William John Leggett

20 February 1841–26 October 1926 (Age 85)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Leggett was born on 20 February 1841, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William John Leggett, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Howes, was 27. He married Ruth Elizabeth Worsdale on 2 January 1873, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and South Galson, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1926. He died on 26 October 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (3)

Do you know William John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William John Leggett
Ruth Elizabeth Worsdale
Marriage: 2 January 1873
William John Leggett
Henry Worsdale Leggett
Edith Ruth Leggett
Mary Jane Leggett
Joseph Harley Leggett
Mamie Leggett
Florence Elizabeth Leggett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1873Utah, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 2
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English legat, legate ‘delegate, ambassador, deputy’ (Old French legat), Latin legatus ‘one who is appointed or ordained’.English: variant of Legard , especially in Sussex, perhaps through confusion of the two names.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (41)

    • William Leggell in household of William Leggell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Luggett in entry for William Westphal and Florence Petersen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Leggit in entry for Edith Ruth Leggit, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.