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Robert Legge born abt 1816, who were his parents ?

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GHeather

GHeather Report 9 Mar 2013 23:08

Can anyone help me find the parents of Robert Legge born abt 1816 in Shoreditch, he married Mary Ann, perhaps Mary Ann Nightingall.

Reggie

Reggie Report 9 Mar 2013 23:31

If he married after July 1837, the cert will tell you his father's name and occupation

How did you get back to him?

Was one of his children your direct line?

Reggie

Reggie Report 9 Mar 2013 23:34

It looks as though the marriage pre-dated the GRO

1841 census

Person: LEGGE, Robert Address: Hackney Road Bath Street, St Matthew Bethnal
LEGGE, Robert M 25 1816 Middlesex VIEW
LEGGE, Mary F 25 1816 Middlesex VIEW
LEGGE, Mary Ann F 3 1838 Middlesex VIEW
LEGGE, Caroline F 1 1840 Middlesex

Reggie

Reggie Report 9 Mar 2013 23:35

Censuses after 1841 give his birth year as C1815........so look for baptism in 1814/15

Reggie

Reggie Report 9 Mar 2013 23:39

This would confirm Mary's maiden name

Births Sep 1839 (>99%)
Legge Caroline Shoreditch 2 390

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 9 Mar 2013 23:50

Hi Graham

Take a look at this free site to search for baptism's.........

https://familysearch.org/

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 10 Mar 2013 04:34

I presume that you had found this record, and that is the reason for your thought that he might have married Mary Nightingall


I'm posting it now for reference



London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about Robert Legge

Name: Robert Legge
Spouse Name: Mary Ann Nightingall
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 26 Jun 1836
Parish: Bethnal Green St Matthew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Register


no parents shown on the certificate



This is the baptism of one of their daughters ...............



London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 about Caroline Legge

Name: Caroline Legge
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 8 Sep 1839
Father's Name: Robert Legge
Mother's name: Mary Ann Legge
Parish or Poor Law Union: Shoreditch St Leonard
Borough: Hackney
Register Type: Parish Registers


from image:-

Address:- Union Bridge
Father occupation:- Carpenter
Ag of baby at baptism:- 4 weeks 3 days




sylvia

Susan

Susan Report 10 Mar 2013 07:41

Only possible I can see for Robert senior.

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Robert Gardner Legge Name: Robert Gardner Legge
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 25 Oct 1818
Father's Name: George Legge
Mother's name: Mary Legge
Parish or Poor Law Union: Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers

GHeather

GHeather Report 10 Mar 2013 11:06

Thanks very much for ALL this very helpful info. Great!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 10 Mar 2013 14:08

I wonder if this is a later marriage for Robert?
He is shown as of full age ( as is the bride ) and his father was Henry, a gardener

Name: Robert Legge .....widower
Age: Full Age
Spouse Name: Martha Atkins ...widow
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Mar 1849
Parish: Bethnal Green St Matthew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: Henry Legge
Spouse Father Name: William Williamson .... farrier / farmer ??
Register Type: Parish Register


Robert's address was 7 Bath Street
Martha 's was 5 Birdcage Walk.

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 15:14

Gwyn I thought that - but can find censuses for Robert with Mary up to 1871 certainly and then from memory 1881 with Maria showing as his wife but I suspect it is his daughter!

GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Mar 2013 23:19

Yes, Maria was his daughter, that's a mistake it was not his wife.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 May 2013 18:46

From new thread:

"I'm still trying to find the parents of Robert Legge born abt 1816 Shoreditch, he married Mary Ann Nightingall, I think her parents were: Thomas Nightingall and Hannah Houndle ? Can anyone confirm this, and perhaps go back a bit more from Thomas Nightingall/Hannah Houndle ? Regarding Robert Legge, I have found a Robert Gardener Legge born abt 1818 born in Stepney, parents: George Legge and Mary. But my Robert Legge according to census returns was born in 1816 Shoreditch. Can anyone help ?"

martynsue

martynsue Report 10 May 2013 19:11

on family search,,,
just put in robert legge & england nothing else,
then go to page 7,half way down all of the children are there,
at,,
st leonards,shoreditch london.

mary ann nightingall just as above and her detail's come up.

martynsue

martynsue Report 10 May 2013 19:20

thomas nightingale married hannah houndle,

20th december 1807,
whitechapel,
middlesex,
england.

martynsue

martynsue Report 10 May 2013 19:31

the birth in stepney was on 2nd june 1814---christening 25oct 1818.

GHeather

GHeather Report 10 May 2013 19:36

Ok, thanks for the info. :-)

GHeather

GHeather Report 10 May 2013 19:50

I don't know whether Robert father was Henry or George or someone else! Seems 'I've come up against my 'wall'. lol So the parents of Robert Legge born abt 1816 in Shoreditch were ? But father could be: George or Henry.

Susan

Susan Report 11 May 2013 09:25

First Name: ROBERT GARDNER Last Name: LEGGE Collections from: United Kingdom Country: England
Category: Life Events (BDMs) Record collection: Births & baptisms
Record set: Docklands Ancestors
County: London Year: 1818
Mother's Given Name: Mary
Father's First Name: George
Month: October Other names: Gardner Birth Year: 1814
Birth Date: 02/06/1814
Parish: St Dunstan
Place: STEPNEY
Notes: Year: 1818 Church Address: Stepney High Street
Location Of Church: Stepney
Father Occupation: Builder
Transcriber Note: Entry Number: 254 Day: 25 Source Reference: X024/017

Susan

Susan Report 11 May 2013 10:35

Ths marrage you mentioned

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Robert Legge Name: Robert Legge
Spouse Name: Mary Ann Nightingall
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 26 Jun 1836
Parish: Bethnal Green St Matthew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Register


Witts
John Hicks
John Samuel Ames .
Just in case you can recognise the Witnesses