LEIGHTON, Edward (by 1525-93), of Wattlesborough, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Oct. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1525, 1st s. of John Leighton of Wattlesborough by Joyce, da. of Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley; bro. of Sir Thomas. educ. G. Inn, adm. 1541. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of one Edwards, wid. of one Meverell; (2) by 1553, Anne, da. of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks., 4s. inc. Thomas 3da. suc. fa. 28 Feb. 1532. Kntd. 1591.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Mont. 1549-50, 1591-2, Salop 1567-8, 1587-8; j.p. Salop 1561-d.; steward, barony of Cause 1562; escheator, Salop 1563-4; commr. musters, Shrewsbury 1563, Salop 1577-91; member, council in the marches of Wales by 1570; custos rot. Salop 1587; dep. lt. 1588.