Sir William Leyland, Knt.

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Sir William Leyland, Knt., son of John Leyland, died 1547.1

William married (1) Anne Singleton, daughter of Alan Singleton and Margery Talbot;2 he married (2) Alice Trafford, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here).2

That Margaret is William's daughter is based on Thomas Parr's will where he appointed "…my right worshipfull brother in lawe Thoms Leylonde Esquyer supvisor…." of the execution of his will. Thomas is shown to be the son of Sir William in VCH Lancaster.2,3

Family 1

Anne Singleton

Family 2

Alice Trafford
This person was last edited on17 Oct 2021


  1. [S2110] William Farrer and J. Brownbill, editors, A History of the County of Lancaster (eight vols., London, England: Victoria County History, 1911), 7:31n, further cited as Farrer and Brownbill, VCH Lancaster.
  2. [S2110] Farrer and Brownbill, VCH Lancaster, 3:447.
  3. [S2347] George John Piccope, editor, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories, From the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, Volume III [1596–1639], O.S. 54 ([Manchester,] England: The Chetham Society, 1861), 120, further cited as Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III.