Leggate, Jonathan William (1886-1966)


Jonathan was born on 29 May 1886 at Watton, Norfolk, to parents John William Flood  Leggate, a coal merchant, and Louise Hancock.

Before entering the ministry, Jonathan was a coach builder’s apprentice (1901).

The family emigrated to USA in 1916 where Jonathan was a Methodist minister.

He married Edith Wood (b abt1885) in late 1915 in the Fylde Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Millicent L L (b1916) – a stenographer (1940)
  • Thomas William (1920-2011) – in the US Navy at the time of marriage in 1942

Jonathan died on 8 April 1966 at Vinton, Ranoke County, Virginia. 


  • Hartley
  • 1913 Newton & Hyde
  • 1916 ceased


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Most records have the surname as Leggett.

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