Thomas Ley

Male Abt 1670 - 1743  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ley 
    Born Abt 1670  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    yeoman 
    _UID 2AB4B5C1E8A7D3479332C147BA9373E56FF4 
    Died Oct 1743  Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Oct 1743  Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I597  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2020 

    Family Margarett Mill,   b. 28 Nov 1671, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1731, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1692  East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (The marriage date would be 23 February 1693 by our reckoning)
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Ley,   b. 1693, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Margaret Ley,   b. 1695, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Stephen Ley,   b. 1697, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Ley,   b. 1699, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Grace Ley,   b. 1700, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Ley,   b. 1701, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Ley,   b. 1703, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1704, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. John Ley,   b. 1705, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Alexander Ley,   b. 1708, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1777 and 1779, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Hugh Ley,   b. 1709, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1731, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +11. Dorothy Ley,   b. Feb 1710, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1795, Frithelstock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     12. William Ley,   b. 1713, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Jeremiah Ley,   b. 1714, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1760, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Qualification "Mr" in the Monkleigh parish registers. Buried as Thomas Ley Sen.

      Thomas Ley is almost certainly related to the Ley family that lived at Monkleigh (a very small rural community), but he may have been born at his mother's parish or where his family was living. The spelling "Ley" appears to be used specifically in Monkleigh to refer to a particular family and is here distinguishable from the name Lee, but this distinction is not maintained outside of Monkleigh's clerks.


      Thomas Ley (1637 PCC admon) and Elizabeth (died 1633)
      Their children included:
      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.

      Thomas Ley 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 1621

      Elizabeth Ley 1626

      Hugh Ley 1633 (married Julian Nash in 1656)
      (+ possibly others)

      Rev. Alexander Ley & Agnes were married in 1639 and had:
      Thomas Ley b. 1640 d. June 1691, m. 1669, Elizabeth Vigures

      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

      Marie Ley b. 1647 m. Mr. John Yeo 1664

      Alexander Ley Rev. 1649 will 1712, m. Mary Holland "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

      Thomas Ley & Elizabeth Vigures had:
      Alexander Ley 1670-1670
      Mary Ley 1672
      John Ley 1674-1675

      Thomas Ley left a will in Archdeaconry Court of Barnstaple (date 3 Feb 1743 [1744]).

      The following summaries of documents appear to relate to this Thomas Ley.

      [no title] 956 M/T47 1723
      These documents are held at North Devon Record Office
      Contents
      Release
      1. Hon. Richard Annesley of Bideford esq. and Anne his wife
      2. Thomas Down of Bideford gent., Charles Cutliffe of Bideford, gent., and John Graham of Bideford, mercer
      3. Thomas Ley of Monkleigh, yeoman
      Premises: the tithe of corn and grain arising from the barton of Annery
      Consideration: £42
      ["barton of Annery" = the manor lands of Monkleigh]

      The following deeds refer to a property called "Orchard" which was purchased by Stephen Ley Jr. and in which this Thomas Ley (who is not the significantly younger son of Stephen Ley Jr. by that name) had some sort of interest.

      Devon Record Office Z16/1/28/4 26 September 1672 24 Charles II
      These documents are held at Devon Record Office
      Former reference: DD. 47273
      Contents: East Putford, Bargain and sale
      (1) John Gifford of Halsbury, esq., and John Vigures of the Middle Temple, London, esq.
      (2) Stephen Ley the younger of Eastputford in Buckland Brewer, gent.
      Tenement with appurtenances called Orchard in the possession of (2)
      Consideration: £100

      Devon Record Office Z16/1/28/12 20 March 1730
      These documents are held at Devon Record Office
      Former reference: DD. 47282
      Contents: East Putford, Case and opinion
      On the title of Adam Flexman to fields or parcels of land called Orchards under the will of Stephen Ley

      Devon Record Office Z16/1/1/63a-b 13 April 1730 3 George II
      These documents are held at Devon Record Office
      Former reference: DD. 47102; 47103
      Contents
      Buckland Brewer: East Putford,
      Final concord both indentures
      Abraham Barnfield, querent [buyer]
      James Flexman, Mary his wife, Thomas Ley and Adam Flexman, clerk, deforciants [sellers]
      30 acres of land, 20 acres of pasture and 30 acres of furze and heath with appurtenances in Eastputford, Buckland and Orchard.
      Consideration: £60

      Devon Record Office Z16/1/28/13 19 and 20 June 1730 4 George II
      These documents are held at Devon Record Office
      Former reference: DD. 47283
      Contents: East Putford, Lease and release:
      (1) James Flexman of Wear Gifford, gent., and Mary his wife
      (2) Thomas Ley of Munckleigh, yeoman, and Adam Flexman of St. Giles [-in-the-Wood?], clerk
      (3) Abraham Barnfield of East Putford, gent.
      Tenement and closes called Orchard
      Consideration: £260
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      note- James Flexman married Mrs. (a social class qualification not necessarily indication of widowhood) Mary Ley 5 April 1711 at Weare Giffard; children baptized at Weare Giffard included Stephen (1715), Adam (1717), Margaret (1719), John (1724), and Susanna (1722)

      [no title] QS/21/1731/10 1731
      COUNTY OF DEVON - QUARTER SESSIONS-Sacrament Certificates
      (Located at Devon Record Office QS/21/1731/10 1731)
      Adam Flexman, clerk; (at St Giles)
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