Lyme Handley in Cheshire

Includes Disley

Tyson`s History of Cheshire

Peers Legh who married the daughter of Sir Thomas Danyers was be-headed at Chester in 1399 for the attachment to King Richard II. The manor of Lyme was given by King Richard the II to Margaret wife of Peers Legh ,daughter & heiress of Sir Thomas Danyers of Bradley, knight.  This brave knight had taken the chamberlain Tankerville prisoner at the Battle of Cressy and relieved the banner of the Black Prince, for which service the Prince granted him an annuity of 40 marks till lands of £20 per annum should be settled on him.