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    Covering all bases - William John LEGGETT

    Would sks check the outgoing passenger lists for me please.

    William John LEGGETT born 1832.

    In 1841 he is here with 2 aunts, his grandmother & a couple of cousins.
    Class:HO107; Piece 701; Book: 6; Folio: 36; Page: 18;

    In her will of 1848 his aunt Elizabeth MILES makes William her heir to inherit when he is 21.

    1851 finds him living with Samuel PARKES & family. Samuel was left running the works until William attained 21.
    Class: HO107; Piece: 1554; Folio: 282; Page: 35

    With some difficulty I have found the works in '61, '71 & '81 & can see no family connection. I am wondering if when William inherited, he sold up & moved abroad.

    The only other possiblity is a death registered in Strand Dist in 1856. If there is no other sign of him I'll send for that. If that is him I'm a little puzzled that there is no will.

    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by Oakum Picker; 26-09-09, 20:16. Reason: Incorrect year of birth
    Glen

    #2
    where was he born Glen??

    I'll have a look, though i'm not sure whether I have the ability to see the records.
    Julie
    They're coming to take me away haha hee hee..........

    .......I find dead people

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      #3
      Thanks Julie. He was born Bermondsey. 31 Great Maze Pond to be precise. Amazingly the road is still there running through Guy's Hospital.
      Last edited by Oakum Picker; 26-09-09, 20:19. Reason: Additional info.
      Glen

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        #4
        Sorry Glen

        I only can see incoming passenger lists.
        Julie
        They're coming to take me away haha hee hee..........

        .......I find dead people

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          #5
          Glen there's a William Leggett born ca 1831 travelled 16/2/1856 but he appears to be an American returning.

          There's this one travelling with 2 other Leggett's but younger than the age you have for him.

          NY passenger list 1820 - 1957
          Departure Liverpool 16/5/1854 on North American
          William Leggett 21 mechanic
          Ann Legett 20
          Benj Leggett 28 mechanic
          All from England to inhabit USA
          Jay

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            #6
            Same as me Julie. Thanks anyway.

            Thanks Jay for looking. Neither of those fit. I'll have to go for the death cert.
            Glen

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              #7
              There's a couple of John's but they travelled before 1851.

              There's a John born ca 1833 with Fanny born ca 1831 travelling 15/9/1856, but again they appear to be American returning.
              Jay

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                #8
                There's nothing under Leggott, or any jumping out on the US census either.
                Jay

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                  #9
                  Thanks for all those Jay. It was a bit of a long shot; it's just that no-one else seems to have benefitted from his good fortune. Perhaps the solicitors or executors diddled him out of his inheritance or perhaps he received it & gambled it all away.LOL
                  Glen

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                    #10
                    i would contact westminster archives and ask them if they can locate a burial. ive done it before i ordered certs, and they are very nice.

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                      #11
                      Thanks for that Kyle. Wouldn't that be a bit of a job for them though as I only have the registration district.
                      Glen

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                        #12
                        the church will most likely be st ann's soho. my family are in the strand registration district, and theyre events were at this church.

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