Many of the Cheshire gentry families have a connection with the Venables of Kinderton and they were the ancestors of many of the branches of the Legh and Leigh families through John Venables son of William de Venables and Agnes de Legh, who changed his name to Legh.  This family came over from Normandy and are first recorded in England in 1086.  Gilbert de Venables was one of the eight barons appointed by the Earl of Chester.  The tree below is adapted from that in Ormerod volume 3 page 198 onwards.


**Note in generation 17 that Ormerod relies entirely on Sir Peter Leicester's accounts for these children and has no information beyond 1666.  That the barony of Kinderton eventually went to a Vernon suggests that there were no male heirs arising from these two individuals.

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