Legh, Elizabeth (1695 -1734)

Elizabeth Legh was the daughter of Colonel John Legh of Adlington Hall in Cheshire, and Lady Isabella Roberts, daughter of Lord Bodmin and sister of the 1st Earl of Radnor. She was a keen amateur musician and a most competent player upon the harpsichord, and may have received lessons from G.F. Handel. She did not marry, and is buried in Westminster Abbey. Her books seem to have been sold with the Adlington Hall Library at auction by T. M. Fisher of Manchester 16 February 1846. The arms are not those now used by the family, but those of Corona of Adlington. They appear, differenced, in the first quarter in the margin of a confirmation of an augmentation to Richard Legh of Bradley by William Dugdale 8 April 1665. No doubt the family substituted them for their own arms when they inherited Adlington Hall.

Seat / Residence(s): Adlington Hall, Cheshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Legh, Elizabeth (1695-1734)  (Stamp 1) Title: Legh, Elizabeth (1695 - 1734) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Three ancient crowns (Corona of Adlington)
Dimensions (height x width): 33mm x 32mm
Heraldic Charges: crowns, ancient 3