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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 11 May 10 19:03 BST (UK) »
I am researing the name St. Leger from Doneraile (co. Cork) and from the rest of Ireland, too.

Have been reseaching this name for the past 25 years plus so have accummulated a LARGE database of St. Legers.

Would welcome hearing from anyone else who is researching their St. Leger roots.

Hello,

I am a descendant of the St. Leger family, but I really have no idea which branch, though. My maternal grandmother's father (my great-grandfather) was Joseph Thomas St. Leger, and he lived in the area of Baltimore, MD in the USA his entire life. He in fact spent most of his working years working as an accountant with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. At this time, I have no information about his parents, etc.

My late great aunt (older sister of my grandmother) had in fact gone to Ireland before and had met St. Legers there...she brought back a piece of stone that was apparently part of a "castle" in Ireland the St. Legers owned. She was the type to blow things out of proportion, so while I was a boy and I thought it was a fascinating story, I was more skeptical as an adult...until I stumbled upon the St. Leger history of the Viscounts Doneraile. So, while the piece of stone may have been part of a structure at Doneraile (I understand the manor house has been at least partially restored), that doesn't mean I am descended from them. In fact, it appears that the bloodline died out, and that the title Viscount Doneraile is vacant. So I am reasonably certain that I am not of that line at all. But what line am I descended from? ???

It appears that both sides of my mother's family came to Maryland from Ireland BEFORE the great potato famine in Ireland, so they have been in the USA for quite a long time.

Any insight anyone can provide would be most helpful. I look forward to any further discussions on this family!

Cheers,

Bill Kargel

Kargel, Evans, St. Leger, Stahel, Sullivan, Bierbach, Schraeder

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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 12 May 10 00:14 BST (UK) »
Hi St Leger May,

I have some St. Leger headstone photos which might be of interest to you. 

Some from Doneraile and some of Aldworth St Leger buried in Cobh (formerly Queenstown) related to the Newmarket St Legers.

Send me your email address by PM If you are interested

Mary
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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #20 on: Monday 17 May 10 10:46 BST (UK) »
Another area of the world where the name St Leger pop's up. Near by is also a Doneraile Park.

http://www.stleger.co.nz/
Roberts, McIntosh, Steggall, Arnaboldi, Debus, McKenzie,Waugh, Kennedy ,Bassett, Cook, Graham

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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 25 January 11 21:37 GMT (UK) »
I am interested in the St. Leger family of Doneraille and am a distant relative of Ursula St. Leger via her marriage to Bernard Fitz-Patrick, 2nd Lord Castletowne.
Fitz-Patrick, St. Leger, Fitzgerald, Fox, Butler, Taylour, West, Cornwallis-West,  Leveson-Gower, Leveson-Gower Sutherland, Thynne,

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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 25 January 11 21:52 GMT (UK) »
There sure is Annie!
You picked a n'orse ?
By the way,the St Leger family are still waiting for the real Lord Doneraile to stand up!
Goggy. ;) ;D

Viscounts Doneraile, First Creation (1703)

    * Arthur St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile (d. 1727)
    * Arthur St Leger, 2nd Viscount Doneraile (16941734)
    * Arthur Mohun St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile (17181750)
    * Hayes St Leger, 4th Viscount Doneraile (17021767)

[edit] Viscounts Doneraile, Second Creation (1785)

    * St Leger St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile (d. 1787)
    * Hayes St Leger, 2nd Viscount Doneraile (17551819)
    * Hayes St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile (17861854)
    * Hayes St Leger, 4th Viscount Doneraile (18181887)
    * Richard Arthur St Leger, 5th Viscount Doneraile (18251891)
    * Edward St Leger, 6th Viscount Doneraile (18661941)
    * Hugh St Leger, 7th Viscount Doneraile (18691956)
    * Algernon Edward St Leger, 8th Viscount Doneraile (18781957)
    * Richard St John St Leger, 9th Viscount Doneraile (19231983)
    * Richard Allen St Leger, 10th Viscount Doneraile (b. 1946)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Nathaniel Warham Robert St John St Leger (b. 1971)
Fitz-Patrick, St. Leger, Fitzgerald, Fox, Butler, Taylour, West, Cornwallis-West,  Leveson-Gower, Leveson-Gower Sutherland, Thynne,

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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 25 January 11 23:01 GMT (UK) »
to Ms Fitz,

I have sent you some photos of St Leger headstones and Doneraile cemetery

Mary
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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 25 January 11 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Mary
Thank you for your quick response and generous nature.
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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 26 January 11 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Amanda Redman on "Who Do You Think You Are?" investigating her St Leger ancestors in Ireland:-

http://www.youtube.com/user/Acramveh?feature=mhsn#p/c/EF346E6378CAA2E2/0/LsGKeRy7I2E


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Re: St. Leger Family
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 24 February 11 12:36 GMT (UK) »
I have been trying to trace by mother's family back as she told me they were descendants of the St Legers from Doncaster.  She said that her great grandfather was a St Leger but was disowned by the family when he ran off with the sewing maid!  Interestingly I have managed to trace her grandmother who is Catherine Leger and her father is William but I am unable to find anything about him anywhere - neither birth, marriage, death - which is odd and might back up the fact that his family disowned him. 

Does your research include any family from the Yorkshire area please?