Biography of Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh 1855-1938

Paternal Family Tree: Legh

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Sutherland Duchess Sutherland 19th Countess Sutherland 1765-1839

On 22 Aug 1848 [his father] William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh (age 24) and [his mother] Caroline Grosvenor (age 20) were married. They had eight children. She the daughter of Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess Westminster (age 53) and Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster (age 51).

On 27 Sep 1850 [his grandfather] Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh (age 59) died. His son [his father] William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh (age 26) succeeded 2nd Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. [his mother] Caroline Amelia Grosvenor Baroness Leigh (age 22) by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

Monument in Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh [Map]. An elaborate Recess in late C19 Gothic style constructed in 1850 for alabaster Table Tomb; unclear as to why the effigy was not installed.

Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh: On 27 Jun 1791 he was born to James Henry Leigh of Adlestrop and Julia Judith Twisleton. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.76%. On 08 Jun 1819 Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh and Margaret Willes were married. In 1839 Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh was created 1st Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Margarette Willes Baroness Leigh by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh: On 17 Jan 1824 he was born to Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh and Margarette Willes Baroness Leigh. He was baptised at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Adlestrop, and for a second time, at Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh on 10 Sep 1824. He was educated at Harrow School then Trinity College, Cambridge University. On 22 Aug 1848 William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh and Caroline Grosvenor were married. They had eight children. She the daughter of Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess Westminster and Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster.

Caroline Amelia Grosvenor Baroness Leigh: On 14 Jun 1828 she was born to Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess Westminster and Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster. She was baptised at St Mary's Church, Eccleston on 28 Jul 828.

In 1855 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh was born to William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh (age 30) and Caroline Amelia Grosvenor Baroness Leigh (age 26).

On 29 Nov 1890 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh (age 35) and Frances Beckwith Baroness Leigh were married.

On 21 Oct 1905 [his father] William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh (age 81) died. On 21 Oct 1905 His son Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh (age 50) succeeded 3rd Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. [his wife] Frances Beckwith Baroness Leigh by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

Memorial at Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh [Map]. A particularly fine early twentieth century memorial. In Loving Memon of William Henry, 2nd Baron Leigh, for Forty-Nine Years Lord Lieutenant of Wancickshire born 17 January 1824, died 21 October 1905 and of [his mother] Caroline Amelia (age 77) his wife, daughter of 2nd Marquess of Westminster born 14 June 1828 and died 24 March 1906.

The monument carries the heraldic arms of the family their motto Tout Vient de Dieu (Everything Comes from God) and in an especially lovely design of white and gold lilies around the Cross, are the words: LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN THEIR LIVES IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED

Frances Beckwith Baroness Leigh: On 29 Nov 1890 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh and she were married. On 28 Apr 1909 she died.

On 24 Mar 1906 [his mother] Caroline Amelia Grosvenor Baroness Leigh (age 77) died. Memorial at Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh [Map].

On 28 Apr 1909 [his wife] Frances Beckwith Baroness Leigh died.

After 28 Apr 1909. Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh [Map]. Monument to Frances Helene Forbes. She the wife of Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh (age 54). Sculpted by Adolfo Polloni (age 54).

On 02 Oct 1923 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh (age 68) and Marie Campbell Baroness Leigh were married. She by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

In 1938 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh (age 83) died. His nephew Rupert Leigh 4th Baron Leigh (age 29) succeeded 4th Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Anne Hicks-Beach (age 29) by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

On 13 Mar 1949 [his former wife] Marie Campbell Baroness Leigh died. Memorial at Church of the Virgin Mary Stoneleigh [Map].

Marie Campbell Baroness Leigh: On 02 Oct 1923 Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh and she were married. She by marriage Baroness Leigh of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh 1855-1938 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 1721-1803

John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 1694-1754

Evelyn Pierrepont Baroness Gower 1691-1727

Royal Ancestors of Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh 1855-1938

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 20 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 26 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 21 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 11 Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 17 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Ancestors of Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh 1855-1938

Great x 4 Grandfather: Theophilus Leigh 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Leigh of Adlestrop and Longborough 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Brydges 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: James Leigh 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: James Henry Leigh of Adlestrop 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Brydges 2nd Duke Chandos 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Lake 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Caroline Brydges 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Bruce 4th Earl Elgin 3rd Earl Ailesbury 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Bruce 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Savile 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Chandos Leigh 1st Baron Leigh 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Colonel Fiennes Twisleton 5th or 11th Baron Saye and Sele 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Twisleton 6th or 12th Baron Saye and Sele 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Major-General Thomas Twisleton 7th or 13th Baron Saye and Sele 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Julia Judith Twisleton 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Turner 1st Baronet

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Turner 2nd Baronet

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Page

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Turner Baroness Saye and Sele 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Leigh of Adlestrop and Longborough 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Cassandra Leigh 1739-1827 Lady Turner 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Father: William Henry Leigh 2nd Baron Leigh 11 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

GrandMother: Margarette Willes Baroness Leigh

Francis Dudley Leigh 3rd Baron Leigh 11 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Grosvenor 3rd Baronet

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Grosvenor 6th Baronet

Great x 2 Grandfather: Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Warre

Great x 3 Grandmother: Jane Warre Lady Grosvenor

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess Westminster

GrandFather: Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess Westminster 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Holland Egerton 4th Baronet 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Egerton 6th Baronet 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Cave 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Egerton 1st Earl Wilton 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Eleanor Egerton Marchioness Westminster 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Assheton

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ralph Assheton 3rd Baronet

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Assheton Viscountess Wilton

Mother: Caroline Amelia Grosvenor Baroness Leigh 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Leveson-Gower 1st Baron Gower

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Manners Baroness Gower 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Evelyn Pierrepont 1st Duke Kingston upon Hull 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Evelyn Pierrepont Baroness Gower 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Fielding Countess Kingston upon Hull 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: George Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Duke Sutherland 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Egerton 3rd Earl Bridgewater 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: Scroop Egerton 1st Duke Bridgewater 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Jane Paulet Countess Bridgewater 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Louisa Egerton Countess Gower 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry IV of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Rachel Russell Duchess Bridgewater 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry IV of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford

GrandMother: Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Gordon aka Sutherland 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Sutherland 17th Earl Sutherland 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Sutherland 18th Earl Sutherland 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: David Wemyss 4th Earl of Wemyss 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Wemyss Countess Sutherland 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth St Clair

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Sutherland Duchess Sutherland 19th Countess Sutherland 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland