Ancestors of Frederick Legg (Great grandfather of Graeme Legg)

This page details information about the ancestors of my paternal great grandparent, Frederick William Legg, born in the Scilly Isles in Cornwall, England and emigrated to New Zealand.

This initial page covers the index of names, plus details on the initial four generations from great grandparent to great x4 grandparents. Subsequent generations from greatx5 grandparents are included on the second page.

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. The next 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. This page covering the Legg line from the 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.

For all descendants with the "Legg" surname descended from a "Legg" from the Isles of Scilly, I also maintain an Legg ancestry resource list page and an early Legg information page. 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.

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Dowling
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Ancestor Surnames in this line
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The information on this site is sourced from official certificates, parish records and partially from research by others recorded on the attached linked internet sites for the Woodcock and Tregarthen lines supplemented by Cornwall Family History Society records.

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Ancestor Names.

Surnames included on this page: Chapman - Davie - Davies - Davis - Gibson - Hendower - Legg (2)- Mumford - Nichols - Oats - Odger - Robinson - Tregarthen (2)- Treweek - Urrin - Watts (2) - Woodcock

Paternal ancestors via father Legg (Mervyn) and paternal grandfather Legg (Sydney)

great
gr.parents
great x2
gr.parents
great x3
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great x4
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great x5
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great x6
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great x7
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Extended Lines

~Legg
(Frederick)
~ Legg
(William)
~Legg
(Tobias)
~Legg
(James)
~Legg
(Tobias)

<as below>

~Legg
(Gilbert)

   
          ~Nichols
(Anne)
   
        ~Tregarthen
(Joyce)
~Tregerthen
(Hugh)
~Tregarthan
(William)

Tregarthen extended line

          ~Treweek
(Elizabeth)
~Treweek
(Mathusalem)
 
            ~(?)
(Sarah)
 
      ~Chapman
(Elizabeth)
       
    ~Davis
(Elizabeth)
~Davis
(William)
~Davis
(Richard)
     
        ~(?)
(Elizabeth)
     
      ~Robinson
(Mary)
       
  ~Woodcock
(Mary)
~Woodcock
(Richard)
~Woodcock
(William)
~Woodcock
(George)
~Woodcock
(William)
   
          ~Odger
(Joan)
   
        ~Gibson
(Sarah)
~Gibson
(John)
   
          ~(?)
(Joan)
   
      ~Watts
(Elizabeth)
~Watts
(Anthony)
~Watts
(Anthony)
   
          ~Watts
(Joyce)
~Watts
(Francis)
 
            ~Tregerthen
(Joyce)
 
        ~Mumford
(Elizabeth)
~Mumford
(Clement)
   
          ~(?)
(Ann)
   
    ~Legg
Fanny
~Legg
(Zacharias)
~Legg
(Tobias)

<as above>

xxxxxxx

xxxxxxx

 
      ~Davies
(Mary)
~Davies
(James)
~Davies
(John)
   
          ~Oats
(Ann)
   
        ~Urin
(Avis)
     
Grantham
(Kate)
See Grantham
ancestors
           
great
gr.parents
great x2
gr.parents
great x3
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great x4
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great x5
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great x6
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great x7
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Extended Lines

 

Extended Lines

Tregarthen extended line (from William Tregarthen)

Roots Web Internet site for Tregarthen lines


Great x2 grandparents:

16. William Legg

Born: 2 August 1841 at Hugh Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Sea captain / Master mariner.
Married:
Mary Woodcock in St Michael's church, Liverpool, England on 17 June 1866.
Died: 10 March 1916 at Wesley Cottage, Heamoor, Madron, Cornwall, England (Penzance district), age 74, of a cerebral haemorhage (Brother
Edmund was informant on death certificate).

Parents: Tobias Legg and Elizabeth Davis.
Son:
Frederick William Legg - other children.

Siblings

17. Mary Woodcock

Born: 1 May 1845 in St Mary, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Maiden name: Mary Woodcock
Married:
William Legg in St Michael's church, Liverpool, England on 17 June 1866.

Parents: Richard Woodcock and Fanny Legg.
Son:
Frederick William Legg.

Children:

  1. Frederick William. Born 13 March 1868 in St Mary's, Scilly Isles, Cornwall.
  2. Raymond Roger. Born c.1871 in St Mary's, Scilly Isles, Cornwall.
  3. Gertrude E. Born c. 1873 in Liverpool, England. In 1901 census was unmarried, living at home and a music teacher.
  4. Mary. Born c.1877 in Liverpool, England. Was still living with parents in 1901 census.
  5. William R. Born c.1879 in Liverpool, England.
  6. Sydney R. Born c. 1880 in St Just, Cornwall, England. In 1901 census was a Tailers cutter, boarding at 65 Brewer St, Woolich, London.

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Great x3 grandparents:

32. Tobias Legg

Baptised: 2 August 1812 at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Master Mariner.
Married:
Elizabeth Davis on 5 July 1841 at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Died: 2 December 1891 at Hugh Town, St Mary's (age 79 - found dead, presumably of heart failure per coroner's report).

Parents: James Legg and Elizabeth Chapman.
Son:
William Legg - other children.

Siblings

33. Elizabeth Davis

Born: c. 1815 at St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall.
Maiden name: Elizabeth Davis.
Married:
Tobias Legg on 5 July 1841 at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Died: 16 November 1885 at Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, age 70, of "stomach disease".

Parents: William Slayton Davis and Mary Elizabeth Robinson.
Son:
William Legg.

Siblings

Children:

  1. William.
  2. Edmund. Baptised 27 December 1851. Occupation: Linen draper. Died age 66 at Penzance on 28 June 1918, at 11 Main Street, Heamoor, Madron (in 1916 was witness to death of brother William).
    Children:
    (i) E.G. LEGG (daughter) (living with her father at his death).

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Son: William Legg.

34. Richard Woodcock

Christened: 12 March 1815 at Isles of Scilly Parish, Cornwall.
Married: Fanny Legg on 22 August 1844 at St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Joiner.
Died: 23 October 1880 at Church Town, St Just, Cornwall (age 65 years, of paraplegia over 3 years). Grandson
Frederick William Legg in attendance.

Parents: William Woodcock and Elizabeth Watts.
Daughter:
Mary Legg.

35. Fanny Legg

Baptism: 20 October 1822 at St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Maiden name: Fanny Legg
Married: Richard Woodcock on 22 August 1844 at St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Died: 22 August 1904 at Penzance, age 81 (of senile decay & heart failure) at house of son in law (Wesley Cottage, Hacamoor, Madron).

Parents: Zacharias Legg and Mary Davies.
Daughter:
Mary Legg

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Great x4 grandparents:

64. James Legg

Baptised: 25 July 1770 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Licensed pilot.
Married:
Elizabeth Chapman on 3 August 1797 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Second marriage as widower to Mary Duff (widow) on 7 December 1827 at Tresco.
Died: 7 December 1853 at Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (age 83, of "natural decay").

Parents: Tobias Legg and Joyce Tregarthen.
Son:
Tobias Legg - other children.

Siblings

65. Elizabeth Chapman

Maiden name: Elizabeth Chapman.
Married:
James Legg on 3 August 1797 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.

Son: Tobias Legg.

Children:

  1. John. Baptised: 10 February 1800. Married Jane RICHARDS on 22 July 1826 at Isles of Scilly.
    Children:
    (i) Elizabeth (Betsy) Jane LEGG. (School mistress) bap 6 May 1827. Mar JENKINS.
    (ii) Catherine LEGG. bap 29 Jan 1829.
    (iii) James LEGG. bap 19 Oct 1832.
    (iv) Rebecca LEGG. (tailoress) b c. 1838.
  2. Joyce. Baptised: 16 October 1802. Married Alexander GIBSON on 7 August 1825 at Isles of Scilly.
    Children:
    (i) Joice. bap 6 April 1826 at Isles of Scilly.
    (ii) James. bap 17 February 1828 at Isles of Scilly.
    (iii) Ann. bap 25 July 1830 at Isles of Scilly.
    (iv) Elizabeth. bap 25 June 1832 at Isles of Scilly.
    (v) Alexander. bap 15 May 1835 at Isles of Scilly.
    (vi) Jane Kirkpatrick. Married
    Edwin Lewis DAVIS (second wife) on 24 February 1872 at Isles of Scilly.
  3. James. Baptised: 28 July 1805.
  4. William. Baptised: 5 June 1808.
  5. .Tobias

66. William Slayter Davis

Baptised: 1778 at St. Boltoph without Aldgate, London, London.
Married: Mary Elizabeth Robinson on 12 July 1806 at St Mary Magdelene, Bermondsey, London.
Occupation: Tin plate worker, Farmer, Mariner. Was light house keeper on St Agnes for a period.
Died: 27 November 1863 of "old age certified" at Scilly. (Listed as "superannuit lightkeeper". Son in law Tobias Legg was present at death).
Buried: December 1863, age 86. (Photo of gravestone is available)

Parents: Richard Davis and Elizabeth (?).
Daughter: Elizabeth Legg - other children.

67. Mary Elizabeth Robinson

Born: c. 1778.
Maiden name: Mary Elizabeth Robinson.
Married: William Slater Davis on 12 July 1806 at St Mary Magdelene, Bermondsey, London.

Daughter: Elizabeth Legg.

Children:

  1. Mary Anne. Baptised 1 November 1807 at St Savior, Southwark, London. Married Ralph GYLES on 24 June 1828.
    ...Later married John LEGG (pilot born c. 1803 at St Agnes, Isles of Scilly).
    Children to Ralph GYLES:
    (i) William. Born c. 1828. Married: Elizabeth.
    (ii) Edwin. Baptised 13 May 1832 at Isles of Scilly.
    Children born to John LEGG:
    (iii) John McKenzie LEGG. bap 27 Dec 1850.
  2. Edwin Lewis. Baptised 30 May 1813 at Isles of Scilly. Married Jane LEGG on 22 July 1837. Living at Garrison Hill, St Mary's on marriage. Was lighthouse keeper on St Agnes in 1841.
    Children to Jane:
    (i) William Slater. Born c. 1838.
    (ii) Mary Anne. Born c. 1840.
    (iii) Thomas Legg. Born c. 1841. Died 24 June 1872 (age 31).
    (iv) Edwin Lewis. Born c. 1842. ~ was a Master Mariner and seems to have worked on the shipping lines from the UK down to South America. He drowned in 1897 off the coast of southern Brazil when his ship (the Martha C Craig) was wrecked. Second marriage was to Jane Kirkpatrick Gibson in 24 Feb 1872, her father was Alexander Gibson and her mother Joice Legg daughter of James Legg (this later info courtesy of Matt Davis)
    (v) Sarah Elizabeth. Born c. 1844.
    (vi) Jemina Anne. Born c. 1846.
    Second marriage on 20 December 1847 to Martha Hutchings, of Agnes (daughter of Samuel Hutchings, "Labourer").
    Children to Martha:
    (vii) John Hutchings. b 1848. Married Jane Stiddiford LEGG.
    (viii) Thirza. b 1849
    (ix) Charles Royer. b 1851. Died 7 October 1878 (age 27).
    (x) Eva. b1854,
    (xi) Emma. b 1856. Died 10 December 1856 (age 9 months).
    (xii) Emma. b 1857
    (xiii) Samuel James. b 1859
    (xiv) Martha Mary. b 1860.
    (xv) Alberta Sarah. b 1864. Died 18 November 1884 (age 20).
    (xvi) Lewis Edwin. b 1867.
  3. Elizabeth. Born: c. 1815 at St Agnes, Isles of Scilly.

68. William Woodcock

Baptism: 7 May 1780 at St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Farmer.
Married: Elizabeth Watts on 7 November 1805 at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Died: 18 April 1863 at Porth Low, St Mary's (age 82 years, of heart disease). Son Anthony Woodcock present at death.
Burial: 20 April 1863.

Parents: George Woodcock and Sarah Gibson
Son: Richard Woodcock

Siblings

69. Elizabeth Watts

Baptised: 13 April 1781 at St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Maiden name: Elizabeth Watts
Married: William Woodcock on 7 November 1805 at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Died: 6 June 1855 at Porthlow, St Marys. Buried on 9 June.

Parents: Anthony Watts and Elizabeth Mumford.
Son:
Richard Woodcock

Siblings

Children:

  1. William. b. 1806, d. 28 January 1884. Married Elizabeth WATTS (b. c. 1802, d. 17 August 1876)
    Children:
    (i) William b. c.1825, d. 4 June 1863. Married Selina Jane PHILLIPS (b. c.1830).
    (ii) Anne Rosevere.b. 1828
    (iii) George. b. c.1831, d. 11 October 1867.
    (iv) Elizabeth. b. c. 1834. Married Thomas Jenkin PENDER (b. c.1831)
    (v) Jane. b. c.1836, d. 13 August 1844.
    (vi) Methusalem. b. 1838, d. February 1840.
    (vii) Ann. b. c.1843. Married Francis WATTS (b. c. 1844).
  2. Charlotte. b. c. 1808.
  3. Elizabeth. b. 1810, d. 22 November 1875. Married James WOODCOCK b. c. 1803, d. May 1883.
    Children:
    (i) Elizabeth. b. c.1833.
    (ii) William. b. c.1838, d. 27 January 1843.
    (iii) James. b. c.1837, d. 27 January 1843.
    (iv) James. b. c.1846, d. 2 August 1864.
    (v) William. b. c.1845 d. 2 August 1864.
  4. Richard. Baptised 12 March 1815.
  5. Mary. b. c.1818.
  6. Anthony. b. c. 1819, d. 30 June 1894. Married Avis Legg (see details plus children).

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70. Zacharias Legg

Baptised: 2 October 1783 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Farmer of 10 acres at Trewinee.
Married:
Mary Davies on 9 September 1808 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Second marriage as widower on 14 March 1846 to Elizabeth McFarland (spinster, baptised 31 December 1795 - father Walter McFarland, farmer; mother Eleanor.).
Died: 4 June 1867 at Trewinne, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (age 83, of "old age").

Parents: Tobias Legg and Joyce Tregarthen.
Daughter:
Fanny Woodcock - other children.

Siblings

71. Mary Davies

Baptised: 27 January 1788 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England..
Maiden name: Mary Davies.
Married:
Zacharias Legg on 9 September 1808 at Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.
Died: between 1831 and 1841.

Parents: James Davies and Avis Urin.
Daughter:
Fanny Woodcock.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Mary Anne. Baptised 8 January 1809 at Isles of Scilly. Married Francis WOODCOCK on 26 February 1835. Died 18 July 1877. Francis was baptised on 1809 and died on 18 August 1897.
    Children:
    (i)
    Francis. b. 6 May 1836, d. 17 August 1915. Married Joyce TREGEAR (b. c. 1838)
    (ii) George. b. c. 1840, d. 21 November 1897. Married Caroline JENKINS (b. 1834, d. 15 June 1915)
    (iii) Joseph. b. c. 1845, d. 7 October 1918. Married Elizabeth TREWEEK (b. c. 1845, d. 16 June 1891)
    (iv) Jane. b. c. 1847, d. 1921.
    (v) Zacharias James. b. 1848, d. 11 September 1871.
  2. Joice Tregarthan. Baptised 2 October 1813 at Isles of Scilly. Married Stephen EDWARDS on 28 November 1839 in St Mary's. Stephen (son of Joseph Edwards and Matha Dowling) was born on 1 February 1814 and died in April 1892. See Edwards family webpage for details of Stephen Edwards genealogy.
  3. Avis Davis. Baptised 2 October 1813 at Isles of Scilly. Married Anthony WOODCOCK. Avis died in June 1885. Anthony was born c. 1819 and died in June 1894.
    Children:
    (i) James. b. c. 1845.
    (ii) Emma. b. c. 1848.
    (ii) Anthony. b. c. 1850.
    (iii) Joshua. b. c. 1851, d. 28 April 1819. Married Emma Bluett WILLIAMS
    (b. c.1853, d. 1 October 1936)
    (iv) Margaret. b. 23 February 1853, d. 2 February 1940. Married George WOODCOCK (b. c.1847, d. 2 July 1903)
  4. Rebekah. Baptised 26 December 1818 at Isles of Scilly (Wesleyn church). Probably died young.
  5. Rebecca. Baptised 1 March 1820 at Isles of Scilly (Wesleyn church). Married John STIDEFORD (born on Bryher Isles of Scilly) in 1846.
    Children (this list not complete):
    (i) Sophia. Born c. 1849.
    (ii) John J. Born c. 1858.
    (iii) Elizabeth. Born c. 1859.
    (iv) Rebecca. Born c. 1864.
  6. Fanny. Baptised 20 October 1822 at Isles of Scilly (Wesleyn church).
  7. Jane. Baptised 11 March 1825 at Isles of Scilly. Married Frederick WOODCOCK (b. c.1819)
    Children:
    (i)
    Frederick. b. 1848, d. 9 February 1849.
    (ii) Sarah. b. 1851, d. 14 October 1875. Married William SAYERS (b. c.1839).
    (iii) Janet. b. 1851.
    (iv) Phoebe.b c.1857, d. 2 October 1860.
    (v) Kate. b. c.1859.
    (vi) Phoebe. b. 1861. Married Frederick Steven STEPHENS. ( A daughter Violet STEPHENS married William Henry NELSON.)
    (vii) Frederick. b. c.1865.
  8. Heneretta. (Harriet). Baptised 13 June 1827 at Isles of Scilly (Wesleyn church). Married Thomas WILLIAMS (born c. 1826 in St Mary's) in 1846.
    Children (this list not complete):
    (i) Josephine. Born c. 1852 at Gosport, Hampshire.
    (ii) Harriet. Born c. 1854 at Isle of Wright.
    (iii) Sarah. Born c. 1857 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.
  9. Tamazina (or Thomasina). Baptised 31 August 1831 at Isles of Scilly (Wesleyn church). Marrried in July 1854 Samuel BARNES (engine fitter, son of John BARNES, miner).

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