~1260, Gilbert de la Legh born in Lancashire, England, s/o §Michael de la Legh.
By 1284, Gilbert’s father died.
1284-1287, Abbot Hugh of Kirkstall granted to Gilbert, son of Michael de la Legh, all the land which Robert de Grange had held, for a yearly rent of 13s 4d.
1287, The monks of Kirkstall, owner of the Cliviger lands, gave them back to Henry de Lacy.
1292, Henry de Lacy gave Gilbert son of Michael de la Legh the lands lately belonging to Adam de Hargreaves.
3/10/1302, Gilbert de la Legh, son of Michael de la Legh, escheator of Blackburnshire, a steward of the lands of Henry de Lacy. [By the eventual death of Henry de Lacy, Gilbert held 140 acres in Cliviger.]
10/1303, Gilbert de Legh purchased the manor of Hapton from Thomas de Alta Ripa. Gilbert also purchased the ‘Clayton’ third of the manor of Towneley. (S) IPM of Thomas de Alta Ripa, 1326, Lancaster. [Suits in court with Henry de Lacy prevented immediate livery.]
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1310-11, Gilbert and his son John attested a local deed in Hapton.
1311, Gilbert de Legh, free tenant with the largest holding of Henry de Lacy, had 140 acres and rendered 46s. 11d. yearly.
1315, Quitclaim: Gilbert de la Legh to John de la Legh my son; all my right in the tenement in Hirstwode which Oliver de Stansfeld gave to the same John and which John demised to Gilbert for a term of years. (S) UKNA.
1321, An entail by Gilbert de la Legh showing that Mariona was his daughter and was now the wife of William Middlemore.
1321, An entail by Gilbert de la Legh, son of Michael, shows Gilbert, Richard and Laurence, were brothers.
1/27/1328, Between Gilbert de la Legh, plaintiff, and Philip de Clayton and Isabella (sister of son John’s wife), his wife, deforciants of a third part of the manor of Tounley, and of a 4th part of an oxgang of land in Wursthorn [Worsthorne]. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt2, 102, no.19.
1328, Gilbert purchased the manor of Hapton from John son of Edmund Talbot.
11/18/1330, Philip and Isabella acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Gilbert … Isolda, late the wife of Nicholas de Tounley, held in dower of the inheritance of the said Isabella, on the day this concord was made … Gilbert gave 100 marks. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt2, 102, no.19.
7/8/1332, Charter of Geoffrey le Scrop, Kt. attested by Henry le Scrop, …, Adam de Clitheroe, …, Adam Banastre and John de Downham, kts., …, Gilbert de la Legh, … (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V6, 1911, Billington.
1333, Thomas son of Robert Dautrey claimed 2 mills and 60 acres in Hapton against Gilbert de la Legh.
1334, Gilbert and John de Legh were among the more important parishioners, when a settlement about the tithe of hay was made with the Abbot of Whalley. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V6, 1911, Townships: Havergham Eaves.
1334, Whitacre Ford, below Ightenhill Parkthe, the place where Richard son of Richard Hicheson and others had captured and imprisoned Gilbert de la Legh, robbing him and putting him to ransom at £100.
1336, Conf: Gilbert de la Legh to Gilbert s. of John de la Legh (2954292); the manor of Hapton, with lands, etc., in Hapton, Brunlay, Clyuachre, Worsthorn, Hyrstewod, Brereclyf, Exthwysill, with the homage & service of …, except one mess. & 5 acres of land in Brereclyf to hold to Gilbert s. of John de la Legh’ the heirs of his body & of Katherine, dau. of Ric, de Baldreston, remainder to the said Katherine for her life remainder to the heirs of the body of the said Gilbert s. of John de la Legh; … remainder to John de la Legh (2954292) my son & the heirs of his body & of Cecilia, dau. of Ric. de Tounlay (5908586), now his wife. (S) UKNA.
By 1338 Gilbert died. (S) See son John, 1338.
(S) Hist. of Lancaster, V6, 1911, Cliviger, and Hapton, and Lghtenhill Park.
· Gilbert had a younger brother named Adam.
Children of Gilbert and ?:
i. John de la Legh (2954292), born ~1285 in Lancashire, England.
ii. Thomas de la Legh, born ~1287 in Lancashire, England.
1332, Thomas de la Legh held the third part of the manor of Towneley.
1372-73, Thomas de Legh granted the third part of Towneley to Gilbert de la Legh [his nephew, s/o John] on condition he founded a chantry at Burnley.
iii. Marion de la Legh, born ~1290 in Lancashire, England.
By 1321, Mariona married William de Middlemore.