John Clegg

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John Clegg was christened on 4 January 1804, in St Mary's Church, Oldham, Lancashire, England.

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Sources (2)

  • John Clegg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Clegg, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"

World Events (3)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Clegg, from Old Norse kleggi ‘haystack’, originally the name of a nearby hill. Alternatively, a nickname from Middle English clege and Older Scots cleg, gleg ‘gadfly, horsefly’ (Old Norse kleggi), presumably for an irritating person. The name was taken to Ulster in the early 18th century.

Manx: variant of Clague , which in Lancashire and Cumbria have occasionally been absorbed into Clegg.

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

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