LEGH, John (1668-1739), of Adlington, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 8 Dec. 1668, 1st surv. s. of Thomas Legh of Adlington by Joanna, da. and h. of Sir John Maynard, M.P. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 1687. m. 17 July 1693, Isabella, da. of Robert Robartes, M.P., Visct. Bodmin, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1691.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cheshire 1704-5; gov. Yarmouth I.o.W. 1715.


Legh, a Whig, was returned for Bodmin in 1715 by his brother-in-law, Charles Bodvile Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor. He served as colonel of a regiment of Cheshire militia during the rebellion1 and voted with the Government. In 1722 he stood down in favour of his son, Charles Legh, who was defeated. He died in 1739 (buried 12 Dec.).

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. J. Croston, Nooks and Corners of Lancs. and Cheshire, 341-2; Ormerod, Cheshire, iii. 660.