1249736. Sir Simon de Leek & 1249737. Margaret de Vaux
~1320, Margaret born in England, heiress & d/o §Sir John de Vaux.
Simon married Margaret, acquiring Cotham [near Newark] and lands over the Lincolnshire border at Westborough, Dry Doddington, Stubton, and Thorp.
6/1351, Simon obtained papal dispensation to make their children legitimate. [They had married without published banns, and it turns out they were cousins.]
7/6/1351, Commission to … William de Leyk and Simon de Leyk, reciting that the waters of Syven, Smute and Kersyk, and some dykes and places through which divers water in the vale of Belvoir, … co. Nottingham … (S) CPRs.
1362, Commitment to Simon de Leke, chivaler, and William de Leke, clerk, of the wardship of the lands of William Bulneys, a minor.
7/8/1364, … Simon de Leek, ‘chivaler,’ sheriff of Nottingham … (S) CPRs.
Simon mentioned in the IPM of William Deyncourt: Symon de Leyk, Knt., holds … a knight’s fee.
5/18/1366, Commission t Roger Bellers, Simon de Leek, … to survey the bridege of Notyngham over the water Trente which is reported to be unsafe … (S) CPRs.
1/28/1368, Lease, chirograph, with warranty, by Simon de Leek knight to John son of Robert de Cumpton' knight and to Agnes daughter of William Randolf of Alyngton clerk of the manor of Cumpton' … (S) UKNA.
7/23/1369, Sir Simon de Leek and Geoffrey de Staunton, knights, instituted Thomas de Bingham as rector of Bingham.
8/7/1371, Commission to Roger de Bellers, Simon de Leek, … to survey the estate of the king’s free chapel of Tykhill … in the counties of York and Nottingham, … (S) CPRs.
6/1/1375, Commission to Simon de Leek, Richard de Byngham, … county of Nottingham … certain evildoers who broke the manor of Alice de Perers at Fynyngley, … (S) CPRs.
1375, John Loudham, the elder, Knight, and Edmund de Bingham, parson of Plumtre, confirmed to Simon de Leek, Knight, and John Payn, citizen of London, all the lands in Kilvinghton, … of the gift of Richard de Bingham, knight, who had power to redeem them … (S) History of Nottinghamshire, V1, Thoroton, 1797, P320.
3/14/1377, Commission of peace … Simon de Leek, … Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
4/1377, Simon a collector of tax in Nottinghamshire.
7/12/1378, Commission of oyer and terminer … Adam de Everyngham, knight, Hugh Neumarche, knight, Simon de Leek, knight, … (S) CPRs.
3/8/1382, Commission … for the establishment of quiet, to keep the peace, … Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, … Simon de Leek, … knights, … in the county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
1383, Margaret living.
• Margaret likely d/o John de Vaux: in 2 Edward III [1328-9] a fine was passed between John de Vaux and Sibyl his wife, and Thomas de Sibthorpe, clerk, settling Cotham on John and Sibyl and the heirs of their bodies.
Children of Simon and Margaret:
i. Thomas Leek, born in England.
ii. Sir John Leek, born ? in England.
John married Isabel Towers.
By 5/1380, John a knight.
~1415, John died.
Simon Leek, born ? in England.
Simon married Joan Talbot.
iii. William Leek, born ? in England.
William married Avis Stockton.
1418, William de Leek, Kirketon, … passed lands in Kercolston, Bingham, Aslacton, and Flawbergh to Simon de Leek, Raph, his own son and John, his wife, to Raph, his brother, and John, his said brother’s son; and to Nicholas his brother, and Thomas, son of that Nicholas; …
iv. Ralph Leek, born ? in England.
v. Nicholas Leek (624868), born ~1355 in England.