BIOGRAPHY OF ALICE LEIGH 1ST DUCHESS DUDLEY 1578-1669

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Legh

EVENTS

In 1578 Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 was born to Thomas Leigh 1542-1625 (36) and Katharine Spencer -1639 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Around 1596 Robert Dudley 1574-1649 (21) and Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 (18) were married

On 23 May 1644 Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 (66) was created 1st Duke Dudley

On 22 Jan 1669 Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 (91) died at St Giles in the Fields, Camden, City of London

After 22 Jan 1669 Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 was buried at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

In 1688. Monument to Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 and her daughter in The Church of the Virgin Mary, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. A large elaborate memorial in black and white marble to Alice, Duchess Dudley and her daughter, erected in 1668. Has two recumbent female figures under a canopy supported on eight Ionic columns and on either side an angel with trumpet holding back curtains.

ANCESTRY

Father: Thomas Leigh 1542-1625

GrandFather: Thomas Leigh Lord Mayor 1509-1571

1G GrandFather: Roger Leigh 1483-1555

2G GrandFather: Richard Leigh 1446-1508

3G GrandFather: John Leigh 1391-1452

4G GrandFather: Piers Legh 1320-1399

Mother: Katharine Spencer -1639

GrandFather: John Spencer 1524-1586

1G GrandFather: William Spencer 1496-1532

2G GrandFather: John Spencer 1455-1522

3G GrandFather: William Spencer 1440-1485

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Empson 1448-1542

4G GrandFather: Peter Empson

2G GrandMother: Isabella Graunt

1G GrandMother: Susan Knightley

2G GrandFather: Richard Knightley 1455-1534

GrandMother: Katherine Kitson