Ancestors of Graeme Legg (to great-grandparents)

This page covers the details of ancestors down to the great grandparents of Graeme Legg, as well as tables & information links.

The information on my ancestors is spread across ten entry pages for ease of download - the initial page comprises an index of all ancestor surnames linking to tables detailing ancestry (each linking to the details of the concerned individual.

This page provides details up to grandparents (maternal) or great grandparents (paternal), a table of birth place distributions and a list of relevant external links.

On subsequent pages are details of further ancestors past great grandparents - 2. Legg line from Isles of Scilly, England. 3. Grantham line from London & Berkshire areas, England. 4. Richards line from St Ives area in western Cornwall, England 4a.With an extension from Margaret Gaverigan in the 16th century to old Cornwall pedigreed families. 5. Penno line from Bodmin area in Cornwall via South Australia. 5a. With an off-shoot (Schrap) from Mecklenburg, Germany via Nelson, New Zealand and South Australia. 6. Beggs and Smyth from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8. Harney and Dowling from Ireland via New Zealand's South Island.

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Birth place distributions
External links
Index Legg Legg
Grantham
ancestors
ancestors
Legg Richards

Richards
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Cornwall
Penno

ancestors
pedigree ext.
ancestors
Legg.....   -----Schrap

ancestors

Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smyth
ancestors
  Harney Harney
Dowling
ancestors

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Ancestor photographs
Genetic information
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Ancestors to great grandparents:

Grandparents

Great-grandparents

Extended
ancestral information

..........Legg (Mervyn) Legg (Sydney) Legg (Frederick
Grantham (Kate)

Legg
Grantham

  Richards (Dorothy) Richards (Thomas)
Penno (Lily)
Richards - Pedigrees
Penno
Legg (Graeme)  

--------Schrap (Agusta)

----Schrap (or Schraep)

.......Beggs (Dorothy) Beggs (Robert) Beggs (John)
Smyth (Elizabeth)

Beggs

  Harney (Mary) Harney (Thomas)
Dowling (Margaret)

Harney

 

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1. Graeme John Legg.

Parents:

2. Father: Mervyn Sydney Legg:

Parents: Sydney Legg and Dorothy Grace Richards.

3. Mother: Dorothy Beggs

Parents: Robert Beggs and Mary Harney.

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Grandparents:

4. Sydney Alfred Legg

Born: 22 October 1903 at Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand. (photo)
Married:
Dorothy Grace Richards on 11 February 1925 at Salvation Army Hall, Pallin St, Thames (ages 21/18).
Occupation: Painter, Railway surfaceman, poultry keeper.
Died: 21 June 1984 at Whakatane, New Zealand (age 80, of bronchopneumonia).
Buried: 23 June 1984 at Hillcrest cemetary, Whakatane.

Parents: Frederick Legg and Kate Grantham.
Son:
Mervyn Legg - other children.

Siblings

5. Dorothy Grace Richards

Born: 7 July 1906 at Richard St., Thames, New Zealand. (photo)
Maiden name: Dorothy Grace Richards
Married:
Sydney Legg on 11 February 1925 at Salvation Army Hall, Pallin St, Thames (ages 18/21).
Died: January 2005 at Whakatane, New Zealand.

Parents: Thomas Richards and Lily Penno.
Son:
Mervyn Legg.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Doreen Grace.
  2. Phyllis Joan.
  3. Mervyn

6. Robert Beggs

Born: 11 March 1890 at 16 Derg St, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Married:
Mary Harney on 11 April 1927 at St Mary's Presbetary, Christchurch (ages 37/22).
Occupation: Pipefitter/plumber, storekeeper, ex serviceman.
Died: 1 December 1952 (at 40 Woodside Rd, Mt Eden of coronary thrombosis).

Parents: John Beggs and Elizabeth Beggs.
Daughter:
Dorothy Griffin.

Siblings

7. Mary Bernadette Harney

Born: 2 May 1904 at Windsor, Oamaru, New Zealand.
Maiden name: Mary Bernadette Harney. (
Ancestral photos)
Married:
Robert Beggs on 11 April 1927 at St Mary's Presbetary, Christchurch (ages 22/37).
Occupation: Hospital cleaner.
Died: 11 September 1992 at Auckland of Carcinomatosis and breast cancer age 88.
Burial: Cremated at Waikumete cemetary, Auckland on 15 September 1992.

Parents: Thomas Harney and Margaret Dowling.
Daughter:
Dorothy Griffin.

Siblings

Mary Beggs photographs and descendants.

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Great grandparents:

8. Frederick William Legg

Born: 13 March 1868 in the Isles of Silly, England. (photo)
Married:
Kate Grantham on 23 April 1894 at Residence of M.S. Poole, Fielding, New Zealand (ages 26/18).
Emigrated to New Zealand: c. 1891
Occupation: Gardener/farmer - commercial traveller.
Died: 23 October 1946 at 18 Clarence St, Ponsonby, Auckland of Mycodial degeneration, age 79.
Buried: 25 October 1946 at Waikumete cemetary, Auckland, New Zealand.

Parents: William Legg and Mary Woodcock.
Son:
Sydney Legg - other children.

Siblings

9. Kate Grantham

Born: 23 April 1876 at 15 King Street, North Camden Town, London, England. (photo)
Maiden name: Kate Grantham.
Emigrated at the age of six months
with family on the "Northhampton" to the Manchester settlement near Feilding.
Married:
Frederick Legg on 23 April 1894 at Residence of M.S. Poole, Feilding, New Zealand (ages 18/26).
Died: 6 April 1945 at 18 Clarence St, Ponsonby, Auckland, of mycodial failure and bronchitis, age 69.
Buried: 9 April 1945 at Waikumete cemetary, Auckland, New Zealand.

Parents: Charles Thomas Grantham and Mary Anne Barefoot.
Son:
Sydney Legg.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Frederick Raymond (Roy) Legg . Born 6 November 1894 in Feilding, Manawatu. Married: Florence Alice HATFULL on 10 December 1920 in Hunterville. (Florence was born on 27 January 1900 at Kent, England, and died on 27 January 1995 in Auckland). Roy was a cabinet maker.
    Children:
    (i) Alan Raymond LEGG.
    (ii) Stanley Thomas LEGG.
    (iii) Ronald Ernest LEGG.
  2. Elsie. b: Abt. 1896 in New Zealand. Married: Edward.
  3. Gertrude Florence b: 1897 in Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand.
  4. William Trevor. b: 1901 in Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand. Married: Mary.
  5. Sydney. Born 22 October 1903 at Feilding.
  6. Eva. b: Abt. 1905.
  7. Charles Leslie. b: 1906 in Waiwera, New Zealand. Married: Annie.
  8. Stanley Grantham. (Paddy) b: 1909 in Auckland, New Zealand. Married: Evelyn Johns (b. c. 1912) . Died 31 August 1982 at Auckland.
  9. Phyllis. b: 1911 in Huntly, New Zealand. Married: William Claud LEIGHTON.

10. Thomas Richards

Born: 5 July 1871 in St. Ives, Cornwall, England. (photo)
Married:
Lily Penno on 26 September 1894 at Residence of William Penno, Mt Pleasant, Thames, New Zealand (ages 23/17).
Occupation: Fisherman, gold miner.
Died: 2 November 1952 at Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand (of a "pulmonary embolism"), age 81 years.

Parents: John Major Richards and Catherine Eddy.
Daughter:
Dorothy Grace Legg - other children.

Siblings

11. Lily Penno

Born: 10 January 1877 at Kadina, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
Maiden name: Lily Penno.
Married:
Thomas Richards on 26 September 1894 at Residence of William Penno, Mt Pleasant, Thames, New Zealand (ages 17/23).
Died: 7 September 1945 at Thames, of cancer of the colon, age 68.
Buried: 8 September 1945 at Shortland, Thames.

Parents: William Thomas Bray Penno and Agusta Schrap
Daughter:
Dorothy Grace Legg.

Siblings:

Children:

  1. Lily. Born 3 May 1896. Married William Robert Reddish (occupation: fisherman). Died 22 April 1980 and buried at Totara Cemetary in Thames.William died 12 December 1967 age 72.
    Children:
    (i) Bill (William T). Born 17 June 1916. Married Eileen Mavis Sawyer. Died 18 September 1983.
    (ii) Evelyn. Married Morgan Austin. Died 1980's.
    (iii) Mavis Annie. Married Alan Dawson.
    (iv) Jean. Died 1921.
    (v) Allan Richard. Born 27 November 1923. Died 25 November 1970.
  2. Kate Augusta. Born 22 August 1897 at Karangahape. Married Albert Lindsey (son of Arthur Lindsey and Minnie Clements Williams of Waihi) on 21 October 1920 at Thames. Kate died on 23 May 1985 at Hamilton, age 87.
    Children:
    (i) Joyce Florence. Born 13 January 1922. Died 27 January 1925 at Wanganui.
    (ii) Grace Lorraine. Married Harol Glover.
    (iii) Thelma Valmai. Married Arthur Church.
    (iv) Phyllis Irene. Married Eric Leo Beeson.
    (v) Norma Clair. Married Francis Gollop.
    (vi) Ivan Thomas. Married Lorna Cressy.
  3. Thomas John Bray Penno. Born 30 October 1902. Occupation: Plumber. Married Myrtle Grace Evans of Colville. (Myrtle died in Auckland on 14 June 1976.) Died on 5 May 1987.
    Children:
    (i) John Thomas. Married Nancy Kathleen.
    (ii) Ian David. Married Rita Austin.
  4. Joseph William Leonard. Born 14 December 1903. Died 16 June 1904 at Thames.
  5. Dorothy Grace.
  6. Winifred Annie. Born 6 January 1909. Married John Dorman.
    Children:
    (i) Dudley.
    (ii) Daphne Winifred. Married Peter Ross Kearney.
  7. Aimee Dorcas. Born 10 June 1911. Married Wilfred Charles Thomas on 26 August at Thames.
    Children:
    (i) Olga Edith. Married Ray Cliffe.
    (ii) David. Married Cicely Broadribb.
  8. Ronald Maurice. Born 9 September 1916. Died 24 January 24 january 1922 at Thames (accidently drowned).

12. John Beggs

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Son: Robert Beggs.

13. Elizabeth Smyth

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Son: Robert Beggs.

14. Thomas Harney

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Daughter: Mary Beggs.

15. Margaret Dowling

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Daughter: Mary Beggs.

 

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If you are male and your surname is Legg please see my genetics page to establish if we are descended from the same "Legg" ancestor. This page also covers results of our mitochrondrial genetic testing for descent via the female line (descended from the clan "Xenia"). For all descendants of my great great grandfather, Malachy Harney, from Oamaru, New Zealand, I maintain a resource, information, photos and contact page of Malachy's descendants.

Known ancestor birth-places distribution:

  New
Zealand
Ulster Cornwall
England
Isles of
Scilly
England
(other)
Australia Ireland Germany Known/
Total
Parents 2               2/2
Grandparents 3 1             4/4
Greatgrandparents 2 2 1 1 1 1     8/8
GreatX2-grandparents   3 3 2 2 1 4   15/16
GreatX3-grandparents   2 6 4 4   6 2 24/32
GreatX4-grandparents     12 6 6   6 4 34/64
GreatX5-grandparents     22 10 6     2 40/128
GreatX6-grandparents     43 18 4     2 67/256

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External links:

Cornwall - Isles of Scilly - London - England general - Ireland - New Zealand - Ulster - South Australia - Mecklenburg, Germany - Genetics & Evolution - other

New Zealand:  
Cornwall, England:  
Isles of Scilly, Cornwall.

Legg ancestry resource list page.

London  
 
England general:  
 
Ireland:  

 

Ulster:  
South Australia:  
Mecklenburg, Germany:  
 
Genetic History & Evolution links: Other links (miscellaneous):

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Index page

Ancestor Names

Birth place distributions

External links

Parents
Grandparents
Greatgrandparents

Extended lineages:

Legg from Scilly Isles, England.

Grantham from London area, England.

Richards from St Ives area in western Cornwall, England.
With an extension from Margaret Gaverigan in the 16th century to old Cornwall pedigreed families

Penno from Bodmin area in Cornwall via South Australia,
With an off-shoot (Schrap) from Mecklenburg, Germany.

Beggs and Smyth from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Harney and Dowling from Ireland via New Zealand's South Island.

Index page

Ancestor photographs

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Genetic information

Legg ancestry resource list
Malachy Harney descendants
Mary Beggs photographs and descendants.

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