Categories: Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath.
William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth was born on 6 May 1851. He was the son of William Walter Legge, 5th Earl of Dartmouth and Lady Augusta Finch. He married Lady Mary Coke, daughter of Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester of Holkham and Juliana Whitbread, on 18 December 1879. He died on 11 March 1936 at age 84.
He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for West Kent between 1878 and 1885. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1885. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Lewisham between 1885 and 1891. He held the office of Vice-Chamberlain to the Household between 1885 and 1891. He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Dartmout on 4 August 1891. He succeeded to the title of 6th Viscount Lewisham, of co. Kent on 4 August 1891. He succeeded to the title of 7th Baron Dartmouth, of Dartmouth, Devon on 4 August 1891. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Staffordshire. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Shropshire. He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 5th South Staffordshire Regiment. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1917. He held the office of County Alderman for Staffordshire. He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 46th North Midland Divisional Training, Royal Army Service Corps. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1928.
Children of William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth and Lady Mary Coke:
William Legge, 7th Earl of Dartmouth+3 b. 22 Feb 1881, d. 28 Feb 1958 Captain Hon. Gerald Legge3 b. 30 Apr 1882, d. 9 Aug 1915 Lady Dorothy Legge+3 b. 24 Jun 1883, d. 28 Jul 1974 Lady Joan Margaret Legge3 b. 21 Feb 1885, d. 4 Jul 1939 Humphrey Legge, 8th Earl of Dartmouth+3 b. 14 Mar 1888, d. 16 Oct 1962
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at MyHeritage DNA.
There are no public comments yet.
William is 11 degrees from Charles Darwin, 18 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 8 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 17 degrees from Gilly Wood on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.