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Reginald Francis Legg

Reginald Francis Legg

Male 1873 - 1955  (81 years)


  • Name Reginald Francis Legg  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth 22 Sep 1873  32 Alexandra Rd, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 6, 7
    • 7th of the 8 children of Henry Simpson Legg, architect, surveyor & district surveyor, b Islington abt 1831, d 23 Dec 1906 (son of George Legg, b Reading abt 1799, d Fern Cottage, Hampstead, 12 Mar 1882, district surveyor); and Marie Amelia Aulagnier, b Sèvres, France, abt 1838, death reg Hampstead 3Q1924 (dau of J F Aulagnier, banker); marr St George Hanover Square 21 Aug 1862; resid 1871 at 32 Boundary Rd, Hampstead, with 5 children Florence Marie, 6; Miriam Ada, 5; Herbert Alfred, 4; Edward Harry, 2; Percy Aulagnier, 1: + 3 serv. (1st child Henry Arthur, b 04 Jun 1863, d 1Q1864; 8th child Charles James Simpson bapt 18 Jan 1877)
    • Marriage of parents: Legg-Aulagnier - On the 21st inst. [Aug 1862], at St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Rev. J. B. Owen, M.A., incumbent of St. Jude's, Chelsea, Henry Simpson, eldest son of George Legg, Esq., of No. 14, Westbourne-place, Eaton-square, to Mary, youngest daughter of J. F. Aulagnier, Esq., formerly of Geneva, Switzerland, late banker at Paris. [Morning Post, 26 Aug 1862]
    Reginald Francis Legg (1873-1955)
    Reginald Francis Legg (1873-1955)
    Birth register
    Baptism 20 Oct 1874  Holy Trinity, Finchley Rd, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • 1874, Oct. 20th / Reginald Francis / Henry Simpson & Maria / Legg / Hampstead / Gentleman / H. Sharpe, Vicar. [Parish Register]
    • His father Henry Legg was the architect of Holy Trinity church, built in 1871
    Reginald Francis Legg (1873-1955)
    Reginald Francis Legg (1873-1955)
    Baptism register
    Residence Apr 1881  80 Alexandra Rd, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • with parents: Henry S Legg, 50 b Islington, architect & surveyor, distr. secry & archt. to Christ's Hospital; Marie A, 43 b France; 5 siblings, all b Hampstead: Florence M, 16; Miriam A, 15; Edward H, 12; Percy A, 11; Charles James Simpson, 4; + 3 serv.
    Education 1885 - 1891  St Paul's School, Cheapside, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6
    • Legg, Reginald Francis (Sept. 22, 1873), son of H. S., architect, 14, Prince Arthur's Road, South Hampstead. Left in Army A., July, 1891. Royal Military College, Sandhurst, December, 1891; 2nd Lt., Prince of Wales' (Leinster) Regiment, May 20, 1893; Lieut., September 4, 1894; Capt., Jul 5, 1899 (as Legge). [Admission Registers of St. Pauls School, 1876-1905; ed. Robert Barlow Gardiner; London, George Bell & Sons, 1906]
    Education 1891 - 1893  Sandhurst Find all individuals with events at this location ; Royal Military College  [4, 6
    Residence Apr 1891  14 Prince Arthur Rd, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • with parents Henry S Legg, 60 b Islington, architect; Marie A, 53 b Sevres, near Paris; + siblings Miriam A, 25; Herbert A, 24, architect's adjutant; Edward H, 23, architect's student; Percy A, 21, army; Charles J, 14; + 3 serv.
    Occupation 1893 - 1920  Army Officer, Leinster Regt  [4, 5, 6
    Post/Rank/Title 20 May 1893  2nd Lieutenant  [6
    Post/Rank/Title 04 Sep 1894  Lieutenant  [6
    Post/Rank/Title 05 Jul 1899  Captain  [6
    • From 06 Oct 1902, Adjutant, 2nd Volunteer Battalion (late 14th Lancs), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, at Bolton. [Army List, 4Q1907]
    Marriage abt Feb 1900  Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rose Eleanor Faris, 1879-1936  [11
    • Rosalind (aka Rose) Faris (1879-1936), daughter of Selim Faris (1826-1908), sometime Turkish consul in Paris, and grand-daughter of the scholar and writer Faris Shidyaq (1804-1887). They had 4 children. There was a much publicised divorce in 1924.
    Residence abt 1902 - 1908  Bolton Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    • birth place of 3 children
    Name Change 1904  Reginald Francis Legge  [6, 13, 14
    • His brother Herbert Alfred, an architect like his father, uncle and grandfather, also changed his name from Legg to Legge.
    Post/Rank/Title 12 Jul 1911  Major  [15, 16
    • In Jun 1914 was Brigade Major of 1st London Infantry Brigade. [Army List]
    Residence abt 1913 - 1920  5 Ashburn Place, South Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    Decoration 1917  DSO  [3, 4, 5
    Post/Rank/Title - 1918  Lieutenant-Colonel  [15, 17
    Post/Rank/Title 06 Dec 1918  Brigadier-General  [3, 5, 17
    • Brigadier-General, Quarter-Master-General's Branch: Legge, Brevet Lt.-Col. (temp. Brig-Gen. 6 Dec 18), R.F., D.S.O., Leinster Reg., s. .. 1 Mar 19 [Army List, 1920]
    Decoration 1919  CBE  [3, 4, 5
    Marriage est 1924    [18
    Hélène Emilie Vrancken,   b. abt 1895, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1961, Westminster Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1925 - 1948  Director of Electricity Companies  [4
    • Brig.-Genl. Reginald Francis Legge, C.B.E., D.S.O., Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, S.W.1, is a director of the:
      - British Power and Light Corporation (1929), Limited.
      - East Suffolk Electricity Distribution Company, Limited.
      - Electricity Distribution of North Wales and District, Limited (appointed by H.M. Treasury).
      - North Wales Power Company, Limited (appointed by H.M. Treasury).
      - Ringwood Electric Supply Company, Limited.
      - South Somerset and District Electricity Company, Limited.
      - Trent Valley and High Peak Electricity Company, Limited.
      - West Hampshire Electricity Company, Limited.
      [Directory of Directors, 1935]
    Residence 1926  10 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    Residence 1931  3 St John's Wood Park, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    Residence 1939  Mamfield House, Spaniards Close, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • passengers on P&O "Markunda" arr London 09 Jun 1939: Reginald F Legge, 60, Army Officer ret.; Helene E Legge, 44; emb Tangier, perm res England, UK address Mamfield House, Spaniards Close, London NW 11
    Residence Oct 1943  Hurn Farm, Ringwood Find all individuals with events at this location   [20
    Residence Dec 1950  2 Fitzjohn's Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 19
    Residence 1955  2 Fitzjohn's Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [21
    Death 24 Aug 1955  Brignoles, Var , France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Motor accident  [4, 21, 22
    • On Aug. 24, 1955, in France, as the result of a motor accident, Brigadier-General Reginald Francis Legge, C.B.E., D.S.O., Comp.I.E.E., of 2, Fitzjohn's Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, London N.W.3. [The Times]
    Probate 02 Dec 1955  Lewes Find all individuals with events at this location ; £33,123 12s. 2d.  [22
    • Legge Reginald Francis C.B.E. D.S.O. of 2 Fitzjohns Mansions Netherhall Gardens Hampstead London died 25 August 1955 at Brignoles Var France Probate Lewes 3 December to Edward Veitch Atherton Scorer solicitor and Helene Emilie Legge widow. Effects £33123 12s. 2d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Legge, Brig.-General Reginald Francis. CBE 1919; DSO 1917. 4th s of Heneage S. Legge; m Hélène, d of Arthur Vrancken; two d ; died 24 Aug. 1955. Companion IEE 1932; Director: Radio and Television Trust Ltd, Airmec Ltd, A & MP (Wimbledon) Ltd, Cable & Electric Industries Ltd. Education: St Paul's School; RMC, Sandhurst. Career: Joined Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment; served in Nigeria, West Africa, 1898-99 (medal and 2 clasps); South Africa, 1900-02 (Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps); European War in France, 1914-18 (despatches six times, CBE, DSO, Bt Lt-Col); retd pay, 1920; Pres. Office of Reparation Commn, Wiesbaden, 1920-22; Treasury Director North Wales Power Company Ltd, and Electricity Distribution Co. of N. Wales, 1925-48; Director and General Manager British Power and Light Corporation and its subsidiary Companies, 1929-48. Member Council Incorporated Association Elec. Power Companies, 1925-48 (Pres. 1943 and 1944); Member of N. Wales and S. Cheshire Joint Electricity Authority, 1926-48; Member of Council of Electrical Development Association, 1931-48; Member Council, Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1935-38. Croix de Chevalier Légion d'Honneur; Officier Ordre de Leopold (Belgium); Croix de Guerre (Belgium); Grand officier Order of Aviz (Portugal); Commander of Order of St Maurice and Lazarus (Italy); Officier Ordre Instruction Publique (France). Publications: various guides to promotion and other military handbooks; Editor of the quarterly magazine Helios, 1929-1939. [Who Was Who]
    • In later life Reginald Francis Legg(e) claimed to be have been born in 1879 and to be the 4th son of Heneage S Legge.
      There were 2 men called Heneage Legge living around that time:
      * Hon. Heneage Legge, b Bromwich 03 Jul 1845, dsp 01 Nov 1911, unmarr;
      * Rt. Hon. William Heneage Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, b London 06 May 1851, d 11 Mar 1936, marr 18 Dec 1879, 5 children b 1881-1888.
      No evidence has been seen that Reginald was related to either of them, by parentage or otherwise.
    Person ID I4312  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 

    Family Hélène Emilie Vrancken,   b. abt 1895, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1961, Westminster Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Marriage est 1924    [18
    • possibly married abroad; marriage not traced in UK
    Notes 
    • elder dau Martine Françoise b abt 1925; engagement announced 11 Oct 1943 to Nigel John Brennand, Grenadier Guards; marriage reg Marylebone 2Q1956 to Raymond H E Burnaby; resid 1958 at 34 Glebe Place, Chelsea.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1302  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Sep 1873 - 32 Alexandra Rd, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 20 Oct 1874 - Holy Trinity, Finchley Rd, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 80 Alexandra Rd, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1885 - 1891 - St Paul's School, Cheapside, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Royal Military College - 1891 - 1893 - Sandhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 14 Prince Arthur Rd, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Rose Eleanor Faris, 1879-1936 - abt Feb 1900 - Brighton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1902 - 1908 - Bolton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1913 - 1920 - 5 Ashburn Place, South Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1926 - 10 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1931 - 3 St John's Wood Park, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - Mamfield House, Spaniards Close, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Oct 1943 - Hurn Farm, Ringwood Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1950 - 2 Fitzjohn's Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955 - 2 Fitzjohn's Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Motor accident - 24 Aug 1955 - Brignoles, Var , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £33,123 12s. 2d. - 02 Dec 1955 - Lewes Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Birth Certificate.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 4Q1873.

    3. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 22 Dec 1950.
      dau Regine

    4. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    5. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    6. [S20] School and College Registers, St Paul's.

    7. [S12] Passenger Lists, Markunda, 09 Jun 1939.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Holy Trinity, Hampstead, 20 Oct 1874.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 7 b Hampstead

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 17 b Hampstead

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Brighton, 1Q1900.

    12. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army List, 4Q1907.

    13. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Monthly Army List, Jan 1900.
      R F Legg

    14. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Monthly Army List, 1904.
      R F Legge

    15. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    16. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Monthly Army List, Jun 1914.

    17. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army List, 1920.

    18. [S09] Estimate.

    19. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    20. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 11 Oct 1943.
      dau Martine

    21. [S05] The Times, death notice, 29 Aug 1955.

    22. [S14] National Probate Calendar.