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From: (John Brandon)
Subject: Re: Ancestry of Thomas de London, lord of Kidwelly?
Date: 8 Feb 2005 12:23:40 -0800
>>In 1545 the manor, with its capital messuage, and the lands leased
with it to John Whatley, Leigh Common, and all appurtenances were
conveyed to John Adlam, clothier, of Westbury, who also received other
rents due to the priory from lands in Westbury. (Footnote 10) John
died seised of the manor in the same year leaving as his heirs his
daughters Edith, wife of John Lambe, and Alice, wife of Robert
Cogswell. (Footnote 11) Edith married secondly John Westwell, who,
after Edith's death in 1577, held the manor for life. (Footnote 12)
It then passed to John Lambe, Edith's son by her first marriage.
(Footnote 13) John Lambe died in 1615 holding half the manor and was
succeeded by his son, John. (Footnote 14) This John sold his half of
the manor to Sir James Ley (cr. Earl of Marlborough 1626) in 1615.
(Footnote 15) The other half, which passed on the death of Alice
Cogswell in 1606 to her grandson, Roger, (Footnote 16) had been sold
by him to Sir James Ley in 1611. (Footnote 17) Ley thus acquired the
entire manor of Leigh Priors, which thenceforth followed the same
descent as the capital manor.
*This is very off-topic for this thread, but I couldn't let pass
MichaelAnne's quote from the VCH Wilts. concerning the manor of Leigh
Priors in Westbury, as it is of interest to descendants the New
England Cogswell family (this includes Nat Taylor and me--any probably
The Adlams were a fairly wealthy family of clothiers from Westbury.
Doug, your account of the Baynard family of Wiltshire in RPA mentions
a daughter who married an "Ambrose Adlaine" (if I'm remembering
correctly). "Ambrose Adlam" may actually be the correct name.
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