Francis Leke (MP)

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Francis Leke (fl. by 1510, d. 1580) was an English politician.

He was a Member of the English Parliament for Derbyshire in 1539.

In 1545, he was knighted following military service in France and in the north of England with the Earl of Hertford.[ambiguous]

In 1547 his parliamentary constituency was Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[1]

He was appointed Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for 1547-48 and Sheriff of Derbyshire for 1572-73.

He married[when?] Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir William Paston of Caister and Oxnead, Norfolk. They had two sons and three daughters.


  1. ^ Members Constituencies Parliaments Surveys. "LEKE, Francis (by 1510-80), of Sutton in the Dale, Derbys., Elkering, Notts. and London.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-09-29.