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Michael Lay Legge (abt. 1735)

Michael Lay Legge
Born about in Nova Scotiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1765 in Lunenburg, , Nova Scotia, Canadamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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There is a Michael Legge, a farmer who married Ann Eliza Lantz, married 25 September 1855, living in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.[1]

Research Notes

It's unclear where his name came from. The birth year is a very rough estimate based on his son William's birth in 1765. Whitten-1 18:59, 22 April 2017 (EDT)

The following is the Freepages site at Rootsweb, and is put here to aid in finding more information: [ [1]

2. Major Francis Legge
b. about 1719 in Ireland
d. 20 May 1783 at The Grove, near Pinner/Pinnar, Middlesex, Engand.[From the London Chronicle]
Francis bequeathed Pinner to William Legge, the 2nd Earl of Dartmouth and also left money to his nephew William Legge and the children of his nephew Michael Legge. Francis Legge was the Governor of Nova Scotia 1773-1776. He did not marry.Fetterly-28 09:15, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Fetterly-28.

3/5/2021 - At least there was a William Legge in Nova Scotia in the right time frame: Name: William Legg, Residence Year: 1792, Residence Place: Oakland, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, Record Type: Poll Tax Roll, Source Citation: Nova Scotia Archives; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Census, Assesment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1827. Source Information: Nova Scotia, Canada, Census, Assessment and Poll Tax Records, 1770-1795, 1827, 1838 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Halifax Real Estate Valuation, 1775. Commissioner of Public Records collection. Series: City of Halifax, 1749–1869. RG 1, vol. 411. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Fetterly-28 03:52, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

3/5/2021 - The link in this profile points incorrectly to Olivia Minnie Legge, born 26 Apr 1846 at Scot's Bay, parents: Michael Legge and Ann Elizabeth Lautz. The next column lists date of marriage (of parents) as 1855, the informant being Mrs. A. E. Legge of Scot's Bay. There is also a Legge who married a Russell. But all these marriages occurred around 1850, far too late for this couple. Fetterly-28 03:44, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. Michael Legge in entry for Ola Minnie Legge, 1876.
  • "Micheal Legg" listed between William Legg and James Legg near the middle of the page. Occupation is "Farmer". There are columns for tallying the members of the household, but no names are listed. "Micheal Legg" listed between William Legg and James Legg near the middle of the page. Occupation is "Farmer".

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Hi! Your biography mentions the 1855 marriage of Legge-74 and Lantz-227, who would be my great-great grandparents. I'll take a look to see if I have anything else on this Michael in other places.
posted by Jen (McQueen) Wanner
There are Legge and, yet more of LEGG in the 1700's in this in England.

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