]. The House of Lyme from its foundation to the end of the Eighteenth Century. London: William Heinemann, 1917.
Notitia Cestriensis, or, Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, by the Right Rev. Francis Gastrell, D.D. Lord Bishop of Chester. Vol. 1: Cheshire. Raines, F.R., ed. Chetham Society 8. Manchester: Printed for the Chetham Society, 1845.
Ormerod, George. History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. 1st ed 1819. 3 vols. London: Routledge, 1882.