John Clegg parents names

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Looking for the names of john clegg parents of Rochdale born. 1812. Will I have to get a birth certificate of john clegg to find out.also when did john clegg died
in Genealogy Help by Alan Clegg G2G2 (2.9k points)
edited by Ellen Smith
Hi Alan, in order to assist you could you tell us if "Rochdale" is in England or in the United States ie: Massachusetts. Have you made a profile for John Clegg yet? If so could you share the profile ID number or URL. Also please know that any type of info on John might help further the search as well. Thanks!!

This is a little off the subject, but may be interesting to you. 

Last name: Clegg

This name is of English locational origin from a place thus called at the foot of Owl Hill, Lancashire. Recorded as Clegg circa 1200 and as Cleg in the 1285 Assize Court Rolls of that county the name derives from the Olde Norse 'kleggi' meaning 'haystack', originally believed to be the name of the above hill. The surname was first recorded in the mid 13th Century, (see below). In 1379 one, Ricardus de Cleghe and a Henricus de Cloghe appeared in 'The Poll Tax Returns Records of Yorkshire', and in 1581 Thomas Clegg, tanner, of Middleton, was entered in 'The Wills Records at Cheshire'. The name is particularly well recorded in Lancashire church registers from the late 16th Century. On April 17th 1582 Alice, daughter of John Clegg, was christened in Manchester Cathedral, and on July 19th 1598 Alice Clegg and Adam Wild were married in Oldham. Samuel Clegg, the elder, (1781 - 1861) was a pioneer of gas-lighting in Yorkshire and London (1813). He also invented the water gas-meter. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas de Clegg, which was dated 1260, Baines' History of Lancashire, during the reign of King Henry III, The Frenchman, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Alan, 1812 is before the introduction of Civil Registration so there will be no birth certificate. You should be looking for a baptism record.

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I did a quick search on FamilySearch (link to results) for John Clegg born 1810 to 1814. There are quite a few John Cleggs baptised in Lancashire during that time period, including at least four baptised in Rochdale in 1812 and at least two three baptised in Rochdale in 1813. You'll need some more information to provide clues as to which one is your man.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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There certainly are a lot of men named John Clegg who were born in Rochdale in 1812. More specifics are needed to determine which one is right. Can you share additional information such as name of wife or children, whether he lived in Rochdale when he married and so on.

John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
7 June 1812
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Milnrow, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
30 August 1812
St. Chad's, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
16 February 1812
St. Chad's, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
8 November 1812
St. Chad's, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
16 February 1812
St. Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
27 December 1812
St. Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
27 December 1812
St. Chad's, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
30 August 1812
St. Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Clegg
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
8 November 1812
St. Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
residence:
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
John married Mary green 1831 born colne
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Here's John Clegg born 22 Feb 1812 and christened 29 Mar 1812 at St. Bartholomew's Colne, Lancashire, England which is the same place where he married Mary Green. His parents names are indicated. 

John Clegg

England Births and Christenings

Name John Clegg
Residence Place Colne, Lancashire, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 29 Mar 1812
Christening Date (Original) 29 Mar 1812
Christening Place St Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England
Birth Date 22 Feb 1812
Father's Name Richard Clegg
Mother's Name Mary
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England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01289-8
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1471024
Reference ID item 1

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6YN-KZ7 : 30 December 2014, John Clegg, 22 Feb 1812); citing St Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,024.

 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

 

John Clegg

mentioned in the record of John Clegg and Mary Green

Name John Clegg
Spouse's Name Mary Green
Event Date 1831
Event Place St. Bartholomews, Colne, Lancashire, England
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England Marriages, 1538–1973

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M16235-3
System Origin England-VR
GS Film number 1471065
Reference ID 2:3W0XB2X

Citing this Record

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXF3-W6X : 10 December 2014), John Clegg and Mary Green, 1831; citing St. Bartholomews, Colne, Lancashire, England, reference 2:3W0XB2X, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,065.

There was a Richard Clegg christened in 1786 in Colne, England. His parents could be your John Clegg's grandparents.

Richard Clegg

England Births and Christenings

Name Richard Clegg
Residence Place Colne, Lancashire, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 1786
Christening Date (Original) JAN 1786
Christening Place ST.BARTHOLOMEW'S,COLNE,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND
Father's Name John Clegg
Mother's Name Matilda
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England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C39369-0
System Origin England-VR
GS Film number 1471023
Reference ID Item 25

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR1V-HJ3 : 30 December 2014, Richard Clegg, ); citing ST.BARTHOLOMEW'S,COLNE,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,023.

 

Alan, 

You asked for the names of John Clegg's parents of Rochdale born. 1812 and said that his wife's name is Mary Green. John Clegg was born in 1812 and Christened 7 days after he was born at Saint Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England. John Clegg and Mary Green were married at Saint Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England in 1831. John's parents are shown as Richard and Mary Clegg. Richard Clegg was Christened at Saint Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England in 1786. His parents are shown as John and Matilda Clegg. quite possibly John Clegg's grandparents. 

PS I used to live on a Clague Road in the USA. I'm guessing that Clegg and Clague are pronounced the same. 

Frank

 

 

 

  

Do you know the dates of Richard and Maria birthday
I don't have the birth dates of Richard and Maria. The answers I posted are not etched in granite. They were obtained at familysearch.org  which is free and has extensive information. You may need to find a resource that will verify the accuracy the connections found. There may be more than one Richard Clegg who was baptized at Saint Bartholomew's, Colne, Lancashire, England.

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