Catherine Leigh

Female 1539 - 1577  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name Catherine Leigh 
    Born 0___ 1539  St. Oswalds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 0___ 1577  Shoreditch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I46650  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2017 

    Father Thomas Lee,   b. (Cumberland) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1545 
    Mother Joan Cotton,   b. 0___ 1539, (Oxenhoath, Kent, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jan 1577  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married BY 1537  [2, 3
    Residence (Family) Shoreditch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F17498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Blount, 6th Baron Mountjoy,   b. 0___ 1533, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1582, Hook, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 17 May 1558  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. William Blount, 7th Baron Mountjoy,   b. 0___ 1561
     2. Charles Blount, Knight,   b. 0___ 1563, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1606, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Christopher Blount
     4. Ann Blount
     5. Edward Blount
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F17084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1539 - St. Oswalds, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1577 - Shoreditch, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Catherine Leigh
      Born 1539 in St. Oswalds, Yorkshire, Englandmap
      Daughter of [father unknown] and Joan (Cotton) Chaloner
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      Wife of James Blount married 17 May 1558 [location unknown]
      Mother of William Blount and Charles Blount
      Died 1577 in Shoreditch, London, Englandmap
      Profile manager: Norman Perry private message [send private message]
      Leigh-522 created 25 Feb 2014 | Last modified 18 Apr 2016
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      Biography

      Catherine was born in 1539. Catherine Leigh ... She passed away in 1577. [1]

      CATHERINE LEIGH (1539-1577) Catherine Leigh was the daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Leigh (Lee/Legh) of London, Hogston, Middlesex, and St. Oswalds, Yorkshire (d. November 24, 1545) and Joan Cotton (d. January 1557).

      Her father was active in the dissolution of the monasteries and acquired leases on a number of monastic properties, making his London home in part of the former Haliwell Priory in Shoreditch.

      In his will, written on March 9, 1544, he assigned a third of his lands to the Crown for Catherine's wardship.

      The will was proved December 23, 1545. By October 1550, Catherine's mother had remarried, taking as her second husband Sir Thomas Chaloner (1521-65).

      Catherine became Chaloner's ward and he arranged her marriage to James Blount, 6th baron Mountjoy (c.1533-October 20, 1581). They were married May 17, 1558 and had two sons, William (1561-June 27, 1594) and Charles (1563-April 3, 1606). They were not the parents of Christopher (x.1601).

      Some genealogies also list an Ann and an Edward.

      Mountjoy was fascinated by alchemy and spend his fortune pursuing this interest.

      The biography of the earl of Huntingdon by Claire Cross recounts a small segment of the family's financial difficulties. Mountjoy owned two thirds of the manor of Canford in Dorset. Copperas ore was discovered there and there was the possibility of also producing alum (both were used in dyeing) and in 1564 mining operations were begun, but in 1567, Mountjoy and Catherine mortgaged their part of Canford to John Browne, Catherine's uncle.

      In 1568, Mountjoy assigned a mortgage on the manor of Puddletown, Dorset and leased his alum and copperas workings to George Carleton, another of Catherine's kinsman, and John Hastings.

      In 1570, the earl of Huntingdon bought Puddletown for 2500 and the title to the manor at Canford from Browne for 2100. Catherine was said to welcome this transaction as relief from the mass of debt her husband had accumulated. Some 30,000 in bonds and statutes had been charged by Mountjoy on the property.

      In 1572, Sir Thomas Smith and his associates leased a mining house at Poole from Lady Mountjoy as part of a scheme to try to make copper from iron. She hoped to salvage something for her sons, but Mountjoy continued raising mortgages on the mines. As long as Catherine lived, Huntingdon refrained from asserting control over his purchases, but after her death he laid claim to them. Her sons, William and Charles, promptly started legal proceedings against him, even though their father was still living. The litigation dragged on for another six years.

      source: http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenL.htm


      Sources

      First-hand information as remembered by Norman Perry, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9938] "Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Charles Blount", pedigree, accessed November 14th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https:.

    2. [S10193] "Catherine Leigh (1539 - 1577)" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by David A.

    3. [S10528] "Thomas Lee, MP" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by David A. Hennes.

    4. [S10195] "James Blount, 6th Baron Mountjoy" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Davi.