Joseph Legree

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

The Life 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 New Zealand, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

14 April 1837
Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jean Baptiste Joseph Legry


    Mary Spiers




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.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 3

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
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

Americanized spelling of French Legris, a variant of gris ‘gray’, with the definite article le.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Lague in entry for Francis Lague and Eliza Mcgee, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jos. Logue in entry for Francis Logue and Elizabeth Magee, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Joseph Logree, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973"

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