Alexander Legg

M, #7430, b. 9 March 1807, d. 26 January 1885
     Alexander Legg was born on 9 March 1807 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Legg and Elizabeth Stuart. Alexander Legg was baptized on 14 March 1807 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was a crofter and farmer.
He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Legg, 30; Elisabeth Stewart, 75; James Legg, 5; Alexander Legg, 15; Alexander Legg, 10; Jean Coul, 15; Jane Gray, 15.2
He married Isabella Fordyce at Bauds, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 August 1842.3,4
He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at 4 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Legg, head; Isabella Legg, wife; Elizabeth Legg, daughter; Alexander F Legg, son; George Legg, son; James Legg, son; Margret Russell, servant; William Fordyce, nephew.5
He was the informant for, and present at, Ann Legg's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 January 1861.6,7
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 73 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Legg, head; Isabella Legg, wife; Elizabeth Legg, daughter; Alexr Forbes Legg, son; George Legg, son; William Legg, son; Isabel Legg, daughter; Jean Ann Legg, daughter; Ann Legg, daughter; John Fordyce, boarder.8

He was listed as head of household 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.9
Alexander died on 26 January 1885 at 100 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 77.10,11

Child of Alexander Legg

Children of Alexander Legg and Isabella Fordyce

Citations

  1. [S7871] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Legg, male. Birth: 9 MAR 1807. Christening: 14 MAR 1807 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Legg. Mother: Elizabeth Stewart."
  2. [S7888] 1841, Scottish Census, "Alexander Legg, male, age 30, born in county, farmer, resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S6360] Alexander Legg, Isabella Fordyce, Surname: Legg. Forename: Alexander. Spouse Name: Isabel Fordyce. Date: 18/08/1842. Parish Number: 150. Ref: 50 456. Parish: Cullen.
  4. [S7878] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Legg, male. Spouse: Isabel Fordyce. Marriage: 18 AUG 1842, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  5. [S7886] 1851, Scottish census, "Alexander Legg, head, married, male, age 43, born in Banffshire Portknockie, farmer of 12 acres ... , resident at 4 Portknockie."
  6. [S6359] Ann Legg, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Ann Legg 1861, January Eighth 11h 30m P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: Alexander Legg, Crofter. Mother: Isabella Legg M. S. Fordyce, married 1842 August 18th in Bauds (Rathven). Informant: Alexander Legg, Father, present. Registered: 1861, January 15th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  7. [S7884] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Ann Legg, female. Birth: 8 JAN 1861 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Legg. Mother: Isabella Fordyce."
  8. [S7887] 1861, Scottish Census, "Alexander Legg, head, married, male, age 52, born in Banffshire, Rathven (Originally: Banffshire - Portknockie), crofter farming 25 acres, resident at 73 Portknockie."
  9. [S6437] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexander Legg, head, married, male, age 62, born in Portknockie, Banff, farmer of 32 acres arable employing 1 man & 1 boy, resident at 100 Portknockie."
  10. [S7867] Alexander Legg, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Legg, Crofter (Married to Isabella Fordyce), died 1885, January Twenty-Sixth 10h 45m P.M. at 100 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 67 (sic) years, Father: James Legg Crofter (Deceased), Mother: Elizabeth Legg M.S. Stewart (Deceased), Cause of death: General Debility 1 year, Bed sores 2 months, as Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M., Informant: William Legg, Son (Present), Registered: 1885, January 27th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  11. [S940] Carolyn Hatt, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Carolyn Hatt of Broadstairs, England.