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Biography of George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691

1672 Battle of Solebay


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Ancestry

On 02 Mar 1642 [his father] William Legge -1670 and [his mother] Elizabeth Washington 1616-1688 (26) were married.

Around 1647 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 was born to [his father] William Legge -1670 and [his mother] Elizabeth Washington 1616-1688 (31).

On Nov 1667 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (20) and [his wife] Barbara Archbold Baroness Dartmouth 1650-1718 (17) were married.

On 13 Oct 1670 [his father] William Legge -1670 died at Minories. He was buried at Holy Trinity, Minories.

1672 Battle of Solebay

On 28 May 1672 Philip Carteret 1628-1672 (44) and Winston Churchill -1672 were killed at Solebay, Southwold.
Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (46) was killed. His son Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Sandwich 1648-1688 (24) succeeded 2nd Earl Sandwich. Mary Anne Boyle Countess Sandwich -1671 by marriage Countess Sandwich.
George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (25) fought.
Charles Harbord 1640-1672 (32) died. The inscription on his. Monument in Westminster Abbey reads ... Sr. Charles Harbord Knt. his Majesties Surveyor General, and First Lieutenant of the Royall James, under the most noble and illustrious captain Edward, Earle of Sandwich (46), Vice Admirall of England, which after a terrible fight maintained to admiration against a squadron of the Holland fleet for above six houres, neere the Suffolk coast, having put off two fireships, at last being utterly disSabled and few of her men remaining unhurt, was by a third unfortunately set on fire: but he (though he swam well) neglected to save himselfe as some did, and out of the perfect love to that worthy lord (whom for many yeares he had constantly accompanyed in all his honourable imployments, and in all the engagements of the former warr) dyed with him at the age of XXXIII, much bewailed of his father whom he never offended, and much beloved of all for his knowne piety, vertue, loyalty, fortitude and fidelity.
Captain John Cox -1672 was killed in action.
Admiral John Holmes 1640-1683 (32) fought as commander of HMS Rupert.

On 14 Oct 1672 [his son] William Legge 1st Earl Dartmouth 1672-1750 was born to George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (25).

In 1682 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (35) was created 1st Baron Dartmouth (1C 1682). [his wife] Barbara Archbold Baroness Dartmouth 1650-1718 (32) by marriage Baroness Dartmouth (1C 1682).

Before 1683 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 was appointed Admiral of the Fleet.

John Evelyn's Diary 1683 May. 01 May 1683. I went to Blackheath, to see the new fair, being the first procured by the Lord Dartmouth (36). This was the first day, pretended for the sale of cattle, but I think in truth to enrich the new tavern at the bowling-green, erected by Snape (39), his Majesty's (52) farrier, a man full of projects. There appeared nothing but an innumerable assembly of drinking people from London, peddlars, etc., and I suppose it too near London to be of any great use to the country.
March was unusually hot and dry, and all April excessively wet.
I planted all the out limits of the garden and long walks with holly.

John Evelyn's Diary 1683 June. 11 Jun 1683. The [his son] Lord Dartmouth (10) was elected Master of the Trinity House; son to George Legge (36), late Master of the Ordnance, and one of the grooms of the bedchamber; a great favorite of the Duke's (49), an active and understanding gentleman in sea affairs.

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 May. 26 May 1684. Lord Dartmouth (37) was chosen Master of the Trinity House, newly return'd with the fleete from blowing up and demolishing Tangier. In the sermon preach'd on this occasion, Dr. Can observ'd that, in the 27th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, the casting anchor out of the fore-ship had been cavill'd at as betraying total Ignorance : that it is very true our seamen do not do so, but in the Mediterranean their ships were built differently from ours, and to this day it was the practice to do so there.
Luxembergh was surrender'd to the French, which makes them master of all the Netherlands, gives them entrance into Germany, and a fair game for universal monarchy; which that we should suffer, who only and easily might have hinder'd, astonish'd all the world. Thus is the poor Prince of Orange (33) ruin'd, and this nation and all the Protestant interest in Europe following, unlesse God in his infinite mercy, as by a miracle, interpose, and our greate ones alter their counsels. The French fleete were now besieging Genoa, but after burning much of that beautifull citty with their bombs, went off with disgrace.

Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (24). Portrait of William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (29) wearing his Garter Collar.

In 1685 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (38) was appointed Constable of the Tower of London.

In 1688 [his mother] Elizabeth Washington 1616-1688 (72) died.

On Jul 1691 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (44) was imprisoned at Tower of London.

On 25 Oct 1691 George Legge 1st Baron Dartmouth 1647-1691 (44) died at Tower of London. He was buried at Holy Trinity, Minories.

On Jul 1700 [his son] William Legge 1st Earl Dartmouth 1672-1750 (27) and Anne Finch Countess Dartmouth -1751 were married.

In 1711 [his son] William Legge 1st Earl Dartmouth 1672-1750 (38) was created 1st Earl Dartmouth. Anne Finch Countess Dartmouth -1751 by marriage Countess Dartmouth.

In 1718 [his former wife] Barbara Archbold Baroness Dartmouth 1650-1718 (68) died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Legge

Maternal Family Tree: Audrey Saunders 1551-1588

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

Father: William Legge -1670

GrandFather: Edward Legge -1616

GrandMother: Mary Walshe

Great GrandFather: Percy Walshe

Mother: Elizabeth Washington 1616-1688

GrandFather: Willam Washington

Great GrandFather: Lawrence Washington 1565-1616

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Washington 1544-1619

Great x 3 GrandFather: Lawrence Washington 1500-1583

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Washington 1470-1528

GrandMother: Anne Villiers

Great GrandFather: George Villiers of Brokesby 1544-1606

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Villiers of Brooksby Leicestershire 1492-1558

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Villiers 1456-1506

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Villiers 1433-1481

Great x 2 GrandMother: Collette Clarke 1491-1539

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Clarke

Great GrandMother: Audrey Saunders 1551-1588

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Saunders of Harrington Northamptonshire -1582