Alexander Forbes Legg

M, #7429, b. 29 September 1847
     Alexander Forbes Legg was born on 29 September 1847 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Legg and Isabella Fordyce. Alexander Forbes Legg was baptized on 5 October 1847 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was a crofter, farmer and carter.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 100 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Legg, head; Isabella Legg, wife; Alexander Legg, son; William Legg, son; Ann Legg, daughter; Elizabeth Gilmore, grand daughter; George Slater, servant.2
He married Helen Ranie Lee at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 January 1884.3 Alexander Forbes Legg was also known as Legge.
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Seaview Cottage, 102 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander F. Legg, head; Helen F. Legg, wife; Alexander F. Legg, son; Henry Legg, son; Isabella Legg, daughter; James Moir, servant.4

The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that Alexander Forbes Legg lived at 10 Bridge Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.5

Children of Alexander Forbes Legg and Helen Ranie Lee


  1. [S6433] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Forbes Legg, male. Birth: 29 SEP 1847. Christening: 05 OCT 1847 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Legg. Mother: Isabel Fordyce."
  2. [S6437] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexander Legg, son, unmarried, male, age 31, born in Portknockie, Banff, farm servant, resident at 100 Portknockie."
  3. [S5924] Alexander Forbes Legg to Helen Lee, Marriage entry, "1884 on the Twenty-Fifth day of January at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexander Forbes Legg, Crofter (Bachelor), age 35, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Legg, Crofter and Isabella Legg M.S. Fordyce. Hellen Lee, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents Henry Lee, Carrier and Ann Lee M.S. Wood. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William Legg Witness. George Lee Witness. Registered 1884 January 26th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S6432] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alexander F. Legg, head, married, male, age 41, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, farmer, employed, resident at Seaview Cottage, No 102 Portknockie, has 5 rooms with one or more windows."
  5. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 75: PORTKNOCKIE, "Legge, A.F., 10 Bridge Street", page 110: PORTKNOCKIE, BRIDGE STREET, "10, A.F. Legge, carter; A. Legge; George Simpson."