Heneage Legge 1704-1759

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Heneage LEGGE 1704-1759

Biographical Note

Second son of William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth. He was admitted at the Inner Temple in 1723, and became a barrister in 1729 (bencher, 1740); he became High Steward of Lichfield in 1734 and a judge in the court of the Exchequer in 1747.


Legge used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 17971). The extent and disposition of his library is not known; in his brief will, he left all his goods and property to his wife Catherine, who died soon after him.