Mary  Legge

Mary Legge

Female - 1715    Has no ancestors and no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Mary Legge 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Mar 1715  Dartmouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I268975  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2001 

    Family Henry Goodricke,   b. 24 Oct 1642, Ribston Hall Co, York. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1705, Brentford Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1668 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F108751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Sir Henry Goodricke In 1668 he married Mary, daughter of Colonel Sir William Legge, "the faithful servant of Charles I.," and sister to George Legge, who was elevated to the Peerage, 2nd December 1682, as Baron Dartmouth .
      Lady Goodricke also shared the excitement and dangers with Sir Henry
      The following note by Sir John Reresby is interesting: -
      " 1681. Nov. 5th I told the King the story of Sir Henry Goodricke, then ambassador in Spain, whom I called brother, of whom I had received a late account, that going out to shoot some miles from Madrid, on his return home he lighted upon some thieves that had set upon a coach full of ladies, with an intent to rob them; but before they could effect it, Sir Henry and his followers attacked them, wounded some and dispersed the rest, and rescued the ladies."

      "1683. Feb. 10th. Paris.
      A courier who arrived upon Wednesday night last from Madrid brings a confirmation of the report which hath run here for some time, that they are resolved in Spain to forbid the use of the English manufactures, and the letters from thence also say that Sir Henry Goodricke is departed in some haste and that he hath left my lady to follow him some days after."


      Letter from Lord Preston to his Aunt Mrs. Graham.
      "1683. March 6th. Paris.
      I received letters yesterday from Madrid. Which tell me that the 28th of January last my Lady Goodricke left Madrid and joined Sir Henry upon the road some ten leagues from thence, and continued their journey together homewards. I expect them here in a few days, having yesterday received a packet of letters for Sir Henry. From Spain."

      Letter from Lord Preston to Sir H. Goodricke.
      "1683. March 24th. Paris.
      I hope this will find you and my lady safely arrived at London; the notice of which would be very acceptable to me. I had the misfortune to be detained by some business a little too long that morning which you left Paris, so that I got to your lodging just a quarter of an hour after you had left it. Which was a very great trouble to me that I was deprived of the happiness of seeing yourself and my lady before you left this place."

      In the chapel on the south wall is a tablet bearing the following inscription

      THIS ANCIENT FREE CHURCH OF St ANDREW WAS
      REPAIRED AND EMBELLISHED BY Sir HENRY GOODRICKE
      IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF KING WILLIAM OUR DELIVERER
      FROM POPERY AND SLAVERY WHO WITH MARY HIS
      BELOVED WIFE DESIGN TO BE INTERRED IN GOD'S
      APOINTED TIME IN THE NEW VAULT AT THE WEST END
      OF 'THIS CHURCH. SHE WAS DAUGHTER TO COLL:
      LEGGE AND SISTER TO GEORGE La DARTMOUTH
      AND HAS LIVED WITH HER HUSBAND
      IN GREAT UNION NEARE 36 YEARES
      1703.
      This slab was formerly on the front of the Communion-table.


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