Thomas Ley

Male 1585 - 1636  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ley 
    Born ca 1585  East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1636  Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Oct 1636  Buckland Brewer, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5315  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2022 

    Father Thomas Ley,   b. ca 1560, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1618, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Julian Cory,   b. ca 1560, West Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1627, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married ca 1580 
    Family ID F2037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bridgman,   b. ca 1589,   d. 1633, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1610  Buckland Brewer, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: by license 
    • May 8, 1610
      Thomas Ley of Buckland Bruer, in Co.Devon, Gent., and Elizabeth Bridgman, daughter of Anne Bridgman of Monnckleigh. Thomas Ley and Robert Vigures of Exeter, Gent., bound in 200 pounds.
      "Marriage licenses of the Diocese of Exeter" W. Pollard
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Ley,   b. 1616, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F2038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ley Thomas Monkleigh DEV widower 1627 A ab PCC MUR1 Vol. 20 admon to son, Alexander
      Ley Thomas Monkleigh [DEV] widower 1637 A ab PCC JHA PCC Admons. Vol. 6 p. 135
      (GENUKI Consolidated Index to Devon Wills)


      The Leys in Monkleigh derive from the Ley family in East Putford.

      Notes on LEY family in Monkleigh
      Thomas Ley (1637 PCC admon widower) and Elizabeth Bridgman (died 1633)
      Their children included:
      Thomas bap. 1614 @ Buckland Brewer
      Alexander Ley 1616 (Rev.Monkleigh) will 1669 m. Agnes Andrew (will 1683)* "s. Thomas, of Monkleigh, Devon, pleb. Gloucester Hall, matric. 12 Dec., 1634, aged 18; B.A. 26 May, 1638, vicar of Monkleigh 1648-73; father of Alexander, and of John 1661. See Foster's Index Eccl. [30]" alumni oxon
      https://archives.parliament.uk/collections/getrecord/GB61_HL_PO_JO_10_1_258
      Held At:
      Parliamentary Archives: GB-061
      Catalogue Reference:
      HL/PO/JO/10/1/258
      Date:
      13 Apr 1648 - 17 Apr 1648
      Level:
      File
      Description:
      This record contains:
      13 April 1648 -- Draft ordinance appointing Thomas Maydwell, philazer of the Court of Common Pleas for the counties of Southampton and Wilts. Lords Journals, X. 188.
      13 April 1648 -- Draft order for Lord Inchiquin's son to be sent to the Tower, etc. Lords Journals, X. 188.
      13 April 1648 -- Application for an order for Dr. Aylett to institute and induct Alexander Ley to the vicarage of Monkleigh, Devon. Lords Journals, X. 188.
      Annexed:
      1 Certificate of parishioners and inhabitants of Monkleigh.
      2 Certificate of neighbouring ministers as to Ley's fitness for the cure.
      3 Certificate of neighbours that they have never heard any complaint against Ley.
      4 Copy of petition of Alexander Ley, minister and preacher of God's word at Frithelstock.
      13 April 1648 -- Draft ordinance appointing Judges of the Admiralty Court. Lords Journals, X. 188. In extenso.
      Alexander Ley, clerk, was in Frithelstock at the time of the Protestation Returns. Protestation Returns for Monkleigh link: https://archives.parliament.uk/collections/getrecord/GB61_HL_PO_JO_10_1_84_17
      (has only William Lee, Nicolas Lee, adjacent)

      Thomas Ley b. 1618 "s. Thomas "Leigh," of Monkleigh, Devon, pleb. Gloucester Hall, matric. 8 April, 1636, aged 17; B.A. 12 Dec., 1639." alumni oxon

      John Ley b. 1621

      Elizabeth Ley b. 1626

      Hugh Ley b. 1633 (married Julian Nash in 1656)
      George son of Hugh and Julian, bap. Tawstock 1657
      Elizabeth Ley, 1660 Tawstock, bap. daughter of Hugh.
      Mary Ley, bap. Tawstock
      Hugh Ley, bap. 18 Apr 1666 Tawstock
      Hugh and Julian Ley died/buried at Tawstock.

      (+ possibly others)

      Rev. Alexander Ley & Agnes were married in 1639 and had:
      1. Thomas Ley b. 1640 m. 1669, Elizabeth Vigures
      *Thomas Ley & Elizabeth Vigures had (bap. at Monkleigh):
      **Alexander Ley 1670-1670
      **Mary Ley 1672; married John Prust of Annery at Monkleigh in 1690.
      **John Ley 1674-1675
      Thomas Ley gentl. bur. Monkleigh, 1675; Devon Wills Index, will probated in Court of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple. Widow Elizabeth remarried, at Monkleigh, Thomas Braddon.

      2. John Ley b. 1643 "Ley, John s. Alexander, of Monkleigh, Devon, minister. Oriel Coll., matric. 14 Nov., 1661, aged 17; B.A. 1664, M.A. 1667, rector of Langridge, Somerset, 1664, and of Hambledon, Bucks, 1664, vicar of Monkleigh, Devon, 1669; brother of Alexander 1668. See Foster's Index Eccl. [5]" alumni oxon
      Buried at Monkleigh 10 Sep 1673.
      John Ley, Vicar of Monkleigh, 1673 admon Principal Registry of Exeter, Devon Wills Index 1163-1999 (his mother Agnes admx)


      3. Marie Ley b. 1647 m. Mr. John Yeo 1664; John Yeo d. 1690 bur Monkleigh; will abstracted by O.M. Moger. Two of their children, John Yeo, Rebecca Yeo died young, leaving wills that mention Mary Ley, daughter of Thomas 1640 Ley, and the five children of Alexander and Mary (Holland) Ley, William, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, John (those born at the time of writing.) https://www.yeosociety.com/yeoroots/early%20origins.htm#robed

      4. Alexander Ley Rev. 1649 will 1712, m. Mary Holland (she d. 1704) "Ley, Alexander s. Al(exander), of Monkleigh, Devon, pleb. Exeter Coll., matric. 4 Dec., 1668, aged 19; B.A. 1672, vicar of Monkleigh 1673; brother of John 1661. See Foster's Index Eccl." alumni oxon
      Alexander Ley and Mary Holland had:
      **William Ley 1680 m. 5 Apr 1703 Jane Heyman, at Monkleigh
      Jane (Heyman) Ley, bur. 15 Mar 1708 (1709), Monkleigh.
      William Ley, m. 15(?) Mar 1709 (1710), Jane Potter, at Monkleigh.
      "Mrs. Ley, who lived at Torrington, a sister of Matthew Potter and aunt of Sir Joshua [Reynolds,] took his elder sister, Mary Reynolds, to live with her after her husband's death. This led to her marriage in 1740 with John Palmer of Torrington" A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
      **Thomas Ley 1682 -1691
      **Mary Ley 1683 - 1703
      **Elizabeth Ley 1685
      **John Ley 1688 (possibly the John Ley d. 1713 bur. Monkleigh Devon Wills Index will probated at Court of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple) Wm Moyse of Great Torrington and Susannah the widow of John Ley late of "Monkley" deceased were married July 2nd 1715, Frithelstock.
      **Alexander Ley 1691-1692
      **Alexander Ley 1694-1707