Joseph Legree

1814–5 December 1888 (Age 74)
Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Legree was born in 1814, in Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Jean Baptiste Joseph Legry, was 40 and his mother, Mary Spiers, was 27. He married Elisabeth Inglis on 14 April 1837, in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Canterbury, New Zealand in 1841 and lived in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1871 and Melrose, Selkirkshire, Scotland in 1881. In 1861, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as woollen dyer. He died on 5 December 1888, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Joseph Legree
Elisabeth Inglis
Marriage: 14 April 1837
Francis Logree
Margaret Legree
Joseph Logree
Joseph Legree
Mary Logree
Elisabeth Logree
John Inglis Logree
Helen Logree
Jessie Agnes Logree
Christiana Logree

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World Events (8)

Age 1
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Age 1
First British missionaries arrive.
1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag
Age 20
A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.

Name Meaning

(1997: 141;2007: 487; 2010: 760)Altered form of French Legris . Compare Lagree .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (37)

  • Joseph Legree in entry for Joseph Legree, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Joseph Loogree, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Lague in entry for Francis Lague and Eliza Mcgee, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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