Item 3 - Grant: William Patten to Robert Legge

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Grant: William Patten to Robert Legge


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Robert Vincent Legge (1803-1891) husband of Eliza Graves, née de Lapenotierre; son of Michael Legge, (1764-1834) barrister of Dublin. Legge arrived Tasmania on 12 August 1827 in the Medway with his five sisters, four of whom soon married; he was granted 1200 acres (486 ha) near Fingal which he named Cullenswood after his home in Ireland. Christ Church was built in 1847 on land, donated by Legge, which was sub-divided from “Cullenswood”.

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Prominent gentleman, member and on the committee of the Tasmanian Turf Club, subscribed to the building of a Presbyterian Church in Launceston c 1823. He also owned a sheep property at Norfolk Plains.
On His Majesty's Service: George Augustus Robinson's First Forty Years in England and Van Diemen's Land By Jacqueline D'Arcy

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Deposited by Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, (E.G. Butler), Launceston, 1968

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Grant: William Patten to Robert Legge 17 May 1833
Grant for 100 years from William Patten of Launceston, gent., to Robert Legge of Launceston, esq. of 3 acres with houses and appurts. in Launceston, corner of Brisbane St. and Lyttleton St., cons. £20. Signed, sealed and witnessed. Noted "exhibited 21.1.40

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