George Legh

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George Cornwall Legh DL, JP (30 August 1804 – 16 June 1877), was a British Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

The member of an old Cheshire family, Legh was the eldest son of George John Legh, of High Legh, and Mary, daughter of John Blackburne. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.

He was a major in the 2nd Royal Cheshire Militia.[1]

Political career[edit]

Legh was returned to Parliament for Cheshire North in 1841, a seat he held until 1847 and again between 1848 and 1868. The latter year the constituency was abolished and he was instead elected for the newly created Cheshire Mid constituency, which he represented until 1873. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Cheshire and served as High Sheriff of the county in 1838.

Family[edit]

Legh married Louisa Charlotte, daughter of Edward Taylor, in 1828. There were no surviving children from the marriage. Legh died in June 1877, aged 72.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2. p. 772.  Google Books

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Edward Stanley
William Egerton
Member of Parliament for Cheshire North
1841–1847
With: William Egerton
Succeeded by
William Egerton
Hon. Edward Stanley
Preceded by
William Egerton
Hon. Edward Stanley
Member of Parliament for Cheshire North
1848–1868
With: William Egerton 1848–1858
Hon. Wilbraham Egerton 1858–1868
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cheshire Mid
1868–1873
With: Hon. Wilbraham Egerton
Succeeded by
Hon. Wilbraham Egerton
Egerton Leigh