Item 4 - Lease: Robert Legge to Philip Oakden

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Lease: Robert Legge to Philip Oakden


  • 1833 (Creation)

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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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Philip Oakden (1784-1851), merchant, banker and social worker, was the son of Philip Oakden of Stydd, Derbyshire, England, and his wife Mary, née Huerdd. He emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in the 'Forth' in November 1833, and next year was elected to the board of directors to organize the establishment of the independent Tamar Bank in Launceston. For more information see:

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

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Lease for 1 year, Robert Legge to Philip Oakden dated 25 December 1833
Robert Legge of Launceston to Philip Oakden, co-partner of Robert Pardner of Manchester Co. Lanes. G.B., lease for 1 year of 5 acres 22 perches with 2 brick buildings in Launceston, on Patersons Plains Road, Lyttleton St. & High St., bounded by allotments of Rev. W.H. Brown, Weedon and Wickham. (Solicitors Wickham &Hinsley).

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“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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