'Leeson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Leeson of Dublin, Leeson of Milltown, Leeson of Soulgrave (Sulgrave)

BP1934 identifies the arms of the following family as "Gu., a chief arg., on the lower part a cloud, the rays of the sun issuing therefrom, ppr.".
William Leesone of Cullworth, Northamptonshire
1. Hugh Leeson (to Ireland)
  m. Rebecca Tighe (dau of Richard Tighe, Mayor of Dublin)
  A. Joseph Leeson of Dublin (b 1660, d before 16.06.1741)
  m. (1695) Margaret Brice (dau of Andrew Brice, Sheriff of Dublin)
  i. Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown (b 11.03.1701, d 02.10.1783)
  m1. (20.01.1729) Cecilia Leigh (d 29.10.1737, dau of Francis Leigh of Rathangan, sister of John of Rosegarland)
a. Joseph Leeson, 2nd Earl of Milltown (b 1730, d unm 27.11.1801)
  b. Brice Leeson, 3rd Earl of Milltown (b 20.12.1735, d 10.01.1807)
  m. (25.10.1765) Maria Graydon (d 25.07.1772, dau of John Graydon)
  (1) Joseph Leeson (b 17.07.1766, dvp 1800)
  m. (21.04.1798) Emily Douglas (d 15.06.1841, dau of Archibald Douglas of Darnock by Mary Crosbie, she m2. Valentine Lawless, 2nd Lord Cloncurry)
  (A) Joseph Leeson, 4th Earl of Milltown (b 11.02.1799, d 31.01.1866) had issue
  m. (07.1828) Barbara Meredyth (d 14.02.1874, dau of Sir Joshua Colles Meredyth)
  (B)+ other issue - Henry Talbot (b 20.02.1800, d 29.05.1829), Cecilia Charlotte (d 23.08.1819)
  (2) John Leeson (b 08.1767, d 11.12.1835)
  m. (12.01.1793) Martha Ryley (dau of Rev. John Ryley)
  (A) Joseph Leeson (b 25.03.1796, d 15.02.1847, Major) had issue
  m. (26.11.1817) Anne O'Reilly (dau of Anthony Alexander O'Reilly, son of Thomas of Baltrasna)
  (B) Elizabeth Leeson (d 25.06.1866)
  m1. (04.02.1817) David Nixon Donellan of Castle Bellingham
m2. M. Giordano
  (C) Cecilia Leeson
  m. (30.06.1822) George Hornidge of Russellstown
  (D)+ other issue - John Sackville (b 02.06.1800, dsp 07.05.1863, Colonel), Charles Ponsonby (b 17.01.1810, d unm 02.07.1852, Captain), Maria Martha (b 17.01.1795, d unm 05.03.1871)
  (3) Robert Leeson (b 03.1772, d 14.01.1842, Captain) had issue
  m. (28.10.1810) Philippa Juliana Neave (d 23.04.1846, dau of Rev. Timothy Neave)
  c. Mary Leeson (d 03.06.1794)
  m. (02.1784) John Bourke, 2nd Earl of Mayo (b c1729, dsp 20.04.1792)
m2. (20.10.1738) Anne Preston (d 17.01.1766, dau of Nathaniel Preston of Swainstown)
  d. Anne Leeson
  m. (1770) Hugh Henry of Lodge Park
  m3. (10.02.1768) Elizabeth French (d 23.01.1842, dau of William French of Oak Port, Dean of Armagh)
  e. William Leeson (b 05.03.1770, d 07.10.1819)
  m. (24.06.1796) Mary Buchanan (d 02.1849, dau of Robert Buchanan)
  (1) Elizabeth Leeson (d 04.1822)
  m. (01.02.1815) William Hale of King's Walden (d 1852)
f. Robert Leeson (b 18.05.1773, d 1850)
  m1. (17.08.1795) Grace Head (d 05.11.1833, dau of Michael Head)
  (1) Robert Leeson (b 05.04.1796, d 10.07.1871) had issue
  m. (12.01.1820) Elizabeth Marshall ( 07.10.1878, dau of Ralph Marshall of Ballymacadam)
  (2) Richard Leeson (d 1818)
  (3) Sir William Edward Leeson (b 02.1801, d 21.04.1885) had issue
  m1. (01.10.1826) Louisa Araminta Sewell (d 08.1851, dau of Thomas Bermingham Daly Henry Sewell of Athenry)
m2. (25.08.1853) Julia Richards (d 22.12.1879, dau of Commdr. Edwin Richards)
  m2. (08.1834) Harriet Brooke (d 01.1858, sister of Sir Henry Brooke, Bart)
  g. Cecilia Leeson
  m. (1789) David La Touche
  h. Frances Arabella Leeson (d 09.05.1840)
  m. (25.07.1790/1) Marcus Beresford (b 14.02.1764, d 16.11.1797)
  ii. Anne Leeson
  m. (1717) Hugh Henry of Straffan House
  iii. Martha Leeson
  m. Richard Cooke of Cokesborough
  iv. Joyce Leeson
  m. (1721) Sir Robert Blackwood, Bart of Ballyleidy (b 05.11.1694, d 1774)
  v.+ other issue - Margaret (d unm 1742), Mary
  B.+ other issue including Hugh (prebendary of Yago)



Metcalfe identifies the arms of the following family as "Quarterly - 1 and 4, Gules, rays Or issuing from a chief nebulée proper; 2 and 3, Argent, a cross engrailed Sable guttée d'Or".
Robert Leeson of Whitfield, Northamptonshire
m1. Susan Stotesbury (dau/heir of Thomas Stotesbury of Soulgrave (Sulgrave))
1. Thomas Leeson of Soulgrave, Northamptonshire (a 1564)
  m. Jane Lowe of Derbyshire
  A. Thomas Leeson of Norton by Twycross (Leicestershire) & Sulgrave
  i.+ issue - Thomas, Arthur (a 1610), daughter
  B. Susan Leeson probably the Susanna who married ...
  m1. (by c1589) William Savill of Blaby
  m2. Humphrey Kendall of Swithland & Blaby (a 1619)
2. Margaret Leeson
3. Joyce Leeson
  m. John Robinson of London (carpenter)
m2. Ann Lovet (dau of Thomas Lovet or Lovett of Astwell)
4.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Mary, Bridget

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 28.11.06) : BP1934 ('Milltown')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 24.09.19, reviewed 30.10.19) : Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1887), Northamptonshire, 1564, 'Leeson of Soulgrave'), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Stotesbury and Leeson of Sulgrave', p517)
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