Martha Ligget

1 May 1785–1 June 1791
Belper, Derbyshire, England

The Life of Martha

When Martha Ligget was christened on 1 May 1785, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, her father, William Ligget, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Fouk, was 22. She was buried in Duffield, Derbyshire, England.

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Family Time Line

William Ligget
1760–
Elizabeth Fouk
1763–1838
Martha Ligget
1785–1791
William John Leggat
1787–
Hannah Ligget
1788–
Dorothy Ligget
1790–
Martha Ligget
1792–
William Ligget
1795–
Ellen Ligget / Leggott
1800–1913
Isaac Ligget
1802–
Abraham Ligget
1808–

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World Events (2)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English (now found mainly in northern Ireland): topographic name from Middle English lidyate ‘gate in a fence between plowed land and meadow’ (Old English hlid-geat ‘swing-gate’), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, as for example Lidgate in Suffolk or Lydiate in Lancashire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Leggit, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Martha Ligget, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Martha Logget, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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