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Fred Legg

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Newbie here looking for info on her grandfather.

Frederick John Legg born approx 1887 in Wiltshire.
Know mother's name was Annie. and as of 1916 she lived in Norton Bavant.

Fred had a brother possibly Victor and sister maybe Rose.

I know it isn't much to go on, but my grandfather left his family and headed to Canada, not sure when, but he did join the canadian army for WW1.

Can any of you be of help to me? I have no idea how to obtain any info about his family, and know there is family out there somewhere.

thanking you in advance....
 

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Hi Twisted Roots,

Looks like Fred on the 1901 census.

Civil parish Sutton Veny
RD Warminster
Sub RD Warminster
Address Coopers bottom

George Legg head age 30 occ ag. labourer born Dorset
Annie wife age 40 born Fiset? Wiltshire
Fred son age 12 born Warminster Wiltshire
William son age 9 born Pertwood? Wiltshire
Herbert son age 7 born Chippenham Wiltshire
Victor son age 3 born Sutton Veny Wiltshire
Rose dau age 1 born Sutton Veny Wiltshire
 

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Hi Twisted Roots,

Going back to the 1891 census its as though Fred was born Fred Andrews.

Civil parish Sutton Veny
RD Warminster
Sub RD Longbridge Deverill

Annie Andrews head age 26 occ ag lab born Telsit?
Fred Andrews son age 2 born Warminster

There is a marriage in 1891, district for a Sarah Ann Andrews and one of the grooms listed is a charles George Andrews. It may be that in the marriage register the middle name was entered first? Also a birth in 1889 for a Frederick John Andrews district Warminster.

It may be better to get one of Freds siblings birth certificates which will have the mothers maiden name.

Will have a look on the birth index later on the info needed for ordering a certificate.

These can be ordered online for £7.00 each, see link below.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
 

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Hi,

Theres these births.

Victor Albert Legg

Year 1897
Registration quarter Jul/Aug/Sep
District Warminster
Vol 5a
Page 133

Edith Rose Legg

Year 1900
Registration quarter Jan/Feb/Mar
Vol 5a
Page 140

Herbert Philip Legg

Year 1895
registration quarter Apr/May/Jun
District Chippenham
Vol 5a
Page 76
 

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Hi,

Theres these births.

Victor Albert Legg

Year 1897
Registration quarter Jul/Aug/Sep
District Warminster
Vol 5a
Page 133

Edith Rose Legg

Year 1900
Registration quarter Jan/Feb/Mar
Vol 5a
Page 140

Herbert Philip Legg (down as Philip Herbert Legg in the birth index)

Year 1895
registration quarter Apr/May/Jun
District Chippenham
Vol 5a
Page 76
 
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Oh my!!!!
I was not expecting such information in such a short time! It does look like the correct family.....will have to compare my notes later.
I am heading away for the weekend, but can't wait to get back to this!!!

THank you!!! Thank you!!!! From the bottom of my heart!!!! It's a start....let those brick walls fall down!!!!!! YIPPPEEEEEEE!!!!
 
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I have reason to believe that there may have been a George Legg married to an Annie Maria Ray approx 1882.
It was in my messy notes, so not too sure, but maybe someone could give that a look for me please.

More puzzle pieces, but not enough to build on yet.
 

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Hi Twisted Roots,

1882

District Romsey
County Hampshire/Wiltshire

Brides and Grooms listed

John Clark
Mary Ann Hitchcock
George Legg
Annie Maria Ray
 

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This look like Freds marriage

2nd Day of June 1919

Fredk John Legg age 29

Father

Geo Legg

Mother Sarah A Andrews

Bride Hilda Maude Lusty
 
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yes, that is my grandparents marriage. How did you find that info? I had reason to believe that they got married in Canada.
Question....back then, did people adoptor just "claim" the last name? Should I look for adoption papers for Fred, or assume that he just took George Legg's last name?
still confused,
twisted:D
 

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Hi twisted roots,

Legal adoptions didnt start until 1926. So on face value looks like he used Georges surname.

I use the Ancestry site which is where the marriage details was found.

Found these birth registrations.

Year 1889

Jan/Feb/Mar 1/4

Frederick John Andrews


District Warminster
Vol 5a
Page 141


Year 1888

Oct/Nov/Dec 1/4

Frederick John Andrews

District Hungerford
Vol 2c
Page 255

You can check out the details on the free bmd site.

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

To order certificates these cost £7.00 each see link below.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
 
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Hi
Don't get too hung up on ages. People used to alter their age to suit the occasion. It may be that his wife was a bit older than he, so he added a few years to make him look older. Birth dates were often entered as the year of death minus the age on death. If a lady was telling a lie, her birth date would be out. Sometimes info was given by a friend or relative and they gave the age they thought the person was. Many people could not read or write, so errors went un-noticed. Men lie about their age to join the Army, they said they were older. Then there are transcription errors.... and so on.

dave
 

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