Leigh Place, DA16

Place Name

After Richard Leigh, who was the leaseholder of Bexley Manor House around AD1836 or possibly after John Leigh, of Addington, who was Lord of the Manor of East Wickham, who inherited the title via his wife, the daughter John Olyffe, Esq. Alderman of London. The Leigh family held onto the title for 160 years until the the death of Sir John Leigh, in AD1737, when following a lawsuit was transferred in AD1742 to Mary Bennett, wife of John Bennett, and Anne Spencer, wife of Henry Spencer, who were daughters of Wooley Leigh, the younger brother of the Sir John.

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