The Register of Preston Gobalds Leonard Chambrehttp://www.melocki.org.uk/salop/PrestonGubbals.html#v0
Besides the persons and families already mentioned in the above account, there are several entries of interest in this Register. Thomas Wollascot, whose son Richard was baptized in 1583, was a son of John Wollascot of Wollascot in the adjoining parish of Albrighton, where the family were seated for generations. Roger Thornes gent. (1604) was of Leighton and married Margaret daughter of John Poole. Francis Kynaston Esq. (1612), afterwards Sir Francis (1619) was of Oteley and married Margaret daughter of Humphrey Lee of Lea Hall. Symon Mericke, who married (1620) Mrs. Margaret Clive, was of Maesbrook, and she was the daughter of Edward Clive of Walford. Leonard and George Chambre (bap. 1577, 1578) were sons of Leonard Chambre, who married Anne (Prince) widow of William Colfox of Meriden. Mr. Andrew Bowdler (1639) was son of Samuel Bowdler of Harlescott, and married Margaret daughter of Richard Hussey of Meriden. Pontesbury Owen gent. (1640) was of Eaton Mascott and son of Edward Owen of Adbrightley. Capt. Richard Young, who married (1647) Margaret Helinge (Heylin ?), was of Felton Butler, and was the younger son of John Yonge of Pimley. The Dorrington family, which occurs several times in the Register, were of Sillinghurst in Woore; Peter Dorrington married Isabel daughter of Ralph Clayton of Lea Hall. Mr. Edward Floyd of Leaton (bur. 1693) was Edward LLoyd of Leaton Hall, father of Edward, High Sheriff in 1727. Alethea wife of Capt. Andrew Corbett (bur. 1715) was daughter of Ralph Clayton of Lea Hall.
The Register of Preston Gobalds
The following entries, now lost, are taken from Geo. Morris' Register Extracts in Shrewsbury Free Library.
1560, Ap. 18. Edward, s. of John Williams ... bap.
" Ap. -. Margaret, d. of Adam Colfoxe ... bap.
1564, Sep. 21. Edward, s. of Mr. Edward Owen ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Richard, s. of William Colfoxe ... bap.
1570, Ap. 25. Robert and Thomas, ss. of John Lee
" Oct. 18. Elizabeth, d. of George Irelande ... bap.
1575, Oct. 5. Tymothie Edwards and Alse Colfoxe ... mar.
1377, Aug. 11. Leonard, s. of Leonard Chambers ... bap.
1578, Jan. 9. George, s. of Leonard Chambers ... bap.
1581, Feb. 25. Reignold Corbet and Margery Luter ... mar.
1583, Ap. 14. Richard, s. of Thomas Wollascot, gent. ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Wm. Tecka, clerk, and Ellen Drurye ... mar.
1585, July 2. Sara, d. of Harry Calcott ... bap.
1624 Oct. 1. George Chambre ... bur.
MERRINGTON (Meriton or Meriden) was a Domesday manor under another name; " the same Picot holds Gellidone " which was a manor of two hides. With Fitz it passed to the family of Gyros, and with the consent of Robert de Gyros the family of de Gulidon gave it to Haughmond Abbey. In 1279 the Abbot held the whole manor of Gulidon or Muridon. In the time of Henry VIII John Colfox held the manor by grant of the Abbot. His son Thomas by will devised Meriton Hall and two-thirds of the manor to his brother John, remainder to William (another brother), remainder to Nicholas (another brother). Adam Colfox, as elder brother of John and heir of Thomas, claimed against this, but the award upheld the will, and gave Adam the remaining third of the manor.
William Colfox of Meriton Hall married in 1564 Anne, daughter of John Prince, whose second husband was Leonard Chambers. Sarah, daughter and heir of William, married Thomas Corbett " of Caux," who according to a Newling MS. purchased the manor and hall from Colfox. In 1599 Thomas Corbett for ú350 sold to Humphrey Lee of Langley the moiety of the manor of Myrryden and certain lands etc., except the capital messuage called Myrryden Hall then in the occupation of Anne Chambers, widow.
The other moiety remained with Thomas Corbett, whose daughter and heir brought an estate here to her husband Edward Muckleston (d. 1638), who sold some of her property in Meriton to Sir Humphrey Lee. The rest of it was inherited by his son John Muckleston, who died without issue in 1663 and left it to his brother Rowland, whose descendants owned it till 1817, when the Rev. John Fletcher Muckleston D.D. sold it, presumably to Sir Thomas Tyrrwhitt, who owned most of Meriton in 1822.
Edward Muckleston had another son Richard, father of Joseph Muckleston, who purchased property in Meriton from the daughters of Adam Colfox (d. 1664). This was doubtless the farm in Meriton owned by Robert Aglionby Slaney, representative of this branch of Muckleston, in 1851.
The family of Colfox entered their pedigree at the Heralds' Visitation of 1663. They had lived in the parish long previously, for William Colfoxe was assessed to Subsidy here in 1327. The family were resident in the parish as late as 1776.https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jJFIAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA241&lpg=PA241&dq=leonard+chambre+married+anne+colfox&source=bl&ots=ysFREP3PDR&sig=A-uUP6b1vzpWrATI8cFasuejvAU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYgrvV7qfPAhWEL8AKHfHODKAQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=leonard%20chambre%20married%20anne%20colfox&f=false
Richard, of Petton in Shropshire, who m. Mary, daughter of Humphrey Hill, esq. Lord of the manor of Hill, in the 34th ELIZABETH, and had issue,
1. Arthur of Petton
4. Leonard, who m. Anne daughter of John Prynce, of Salop, relict of William Colfox.