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George Michael Legge (1796 - 1857)

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Mr. George Michael Legge
Born in Lunenburg, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Apr 1820 in Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified 13 Jun 2018 | Created 8 Apr 2008
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Contents

Biography

George married Mary Elizabeth Vienot. They were married at the St. John Anglican Church, in Lunenburg, on 18 April 1820.[1]

He died in 1857.[2]

Research Notes

The Legge family, according to a Whitten family story, sailed to Massachusetts from England to fight for the British. But by the time they arrived in Boston harbor the war was nearly over and the captain of the ship judiciously decided to sail north to Nova Scotia without disembarking. So, the Legges settled in Nova Scotia. This seems to be false. Whitten-1 06:17, 6 May 2017 (EDT)

George appears to have been born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (the obit for his son Benjamin says that both George and Mary were born in England. This obit also says that George's middle name was Michel not Michael, which could be a typo. OneWorldTree and FamilySearch have his birthplace as Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. FamilySearch also has a christening date of 12 Apr 1796 which presumably came from primary sources).

Records for Children of any George Legge in Nova Scotia

Seems there may be two different families mixed-up...

Childs First Name Childs Last Name Town of event County of event Year Mother
Benjamin Legge Kings Lunnenburg Death 1934 Mary Veinot[3]
Simeon Legge Ramsey Lake Lunnenburg Death 1933 Unknown Brown[4]
Jeremiah Legge New Ross Lunnenburg Death 1942 Mary Ann Brown[5]
Anna Sophia Legge Aldersville Lunnenburg Death 1938 Mary Brown[6]
Adoniram Judson Legge Chester Lunnenburg Death 1935 Mary Ann Brown[7]
Reginald Edgar Legge Chester Lunnenburg Birth 1868 Mary Ann Brown[8]
Eliza Legge Scots Bay Kings Marriage 1868 Mary[9]
Emma Anna Legge Kings Marriage 1871 ?[10]
Leander Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[11]
Udivilla Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[12]
Simon Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[13]
Emeline Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[14]
Mary Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[15]
William Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881 ?[16]
Lucinda Legge Pereau Mountain Kings Marriage 1872 Mary Ann[17]
Selina Legg Canning Kings Marriage 1867Mary Ann[18]
Emma Anna Marla Legge New Ross Kings Census 1872 Mary Ann[19]


Other possible George Legges

  • There are birth records for a George Hamaford Legge in 1865 and a George Hibbert Legge in 1874, both in Kings County. Related?

Sources

  1. From OneWorldTree.
  2. OneWorldTree and FamilySearch.
  3. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-Z8Z8 : 23 April 2015), George Michael Legge in entry for Benjamin Legge, 15 Jun 1934; citing Scots Bay Rd, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 376, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  4. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-DXN3 : 23 April 2015), George Legge in entry for Simon Legge, 12 Jun 1933; citing Lake Ramsay, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 986, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  5. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-VHLZ : 23 April 2015), George Legge in entry for Jeremiah Legge, 06 Mar 1942; citing New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 809, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  6. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-LS4D : 23 April 2015), George Legge in entry for Anna Sophia Keddy, 24 Nov 1938; citing Aldersville, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 691, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  7. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-5628 : 23 April 2015), George Legge in entry for Adoniram Judson Legge, 12 Aug 1935; citing Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 605, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  8. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2W6-PQL : 27 November 2014), George Legge in entry for Reginald Edgar Legge, 15 Aug 1868; citing New Ross, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 15 Aug 1868, reference item 4 p 84; FHL microfilm 1,298,810.
  9. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F224-H5Q : 5 December 2014), George Legge in entry for Thomas P. Huntley and Eliza Legge, 19 May 1866; citing Scots Bay, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P10 CN67; FHL microfilm 1,298,990.
  10. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F228-CR8 : 5 December 2014), George Legge in entry for John Venot and Emma Anna Legge, 02 Jan 1871; citing Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P54 Cn61; FHL microfilm 1,298,990.
  11. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  12. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  13. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  14. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  15. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  16. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV65-H32 : 18 November 2014), Georje Legge, New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  17. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F224-M1Y : 5 December 2014), Geo. Legge in entry for James Obed Benjamin and Lucinda Legge, 13 Apr 1872; citing Pereau Mountain, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P.55 cn.65; FHL microfilm 1,298,990.
  18. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22H-4XX : 5 December 2014), George E. Legg in entry for Jeremiah B. Newcomb and Selina Legg, 11 Apr 1867; citing Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P17 CN80; FHL microfilm 1,298,990.
  19. Note that Grooms Surname is Veinot. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F228-DHF : 5 December 2014), Geo. Legge in entry for John Veinot and Emma Anna Maria Legge, 04 Jun 1872; citing New Ross, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P74 Cn180; FHL microfilm 1,298,990.
  • "Nova Scotia Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQD-7XY : 8 November 2014), George Legge, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number M-886, Public Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 865,127. Need to go to the local Family Histroy Centre to look at record.
  • "OneWorldTree" on Ancestry.com.


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Emeline Legge New Ross Lunenburg Census 1881  ?[14]

This is Simon's wife, Emeline Hiltz. They married in 1878.

My connection to George Legge was supported by DNA today! An Ancestry.com member who took the Special:DNATests&u32&id=2 AncestryDNA autosomal test traces a connection to George through his son John. Cool!
posted by Chris Whitten

George is 20 degrees from Katie Goodwin, 14 degrees from Wilbur Scoville and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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