5th Generations of Leighs
64. OAKLEY LEIGH (est 1688 - 23 Jul 1721 Lampeter) of Millfield/ Maesyfelin, Cards.
Father: 15. OAKLEY LEIGH
md BLANCHE THOMAS (? - aft Nov 1720) before 1714
125. Elizabeth LEIGH (chr 20 Feb 1714 Lampeter - ?)
126. OAKLEY LEIGH (the infamous)
This OAKLEY moved from Carmarthen to the estate of Maesyfelin (English Millfield) and the town of Lampeter in Cardigan. Since he was called "Oakley Leigh of Millfield" he must have been employed on the estate, which was inherited by 1700 by Sir CHARLES LLOYD, second son of OAKLEY's aunt BRIDGETT LEIGH and Sir FRANCIS LLOYD. See biographies of BRIDGETT and OAKLEY LEIGH for this estate. The Lampeter church records of OAKLEY's children's christening were written in large letters, but gave no title or explanation. Presumably he was a steward or other official of Maesyfelin. His will of 1721 showed that he still had a close relation to his brother JOHN in Carmarthen and his brother-in-law WILLIAM REES of Capel Dewi, whom he named as trustees for his wife and five-year-old son 126 OAKLEY.
Sources: Lampeter Bishop's Transcripts (Films no.104503, 105148); St Peter's Collocation of Names (Film no.104504); OAKLEY's will and inventory (NLW SD/1721/61 W I)